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Posted July 21, 2021

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 post-doctoral and PhD candidates such as yourself for full-time employment in the all disciplines of Chemistry that have the skills sets as generally in the job description available at the CCO website. You may find more information about the job requirements by searching CCO jobs for job title PhD Chemistry - All Disciplines '21/''22 or job ID: 892710. Applicants should generally expect to graduate between May 2021 – December 2022.

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 July 28, 2021. If you are selected for an interview, Samir and Sudipta will conduct all virtual interviews between August 2-11, 2021. The application instructions detail the types of documentation required for the interview. A virtual information session, TBD, will be held for those selected for an interview. We look forward to talking with you soon.

Samir Julka and Sudipta Pal

Posted July 21, 2021

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Interested in teaching in a Chemistry and Biochemistry Department that uses innovative pedagogy? Come join a diverse group of faculty and students at a school where over 10% of the student body majors in chemistry. Kalamazoo College invites applications for a one-year appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach general chemistry and biochemistry starting September 2021 -

Posted July 2, 2021

Post Doctoral Scientist position at Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana

I am Zhuo Cheng and I am working at Eli Lilly and Company. We just posted an exciting Post Doctoral Scientist position at Lilly.

It would be great if you can help us encourage the students to apply from the link above or contact me directly: cheng_zhuo at


Posted June 25, 2021

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation is now accepting Postdoctoral Fellowship applications. Please review the grant information below, and forward to your colleagues, including current postdoctoral researchers (within 12 months or less of postdoctoral experience), or graduate students who will complete a PhD in chemical sciences by May 1, 2022. An infographic is also attached if you have an area to post announcements. Thank you!

The Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Instrumentation: Supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars within the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the development and build of chemical instrumentation. Full program description and eligibility here. Letter of Intent due September 3, 2021.

About the Grant
• Research must be innovative in method, speed or process, or represent new instrument technology. This fellowship will be a catalyst from “mentored yet independent” postdocs to outstanding, independent researchers in academic or industry/government labs.
• Two-year program (with potential for 3rd year renewal).
• Award amount is $180,000 over 2 years for salary, fringe benefits, and research expenditures. Fellows receiving year 3 renewal award will receive additional $90,000. Instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time amount of up to $200,000 for instrument build expenses.
• The fellowships are not intended for proposals that are supported by traditional NIH mechanisms in the fields of chemical biology or biochemistry.

Posted June 23, 2021

 Open Call for Genentech Postdocs: Apply Today!

We are excited to announce that Genentech's world-class biomedical research organization is launching an open call for our postdoc program <>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 the "Postdoc Hiring Initiative (PHI): Open Call for Postdocs" are due by Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (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 graduate students who you think might be interested in our postdoc program, especially those from historically underrepresented groups.

Recent or pending PhD, MD/PhD, MD graduate in a relevant field of
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 or currently in press
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
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)
How to Apply
Applications are due on Friday July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT).
We will be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday July 7, 2021 at
9:00am (PDT) to answer any questions you may have about this initiative.
To register for this webinar please go to:

Please direct all questions to: postdochire-d at

Posted June 21, 2021

Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

Our department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology has openings for a teaching professor and a visiting teaching professor.

The primary responsibility involves teaching up to five sections per year of general, organic, and/or physical chemistry and related courses for life or physical sciences or engineering students at the undergraduate level. Specific courses will depend on departmental need and on the candidate's area of specialty. Applications received by July 1 will receive full consideration for all positions.
More information:

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (“CCB”) ( includes 27 tenured/tenure-track faculty; nine full-time teaching faculty; four research faculty; and eight faculty with affiliated appointments. CCB was recognized as the most gender diverse faculty among the top 50 US Chemistry Departments in 2019. CCB enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate majors; 27 M.S. and PlusOne (BS/MS) students; and 80 Ph.D. students.

In the Northeastern University College of Science, we embrace a culture of respect, where each person is valued for their contribution and is treated fairly. We oppose all forms of racism. We support a culture that does not tolerate any form of discrimination and where each person may belong. As a College, we strive to have a diverse membership, one where each person is trained and mentored to promote their success.


Posted June 18, 2021


The Sr. Research Scientist is an integral part of the team, contributing to our success by performing solid form screening experiments, interpreting solid state analytical data, and expertly reporting the results.
Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.
In this role, you will:
• Design experimental plans and write appropriately scoped proposals for clients.
• Oversee and/or perform laboratory experiments in the areas of solid form screening of pharmaceutical compounds including but not limited to polymorph, salt, cocrystal, crystallization and solid dispersion screens.
• Interpret data from a wide range of solid-state and particle characterization techniques.
• Convey experimental and analytical results to clients in data summaries and reports.
• Maintain appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks).
• Meet timelines for delivering on clients' expectations.
• Communicate clearly and accurately with internal and external clients, both verbally and through written data summaries and reports.
• Comply with cGMP procedures, safety requirements, and company policies.
• Collaborate with co-workers and contribute to team activities.
• Mentor and/or lead a group of scientists.
• Perform other relevant duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related discipline with at least 2 years of relevant experience or MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences with at least 5 years of relevant experience.
• Strong background in materials characterization and assessment of powder properties.
• Significant experience with Word, Powerpoint, Excel, or equivalent software.
• Knowledge of and/or ability to learn and implement a wide variety of software packages for processing and interpretation of analytical data.
• Excellent organizational and prioritization skills.
• Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills to identify and resolve clients' issues.
• Demonstrated ability to lead people and/or mentor scientists. Preferred:
• Experience working in a GMP environment.
• Thorough knowledge of and hands-on experience with pharmaceutical solids and/or crystallization process development is a significant advantage.
Please contact directly if you are interested in this role or any other positions available at planet-pharma. For other relevant job postings in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical industry of interest, please visit:

Arlivia Mills
National Recruiter
Direct: 708.286.1345 | |


Posted June 17, 2021

John Hopkins University School of Medicine

I am hoping to make information available to the graduate students in your department about 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.

The application process begins the September prior to the start of the fellowship (July 1), so the group we most want to reach is students that are 1-2 years from completing their dissertation and defense.

Posted May 26, 2021

Eli Lilly, Indianapolis, Indiana

We have a post-doc position for high-concentration oligonucleotides. The position is in Indianapolis, IN.

We hope to attract candidates with scattering and/or rheology experience. Could you please share the link with your graduate students in chemistry? He/she can contact me directly if interested.

Postdoctoral Scientist – Formulation Development (

Ken K. Qian, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
Bioproduct Research and Development
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

Cell: 240-751-7476
Email: qian_ken_k at


Posted May 21, 2021

Regeneron, Tarrytown, New York

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV to Lili Guo, lili.guo at and apply online.

R&D Specialist - Analytical Chemistry
Location: Tarrytown, NY, United States Category: Research and Development Job Id: 24397BR

Our Analytical Chemistry Group of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Tarrytown, NY, is seeking a Research Specialist. In this role you will be working in a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry lab and developing top-down and bottom-up mass spectrometry analytical methods for therapeutic protein product analysis. You will focus on the biochemical characterization of therapeutic protein at all stages of development, developing LC/MS methods for protein primary structure analysis, disulfide linkage determination, carbohydrate profiling, protein variant structural determination and post-translational modifications. Furthermore, you will conduct analytical methods qualification for late stage drug development programs. The individual will also be involved in developing innovative mass spectrometry technologies to support Regeneron's upstream R&D programs.

Develop LC-MS based analytical methods to support the development of monoclonal antibody-based therapeutic proteins;
Execute a wide variety of LC-MS-based experiments on different instruments based on protocols provided in SOPs, literature, presentations, or by other scientists;
Conduct analytical methods qualification to support the late-stage therapeutic protein development programs;
Perform LC-MS data analysis using various software and bioinformatic tools to elucidate the quality attributes therapeutic protein candidates and/or products;
Document experiments, results and findings in electronic laboratory notebook (ELN); presents work at the group and project meetings; participates in the writing of technical reports, SOPs, and analytical method protocols, etc.;
Summarize results in a concise format (graphs, figures, tables, etc.) to support presentations, peer reviewed publications, regulatory documents, etc.;
Participate in general lab and instrument maintenance

You have strong initiative and seek to complete results-oriented tasks and learn new technologies related to Analytical Chemistry.
You are capable of multi-tasking, working both independently and within a team culture.

This role requires a BS or MS in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related field from an accredited university years post-graduate experiences in protein mass spectrometry. Knowledge and hand-on experience in LC-MS based protein, peptide and PTM analysis preferred. Good written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills needed. Ability to learn new technologies and solve problems preferred. Enthusiasm in science with a motivation of making contributions in a team environment preferred.


Posted May 17, 2021

DuPont's Third Annual Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity (GOLD)

DuPont is sponsoring its third annual Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity (GOLD) seminar series and oral presentation competition at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference, which will be held virtually on Friday September 17, 2021. DuPont’s GOLD platform is geared towards exposing underrepresented (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Native American) doctoral and post-doctoral talent 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 engage in virtual networking and mentoring sessions with DuPont scientists.
Interested applicants should submit a resume, a research summary, and a 500-word abstract explaining how their research could be impactful in a commercial or industrial setting to Applications will be accepted through July 9, 2021. Please visit the GOLD website to learn more about GOLD and how to apply. Applications and questions can be submitted to

The DuPont GOLD Planning Committee


Posted May 17, 2021

Procter & Gamble Mass Spectrometry position, Mason, Ohio

P&G has a new Mass Spectrometry position open.

• Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biology, medicinal sciences or related field
• In-depth knowledge of mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry
• Strong collaboration and communication skills
• Abilities to perform all phases of applied research in a high-end analytical lab to solve problems involving organic trace analysis
• Great partnerships to define problems, understand business and technical context, design experiments, execute plans, and communicate results
• Foster a safe workplace and work systems that meet quality/compliance expectations
• Technical leadership. Experienced in laboratory capability management. Working knowledge of analytical sample preparation techniques. Independently troubleshoot instrument/method issues.
• Abilities to analyze complex data to draw conclusions. Strong technical writing skills --including ability to create validations protocols, reports, and analytical methods

Job locations: Mason, Ohio, United States
Job Type: Full time
Job categories: Research And Development
Req No: R000005115


Posted May 3, 2021

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington

Our Integrative Omics group recently had a Post Doctorate RA – General Neuroproteomics position become available. I’m seeking a promising post doc who might be interested in joining our team. Successful applicants will be immersed into application of proteomics to the research of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and associated pathologies affecting cognition.
The posting closes on 5/29/2021 at 11:59pm PST. You can learn more about the position by visiting
This is but one example of the types of opportunities available.


Posted May 3, 2021

Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina

I am writing to share the Appalachian State University Department of Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences advertisement for two full time Lecturer in Chemistry positions to teach in our introductory chemistry sequence and either analytical or organic chemistry.  We seek outstanding applicants whose teaching and service have prepared them to contribute to our goals of diversity and inclusion in higher education.  We are particularly interested in learning of talented doctoral students, post-docs, or junior faculty who are women or from underrepresented groups (African Americans, Latin Americans or Hispanics, and Native Americans), as well as candidates with disabilities.

If you know any teacher-scholars who have made strong contributions to diversity, particularly women and underrepresented groups, and who might be interested in this position, please share our ad with them.  Or, you may share their contact information with me so that the Search Committee can encourage them to apply. 

Thanks for your consideration.  If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to email or call me at 828)262-2436.

Nancy L. Wilson, Ph.D
Lecturer, Appalachian State University
wilsonnl at or
chem_ntt_spring2021 at


Posted April 30, 2021

Analytical Chemists, Exponent, Menlo Park, California

Exponent is a leading engineering and scientific consulting firm that brings together more than 90 different disciplines to solve the most pressing and complicated challenges facing stakeholders today. We are currently seeking an Analytical Chemist for our Polymer Science and Materials Chemistry Practice in Menlo Park, CA.  In this role, your consulting efforts will be targeted in the area of product development, failure analysis, additive and stabilizer formulations, and compositional control as they relate to a range of consumer, industrial, health and environmental applications. This position requires some travel (limited during COVID-19) and will involve collaboration with scientists and engineers from other Exponent offices. A long-term goal for a successful candidate will be to develop business by obtaining new projects and bringing new clients to the firm with the opportunity to train and supervise additional analytical staff. More info and apply here


Posted April 30, 2021

Synthetic Organic/Medicinal Chemist, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

The laboratory of Professor Philip Low at The Institute for Drug Discovery, Purdue University has an immediate opening for several talented and motivated chemists to carry out synthetic organic chemistry as postdoctoral fellows.

The postdoctoral fellow will carry out research focused on the design, synthesis, testing and development of novel ligand-targeted drugs for treatment of major human diseases. The candidate will employ both established and new synthetic strategies to prepare the desired small molecules and then test the efficacy of these drug conjugates in both cultured cells and small animals. In cases where the candidate is unfamiliar with the biological methods, he/she will be trained appropriately.  Thus, the ideal candidate will be willing to learn new methods and then be able to manage multiple projects in both chemical and biological areas.

This position offers opportunities for intellectual growth for the candidate who makes independent and creative contributions in their work and wants to gain experience in a fast-paced industry-like environment.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry.
  • Strong technical abilities in the synthesis of small molecules using conventional and modern organic synthesis.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a desire to engage in team-based research and collaborations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in total synthesis of natural products
  • Experience in running biological assays or at least a strong motivation to learn these assays

Eligible candidates should send their CV and research summary to plow at

*Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Purdue University is an ADVANCE Institution.  Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Employer fully committed to achieving a diverse work force. A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Posted April 28, 2021

2021-22 College of Science Graduate Student Travel Award

Please see attached information for the 2021-22 College of Science Graduate Student Travel Award.
Application submission deadline is June 1, 2021, 5PM


Posted April 2, 2021

U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland

FDA Bioanalytical Fellowship opening

We are actively looking for an analytical chemist who is interested in both small molecules and large molecules analysis by LC-MS/MS mostly. Following is the link of the opening.


Posted March 24, 2021


FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Do you want to be someone who enables and facilitates team science? Do you want to support a variety of research questions? Do you want to work at the furthest emerging edges of technology and expertise? Do you want to encourage scientific rigor, reproducibility, and sustainability? If you answered yes to any of these questions, have you considered a career in cores?

Cores, also known as shared research laboratories (SRLs) or shared research resources (SRRs), ignite interdisciplinary research, support sustainability, and provide researchers access to necessary scientific resources and expertise. The staff that support these resources come from diverse educational backgrounds – from associates to doctorates.

Come learn about career opportunities in cores as members of the core community share their journeys to and experiences in shared research resources. Please find details for this free virtual event in the attached document. Registration is required.

If a career in a core facility is something you want to try, we have an opening in the Bioinformatics Core for a postdoctoral researcher. The description of the position is also attached. Based on the performance, this position could lead to a regular staff bioinformatician position. If you have any questions, please contact us by email,

Postdoctoral Researcher - Bioinformatics Core - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Posted March 23, 2021

I am a Recruitment Specialist with Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF), which provides a pathway into teaching for those without an education degree but who hold or are working toward a degree in a high-needs subject area. As an educator yourself, I’m hoping you can help me identify some of your students who may be a good fit for our program. 

We partner with over 45 districts and charter school networks in Indianapolis, including Indianapolis Public Schools. Our Fellows complete an intensive pre-service training before beginning to teach in Fall 2021. During their first two years of teaching, Fellows complete certification coursework and receive continuous coaching.  

As you know, STEM subject areas are of a particularly high need in Indianapolis’ underserved schools. In fact, each year positions remain unfilled. I have previously shared ITF’s information with Career Services and professors at Purdue, but was wondering if you would be willing to help me get the word out as well by distributing ITF’s information to faculty and students within your department.

Our one pager can be found here but please feel free to also share my contact information with anyone interested in learning more about ITF.

Katrina Adrian katrina.adrian at
Recruitment Specialist
Indianapolis Teaching Fellows


Posted March 5, 2021

Dow - 2021 BEST Symposium - Apply by April 30

We are now accepting applications for the 15th annual Dow Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST) Symposium. The application deadline is April 30, 2021.

To ensure the safety of our participants and after a successful virtual 2020 BEST Symposium, this year’s Symposium will be held in a virtual format. The BEST symposium will be held on August 2nd – 5th , 2021.  Dow’s BEST Symposium is primarily intended to introduce African American, Hispanic, Native American U.S. doctoral and postdoctoral scientists to the wide range of rewarding careers in industrial research, and in particular, the many opportunities with one of the world’s largest and leading materials science companies, Dow.  This conference, developed jointly by our minority scientists and Ph.D. recruiting team, demonstrates our commitment to a diverse work force.

We would greatly appreciate your help to forward this to your graduate students and post-doctoral scientists.  Applicants must be pursuing degrees in: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, or other closely related fields and should have a doctorate degree or expect to receive one by December 2022.

 Additional information may be found at our website. All applications are due by April 30th, 2021.

 Participants in the conference may be considered for future employment at Dow. However, participation neither obligates the student to apply for employment, nor guarantees future consideration for employment by Dow. For those wishing to learn more about opportunities, please visit our careers page.

 For further information, please contact the symposium chair Elizabeth Santos.