Upcoming Graduate Events

Upcoming Events

Special SWIGS Seminar: Periodic Footprints in History, Literature and Cinema – 12/7

Hosted by SWIGS and Prof. Seth Cohen

Thursday, December 7th, 1:30PM, PACH 4500

Meet the Speaker at 2:30PM

Professor Lars Ohrstrom of Chalmers University in Sweden will deliver a talk based on his recent book, "The Last Alchemist in Paris." It will focus on how different elements have impacted history and the lives of people who interact with them-- including the story of how Napoleon lost his trousers in Moscow. Attend the meet-the-speaker event after the seminar to learn more about Professor Ohrstrom's twin careers of popular science writing/communication and academic research. Ask about how he balances these two aspects and hear advice for how to advance in either or both of these fields.

Data Science Distinguished Lecture: Michael I. Jordan – 12/7

Please see attached.

Data Science Distinguished Lecture, Hosted by Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego

“On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science”

Michael I. Jordan, University of California, Berkeley

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Atkinson Hall, UC San Diego | 4:30 p.m. Program / 5:30 p.m. Reception

To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbS1kOZPdufHk2tcxuTi4Zz9wNhMiHWykSQDxsXIBRUK_LJg/viewform

English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) program at UC San Diego Extension for non-native English speaking students (WI18)

The evening courses in the English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD program are a valuable resource to help increase academic success. Courses are tailored to assist those high-intermediate to advanced level students seeking to improve their English language skills in four core areas:

  • Academic, Business, and Technical Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Please find the new Winter 2018 English for Academic and Professional Development (EAPD) flyer attached which lists classes, days, times, and costs. Classes begin on Monday, January 8, 2018.

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

Please remember that UC San Diego full-time matriculated students are eligible for:

  • 10% discount of up to $50 per quarter (proper ID must be presented in person at time of enrollment)

UC Chemical Symposium (March 26-28) – Abstracts due 12/15

The 3rd-annual UC-wide Chemistry Symposium (March 26-28, 2018) for grad students and postdocs is open for abstract submissions!  Abstracts are due December 15, 2017. 

For $259 (which includes lodging and dining), your students and postdocs can meet other graduate students in the chemical sciences from across the UC-system, share their results, and participate in career development activities.  The conference is during UC’s spring break, so there is no conflict with teaching, TA responsibilities, or the spring ACS.  I truly hope you will encourage your group members to participate in this student-organized and run GRS-style conference.

New Orleans ACS Meeting - LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Research Symposium

The ACS Division of Professional Relations is hosting its second LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the ACS National Meeting. Contributed talks from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are sought for the LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.  The symposium will consist of scientific talks by graduate students and postdocs and will conclude with a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBTQ+ students and postdocs. 

Partial reimbursement of registration/travel expenses will be provided to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar speakers.

The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) and is so far cosponsored by ANYL, DIC, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, ENVR, YCC, CWD, COLL, and CMA.

To submit an abstract:

  1. Log in at: https://acsnm255.abstractcentral.com/login
  2. Click on the submission tab and then click on "create new submission". Select Program Area: [PROF] Division of Professional Relations
  3. Select Symposium: LGBTQ+ Graduate & Postdoctoral Student Research Symposium and Presentation Type: Oral Only
  4. Fill in the Title/Body and Authors fields
  5. In the Comments to Authors indicate whether you would be interested in participating in a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBT students and postdocs
  6. Complete the Disclosures; Review & Submit

If you have any questions about the submission process or about the symposium, please email graduate student Mike Morris (morrisma@uci.edu), who is Chair Elect of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies (GTCA) Subdivision of the ACS Division of Professional Relations.

IA/TA Training Opportunities from the Center for Engaged Teaching

The Center for Engaged Teaching is here to help support departments and your graduate instructors, both new and experienced, and applications are now open for two courses that we will offer this coming winter quarter. We would be delighted to have your students join us for these fantastic opportunities to develop as instructors! 

The CET is excited to offer numerous experiences to help graduate students become more effective instructors:

Survival Skills for IAs/TAs

Gain fundamental skills to be an effective Instructional/Teaching Assistant.

The Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) offers Survival Skills for IAs/TAs as a free quarter-long course (1 hour/week for 8 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students preparing for or currently serving in an IA/TA appointment. You will discuss and implement practical strategies to survive and thrive as an IA/TA. For more information, see the course learning outcomes.

Apply here for Survival Skills (Winter cohort)!

Introduction to College Teaching

Looking to be Future Faculty? Ready to consider the art and science of teaching?

The Center for Engaged Teaching (CET) offers Introduction to College Teaching as a free quarter-long course (2 hours/week for 9 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to be future faculty. Develop expertise in evidence-based effective teaching practices and create a lesson plan to use in your discipline. More information can be found on the course syllabus.

Apply here for Introduction to College Teaching (Winter cohort)!

Check out the CET website for more opportunities! (Interested in a program not currently open?)

Men's Relationship Forum (CAPS)

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus. 

This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building, and more.

Dates: Weeks 2-10 (Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters)
Time: Mondays, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Women's Center Small Group Room

For more information, please contact: Greg Koch, Psy.D.:  (858) 534-3585 (gkoch@ucsd.edu)  

Nature Masterclasses Online Course in Scientific Writing and Publishing

You may have access to an online course in scientific writing and publishing from Nature Masterclasses. UC San Diego’s institutional subscription is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs and the EPIC Postdoc Program.

To start using the course, simply register on the Nature Masterclasses website: https://masterclasses.nature.com/users/sign_up

About Nature Masterclasses

  • It is an online course covering the entire scientific publishing process – from planning a paper to getting it published
  • Taught by editor from the Nature journals

For more information about the course and registering, visit: http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/training/support-training.html#Writing-and-Publishing

English for Academic and Professional Development (EADP) Program at UCSD Extension

The EAPD (English for Academic and Professional Development) program is for non-native speakers who would like to refine their English language skills. As we both know, UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension have a diverse population of international students who, at times, may feel the need to improve certain aspects of their English language skills. These classes are for those who would like to gain confidence and success in their personal, professional, and academic English. We offer evening classes in the following subject areas:

  • Academic and Business Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

Contact Chad Baldwin (EAPD Program Manager/Academic Advisor) for more information:

Phone: 858-534-7418
Email: http://extension.ucsd.edu/eapd

grAdvantage Program, Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog, Versatile PhD 

The Career Services Center and the Graduate Division offer many resources for students at UCSD: 

grAdvantage program (with information on the Communication workshops, Career Nights, Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork, Questioning Career Transition Group, and other campus resources and events): http://gradvantage.ucsd.edu/

Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog (with job ads, information on events, and career advice specifically for grad students): http://career.ucsd.edu/phd-and-masters-students/grad-blog.html

Versatile PhD - great resource for PhD students considering careers outside academia. The Career Services Center has institutional membership to the site so students are provided full access to the content, including bios and sample job materials of PhDs who have mad alt-/post-academic transitions, as well as archived online career panels.

McKinsey & Company – Web-Based Info Sessions for Grad Students Interested in the Consulting Field

Web Events: This November McKinsey & Company is hosting several web-based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our global full-time and summer opportunities. Please visit the Online Events section of our website for details on these presentations and to RSVP.

Check out additional content in our Advanced Degree Recruiting Dropbox anytime to read up on our many opportunities for APDs, including current global full time hiring needs, summer internships, our 3-day summer Insight programs, and the MD Fellowship. You can quickly download the app for your phone or access on your computer: APD Opportunities Dropbox

We are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please view our women's brochure. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Additionally, we invite you to join us for a few of our upcoming diversity specific web based presentations scheduled in November.

Fellowship / Grant Opportunity Events

Fellowship Search Tools

As a reminder, search for Departmental, Campus, and External Fellowships by using the tools listed on the Chem website here: http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/doctoral-program/phd-financial-support.html.  Be sure to check out the new UCSD Fellowship Database, a comprehensive list of external fellowships with descriptions and deadlines. Email Asmaa Khatib (akhatib@ucsd.edu) with questions or suggestions.

Ford Foundation Fellowship Program – Deadline 12/14

Please see attached.


  • Applicants must be planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science. Applicants require a minimum of three years of study to complete their Ph.D. degree, and are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.
  • US Citizen/Permanent Resident, U.S. nationals, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Award Amount and Duration: Predoctoral: $24,000/yr. for three years; Dissertation: $25,000 for one year

More information: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/index.htm

National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship – Deadline 12/31

The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship is highly competitive. Since its inception in 1989, NDSEG has awarded nearly 3,500 fellowships from over 58,000 applications to U.S. citizens and nationals who pursue a doctoral degree in one of fifteen supported disciplines at a U.S. institution of their choosing. NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to four years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees. Fellows also receive a monthly stipend, and up to $1,500 a year in medical insurance. The NDSEG Fellowship is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) under the direction of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) for Research and Engineering.


  • Must be US Citizens/US Nationals
  • Open to students in their early graduate career (those who have completed no more than two years of full-time years graduate study)

Award Amount and Duration: Full tuition and fees for up to four years

More information: http://www.ndsegfellowships.org/application

Office of Fossil Energy - Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship – Deadline 1/3

The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program provides college students with an opportunity to gain and develop research skills with the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy for 10 weeks over the summer. For 20 years, this program has increased awareness of DOE research opportunities to students pursuing STEM degrees (short for science, technology, engineering and math). The goal of the program is to improve opportunities for women and minority students in these fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy. The 10-week summer program may place students at one of several possible FE sites including:

  • Department of Energy Headquarters, Washington, D.C. and Germantown, MD
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA; Morgantown, WV; Albany, OR
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve, New Orleans, LA; and other SPR sites in LA and TX
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
  • Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Livermore, CA
  • Los Alamos National Lab, Los Alamos, NM


  • Be at least 18 years of age at time of application
  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be currently enrolled full-time as a degree-seeking student in a STEM program at an accredited college or university at the Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral level (Students pursuing an Associate’s degree are eligible to apply if transferring to pursue a Bachelor’s degree for fall 2018). Must be at least a college sophomore at the time of application.
  • Be available to participate in the full 10-week program

Application deadline: January 3, 2018, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Program Information: Detailed information about the internship can be found at


For questions please email us at MLEF@hq.doe.gov.

Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program – Deadline 1/10/18

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is pleased to announce the 2018 Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program competition. We know that the biggest challenges in science call for diverse perspectives and original thinking. Through the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program, HHMI will recruit and retain individuals from groups underrepresented in the life sciences. The program will support early career scientists with the potential to become leaders in academic research. Through their successful careers, HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows will inspire future generations of scientists from America’s diverse talent pool. The Institute will select and support up to 15 Fellows in this competition. The competition is open to all eligible applicants, and no nomination is required.

Please see the attached program announcement for details. Applicants can establish eligibility and submit an application via the HHMI online competition site.  Applications are due January 10, 2018, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). 

HHMI announced the selection of 15 exceptional scientists as the inaugural class of HHMI Hanna Gray Fellows. For more information, see our HHMI.org program page or press release.

Program Overview

Fellows will receive funding ($80,000 annually) for up to four years of their postdoctoral training and may continue to receive funding ($270,000 annually) for up to four years during their early career years as independent faculty. The program includes opportunities for career development, including mentoring and active involvement in the HHMI scientific community.


  • The program is open to individuals from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences at the career stages targeted by this program, including those individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.
  • The program is open to basic science researchers and physician-scientists in the biomedical and life science disciplines.
  • The program is open to applicants of any citizenship or nationality who:
    • have a PhD and/or MD or equivalent conferred by an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) by the start of the grant term.
    • have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) at the time of the application due date.
  • The postdoctoral training mentor must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent) at an institution in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico).
  • Applicants can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the application due date.

Selection of Fellows

The review process will assess the applicant’s potential for a career as an independent academic researcher and the quality of the training environment with the selected mentor. The selection of finalists will be made by the end of September 2018. Awards may begin as early as September 18, 2018, but no later than January 15, 2019.

Additional Information

A full Program Announcement is available at www.hhmi.org/hanna-h-gray-fellows (also attached).  For questions, contact program staff at fellows@hhmi.org

Stanford University CISAC 2018-19 International Security Fellowships – Deadline 1/15

Please see attached.

The Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University is seeking applicants for its 2018-19 Fellowships. We are reaching out to you to ask you to help us identify strong candidates. We attach a flyer that can be shared with anyone who might be a prospective applicant.

CISAC is an interdisciplinary community of scholars dedicated to producing policy-relevant research on international security topics.  The center is devoted to research, teaching and training the next generation of security specialists, to influencing policymaking in international security, and to developing a more informed public discussion.  The CISAC Fellowship Program is an integral part of this mission.

Every year, CISAC offers approximately fifteen 9 to 11 month fellowships to predoctoral students, postdoctoral scholars, and junior faculty members who are researching topics related to international security, nuclear security, and cybersecurity that contain elements of policy-relevance.

Application deadline is January 15, 2018. Interested candidates can apply here.

Any questions, contact us at cisacfellowship@stanford.edu.

Chateaubriand Fellowship – Deadline 1/16

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now openhttp://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

Make our Planet Great Again Initiative

In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships this year for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.

Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application:

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.

This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Chateaubriand fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to Fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.


  • Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
  • Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
  • Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.

For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.


  • A monthly stipend
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
  • A round-trip ticket to France


  • Academic relevance of the research project
  • Student's command of the subject
  • Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
  • Background of the research collaboration
  • Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange


WEBSITE & APPLICATION http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

AIDS T32 Postdoc Recruitment

Here is some information about the fellowship:

The sustained global impact of the HIV pandemic and the challenges to the management and prevention of HIV disease requires the training and development of talented new researchers. Since 1990 we have had an AIDS post-doctoral training program at UCSD designed to produce young investigators capable of conducting independent and productive research in important areas of HIV biology and pathogenesis, including basic, translational, and clinical research.

The research interests and activities of our faculty support the evolving focus and priorities of HIV-related research in general and specifically within our program. Through our program of closely mentored trainee-driven research, interactive research-review, and career-development activities, we aim to produce young investigators capable of launching HIV-related research careers in academia, industry, or public health.

Areas of research include:

  1. Reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS. This includes improving our basic understanding of HIV transmission, vaccine design, the evaluation of preventative measures, and the development of strategies to maximize the implementation of prevention-strategies.
  1. Improving HIV therapies. This includes identifying and evaluating treatment regimens of improved safety and easier use, such as long-acting antiretrovirals, and the development of strategies that maximize early diagnosis, initiation of treatment, and adherence to therapy.
  2. Cure research. This includes improving our basic understanding of the barriers to cure, including the mechanisms of viral persistence and latency; measuring the viral reservoir; and developing eradication strategies.
  3. HIV-related comorbidities. These include the cardiovascular, malignant, metabolic, and neurologic conditions that complicate the lives of treated patients. Questions of pathogenesis here include the roles of chronic inflammation and changes in the microbiome of the host.
  4. Health disparities among racial, ethnic, and social groups. Why do these exist and how might they be mitigated?
  5. Basic science. This is the critical cross-cutting discipline that informs studies of transmission, prevention, vaccine-design, the pathogenesis of comorbidities, and cure research.

How to apply:

To be considered for the AIDS Training Grant Fellowship you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you must have a doctoral degree. To apply, please send the following information to Hailey Marshall (grant coordinator) at hlmarshall@ucsd.edu

  1. Personal Statement- explain why you are a good candidate for the fellowship. Please state the specific types of research that interest you, relevant experience that you have, and what your goals will be during and after the fellowship.
  2. Your CV- must be current and up to date.
  3. References-please provide contact information for three references who are well acquainted with your work.

UCOP Funding Opportunities 

The LFRP sponsors innovative research, fosters new collaborations between UC faculty and national laboratory scientists, and provides unique training for UC students and postdoctoral fellows. This competition cycle, the LFRP is offering two targeted funding opportunities:

1.The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training award (UC-NL CRT) requires a minimum of 4 campuses and either LANL or LLNL to collaborate on research in one of three targeted areas. Awards for up to 3 years are available and the lead/submitting PI must be a UC PI. The target areas are:

a. Climate science

b. Cybersecurity

c. National security through social sciences 

2. An In-Residence UC-NL Graduate Fellowship for UC students advanced to candidacy to conduct dissertation research and obtain training at LANL or LLNL. Fellowship term is a minimum of 2 years with an optional 3rd year extension, and Fellows must spend at least 6 months of each year in-residence at the national lab. Research topics must be approved by the UC graduate advisor, and can be in any area for which the placement at the national laboratory with joint UC-national lab research oversight is appropriate.

Please see below for more details:

UC Compliance and Conflict of Interest Training for Researchers

On January 27, 2017, the University of California will launch an online Compliance and Conflict of Interest Briefing for all researchers who were paid with any extramural grant or contract funds (regardless of the source) in one or more months of FY 15 - 16.  The Compliance Briefing satisfies two mandatory training requirements, the UC training requirement that all researchers be trained periodically to recognize and deal with ethical issues and conflict of interest situations that may arise during their work, as well as the Conflict of Interest training requirement by the National Institutes of Health. 

The Compliance Briefing takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, can be taken on any computer with internet access and does not need to be completed in one sitting.  As a UC San Diego researcher, you will receive an email from the UC Learning Center with a link that will direct you to the Compliance Briefing. 

The University of California requires that you complete the Compliance Briefing within 90 days of the date on which you receive your email notification of the assignment. This requirement is not interchangeable with any other conflict of interest or ethics training you may have already taken.

Additional information regarding the Compliance and Conflict of Interest Briefing can be found at https://blink.ucsd.edu/research/policies-compliance-ethics/coir-faq.html.

Thank you for your cooperation in meeting this requirement.  If you have any questions about the Compliance Briefing, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at info-coi@ucsd.edu.

GSA Travel Grants

Presenting at a conference and need funding? Check out the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Travel Grants! Find more information here: http://gsa.ucsd.edu/travel-grants

Funding Opportunity Announcement (National Cancer Institute)

F99 Flyer

Stony Brook University Fellowship Opportunity

The Stony Brook University AGEP-T FRAME Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes competitive applicants for a 2-year appointment at Stony Brook University or Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Postdoctoral fellows in the FRAME program will receive targeted support and intensive training to become highly productive and independent researchers, who can compete for faculty positions at selective research institutions such as BNL or Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) member institutions. 

AGEP-T FRAME Fellows will also receive the following:

  • Professional and career development training
  • Mentoring and career guidance
  • Job search and career placement assistance

Please encourage members of your graduate and postdoctoral community to learn more about AGEP-T and apply by visiting our website. For questions or help with the application process, kindly email agep_frame@stonybrook.edu

Job Openings

General Job Openings

Please see attached for general job openings. 
If interested, contact Simone Brandalise at sbrandal@aerotek.com

Graduate-Level Internships, Job Postings, Corporate Q&A's, and Prof. Development Opportunities – Career Center Newsletter

Please see attached.
GradCareers-STEM-L Digest, Vol 1, Issue 8
This email contains information on the following opportunities:

  • An opportunity to get professional-quality headshots
  • A presentation by Dr. Suzanne Petroni, founder of Gender Equality Solutions, LLC consultancy, on “The Missing Link in International Development”
  • A Medical Writing position with Arbor Scientia Group
  • The November Issue of Research Development & Grant Writing Newsletter
  • Tenure-track faculty opening in Electrical Engineering at University of Southern Florida
  • Q&A Session with corporate recruiters from IBM, Northrop Grumman, ViaSat, and Mitchell.
  • Several opportunities to learn more about McKinsey & Company, including graduate level internship opportunities (deadline to apply is Dec. 3), online information sessions, and more.

UCLA - Paul D. Boyer / Donald J. Cram / Willard F. Libby Teacher-Scholars Program – Deadline 1/5

The UCLA Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry (www.chemistry.ucla.edu) is pleased to announce openings for the 2018 Boyer/Cram/Libby Teacher-Scholar program. Three Teacher-Scholar positions are open. They honor UCLA Nobel Laureates Paul D. Boyer, Donald J. Cram, and Willard F. Libby and recognize their many contributions to the advancement of chemistry and biochemistry. The Teacher Scholars are expected to serve for three-years, with the initial appointment (Assistant Adjunct) being for one year and subject to renewal for the second and third years. Responsibilities include lecturing, conducting regularly scheduled office hours, writing and grading exams and problem sets, supervising teaching assistants. Notably, Teacher Scholars will also conduct cutting edge research with a sponsoring faculty mentor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Qualified candidates will be recent (within 3 yrs) Ph.D. recipients and have demonstrated excellence in their previous research and teaching positions. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates with expertise aligned with our biochemistry faculty are especially encouraged to apply.

Candidates should provide a cover letter, which includes the names of ~3 UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty members whose research is of most interest to them; a curriculum vitae; a summary of research accomplishments; and a statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, candidates should arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be uploaded to UCLA Academic Recruit. To assure consideration, all application materials and letters should be received by January 5, 2018.

The University of California, Los Angeles and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

More information: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03361

To apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/position/3274/applicants/new?utf8=%E2%9C%93

University of Oregon – Assistant Professor Tenure Line – Deadline 1/15/18

Please see attached.

The UO is funding a Presidential Initiative in Data Science (https://provost.uoregon.edu/data-science); this position, for which the job description is attached, is one of the tenure lines in that initiative.  The successful candidate will be an expert in applying machine learning techniques to data from one of four candidate domains: physics and astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, and psychology. The position will be a joint appointment between the Computer and Information Science Department and the appropriate domain department, with the tenure home being Computer and Information Science.

Southwestern College - Instructors needed for SP18

The chemistry department at Southwestern College is looking to hire a few instructors for the following courses:

  • Introductory Chemistry (100) (lecture and lab TTh 5:00-9:55 p)
  • Organic and Biochemistry for Allied Health majors (110) (lecture and lab TTh 5:10-9:55 p)
  • Preparatory Chemistry (170) (lecture only TTh 8:35-10 a)
  • General Chemistry I (lab only TTh 6:45-9:55 p)

The minimum qualifications are essentially a master’s degree in any field within or closely related to chemistry. If anyone in your program is interested in teaching any of these courses, please email Tinh-Alfredo V. Khuong (Interim Chair of Physical Sciences) at tkhuong@swccd.edu.

Cal State LA - Two assistant professor positions (organic, physical/computational)

The Cal State LA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is now accepting applications for two assistant professor positions (organic, physical/computational).

California State University, Los Angeles is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  Founded in 1947, the University is in the city of Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and has more than 23,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic diversity of the area.  The University is a federally recognized Hispanic-serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-serving, and Minority-serving institution.  In its most recent listing (2017) the National Science Foundation ranks Cal State LA as the top baccalaureate institution of origin of Hispanic science PhD recipients among all predominantly undergraduate and masters colleges and universities in the US.  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Cal State LA is the top contributor to this distinction.  The university is ranked number one in the nation for economic upward mobility of its students.

Full position announcements:  http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/position/college-natural-and-social-sciences-position-announcements

Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

MiraCosta Community College -  Instructors Needed SP18

The MiraCosta Community College chemistry and physical sciences departments are actively looking for instructors to teach the classes listed below for the Spring 2018 semester (January through May) with campuses located in Oceanside and Cardiff. 

  1. CHEM 100 – Introductory Chemistry – on the Oceanside Campus

This introductory course for non-chemistry majors teaches students the language, materials, mathematics, and principles of chemistry. It covers properties of matter, atomic theory, use of the periodic table of the elements, naming of compounds, formulas and equations, metric measurement, physical states of matter, chemistry of solutions, acids and bases, and organic and nuclear chemistry.

  • Lecture: Tuesday & Thursday, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
  • Lab:  Tuesday, 8:55 - 11:45 am
  1. CHEM 104 – Chemistry of Living Things (Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry) - on the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff

This course surveys concepts and skills of the chemistry of living organisms with an emphasis on the human body. Topics include the structure of the atom, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, the structure and reactions of organic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, nucleic acids, and metabolism, with applications in the physiology, nutrition, and pharmacology of the human body.

  • Lecture: Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 - 6:45 PM
  • Lab: Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 - 10:00 PM
  1. CHEM 108 - Preparatory Chemistry - on the Oceanside Campus

This introductory chemistry course focuses on developing problem-solving skills needed for success in CHEM 110. It emphasizes the application of the scientific method, modern ideas concerning atomic structure and chemical bonding, the periodic table and its relationship to chemical properties, principles of stoichiometry including chemical ratio calculations, chemical nomenclature, properties of the states of matter, and chemical reaction principles. The laboratory component of this course provides direct participation in experiments, demonstrations, learning activities and discussions related to fundamental concepts in chemistry.

  • Lecture: Monday and Wednesday, 7:20 - 8:35 AM
  • Lab:  Monday, 8:45 - 11:45 AM


  • Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday, 12 noon - 1:15 PM
  • Lab:  Thursday, 8:50 - 11:40 AM
  1. CHEM 110 - General Chemistry

This first semester of a one-year general chemistry sequence focuses on the fundamental principles of chemistry. Students learn the application of these principles with special significance placed on chemical computation. Topics include atomic structure, bonding, the periodic table, nomenclature, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and bonding. The course emphasizes critical thinking, writing, problem solving, and analysis skills, and it meets requirements of chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, pre-dental, pre-medical, and pre-engineering majors

  • on the Oceanside Campus
    • Lecture: Monday and Wednesday, 1:30 - 2:45 PM
    • Lab: Monday and Wednesday, 3:15 - 6:15 PM
  • on the San Elijo Campus in Cardiff
    • Lecture: Monday and Wednesday, 7:20 - 8:35 AM
    • Lab: Monday and Wednesday, 8:45 - 11:45 AM
  1. PHSN 101 - Fundamentals of Physical Science

This physical science survey course includes astronomy, geology, physics, and chemistry. It emphasizes an understanding of the fundamental principles, procedures, and methods in science.

  • Online Class

Link to the full job posting and to apply online: https://jobs.miracosta.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51396

Applicants will have to attach a cover letter, resume, and transcripts showing that their degree(s) was conferred.

The minimum qualifications are as follows: (1) master's degree in chemistry; or (2) bachelor's in chemistry or biochemistry, AND master's in biochemistry, chemical engineering, chemical physics, physics, molecular biology, or geochemistry.

The hourly rate ranges from $70.50 to $83.56, based on education.

University of Washington - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dept. of Chemistry – Deadline 12/15

Please see attached.

Newly opened postdoctoral fellowship opportunity in the Vaughn Lab at the University of Washington Department of Chemistry.

Employment and Career Resources for International Students

International students can find information about jobs, internships, and employment while at UC San Diego, and learn about career options after graduation at this new hub: http://iemployment.ucsd.edu.

Tutor and Mentor Opportunities

We’re looking to hire some of your CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the San Diego community. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by top performing college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. I believe this will be a great opportunity for CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY majors to encourage local youths and enhance their resume while making money.

Learn more at: https://frogtutoring.com/tutors/San_Diego_CA_Tutors/

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Benefits: Great pay - minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.

Intel Corporation Job Openings

Intel Corporation has several openings in the Logic Technology Development group for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods.

Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental expertise, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record.

Hands-on experience using and maintaining complex scientific equipment is preferred, but not required.

Ideal backgrounds include experience with one or more of the following process methods:  atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical-mechanical polish (CMP), Electroplate, or Electroless plating.

Familiarity with other complex deposition and surface science technologies is a plus.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR.

Interested candidates should email resumes to david.j.towner@intel.com

Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Stockton University 

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Assistant Teaching Professor - UC Santa Cruz, Dept of Chem & Biochem

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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry - California State University San Bernardino

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Assistant Professors of Organic Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry - New College of Florida

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Assistant Professor of Analytical Chemistry – University of Nevada

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Assistant Professor of Biochemistry – University of Delaware

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Assistant Professor of Structural Biology and Biochemistry – UC Davis

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Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Hamilton College


The Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2018. Core teaching responsibilities will be in Biochemistry, at both the lower and upper levels.  Other teaching responsibilities may include Introductory Chemistry, and/or our junior-level integrated laboratory course.

The successful candidate will be expected to guide student research during the summer and advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Strong candidates will have the potential to develop a research program of interest to concentrators in both Chemistry and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Further information about the department can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry

Please submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to https://apply.interfolio.com/43372. Your cover letter and/or teaching statement should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Suggestions for topics to address in your teaching and research statements can be found at http://academics.hamilton.edu/chemistry/jobs. Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair at irosenst@hamilton.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 2.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at https://www.hercjobs.org/upstate_ny/index.html, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/dof/faculty-development/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Aspyrian Therapeutics Job Openings


Aspyrian Therapeutics is looking for a RA/SRA who will be a key member of the Analytical Characterization team and is responsible for supporting Aspyrian's internal laboratory-based analytical characterization capabilities. The candidate should have a B.S. or equivalent in life sciences with at least 2-5 years related industry experience including: HPLC (SEC, IEX, RP), mass spectrometry (intact mass and peptide mapping), and capillary electrophoresis. 

For more information about this job opportunity please see the full job description attached here.

Please submit your resume and statement of interest for this position to Aspyrian Human Resources at jobs@aspyriantherapeutics.com; reference job code: 0002-AM


Aspyrian Therapeutics is looking for a Research Associate who will be responsible for supporting Aspyrian’s preclinical oncology research program in multiple ways. In this role, the Research Associate will broadly contribute to the multidisciplinary research team by executing a variety of assays involving in vitro cell biology, immunoassays, and ex vivo tissue processing and staining. Furthermore, the Research Associate will maintain and upscale cell lines for allografts and xenografts as needed. The ideal candidate will have a B. S. or M. S. plus minimum 2+ years of experience in an academic or industry laboratory setting.

For more information about this job opportunity please see the full job description attached here.

Please submit your resume and statement of interest for this position to Aspyrian Human Resources at jobs@aspyriantherapeutics.com; reference job code: 0001-JF

Molecular Assemblies Job Opening

See attached for details. 

Aerotek Job Openings

See attached for details.

Local Private Tutoring Position at Pivot Tutors, LLC

Looking for an experienced and professional Math or Science Tutor who can teach any of the following subjects:

Math (All levels), Biology (AP/Honors), Physics (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism), Chemistry (AP/Honors), and Environmental Science (AP). 

Our tutors meet at our office location in Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121.

Set your own hours and availability.
Starring at rate: $25/hr

- Minimum of Bachelors Degree in the subject area that you will be teaching.
- One year of recent experience teaching or tutoring.
- Enthusiastic personality, and excellent communicator
- Professional demeanor and appearance
- Daily internet access and cell phone
- Reliable transportation and valid insurance
- Afternoon and weekend availability

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, transcripts, and resume to: shayda@pivottutors.com

Open Positions at Merck & Co.

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Department.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.  Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  Success across this spectrum of activities will necessitate the application of the latest advances in chemistry and the development of innovative approaches to address new chemistry challenges. To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment.

Merck is looking for candidates who would complete a PhD in chemistry in 2018 or will be finishing a Postdoc within a year.

Open Positions:

Discovery Chemistry:

Sr. Scientist Discovery Chemistry-CHE005438

(SSF) Senior Scientist, Chemistry-RES001917

Process Chemistry:

Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry-CHE005444

Analytical Chemistry:

Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry-CHE005344

Candidates may find additional job descriptions here: www.merck.com/careers

CVs can be forwarded to:

Helen Mitchell, PhD

Director, TECh

Merck & Co., Inc.


Molecular Biology Research Associate at Molecular Assemblies 

The successful candidate will join the protein engineering team in design, expression, isolation and screening to identify lead molecules exhibiting desirable activities. The candidate will also assist in general biology laboratory maintenance. 

Educational Level, Educational Disciplines:
Requires a BS or MS with 1-2 years experience, preferably in industry, in protein engineering, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology or a related field of study.

Please direct inquiries to Julie@molecularassemblies.com 

Toner Design/Xerographer at Xerox Corporation 

Xerox has rewarding career tracks that will tap your full potential with stimulating work. With your talent and our training, we will chart the digital future. Our products and technology represent the leading edge of the industry. They integrate technology, the web, business process, and the way people work in order to deliver to our customers the best document solutions. Excellent opportunity to achieve professional career growth working with a dynamic interdisciplinary team. We are looking for a highly motivated, skilled, and adaptable scientist to join our Toner Technology / Design Competency. 

Position Objective: 

Support the Chemical Toner Technology Development with focus on understanding the interactions between toner materials and xerographic subsystems. Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new toner designs at the lab scale for new xerographic systems.
  • Evaluate and select raw materials (i.e. surface additives, polymers, etc…) based on the toner performance requirements for a particular xerographic system to enable system integration
  • Through the use of Physics and Chemistry fundamentals, describe interactions between materials and hardware and use that knowledge to improve the robustness of the system via selection of alternate raw materials and/or process optimization.
  • Lead the development of toner design. Document and share the knowledge
Qualifications Desired:
  • PhD degree in Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field
  • Strong background in surface science.
  • Hands on experience working in the synthesis of materials in lab scale.
  • Design of Experiment, statistical analysis, and model development skills desired.
  • Knowledge of fundamental properties of particles. Understanding of the physics of bulk powder behavior is a plus.
  • Understanding of characterization techniques of powders and dispersions.
  • Experience developing ideas and reducing those ideas into practice.
  • Self-motivated team player with strong verbal/written communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability and drive to develop into a well-rounded leader in the future.
  • Eligible to work in United States.
  • Some travel may be required

If interested, contact:

Chieh-Min Cheng, PhD

Xerox Fellow/Area Manager

Tel: 585-422-6094


ALEKS Corporation Job Opening: Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist (MS Students)

ALEKS Corporation is looking for a Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist, starting immediately. Reporting to the ALEKS Chemistry Product Manager, this person will help ensure the highest quality of ALEKS Chemistry products by ensuring they meet design specifications and general principles of general and organic chemistry.

This is a contract position, initially for one year, renewable on mutual agreement. Note that the successful contractor would be well positioned for any full-time employment that opens during this time.

Minimum qualifications for this job are a bachelor's degree in chemistry (or related field) with good grades in general and organic chemistry, plus excellent written English skills. Education in other subfields of chemistry (e.g. biochemistry or analytical chemistry), work experience testifying to organizational and communication skills, or an advanced degree, are all a plus.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial grade transcript, and the names of 2 references to:

Dr. Erin Chwialkowski echwialkowski@aleks.com

Central Washington University – Chem Staff Opening (Masters Students)

Central Washington University has a full-time classified staff opening for an Engineering Technician 3 position to provide instrumentation support and maintenance to the Chemistry and Biology departments.  Ideally this individual would have a masters’ degree in Analytical Chemistry or similar background with experience with mass spectroscopy or NMR troubleshooting and maintenance.  Knowledge of electronics, circuit diagrams and electronic test equipment is required.

Full job description and application can be found online at careers.cwu.edu (job ID 1374)  Screening begins 5/17/2017 and continues until filled. 

Information Scientist/Liaison Librarian for Chemistry and Biology at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is inviting applications for a library faculty position from graduate and post-doctoral researchers with an interest in the information aspects of Chemistry, Biology, and scientific research. 

Today’s academic libraries support numerous areas of research and scholarship including data management, digital publishing, open science and reproducibility, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and research impact metrics.  We view this position as an exciting career path for new graduates and post-docs with a deep subject knowledge, appreciation of the research lifecycle and an interest in pursuing a career outside of the laboratory environment.

Chemistry Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist - A Faculty Position in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries


Two Positions at Sirenas - Discovery Intern and Chemistry Postdoc

See attached PDF for more information.

Postdoctoral or Research Assistant Position in Chemical Neurobiology (Organic Synthesis)

The newly established Banghart laboratory at UC San Diego (Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology section) seeks Postdoctoral and/or Research Assistant candidates with experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Broadly, our laboratory studies a specialized class of neurotransmitters known as neuromodulators, which activate G protein-coupled receptors to dynamically regulate neural circuits in the brain. Compromised neuromodulation underlies many neurological disorders ranging from pain and drug addiction to Parkinson’s disease. We are developing pharmacological, photochemical and chemicalgenetic tools for manipulating neurochemical signaling with high spatiotemporal resolution and cell-type specificity. Our interdisciplinary approach integrates these chemical tools with electrophysiology, imaging and neurobehavioral methods to understand how neuropeptide and monoamine neuromodulators support neural function and how their signaling pathways can be targeted to treat disease.

Minimally, successful candidates will design and synthesize new probes, but will also have the opportunity to characterize and validate their molecules in cell culture and intact brain tissue preparations. Candidates should be highly independent in the hood and comfortable working closely with neurobiologists. The position will offer opportunities to write grants and train graduate students. Although a background in biology or neuroscience is not required, a keen interest in learning about the brain will lead to the most productive training experience. www.banghartlab.org https://biology.ucsd.edu/research/faculty/mbanghart Required Qualifications: - PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology

- 4+ years synthetic organic chemistry experience

- Ability to plan and execute multistep syntheses, including compound purification and structural analysis by NMR, MS and spectrophotometry Additional advantageous experience (any of the following): - Molecular cloning & PCR

- Cell culture & transfection methods

- Protein purification

- Light microscopy

- Extensive knowledge of ligand-receptor interactions, pharmacology and/or neuroscience

Candidates should send their CV, a list of 2-3 references with contact information and a brief statement of research interests to Matthew Banghart (mbanghart@ucsd.edu).

Savannah River National Laboratory Postdoctoral Position

SRNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Microstructure Modeling of Actinide Materials 

The Separation and Actinide Science Group at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher associate to conduct computational research into fundamental understanding of nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. Atomistic, meso- and macro-scale modeling methods have been developed during the past few decades to study microstructure and property evolution in crystallization dynamics. The challenge lies in successfully developing models that enable prediction of the three-dimensional microstructure evolution at all time and length scales. The candidate will work in close collaboration with SRNL/University/DOE collaborators and use atomistic modeling (DFT and MD) coupled with other modeling techniques to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. This research will lead to a simulation system that will integrate multiple models at various time and length scales to provide a description of the crystallization dynamics for various actinide materials. 

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Lindsay Roy ( lindsay.roy@srnl.doe.gov ) and reference this position title and number in your correspondence. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments are made through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). 

Interested candidates should apply through ORAU’s Zintellect web site ( http://www.zintellect.com/Home/Applicant ). The job reference code is SRNL-16-02-ESD. U.S. Citizenship is required. 

The position requires a recent Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, or materials science. 

Successful candidate must have substantial experience with atomistic simulations and programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C, C++, or Fortran. Preferred candidates have experience using molecular simulations to study properties of lanthanide or actinide compounds/clusters/solids. Strong communication skills including a proven publication track record and demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with experimentalists are also required. Applicants must have completed their highest degree no more than five years prior to the date of application. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 12 months with potential for renewal. 

This position is open to U.S. citizens only and will require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance. 

The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Oak Ridge Associated Universities 

Postdoc Fellow Position at Stony Brook University in New York

Krug laboratory in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University seeks a PhD- or MD-level applicant to join as a post-doctoral fellow. The fellow will investigate the mechanism by which host signaling factors control gammaherpesvirus latency in an animal pathogenesis system. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving cell signaling, immunology, and ‘omics’ in addition to viral pathogenesis. A PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology or a closely related field and experience in molecular biology is required. Applicant must be self-motivated, collaborative, and provide evidence of productivity in previous research endeavors.

Required Qualifications: PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or closely related field. In-depth research experience in microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or cell biology.

Preferred Qualifications: Proven ability to carry out biomedical research as judged by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with molecular biology. Familiarity with animal models of disease.

For more information visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/kruglab/

Postdoc Opening with Dr. Jesse Jokerst at UCSD Department of Nanoengineering

More information can be found here.

Ball State University – Assistant Professor in Chemical Education (Tenure-track)

We have just opened a search for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chemical Education at Ball State University.  I hope you could please forward the ad below to anyone in your department that may be looking for a tenure-track position.  Potential applicants can view posting and apply at the following link: http://bsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/10991

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.
The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

NSF Postdoc Opportunity in Industry - Small Business Postdoc Research Diversity Fellowship

The NSF has a "diversity postdoc" opportunity available that would like to receive more diverse applicants. Some of the opportunities may be appropriate for CER postdocs. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It's open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. More details are in the links below.

The application process is easy.

Application instructions can be found here: https://nsfsbir.asee.org

Applicants look at the list of research opportunities her eand find a match: https://nsfsbir.asee.org/jobs

Pasadena City College Employment Opportunities

The Pasadena City College has many employment opportunities for anyone that is interested ranging from Biological Sciences Instructors to the Vice President of Human Resources. 

Please visit their website at http://www.pasadena.edu/hr/ to view the complete position announcements which detail the application and selection process as well as the minimum qualifications required for each position.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (626) 585-7388.  Thank you.

Neurocrine Biosciences hiring - purification lab manager position

Scientist (Discovery Analytical)

Key Responsibilities:
Development of chiral and achiral methodologies to purify small molecules using mass-directed HPLC and SFC technology.Troubleshoot and maintain modern analytical and preparative instrumentation including hardware and software.Collaborate with medicinal chemists to deliver the analytical solutions they require. Analyze and interpret chromatographic data and reach conclusions independently. Perform analytical and liquid handling tasks to purify, analyze, and format final compounds into formats ready for in-vitro biological assays.


Requires a minimum of a BS with 4+ years industry experience or equivalent
Experience with normal and reverse phase HPLC, SFC, UV, mass spectrometry, and other analytical detection techniques
Ability to think critically when faced with a wide range of scientific problems
Experience with liquid handling, robotics, and automation
Experience in data analysis, common productivity software, and database management
Experience with Chromeleon software is a plus
Strong communication skills


View all openings

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sanford Burnham - Cancer Cell Biology and Tumor Metabolism


The Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute located in La Jolla, CA, is recruiting Postdoctoral Fellows to study cancer cell biology and tumor metabolism.

The Commisso Lab (www.commissolab.com) is focused on biological discoveries that have the potential to lead to novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. Of particular interest to our laboratory are Ras-driven cancers, such as tumors of the pancreas, colon and lung, which are extremely aggressive and are in urgent need of new and innovative therapies. The biological process that we study in the lab is called macropinocytosis, a fluid-phase form of bulk endocytic uptake, which we have linked to cancer cell metabolism in Ras-mutated tumors.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our research team. The successful candidates will be active participants in a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere. The Postdoctoral Fellow will design and implement experiments using a variety of techniques such as cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, and animal tumor models to help understand cancer cell metabolic dependencies at the molecular level. The main goal is to identify and develop novel therapeutic targets and to discover therapeutic agents to treat Ras-driven cancers.


Experimental bench science is an essential requirement, as well as the ability to present and discuss data. A research background in cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry or developmental biology is required and prior experience with mouse models, cell signaling, and/or microscopy is preferred.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate the ability to successfully spearhead a research project by having first author publications in reputable and high impact journals (published, submitted or soon to be submitted).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV. The last page of the CV should include the contact information (e-mail address and phone number) for three references. The PDF files should be emailed to Dr. Cosimo Commisso at ccommisso@sbpdiscovery.org.

Start date is flexible and positions are available starting immediately.

Postdoctoral Position at Chem-H Institute at Stanford

Openings for Postdoctoral Fellows

H.T. Soh Lab, Chem-H Institute

Position Summary

The H.T. Soh Laboratory at the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University develops novel materials and biosensors for the early detection and personalized treatment of diseases (http://sohlab.stanford.edu/).

We invite participants for postdoctoral research fellows in the area of bioinformatics and nucleic acid chemistry and technology.

Position Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. This information must be sent via email (sohlab@ee.stanford.edu). Salary and duration of the position will be commensurate with experience.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opporunities: Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program

The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows.

More information can be found at: SCIT Program: http://med.stanford.edu/scitprogram.html

Latitude Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Open Position

See more information for this opportunity here.

Scientific Curator Position, 23andMe

More details can be found here.

Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Education

The Chemistry Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire a postdoc in chemical education. Details regarding the nature and responsibilities of the position as well as the application procedure can be found here:

Calgene Postdoc Opportunities

San Diego:

San Francisco


Merck & Co - Entry Level Position Openings in Discovery Chemistry (San Francisco and Boston areas)

Merck & Co has several entry level PhD positions open in Discovery Chemistry across the Merck Network (primarily in San Francisco and Boston Areas). They also have positions open in their Modalities Group, with an emphasis on peptide experience, and in their Chemical Biology Group. They are looking for candidates who would complete a PhD in chemistry in 2016 or will be finishing a Postdoc within a year.

Merck & Co will be collecting CV's from candidates to give to their recruiting committee, and in addition, all potential candidates must apply online to: http://www.merck.com/careers/us_home.html

For more information, contact Helen Mithcell, Ph.D. 
Tel +1 (215) 652 3007

We will be posting more job opportunities at chemblog.ucsd.edu