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Faculty Search, Department of Chemistry:

Rice University seeks applicants for tenure-track appointments with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017. We welcome applicants with expertise in all areas of organic chemistry, all areas of inorganic and nanoscale chemistry, and experimental physical chemistry. Rice University also seeks applicants for new faculty members at all ranks in the broad area of molecular nanotechnology.

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Molecular Nanotechnology Faculty Search

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Introduction to Scientific Research

Students will conduct scientific research in the laboratories of Rice faculty in the areas of Nanotechnology, Chemistry, Materials, and Engineering. During the five-week course, students will engage in full-time research and will be mentored by experienced researchers under the supervision of Rice faculty. 

This course is for high school students of the classes of 2017 and 2018.

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