The department welcomes candidates with a good academic record in Chemistry. Candidates should have a PhD in Organic Chemistry, an MS or GMAT (or equivalent) with a grade point average of 3.0 or above. Candidates should also have experience as a professor in the area. If they have worked in the past with students who wish to take the graduate coursework after their undergraduate years are complete, that experience will also help them land a teaching job.
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at UCLA hopes to recruit a few hundred faculty members for the next academic year, and a large number of these positions will go unfilled due to the lack of applicants. The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at UCLA is looking for faculty members with a broad mix of expertise, who will bring the necessary energy and enthusiasm to this exciting field. This is an excellent opportunity for talented individuals who wish to work at one of the premiere research universities in the United States.
The program has four major areas of concentration within Inorganic Chemistry, which include spectroscopy, electrochemistry, nuclear magnetic resonance, and structure determination. Each of these areas is very diverse and requires the presence of highly specialized and talented faculty members. Candidates must have knowledge in all areas of Inorganic Chemistry, in order to successfully complete the programs. It takes the candidate at least two years of coursework and a master’s level in chemistry to complete these programs.
The curriculum in the Department of Inorganic Chemistry at UCLA consists of four general science courses, which include Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry; Introduction to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Structure and Properties of Inorganic Molecules, and Electron Transport in Inorganic Molecules; and Electron Transfer in Electron Transport Molecules. A laboratory course, Quantum Electrodynamics and Electron Beam Physics are offered in the spring semester of the program. In addition to the general chemistry curriculum, the department offers a series of seminars on particular topics in Inorganic chemistry.
The Department of Inorganic Chemistry at UCLA offers two graduate programs and a Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry in clinical studies. The Master of Science in Clinical Studies program is designed specifically for individuals who wish to pursue a career as a clinical scientist. It focuses on the clinical aspects of Inorganic chemistry. It includes both laboratory and clinical training.
The graduate clinical studies program consists of five years of clinical training in the field of Inorganic chemistry with a focus on research methodology, clinical research methods and clinical research ethics. During the first two years, students complete a one-year internship at the UCLA Medical Center. The Clinical studies consist of clinical rotations, lab training, a clinical project and supervised clinical work, and clinical rotations.
Students who complete the Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry program will be trained to diagnose and treat cancer cells, develop drugs for the treatment of cancer, and perform biochemical analysis of various compounds. The curriculum also includes advanced laboratory techniques for the analysis of inorganic compounds.