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Posted January 21, 2020

Bindley Bioscience Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

RA position for a programmer/bioinformatician


Posted January 21, 2020

The ORISE IC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Team
Oak Ridge Participant Programs

Recent Ph.D. graduates or doctoral students who will soon complete their degrees are encouraged to apply.  The fellowships offer a very competitive annual stipend and an annual travel allowance for the Postdoc, as well as a stipend and travel allowance to the host institution.  We appreciate any assistance in helping us identify competitive candidates for these prestigious fellowships.

 Award Details: 

  • Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.
  • Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
  • Appointments for two years, and option to extend for a third year
  • Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
  • Research advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000.

Postdoc Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required; Ph.D. received within five years of the application deadline

 Please visit the IC Postdoc website to view the upcoming research opportunities:



Posted January 13, 2020

Dow Olefins, Aromatics & Alternatives, Freeport, Texas

We are looking for a PhD student for summer internship in our R&D group.  Attached is the solicitation summary detailing the internship and the type of candidate we are looking for.

Posted January 13, 2020

GSAB Professional Development has been working with the department to set up an ACS Career Kick Starter event here on campus happening on May 19th and 20th (see attached flyer). In this event, ACS will be sending out representatives to campus to meet with graduate students in our department about acquiring professional skills, understanding how to find and utilize resources for obtaining a job. Additionally, you will be able to participate in a mock interview and have your resume reviewed. For more information you can view the website ( This is a very important event and the department has invested many resources into this event, please take advantage of this opportunity. This event is open to any level graduate student, so please do not feel nervous signing up if you are just beginning your PhD journey. Please plan on attending the entire duration of the event. Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be provided as well. YOU MAY ONLY ATTEND IF YOU SIGN UP WITH THE SURVEY LINK. Please indicate your attendance as soon as you can using the following link:

Once we determine the number of people attending, we will send out an email to indicate a location on campus where this event will be held. 

Posted January 10, 2020

Merck & Co., Inc.

We are currently recruiting for the following entry level PhD positions which can be found at

 Search for and apply to the following positions:

 R20464 (R3) Senior Scientist, Sterile & Specialty Product Development, Kenilworth, NJ

R24374 (R3) Senior Scientist, Oral Formulation, Rahway, NJ

R29567 (R3) Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences, Rahway, NJ

R13288 (R3) Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences, Rahway, NJ

Posted January 9, 2020

Bridge Organics, a small CRO located in Vicksburg, Michigan, just south of Kalamazoo is looking in particular for a talented, PhD level synthetic organic chemist, attached is the job posting. Our website is listed below.

Posted January 3, 2020

Recruiting for Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway Company

Company Overview-Thursday Feb 6, 6-7PM,  BRWN 1154, Pizza and drinks provided

Interviews-Friday, Feb 7, 8-12:00, BRWN 2106

See attached recruiting flyer, Research Chemist position, and Research Chemist Electrochemistry postiion.

Posted October 29, 2019

Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

Tenure-track position in biochemistry beginning August 17, 2020. Screening of applications begins December 3, 2019.

Posted October 29, 2019

Analytical Assistant Professor, California State University, Los Angeles, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles is again recruiting for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor.  We would appreciate if you would inform doctoral students and/or post-docs in your group and throughout your department who are looking for faculty positions of this opening.  The position will begin in August, 2020 with the Fall academic term.  The full position announcement can be found on the University’s website at:

CSULA is a comprehensive urban university located east of Downtown Los Angeles with an enrollment of approximately 28,000 students representing one of the most diverse student populations in the country.  The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an M.S. degree in Chemistry with the optional emphasis in Biochemistry.  The Department hosts approximately 800 undergraduate majors and 50 Master’s students.  The Department has a strong tradition and commitment to research success involving undergraduate and Master’s students, and its 17 full-time faculty are active in teaching and research with an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population.  We invite interested candidates to apply for this position in Analytical Chemistry by the Dec.1st, 2019 deadline.

Posted October 14, 2019

Postdoctoral researchers, Stanford University, Stanford, California

Stanford University is launching a new fellows program for postdoctoral researchers. I welcome your help in encouraging promising candidates to apply. The deadline for application is November 1, 2019.

The Stanford Science Fellows program is focused on incubating new directions in foundational scientific research through an interdisciplinary community of exceptional postdoctoral scholars from around the world who are driven by a sense of wonder about the natural world. The goals of this new postdoctoral training program are:

  • To deepen our understanding of the natural world by advancing and bridging disciplines in the physical, mathematical, and life sciences.
  • To provide opportunities for exceptionally qualified early-career scientists to develop academic leadership skills focused on fostering scientific discovery, acquire interdisciplinary approaches to foundational scientific research, and broaden science communication skills.
  • To recognize and support scholars who bring a diversity of perspectives, identities, and backgrounds, including those from groups who are underrepresented in the sciences.
  • To build community at Stanford around frontier research challenges.
  • To provide flexibility and resources to bold, independent thinkers to pursue their own scientific research visions.

Stanford Science Fellowships are intended for exceptional early-career postdoctoral scholars who have recently been awarded their PhD or will be awarded their PhD by the start of the fellowship and who want to pursue research and training in any natural science discipline. International scholars and those who earned their PhD at Stanford or currently hold postdoctoral positions at Stanford are encouraged to apply. 

Between 4 to 8 fellows will be selected to start appointments between July 1 and September 1, 2020. Prospective fellows will be considered by a committee of Stanford faculty from departments and schools across the natural sciences at Stanford. An explicit goal of these selection committees, in addition to selecting candidates with tremendous intellectual strength, will be the enhancement of demographic and intellectual diversity in the scientific community at Stanford.

Learn more about the Stanford Science Fellows and the application at

Stanford Science Fellow appointments will be for three-year terms. Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $83,000 per year, benefits, and up to $8,000 per year supplemental funds to support research and professional development.

Interested applicants must apply online ( by November 1, 2019.

Inquiries may be directed to


Posted October 8, 2019

Merck 2020 Co-Op & Summer Intern Positions

We wanted to let everyone know that the 2020 summer internship & Co-Op positions are now available.  

These are aggregate posts with all the intern positions nested under one job posting- Intern and the Co-Op positions under another- Co-op. Keyword search: PHARMSCI or FTP2020 both work

The Co-Ops are in: Pharm Sci Operations, Preformulation, Sterile Formulation Sciences (SFS), and Oral Formulation.

 The Internships are in: Oral Formulation (2), Analytical Sciences (2), Discovery Pharm Sci (2), Device Development (1), and TBD (1).

Posted October 8, 2019

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Position Announcement
Instructor of Analytical Chemistry

 The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Eastern Illinois University invites applications for a one-semester position:  Instructor of Analytical Chemistry. Duties begin in January, 2020.  A Ph.D. or substantial graduate work in chemistry or a closely related field is preferred. Teaching duties will include an undergraduate course in analytical chemistry, as well as general chemistry/general education courses.  Applicants should email a cover letter and current CV to Dr. Robert Chesnut at Applicants should include the names of three references.

Application review begins October 30, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.  Direct inquiries to Dr. Robert Chesnut at

 Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.


Posted October 8, 2019

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Inorganic Chemistry, Toledo, Ohio

The University of Toledo (UT) is one of 14 state universities in Ohio.  UT was founded in 1872, became a state university in 1967 and merged with the Medical College of Ohio in 2006 to become the third-largest public university operating budget in Ohio.   The department offers undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate degrees (M.S. and Ph.D.) in chemistry and biochemistry.

 Recent hires have received five NSF CAREER awards.  Together with multiple active NSF and NIH grants our faculty has developed state-of-the-research programs.  Outstanding instrumental support includes access to single crystal and powder diffractometers, scanning and transmission electron microscopes, various spectrometers and thermal analysis equipment.  Details on these and other instrumentation available in the chemistry building can be found on the Instrumentation Center website ( Additional instrumentation is available in the Center for Materials and Sensor Characterization ( and the Advanced Microscopy and Imaging Center (, which is awaiting installation of a Talos L120C TEM with 3D tomography and EDS capabilities.

 We invite applications from well-qualified candidates who are eager to contribute to the future of our department.  The formal advertisement as appeared in Chemical and Engineering News is enclosed.  Additional details can be found on our website (

Posted October 8, 2019

Department of Chemistry at St. John’s University, Queens, New York

I am writing to inform you about an open search for a full-time, tenure-track, Analytical Chemistry faculty position at the assistant professor level in the Department of Chemistry at St. John’s University in New York.  We have started reviewing candidates’ materials and will do so until the position is filled, with priority given to those who apply before October 7, 2019.  The Chemistry Department has ca 15 full-time faculty, ca. 80 undergraduate majors and 15 masters-level students. 

 Successful candidates will be expected to:

  1. develop an independent and vigorous research program,
  2. demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching chemistry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and
  • engage in service to the University and community. 

 Teaching will primarily be in undergraduate and graduate courses in analytical chemistry (quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis), along with general chemistry.

 Interested candidates can apply here:

Posted October 2, 2019

Assistant Professor, Organic Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Posted September 24, 2019

Merck 2020 ACS WCC Merck Research Award and Summer Internships/Co-ops

We are currently seeking applicants for the 5th cohort of the ACS WCC Merck Research Award. Our first 4 sets of winners have been outstanding, and we look forward to keeping up that tradition.  Exceptional individuals* in their 3rd & 4th year of graduate school with a research focus in Organic, Medicinal, Analytical, Chemical Biology, Computational or Physical chemistry and related disciplines are encouraged to apply.  Eight winners will receive a $1500 stipend and have the opportunity to present their research at a symposium to be held at the Fall 2020 ACS meeting in San Francisco.

(Individuals* = includes female-identified individuals and persons assigned female at birth)

The Application is here:

 We are also now accepting applications for Merck Chemistry 2020 Summer Internships and Co-ops for undergraduate and graduate students.  Please see the below link for details and how to apply.


Posted September 19, 2019

Novatia LLC is a contract research organization in the Greater Philadelphia area.

We are currently looking for a research scientist with an excellent understanding of organic chemistry and NMR analysis. Attached is our advertisement on LinkedIn:


Posted September 19, 2019

The University of Michigan Department of Chemistry is currently accepting applications for the position of assistant professor in any area of chemistry or biochemistry including analytical, chemical biology, education, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2020. 

 I have attached the position description, which includes a link for submitting applications     - 

If potential applicants have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Bart Bartlett (, chair of this year's search committee.



Posted September 19, 2019

The job posting for BASF’s PhD Leadership Development Program (LDP), class of 2020, has been posted here.

BASF's PhD LDP provides students an opportunity to enhance their professional skills through a variety of diverse learning experiences. This program is a real-world rotational program that contains three 8-month rotations within different locations. Please know this is not a post-doc or internship. If selected to the program, you will be a full time employee at BASF for the duration of the program but with the opportunity to rotate through different positions and businesses. You will have a chance to explore BASF as a whole and learn more about your interests.  

 All requirements and specifications can be found on the application page.

Posted September 19, 2019

The Solenis R&D Campus Hiring Program is targeted toward growth of our technical expertise in the water, mining, papermaking or pulping areas. This opportunity is designed for a person showing potential to be a top area expert, technical contributor, and technical leader. The program seeks top talent with skills that will complement and add to our existing team for development in areas strategic for Solenis.

 Solenis Information Session: September 23, 2019 at 5.30pm Location: WTHR 362

 About us

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals for water-intensive industries, including the pulp, paper, oil and gas, chemical processing, mining, biorefining, power and municipal markets. The company’s product portfolio includes a broad array of process, functional and water treatment chemistries as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets and minimize environmental impact. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 41 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of approximately 5,200 professionals in 120 countries across five continents. For additional information about Solenis, please visit

 Open Positions:

 Grow with us - Apply today

 Senior Staff Scientist - Analytical Chemistry Senior Staff Scientist - polymer/organic chemist

To find out more about the different roles currently available, please visit

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

 Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Posted September 16, 2019

University of California, Davis, California

I wanted to alert all of you to two faculty openings, both at the junior level in organic chemistry.

 The first is a Ladder Rank position involving teaching, service and research. We have a large department with a wide array of faculty engaged in organic chemistry, so for this position we welcome applicants from across the broad spectrum of activities that involve this sub-discipline.

 The second is a position that is in between a lecturer and a ladder rank faculty position. While we have struggled with agreeing on a succinct title, Lecturers with the Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOEs) are faculty who, as members of our Academic Senate, are on a parallel career track to  Ladder Rank faculty (such as the position above), i.e. with a similar timeline to advance to LSOE at both associate and full levels and a similar salary scale. Faculty in this position are expected to engage in teaching, service and creative activities that can draw from broad areas of scholarship but do not involve laboratory research or supervising graduate students. The teaching load is intermediate between ladder rank faculty and our continuing lecturers, the latter of whom only teach (i.e. no service or creative activities/research). Our faculty is currently composed of approximately* 40 ladder rank faculty and 2 LPSOEs.


Posted September 12, 2019

Merck Career Site

Here is an updated list of Pharm Sci Openings to share with students:


R3843 (R3) Senior Scientist, Preformulation, Kenilworth, NJ

R3850 (R1) Associate Scientist, Biopharm and Specially Dosage Forms -Formulation, Rahway, NJ

R4076 (R1) Associate Scientist, Oral Formulation, Rahway, NJ

R5424 (R3) Senior Scientist, Biopharm and Specially Dosage Forms- Analytical, Rahway, NJ

R6673 (R3) Senior Scientist, Oral Formulations, Rahway, NJ

ENG004518 (P3) Senior Specialist Engineering, Rahway, NJ

PRE000735 (R3) Senior Scientist, Sterile Formulation Development, Kenilworth, NJ

R3870 (P3) Senior Specialist Engineering, Sterile and Liquids Pilot Plant, West Point, PA

R5740 (R1) Associate Scientist, Discovery Pharm Sci, West Point, PA

R5939 (R3) Senior Scientist, Preformulation, Kenilworth, NJ

R6561 (R3) Senior Scientist, Discovery Pharm Sci, West Point, PA

R6677 (R4) Associate Principal Scientist, Oral Formulation, Rahway, NJ

R9061 (P3) Senior Specialist of Human Factors, Design Control and Strategic Planning, Rahway, NJ

R9087 (R3) Senior Scientist, Sterile and Liquids Pilot Plant, West Point, PA

R9131 (R2) Scientist, Oral Formulations, Rahway, NJ

TOO000100 (P3) Senior Specialist Engineering, Device verification and validation, Rahway, NJ


Posted September 12, 2019

More Merck Opportunities

Posted September 11, 2019

Merck 2020 Intern Opportunities

We have two postings this year – one for QP2 with 6 positions, and one for ADME/BA with 4 positions. The postings will be on the career site until October 31. The easiest way for applicants to find all of the internships is by searching FTP2020 on the site.


QP2 -


Posted September 11, 2019

Assistant Professor, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Posted September 9, 2019

Assistant Professor, Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina

Looking for someone interested in teaching general chemistry, but also environmental and/or analytical. 

Posted September 6, 2019

Merck Pharmaceutical Sciences

Kenilworth, New Jersey

Open Positions within Merck Pharmaceutical Sciences!!

Oral Formulation Sciences (see below).

Associate Scientist (R1) – Link to External Post

Scientist (R2) – Link to External Post

Senior Scientist (R3) – Link to External Post

Associate Principal Scientist (R4) – Link to External Post


Posted September 6, 2019

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

is developing a new Life Sciences program, and we are searching for two Biochemistry professors to join us to help design and offer this exciting new interdisciplinary program. Our science positions this year include one open-rank Biochemistry faculty position, and one Assistant Professor Biochemistry position. Our campus is completing a new Science Hall featuring 91,000 of advanced laboratory and classroom spaces, and the successful candidate would be expected to help develop our new program and establish a productive research program that engages our talented undergraduate students.

 We would like to encourage you or any of your colleagues or former students from Purdue University to consider applying for these positions. Descriptions and links to apply can be found on our web site at We are especially interested in any candidates who come from traditionally under-represented groups, as Soka University of America is strongly committed to diversity in our faculty and students as an institutional goal.

 Soka University is an innovative liberal arts university with an interdisciplinary curriculum that fosters global citizenship as a primary institutional mission. The University has impressive ranking data (from USNews):

  •   Best National Liberal Arts Colleges – #22 (tied)
  •   #1 Financial Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges 
  •   #2 Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges 
  •   #2 Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges 
  •   #11 Best Value School among National Liberal Arts Colleges

 We are designing the curriculum to include a number of features including research-based laboratory exercises and interdisciplinary courses to enable students to quickly develop skills in the latest research topics. Details about our new Life Sciences program are available at

 For convenience, please find the PDF file advertisements for our open-rank Biochemistry faculty position, and one Assistant Professor Biochemistry position here.

Soka University Life Science Building – Opening Spring 2020

Posted September 6, 2019

Stanford University, Stanford, California

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chemistry. Candidates from all sub-disciplines are encouraged to apply. Areas of interest include but are not limited to organic, inorganic, physical, biophysical, and theoretical chemistry. We would appreciate any recommendations that you may have of outstanding people who may be potential candidates for this position and I would very much appreciate you forwarding this email to them. Given the serious commitment Stanford has to the diversity of its faculty in strengthening the quality of the academic programs, we particularly welcome recommendations of women and members of ethnic groups underrepresented in chemistry, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions of diversity to the University’s research and teaching missions.

A detailed description of our search profile and how to apply can be found here:

In brief, the successful candidate must have promise of excellence in teaching and research. He or she will be expected to establish an effective and excellent research program in collaboration with other faculty, and teach an increasingly diverse body of undergraduate and graduate students.

Thomas E. Markland
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Stanford University



Posted July 1, 2019 

To:  Students who intend to job interview in 2019-20

All students who are seeking to interview for jobs during the coming year need to register with the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO).  Most employers use this database to review resumes and schedule on campus interviews.  All interviewing students must register in order to be included in resume searches this year. If you plan to job interview this year make sure to register yourself at

Here is a link to a short video produced by the CCO Marketing Team that walks you through the process of setting up and using the account.


It is important that you register with CCO as soon as possible.  You can upload your resume and keep your resume current through this process.  Please make sure that you select the option that allows your resume to be included in the on-line resume book.  Our on-line resume-booklet will be made available to prospective employers via a secure sign-on.

Please register by August 1. We have companies that will be looking at the on-line resume book early in August.  If you previously registered, please make sure your information is up-to-date.  If you have any questions, contact Betty Hatfield in the Main Office.





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