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Posted Oct 18, 2021

California State University, Los Angeles

The Chemistry and Biochemistry department at California State University Los Angeles is looking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor of biochemistry position. The research area should involve Biochemistry or other molecular life science. Please help us disseminate the position announcement to interested candidates. The announcement can be accessed at the following link:


Posted Oct 18, 2021

Merck Research Labs various locations

We are actively recruiting for the positions below: 

2022 Pharmaceutical Sciences Intern

Postdoctoral Research Fellow –Spectroscopic & Imaging Drug Development


Posted Oct 15, 2021

Merck Research Labs, Rahway, New Jersey

We are actively recruiting for the position below…

 Senior Scientist, Analytical Research and Development

  A strong background in the data analysis is preferred. 


Posted Oct 6, 2021

RiKarbon Inc., West Lafayette, Indiana

Research Scientist position at RiKarbon Inc. in West Lafayette. Please find the job description attached. It seems like a great opportunity for those who have worked with catalysis, catalyst preparation, materials characterization, and chromatographic/mass spectrometry.

Posted Oct 6, 2021

Procter & Gamble

 Hope everyone is having a good start to the new semester.  We have multiple jobs on our recruiting site that you may be interested in, including 4 in Fabric & Home Care where I work.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and happy to chat if helpful.


Analytical PhD:  R000018726


Technology PhD:  R000021634


Laundry Detergent Formulation:  R000020214


Product Safety Management for Global Product Stewardship Fabric & Home Care:  R000017162


PhD Scientist – Surface Science:  R000024572


Environmental Scientist:  R000022718


Blended Beauty M&S/Cross-Category Technologist:  R000003783


Toxicologist and NA Regulatory Manager:  R000009597


Personal Health Care Toxicologist:  R000013095


Environmental Safety Scientist:  R000016903



Brandon D. Gaddis, Ph.D.

Chmielewski ‘08

gaddis.b at


Posted Oct 5, 2021

We will be hiring a new postdoctoral fellow at our FDA research center outside Chicago in a few months through the ORISE fellowship training program in the area of nanosensing and nanotechnology enabled packaging materials. 

Timothy V Duncan, PhD
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
US Food and Drug Administration
6502 South Archer Road
Bedford Park, IL 60501
Email: timothy.duncan at


Posted Sept 24, 2021

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, Massachusetts

There is an entry level Ph.D. position open at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in Boston, MA for a scientist in Analytical Development-HPLC group.

Here is a link to the job posting: link


Posted Sept 17, 2021

Princeton Quantum Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowships 2021

We are now accepting applications for the Princeton Quantum Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship program across several departments. The quantum science and engineering community at Princeton is vibrant and diverse, and our postdoctoral fellows play a key role in bringing the community together and catalyzing new research directions.

Applications will receive full consideration if they are received by October 31, and information can be found here:

Please pass this on to interested students. Questions and inquiries can be sent to Andrew Houck (aahouck at


Posted Sept 13, 2021

Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Chemical Biology & Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Chemical Biology and Therapeutics Department at Novartis is growing and has several BS/MS and PhD openings for chemistry-centric chemical biology candidates. Med Chem department openings are also available.

Chemical Biology & Therapeutics - Chemical Biology

Research Scientist, Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics | Novartis

Senior Scientist, Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics | Novartis

Principal Scientist, Chemistry, Chemical Biology and Therapeutics | Novartis

Global Discovery Chemistry – Medicinal Chemistry

Principal Scientist, Global Discovery Chemistry

Principal Scientist – Macromolecular Chemist, Global Discovery Chemistry

Principal Scientist – High Throughput Experimentation, Global Discovery Chemistry

BS/MS, Chemistry Global Discovery Chemistry

BS/MS Chemistry (Emeryville), Global Discovery Chemistry

Posted Sept 10, 2021

Merck Emerging Talent Symposium, November 4, 2021

 Please find attached the Merck Emerging Talent Symposium that is an excellent opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students. Please encourage them to apply. Applications close on 24th September 2021.

Please visit to register for this event and start the application process if you wish to showcase your work. Select students will be identified to share science in the form of podium and poster presentations. Everyone will have the opportunity to meet and engage with other students and scientists at various stages of their career and learn about what it is like to work in pharmaceutical research and development.

More information is attached.


Posted Sept 10, 2021

Fellowship opportunity at Stanford University

We are writing about a fellowship opportunity at Stanford. Stanford Science Fellow program offers three years of funding support for postdoctoral research at Stanford. We are hoping to increase the number of chemistry applicants and attract the best researchers in Chemistry. 

The application website (deadline: Oct. 15, 2021):

Posted Sept 7, 2021

College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio

The Chemistry department is currently searching to fill a tenure-track faculty position in inorganic chemistry. The position would start August 2022, and our department will begin reviewing applications in early October. If you know of any potential applicants in your personal or professional networks, please share this opportunity with them! The details for the position can be found here:

Posted Aug 26, 2021

Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Diego, CA

Opening for Analytical Chemistry Research Scientist

We currently have an opening at our research facility in San Diego, CA for a scientist in our Analytical Chemistry group. I wonder if you have any graduate students who might be interested. 
Here is a link to the job posting: link


Posted Aug 26, 2021

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Postdoctoral Position in Computational Mass Spectrometry. An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Fernandez Lab at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Georgia, USA). This position fits within a project aimed at investigating the effects of physical activity in both animals and humans as part of the NIH Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity Consortium (MoTrPAC, Cell, 2020, 181(7), 1464-1474). This consortium is using a multi-omics approach to map the ‘omic alterations associated with exercise, under a variety of training regimes and for a variety of cohorts. We are looking for a data scientist, bioinformatician or computational mass spectrometrist to help us curate, analyze and draft for publication the very rich datasets that we have collected so far. Data collection is expected to be ongoing for the next few years. Specifically, our team at Georgia Tech is working closely with Emory University as a Chemical Analysis Site for both targeted and non-targeted lipidomics in a large variety of tissue types. Interested candidates should send a CV via email to fernandez at

Check out the publications from the Fernandez lab:

Posted Aug 25, 2021

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California

It is time again that I reach out to you to see if you knew of any students that were looking for a post-doc position, especially those who aspire for a career within the government. The individual has to be a US citizen as they will required to obtain a security clearance. A background in mass spectrometry is required and any familiarity with DART, pyrolysis DART, or pyrolysis GC-MS is a plus. The position would begin ~January, but there may be some flexibility in start date. The position is in my laboratory but we hire through the National Research Council of the National Academy of Science and the application process begins September 1st and closes on November 1st so I am trying to speak with interested students now.

The project that that individual would be working on is a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) funded project, looking at the thermal breakdown of per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), aqueous film forming foams (AFFF), and new fluorine free foams (FFF). This project will use a number of thermal mass spectrometry methods including pyrolysis GC-MS, pyrolysis DART, and TGA-MS. Depending on the data we may also explore TGA-IR too. Like most projects the post-doc will also work a number of side projects in the realm of thermal degradation studies for pyrotechnics and energetics, as well as a number of ambient ionization studies for PFAS related projects that I have going on in my laboratory.

Some background information, the position will be housed in my laboratory at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California. I am a part of the Research Division which comprises ~ 20 PhD Chemistry PIs and ~6 Chemistry Post-Doctoral researchers (2 working with me). We are located in the desert so that is something for individuals to consider, but it is excellent for individuals who love hiking and nature! Also like we always said at Purdue we are only a few hours to the major cities (LA, Vegas, Bakersfield, Lancaster/Palmdale…). The NRC position is a one-year commitment, however based on funding and performance, can be renewed for two additional years on a year by year basis. Relocation for the post-doc is paid and the salary is ~56K per year so somewhat higher than an academic post-doc.

If you have anyone that you think may be interested in this position please pass them my contact information and I would be happy to discuss the project further.

Thank you!

Patrick Fedick
Patrick W. Fedick, Ph.D.
Research Chemist, D5J2100
NAWCWD China Lake | Chemistry Division
1900 N. Knox Rd. MS 6303
China Lake, CA 93555
(760) 939-1590
patrick.w.fedick.civ at


Posted Aug 24, 2021

Purdue University Graduate Professional Development

See the attached Graduate School’s Fall 2021 Professional Development calendar. This semester, we have 130+ free professional development workshops available to graduate students, covering such topics as industry and academic career prep, communication, wellness, teaching, research and ethics, grantsmanship, diversity, and more! Students can register for these workshops directly through the attached PDF by clicking on the date next to their workshop of choice, or they can visit:

Additionally, this fall break, we will be hosting an Industry Career Conference, featuring the Cheeky Scientist, Purdue’s Burton Center for Entrepreneurship, and the Boiler Financial Track.

The Cheeky Scientist will discuss: The Modern Job Search: Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job-seeking/ transition process (including a workshop on the “Online Elevator Pitch”) & Resumes & Transferable Skills: How to Tailor Your Resume for Industry Jobs (including a workshop on “Writing a Professional Summary”).

Purdue’s Burton Center for Entrepreneurship will offer a workshop on “Entrepreneurship as a Career Path,” and Boiler Financial Track will discuss “Comparing Job Offers.” Finally, all attendees are invited to get a free professional headshot while at the event! Event admission is free of charge. Lunch will be provided, and attendees will be entered to win prizes, including 15 free, complimentary 1-year memberships to the Cheeky Scientist Association, 30 copies of the Cheeky Scientist’s most recent book, The Science of Intelligent Achievement, and Purdue sporting event tickets. Registration is limited to 300, so interested students should register ASAP!

Posted Aug 23, 2021

Tenure-track and Tenured Professor Positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemical Biology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Professor of Experimental Physical or Analytical Chemistry


Posted Aug 23, 2021

 Sandia National Laboratories Distinguished Fellowships for 2022

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking candidates for our two Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in National Security Science and Engineering. These fellowships are three-year appointments that allow recipients to pursue independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission. We ask that you encourage your top PhD students in science or engineering to apply. Please share this information with those students, deans, department chairs, faculty, research center directors, graduate studies offices, fellowship offices, and professional societies. We are proud to have selected Fellows from Caltech, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Princeton, MIT, University of Texas-Austin, and University of Wisconsin-Madison, among others.
Please see the attached letter and flyer(s) for more details on both of our Distinguished Fellowships and pass on to all of your top PhD candidates.

For questions, please contact the Hruby Fellowship Team at HrubyFellowship at or the Truman Fellowship Team at TrumanFellowship at

Complete application information is available at:

Posted Aug 19, 2021

2021 Midwest Women in Science Conference (WISC)

My name is Jeriann Beiter and I am a third-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, as well as one of the board members organizing the 2021 Midwest Women in Science Conference (WISC).

I am writing to invite graduate students in at the Purdue University Science to attend and present at the 2021 Midwest Women in Science Conference, which will take place virtually on September 18-19, 2021. Our registrations and abstract submission forms, as well as more information about WISC, is available in the attached flyer as well as on our website at The cost to attend is $10, and the registration costs cover full access to all portions of the conference as well as a small attendee appreciation package.

WISC is a conference led by graduate students with the intent of providing other women and gender minorities in STEM with an opportunity to highlight their research, as well as providing networking and career development opportunities with leading professionals in the field. Those attending the conference will be able to present their research through poster and oral presentations, participate in career development workshops and events, and attend three keynote talks by leading professional women in STEM.

We kindly ask that you forward this information to any students or post-doctoral fellows who may be interested in attending, and particularly to any student organizations dedicated to supporting gender-minority individuals in STEM.

We are looking forward to seeing students from Purdue University at the upcoming WISC!

Jeriann Beiter
2021 Midwest Women in Science Conference Board Member
Department of Chemistry
University of Chicago

Posted Aug 19, 2021

Northrop Grumman Info Session

Date: Wednesday, August 25th
Time: 5:30-7:30PM

My name is Cliff Frieler and I have been an Engineer/Scientist at Northrop Grumman Corporation for over three decades and a recruiter for a strategic talent program for 13years. This is my 6th year coming to Purdue in the fall and I am very excited to be able to come again after missing last year.

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-docs 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 NGC engages. In October, we will invite roughly 50 candidates from across the country to an interview event, also hopefully face-to-face this year. I would like to make sure that Purdue is well represented.

We are interested in people (see job description) whose background is 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, many projects in data analytics, and a research group pursuing quantum computing, superconducting circuit design and related technologies in the Baltimore area. Of course, there are our better known business areas, such as satellite sensing systems, high-energy laser systems, UAVs, Army vehicles and Naval network and communications. We have also recently won two large programs to support the United States' strategic defense triad, the air based component B-21 Strike, and the missile component Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD). Across this broad landscape of activity, we 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, particularly those with demonstrated leadership capability, ready to broaden themselves and their perspective.

More information can be found at -

There are a few requirements to be considered;
U.S. Citizenship
MS, PhD or post-doc, available anytime in the next 18 months.
Academic excellence, both UG and Grad.

I will present an evening InfoSession;
Where: The Convergence Center
101 Foundry Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Innovation Room - 70
Date: Wednesday, August 25th
Time: 5:30-7:30PM

I hope that all interested and qualified candidates can attend, but invite those who can't to contact me directly. I would be happy to explain the program and answer questions individually. I will be on campus to meet with and interview folks who are interested on Thursday and Friday of next week, and will continue as long as candidates come forward.

I look forward to seeing you next week and
Best of Luck in the remainder of your academic career!
Dr. Cliff Frieler
Senior Systems Engineer, Staff Scientist
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program
Purdue University FTL Recruiter
(248) 526.3920 off
(248) 739-6668 cell
cliff.frieler at

Posted Aug 13, 2021

The Heritage Group, Indianapolis, Indiana

Organic Research Chemist

Description: We are seeking an organic chemist to help develop solutions to the diverse problems that we take on through chemical synthesis and characterization. We need an ambitious and dedicated colleague who is excited to contribute to hands-on research. The candidate must have a comprehensive knowledge of organic synthesis as well as other analytical techniques (including FTIR, LCMS, and GCMS). The candidate must also have experience with hazardous waste disposal and treatment. Duties include but are not limited to conducting organic synthesis, reaction monitoring, and product analysis, bench chemistry, hazardous waste disposal, and other laboratory duties as designated by direct supervisor.

• Collaborate with other researchers to conduct various organic syntheses.
o Set up and maintain laboratory equipment.
o Independently plan, lead, and safely execute technical work that can vary from moderate to high complexity that could include new molecule development, distillation, extraction, polymer synthesis, etc.
o Solve chemical problems using literature and market searches, experimentation, and data interpretation.
o Conduct and monitor experiments including chemical and physical analysis of compounds.
o Prepare reports to communicate complications or findings to the team.
• Work as part of multidisciplinary team to analyze research group samples.
o Deliver the necessary analytical information for each sample/project.
o Determine appropriate analytical tests for sample analysis.
o Perform bench chemistries and conduct sample preparation and analysis based on project needs.
o Prepare reports to communicate findings of samples/projects.
• Coordinate disposal of hazardous waste
o Organize and carry out hazardous waste disposal.
o Communicate with appropriate authorities and organizations.
• Help develop cross-functional knowledge across THG/HRG.
• Drive department safety improvements
• PhD in Organic Chemistry or related field or master's degree with equivalent experience plus 3-5 years experience in a synthetic chemistry and/or manufacturing lab setting is preferred.
• Creativity and problem solvent skills to find solutions to business opportunities.
• Proficiency in various types of synthetic methodologies, synthesis problem solving, and total synthesis.
• Experience handling hazardous waste.
• Knowledge of hazardous waste classifications
• Broad knowledge of characterization techniques
• Demonstrated application of scientific principles, theory, and experimental design.
• Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
• Willingness to work on other research projects as needed.
• Understanding and implementation of safe laboratory practices
• Strong organizational skills
• Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
• Multitasking and prioritization skills with the ability to be self-motivated
• Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to travel occasionally.


Posted Aug 9, 2021 

University of St. Thomas Chemistry Department, St. Paul , Minnesota

Our department, in the vibrant metropolitan area of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, is hiring for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to start Sept 1, 2022. All backgrounds of chemistry are invited to apply. Research experience and interests in synthetic inorganic are particularly encouraged.

The University of St. Thomas is a private, liberal arts institution with ~6600 undergraduate students and ~4000 graduate students. UST Chemistry has 14 full-time faculty, 11 of whom are research-active. We graduate 40-50 Chemistry & Biochemistry majors each year, most of whom participate in research projects directly with faculty. We do not have graduate programs in Chemistry; we are focused on training our undergraduates well. We have light teaching loads, extensive modern instrumentation and generous start-up packages that enable meaningful research collaboration with our students. It is a great place to teach and mentor the next generation!

I'd be happy to answer any questions about the search or the position itself. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 13, 2021.

Lisa E. Prevette, Ph.D
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
University of St. Thomas
Mail # OSS 402
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1079
(651) 962-5672
lisa.prevette at


Posted Aug 9, 2021

Foundation: Beckman Foundation
Opportunity: Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship

Details: The fellowship program supports advanced research by postdoctoral scholars addressing the core areas of fundamental chemistry or the innovation and development of chemical instrumentation. Research must be innovative in method, speed, or process or represent new instrument technology. Through the program, fellows will be appointed for two years, with a possibility of a third-year renewal with an award of $180,000 over two years for salary, fringe benefits, and research expenditures; instrumentation fellowships will receive an additional one-time grant of up to $200,000. Fellows receiving third-year renewal awards will receive an additional $90,000.
Deadline: Sept. 3, 2021
I am available to assist with the application if anyone in your department is interested. Please let me know if you have any questions.

James Priest    jepriest at
Foundation Relations
Purdue for Life Foundation


Posted Aug 4, 2021

DuPont Ph.D. Recruiting Info Session, Aug 10, 3PM

DuPont will be holding a Virtual Information Session on Aug 10 for our PhD recruiting effort. 
This is the direct link to join: Click here to join the meeting


Posted Aug 3, 2021

PhD Chemistry Positions at Corteva Agriscience

Corteva Agriscience is currently seeking curious, bold innovators who want to grow their careers and be
part of a winning team. Those who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment and are eager to bring
the initiative and fresh ideas that will drive our business into the future and earn us our place as an industry

The Small Molecule Discovery and Development (SMDD) group at Corteva Agriscience is looking to hire
a synthetic chemist at its Indianapolis Global Business Center. The SMDD group at Corteva Agriscience
is comprised of Discovery Chemistry, Process Chemistry and Process Development groups and
represents a sizeable portion of our R&D innovation engine working towards sustainable crop protection
solutions. We are looking for scientists who can work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover,
develop and launch our crop protection pipeline. A structured onboarding plan will include opportunity for
research sabbaticals across all disciplines in the SMDD group. You willl have an opportunity to work with
pipeline molecules at various stages of development from early discovery to manufacturing and launch.

Discovery Chemistry
The Discovery Chemistry R&D Team is responsible for design and synthesis of novel organic
compounds for crop protection and vegetation management. The primary objective of this position is to
work as part of a multidisciplinary team to discover and exploit hits, Actives and Leads as part of our
Crop Protection Discovery effort.

Process Sciences & Process Development
The Process Chemistry R&D Team is responsible for the invention and development of new synthetic chemical routes to support the advancement of new agrochemicals in our discovery and development pipeline. The primary objective of this position is to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop and optimize scalable synthetic routes to that are safe, robust, low cost and sustainable and supply material for biological evaluation.

There will be a virtual information session on Aug 13th 11 AM – 12 PM EST. Interested students should fill out this application: Recruiting Submission


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 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