Project Manager in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Geochemistry

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab), Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, seeks a qualified project manager to oversee operations of a project that combines Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Geochemistry. The candidate selected is expected to manage research on the elemental distribution and chemical separation of critical elements from industrial waste streams. The initial appointment will be for one year, with renewal for up to two additional years conditional upon performance and availability of funding. A PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering or geochemistry is required. A qualified candidate either has or will complete PMP certification within three months of hiring.


  • Demonstrated expertise in all foundational aspects of project planning and controls, including planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
  • Develop budgets and schedules to conform to project requirements.
  • Manage day-to-day workflow for the teams working on this project in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Geochemistry, in separate workspaces.
  • Track project milestones, deliverables, and risks.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings with partner organizations.
  • Oversee and report performance and progress.
  • Travel to field sites and coordinate/supervise drilling and sampling operations.
  • Mentor and supervise staff, and provide regular direction and feedback on performance.
  • Ensure effective collaboration between teams.
  • Build relationships to foster trust, collaboration, and a positive climate to achieve common goals.
  • Ensure that all procedures are being followed by teams.
  • Act as primary contact on all project issues.
  • Report regularly to the principal investigators.
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety.
  • Communicate safety concerns; use and promote safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names and contact information of three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Review of applications will begin May 4, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

The MagLab is operated for the National Science Foundation by a collaboration of institutions comprising Florida State University, University of Florida, and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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