CUNY Research Associate(Post-Doctoral) - Braunschweig Group in New York, New York


Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

  • Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding

  • Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data

  • Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings

  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues

  • Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


Research Associate




The Braunschweig Group at the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center ( seeks applications from individuals with experience in synthetic organic chemistry, macromolecular science, self-assembly, nanotechnology, and surface science to join the research group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The group explores the interface of organic chemistry, biology and materials science to find new solutions to energy, health, and environmental challenges with a focus on supramolecular interactions, nanomaterials, and molecular printing. Typical projects available for the Research Associate to work on are related to carbohydrate recognition, 4D nanolithography, solar energy harvesting, and polymer chemistry.

The CUNY ASRC builds on the success of the University's rich past with the goal of becoming a leader in visionary scientific research in the future. Focusing on the fields of Structural Biology, Nanotechnology, Photonics, Neuroscience, and Environmental Sciences, the ASRC operates as a nucleus of a University-wide science enterprise, fostering the development of an integrated research network that brings together faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows from CUNY's colleges across the five boroughs. This state-of-the-art, world-class facility houses a staff of elite scientists and leaders who will seek to break down the walls between disparate but increasingly interrelated disciplines of applied science.

The Research Associate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs research activities independently under supervision of PI and assists with complex research activities.

  • Accurately documents findings, progress and observations, and interprets results.

  • Assists in experimental design and method development.

  • Writes research proposals and abstracts.

  • Prepares research results for publication and assists with writing publications.

  • Trains new employees in routine processes, and mentors students.

  • Ensures the safe operation of equipment and the effective completion of assignments by following protocols.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an area of organic synthesis, biochemistry and materials science.

  • Expertise in an experimental area of organic synthesis.

  • Demonstrated expertise at working across and within disciplines.

  • Experience of supervising students at UG and PG level.

  • Publication of results in high quality journals.

  • Evidence of active conference participation.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • A proven team player, able to collaborate and motivate successfully.

  • Ability to plan workload effectively.


Salary commensurate with experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


For full consideration, submit a cover letter and résumé online via CUNY's web-based job system, addressing how your experience and credentials fulfill the responsibilities and qualifications outlined. The direct link to the job opening from external sources is:;=A&JobOpeningId;=15730&SiteId;=1&PostingSeq;=1


October 28, 2016


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Central Office

Job Title: Research Associate(Post-Doctoral) - Braunschweig Group

Job ID: 15730

Regular/Temporary: Regular