Graduate Events, Funding, and Job Opportunities

Upcoming Events

Spring Quarter CAPS Events/Support Forums for Graduate Students


Resilience: Graduate and Professional School Student Support Forum

Day/Time: Wednesdays, 1-2 pm, Weeks 2-10 (April 11- June the), Spring 2018

Location: GSA Lounge (Near Art of Espresso)

Facilitator: Christina Lambert, PhD, CAPS Psychologist

Description: A supportive, drop-in space for graduate and professional school students seeking strategies for resilience, perseverance, and flourishing.

Common themes: Stress management, recovering from set-backs, work/life balance, and navigating interpersonal challenges.

  • On Track: Graduate and Professional School Student Support Forum

Day/Time: Thursdays, 1-2 pm, Weeks 2-10 (April 12- June 7th), Spring 2018

Location: GSA Lounge (Near Art of Espresso)

Facilitator: Christina Lambert, PhD, CAPS Psychologist

Description: A supportive drop-in space for graduate and professional school students seeking strategies and motivation to achieve academic/professional goals.

Common themes: Time management, focus, prioritization, organization, mindfulness, flow, and optimizing performance.

  • Graduate Students of Color Forum

Day/Time: Tuesdays, 1-2 pm, Weeks 2-10 (April 10- June 5th), Spring 2018

Location: GSA Lounge (Near Art of Espresso)

Facilitator: Niyatee Sukumaran, PhD, CAPS Psychologist

Description: Join us to connect and discuss about various topics from a multicultural lens, which includes managing stress and improving well-being, communication with your advisor(s), dealing with imposter syndrome, family responsibilities, relationships (romantic or social), current sociopolitical climate, experiences of discrimination, etc.

Industry Interaction Day- Space is Limited, RSVP!

Friday, May 11th, 2018

RSVP today for the upcoming Industry Interaction Day on Friday, 5/11/18, sponsored by Chemistry and Biochemistry, Materials Science, and Nano3-SDNI. If you are interested in networking with industry professionals from companies like ExxonMobil, General Atomics, Intel and many others, please make sure to RSVP!

We encourage you to head over to our website to secure your spot and to see the exciting agenda we have lined up for you: Lunch will be provided, along with an evening dinner reception to network with our industry guests and your peers.  

We hope that you will join us for this special event!

DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!

Applications due 5:00pm EST Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. 

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:   

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at


Thursday and Friday, March 22-23, 2018

Workshop participants will produce a student-centered syllabus and expand their repertoire of teaching strategies that can be used to make our classrooms more inclusive for all students. Everyone who teaches at UC San Diego is invited and welcomed to participate! Hosted by faculty from the CAMSEE community, in collaboration with the Teaching + Learning Commons, the Office of the VC for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the UC San Diego Campus Community Centers.

Location: Teaching + Learning Commons (Geisel Library, 1st floor west)

Date and Time: Thursday and Friday, March 22-23 9am-12pm

Register Here

April-May, 2018

Discuss and implement practical strategies to be an effective Instructional/Teaching Assistant. Free course with the CET (1 hour/week for 8 weeks), open to UC San Diego graduate students preparing for or currently serving in an IA/TA appointment. For more information, see our website.

Location: Center for Engaged Teaching, Literature Building Room 210

Date and Time: Spring quarter, sections offered Thursdays 12-1pm or Fridays 11-12pm

Apply here for Survival Skills (Spring cohort), due March 9th.

April-May, 2018

Looking to be Future Faculty? Ready to consider the art and science of teaching? Develop expertise in evidence-based effective teaching practices and create a lesson plan to use in your discipline. Free course with the CET (2 hours/week for 9 weeks) open to UC San Diego graduate students and postdocs preparing to be future faculty. More information can be found on our website or the course syllabus.

Location: Center for Engaged Teaching, Literature Building Room 210

Date and Time: Spring quarter, sections offered Tuesdays 9-11am, Wednesdays 9-11am, or Thursdays 2:30-4:30pm

Apply here for Introduction to College Teaching (Spring cohort), due March 9th.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Develop skills and insights for writing effective teaching statements, including dedicated time to write and/or receive peer feedback on a draft.

Location: Teaching + Learning Commons (Geisel Library, 1st floor west)

Date and Time: Friday, June 1, 2018 9-12pm

Register Here

Friday, June 8, 2018

Develop skills and insights for writing effective diversity statements, including dedicated time to write and/or receive peer feedback on a draft.

Location: Teaching + Learning Commons (Geisel Library, 1st floor west)

Date and Time: Friday, June 8, 2018 9-12pm

Register Here

Men's Relationship Forum (CAPS)

Weeks 2-10, Mondays, 2:30pm-4:00pm

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 (  

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:

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:

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

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):

Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog (with job ads, information on events, and career advice specifically for grad students):

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.

Funding & Grant Opportunities

Fellowship Search Tools

As a reminder, search for Departmental, Campus, and External Fellowships by using the tools listed on the Chem website here:  Be sure to check out the new UCSD Fellowship Database, a comprehensive list of external fellowships with descriptions and deadlines. Email Asmaa Khatib ( with questions or suggestions.

PSD Pathway Scholarship

The Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago is proud to announce the PSD Pathway Scholarship, a program that offers two years of full tuition, fees, insurance and stipend support to our Masters of Science in the Physical Sciences Division (MS-PSD). Applicants applying directly to the MS-PSD program will be invited to additionally apply for the Pathway Scholarship.

We need your help reaching any potential applicants who would benefit from two years of fully funded coursework and research in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Biophysical Sciences, Chemistry, Geophysical Sciences, or Physics. MS-PSD is intended to prepare students for doctoral study in these fields, and the PSD Pathway Scholarship focuses on supporting students who would benefit from receiving additional support as they work towards their doctoral degee.

If you, or your students, would like to learn more about this program, please join us for an online information session – we’ll be sending application fee waiver codes to anyone who attends an online session. We’re also happy to answer any questions over email; please be in touch.

Sena Agawu, AM
Assistant Director for Diversity Recruitment, Graduate Enrollment Initiatives
UChicagoGRAD, Office of the Provost,
The University of Chicago

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

  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:

GSA Travel Grants

Presenting at a conference and need funding? Check out the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Travel Grants! Find more information here:

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

Job Opportunities

General Job Openings

Please see attached for general job openings. 
If interested, contact Simone Brandalise at

Aerotek Job Postings

Aerotek Job Postings

Temporary Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry - Kansas State University

The Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a temporary faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in organic chemistry per semester at the undergraduate level, to a diverse population of students.  Applicants should submit their application as one (1) complete pdf file that includes a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and email contact information of three references at this website: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. Informal inquiries about the position can be made to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Stefan Bossmann (, Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506. Screening of applications will begin on 04/02/2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.

Singular Genomics – Synthetic Organic Chemist

Singular Genomics is looking for an organic chemist to synthesize nucleotides, linkers and fluorescent dyes for use in next generation DNA sequencing.
Desired Skills: Synthesis of small organic molecules for use in fluorescence based DNA sequencing.
Organization Description: Start-up located in the Torrey Pines area of San Diego.
Job Function: Research/Development
  • PhD in synthetic organic chemistry
  • Strong hands-on synthesis skills
  • Experience in the follow areas is preferred: analytical and preparative HPLC, characterization of small molecule identity and purity

Please send CV to Ron Graham, Director of Chemistry
ron@singulargenomics.com3210 Merryfield Row
San Diego, CA 92121

Summer Employment – Instructor or Teaching Assistant – Center for Talented Youth (CTY)

CTY offers challenging academic programs for highly talented and motivated elementary, middle, and high school students from across the country and around the world. We are currently seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates to work in our summer programs. Information regarding employment and our summer programs can be found at

We are currently seeking individuals to teach the following Chemistry-related courses:

  • The Edible World
  • Crystals and Polymers
  • Chemistry in Society
  • Fast-Paced High School Chemistry
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry

A full list of science courses, course descriptions, and sample syllabi can be found at:

Why teach for CTY?

  • competitive salary plus room and board at our east and west coast residential sites
  • all classes are taught by both an instructor and teaching assistant, and are limited to a maximum of 18 students per class
  • opportunity to teach gifted students, and work with other professionals in your field
  • science instructors are allotted a generous lab budget

Core Dates for 2018*:

Session 1: June 21 - July 14, 2018
Session 2: July 14 - August 4, 2018

*Note: dates may vary depending on location and position. For a full list of locations and dates, please visit

Terms of Employment

  • Starting salary for two sessions is $4,800 - $6,000 for instructors and $2,400 for TAs
  • Room and board are provided at residential sites. Travel assistance is provided to Hong Kong.

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching assistant candidates are generally graduate or undergraduate students with experience tutoring or as a TA.
  • Instructor candidates generally have independent classroom teaching experience, graduate coursework, and at least a bachelor’s degree.

More Information

To Apply

Please fill out an online application at

Questions? Contact us at

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.

Jessica Stephenson Reaves

Assistant Program Manager, Summer Programs

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth


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.

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:

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:

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.

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:

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:

Apply here:

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

Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Stockton University 

Please see attached.

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

Please see attached

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry - California State University San Bernardino

Please see attached.

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

Please see attached.

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry – University of Delaware

Please see attached.

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

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 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 Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair at Review of applications will begin on October 2.

Hamilton ( 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, as well as additional information at 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; 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; reference job code: 0001-JF

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:

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:

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 

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 

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 (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. 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 (

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 ( ) 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 ( ). 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:

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:

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:

Applicants look at the list of research opportunities her eand find a match:

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 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 ( 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

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 (

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 ( 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:

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:

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

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