A tradition of innovation and excellence 

The chemistry department at Brandeis offers our undergraduate and graduate students a world-class education in an intimate setting where faculty and students work closely.

Prof. Isaac Krauss leads and experiment in the lab with students

Students join Professor Isaac Krauss to work on some of his award-winning HIV vaccine research.

As a chemistry major you'll develop extensive, practical experience through advanced laboratory courses. You'll be strongly encouraged to participate in independent research — our award-winning and nationally recognized faculty's research spans the traditional established areas of chemistry (organic chemistry, physical chemistry) and newly emerging interdisciplinary fields such as chemical biology, biophysical chemistry, and materials chemistry.

Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs are welcomed at the highest-ranking graduate and professional schools, as well as in industry.

Open Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Experimental Physical Chemistry
Assistant Professor Position Opening

The Department of Chemistry in the School of Arts and Sciences at Brandeis University is seeking a creative individual for a tenure-track faculty position in experimental physical chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in academic year 2022/2023. The ideal candidate will be an expert who combines physical-chemistry methods development with timely applications to renewable energy, materials, or biological problems. The successful applicant is expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program and be an enthusiastic teacher at the undergraduate and graduate levels, in courses such as honors-level general chemistry, quantum mechanics, or thermodynamics. The course load is one course per semester. Duties also include undergraduate and graduate student research supervision as well as university and departmental service.

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Chemistry lecturer Kristin Mascall works with a student in the lab


Our faculty members are as brilliant inside the classroom as they are in the lab and have won awards for both teaching and research.

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A graduate student works in the chemistry lab

Graduate Programs

Graduate students in chemistry enjoy the benefits of a top-ranked research university with the mentoring you’d expect from a small institution.

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A female undergraduate student working in the lab

Undergraduate Programs

We offer majors in both chemistry and chemical biology. You won’t wait years to conduct scientific research at Brandeis. Many undergraduates publish papers with faculty in the most prestigious journals.

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A student works in the Brandeis University Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Research Facilities

Five NMR spectrometers, a Bruker-Nonius Kappa Apex II CCD instrument and two protein crystallography systems are among the tools available to chemistry faculty and students.

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