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Posted February 22, 2018

I am writing from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s Master of Science in Law (MSL) Program to introduce myself and the MSL program.

The Master of Science in Law is a unique program that provides individuals with STEM backgrounds with specialized training in the areas of intellectual property and patent design, business law and entrepreneurship, regulatory analysis and strategy, and skills development. Students can complete the full-time program in nine months, or the part time program (via either the residential or online format) in two to four years.

Purdue University produces strong STEM graduates through its various schools and degree offerings, and we think the MSL program is a great graduate school option for your students.  

Additionally, we are having an Open House on Saturday, March 3rd (students can register here if they are able to make it to Chicago) and will be hosting webinars on Wednesday, March 7th (from 6-7 pm CST) for our online program and on Friday, March 9th (from 12-1 pm CST) for our residential program.  We would love for your students to join us to learn more – they can find more information via the attached flyer and on our website.

Posted February 22, 2018

Hello! My name is Patrick Smith and I am a junior in chemical engineering here at Purdue. I am currently serving as the Chem-E-Car coordinator for the 2018 North Central AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Regional Conference that Purdue is slated to host on April 7th. One of the most important events at any AIChE Regional Conference is the Chem-E-Car competition. Chem-E-Car is a competition which tasks teams with creating a shoe box sized car that uses a chemical reaction to carry a certain load (0-500ml water) a specified distance (15-30m). More information can be found here:

 For this event we will need judges to grade and critique the poster presentations from student participants as well as conduct safety inspections of each team's car. We would love to pool judges from chemistry faculty and graduate students as you will be familiar with the chemical reactions used in each car and be able to identify potential safety hazards.

 We are currently aiming for 10 total volunteers. These numbers may fluctuate depending upon the number of teams that register for the conference. At the moment we are simply trying to get a list of who's interested. 

 Judging for Chem-E-Car will take place the morning of Saturday, April 7th from roughly 8am-12pm. As we get closer to the competition, we will send out another email to those who sign up regarding their specifics duties as a judge and the exact timeline for the event.

 There are no special requirements or qualifications required to serve as a judge for Chem-E-Car. We are simply looking for responsible people with a good understanding of chemistry who would be willing to sacrifice a small amount of their time Saturday morning. 

 Anyone who's interested in serving as a judge for the event is asked to fill out the excel spreadsheet attached at the bottom of this email. Simply enter your name, email address, title (professor,graduate student,etc), and event preference (Chem-E-Car in this case). We will keep this list until after teams have registered in late February and then choose judges based on need and the number of teams that sign up.

Posted February 21, 2018

ZoomEssence, Hebron, Kentucky

 We are looking for PhD students that are currently or have just finished studying Analytical Chemistry. We would very much like to spread the word about this job opening and begin receiving applications. 


Posted February 13, 2018

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grant to U.S. Citizens to spend 9-12 months abroad to conduct research, teach English, or pursue graduate studies in over 170 countries.

 This week I am hosting several information sessions for Purdue students to learn more about the program. The application round for 2019-20 grants starts now. I encourage you to review the schedule here

You will see there are two sessions specifically aimed at graduate students. The information shared in those is the same as the sessions titled “2019-20 Research and Study Grants”. I just focus the information toward grad students. So if you aren’t able to accommodate the times for the two grad student focused sessions, you can certainly attend any of the others.

 Veronica Schirm
Director, National & International Scholarships Office

Posted February 12, 2018

Greater Indiana Society for Neuroscience <>

Don't miss the deadline to submit your abstract for this year's Annual Meeting:

Deadline for Abstract Submission is Friday, February 16th, 2018:

Link to Abstract Submission

Deadline for Registration is Thursday, March 1st, 2018:

Link to Registration

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN)

Purdue University
915 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907


Posted February 9, 2018

 Grant Opportunity

 Grant Opportunity: Dannon Awarding TWO $25,000 Grants for Graduate Students

 Dannon, as part of DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation, is once again awarding two $25,000 grants to graduate students who show strong interest and potential in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics and/or yogurt.  The Dannon Fellowship Grant was established in 2012 to help further study of these vastly diverse areas on human health.

 For students who are studying topics including the gut microbiome’s impact on human health and well-being and/or the nutritional and functional benefits of yogurt and probiotics, this is an exciting opportunity to not only receive educational support, but to connect with a leader in the field. Besides the $25,000 award, Dannon Fellows are connected to each other through this scholarship – encouraging collaboration, communication and future opportunity in the field.

 Thus far, the Dannon grant has provided support for research on probiotic yogurt during lactation, the use of foods as a delivery vector for beneficial bacteria, technology for studying the adaptation of fermentative microbes to milk, the effects of protein fermentation on the human microbiota and digestive health, and the relationship between probiotics, the gut microbiome and brain function.

 Dannon will be accepting applications from graduate students until February 15, 2018. For additional information, qualification requirements and to complete the online application, please click here:


Posted February 8, 2018

3M Organic Chemist opening, St Paul, Minnesota

 We have an opening for a PhD Organic Chemist at 3M.  There is a constraint on the position that they would need to start by the end of the second quarter (end of June).  The position is somewhat specialized (aren’t they all) and I’ve listed the target background below.  If you would have a post doc or grad student just finishing up that would fit this position, please have them send me their resume and I will connect with them.

 Technical Contributions.

Good working knowledge of organic synthesis and fluorine chemistry
Knowledge / prior experience of handling TFE, HFP, CTFE and other fluorochemical gasses
Techniques for handling materials in high pressure autoclaves,
Use of purification/analytical techniques for organic chemistry and synthesis (F NMR, GC etc)
Experience with Lewis acids such as SbF5, NbF5, etc.

 Christopher Haak, PhD | Senior R&D Specialist 

Commercial Services Division
3M Center


Posted February 8, 2018

My name is Chao Xu. I am an analytical researcher at Shell Technology Center Houston. I am helping with recruiting effort to hire a PhD graduate with emphasis in electrochemistry to work at Shell Technology Center in Houston. This position is open immediately. 

Shell Oil Company is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 90,000 people and operating in more than 80 countries and territories. The Measurement & Analysis group includes 3 hub-based Analytical Chemistry teams that provide analytical problem solving and support to R&D projects, as well as technical consultation to a wide range of Shell businesses. We now have an existing opportunity in the electrochemistry area, supporting R&D growth in advanced energy storage. Ideal incumbent should have working knowledge and hand-on experience in various electrochemistry techniques, such as cyclic voltammetry,  coulometry, electric impedance spectroscopy, as well as experience in material/surface characterization, preferably in batteries/fuel cells. Minimum GPA requirement is 3.20. Please refer to attached preliminary job description for details.

 The position is at Graduate hire level, which intended for PhD candidates completing this year, or recent graduates including postdocs with less than 3 years of work experience. Someone who can start before July will be most preferred. The position is open immediately till filled.

 Candidates are welcome to email their CVs directly to me ( for consideration. A recruiter might reach out to your department at a later time with a formal job description, but I am facilitating the hiring effort now, given the urgency to fill the position for my department.

Posted February 7, 2018

On the evening of Friday March 2 the Lafayette Regional Science and Engineering Fair is happening!  This covers middle school through high school students. If you are able and would like to volunteer as a judge, please reply see the instructions below to apply - it's really a blast. There are a number of categories, including:

Animal Sciences Behavioral and Social Sciences 
Biomedical and Health Sciences 
Cell and Molecular Biology 
Earth and Planetary Science 
Energy and Transportation 
Environmental Sciences 
Math and Computer Science 
Plant Sciences

Click HERE to fill in your information. In the "area of expertise" box, please enter up to three categories from above that you are willing to judge. If you served previously as a special panel judge and you’d like to do so again, you can indicate that as well.

 If the link above doesn't work, you copy-paste this URL into your browser to navigate to the SEFI registration site.

 You will not get a reply email, but you will get more information as the date draws near.

Registration will automatically close and lock once our quota has been reached.

 If you would like to recruit your friends, family members, or lab mates, just give them the category information and direct them to the registration link.


Posted February 7, 2018

The Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) in Indianapolis, IN is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow to work in the Single Cell Analytics Center. The position will involve working as part of a team to develop multiplexable cell and cell-free assays which utilize state-of-the-art technology platforms developed at the IBRI. See the attached job description for details. 

Please send your resume to Zane Baird at if you are interested in this opportunity. More information about IBRI and other positions for which we are actively recruiting can be found at

Posted February 6, 2018

Applications for graduate student fellowships for the Purdue Cancer Prevention Internship Program are available.  The applications are due on February 15th, 2018.  Fellowships provide a one year stipend, beginning in June 2018, and tuition to predoctoral students whose faculty mentors are members of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research in addition to those registered in the colleges of Health and Human Science, Liberal Arts or Science. An important criteria for selection is that the students research focus is in some area relevant to cancer prevention. The internship includes curricular and extracurricular requirements to introduce students to cross discipline approaches to cancer prevention research and to enhance abilities in interdisciplinary communication and research teams.

 Information, requirements and application instructions are available at:  


Posted February 6, 2018

 A team from E&J Gallo will be on campus participating in the College of Agriculture Career Fair on February 14th. They are also doing an informational session that evening of February 14th at 5:30 p.m. in Nelson Hall of Food Science for BS, MS and PhD students in life sciences, food science, agriculture, agribusiness and engineering.  Attached is more detail about each internship opportunity, location, and link to apply.

Posted February 6, 2018

 The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Job Opening – Assistant NMR Spectroscopist

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is recruiting an NMR Spectroscopist to support the operation of the NMR facility.  The facility houses four Bruker instruments ranging from 250 - 600 MHz solution-state NMR systems supporting a large number of synthetic researchers.  The NMR Spectroscopist will assist the Director in the maintenance and administrative aspects of the facility including training new users, managing cryogen fills, user scheduling, and providing consultation and collaboration in the area of structure elucidation of small molecules.  The candidate should have experience in the operation of Bruker NMR spectrometers including implementation of routine and novel multinuclear NMR, multidimensional NMR, and variable temperature experiments.  Preference is given to candidates with excellent skills in computers (Windows & Linux operating systems) and experience with RF electronics.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required for this post-doctoral researcher position.  Applications including a cover letter, CV, and references must be submitted online.


Posted February 6, 2018

DuPont, Wilmington, Delaware

 We are seeking an experienced NMR Spectroscopist to join our team.  Please check out the full job description and application information at:

Posted February 5, 2018

Cabot Microelectronics positions, Aurora, IL

Intern - CMP Slurry R&D

Intern - Interfacial Characterization

Research Scientist

Posted February 5, 2018

We are seeking to hire an NMR spectroscopist at our Monroeville, PA site. Details below. If you have questions or know someone who may be interested, please email me at Please forward this job opportunity to anyone you may know who could be interested. A link to the PPG careers site can be found at the bottom of this email. 


PPG: We protect and beautify the world.

At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.

Why join us:

With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.

  • Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
  • You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
  • Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
  • Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
  • You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.

Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.


PPG is seeking an NMR expert to join the Pittsburgh Analytical department as a member of the molecular analysis team.  Responsibilities include development and implementation of analytical methods to help drive new product development, address customer problems, and support regulatory requests. The position will employ various NMR techniques for structural elucidation of small molecules and identification of impurities in complex mixtures. The candidate will collaborate with customers and experts in orthogonal techniques (mass spec, chromatography, etc.) to develop and implement solutions to sophisticated problems. Communicating technical findings is a key aspect of this role. Permanent resident (Green Card) or U.S. Citizenship required.


Key Responsibilities

  • Safety
    • Maintain a safe working environment
    • Ensure the lab follows safety protocols
  • Technical
    • Method development, validation, and optimization
    • Interface with customers to solve problems and communicate findings
    • Deliver high quality results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Leadership
    • Organizing laboratory workflow to cultivate efficiency
    • Be an advocate for NMR and the Analytical group





Experience and Education

  • A PhD is required in Chemistry, polymer science, material science, or related discipline
  • Proficiency in liquids NMR and small molecule structure elucidation is required
  • The ability to coordinate NMR instrumentation training, use, and care:
    • Magnet care and maintenance (e.g. cryogen fills, etc.)
    • Spectrometer maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting
    • Hardware familiarity (e.g. probe switching)
  • Familiarity with complimentary analytical tools and their applications is desirable
  • A background in synthetic organic chemistry is preferred, but not required
  • Consistently deliver high-quality results that meet rigorous statistical analysis
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Able to write reports, give presentations, and lead discussions
    • Able to work in a team as a contributor or leader
  • Permanent resident (Green Card) or U.S. Citizenship required


Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related field. Industrial experience desirable, but not required.

PPG prides itself on the quality of its employees and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to successfully pass a hair drug/toxins test and a background check.

PPG Industries, Inc. offers an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. PPG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. You may request a copy of PPG’s affirmative action plan by emailing


J. Andrew Surface
NMR Spectroscopist, Senior Research Chemist
Pittsburgh Analytical, S&T

Monroeville Business and Technical Center
440 College Park Dr.
Monroeville, PA, USA, 15146
T: 724-325-5853
M: 314-827-5784


Posted February 5, 2018

Graduate School Professional Development Opportunities for Spring 2018

Graduate Research Information Program (GRIP)

Grant Writing Workshop Series, January 23, February 1, February 20, March 20

Graduate Engaging Research Presentation Series, January 24, February 8, February 21, February 28

Wellness Workshop:  Success Over Stress, February 7, 12:00-1:00 PM, PGSC 105

Lunch & Learn, February 2, February 09, February 23

Wellness Workshop:  Sleeping for Success, February 22, 2018, YONG B64

Responsible Conduct of Research Workshop Series, March 1, March 7, March 20, March 27, March 28, April 11

Diverse Career Pathways Workshop, March 3, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, WALC 3121

Collecting Data Using Qualtrics & MTurk, March 22, 6:00 - 8:30 PM, SC 231

Say It In 6, Submission deadline March 28

Three Minute Thesis Competition, April 17, 7:00 PM, WALC 1055

Posted February 2, 2018

Two positions open at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University: 

We are advertising two positions we have open at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.  We are a private undergraduate institution in central Minnesota.  The first position is a renewable laboratory instructor (MS required) and the second is a one year term teaching foundation courses and labs (PhD required by August).  We start review for these positions in the beginning of February.  Below is the link to our HR page where you can find the listing for the Chemistry Laboratory instructor and 1 year term.

Posted January 29, 2018

There is an opening for a NMR postdoc fellow at the Materials Research Lab at University of California at Santa Barbara. 

Posted January 29, 2018

2018 Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellows Research Awards Competition

February 21, 2018, 6-9PM, STEW 218 A-D

Call for Abstract/Posters

A link to the local Sigma Xi website, might also be helpful.     

Posted January 22, 2018

I wanted to share an exciting Postdoctoral Fellow opportunity within the Analytical Sciences division of Merck Research Labs (link below). Please encourage students who will be attaining a PhD by summer 2018 or postdocs with less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience to consider applying. Interestingly enough, the postdoctoral fellow will work directly with me in my group, so please encourage interested students to reach out to me via email or LinkedIn.

 Link to the posting in Taleo:


William Forrest, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences-Sterile Formulation Sciences (on rotation)
Merck & Co., Inc

Posted January 22, 2018

The CCO’s Grad & Postdoc workshop series starts this week!

Week 1 (Jan. 23): CV to resume (click here for details)

Week 2 (Jan. 29): Cover letter (details)

Week 3: (Feb. 6): LinkedIn (details)

Week 4: (Feb. 15): Job search (details)

Week 5: (Feb. 20): Interview Skills (details)

 Attendees can expect to work on their own materials during each workshop (click on the details links for more information). RSVPs not needed; first come, first seated!

 Please direct questions about the workshops to me.

Amruta Inamdar, Ph.D.

Career Services Consultant – Graduate Students

 Purdue University

Center for Career Opportunities; YONG 245

Posted January 22, 2018

 On behalf of the Graduate School, we would like to share the professional development opportunities available for your graduate students this semester. This year, the Graduate School is dramatically increasing the number and type of offerings to students across campus.  We are partnering with various campus and community organizations, as well as the Libraries, Center for Instructional Excellence, and the Center for Career Opportunities to provide a variety of topics. Regardless of your discipline, we have offerings for your students including Career Preparation, Wellness, Entrepreneurship, Research & Data Management, Teaching, Grant Writing, and Communication Skills.  As a mentor, we hope you will discuss the importance of lifelong professional development with your students and encourage them to attend these professional development workshops, as well as those offered by your department or college so that they are well prepared for the variety of challenges ahead. Below is a more detailed list of workshops which you can discuss with your students or postdocs. Please visit our website for detailed content and registration information. (  If you have questions or suggestions for topics regarding future professional development, please feel to contact us directly. 


Posted January 19, 2018

The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Program is accepting applications through March 12, 2018.  The Program supports postdocs to conduct research at universities, colleges, and U.S. government laboratories throughout the United States.

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 our website ( for details, and feel free to share this e-mail and attached flyer with your colleagues.  

Posted January 18, 2018


Workshop on Nanomaterials Characterization

Birck Nanotechnology Center

March 22-23, 2018


Birck Nanotechnology Center is excited to hold a workshop in conjunction with three research-oriented companies – NT-MDT, Quantum Design,  and Gatan – which supply crucial equipment at the Birck facility.


Topics from NT-MDT include:

  • AFM and advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques
  • nano-mechanical measurements

Topics from Quantum Design include:

  • measuring magnetic, thermal or electrical properties at cryogenic temperatures
  • magnetic probes like ferromagnetic resonance, magneto-optic Kerr microscopy
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Correlative microscopy (AFM + SEM)

Topics from Gatan include:

  • Electron microscopy cameras, specimen preparation, imaging energy filters, and other SEM/TEM topics


The aim of the workshop is to review the measurement techniques for both newcomers and existing users, see the instruments in action, and discuss cutting edge developments in both instrumentation and research.

***Please save the dates for this workshop and email Neil Dilley at if you are interested!***


Posted January 17, 2018

Health and Disease: Science, Technology, Culture and Policy research poster session.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 1-3 PM

South Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union

Note the deadline for abstract submission is Feb 23, 2018.

Posted January 16, 2018

 If you are interested in participating in the mini-MBA program, please see the attached program description and information below.  You would be personally responsible for $200 or the total cost of the program, with the rest being picked up by the college and department.  Stephen Hoffmann has completed the program and can give you more insights.  Other students from the department have taken the course in the past as well.

 If you are interested in being considered, please send your CV and a maximum one-page description of why you want to take the course and how you believe that you would benefit you both at Purdue and in the future by February 15th at 5pm to Stephen Hoffmann.  Given that it involves a week away from the lab, please also include a short memo from your major professor approving your application.  A departmental committee will meet to rank order the applications and forward to the college.


Posted January 16, 2018

Midwest  Compliance Laboratories, LLC, Terre Haute, IN

Analytical Chemist

Posted January 11, 2018

 Michigan State University’s Lyman Briggs College, East Lansing, MI

Seeking an academic year chemistry faculty to join the college’s chemistry group.  

The position description appears below.

Posted January 8, 2018

CCO’s Grad & Postdoc workshop series. Interested students and postdocs are encouraged to check the Purdue Graduate Student Careers Facebook page for details on these workshops as well as for information related to professional development and career planning.

Unlike previous semesters, these workshops will be limited in size (between 35 to 50 persons), and attendees will actively participate in skill development. For example, during the “Convert your CV into a resume” workshop attendees will not only learn about the two documents, but will also work on their own CV and create or refine their resumes. No RSVP needed. Interested individuals are asked to save the dates in their calendar, and arrive early to get a seat.

The workshops will also be advertised on the CCO’s calendar:

Posted January 8, 2018

Funding Available for Graduate Students

Applications for graduate student fellowships for the Purdue Cancer Prevention Internship Program are being solicited.  The applications are due on February 15th, 2018.  Fellowships provide a one year stipend, beginning in June 2018, and tuition to predoctoral students whose faculty mentors are members of the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research and/or faculty from the college of Health and Human Sciences. An important criteria for selection is that the students research focus is in an area relevant to cancer prevention. The internship includes curricular and extracurricular requirements to introduce students to cross discipline approaches to research and to enhance abilities in interdisciplinary communication and research teams.

 Information, requirements and application instructions are available at the graduate student section: 


Posted January 8, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

 Carleton College is presently conducting a search for a one year visiting position in organic chemistry. We believe that this position would be an excellent launchpad for a career at a primarily undergraduate institution with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research. We would very much appreciate you passing this information along to graduate students and post-docs in your department who might be interested in such an opportunity. More information is available at

Posted January 8, 2018

 Purdue will be hosting the 2nd Big Ten Academic Alliance-Lipids Conference on February 16, 2018!  We have a great lineup of speakers including scientists representing most of the Big Ten Institutions and covering a variety of topics in lipids.  In addition, we will be hosting a poster session on all things lipids – please plan on submitting an abstract to present at the meeting! The abstract submission deadline is January 26, 2018.

 Registration for the meeting is $15 and includes lunch and coffee breaks.

 Below is a link with more detailed information about the meeting and to register. We’d love to have anyone interested in lipids join us here at Purdue for the meeting!  Although this is a Big Ten Lipids meeting, people from other institutions are more than welcome to join us.

 The registration deadline is February 9, 2018. 


Posted January 4, 2018

Postdoc position Duquesne University, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Pittsburgh, PA 

Posted December 21, 2017 

John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

An opportunity exists 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.  For more info, see below.

Posted December 6, 2017 

 Mark your calendar for the annual Amelia Project conference scheduled for Saturday, March 24, 2018.  The Catherine Peachey Fund, a member of the Heroes Foundation Family, will sponsor the event at the Indiana University Kokomo campus.   

 We encourage you to forward this on to your colleagues and current and new associates who may be interested in breast cancer research. We also ask you to locate and invite junior scientists from your institution either within your department or associated with other departments who may benefit from this meeting.  Please encourage your students and fellows to submit abstracts for a poster and/or a short oral presentation

 The Amelia Project is designed to bring together scientists and clinicians working on breast cancer. The meeting has a long history of bringing together institutions, fostering collaboration across institutional boundaries, enhancing research through collegial sharing and encouraging and educating pre- and post-doctoral candidates.


What: Amelia Project annual meeting

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018

Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (subject to change)

Where: Indiana University Kokomo

 Additional information regarding free registration, poster submission, and deadlines will be sent out in the upcoming weeks. Please contact Kristen Scott if you have any questions.

Posted December 6, 2017 

Deadline for submission of applications:  December 22, 2017

We hope to have a decision on awards by:  January 12, 2018

PIIN is accepting applications for the Neuroscience Research Travel Award to support graduate student travel to scientific meetings or workshops held February – June 2018. There will be another call for applications in late Spring for meetings that are held after July 2018.

The awards will have a $500 limit. Eligible graduate students must have a major professor who is affiliated with PIIN. You must be a student in good standing in a Purdue University (West Lafayette) Ph.D. program. To apply, submit a single pdf file containing items 1­-3 to Please ask one referee to submit a confidential letter of recommendation on your behalf (see item 4 below for details). Each application should contain the following information:

 1) A cover letter from the student that includes a url link to the meeting or conference to be attended, the approximate costs for the meeting (registration, travel, accommodation), and the type of presentation that you will make (poster, platform talk, etc.), if any. Please briefly explain the relevance of the conference and/or your work to the field of neuroscience, and why attending this particular meeting will be beneficial to your professional development. Please confirm that if you are selected as an award winner, you will be willing to assist in one Neuroscience Center activity within one year of receipt of the travel grant. Example activities include, but are not limited to, conducting outreach activities to the community at SpringFest or in local schools; graduate recruitment such as manning a booth at the Society for Neuroscience meeting; helping to organize graduate student activities at a yearly retreat.

 2) A copy of the abstract of your presentation, if applicable. If no abstract is to be included, please indicate why not in your cover letter.

 3) A 1­2 sentence statement from your major professor that he/she supports your attendance at this meeting and indicating that sufficient lab funds exist to cover all costs over $500.

 4) A letter of support from a member of your thesis committee (not your major professor); one page is sufficient. This should be submitted as a pdf directly to by the referee. 

Posted December 4, 2017 

GK-12: Graduate students sharing their research with K-12 students and teachers

“participating in GK12 was the single best decision I have made in my professional life and it will forever influence my career path in the future” (Purdue Grad Student)

 GK-12 is an exciting program organized through the Graduate School that gives Masters, Ph.D., and Post-doctoral students a mentored, in-depth opportunity to share their research with K-12 students and teachers in a local middle school.  This provides graduate and Post-doctoral students with enhanced skills and experience in outreach, teaching, and communication of their research with diverse audiences.  Past participants have found that it makes them more competitive for academic and professional jobs. After an initial training session, participants in the GK-12 program will learn from and assist teachers in a local middle school for approximately one day a week for 10 weeks, and by the end of the semester they will develop and teach a lesson based on their interests and research.  This is an extension of a very successful externally-funded program that ran for several years, and has now been successfully transitioned to a graduate school program.  While this program does not provide funding directly to the student or post doc, some modest funding is available for expenses associated with materials for in-class activities.  Students may elect to register for 2 credit hours for their involvement, or simply do this program as a voluntary activity, and the program is open to all Masters, Ph.D., and Post-Doc students at Purdue (any and all disciplines).  

 Learn more and meet with current participants at our GK-12 call-out on December 8th (Friday) at 4pm in Hampton Hall room 2201, pizza and drinks will be provided. 

 For more information, please check out the brochure at, and our website at

 For any additional questions or information please contact the program coordinator, Mohan Yang, at  


Posted November 30, 2017

University of Oregon , Eugene

The UO is funding a Presidential Initiative in Data Science (; this position, for which the job description is attached, is one of the tenure lines in that initiative.  The successful candidate will be an expert in applying machine learning techniques to data from one of four candidate domains: physics and astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, and psychology. The position will be a joint appointment between the Computer and Information Science Department and the appropriate domain department, with the tenure home being Computer and Information Science.

 The application deadline for the position is 15 January 2018, or until the post is filled.

Posted November 30, 2017

Attention female postdoctoral fellows

L’Oréal USA for Women in Science The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each.  Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.  Deadline: February 2


Posted November 29, 2017

Merck & Co., Inc.

We have 3 more approved positions that should post by the end of the day today. Please let your senior graduate students know.


PRE000628 Senior Scientist, Biopharmaceutics and Specialty Dosage Forms in RY

PRE000626 Senior Scientist, Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences in KW

PRE00623 Senior Scientist, Preformulation Sciences in RY


Merck Career Site


Posted November 20, 2017

 Please see the following opportunities for an exciting internship at HP, Inc. through our Industrial, Commercial and Enterprise Printing R&D Lab in San Diego, CA.  This internship is targeted towards students in chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering fields.  Interns at HP, Inc. typically come from one or more of a diverse set of disciplines, including polymers, ceramics, materials science, organic synthesis, surface chemistry, colloids, coatings, color science, microfluidics, hardware design, system integration, computer science/programming, prototyping, electronics, etc.

 We are planning to host several graduate student interns—and in some cases postdocs—through the two postings listed below. 

 Chemistry/Materials Science Intern (Job ID: 3018391)

 Engineer Intern (Job ID: 3018389)


Posted November 20, 2017

Shell Oil Company is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 90,000 people and operating in more than 80 countries and territories. The Measurement & Analysis group includes 3 lab-based Analytical Chemistry teams that provide analytical problem solving and support to R&D projects, as well as technical consultation to a wide range of Shell businesses.

Shell Technology Center at Bangalore, India is currently hiring an analytical researcher to work at their facility in Bangalore. This position is at Graduate level, which intended for fresh PhDs or recent graduates including postdocs for less than 3 years. Preferred experience is in analytical chemistry, e.g. chromatography, spectroscopy, and instrumentation. This job is on local term, which means the employment is designated for India. This is an exciting job opportunity especially for Indian nationals to earn experience in the oil and gas industry and work with a global team. Please see attached preliminary job description as attached for more info.

Candidates are welcome to email their CV directly to the hiring manager at


Job Title:  Analytical Researcher

Career level:  Graduate/Entry Level 

Hours/Shifts:  Regular 

Job search keywords:  Analytical, PhD, Chemistry, gas chromatography (GC), instrumentation, online analyzers 

Location(s):  Shell Technology Center – Bangalore, India

Company Overview:  Shell Oil Company 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies, employing approximately 90,000 people and operating in more than 80 countries and territories. In the United States, Shell has operations in 50 states and employs about 20,000 people. Shell is a leading oil and gas producer in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. 

Business Overview:

The Measurement & Analysis group includes four lab-based Analytical Chemistry teams that provide analytical problem solving and support to R&D projects, as well as technical consultation to a wide range of Shell businesses. Our partners include Downstream Refining and Chemicals, Upstream, conventional and bio fuels, Lubricants, and Catalysis. The Group currently consists of over 150 professionals with a wide range of analytical specialties and skills. Our laboratory locations are in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Calgary and Houston, all of which provide in-lab and on-site support to Shell operations worldwide. 

Career Development

Assignments on this team include responsibility for developing new analytical methods, implementing advanced analytical instrumentation,and managing on-going testing activities supporting R&D programs as well as Downstream/Upstream operations. We help our business partners measure and understand what is happening in their products, process streams or  laboratories. Although analytical lab roles are assigned to a single location, there is significant collaboration across the Analytical lab  teams, and regular interaction with technical colleagues to share best practices throughout the organization. This leads to a highly collaborative work environment that is very conducive to creating business impact while expanding your technical skills and business knowledge. 

Job Scope

Apply Analytical skills for technical development and support Shell Downstream & Upstream businesses, products, and R&D programs. 

Typical Roles:

1.  Technical responsibility, method development, gate keeping, evaluation, and implementation of new capability for a range of gas chromatography techniques including 2-dimentional GC (2D GC), various injection and detection techniques (such as MS, SCD, NCD, etc.

2.            Implementation of automation tools and ability to use statistics and Chemometrics to enable high-throughput applications in some of these areas.

3.            Day-to-day supervision of laboratory technicians performing testing in the listed above.

4.            Collaboration with local and global Analytical colleagues on multi-disciplinary problem solving projects.

Education Requirements 

Levels: Masters or PhD.

Study Level(s): PhD

Discipline / Major: Analytical or Physical Chemistry, knowledgeable on principles of chromatographic separations and with experience in GC instrumentation and automation. Must be completing PhD within 12 months or have less than 3 years of post-doctoral experience. 

Minimum cumulative GPA is 3.20.

Posted November 17, 2017

BASF has a job opportunity in their global headquarters for Advanced Materials and Systems Research in Shanghai.  See attached.

Any interested candidates should contact Onis Wong directly at

 Posted November 6, 2017

Purdue Writing Lab

Will be giving a presentation of their capabilities on December 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM in BRWN 4102. For more information, see website,

Pizza will be provided and please let Isaac Marks know if you can attend.

Posted November 1, 2017

This event is for undergraduate and graduate students as well as postdoctoral fellows.

 Information regarding the event can also found at


National Labs @ Purdue Days

November 7th - 8th, 2017

National Labs Day @ Purdue is specifically designed for undergraduate students, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows interested in careers at national laboratories and federally funded research and development centers across the United States.

NL@P  will feature a Career Fair, Tech Talks, Information Sessions and Professional Development workshops including:

  • “Ace Your Interview at a National Lab” - A professional development workshop by Jonell Samberson, PhD of Sandia National Laboratory!
  • “An Overview of the Statistical Sciences Capabilities at Sandia - Justin Newcomer, PhD / Application of Human Factors Across Sandia's Mission Space” - Nicole Murchison, PhD of Sandia National Laboratories.
  • “Metrics and Tools for Sustainable Buildings” – A technical presentation by Eric O'Rear, PhD - National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Information Sessions from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratory, National Institute for Standards Technology, Argonne National Labs...
  • Panel Discussion with question/answer session - representatives from each participating lab

In the Stewart Center at Purdue University campus, West Lafayette, IN. Register now!

Please register for the workshop @

Posted October 27, 2017

Wolfe Laboratories, LLC has an immediate need for an Industrial Postdoctoral Scientist in which your current, or recent, graduates may be interested. This is a newly-created position due to our growth. December 2017, graduates are certainly eligible to apply as well as recent grads.

I want to point out that our Postdoctoral Scientist positions are not for a specific length of time, as are most academic postdoc roles. This is a full time “permanent” job, with the anticipation of once the postdoc attains certain milestones they are then moved into a different position in the company (Scientist I, Project Manager, and other opportunities as well).

Postdoctoral Scientist-Biopharmaceutical Development

Want to be part of a company whose goal is to provide outstanding pharmaceutical discovery and development services by creating and using cutting edge science and developing new methods and molecules? Do you want to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry in a rapidly growing company on a trajectory to have a major impact in the life science research arena? We are seeking a talented and passionate scientist who is eager to be part of our success, and who embraces our core values: Integrity, Excellence, and Teamwork. We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to enhance our capabilities in biologics and nucleic acids analytical and formulation development.  This role requires a highly driven and proactive scientist with a passion for drug development, the curiosity and flexibility to work on diverse projects, and the tenacity to tackle complex questions by developing/applying new methods to solve previously intractable problems in drug development in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and collaborative environment.

The ideal candidate will bring a strong academic background in biologics and oligonucleotides to the organization with the goal of learning how to apply this knowledge to the development of drugs and biotherapeutics.  As part of a highly-skilled cross-functional team they will be responsible for tackling complex problems as they relate to the characterization, stability and aggregation of proteins and other biologics, including the fundamental characterization of oligonucleotides for use as drug products.  This role will be critical to support our client work in the areas of bioanalytical, analytical and formulation development for a variety of molecules including proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides, antibodies, bioconjugates as well as complex biopharmaceutic nanoparticle systems.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Evaluate the chemical, physical, and biophysical properties of molecules including peptides, proteins, bioconjugates, oligonucleotides, nucleic acids etc. relevant to biopharmaceutic drug development
  • Develop analytical and high throughput biophysical methods to characterize product variants
  • Design and perform experiments to determine the stability in prototype formulations, to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations with acceptable shelf-life.
  • Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents.
  • Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area of protein and other biomolecule characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate.
  • Interface with clients to develop an in depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements
  • Develop compelling approaches and solutions to address client needs
  • Write persuasive proposals for the projects
  • Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress
  • Write and review interim and final reports.
  • Create presentations for outside scientific meetings and conferences to showcase Wolfe Laboratories’ scientific leadership in the field of biomolecule analysis and characterization.

Where this job could lead:

At Wolfe Laboratories Inc., we pride ourselves on retaining and growing our team members, and ensuring they are developing to their full potential. This position can provide many different avenues for advancement, including:

  • Training towards becoming a Project Manager
  • Leader of an innovative business line
  • Become a Lead Technical Researcher
  • Managing a diverse team of scientists


Required background and experience:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biomolecular engineering or closely related disciplines
  • In depth experience in the areas of protein and/or oligonucleotide biophysics and structural characterization
  • Knowledgeable in the structure-folding-stability relationships of proteins and other biologics including the purification, stability, kinetics and thermodynamics of folding of monomeric proteins, particularly as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of new drugs
  • Hands-on experience with chromatographic method development as well as techniques used for biophysical characterization of biopharmaceutical products such as calorimetry, spectroscopy, higher order structure analysis, protein mass spectroscopy, CE, HPLC, ELISA, and carbohydrate analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of Organic Chemistry principles
  • A demonstrated drive to apply technical knowledge to developing drug formulations
  • Established track record of significant contributions as an individual technical expert
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills as well as polished and persuasive client presentation skills
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and management skills to collaborate with and direct the work of others on assigned projects (including both internal teams and external collaborators) required
  • Sound knowledge of related aspects of pharmaceutical research, development, and commercialization processes
  • Established knowledge of applicable global drug development and regulatory standards including cGMPs
  • Experience preparing technical sections of regulatory submissions and interacting with regulatory authorities on technical matters a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter and unofficial transcripts to


Wolfe Labs’ employees are innovators with a winning attitude. We offer a fun, multi-cultural environment and value teamwork and accountability through a results-oriented, customer-centric focus. We provide generous health and financial benefits, learning opportunities, competitive compensation, the potential to participate in our employee stock option plan, and a wide range of work/life benefits. Candidates who are keen experimentalists, independent thinkers and enthusiastic team players that have a passion for drug development are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit us at:

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Posted October 26, 2017

Merck Pharm Sci Job Openings

Below are some new job openings that I was hoping you would be able to pass along to your senior graduate students looking for full-time positions in the near future. There are several current opportunities in Sterile Formulation Sciences and also in Specialty Dosage Forms.

PRE000605 - Senior Scientist, Sterile Formulation in Kenilworth, New Jersey
PRE000596 Senior Scientist, Biopharmaceutics and Specialty Dosage Forms (Analytical) in Rahway, New Jersey
PRE000606 - Senior Scientist, Biopharmaceutics and Specialty Dosage Forms (Formulation) in Rahway, New Jersey


Posted October 18, 2017

IUPUI Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Visiting Lecturer in Indianapolis

Evaluation of applications beginning November 15, 2017

Posted October 18, 2017

Colorado State University, Ft. Collins

 We are writing to request your help in recruiting at least one new chemistry faculty member at Colorado State University this year. We have one search open at the Assistant Professor level: targeting applicants in analytical or experimental physical chemistry.  Although the search has an area of emphasis, it is open to excellent assistant- and associate-level candidates in any area of the chemical sciences. The advertisement is attached and is also available online on the chemistry department website:

Applications completed by 11:59 PM (MT) on November 10, 2017 will receive full consideration.

Posted October 16, 2017

VACANCY: Post-Doctoral Recent Graduate – Research Scientist 

LOCATION: West Deptford, NJ

The Life Science Technologies (LST) business unit of Johnson Matthey’s New Market’s Sector focuses exclusively on serving the pharmaceutical and fine chemical markets. Products include a major cross coupling Pd based technologies, achiral organometallic based catalyst technology for organic and fine chemical synthesis, chiral catalysis platform combining biocatalysis and asymmetric hydrogenation, and supported heterogeneous precious and base metal catalysts.

LST is currently recruiting for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to join our team in West Deptford, NJ. This position will report to the Global R&D Manager/ JM Technical Fellow, Homogeneous Catalysis in West Deptford, NJ. The length of the position will be approximately 2 years. A Full-Time Research Scientist opportunity may become available after the successful completion of the post-doctoral position.

The job involves primarily the design, preparation and evaluation of homogeneous catalysts for the Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemical Market and can also involve the synthesis and development ligands and catalysts for homogeneous catalysis. The catalyst screening activities will be carried out both as part of internal R&D projects or in collaboration with some of the most renowned companies in the field. The results will be reported to the team and customers in form of technical presentations and reports. There is an excellent chance to get good publications and patents.  

The incumbent will also work closely with the manufacturing team to assist with scale- up, tech transfer, production support and troubleshooting of homogeneous catalysts or ligands in a safe environment.

Are you the ideal candidate? 

  • Recent graduate of PhD program in organic/organometallic chemistry looking for post-doctoral R & D laboratory experience in organic/organometallic/ homogenous catalysis for organic synthesis.
  • Experience in organo-phosphine based ligand synthesis and catalytic process development are preferable.
  • Hands on experience in instrumentation techniques such as GC- MS, HPLC, IR and NMR spectroscopy are essential. 
  • Strong verbal and written technical communication skills are crucial as well as experience working in a multi-discipline team environment. Strong work and scientific ethics required.  
  • Highly motivated, safety oriented, self-driven individual to plan and execute laboratory work to meet deadlines is also required. Excellent organizational and Lab housekeeping skills a must.

If your students are looking for industrial positions, kindly let me know. Thanks.

Thomas Colacot, Ph.D, FRSC, MBA
Technical Fellow & Global R & D Manager
Johnson Matthey
2001 Nolte Drive
West Deptford
New Jersey 08066
T 1-856-384-7185
M 1-856-693-5698
Follow us on: Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram

Posted October 13, 2017

(MS/PhD) needed to do oligonucleotide sequencing via qtof mass spec. The description says BS/MS, but they are really interested in MS and PhD candidates with strong mass spec backgrounds.

Nitto Avecia Inc 

Analytical Development Research Chemist (level TBD)


Analytical Method Development



Key Responsibilities:  

  • Develops and implements methods for the chemical and physical testing of raw materials, in-process intermediates and final drug substance.
  • Assists in the development of cleaning validation protocols.
  • Develops validated release method for active pharmaceutical ingredients
  • Uses analytical skills to support Synthesis Chemists in the resolution of scale-up problems.
  • Writes analytical laboratory SOP’s, protocols and compliance documents.
  • Responsible for laboratory investigations, troubleshooting of analytical problems, and technology transfer of analytical methods for new and existing drug substance to other laboratories.
  •  Develops methods for cleaning validation (surface sampling and sample analysis for both swab and rinse procedures) and   industrial hygiene sample monitoring.
  •  Develops in-process controls for chemical processes.
  • Participate in cGMP training, implement cGMP operating procedures.
  • Participates and contributes to safety programs, performs instrument audits, and maintains an orderly and safe laboratory environment.
  • Maintains accurate and complete lab notebooks.
  • Reviews laboratory documentation for calculation, entry and GMP compliance.
  • Solves complex, non-routine analytical and product problems independently.
  • Documents and reports results of development and experimentation in technical reports.
  • Develops and/or modifies test methods
  • Uses computer-assisted automation and data calculation to analyze results.

Job Knowledge Required:  

  •  BS/MS with 3-5 years of industry experience in a regulated industry
  •  Experience with HPLC/UPLC and/or MS is strongly desired
  •  Knowledgeable in the cGMP area. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

If you are interested please email your resume to Patrick Doyle at He is also available to answer any questions.

Posted October 12, 2017

Professors Lukasz and Mariusz Jaremko at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are looking for prospective graduate students and Post-docs to perform solution-state and solid-state Bio-NMR research. The projects will involve the study of intrinsically disordered proteins (IDP) and enzymes. This is an exciting new initiative at KAUST.

Please see below 4 job advertisements. Interested parties need to contact them directly using the provided email addresses. Also, please see the department website:

Posted October 11, 2017

Assistant Director/Assistant Research Scientist- University of Iowa Central NMR Facility, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, reopened the search for a Staff Scientist to work at the Department of Chemistry.  The search will be open until filled, suitable candidates are interviewed whenever it is applicable.  Please call or email Santhana Velupillai (319-335-1336/ for any further information.

For a complete job description and to apply go to and refer to requisition #71615 (new reference#) or to

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Dr. Santhana Velupillai
Director, UI Central NMR facility
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242

Posted October 9, 2017

Assistant Professor in Biochemistry, Universtiy of Richmond, Virginia

We are searching for an Assistant Professor in Biochemistry.  We are actively seeking candidates who will combine excellence in teaching with the ability to maintain a vigorous research program that can engage undergraduate students.  Our department is highly student focused with small classes (typically under 30 students) and a strong tradition of undergraduate research.

If you know of candidates who are interested in a career at predominantly undergraduate institutions, our position is a great one.  We have an unusually active and productive undergraduate research program.  We offer solid start up packages, have a standard 3-2 teaching load, and have substantial space dedicated to student/faculty research.  During the summers we have 65-70 chemistry students doing research with over 100 doing research during the academic year.  We also have an unusually large faculty with 18 tenure track faculty members, so we don’t have the problem with intellectual isolation that plagues some smaller departments.

The link to our position description and application process is here:

Posted October 9, 2017

Two Assistant Professor-Biochemistry (Tenure-Track) positions in Stockton, California

Posted October 6, 2017


Intel Corporation has several openings in the Logic Technology Development group for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods.

Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

 Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental expertise, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record.

Hands-on experience using and maintaining complex scientific equipment is preferred, but not required.

Ideal backgrounds include experience with one or more of the following process methods:  atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical-mechanical polish (CMP), Electroplate, or Electroless plating.

Familiarity with other complex deposition and surface science technologies is a plus.

 Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR.

 Interested candidates should email resumes to

Posted October 4, 2017

The CCO is organizing a presentation by Beverly Mentzer on how PhD students and postdocs can plan for a career in industry. Beverly retired as Vice President, ExxonMobil. She worked 33 years in both domestic & international engineering and managerial positions, and led engineers, geoscientists and onsite operations staff in US onshore and offshore oil & gas operations.

She will discuss the skills needed by PhDs and postdocs if they want to succeed in industry, how best to utilize their technical skills, and which behaviors might inhibit their paths to advancement. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Event: “Career Success, Surprises, Pitfalls: How to plan for a career in industry”

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 1

Event time: 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Room: RAWL 2079

We encourage PhD students and postdocs to attend this event! Individuals in the Departments of Chemical, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering and Chemistry and those interested in working in the oil and gas industry will find this talk particularly helpful.

Please direct questions about the event to me.

Amruta Inamdar, Ph.D.
Career Services Consultant – Graduate Students
 Purdue University
Center for Career Opportunities; YONG 245; 765-494-1409

Posted October 3, 2017

New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida

We are currently running a search for two new chemistry faculty members at New College, in some combination of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry.

Posted October 3, 2017

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno has initiated a search for a new tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Analytical Chemistry. I am writing to seek your help in identifying outstanding candidates for this position. The successful candidate will establish an active and innovative experimental research program in analytical chemistry, broadly defined, while maintaining a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.

 Please bring this opening to the attention of qualified candidates who may be interested in applying for the position. I have attached a position announcement which may be posted or forwarded. The complete position description including minimum qualifications and application instructions/links may be found at

 Applications must be submitted online at Application review will begin October 27, 2017. The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

 The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant institution for the State of Nevada with an enrollment of 22,000 students. Our department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry. The department has a total of 21 full-time academic faculty members, is housed in a four-story building, and is well equipped with modern research instrumentation. We have recently moved our undergraduate teaching laboratories into new instructional facilities in the Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. For more information about the department and its programs, I invite you and potential candidates to visit our web site at

 Nestled in the valley of the Truckee River on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, Reno offers an excellent quality of life. The region combines a mild high desert climate with a large variety of nearby recreational opportunities. Lake Tahoe is less than an hour away by car, while Yosemite National Park and the Black Rock Desert are both within a three-hour drive. Featuring a multi-seasonal tourist industry, Reno and the surrounding area also offers entertainment and cultural opportunities far exceeding those typically found in a city of 500,000.


Posted October 3, 2017

 Registration is free, and only takes a moment (link below).

The talk will be right next door in WALC.

 Conveying Messages with Graphs

Wednesday October 11th 7-9 pm
WALC1055 – Hiler Theater
Register at:

(you can ctrl-F-october 11 to skip the long list of fall blitz events)

 Conveying Messages with Graphs

Although widely used in research to analyze data and to communicate about them, graphical displays are still poorly mastered by researchers, who often use the wrong graphs or use them in the wrong way (and popular software does not exactly help). Based on Dr. Doumont's book Trees, Maps, and Theorems addressing “effective communication for rational minds,” the lecture discusses how to select the right graph for a given data set and a given research question, how to optimize the graph's construction to reveal the data, and finally how to phrase a useful caption.
Speaker Bio

An engineer from the Louvain School of Engineering and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University, Jean-luc Doumont now devotes his time and energy to training engineers, scientists, business people, and other rational minds in effective communication, pedagogy, statistical thinking, and related themes.

For additional information on Dr. Doumont’s communication programs, visit


Posted October 2, 2017

Imaging Fellowship Opportunity at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University is seeking life and physical scientists with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, lead biological investigations using these technologies, or both, for an exciting position as a John Harvard Distinguished Science Fellow (JHDSF).

 Fellows will work as independent researchers; receive funding to run a small research group; and will be appointed for a three-year term (two year extension after review).

 Candidates should have recently completed a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering or related areas, or should complete a PhD by the time their appointment begins.

Application Deadline is October 29, 2017

Learn more and apply


Posted October 2, 2017

University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biochemistry

Posted October 2, 2017

The ACS Division of Professional Relations is hosting its second LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the ACS National Meeting. Contributed talks from graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are sought for the LGBTQ+ Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium at the ACS National Meeting in New Orleans.  The symposium will consist of scientific talks by graduate students and postdocs and will conclude with a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBTQ+ students and postdocs.  

 Partial reimbursement of registration/travel expenses will be provided to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar speakers.

The symposium is sponsored by the Division of Professional Relations (PROF) and is so far cosponsored by ANYL, DIC, MEDI, ORGN, PHYS, ENVR, YCC, CWD, COLL, and CMA. 

To submit an abstract:

1. Log in at:
2. Click on the submission tab and then click on "create new submission". Select Program Area: [PROF] Division of Professional Relations
3. Select Symposium: LGBTQ+ Graduate & Postdoctoral Student Research Symposium and Presentation Type: Oral Only
4. Fill in the Title/Body and Authors fields 
5. In the Comments to Authors indicate whether you would be interested in participating in a panel discussion on issues that affect LGBT students and postdocs
6. Complete the Disclosures; Review & Submit

If you have any questions about the submission process or about the symposium, please email graduate student Mike Morris (, who is Chair Elect of the Gay and Transgender Chemists and Allies (GTCA) Subdivision of the ACS Division of Professional Relations.


Posted September 28, 2017

Two job openings at Century Pharmaceuticals, Indianapolis, IN

QA-QC Manager

Director of Regulatory Complicance

Please  submit their resumes directly to me at

 Suchinda Stithit, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Senior Advisor
Century Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Phone: 317-849-4210
Fax: 317-849-4263


Posted September 28, 2017


Institute for Drug Discovery

4th Annual Symposium

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017  

Join us on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 in the North Ballroom of the Purdue Memorial Union to hear about the latest exciting research from around the country and here at Purdue.   Please Register Here.

 Additionally, graduate students and post-docs will have the opportunity to present a poster during the poster session (limited to first 40 posters).  Please forward this information on to members of your lab.

 External speakers include:


Dr. Richard DiMarchi

Standiford H. Cox Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Linda & Jack Gill Chair in Biomolecular Sciences, Indiana University


Dr. Michael Jensen, M.D.

Janet & Jim Sinegal Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, University of Washington School of Medicine

Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute

Scientific Co-Founder of Juno Therapeutics

See attached agenda and please Register Here to join us on October 11th, 2017 in the North Ballroom at the Memorial Union.


Posted September 28, 2017

 Attached you will find announcement for two postdoctoral programs at Sandia National Labs.  The Truman Fellowship Program has been around for a while, but new this year is a program named in honor of Jill Hruby,  a Purdue alumna who was the first woman to serve as director of a national security lab.

 Please consider these opportunities if you are currently a postdoc or will soon be a postdoc.   The leadership team at Sandia is excited about the Hruby fellowship and would be very happy if they could select someone from Purdue for this award!

 Posted September 28, 2017

We are searching for Assistant Professors in Organic Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry at New College of Florida. I am writing to ask you to circulate the attached advertisement to graduate students and postdoctoral associates in your department who are applying for positions this year. New College is entering a growth phase, and it will be a very exciting time to join the faculty here. We will continue to review applications as they arrive. These positions are also posted on the American Chemical Society employment site.

Prospective applicants are welcome to contact me if they have any questions.

Katherine M. Walstrom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry and
   Chair, Division of Natural Sciences
Div. Natural Sciences, HNS E172
5800 Bay Shore Rd.
New College of Florida
Sarasota, FL 34243-2109
phone  941-487-4493
FAX  941-487-4396

Posted September 28, 2017

 I’m writing to request you, once again, to advertise the “Workforce Recruitment Program”  (WRP) among your students. This is a Federal govt. program for students, Veterans and recent graduates with disabilities; only U.S. citizens may apply.

The application deadline is Oct. 17 but this is a two-stage application so students must start the application much sooner so that they can complete it by the deadline.

 Please encourage your students to learn about the WRP, its success stories, and reach out to me with questions or for assistance with their application. Almost 200 employers (Federal agencies and private companies) have registered to recruit students nationwide; I hope more Purdue students will take advantage of this opportunity!

Amruta Inamdar, Ph.D.
Career Services Consultant – Graduate Students
Purdue University
Center for Career Opportunities; YONG 245; 765-494-1409

Posted September 28, 2017

Zoom Essence, Hebron, Kentucky

PhD. Analytical chemist position for a new graduate from the Purdue Chemistry Department. I have attached a brief description of the opening.

Charles Beetz (Physics class of ‘78)
Chief Science Officer

 Posted September 26, 2017

 The University of Michigan is seeking a full-time Director for a Biomolecular NMR Core Lab that is being newly established.  The position is described in more detail in the attachment, but we seek a research-oriented scientist to oversee two high-field instruments (a brand new Bruker 800 MHz and an existing Varian 600 MHz) and two lower field instruments and to collaborate with, train, and support diverse NMR users across the University of Michigan campus and the region.  This position requires productive biomolecular NMR experience and excellent communication skills.

Posted September 25, 2017

We have tenure track positions available in analytical, organic, and physical chemistry.  Please let any of your PhD candidates and post-docs who might be interested in pursuing a career that emphasizes undergraduate education.  Since you are close by, I am willing to come to your campus one day to meet with anyone who might be really interested in the position to talk to them about Rose-Hulman. 

Michael R. Mueller, PhD  |  Department Head & Professor of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
 5500 Wabash Avenue  |  Terre Haute,  IN  47803-3999 


Posted September 22, 2017

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Chemistry Faculty Positions

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017

Posted September 20, 2017

Bridgestone, Akron,  Ohio

We are recruiting again for several Synthesis Chemists at our research center in Akron, Ohio.  The ad is attached

Posted September 15, 2017

    The Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities is seeking to fill two or more tenure-track faculty positions. The search is open to applicants from all areas of modern chemistry at all ranks. Appointees must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree by the date of appointment. Evaluation of applications will begin October 2, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

     Please find attached a flyer describing the full details of our faculty search for posting in your department.  

Posted September 15, 2017

BASF will be on campus doing informational sessions and interviews.  Please see the schedule below. 

BASF has planned the events below:

Chemistry Department Symposium

October 11th

5 – 8 PM


Effective Communication Workshop and BASF Info Session

October 12th

4 – 6 PM


PhD Leadership Development Program Full Time Interviews (register on CCO)

October 13th

All Day

Young Hall

 At the end of these events, we hope to have strong candidates that will be invited to on-site interviews, help students with soft skills needed in industry, and also advertise the Ph.D. Leadership Development Program.

Posted September 15, 2017

We are only two weeks away from the next Mentoring@Purdue (M@P) seminar! The Mentor Match: Finding the Perfect Pairing is on Wednesday, September 27th from noon – 1:00pm in Pfendler Hall Room 241

Mentoring is increasingly being recognized by organizations as an effective strategy for helping to develop students’ knowledge and skills, and empowering them to reach their greatest potential. Mentoring can also help encourage individuals and provide clear role models for ideal behaviors such as sharing knowledge and implementing an organization’s vision. The pairing of two individuals is very important to any mentoring program. When people are paired correctly, mentoring can be a valuable experience. If pairings are not given much thought, mentoring can become a waste of time—or worse, a negative experience. The appropriate pairing of mentors and mentees is the first step to an empowering relationship. A valuable mentoring match has a number of components that give it strength and the power to transform an organization. Setting expectations for the relationship up front is a critical first step. Whatever your goals for mentoring, a clearly thought out process for pairing will be a significant first step in matching mentees and mentors. 

Join M@P for lunch and hear Ann Fry and Danica Kirkpatrick’s point of view on finding the perfect pairing between a mentee and a mentor. They are a part of the Purdue Ag Alumni Mentoring Program, which connects students in the College of Agriculture with Purdue Ag Alumni. The program aspires to bridge the gap between current and past College of Ag Boilermakers. Through the program, they provide Ag Alumni with a meaningful way to give back to Purdue and to engage with the College of Agriculture and its talented students. The program wants to provide College of Ag students personal and career development opportunities and resources to network and connect with Ag Alumni.

Posted September 14, 2017

Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin

The Chemistry Department at Carthage College invites applications for a tenure-track position in organic chemistry starting in August 2018. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Candidates from all areas of organic chemistry are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will join an ACS-approved department and will teach Organic and General Chemistry, as well as courses in one’s area of expertise. Additional requirements include a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research, submission of grant proposals, and the establishment of a productive research program with undergraduates.

 See details here:


Posted September 13, 2017

Tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville  

Current tenure-track search in Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry/Polymer Science. The position, to be filled effective August, 2018, is described in the attached position announcement.

Details about the position and the application process is also available at

Posted September 13, 2017

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights

I wanted to bring to your attention a search for two tenure track positions in our department that start August 2018. These positions will individually focus on analytical chemistry and biochemistry and include the possible opportunity to receive an endowed professorship that provides additional research funds and guaranteed reduced teaching loads. Northern Kentucky University is a PUI located across the Ohio River from Cincinnati and is a recognized leader in experiential and service learning opportunities (including a focus on undergraduate research).

Visit our department website ( to learn more about the position and our department.

Posted September 13, 2017

Tenure Track Analytical Chemistry Position at St. John's, Queens, NY

If you are searching for an Analytical Chemistry Assistant professorship with a genuine teaching/research mix at a PUI,  apply by Oct 1. The candidate will be expected to teach traditional courses in analytical chemistry (e.g. quantitative analysis, instrumental analysis, etc.) at the undergraduate/graduate level (we have a small master’s program); however, the research discipline is open.  

You can access the full advertisement here:
I would be more than happy to answer questions that potential candidates may have. 
Gina M. Florio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
Department of Physics
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Tel 718-990-2638

Posted September 13, 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology  (C&CB) at the University of New Mexico seeks a Mass Spectrometrist to operate the department Mass Spectrometry facility.  This is a full-time staff position, and will report to the Research Facilities Director.  The Research Scientist would be responsible for operation, maintenance, and user training on the mass spectrometers in the department.  Users include researchers from multiple university and  Medical School departments  and outside the university.

Major Duties:

Preparation and analysis of small-molecule and macro-molecule samples.

Interpretation and reporting of analytical results.

Maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of instruments.

Provide expertise to researchers in designing and performing appropriate experiments.

Provide user training on facility instrumentation.




Ph.D in chemical analysis or related field Experience performing mass spectrometric analysis



Hands- on work with Waters LCT Premier

Experience with chromatography


The job will be posted on the UNM Jobs site sometime next week. The position must be applied to via the official site.

Potential applicants with technical questions can contact me starting 9 October.  Full disclosure: I am both the chair of the search committee and the supervisor of this position.

Karen Ann Smith           Director, NMR Facility
Group Leader, Analytical Chemistry Services Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology Clark Hall MSC03 2060
1 University of New Mexico           Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001       505.277.4031
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Posted September 12, 2017

Purdue Symposium on Applied Spectroscopy and Photonics

Saturday, Sep 16, 11AM-5PM

Wilmeth Active Learning Center

Sponsored by Purdue Society for Appllied Spectroscopy

Posted September 12, 2017

Purdue University Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives Fall 2017 Events 

This semester, we are having two professional development workshops for graduate students.  Our first workshop, Writing Strategies for the Ford Fellowship, will take place on September 20th from 12:00-1:00 in RAWL 2082. The speakers will be Dr. Jean Beaman and Dr. Venetria Patton, both Purdue faculty who have served as Ford reviewers in the past. Our second workshop, Preparing for Prelims, will take place on October 24th from 12:00-1:00 in RAWL 2079. The main speaker will be Ph.D. candidate Michelle Campbell. There will also be a panel and a 20 minute Q&A. At both events, lunch will be provided. Attached is the flyer for both events with the links to register. 

Posted September 11, 2017

We are currently searching for a new faculty member in the Chemistry Department at Syracuse, focusing on organic chemistry with a connection to bioorganic, medicinal, or materials chemistry. The ad for our position is available online at Inside Higher Ed and C&EN Jobs, and the application is available through the SU jobs website:

Posted September 11, 2017

The Chemistry department at Hamilton College is currently soliciting applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in Biochemistry. 

Core teaching responsibilities for the position will be in Biochemistry, at both the lower and upper levels.  Other teaching responsibilities may include Introductory Chemistry, and/or our junior-level integrated laboratory course.  Candidates will be expected to develop an active research program involving Hamilton undergraduates.

Hamilton is a small, highly selective liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  The department has seven tenure track positions and graduates approximately fifteen Chemistry majors per year.  In addition, we have a Biochemistry/Molecular Biology major, administered jointly with the Biology department, with an average of twelve majors per class and a Chemical Physics major, administered jointly with the Physics department, that averages one major per year.  The department is housed in the Taylor Science Center, which opened in 2005 and provides excellent facilities for teaching and research.  Extensive equipment holdings include a Bruker 500 MHz NMR, a Finnigan LCQ LC/MS, a Jasco CD spectrometer and much more.  The College provides generous matching support for grants and also has significant funds to support summer research stipends for students.  More information about the department can be found at our website:

We will begin reviewing applications at the beginning of October.  A formal position description with information on how to apply and further information about the department is below.  

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHEMISTRY—HAMILTON COLLEGE, Clinton, NY. The Chemistry Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2018. Core teaching responsibilities will be in Biochemistry, at both the lower and upper levels.  Other teaching responsibilities may include Introductory Chemistry, and/or our junior-level integrated laboratory course. The successful candidate will be expected to guide student research during the summer and advise the required Senior Project during the academic year. Strong candidates will have the potential to develop a research program of interest to concentrators in both Chemistry and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral or equivalent experience required. Applicants must demonstrate excellence, or the potential for excellence, in teaching and research with undergraduates. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Excellent startup support and research space in a state-of-the-art facility will be provided. Further information about the department can be found at Please submit curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), statements describing teaching and research interests, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Your cover letter and/or teaching statement should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment. Suggestions for topics to address in your teaching and research statements can be found at Questions may be directed to Ian Rosenstein, Chair at Review of applications will begin on October 2.

Hamilton ( is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at, as well as additional information at Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Posted September 11, 2017

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is an Intellectual Property law firm located in Chicago, Illinois. We are seeking a chemistry graduate student for full-time employment at our law firm as a Technical Specialist. Our technical specialists assist our attorneys in the process of obtaining patents for the firm’s clients by using his/her expertise in their focused area of science or engineering. Find attached our full job description and information.

Posted September 8, 2017

Several  up-coming opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to participate in workshops focused on various topics pertinent to professional development:

The  College of Agriculture and the Purdue University Libraries are offering a series of seminar-format workshops.  The flyers for each set of offerings is attached, along with the topics.  Some are coming up soon!!!!   Fall 2017 Graduate Student and Post-doc Workshops & Presentations, & G.R.I.P. (Graduate Research Information Program)Graduate Student Professional Development Workshops.   Registration for the Libraries series  is required and can be accessed using     Pizza is served on a first come basis at the College of Ag series (J).   

 The College of Science  and the College of Engineering will be co-sponsoring an event on October 11.   The details of the presentation entitled “Conveying Messages with Graphs” by Jean-luc Doumont are listed below.  Registration will be required for this event, so mark your calendars and watch for future emails with a flyer and the registration information.

Doumont Lecture:
WALC 1055 - Hiler Thtr
October 11th 
Make time in your busy schedule to attend some or all of these special events.

Posted September 8, 2017

Purdue University chapter of Society for Applied Spectroscopy (PUCSAS) invites Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students to attend first annual Purdue symposium on Appli​ed Spectroscopy and Photonics to be held on Sep 16th from 11 AM-5 PM at Wilmeth activity Learning center. It will be great if we can encourage  students to attend as well as submit their research work as poster and possibly win prize and recognition. One of the symposium speaker is Prof Ji-Xin Cheng, former Purdue Chemistry professor and currently at Boston Univ.

 More information about the symposium is available at

 The annual one-day symposium will address cutting-edge photonics and spectroscopy techniques. Keynote lectures will be presented by top researchers, and poster sessions will be held to encourage discussion on the latest research in the field of photonics and spectroscopy.  Keynote lectures will be presented by researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, Boston University, McGill University, the University of Illinois and Purdue. The lectures will be presented on subjects including Mars exploration with the Curiosity rover and laser spectroscopy; next-generation planet hunting; and “revisiting the ‘little animals’ under a chemical microscope.”

 Registration is free, and the early registration is recommended. Lunch will be provided and undergraduate and graduate student members are encouraged to submit posters to wind three poster prizes. More information about the symposium is available at, or by contacting organizers at or 352-870-3473.

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Posted September 7, 2017 

We are looking for a NMR spectroscopist to fill a position at PPG Industries, in Pittsburgh, PA. A job description as well as a link are below. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to email me directly. Please pass this on to anyone you think might be interested.

PPG is seeking an NMR expert to join the Pittsburgh Analytical department as a member of the molecular analysis team.  Responsibilities include development and implementation of analytical methods to help drive new product development, address customer problems, and support regulatory requests. The position will employ various NMR techniques for structural elucidation of small molecules and identification of impurities in complex mixtures. The candidate will collaborate with customers and experts in orthogonal techniques (mass spec, chromatography, etc.) to develop and implement solutions to sophisticated problems. Communicating technical findings is a key aspect of this role.


Key Responsibilities

  • Safety
    • Maintain a safe working environment
    • Ensure the lab follows safety protocols
  • Technical
    • Method development, validation, and optimization
    • Interface with customers to solve problems and communicate findings
    • Deliver high quality results, conclusions, and recommendations
  • Leadership
    • Organizing laboratory workflow to cultivate efficiency
    • Be an advocate for NMR and the Analytical group


Experience and Education

  • A PhD is required in Chemistry, polymer science, material science, or related discipline. However, a Master's degree and NMR experience will also be taken into consideration.
  • Proficiency in liquids NMR and small molecule structure elucidation is required
  • The ability to coordinate NMR instrumentation training, use, and care:
    • Magnet care and maintenance (e.g. cryogen fills, etc.
    • Spectrometer maintenance, calibration, and troubleshooting
    • Hardware familiarity (e.g. probe switching)
  • Familiarity with complimentary analytical tools and their applications is desirable
  • A background in synthetic organic chemistry is beneficial, but not required
  • Consistently deliver high-quality results that meet rigorous statistical analysis
  • Self-motivated problem solver who can manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
    • Able to write reports, give presentations, and lead discussions.
    • Able to work in a team as a contributor or leader


Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or related field. Industrial experience desirable, but not required. However, a Master's degree and NMR experience will also be taken into consideration.


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