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Posted December 13, 2018

University of Minnesota Duluth, MN  recruitment for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor, Experimental Materials Chemist, at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Posted December 6, 2018

Michigan State University is currently recruiting US PhD students for the 2019 (NSF-funded) US-China International Research Experience for Students (IRES) focused on Algorithms & Software for SUpercomputer with emerging aRchitEctures (ASSURE). Please help us share this opportunity with your faculty and graduate students.

This is a great professional development opportunity for PhD students who are interested in building international research relationships and gaining experience in developing/porting software and algorithms for supercomputers with either classical or emerging architectures. Students spend 2 months in the Summer researching at one of 3 host-institutions in China (NSCC-Wuxi or East China Normal - Shanghai or Tsinghua University- Beijing). Students are housed together and the program is structured to encourage students to explore Chinese culture. Students propose a project they wish to work on during their time abroad and are co-mentored by a research mentor at their home institution and a mentor at the host institution who is able to provide guidance on the local compute resources and/or domain science side.

Research areas include: Earth & Weather Systems, Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data and Machine Learning.

Funding is provided for student round trip travel to China, accommodation and meals, international health insurance and a stipend ($500 per week).

Applicants from all US universities are invited to apply (, including women and other underrepresented minorities. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and should be enrolled in a PhD program for the duration of the time they are abroad. See full eligibility requirements here:

Important Dates

  • Program dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
  • Applications close: January 4, 2019

Apply at
Questions? Email

Posted December 6, 2018

North Miami High School is located in Denver, IN, and has an opening for Chemistry teacher for this Spring Semester.  Candidates must have experience with Chemistry, Education experience preferred.

Matt Storm
765-985-2931  Ext. 5255


Posted November 26, 2018

Intel is seeking candidates for Process/Integration Engineering positions (MS and PhD):

. Electrical Engineering  . Materials                                           . Mechanical Engineering

. Computer Engineering                 . Chemical Engineering  . Optics               

. Physics                                                . Chemistry

Join Dr. Jack Hwang  from the Intel Corporation for an information session. He will discuss Intel's development of silicon process technology from an engineering perspective - the importance of Moore's Law.  To succeed in a changing industry,  Intel is dedicated to continue its investment in inventing and developing new technologies - through the application of novel materials and creative process strategies.

Date:     November 29th, 2018

Time:       4:00 pm-5:30pm

Location:  BRWN 1154

Dr. Jack Hwang joined intel in 1994 after receiving their PhD in chemical engineering from Caltech and his BS degree from UC Berkeley.  He has been involved in the development of Intel's advanced silicon processes for almost 25 years. 

 ******Food will be served******

Posted November 26, 2018

GK-12 Graduate Student Engagement in K-12, Spring 2019

GRAD 59000

 An exciting program organized through the Graduate School that gives Masters, Ph.D. and Post-doctoral sudents a mentored, in-depth opportunity to share their research with K-12 students and teachers in a local middle school.  Past participants have found that it makes them more competitive for academic and professional jobs.  All program participants are eligible for Student Service Learning grants ($500-1500) for expenses associated with materials for in-class activities.  Students may elect to register for 2 credit hours for EDCI 59000, or simply do this program as a voluntary activity. The program can qualify for in-class experience that will be critical for some majors for future employment.

Welcome to our call-out to communicate with current participants on December 7 (Friday) at 4PM in Hampton Hall room 2201.  Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Posted November 26, 2018

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

The Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery (CMIDD) at Northwestern University is pleased to announce an open Medicinal Chemist (Research Associate) position that will begin January 2019. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in organic or medicinal chemistry with 1-2 years of experience, familiarity with biological principles, strong technical and communications skills with a desire to engage in team-based research. To apply, submit an application for Job ID: 34829 at Northwestern University Careers (


Posted November 16, 2018

Inviting all postdocs at Purdue to be aware of the Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge (, an important opportunity to win a $5,000 award to use core facility services within the Indiana CTSI network (see attachments).  This is a program that allows postdoctoral research associates to apply for the funding and also participate as reviewers in a review session that follows NIH guidelines.  All applicants can participate as reviewers too, so individuals get first-hand experience of a real peer-reviewed session with participants from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington and the University of Notre Dame.  This program also includes two workshops that focus on 1) Effective grant writing for translational research, and 2) Overview of the NIH review process.  These workshops will occur respectively on Wednesday, December 19 from 10:00-11:00am & 1:30-2:30pm DLR 221.  

Posted November 9, 2018

Graduate Course Offering – Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Be prepared for careers in academia or industry

Attached please find a flyer describing a course that will be offered again in the Spring 2019 semester.

Life of a Faculty Entrepreneur: Discovery, Development, Translation (ABE 62600/TLI 62600)

Date/Time: Thursday evenings from 5:30 – 8:20pm in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121

For more information about the course, please contact Mike Ladisch at or Nathalie Duval-Couetil at

Posted November 9, 2018

MERCK, Rahway NJ

PRE000688 - Sr. Scientist (R3), Preformulation based in RY

Posted November 9, 2018

ME 597 Course Announcement  Spring 2019

Innovation and Problem Solving With an Emphasis on TRIZ Tools.  Instructor: Kartik Ariyur

Posted November 7, 2018

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

We at Soka University of America are developing a new Life Sciences program, and are searching for promising faculty to help us design the curriculum and offer this exciting new interdisciplinary program.We are searching for four STEM faculty in tenure-track positions that include Biology, Biochemistry, and Mathematics. Our science positions include two open-rank Biology faculty positions, and one open-rank Biochemistry position, as well as an Assistant Professor position in Mathematics.

We would like to encourage you or any of your colleagues or former students from Purdue University to consider applying for these positions. If you know of any promising candidates can you please let them know about our faculty positions? Descriptions and links to apply can be found on our web site at

Soka University is a very interdisciplinary liberal arts university with a curriculum that fosters global citizenship as a primary institutional mission. The University has some good ranking data as well - which are below (from USNews):

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

We are designing the curriculum to include a number of new features patterned after new biology and chemistry curriculum at Stanford University and the Claremont Colleges. You can see more about our curriculum at You can see more at our Life Science web site at

Posted November 1, 2018

Merck Pharm Sci Job Openings

PRE000673 – Senior Scientist (R3), Sterile Formulation Sciences based in Kenilworth, NJ

PRE000680 - Senior Scientist (R3), Sterile Formulation Sciences based in Kenilworth, NJ

PRE000679 - Associate Principal Scientist (R4), Sterile Formulation Sciences based in Kenilworth, NJ

PRE000676 – Associate Principal Scientist (R4), Analytical Sciences based in Rahway, NJ

Posted November 1, 2018

Assistant Professors of Chemistry, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Biochemistry position #100937 at the following link:

Organic position #100933 at the following link:

Posted October 29, 2018

California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry

Deadline Nov. 16, 2018

Posted October 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biochemistry/Cell Biology

White Lab, University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

Notice of an open postdoctoral scholar position in the newly established White Lab at the University of Notre Dame ( The White Lab is in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry with affiliation at the Harper Cancer Research Institute. We seek to understand how intracellular pH (pHi) dynamics regulate proteins, pathways, and cell behaviors and mechanisms by which dysregulated pHi dynamics promote cancer initiation, maintenance, drug resistance, and evolution.

Position Description: The position will be supported by startup funds under a 1-year contract, renewable thereafter. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Cell Biology, or related fields. All qualified applicants will be considered, but those with expertise in quantitative microscopy, PI3K signaling, organoid or spheroid culture, or SILAC mass spectrometry techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates can submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. White (

The University of Notre Dame hosts a rich and multidisciplinary research environment ( and is located in South Bend, IN: a liberal and diverse city with very low cost of living (

 Katharine A. White, Ph.D.

Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Harper Cancer Research Institute
University of Notre Dame
Harper Hall 
1234 N Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617

Posted October 26, 2018

The Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (OIGP) cordially invites you to an event in the Fall 2018 Interdisciplinary Social Justice Seminar Series:


Identity-Based Rejection Sensitivity:
Why we should care and what the research
says we can do about it

Speaker: Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair, Purdue University
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Nelson Room 1215

Description: Cross-cultural psychology research on identity-based rejection sensitivity documents a wide-spread phenomenon in which people who identify or are identified by others as members of stigmatized groups have been taught by their life experiences to expect rejection based on their identities. These expectations have implications for student success, professional self-efficacy, and social relationships. Yet, they don’t have to be self-fulfilling prophecies. Individuals and organizations should be addressing this social justice issue, and the research indicates best practices for doing so.

Please click here to RSVP by Friday, November 2nd if you would like to attend the seminar and discussion. Space may be limited.

Visit the Social Justice Seminar Series to see other upcoming events that you may be interested in joining.

Posted October 26, 2018

Merck Pharm Sci Job Opening: Analytical Sciences,  Rahway, New Jersey

Link to posting for Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences (PRE000681):

Posted October 26, 2018

New Graduate Course Available!

Please see this flyer on behalf of Purdue Libraries and the Graduate School’s Thesis & Dissertation Office. This is a new course available to our Graduate Students that will walk students through the process of preparing a data set for sharing in conjunction with their thesis deposit. Please distribute this flyer to students who are preparing to write and/or deposit their thesis next semester or in the summer!

Posted October 18, 2018

US Food and Drug, Bedford Park, Illinois

We have an open ORISE post-doctoral fellowship at FDA in the greater Chicago area. The research topic will primarily be in the area of nanocomposite fabrication and characterization, but other materials science and analytical chemistry  projects may be involved. 


Posted October 18, 2018

Merck Research Labs

Exciting job opportunity for senior PhD students. 

The position is for an entry level PhD scientist in the Sterile Formulation Sciences (SFS) group of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Merck Research Labs (MRL). SFS is looking for a talented scientist who specializes in computational or mathematical modeling in the area of fluid mechanics or molecular dynamics for an application in sterile process modeling and scale-up prediction. In addition, individuals with experience in Data Science, Machine Learning, or Artificial Intelligence would be preferred. I highly encourage interested students to apply at the link below.

Posted October 18, 2018

Come Learn About Exciting Careers within Pharmaceutical Sciences at Merck

Posted October 17, 2018

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles is currently recruiting for a faculty position in Analytical Chemistry at the rank of Assistant Professor, preferably with research focus in mass spectrometry and/or spectroscopy.  We would appreciate if you would inform doctoral students and/or post-docs in your group and throughout your department who are looking for faculty positions of this opening.  The position will begin in August, 2019 with the Fall academic term.  The full position announcement can be found on the University’s website at:

CSULA is a comprehensive urban university located east of Downtown Los Angeles with an enrollment of approximately 28,000 students representing one of the most diverse student populations in the country.  The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an M.S. degree in Chemistry with the optional emphasis in Biochemistry.  The Department hosts approximately 800 undergraduate majors and 50 Master’s students.  The Department has a strong tradition and commitment to research success involving undergraduate and Master’s students, and its 17 full-time faculty are active in teaching and research with an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse student population.  We invite interested candidates to apply for this position in Analytical Chemistry by the Nov. 16, 2018 deadline.

Posted October 17, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno

Dr. Yftah Tal-Gan is conducting a search to hire a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Chemistry Department with the University of Nevada, Reno.
Please apply by November 1, 2018.

Posted October 17, 2018

If anyone is interested in an opportunity to lecture in Pchem at Purdue Northwest this Spring, please contact Harold Pinnick, their Head, directly.   Harold Pinnick If push came to shove, this could be an online course or have an online/hybrid  component to reduce the inconvenience of traveling back and forth.

He is a former Purdue graduate both in chemistry and chemical engineering and now teaches at Purdue Northwest.  Their physical chemist is on sabbatical leave this year and they are seeking someone to teach their CHM37400 and CHM37600. The primary need would be in the lecture end of these CHM374 and CHM376. 

Posted October 15, 2018

Event: “Transitioning to Industry: Career Success, Surprises, Pitfalls

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23

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

Room: ARMS 1103

Speakers: Bev and Ray Mentzer have over 60 years of experience in ExxonMobil. Bev retired as Vice President, ExxonMobil, after working in both domestic & international engineering and managerial positions, and leading engineers, geoscientists and onsite operations staff in US onshore and offshore oil & gas operations. Dr. Ray Mentzer had more than a dozen assignments over his career with ExxonMobil in oil & gas operations, major project design, financial planning, public affairs, and safety / health / environment / security. He then taught at Texas A&M, and is now the Exec. Director of the Purdue Process Safety & Assurance Center.

Their interactive presentation will focus on 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. 

Attendees do not need to RSVP; ARMS 1103 can seat 50

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 15, 2018

Wolfe Laboratories, Woburn Massachusetts

Wolfe Laboratories, LLC has an immediate need for Associate Scientists in which your current, or recent, graduates may be interested. These positions 1 and 2  are newly-created due to our growth. December 2018, graduates are certainly eligible to apply as well as recent grads. 

Jill Wilson
Technical Recruiter
781-305-4940 Ext. 102
19 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801

Posted October 15, 2018

College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, Central Minnesota

Chemistry Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 8, 2018.

Posted October 15, 2018

Cabot Corporation needs a research associate to work in Billerica MA.  Here’s a brief description:

Requisition ID 2018-7926

 # of Openings1

 Position Type Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Cabot Corporation is seeking an Associate Scientist for our Billerica Technical and Business Center NMR laboratory. The basic requirement is a BS or MS in chemistry/chemical engineering with good knowledge of organic, analytical, and/or physical chemistry. To be successful, the candidate needs to be able to perform quantification and structure elucidation via NMR, or be able to learn.  The job will require some mechanical ability, an appreciation of electronics, and some simple wet chemistry separations. This position requires working as a team member within the analytical department and performing analyses for our R&D personnel. Preference will be given to those candidates that have a basic knowledge of liquid-state 1H and 13C NMR, good safety mindset, good organization skills and an interest in continuous learning.

We also do a fair amount of solid state NMR.  If you know someone who might be interested in this position, please use the link above to contact Cabot. 


Posted October 11, 2018

Riverview Health is located in Noblesville, Indiana and we are currently planning to open a new Hospital in Westfield, Indiana.

We are looking to fill an open position in our Laboratory, Area Coordinator Chemist Hematology. Please see the requirements and job description below.

To apply, please go to our website, and click on careers.



Join an award-winning team at Riverview Health - a Pathway to Excellence Award recipient! We are located in beautiful Noblesville, Indiana.

As a member of the healthcare team here at Riverview Health, the Hematologist demonstrates active patient advocacy to ensure all rights are identified and met for every patient. Hematologist encompasses all duties relating to providing exemplary patient care at Riverview Health. Outstanding customer service skills and understanding of confidentiality and productivity are required by the Hematologist.

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis operations.

Understands LIS operations and set up.

Interprets and applies research finds and statistical information.

Demonstrates good organizational skills and ability to set priorities Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing. Manages multiple projects and tasks at various stages of development. 

Relates effectively as a team player.

Knows PC and networked computer applications.

Demonstrates a high degree of independent access to confidential patient and organizational information and must be able to handle such information appropriately.


Minimum: Must meet requirements for General Supervisor under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988 and be a registered Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Level of Experience

  •  Minimum: 3-5 years supervisory experience in Chemistry
  •  Preferred: 5-7 years supervisory experience in Chemistry, Urinalysis,  Serology and Laboratory Information System administration.

Thank you!

Mary Simopoulos
Employment Coordinator Human Resources
Riverview Health
395 Westfield Road
Noblesville, IN 46060
317.776.7472 fax


Posted October 11, 2018

Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Registration Will Close November 1, 2018

Posted October 10, 2018

Graduate Writers' Rooms

Writers' Rooms are dedicated times and places for graduate writers to work on their academic writing projects (e.g., scholarly articles, dissertations, etc.). Writers should plan to spend most of the two-hour block in independent writing; however, Writing Lab tutors will be available for very brief, limited consultations if concerns arise during the writing time.

Writers should bring whatever materials they need for successful work on their projects, including laptops, books and articles, style guides, research data, white board markers, pens, paper, etc.

Registration is required, so visit and choose the “Writers' Room” schedule from the menu.

Friday, Sep. 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   |   STEW 320

Monday, Oct. 15, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM   |   RAWL 2082

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1:00 – 3:00 PM   |   WALC 1132

Posted October 10, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently has listings posted for forensic chemist positions located across the U.S., including positions at the North Central Laboratory located in Chicago, IL.  The positions advertised are applicable to undergraduate and graduate students with U.S. citizenship.  The direct link for the job posting along with the basic eligibility requirements are listed below.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the North Central Laboratory (312) 353-3640 and ask to speak to the recruiter for chemistry positions. 

Below are the listed requirements:

 Basic Requirements:

Degree: physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. OR 

Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. 

In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, applicants must have specialized experience and/or directly related education as shown below: 

GS-05:  Successfully completed full four-year college course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. 

GS-07:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 Federal grade level in performing such duties as a chemist trainee assisting higher level chemists in preparing samples for analyses, setting the controls and making adjustments to instrumentation and automated equipment, and checking the laboratory equipment for readiness, and compiling, reducing and making routine interpretations of the field data; OR one full year of graduate level education OR superior academic achievement (In the upper third of your graduating class; received a 3.0 or 3.5, or higher out of a possible 4.0; or a member in one of the national scholastic honor societies).   (Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirement of this provision.) OR a combination of both, experience and education 

GS-09:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 Federal grade level in performing duties as an advanced chemist trainee who selects appropriate test samples, performs chemical analyses, makes computations, applies corrections, generates reports and explains results;  OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree OR a combination of both, experience and education. 

GS-11:  Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Federal grade level in conducting chemical analyses of drug substances and samples, calibrating and operating analytical instrumentation, such as the gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer, and liquid chromatograph, with computerized equipment, etc; and writing reports of findings of evidence; OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR a combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to the major as shown in B above.  

Posted October 10, 2018

Merck has an internship program open to undergraduate and graduate students for summer 2019.  Please see the attachment, there are links for those who’re interested to apply.

Posted October 10, 2018

 Beloit College, Beloit, WI

Beloit College has a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry teaching position for the 2019 spring semester in southern Wisconsin. Our position includes teaching one section of intermediate thermodynamics and kinetics and one section of introductory chemistry. 

Posted October 10, 2018

Bindley Proteomics Facility Graduate Student Research Symposium 

Date: Nov. 7, 2018                  Time: 9 AM – Noon              Location: MRGN 121 

The Purdue Proteomics Facility in Discovery Park is pleased to announce the first Graduate Student Proteomics Research Symposium. See agenda here.

The focus of the symposium will be on  “Advancing Research Through Proteomics”. Mass Spectrometry-based proteomics has emerged as a powerful technology for characterization of thousands of proteins in cells including quantitation, localization, post-translational modifications, protein turnover, protein isoforms, protein complexes, and protein-protein interactions. 

RSVP to:  Susan McCreery
by Nov. 1, 2018
 Drinks and Refreshments will be served.

Posted October 5, 2018

Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

There is an open faculty position at Hastings College inviting anyone finished with their PhD in Chemistry or Chemistry Education to apply.  The ad is linked below or can be found in the Chronicle of Higher Ed and C&E News.

Posted October 3, 2018

Please see attached an NRC postdoc opportunity at WPAFB, Dayton, OH.    If you have questions, please contact Jim Gord, one of our alums and CDAC members, directly.   Contact info below.   

    James R. Gord, Ph.D.

    Principal Research Chemist

    Director, Combustion & Laser Diagnostics Research Complex

    Air Force Research Laboratory

    Aerospace Systems Directorate

Posted September 17, 2018

Want to win $20,000?  Come to the Soy Innovation Competition Call-Out and find out how – there will be undergraduate and graduate students looking to form teams and don’t forget the additional funding opportunities available with possible student startup funding!

Come to the Call-Out and enjoy free pizza and soda as well as competition giveaway items!  YOU may be the next $20,000 winner!

Soy Competition Call-Out

Tuesday, September 18th

LILY G 126 @ 5:30 pm

Free Pizza, Soda and Giveaways!

For more information go to

Posted September 17, 2018

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry for Post-Docs


Posted September 13, 2018

Life Sciences Grad Student & Post-Doc Career Event

Apply now for a chance to present your work before industry representatives and members of the Purdue community. Abstracts will be reviewed by event organizers and accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to discuss their work in the form of an oral presentation. Further details will be provided in the coming weeks. 

Abstract submissions close September 28 at 11:59pm.  Thank you,

Organizer team for the PI4D Career Event 2018: 'A Leap from lab'
Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery
720 Clinic Drive
West Lafayette, IN  47907

Posted September 11, 2018

Pfizer Essential Health R&D Professional Development Program, Purdue Campus Visit

Information Session: Monday, Sept. 17 at FRNY G140, 5:30-7:00 PM

Interviews: Tuesday, Sept. 18 at FRNY 2142, 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Posted September 11, 2018

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Please see attached ad for Senior Lecturer position in the Chemistry Department

Posted September 10, 2018

Northrop Grumman Corp. Info Session Announcement

WTHR 160, Friday September 14, 5:00-7:00 PM

Future Technical Leaders program

Posted September 10, 2018

Pfizer Process Chemistry openings

Posted September 4, 2018

Kellogg's Intern Info Session 

Sept 19, 2018, 6:00 pm, Nelson Food Science Room 2187

Interviews Sept 20, 2018

Posted September 4, 2018

Please find the attached CCO (Center for Career Opportunities) Inside Track for this week.

Posted September 4, 2018

Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

We are currently looking for an Analytical Chemistry Postdoc to work in our High Explosives Science & Technology group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  I have attached a PDF of the job description that can be found on our Laboratory Jobs website. 

The direct link to the job ad and application information is 

A link to our Postdoc program is

Posted September 4, 2018

Ryan Spray (PhD 2009) will be here on Monday Sept. 24th to talk about his job and consulting company ExPONENT in the Boston area.

He’ll give an overview of the company, his perspective on working in the consulting sector and his experience in pursuing jobs after graduate school. 

In the PDF attached, there is a link to register so that they can provide pizza and drinks for all!  Please do that so they get a relatively accurate headcount.

Posted August 29, 2018

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

A PhD level administrative assistant chair position has opened up in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University.  They are looking for candidates who have a strong understanding of chemistry department facilities and administrative structure to assist with the day-to-day matters that arise in the department, and to provide continuity between department chairs.  The position is designated as an academic specialist.  If you are a senior graduate student or postdoc who has a particular interest in the administrative side of doing science, please see this link to the job description and application portal: 

The Department of Chemistry is committed to building and supporting a diverse, inclusive, and equitable community of students and scholars.  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Posted August 27, 2018

On behalf of Merck Chemistry, I would like announce several openings across our global chemistry organization for Ph.D. level scientists.  We are currently looking for applications in medicinal and process chemistry.  The positions for medicinal chemistry are located at either our Pennsylvania (West Point), Boston, or South San Francisco sites.  The process chemistry positions are located primarily in Rahway, NJ with some opportunities at the previously mentioned sites – the job description/requirements are below.  For anyone interested in applying, please send your resumes and research summary to me by email.  

 Please let me know if you have any questions.

 Thank you in advance,

Mike Rudd



Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry department. The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative teams to invent novel medicines by applying innovative synthetic chemistry, analytical techniques, and data analysis. Specific responsibilities will include utilizing state-of-the-art synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving skills to build structure-activity relationships, designing and synthesizing drug candidates and intermediates, and providing scientific and technical training of team members. Additionally, the successful candidate will help identify and validate new targets and be responsible for establishing a substantial external scientific presence including authoring publications and presentations. A Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.


Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Process Chemistry organization. A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from the design of manufacturing routes for drug candidates to building on our state-of-the-art catalysis capabilities. A Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in methodology/catalysis (including chemocatalysis, biocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis), total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Posted August 24, 2018

If anyone is interested in applying for an NSF Graduate Fellowship, please see the attached schedule of events aimed to help you prepare a competitive application. As you’ll notice, you must sign up in advance! 

Posted August 24, 2018

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry

Posted August 24, 2018

John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Please see this opportunity at Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine for post-doctoral training in the field of Clinical Chemistry. The post-doctoral fellowship is clinically-geared and focuses on both clinical laboratory service and translational research projects.  In recent years, successful fellows have had a strong, yet diverse background in physical and biological sciences, including, but not limited to, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biomedical engineering.

The application process begins the September prior to the start of the fellowship (July 1), so the group we most want to reach is students that are 1-2 years from completing their dissertation and defense.  

Posted August 23, 2018

The Shepherd Chemical Company, Cincinnati, OH 

The Shepherd Chemical Company is hiring two new chemists for the R&D department. One is an Inorganic Chemist and the other is a Metal Carboxylates Chemist. I have attached a job description for each, both positions will report to our department head. Shepherd Chemical is located in Cincinnati, OH and has been a family owned industry for over 100 years. If anyone is interested in applying they can email me their resume  ( and I will pass it along. Also email me if there are any questions. 

Posted August 22, 2018

Purdue University Career Success, CCO

Graduate and Postdoc Professional Development Series, Fall 2018
Attendees may find it helpful to bring their current CV to the very first workshop.

Posted August 20, 2018 

University of Massasachusetts, Lowell

A tenure-track position in Radiological Health Physics has just opened at UMass Lowell. The preferred areas of interest for the faculty member are radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, and nuclear security. I would greatly appreciate it if you would forward this message to anyone you think would be interested in such a position. The link to the job announcement is:

 In summary, the faculty position will begin in September of 2019. The successful applicant would be engaged in teaching and research in Health Physics and must possess the Ph.D. degree in Health Physics, Physics, or a closely related area. Excellent English communications skills are required, and the applicant must have demonstrated the ability to teach subject matter, at the graduate level, in health physics and to carry out research in this area (radiochemistry, nuclear forensics, and nuclear security are of particular interest), including having published research findings in technical reports and refereed scientific journals. The successful candidate will be expected to have a sound working knowledge of laboratory and field instrumentation used in measuring ionizing radiation, radioactivity analysis, external and internal radiation dosimetry, radiation shielding, and an active involvement in research. 

Posted August 20, 2018 

Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is beginning its campaign to attract qualified candidates for the Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering.  The deadline for applying is November 1, 2018.  Attached is a flyer that  should be  shared to encourage qualified individuals to apply. 

 The Hruby Fellowship is a three-year appointment.  Recipients conduct independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission and also participate in a leadership development program that will prepare them for career advancement in their field.   

 Fellows may work at the principal Sandia location, Albuquerque, NM or in Livermore, CA.  The salary is $111,200. Candidates must be able to obtain a security clearance, which requires US citizenship, and be seeking their first national laboratory appointment. They must have been awarded a Ph.D. within three years at the time of application or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the time the appointment starts (October 2019).

 The web site explains the Fellowship in more detail.  If you need additional information, please contact Kelly S. Collins (

Posted August 9, 2018 

Purdue University Global Opportunity for Graduate Students

 The following link announces Purdue University Global online tutoring positions that  are available to West Lafayette graduate students.  It’s expected that six to ten positions are available now. This announcement will also appear in the next Purdue Graduate Student Government weekly announcements.

 Here's the link:  

Posted August 6, 2018 

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia

 The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of organic chemistry. Candidates with expertise in polymer/materials chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallic chemistry or other relevant fields who can teach organic chemistry will also be considered. A Ph.D. is required; postdoctoral experience is strongly recommended.

Diversity is a core value of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when people with diverse backgrounds and ideas come together to learn. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a 5.5 course load, which includes: teaching a two-semester organic chemistry sequence and the accompanying labs, and creating one advanced or non-majors course. An active research program involving undergraduates is expected; startup funds competitive with top liberal arts colleges will be provided.

The applicant should submit the following: a curriculum vitae, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, a three-page statement of research plans at an undergraduate liberal arts institution, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information for the writers of three letters of recommendation. To submit applications online, visit: Review of applications begins immediately and will close on September 28, 2018.

 If you have questions about the position, please contact Erich Uffelman, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, liberal arts college of 1800 students located in Lexington, VA, three hours southwest of Washington, DC. W&L is consistently ranked among the top 12 national liberal arts colleges. The Department has ACS-certified programs in both chemistry and biochemistry.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body.


Posted August 6, 2018 

I wanted to pass along some new opportunities within Merck Research Lab’s Pharmaceutical Sciences division. All of these positions are in NJ.  The job descriptions are provided in the attached links. Please apply online and also feel free to reach out to me with any questions. 

PRE000658 Scientist, Analytical Sciences in Rahway, NJ

PRE000659  Engineer, Sterile Formulations in Kenilworth, NJ

PRE000660 Associate Principal Scientist, Digital Device Development in Rahway, NJ

William Forrest, Ph.D.  I  Assoc. Prin. Scientist  I  Sterile Formulation Sciences  I  Preclinical Development

Merck Research Labs  I  Tel: 908-740-5748  I  Email:

Posted August 6, 2018 

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a tenure-eligible, Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry to begin in fall 2019. 

Posted August 2, 2018

Biology Instructional Coordinator II -Purdue University - West Lafayette - Biological Sciences(Job Number: 1801286)


 As Biology Instructional Coordinator II, you will coordinate and conduct instructional activities associated with Microbiology laboratories at the undergraduate and graduate level. You will act as an interface between faculty and student as well as prepare and administer exams and quizzes. You will conduct help sessions and maintain grade rosters. Finally, you will coordinate daily laboratory operation.

 This posting represents an academic year position (vacation when class is not in session). Benefits do apply.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field.
  • Two years experience in microbiology laboratory research and/or instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work with a diverse group of students and faculty.
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 pounds frequently and 20 pounds occasionally.
  • Able to handle a flexible work schedule, that includes occasional evening exams and training.


  • Master's degree.
  • Supervision and administrative experience.

Additional Information:

  • This posting represents an academic year position (vacation when class is not in session). Benefits do apply. 
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

 Posted July 31, 2018

 Analytical Sciences in Pharmaceutical Sciences of Merck Research Labs is looking for a Scientist to join our team.  Please cascade to those in your departments who may be interested in this opportunity. This position would be of particular interest to Masters students.

Posted July 31, 2018

Pfizer Essential Health R&D Professional Development Program

Applications due August 22, 2018 for info sessions on September 17 and interviews on Sepember 18.

Posted July 25, 2018

Postdoctoral Scholar in Protein Engineering and Biosensor Development
at Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

Posted July 24, 2018

Please see attached call for applications for graduate students for the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering.  The deadline is November 1 each year, and normally begins on October 1 the following year.

Posted July 20, 2018

Amherst College, Massachusetts

Assistant Professor in Experimental Physical Chemistry

Posted July 17, 2018

2018 Merck Analytical Chemistry Positions

Weijuan Tang, a former PhD graduate from professor Kenttämaa’s lab is now with Merck Analytical Research and Development.

 She says:

 “We have several analytical chemistry positions open in our department. Attached are the job descriptions. Could you please help circulate this email/attachment, and encourage students graduating in 2018 and 2019 to apply through CCO (ID: 843227) for on-campus interview opportunities? I will visit Purdue to recruit promising PhD candidates.

 (NEW) I plan to make the trip to Purdue on August 30 (NEW).

I want to give a 1-hour info session including Q&A. In the meantime, I will schedule 30-45 min interviews for selected candidates.”

 Her e-mail is


Posted July 12, 2018

Post-doc in solid state and diffusion NMR in Prague

A post-doctoral position is available in the field of Physics of Molecular Structures:

Dynamics of novel microporous materials based on metal organic framework

The project addresses structural characterization and detailed investigation of dynamics related to adsorption properties of novel microporous materials based on stable metal-organic frameworks.

The major activities related to the position include advanced spectroscopic characterization of the newly synthesized materials and a thorough investigation of rotational and translational mobilities of the system components – the microporous framework as well as the adsorbed species such as methane, carbon dioxide, hydrogen or water. For this purpose there are available two NMR spectrometers equipped for variable temperature multinuclear liquid and solid state measurements under static as well as the magic angle spinning conditions. The spectrometers are also equipped with a strong pulsed field gradient accessory for the state-of-art studies of translational diffusion in heterogeneous systems and for microimaging. Complementary techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry, gel permeation chromatography, optical spectroscopies etc. will be also utilized.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. and strong background in physics or physical chemistry, especially in NMR spectroscopy (ideally including relaxation and/or diffusion measurements), thermodynamics, and experimental data processing.

The project will be supervised by Dr. Jan Lang, associate professor, Department of Low Temperature Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (e-mail contact:

These positions offer:

    1 year contract from October 2018 with a possible renewal in case of mutual interest

    the salary comparable to the starting salary of an Assistant Professor at the Faculty

Interested candidates should submit:

    brief description of research expertise and plans (1–2 pages)
    list of publications
    copy of PhD thesis (or a link for downloading)
    two letters of recommendation

!!!!! Submissions should be emailed to not later than July 15, 2018. Shortlisted candidates may be invited for an interview.

Posted July 11, 2018

The Macromolecular Science and Engineering Program at the University of Michigan is pleased to announce its 42nd Annual Symposium, Physical & Chemical Interactions of Polymeric Systems taking place on October 24th and 25th, 2018. Registration is now open and student poster submissions are being accepted!

Registration, accommodation, and much more information for the symposium can be found at

October 24th: Professional Development Short Courses

This half-day (afternoon start) series of talks is intended for both undergraduate and graduate students. Speakers will present on a variety of topics included career pathways, networking and job searches, being successful in graduate school, and public scientific engagement. An evening networking dinner will be held following the talks to which all symposium registrants are invited. 

 October 25th: Physical & Chemical Interactions of Polymeric Systems

The research symposium and poster sessions, featuring invited talks by faculty and students. Industrial sponsors will have booth space during the poster sessions to connect with students. Poster awards will be given at the conclusion of the event at 3:30 PM.

 Participants are able to register for both or just one of the days of the symposium. The poster session is open to all students and post-doctoral researchers and covers research in all areas of polymer science and engineering. 

 There is no registration fee. Two poster submissions will be elevated to invited talks, providing a fantastic opportunity to showcase research to leaders in the field.

Please let us know if you have questions about the event, we look forward to seeing you in October!

Posted July 3, 2018

2018 Merck Analytical Chemistry Positions

Weijuan Tang, a former PhD graduate from professor Kenttämaa’s lab is now with Merck Analytical Research and Development.

 She says:

 “We have several analytical chemistry positions open in our department. Attached are the job descriptions. Could you please help circulate this email/attachment, and encourage students graduating in 2018 and 2019 to apply through CCO (ID: 843227) for on-campus interview opportunities? I will visit Purdue to recruit promising PhD candidates.

 I plan to make the trip to Purdue in mid-late August. I want to give an 1-hour info session including Q&A. In the meantime, I will schedule 30-45 min interviews for selected candidates.”

 Her e-mail is


Posted June 22, 2018 

Insight Data Fellows Programs

Insight is now accepting applications from graduating students for our fellowships in:

  •  Data Science  (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Health Data Science  (for PhDs & Postdocs)
  • Data Engineering  (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • Artificial Intelligence  (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • Data Product Management  (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)
  • DevOps  (for Bachelors, Masters, or PhDs)

1400+ Insight alumni are now working at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Github, Slack, 23andMe, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Pinterest, Microsoft, and 250+ other top companies.

Insight Fellows Programs:

  • 7 week, full-time training fellowship
  • Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers & AI specialists
  • Join an active community of Insight alumni
  • Self-directed, project-based learning followed by interviews at top companies
  • Tuition-free with need-based scholarships and loans available to help cover living costs

Upcoming Early Application Deadline: July 9

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Questions? Email us at

Posted June 14, 2018 

Leybold is looking for an analytical chemist. See attached. Even though the position states that it is for Bachelor’s degrees, really they are looking for a PhD and will compensate accordingly. 

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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