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Posted October 19, 2020

Merck Oral Formulation Sciences

Please have your students fill out the online application (link below) if interested in a position. Once they apply online, please have them forward their resume directly to Emily Gullotti  and Alita Miller for further review. We would like to have all resumes by October 23rd. We will then reach out to students individually for a casual 1:1 session where they can ask questions and get to know more about the company.


The posting below is an associate scientist position in the Oral Formulation Sciences group (for BS or BS/MS students).



Posted October 14, 2020

Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, Notre Dame, Indiana

I am reaching out to you for assistance in finding the best candidate for an open Post Doc position at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory. If you could share this information with your colleagues and potential candidates, it would be greatly appreciated. The job description and link to the application is below.


Job Description

The Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, a world-renowned center for study of radiation chemistry, has an opening for an experimental scientist in a postdoctoral positon. Our interdisciplinary team of chemists and physicists probe the basic science underpinning the effects of radiation across a broad range of non-medical applications, including nuclear power generation, high-energy materials characterization, and industrial processing. This postdoctoral position is for an experimental radiation chemist.

Topics of current interest include fast kinetics measurements of radical reactions in supercritical fluids and spectroscopic characterization of the host media and participating transients, along with investigations into the radiation stability of aqueous systems, liquid hydrocarbons and plastics to better understand their long-term stability in applications pertinent to the nuclear power industry.

This appointment would be for one year with the possibility of renewal.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in physical chemistry or related discipline required.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of radiation effects desired


Posted October 7, 2020

Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey

I am Yiyang Zhou, who graduated from Wirth group two years ago and now work in Bristol Myers Squibb. Recently we have PhD-level openings (New Brunswick, NJ) for analytical chemist in our Chemical Process Department.  Attached is the job description. I hope you can share this pharmaceutical industry opportunity with students graduating in 2020/2021 in the Department of Chemistry. If anyone is interested, please let them know that they can send their CVs to my email yiyang.zhou at

Initial CV collection due: Wednesday, Oct.14

Afterwards CVs will be collected on a rolling basis.

Yiyang Zhou, Ph.D.

Research Investigator II | Chemical Process Development
(732) 227-6159


Posted September 29, 2020

University of Texas at El Paso

We currently have four faculty searches in the Chemistry and Biochemistry department.


Assistant Professor-Chemical Education


Assistant Professor Chemistry (Energy)


Assistant Professor Chemistry-Health, Human Disease, and Diagnostics


COS Environmental Chemistry 20-06


Posted September 29, 2020

Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

I am Loretta Jackson-Hayes, chair of the Chemistry Department at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. We are currently looking to fill an Assistant Professor position here in the department, and I am writing to invite you to share the attached job ad with post-doctoral fellows and soon-to-defend graduate students in your department who might be interested in pursuing a career in academics at a liberal arts college in an urban setting.  Considering your institution’s reputation for training talented scientists from diverse backgrounds, I believe encouraging potential candidates you might know to apply could help diversify our applicant pool and ultimately result in us hiring the best candidate possible.  The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach at least one physical chemistry course and an accompanying laboratory course.  However, the candidate’s research area can be any sub-field of chemistry as we are hoping to cover our curriculum’s physical chemistry requirement while diversifying our selection of upper level electives with this hire.  Rhodes not only supports excellent classroom instruction, but we also support science faculty on contemporary, publishable, and fundable research.  As evidence of this, two of our ten current chemistry faculty members hold NSF grants for research. 

If you or any potential candidate would like to discuss the position please feel free to email me and we can schedule a time to chat.  Thanks for your time and consideration. 


Loretta Jackson-Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry
James H. Daughdrill, Jr. Chair in the Natural Sciences
Director for Scholarly and Creative Activity Mentoring
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN  38112

Posted September 22, 2020

Genentech, South San Francisco, California

We are excited to announce that Genentech's world-class biomedical research organization is launching a new set of postdoc openings <>aimed at identifying top scientific talent, independent of a specific job posting for a given Genentech scientist's lab. Applicants are provided the freedom to select three potential Genentech postdoc mentors that they are most interested in working with in order to propel the next stage of their scientific career.

Our existing postdoc hiring process will also continue, wherein students can apply for specific openings <>, however this new approach enables students to apply for a postdoc position in anyGenentech postdoc mentor's lab <>. Applications for this new postdoc hiring initiative are due by Monday October 19,2020 at 6:00pm (PDT). We plan to offer this type of postdoc opportunity during a limited timeframe on an annual basis.

Please help us spread the word by forwarding this information and the attached flyer to your senior graduate students and recently minted PhDs or MD/PhDs who you think might be interested in our postdoc program, especially those from historically underrepresented groups.


    Recent or pending PhD, MD, or MD/PhD graduates in a relevant field of science

    Graduate student applicants should be within 12 months of completing their degree

    Applicants who have completed their degree within the past 3 years are also eligible

    At least one first-author research publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal

    A demonstrated ability to think critically, work independently, and solve complex problems

    Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills



   Submitted CV to include:

   Previous research, educational and other relevant experiences

   Full publication list, including " in-press" and recently submitted papers

   Contact information for three professional references


  Cover Letter (1000 words max) to address the following:

  Personal statement of your background and interests (400 words)

  Identify three Genentech postdoc mentors <>that you are interested in

  doing research with and why (200 words).

  Brief description of a potential project, set of scientific questions or experiments that you would be excited to       pursue at Genentech (200 words)

  Tell us about a time when you overcame a challenging obstacle in science, career or life; and what you did to  address it (200 words)

 Please direct all questions to: <> (CC'd)



Revised September 22, 2020

Merck Oral Formulation Sciences

Please have your students fill out the online applications (links below) if interested in a position. Once they apply online, please have them forward their resume directly to Emily Gullotti  and Alita Miller for further review. We would like to have all resumes by October 7th. We will then reach out to students individually for a casual 1:1 session where they can ask questions and get to know more about the company.


We have more postings!

 Here are the R1 (BS/MS) postings we have:


We also have several R3 (PhD) postings:


Posted September 17, 2020

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois

We are in the process of looking for an ACF (non-tenure track) to teach in-person in SP21, for gen chem and inorganic I.

Posted September 15, 2020

Request you to advertise this opportunity to explore careers (academic research and private sector) in India to students and postdocs in your department. Please direct all questions about the event to I got delayed sending this message so the first weekend has passed but there are several useful presentations and speakers scheduled for the coming weekend (Sep. 19-20) and the recruiting event is in Oct. 2020. The event is cross-listed on the CCO calendar.


Dear Purdue Graduate Students, recent alumni, and postdoctoral scholars,

 We would like to invite you to Science and Research Opportunities in India’s (Sci-ROI’s) VIRTUAL 2020 annual event, which kicks off this Saturday, September 12th with sessions continuing over two full weekends (September 12th-13th & 19th-20th). Building on past years’ successes, the 5th annual event aims to introduce a diverse range of post-Ph.D. career options in India to participants. Our target audience is those who are currently engaged in research activities outside India (primarily the United States). A great line-up of speakers discussing traditional career paths in academia and industry is accompanied this year with speakers discussing careers in tech entrepreneurship, research management, science communication, science policy, and patent law. Purdue is happy to sponsor this year’s event!

Register at: or

Speaker list and event details:

The $20 registration for the Sci-ROI event also includes access to Virtual Recruitment Week (October 26 - November 1). This part of the program is instrumental in helping individuals (with at least a Master’s degree) who are actively seeking employment opportunities in India! 15+ recruiters will be conducting 1-on-1 interviews for qualifying applicants, and we anticipate that number increasing. Visit to learn more.

A sneak peek at the event!

  • A great line-up of 35+ speakers in 8 sessions over the 4-days of the event
  • Pre-event information slides from speakers
  • Two exciting new panels: Non-traditional Careers and Entrepreneurship Seminar
  • Breakout sessions with individual speakers
  • Networking with other participants through dedicated Slack channels

 Sci-ROI is a U.S. based not-for-profit organization and is a gateway for young scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. to access professional opportunities across academic and private sectors in India.

 Please feel free to reach out to the Sci-ROI team at with any questions.

Posted September 15, 2020

The Workforce Recruitment Program is a recruitment program for U.S. citizen students and recent graduates with disabilities, and serves as a primary pipeline for bringing new talent into the federal government. A WRP Recruiter will be interviewing Purdue students this Fall!

 Applying is an excellent way to:

  • Find an internship or permanent position at federal agencies
  • Explore careers in the federal service
  • Gain interviewing experience

 Registration and applications are open for six weeks starting August 24 at 

 Interested in learning more?

Check out the CCO calendar for the WRP info-sessions



Alyson Beland OR Cheryl Alcock


Posted September 15, 2020

Entegris, Danbury, Connecticut

I am in the process of recruiting to hire for an immediate opening within my team here at Entegris and I am hoping you can help me disseminate this information your students and Post-doctoral associates. With Purdue’s analytical chemistry program being highly ranked and as an alumnus of the program I will like to offer this opportunity to promising talent from the department of chemistry

 Kindly have any interested students feel free to reach out to me with any questions about the opportunity.


Emmanuel Appiah-Amponsah, Ph.D.
Manager Analytical R&D Operations
Specialty Chemical and Engineered Materials (SCEM)
T +1 203 739 1434    M +1 203 501 3320    

Posted September 9, 2020

Academic Support Center (ASC) at Purdue University Global is employing graduate students to work as online tutors

ASC is currently recruiting 6-10 graduate students enrolled at Purdue's West Lafayette campus to work as fully online tutors for them in the areas of math, science, business, writing, and technology. Tutors will provide interactive, online assistance using video, audio, and screen-sharing technologies to facilitate dynamic learning sessions. Positions are for 10-12 hours/week at $18-$21/hour depending on the candidate's qualifications and experience. Graduate students from one or more the following specializations are encouraged to apply: business, economics, math, statistics, writing, technology (networking, cyber security, database, system design), and science. 

You can read more about the opportunity HERE


Posted September 9, 2020

Instructional Data Processing (IDP) is in need of exam proctors.  Proctors work random hours upon their availability.  The hourly pay is $15.00.  An application and instructions are available at our website


Posted September 9, 2020

Owens Corning Science & Technology Leadership Program 

Internship & Position description

Find us through the Industrial Roundtable, which has gone virtual this year.

Posted September 8, 2020

Merck Oral Formulation Sciences

has THREE new R3 postings. The latest postings (R71804) can be accessed here.


Posted September 1, 2020

GE Recruiting Event, Sept. 3, 2020, 5:30PM

Please see the attached flyer for GE's recruiting webinar coming up this Thursday at 5:30. Hosted by GE Gas Power's Chief Diversity Officer, Tanya Spencer, the event will touch on each of GE's primary businesses -- GE Aviation, GE Power, GE Renewable Energy and GE Healthcare. Anything you can do to help get this information to students who may have an interest would be appreciated.

 Join GE on September 3rd for their Get to Know GE Webinar, during which you’ll get an overview of GE, how they are creating innovations that make a better world and positions they are recruiting for.  Use this link,, to register for the webinar.



Posted August 19, 2020

Stanford Science Fellows program

The Stanford Science Fellows program is currently accepting applications for its 2021-2024 cohort of postdoctoral fellows. I welcome your help in encouraging promising candidates to apply and ask you to forward this announcement widely. The deadline for application is Thursday, October 15, 2020.

The Stanford Science Fellows program seeks applications from outstanding graduating doctoral students and early career postdoctoral scholars with a clear intellectual drive to advance foundational research in the natural sciences and a strong commitment to engage collaboratively with a diverse community of scholars. Stanford Science Fellows are an interdisciplinary community of exceptional postdoctoral scholars from around the globe whose work is driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world.  

Stanford’s top-ranked science and engineering departments, as well as its many interdisciplinary laboratories and research institutes, are situated in close proximity to each other on campus, providing a wide range of opportunities for collaboration. Stanford Science Fellows will have access to faculty and facilities within Stanford’s Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Earth as well as at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. 

Selection:  Approximately eight to ten new fellows will be chosen by faculty from departments and schools across the natural sciences at Stanford. An important selection criterion is the commitment to enhancement of demographic and intellectual diversity in the scientific community at Stanford.

Terms:  Stanford Science Fellow appointments will be for three-year terms. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $83,000 per year, benefits, $8,000 per year in supplemental funds to support research and professional development, and a $2,000 relocation allowance. The program also includes community-building activities to foster professional development and leadership skills, as well as workshops, seminars, and informal discussions with Stanford faculty and visitors.

Learn more about the program, meet the inaugural cohort, and access the application requirements at Interested applicants must apply through Academic Jobs Online by October 15, 2020.


Posted August 17, 2020

GlaxoSmithKline Seminar

August 31, 2020, 9-10AM

Please join us for a one hour seminar for us to share our science and our strategy for how we do Chemistry at GSK.  Please see the Microsoft Teams links at the bottom for information about this virtual platform.

The deadline for CV and research summary submission to is end of business day on Monday, August 24 (around 5pm). We will review the applications and send 1:1 short virtual interview invitations to the selected candidates by Wednesday, August 26. These 15-20 minute virtual interviews with the selected candidates will be held on August 31 after our presentation “GSK Chemistry: Our Formula for Success”.

Angel Morales, Scientific Leader, Medicinal Chemistry and Discovery High Throughput Chemistry

Andrew Marcus, Investigator, Medicinal Chemistry

  Job Descriptions


GlaxoSmithKline is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company that combines both individual talent and technical resources to create a platform for the delivery of strong growth in a rapidly changing healthcare market. GlaxoSmithKline is recognized internationally for its innovative approach to drug discovery and development.  Our success is built on the collaboration of multi-disciplinary teams of scientists sharing their ideas and expertise. We are seeking proactive chemists to join us in our mission to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better, and live longer.


Who We Are

GSK’s Chemistry Community is a large international community broadly encompassing Medicinal Chemistry, Process Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biocatalysis, and DNA-Encoded Library Chemistry Technologies.  GSK Chemistry Research and Development is located at four major research sites around the world: Upper Providence, Pennsylvania (Hub), Stevenage, England (Hub), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Tres Cantos, Spain.  Collectively, we strive to deliver a portfolio of first in class, transformational medicines underpinned by innovative and cutting-edge technologies designed to drive efficiency and success in all our programs at all stages.  Representing a variety of diverse cultures, backgrounds, interests, and expertise, GSK Chemistry is actively recruiting passionate, high-energy chemists looking to grow their career, contribute to a variety of programs and help drive our success in delivering world class medicines to patients. 


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Posted August 14, 2020

3M PhD Recruiting Information Sessions

E-info sessions August 15, 2020 at 7PM and August 19, 2020 at 1PM


 Posted August 13, 2020

Fall 2020 Calendar & New Graduate Student Workshops

 This semester, we already have 100+ graduate student and postdoc workshops scheduled. These are all 100% online, and we are adding more every day. So, please share this calendar with your graduate faculty and students, and encourage them to check out a complete list of our offerings at:

  New graduate students are welcome to attend any of these workshops; however, all new users must create an account in GoSignMeUp prior to registering for their first workshop. Step-by-step instructions for this can be found here:

 In addition to these workshops, the Office of Graduate Professional Development is hosting three live workshops for new graduate students, as part of this year’s virtual New Graduate Student Orientation. So, please encourage your new graduate students to attend. Information and registration for these workshops can be found below:

Don’t forget - all new users must create an account in GoSignMeUp prior to registering for their first workshop. Click here for step-by-step instructions!



  • Impostor Syndrome (Facilitated by Dean Linda Mason)


  • Setting Yourself Up to Win in Grad School (Facilitated by Purdue CAPS)


Virtual 3MT (President’s Council Edition)

We are also excited to share that, this fall, the Graduate School and Purdue’s President’s Council are teaming up to bring the graduate community a virtual 3MT! This is an abbreviated form of our normal competition, featuring only five graduate students. From these five students, members of the President’s Council will vote to select the winner, who will receive a $2,000 prize!

 This is an invaluable (and safe) way to spread the word about the amazing graduate research happening on our campus. This competition also helps students develop critical research communication skills. So, please share this opportunity with your students and faculty! Faculty support is essential, so please encourage faculty member to discuss this opportunity with high-performing graduate students!

 The registration deadline is Friday, September 18th. More information and registration can be found at the following link:


 Graduate Student Professional Development Newsletter

 This year, we decided to embrace our new “virtual norm.” So, we will not be sending out our traditional flyer packets. Instead, we will communicate with you all directly, through our weekly Graduate Professional Development Newsletter. This newsletter is sent out every Friday and features our upcoming workshops, funding and job opportunities, must read articles, and other important updates from Purdue’s graduate community. You should receive your first edition next week and we highly encourage you to share this newsletter with graduate faculty and students in your areas, so that everyone can stay up-to-date on the latest information and resources. You can check out previous editions of our newsletter now at the following link:


Posted August 10, 2020

Eli Lilly recruiting PhD & Postdocs Company Informtion Session Online Mtg August 19, 10AM

Next week, Eli Lilly will begin recruiting for PhDs and Postdocs. There will be a Company Information Session Online Meeting at 10:00 am on Wednesday August 19, 2020, as a Microsoft Teams Meeting.

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Everyone from the department who is interested in learning about Eli Lilly and Company is invited to attend . If you are interested in applying for a position with Lilly, please review the three attached job descriptions.  (Medicinal Chemistry Indianapolis, Medicinal Chemistry San Diego, Process Chemistry).

To apply please send your CV and research summary to

Please indicate which one(s) of the three positions you are interested in.  Deadline to apply for an interview is Friday, August 21 at 5:00 pm.

We will contact you by Monday August 24 at 5:00 to schedule a 45 min virtual interview on 8/25 or 8/26.


Posted August 5, 2020

Revised DuPont Virtual Recruiting 

Information session August 12, 2020 @ 3PM

Interviews August 24-27, 2020

DuPont will be recruiting for Ph.D. Scientists and Engineers.  We would greatly appreciate you support of our effort by forwarding the attached flyer to the students in your department. 

 Students:  Please find more details here, on the Career Center Events calendar.


Posted July 29, 2020

BASF Leadership Development Program 2021

Please see the attached flyer for our exciting virtual recruitment event for BASF’S Leadership Development Program (LDP) for 2021. This will be a virtual info session in which we will discuss details about the LDP.  Please use the link in the flyer to sign up to join the event and receive updates about other upcoming recruitment events.  Feel free to share this flyer to reach your network of 2021 Chemistry and Engineering PhD graduates.

Posted July 28, 2020

Corteva Graduate Student Campus Recruiting

I hope you are all staying safe and healthy. We are all adjusting to our new reality and I wanted to pass along a great opportunity for graduate students to interact with and learn about opportunities at Corteva post-graduation. I wondered if you could help me advertise this virtual opportunity to the graduate students. They will have the opportunity to interact with discovery chemists, process chemists, formulation chemists and analytical chemists following a brief informational session about the company.  See attached flyer.

Posted July 28, 2020

Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota

Dickinson State University has an emergency, 1-year Chemistry Faculty position to fill, and I’m hoping you might know someone who is either still looking for a chemistry teaching job for the fall or someone who is ABD and would like to gain some teaching experience.  Any help you could give us spreading the word of this opportunity would be most appreciated. 

We are looking for someone with at least a master’s degree in chemistry or a related field.  This individual would be teaching General Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry along with the associated labs.  If you know anyone who might interested, I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider sharing the attached Job Announcement with them.  (Direct link to the job application)

Dickinson State University is a regional, four-year institution with approximately 1500 students located in Southwest North Dakota.  The Natural Sciences Department has majors in biology, chemistry, environmental science, and science education.  We stress high-quality teaching and encourage all students to have an undergraduate research experience.


Posted July 27, 2020

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) is pleased to announce that the Department of Defense (DoD) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program will start accepting applications for FY2021 on 3 August 2020.

We encourage faculty members and advisors to share this opportunity with students who are ultimately looking to gain a Doctorate and whose research and degree align with the DoD Services Broad Agency Announcements (BAAs).

 The DoD NDSEG Fellowship is administered by Systems Plus, Inc. ( and promotes education in science and engineering (S&E) disciplines relevant to the AFOSR, the Army Research Office (ARO), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR) defense missions (see DoD Supporting Agencies page for details).

 Qualified applicants may apply any time throughout the application period that will run from 3 August through 2 November 2020.

 Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. nationals, or U.S. dual citizen and can find detailed instructions regarding eligibility, appointment requirements, the application process, etc., on the DoD NDSEG website ( and are encouraged to start applying early.

 Applications are encouraged from women, persons with disabilities and minorities, including members of ethnic minority groups such as Native American, African American, Hispanic American, Native Alaskan (Eskimo and Aleut) or Pacific Islander (Polynesian or Micronesian).

 We are looking forward to receiving applications from qualified candidates.

 Please direct any questions regarding the program to

 DoD NDSEG Fellowships Program Office

Systems Plus, Inc.

Direct: 301-948-4232

Email –


Posted July 22, 2020

The Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs in collaboration with the American Studies program has designed a certificate program, Inclusive Excellence Graduate Certificate.  The certificate is to help graduate students develop capacities to work across difference and to create diverse and inclusive professional and non-professional communities.  We are very pleased to announce that this new certificate has just been created and ready for applicants.  The application is open for Fall with an application deadline of August 1st.

Details about the certificate and how to apply can be found here:

Also attached is a flyer


Edited July 22, 2020

PhD Chemistry Positions at Dow

My name is Heather Spinney and I am one of the Dow recruiters assigned to the Purdue Chemistry department.  Despite the pandemic, we are still hiring for research positions in 2020/2021.  We will not be visiting campus this year; all interviews will be conducted virtually.  More information is available in the communication below.  Students may feel free to contact me directly if they have questions.

Heather A. Spinney, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Chemical Science; Core R&D

Office D10-C, 1776 Building, 633 Washington St., Midland, MI, 48667
phone: 989.636.0879  |  email:



PhD Chemistry Positions at Dow

 At Dow, we put people first. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace where our diverse ideas, perspectives, and life experiences lead us to success. We’re interested in how science can enhance people’s lives; we strive to redefine what’s possible and create a more efficient, more sustainable planet. We’re working with our global customers and partners to make products, technologies, and solutions that enhance the well-being of humanity itself. It’s our people who make every advancement possible. At Dow, you’ll have the opportunity to build an exciting career as you explore, exchange ideas, and make a meaningful difference on global challenges. Do you want to make an impact?

 This fall, Dow is seeking chemistry post-doctoral and PhD candidates such as yourself for full-time employment in the disciplines of Analytical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, Polymer Science and related doctoral concentrations that have the skills sets detailed in the job description available at the CCO website. In particular, we are seeking candidates who are strong in one or more of the following areas: chemical synthesis, catalysis, molecular structure analysis, and/or materials characterization. You may find more information about the job requirements by searching CCO jobs for job title PhD Chemistry - All Disciplines '20/''21 or job ID: 874590. If applicants have not already completed their doctoral degree, they should expect to graduate no later than August 2021.

 Our research & development positions are primarily located in Michigan, Texas, and Pennsylvania with select opportunities in other geographic locations. Opportunities exist across R&D in both Core R&D and business R&D functions.  Please view our R&D careers website if you are interested in learning more.

 This year, all job interviews will take place virtually. All applications for interviews will be due in the CCO system and must be completed by August 7, 2020. If you are selected for an interview, Heather and Samir will conduct all virtual interviews the week of August 10, 2020. The application instructions detail the types of documentation required for the interview. There will be no interviews after the week of the 10th, and there will be no in-person interviews this year due to the current CoVID situation. A virtual information session is now scheduled for Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 pm.  You will have the opportunity to learn more about the types of research activities conducted at Dow and what is expected from a newly hired Ph.D. level researchers.  Several Dow employees (mostly Purdue alumni) at various stages of their respective careers will be participating and available to answer your questions.  If you would like to attend the information session, please contact Heather Spinney (, and she will send you a WebEx meeting link.

 Talk to you soon, and please remember to submit your job applications to the CCO system

 We look forward to talking with you soon.

 Heather Spinney and Samir Julka



Posted June 29, 2020

DuPont GOLD R&D Recruitment Program

 DuPont’s 2020 GOLD seminar competition is going VIRTUAL. Please share this update with your postdoctoral and graduate students. Additional information can be found at the link below:

The application deadline is June 30th , 2020 so make sure to submit all required documentations to to be considered. We look forward to hearing from you. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!


We are reaching out with an exciting opportunity for graduate and post-doctoral students pursuing degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or closely related fields. Please share with your departments and student organizations!

DuPont is sponsoring a seminar series and oral presentation competition at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL on September 21st, 2020. The event will be the second edition of DuPont’s Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity (GOLD) program, a platform geared towards exposing doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups to the wide range of career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. Selected participants will present their research for a chance at a cash prize, receive a guaranteed interview with a DuPont recruiter and be invited to an all-expense paid networking dinner with DuPont scientists.




Posted June 10, 2020

Midea Group (美的集团) PhD Positions are Open for 2019, 2020 and 2021 Graduates!

 Majors: Mechanical, Electrical, Computer Science, Material, Chemistry and others.

Application: Please send your resume to North America Head of HR - Kelly Yu at to start a conversation!

Midea website:

 Midea is a leading technology company specializing in Robotics, Industrial Automation, HVAC Systems, Consumer Appliances and Smart Logistics, headquartered  in China. Midea was ranked #312 in global fortune 500 in 2019 with 28 R&D centers across 11 countries globally. We offer comprehensive PhD positions with many location choices in China (Foshan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Shanghai, Wuxi and Hefei etc).

 PhD hiring is a year long activity, you could start with us when you are ready to join. Looking forward to building a connection with you!

 Kelly Yu

Head of HR – Midea North America


Posted June 1, 2020

John Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland

My name is Scott Wilson and I am an assistant professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Johns Hopkins University.  I am in search of a postdoc and laboratory technician for my lab.  Could you please post the attached notices to your departments jobs website or circulate them amongst your graduate students and Sr. undergrads?  I know that the current situation has probably disrupted the plans of many of your graduates and might be a good opportunity.  Thank you very much for your help and I hope to hear from some of your recent graduates soon.


Posted May 26, 2020

My name is Cliff Frieler and I have been a recruiter for Northrop Grumman at Purdue University for five years now. The small program I interview for is called the "Future Technical Leaders" or FTL program. It is a three year rotational program for top MS, PhD and post-doc new-hires from a select group of universities who are interested in seeing the range of product lines, business areas and customer groups a large company like Northrop Grumman engages.

 We are interested in students in any of the physical sciences, math or engineering disciplines, as FTL program participants are involved in projects throughout the company. In addition to CyberSecurity work for several customers, we have projects that would interest students in BioInformatics and projects in large data analytics and a research group pursuing Neuromorphic Vision in NoVA. And, of course, there are the better known business areas, such as satellites, manned and unmanned aircraft, Army vehicles and Naval network and communications, which employ the gamut of science and engineering practices.

 Notwithstanding this broad range of directly applicable skills, the FTL program is a strategic hiring program and we hire the intellect, not the specific skill set.  We are looking for sharp, inquisitive minds with a deep technical background, ready to broaden themselves and their perspective, particularly those with demonstrated leadership capability.

 There are a few requirements to be considered;

                U.S. Citizenship

               MS or PhD graduating by June 2015.

Academic achievement, evidenced by high GPA and/or excellent letters of recommendation

Students meeting these criteria and wanting to learn more are encouraged to attend a series of Zoom meetings I am hosting to discuss the program and answer your questions.

Please join in if you can.

 Dr. Cliff Frieler

Northrop Grumman

Future Technical Leaders Program

248.526.390   office

Cliff Frieler is inviting you to a scheduled ZoomGov meeting.

Join ZoomGov Meeting

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Posted May 13, 2020

Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter, Minnesota

The Department of Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College is undertaking a search for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in General Chemistry / Inorganic Chemistry to begin September 1, 2020.  Please be assured the search is on-going despite the situation caused by the coronavirus.  We expect to be teaching in-person classes on the Gustavus campus in the fall.

Primary teaching responsibilities in the fall will include General Chemistry and labs (CHE-106 - Introduction to Chemical Principles and/or CHE-107 - Principles of Chemistry). Responsibilities in the spring will include three sections of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. The successful candidate will also teach a one-month January Term intensive course (either CHE-108 - Chemical Thermodynamics and Equilibrium or a course determined in consultation with the department chair and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise).

Review of applications will begin immediately upon receipt of applications. 




Posted May 13, 2020


FDA Postdoctoral Biochemistry Fellowship
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research | Silver Springs, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will be involved in a research program applicable to the area of hemoglobin, red blood cell biology, their storage and hemoglobinopathies. Specifically, the research in the laboratory is focused on oxidation reactions of hemoglobin, red blood cells and their microparticles. Oxidative changes in hemoglobin are followed within red cells and their impact on cellular and subcellular levels are monitored.




FDA Labeling Changes for PREA Waivers Fellowship
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | Silver Spring, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn the mandated pediatric study requirements under the pediatric research equity act (PREA), gain an understanding of reasons for waiver (that is: any for cause exemption) for pediatric study requirements related to known safety issues with a drug, or expected lack of efficacy, gain hands-on experience leveraging publicly available (e.g., Drugs at FDA) and FDA proprietary (e.g., DARRTS) databases to provide data analysis for internal and external stakeholders via publication of results.




FDA Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Stem Cell Therapy
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research | Silver Springs, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

Research is focused on studying the immunosuppression activity of human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) used in cell therapy. Currently there is much interest in assessing the immune suppression activity of MSCs and the mechanism by which MSCs mediate this capacity. The training will include learning experimental approaches to produce MSCs under different conditions and aimed to optimize production of cell preparations with high immunosuppressive activity. The participant will also learn how to purify and evaluation different preparations of extracellular vesicles (EVs). Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn techniques including immunological assays and computational prediction of MSC immunosuppressive activity. These techniques will be adopted to analyzing immunosuppressive activity of EVs as well as the MSCs that produce them.




FDA Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Engineered Therapeutic Proteins
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research | Silver Springs, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

This project is broadly related to the immunogenicity of therapeutic proteins. Proteins are increasingly used in therapy but they often elicit an undesirable immune response that reduces their efficacy and can compromise the safety of the patient. This laboratory uses in silico, in vitro and ex vivo tools and approaches to understand why the same drug elicits immune responses in patients and not in others. The selected participant will be involved with a multi-disciplinary group of scientists to develop, refine and validate these tools. 





FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research | Silver Spring, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

The main aim of this project is to examine the critical quality attributes (CQA) of CAR-T cell products manufactured by conventional and automated advanced manufacturing systems including closed/contained and bio-reactor platforms. A large number of CAR-T cells are needed to characterize CQAs in vitro and study safety and bio-distribution of CAR-T cells in vivo in mouse models of human cancers. The project aims at studying important issues of product manufacturing, which should be flexible, scalable and reproducible ensuring GMP-compliant products and finally should be cost-effective.




FDA Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biostatistics    
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research | Silver Springs, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

A research opportunity is available in the Office of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn about FDA's use of PMRs in the product development process and postmarket identification and evaluation of safety risks. The participant will also gain knowledge about drug safety studies and CDER's regulatory process.





The ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is an educational and training program designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to connect with the unique resources of the FDA. With the support of an assigned mentor, participants have authentic research experiences using equipment not found on most college campuses. These research experiences compliment the educational nature of the programs and make participants aware of potential STEM employment opportunities at the sponsoring agency. Participants will have access to unique research and training opportunities, top scientists and engineers, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.


Posted May 7, 2020

 We are excited to bring forward a virtual connectivity event entitled 'Inventing for Life With Merck’s Chemists: Symposium and Career Panel' which will be held on May 18th from 12 to 3 pm EDT. This symposium will feature three scientific talks from Merck Chemists followed by a live Q&A career panel session.

 More information as well as the free registration link can be found in the attached pdf.  Please forward this invitation to your graduate students and postdocs. We sincerely hope to 'see' you on May 18th!

 We also want to make you aware that Merck is hiring in different departments. Please encourage your students to explore various job opportunities ( The Q&A career panel session will be a great time to ask questions about things you want to know!


Posted May 4, 2020

Smithers, Wareham, Massachusetts

Our organization is looking for bright and ambitious analytical chemists interested in an opportunity with a well-recognized and highly reputable Contract Research Organization (CRO).

 We work with a wide variety of organic substances including pesticides, pharmaceuticals, UVCB substances and polymers. The successful candidate will have direct access to AB Sciex 4000, 5000 and 6500 LC/MS/MS systems, Agilent GC, GC/MS and HPLCs and 6,000 sq ft of well-equipped wet lab space. They will be trained to develop and validate robust analytical methods in complex matrices like natural waters, diets, soils, sediments and crops at levels in the part per billion down to part per quadrillion range. Our analysts communicate their results directly with our internal and external client base, allowing them to build their network of like-minded professionals.

 We are a stable and growing privately held company, our culture is based on Ethic, Mission, Employee and Me. We are located on Buzzards Bay in southeastern Massachusetts, with many of our employees also living on Cape Cod.

 Do you have a recent or current MS or PhD graduate who may aspire to this type of opportunity and challenge? If so, can you please direct them to my attention, we would enjoy an opportunity to speak with them about our company and open positions. 

Ronald C. Biever
Vice President, North America
Environmental Risk Sciences
790 Main Street
Wareham, MA 02571

Posted May 4, 2020


Please find attached opportunity.






Posted March 18, 2020

John Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

Attached is an opportunity at Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine for post-doctoral training in the field of Clinical Chemistry.  

The post-doctoral fellowship is clinically-geared and focuses on both clinical laboratory service and translational research projects.  In recent years, successful fellows have had a strong, yet diverse background in physical and biological sciences, including, but not limited to, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical engineering. 



Posted February 13, 2020

Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana

I just wanted to share with you an opportunity for a visiting Analytical assistant professor position in the department of Chemistry & Physics at Franklin College:



Posted February 7, 2020

 Corning Incorporated, Corning, New York

We are looking to fill an entry-level position in our NMR group, which is part of Corning’s centralized R&D research center in Corning, NY.  Some of the required skills include a PhD in chemistry or similar field, significant hands-on experience with NMR spectroscopy, and ideally some knowledge/experience with EPR spectroscopy.  If you know of anyone looking for this type of opportunity, please direct them to our job posting link below.

Job title – Research Scientist, Chemistry

Job # 39910

Link to job posting and application:





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