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Posted November 16, 2020

 DARPA Expands Opportunities for Computer Science Researchers with New Post-doc Program

Effort intends to enhance health of U.S. computer science research workforce

Through its Young Faculty Award program, DARPA has provided funding opportunities since 2006 as a forward-looking way to familiarize rising researchers in junior positions with national-security-relevant work within the Department of Defense (DoD). Building on that effort, the agency today announced it would broaden the scope of its commitment to talented young scientists, engineers, and mathematicians through a new fellowship program focused specifically on postdoctoral researchers in the field of computer science with grants sized to support each fellow for up to two years. 

“Because the pandemic has disrupted research and teaching at institutions of higher education, the employment prospects of the current cohort of Ph.D. graduates has been severely impacted,” said Dr. Bill Scherlis, director of DARPA’s Information Innovation Office. “If left unaddressed, these adverse impacts will result in a shortfall in research-qualified individuals in computer-science fields such as cybersecurity, software engineering, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, human-machine interaction, social-network engineering, and other areas that are critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.”

DARPA’s announcement regarding the new research program is available at Those who submit proposals must clearly explain an addressable DoD problem they intend to investigate, show an understanding of what is currently the state-of-the-art in the relevant research space, and suggest the types of new insights or findings that could be explored to tackle the problem. According to Scherlis, submissions should also include a credible research plan and schedule, as well as critical, quantitative milestones to be pursued and met over the research period.

“In particular, we would like to see proposals that seek to expand core technical foundations, design novel application concepts based on these foundations, and explore the intersection of technical fields,” said Scherlis. “Novel combinations of cyber, artificial intelligence, and information technologies are encouraged, especially if they provide unique approaches to de-escalate or deter conflict.”

Participation in DARPA’s new program is open to current U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have received a Ph.D. degree no earlier than June 2019 or who will have received a Ph.D. prior to the date of award, and who will be appointed to a postdoctoral position at a U.S. institution of higher education during the 2021-22 academic year. The solicitation includes special provisions that allow technical proposals to be submitted by current Ph.D. graduates in anticipation of appointment to postdoctoral positions.

For more information about the research announcement, including the nine topic areas of interest, please visit


Posted October 30, 2020

UIUC Microanalysis Position

University of Illinois, Urbana

 Please pass this onto anyone who might be interested in Supervising the Microanalysis Facility in the School of Chemical Sciences at UIUC.  Anyone with ICP OES and ICP-MS experience is encouraged to apply as about 30% of the job is managing the facility and 70% of the job is elemental analysis and other small walkup instrumentation experiments.  The full job announcement is available on the website  Applications are due by Nov 12th.

Posted October 29, 2020

Merck Internships

Here are the postings for internships this summer! Please note that links will close on November 30th.



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 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:



 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 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 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 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 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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