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  • Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, Inc.
  • Pomona, California
  • Jul 21, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

Cal Poly Pomona Foundation Employment Services


SUMMARY : The Research Assistants will work in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department, College of Science, under the supervision of Dr. Alex John, Principal Investigator.

ABOUT US : As the largest employer of students on the Cal Poly Pomona campus, the Foundation offers valuable work experience and hands-on training to approximately 1,500 Cal Poly Pomona students each year. The Foundation offers positions in various fields; whether it is in the area of technology, science, retail, culinary arts, hospitality1500 management, leadership or research grants, these student employees participate in Cal Poly Pomona's learn-by-doing philosophy and acquire practical skills in their designated field of study.

The Foundation also contributes operating support to nearly 1,100 Foundation and scholarship programs every year, including Bronco Athletics and the Norman J. Priest Scholarship. In addition, the Foundation administers grants and contracts, contributes to campus security, and supports several university publications. The Foundation contributes over $1 million annually to Cal Poly Pomona.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU WILL GET TO DO (this is just a small sampling of work variety):

The research assistant will perform experimental investigations to evaluate the potential of molybdenum catalyst in catalyzing the deoxydehydration reaction. Specifically, the research assistant synthesize molybdenum complexes supported over sterically and electronically modulated ligands. The synthesized molybdenum complexes would then be evaluated for their effectiveness in catalyzing the deoxydehydration reaction. The ligands and molybdenum complexes synthesized would be characterized by a variety of techniques like NMR spectroscopy, IR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography etc. The Research assistant would be responsible for literature search, synthesis, and characterization etc. of the compounds involved as well as analysis, documentation, reporting and presentation of the research findings.


Cal Poly Pomona Undergraduate (sophomore or junior) with experience in organic synthesis (CHM 3150 or equivalent). Familiarity interpreting NMR and IR spectra, documenting procedures & characterization data.

This is a 30 hour per week (over summer) and 10-15 hours per week (during fall and spring semesters), non-benefitted, non-exempt position.