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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 17, 2021

Merck recruiting event, June 3, 2:30-5PM

 GSAB will be hosting a virtual Merck recruiting event taking place on Thursday June 3rd 2021, 2:30-5 pm est (please view attached flyer, zoom link will be sent to those signed up). This is a professional development opportunity open to all graduate students and post docs in the Purdue chemistry department. This event will allow you to learn about Merck's Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Drug Metabolism (PPDM) group. Additionally, this is an opportunity to network and learn more about the job opportunities Merck has to offer. To sign up for this event use the hyperlink in the flyer or this link: . Note, this survey will also ask for a paragraph on your research focus, please make this 250 words max.

Please note the sign-up survey will close on May 24th at 5pm est. After this time, no further sign-up survey submissions will be counted as part of the event, and you will not be able to attend this event.

Posted May 6, 2021

Procter & Gamble 2021 Spring Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium

GSAB will be hosting a virtual Procter & Gamble 2021 Spring Chemistry Graduate Research Symposium taking place on Thursday June 10th 2021, Time TBD (please view attached flyer, webex link will be sent to those signed up). This is a professional development opportunity open to 4th year and beyond graduate students and post docs in the Purdue chemistry department. This event, unlike previous events meeting with industry representatives, will allow you to directly present your research work to P&G representatives. You will be given 20-30 minutes to present your work followed by a Q&A session. The presentation time will be based on the number of attendees. To sign up for this event use the hyperlink in the flyer or this link: Note, this survey will also ask for an up-to-date resume and an abstract of 500 words max about your presentation. Please include the title of your presentation in the abstract document you submit.

I would highly recommend this opportunity to share your research with the world's largest consumer products company. This is an excellent opportunity to directly network and learn more about P&G. Please note the sign-up survey will close on May 28th at 5pm est. After this time, no further sign-up survey submissions will be counted as part of the event, and you will not be able to present your work.


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 22, 2021

P&G Connect_ Learn about R&D in industry and the hiring process

I would like to invite your students to our virtual P&G event on Monday, April 26th starting at 5:00 pm EST. We will be hearing from two senior directors in R&D with a focus on P&G, what R&D looks like in industry, and the application process. Following the presentation we will field questions from the audience. I hope this will be helpful to many students that are interested in industrial careers or participating in summer internship opportunities. The message of the meeting fits both graduate and undergraduate students.
The meeting will be hosted on WebEx and requires registration (WebEx Meeting # 129 473 2214 , select register).



Posted April 22, 2021

Kumquat Biosciences, San Diego, California

Kumquat Biosciences is a well-funded San Diego biotech company started by a group of serial entrepreneurs in 2019. Kumquat is looking for a motivated synthetic chemist to join its small molecule oncology drug discovery and development team. No prior industry experience is required. Possible career path can be medchem or process/CMC depending on company needs and personal interest. Competitive benefit and stock option. This is an immediate opening to be filled in about 1-3 months. Any interested applicant please send his/her resume to twu at


Posted April 14, 2021

Teaching Assistant Professor – Organic Chemistry - Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

The Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a term faculty position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor beginning with the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 academic year. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related discipline is required. The successful candidate will teach two courses in organic chemistry each semester, to a diverse population of students. Interested candidates should submit their application as one (1) complete pdf file that includes a cover letter, a full curriculum vitae including educational and work history, statements of teaching interests and philosophy, and names and contact information of three references at this website: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. Informal inquiries about the position can be made to the Head of the Chemistry Department, Professor Daniel Higgins (higgins at Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, apply by April 30, 2021.
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.


Posted April 13, 2021

Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, New Jersey

This year we have another PhD-level opening (central NJ) for analytical chemist in our chemical process department. Attached is the job description. We are targeting students graduating in Fall 2021/Spring 2022. If anyone is interested, please let them know that they can send their CVs to my email yiyang.zhou at by 5/1. 


Posted April 7, 2021

 CISTAR Summer position

We have made our summer position a half-time graduate assistantship.

I have attached a position description. The graduate student will help facilitate our virtual summer research program for students from other institutions. For more information about the REM program please see this news item from the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering.

Please share the announcement with any graduate students in Chemistry or Science Education who might be good candidates for this type of role. It would be ideal if the student had experience as a TA for a virtual class or recitation.

Posted April 2, 2021

IMPACT X+ Opportunity for GAs in April

An opportunity for grad students to participate in IMPACT X+ this April 19-May 7. Anyone instructing at Purdue W. Lafayette campus is eligible and it comes with $1,000 funding upon the completion of a course design plan. The program is three weeks long, conducted virtually, with all synchronous activities optional.

 IMPACT X+ offers an introduction to teaching and creating a student-centered learning environment, with examples for 5 course archetypes: 1) discussion/small group/project-based, 2) experiential/field work/clinical, 3) lab-intensive, 4) large lecture, and 5) writing-intensive. Participants go through content on their own and then can get feedback from our support team via drop-in calls and written feedback.   

 Interested grad students can apply here. The application asks them to identify the course they are teaching, choose the course archetype that best represents their course, and a little bit about their goals in participating.

 More information can be found on our website or they can email me directly (allisonrussell at We also will have two cohorts this summer, in May and June, if they’d prefer to participate then.


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 26, 2021

ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division Graduate Student Award Symposium

See attached call for papers.


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 17, 2021

 2021 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Symposium

We wanted to remind you that the abstract deadline for oral presentation and lightning talks for the 2021 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Symposium is extended until Monday, March 22nd at 5pm. Reminder: Everyone who gives an oral presentation will receive a Hitchhiker's mug as well as a laser pointer.  Beyond the participation gifts, the top three oral presentations and lightning talks will be awarded a cash prize of $250, $200, and $150 respectively. Please submit your abstracts when registering and feel free to contact Ariana Cardillo ( with any questions you may have about abstract submissions.

 If you are not submitting a talk but still would like to attend, please fill out the registration so we know how many people to expect! 

 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Symposium brings together undergraduate students, graduate student, post-doctorates, and faculty throughout the Midwest who are all striving to share and gain more insight into various biophysical approaches. This virtual symposium will be held May 12-13, 2021. Each day will consist of seminars from graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and faculty about exciting results and research they have been performing. We are so excited to hear from our keynote speaker, Dr. Doug Lauffenburger, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On the second day of the symposium, along with more seminars, we will have a lightning talk session to replace our usual poster session. Students have the opportunity of presenting a lightning talk, a 10-minute presentation, on their research which will take place in breakout rooms that judges and other attendees can go into to listen and ask questions. 

 Also, don't forget about our two pre-symposium discussions, "Striving for an inclusive community in science" and "What's next? Exploring future careers in science", where we will hear from experts on each topic and have an open discussion about questions you may have. Both panels will take place on May 11, 2021 and more details will be sent out at a later time. 

 We hope to see you in May and be sure to submit your abstracts!

 2021 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Symposium Planning Committee

Trevor Boram, Department of Biochemistry
Evan Billings, Department of Biological Sciences
Ariana Cardillo, Department of Chemistry
Mackenzie Chapman, Department of Biological Sciences
Clint Gabel, Department of Biological Sciences
Sebastian Kenny, Department of Chemistry
Kristos Negron, Department of Chemistry


Registration link:

Website link:

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy: Home

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy 2021. Welcome to the 2021 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Sympsoium (HG2BG) website!


Posted March 16, 2021

Procter and Gamble

My name is Chris Pulliam, pulliam.cj at,  I graduated from Graham Cooks’ lab in 2017 and now work at Procter and Gamble. I wanted to make you aware of the PhD employment opportunities P&G is currently hiring for in hopes that you will pass this along to the graduate students. If there are any questions, you can direct the students to myself or Hilda Namanja-Magliano (another Purdue Grad you may be familiar with 😊) @Namanjamagliano, Hilda .


Employee Health Test Center Technical Supervisor – PhD


A PhD in Biology or Biotechnology is required, Microbiology, Virology or Immunology is preferred.

·      1 - 3 yrs of hands-on research experience in the field of virology; specifically, minimum of 6 months of experience in high-complexity testing in virology is required

·      Excellent hands-on, bench-top laboratory skills, including precision and accuracy, are a must.

·      Experience with Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase chain reaction (RTPCR) and RNA extraction is required.

PhD Data Science Internship - R&D


PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics or closely related field.  Strong Python coding skills.  Experience with computer vision applications.  Knowledge of and experience with Deep Learning methods including CNNs.

PhD Computational Toxicologist


PhD in a Toxicology, Computational Toxicology, Computational Chemistry, or Pharmacology, with strong computational and chemistry background is required. Background in developing and applying computational approaches, experience using big data, systems biology modelling, and machine learning is essential

·      Working towards a PhD in Materials Science or related field·      Experience with conducting independent and collaborative research projects·      Comfortable with processing large data sets 

Ph.D Scientist - Proteomics, Lipidomics, Metabolomics


Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or related field of study with hands-on mass spectrometry experience with the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of various mass spectrometers including Thermo Fisher Orbitrap (ELITE, QE+, and/or FUSION).


PhD Intern, Chemistry TPT


·      Practical and Theoretical Polymer Physics/Characterization.

·      Wet chemistry skills (dissolution, precipitation, filtration, dialysis) including simple chemical modifications (oxidation, esterification, hydrolysis).

·      Practical Instrumental analysis (NMR, GPC, Mass Spec) and familiarity with Computational packages and simulation techniques (e.g., MATLAB, python, ACD, ChemDoodle, Molecular Dynamics).


PhD Clinical Scientist


·      PhD in Life Science, Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with research and life science background along with strong fundamental knowledge of physiology, Clinical Science, biology, product chemistry, measurement science and scientific approach/hypothesis testing. Extensive knowledge and expertise in Science, Microbiology, Immunology, Immunochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or experience in biomedical sensors , imaging/image analysis expertise (desired) or relevant field is also highly preferred

Product Vigilance Manager, Global Safety Surveillance and Analysis (GSSA)


An advanced degree in a health care profession (e.g. MD, Pharm. D.). Life science (PhD) with applicable healthcare related experience may be considered.


PhD Bioinformatician


1.    PhD Degree

2.    Advanced Bioinformatics Machine Learning skills to automate, analyze /interpret largescale high-throughput datasets (e.g., gene expression, RNASeq, SNPs, genome / Single Cell Sequencing, proteomics, metabonomics)

3.    Programming skills (e.g., Python, Perl, BioConductor, R, Other Statistical tools, Pathway Studios, Java, Shell Script, SQL, HTML, Javascript)


Damage Mechanism of Action - PhD Intern


·      We are looking for someone working towards a PhD: - Surface science expertise including measurement methods

Summer PhD Intern (Edge Machine Learning), Smart Products


·      Enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field

·      Machine Learning / Deep Learning

·      Embedded software development

·      Python and C/C++programming

Summer PhD Intern (Robotics), Smart Products


·      Enrolled in a PhD program in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields

·      Hands-on experience in robotics systems

Position Title



Data Engineer


·      A PhD in Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering or a related field.

·      Strong problem-solving skills paired with extensive experience programming (Python, Java, C++, etc).

·      Strong data wrangling skills.

·      Hands on experience with relational databases and the use of SQL to extract and manipulate data.

Experience with cloud services (AWS, Azure or GCP).

Human Safety Support Hair / Beauty Scientist


·      PhD in toxicology or a related discipline is preferred.

·      Technical mastery in toxicology and product safety/risk assessment.

Elemental Analysis Scientist


Required Skill:


·      Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy


Preferred Skills:

·      Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

·      Advanced Elemental Analysis Sample preparation

·      X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

·      Development/Validation of Regulated Analytical Assays


Atomic Spectrometry Postdoctoral Fellowship


·      Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry

·      Atomic absorption spectroscopy

·      Advanced elemental-analysis sample prep

·      X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy

·      Development/validation of regulated assays


Clinical Scientist


·      DDS/DMD/RDH in combination with PhD in Life Science or Master of Public Health. Extensive knowledge of Oral Biology, Pathology and Scientific design, and strong foundation in Life Science are required for this role.  

·      Expertise in Microbiology, Immunology, Immunochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry or relevant field is highly preferred

R&D Data Scientist


·      PhD in Computer Science or related field and 2 years of experience with advanced machine learning methods including Deep Learning.

·       Common NLP tasks (text classification, topic modeling, named entity recognition, parts-of-speech tagging, relationship extraction, stemming).

·       Advanced machine learning methods (support vector machine, random forest, gradient boosted trees, artificial neural networks). Deep Learning (MLP, CNN and RNN). Explainable artificial intelligence. Python programming and several of its libraries (Pandas, NumPy, Scikit-learn, Scipy, Tensorflow, Gensim). Databases (MySQL, SQLite, MongoDB).

·        Programming skills in data reduction and analysis in Python or related languages and current or aspiring skills in Artificial intelligence, Deep Learning and large data handling will be advantageous.


High Energy Scattering Post-Doctoral Research Associate


·          PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science/Engineering or related areas who has research experience with hands-on measurement and complex materials technical problem solving involving the application of hard- and soft- matter scattering.  The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and team engagement / interpersonal skills and have demonstrated leadership in collaborative research.

·      We seek someone with expertise in high energy, X-ray and Neutron scattering.  The specific measurement capability skills of interest include Glazing incidence, Small- and Wide-angle scattering (GI / SAXS / WAXS / SANS/ WANS), and single crystal structure analysis.

·      Familiarity with synchrotron / neutron facilities is a plus.  The individual will have opportunities to engage with high energy scattering facilities on behalf of Procter & Gamble, such as Brookhaven National Labs, Advanced Photo Source, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility or National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Materials Science Research & Development, PhD Internship – Recycled Polypropylene (rPP) for Nonwovens



Global Product Stewardship Regulatory Manager/Project Leader – PhD


PhD in Life Science / Chemistry or equivalent at a minimum.

The job requires the ability to interpret data from different scientific disciplines (e.g., human & environmental safety, chemistry, biology) and from technical functions (e.g., Regulatory, Safety, Product Development, Products Research) to develop GPS strategies for new initiatives and current business

Posted March 9, 2021

Boehringer Ingelheim, North Brunswick, New Jersey

We have multiple openings for our Scientist IV, Analytical Methods role. Here is a direct link to the role.


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.


Posted March 2, 2021

Faculty Position at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

 The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in synthetic organic chemistry, broadly defined, with expertise in synthetic methodology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, catalysis, green chemistry, natural product synthesis, or polymer synthesis, with an intended start date of Fall 2021. The candidate will be encouraged to participate in the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery ( ), and/or the Macromolecules Innovation Institute ( ).

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. We welcome applications from diverse, underrepresented candidates.

Applicants must submit application materials online at in response to job number 515283. Application materials include a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

For any questions specifically related to the position, please contact Felicia Etzkorn, Search Committee Chair, at

For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, please visit .

People may apply to this position through the direct link:



Posted March 1, 2021

UCLA Stein Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California

Postdoctoral Scholar Position





Posted February 10, 2021

EVONIK INDUSTRIES, Lafayette, Indiana

RD&I Scientist Position Available

 Please find attached the flyer with further information regarding the position.


Questions should be directed to:

Colby M. Vöst, Ph.D.
Scientist | Research, Development & Innovation | Health Care
P +1 765 477 3484 | colby.voest at

Evonik Corporation | Tippecanoe Laboratories

1650 Lilly Rd. | Lafayette, IN 47909 | USA


Posted January 20, 2021

LC-MS Opportunity at Northwestern University

Northwestern University’s Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC – a combined center of cores for NU, inclusive of NMR, Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry, Laser/Electronics, Physical Characterization, and Pharmacology/Metabolomics cores) has an immediate need for an experienced LC-MS person. Specifically, the candidate would need to be experienced in HPLC and method development therein for MS detection. The position would be primarily part of our Clinical and Pharmacology Core (CPC) inside of IMSERC. The CPC performs pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic LC-MS quantitation as well as targeted metabolite (endogenous and exogenous) quantitation via LC-MS for researchers at Northwestern as a beginning-to-end solution (organ/biological fluid to PK modeling report – done by a PK, faculty expert here). Most of CPC’s work is either (1) repeats of previously validated assays, (2) development of new assays from literature examples, or (3) more rarely, ground-up, new LC-MS method development.

 The scope of the position is intended to be a 2-3 year post-doc appointment that can be viewed as similar to an “industry” or other “applied” post-doctoral position (this is not a “traditional post-doc” that would be intended to train and prepare someone to be an independent investigator in academia). Most cores in NU hire people this way, wherein the position is converted into a permanent position following and/or during this post-doc trial period, as a way verify it is a good fit for all. Funding has been secured for this conversion to a permanent position, so it is an inevitability to be a permanent position, providing the candidate is a good skill, team, and performance match. Additionally, we are also (longer-term) in need of an MS Director in IMSERC, so there is great potential for significant advancement or even immediate placement if the candidate checks all the right boxes today, though we would be looking for significant LC-MS experience for such a situation. IMSERC would also consider an internship from a current LC-MS capable graduate student looking to expand their applied use and experience.

 Please contact Ben Owen if interested:



Posted January 15, 2021

Graduate School Spring Professional Development Highlights:


  • We currently have 100 workshops scheduled, with more to come throughout the semester.
  • All our workshops are free of charge and will be hosted virtually this semester.
  • In response to the difficulties our students are currently facing, we’ve amped up our wellness workshops. Students should consider kicking off the semester by joining Dr. Drew Zaitsoff from CAPS for his workshop “Managing Uncertainty and Grad School in the Time of COVID-19” on Tuesday, January 19th @ 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    • While preference is given to graduate students, faculty and staff are also welcome to register for our workshops.

 For more information about any of our workshops, or to register for a workshop, students can visit:


Posted January 13, 2021

Ferring Pharmaceuticals, San Diego, California

Ferring continues to have multiple positions open for excellent PhDs and postdocs at our growing San Diego research hub. I encourage any interested students to contact me directly. 

James Collins, PhD
Senior Scientist, Chemistry
Global Drug Discovery & External Innovation, Ferring Pharmaceuticals
4245 Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121; 858-657-1584




Posted January 6, 2021

Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania

The chemistry department at Lafayette College was recently granted permission to conduct a
search for an assistant professor in the field of organic chemistry. This is not the normal time
period in which we would be conducting such a search, but I think we can all agree that 2020
was anything but normal. I would ask you to pass this note on to any post-docs or soon to
graduate Ph.D. candidates that have an interest in a career at a PUI. While teaching or post-doc
experience is preferred, it is not required. We especially encourage applicants from
underrepresented groups to further the College’s mission to promote diversity, equity and
inclusion..More about the position can be found on our department website
( If anyone has any questions about Lafayette or this position,
they can feel free to contact me. Thank you for your time and best wishes for a better 2021.
Chip Nataro (nataroc at
Marshall R. Metzgar Professor of Chemistry
Acting Head of the Department of Chemistry
Lafayette College



Posted December 9, 2020

University of Washington, Tacoma

Please share the following job opening in Chemistry at the University of Washington Tacoma with late-stage Ph.D. students and postdocs in your department who would be interested in an Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry teaching position.

Position Details - Academic Personnel

Commitment to Diversity The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty...

Applicants should feel free to contact me regarding the position.

John Finke
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Search Chair

Posted December 2, 2020

Janssen, San Diego, California

The Discovery Chemistry team at Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) in La Jolla is searching for Master’s level candidates (or BS with 2+ years’ experience). They also have an opening for an entry level PhD scientist. They do not currently have an opening for an entry level Bachelor’s, but may open one within the next few months.

The job descriptions and links to apply can be found here:

Any undergraduates interested in a discovery chemistry position can contact Prof. Altman, who can introduce the undergraduate to a contact at Janssen. Additionally, Prof. Altman can introduce graduate-level researchers to the Janssen contact, who can review the CVs and Research Summaries.