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Posted April 18, 2018

GLCACS 22nd Annual Conference

The theme of the conference is "Transformation of Chemical Industry", and it will be in the AP52 Conference Center at Abbott Laboratories on May 19th (Saturday), 2018.  It is a one-day event, and we will have distinguished speakers from industry and academia, Student Research Presentation Contests, and Job Fair hosted by Baxter, Abbott, UOP and AbbVie. For more details please visit our website: www.greatlakecacs.org

Presentation Only Application Guidelines

Outstanding Student Research Award Application Guide

This conference has a lot of opportunities to win research or presentation awards as well as to communicate with academia/industrial professionals via presentations/career fair. We have Outstanding Student Research Award ($500) and Student Research Presentation Contest Award ($20-100), please check the attached application forms.

Posted April 17, 2018

Deadline for registration, abstract submission, and travel grants is April 27th. 

10 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER!!!

We are pleased to announce the 4th installment of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy'a Purdue mini-symposium on integrating structure, function, and interactions of the biomolecular universe. This symposium is an interdepartmental event focusing on interdisciplinary research in biophysics and structural biology. The event provides an exceptional platform for students and postdoctoral scholars to present their work, learn about cutting-edge research, and network with young scientists and faculty members from Purdue and regional institutions. In addition to student and postdoc presentations, Dr. Matthew Redinbo from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill will be giving a keynote address.

The symposium will take place May 9-10th in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, with a Career Development Session the evening of May 8th at Lafayette Brewing Company. 

 We invite you to register and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on our website: https://www.hg2bg.com/

 Registration is free, but space is limited so we ask that you register soon.

 This year, we are also excited to announce that TTP Labtech is hosting a crystallization workshop on May 8th from 12-5  in Hockmeyer Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different crystallization robots available on campus and even set up trays with your protein! Space is limited to 12 individuals, and slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 We are also introducing an "Art of Science" display, where applicants may bring posters, prints, or physical models which explore the interplay between art and science. We hope that this exhibit will help seed interesting conversations and facilitate more interactions among attendees. One item of exceptional aesthetic merit, as judged by the symposium organizers, will be chosen for prizes. For more information, please visit our website.

 Prizes will also be awarded for best presentations in the following categories: undergraduate poster, graduate poster, graduate oral, postdoc poster, and postdoc oral.

 Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!

 On behalf of the organizing committee:
Anna Ratliff (Chemistry)
Taylor Bailey (Comparative Pathobiology)
Aaron Krabill (MCMP)
Emma Lendy (PULSe/Biochemistry)
Matthew Pharris (Biomedical Engineering)
Yu-Chen Yen (Postdoc/Biology)
Dr. Daniel Flaherty (Faculty advisor/MCMP)

Posted April 17, 2018 

Position Open - Ohio State General Chemistry Lab Supervisor

 The Lab Supervisor position is posted here: 

https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/85804

Posted April 9, 2018 

Attached is the announcement for the Graduate Student International Travel Awards for fall 2018.

Deadline:  4:00 PM June 1, 2018

For travel between July 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018

Posted April 9, 2018

Scholarship of Engagement Workshop for Graduate Students and Post docs!

 The Office of Engagement is pleased to announce its first Scholarship of Engagement workshop for graduate students and post docs.  This program was developed based on feedback received following a presentation on the Scholarship of Engagement made for the same audience interested in faculty positions.  Our two-hour program will cover a brief history of the scholarship of engagement, introduction to tools essential to the development of engagement programming, recommendations for measuring the impact of engagement and opportunities for engagement in academia. 

 This free program will be held on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:30 -1:30 in WALC 1018.  Preregistration is required, as lunch will be provided.  For additional information, please see the attached flyer.  We look forward to welcoming you!

Posted April 5, 2018

SIAM @ Purdue 2018 Computational Science and Engineering Students Conference

On April 14th, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Student Chapter will host the annual Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference at Purdue University. This conference will highlight the computational science and engineering research that is being done across all of the different departments on campus

 

Invited Speakers

Prof. Sabre Kais, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Title: The History and Future of Quantum Computing

 

Dr. Timothy Peoples, Purdue Foundry, Purdue University

Title: Entrepreneurship at Purdue Foundry

 

Dr. Sibentu Som, Argonne National Laboratory

Title: High-fidelity Simulations for Co-optimization of Engines and Fuels on Mira Supercomputer

 

Dr. Patrick Wolfe, College of Science, Purdue University

Title: Applications of Data Science in Various Subjects

 

Conference schedule and registration can be found at

https://sites.google.com/site/purduesiam/csesc-2018

Posted April 2, 2018

From BASF:

 We will be discussing our PhD LDP program and recruiting Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Materials Science majors.

 Our events for this Spring are below and more details are included in the flyers attached. 

Introduction to BASF What We Do and the PHD LDP Program

Monday, April 16th 

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BRWN 1154

Register here

Personal Branding & Leadership Development

Tuesday, April 17th 

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

PGSC

Register here

Mock Interviews

Wednesday, April 18th 

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Young Hall

Register here

Posted March 29, 2018

Introduction to LaTeX Workshop
April 10, 2018
6:00 PM, STEW 320

Posted March 26, 2018

CIE is proud to announce its Summer Course Design Institute for graduate students and post-docs. This is a six-day intensive course design workshop, where selected participants will work with experts from CIE and collaborate with peers to design and plan a future course. 

We are asking that you help us identify and share this with eligible graduate students and postdocs, who will need to have control over the construction of a course in the upcoming year, as well as support from their department.

The program will take place May 30th - June 6th.

Application: https://www.purdue.edu/cie/summer/ 

Those who complete the program and its requirements will receive a certificate, stipend of $750, books, and meals throughout the program, as well as continued support as they teach their course. 

 For more information contact: Erica Lott (elayow@purdue.edu) or Dan Guberman (dguberma@purdue.edu).

 

Posted March 23, 2018

The 2018 annual Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference, formally called the Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium, will take place on Tuesday, April 10th in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.  This event showcases undergraduate research taking place at Purdue University.  Students are asked to write an abstract and create a presentation poster to illustrate their research.  Last year we had over 180 posters representing 8 colleges from across campus - 80 posters from College of Science students.  This year there are a record breaking 300+ posters!

The College of Science provides monetary awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Additional awards will be given by the Honors College. 

We anticipate more posters this year and would like to have at least two judges for each poster. This means we need many judges for the College of Science entries.  We expect that it will take between 10- 20 minutes to judge a poster.  Judging will take place between 1:00 and 3:30 pm on Tuesday, April 10th.  Please volunteer to be a judge for this important event, whether you have 30 minutes or 2 hours available.

Judging assignments will be distributed prior to the event.  There has been an update to ensure quicker, easier access to judging this year as we will be using Qualtrics, rather than the previous “Insta-judge” app.  Judges will be provided judging criteria, their assigned poster numbers, and abstracts and will be able to use their IPhone, Android or tablet to judge if they wish to do so. Judges will not be assigned to any project on which they are listed as an advisor. 

 To register as a judge, please click on the link http://bit.ly/PURCJudges2018  and register by March 30th. 

 On behalf of the 2018 Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference committee and student participants, thank you in advance for your time and support of this event.

 

Posted March 21, 2018

PolyMicrospheres, Indianapolis, IN

Lab Technician-Chemistry

Post Doctoral Associate-Synthesis

Posted March 21, 2018

Every year, the Graduate School hosts a Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The March 26th registration deadline is approaching.

 Below you will find a brief description of the competition and a flyer attached. This competition is an excellent opportunity for our Graduate Students (and your departments) to show off their research - and it also awards cash prizes: 1st- $500, 2nd- $250, People’s Choice- $250

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 Purdue University's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) Competition

April 17, 2018 in Hiler Theatre at Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC Room 1055) at 7:00 pm.

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland.

The competition develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of students' capacities to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to an intelligent but non-specialist audience.

Graduate students will have three minutes to present a compelling discussion on their research topic, its significance, and relevance to the general public. 3MT™ is not an exercise in trivializing or 'dumbing-down' research but forces competitors to consolidate their ideas and crystalize their research discoveries. It is a celebration of the discoveries made by graduate students and will allow the broader community to learn about ongoing research at Purdue.

http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/gspd/3mt.html

Posted March 21, 2018

The Purdue University Black Graduate Student Association invites you to celebrate the accomplishments of our membership and graduating members at the 17th Annual Awards and Recognition Gala on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Doors open at 5:45 PM with a Networking Reception and Silent Auction followed by the ceremony. Attire is semi-formal to formal. 

If you are graduating in Spring, Summer, or Fall 2018:

  1. Please let us know by Friday 3/23 so we can honor you!

 

If you are a BGSA member, please:

  1. Apply for scholarships or nominate others for awards by Friday 3/23!
  2. Participate in the silent auction or browse, bid, buy😊
  3. Attend the Networking Reception and Silent Auction! 
    • Backdrop photography by: Taylor Stewart (BGSA Member - IE)
    • Entertainment by: The Purdue String Quartet
    • Hors d'oeuvres and a networking game
  4. Attend the ceremony and enjoy the entertainment!
    • Host for the eveningJames Holly, Jr. (BGSA Member - ENE)
    • Dinner with our distinguished speaker: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Diversity Jay Akridge
    • Trivia and giveaways
    • Announcement of award winners and recognition of graduates
    • To RSVP: We encourage you to contact your department administrators about your interest in attending the gala. If you would like to purchase a single ticket:
      • BGSA members RSVP here – it’s included in your dues!
      • Non-members – Tickets are $40, and can be purchased here. If you have trouble with the link, search ‘black graduate student assn’ and select the option for the BGSA Gala ticket. Please RSVP here.
      • Be sure to let your department know you are attending, if you have not already.
  5. To pay the $10 membership dues click here!

Posted March 14, 2018

 Visiting Assistant Professor, Washington & Jefferson College, Washington, Pennsylvania

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for teacher-scholars who are dedicated to creating a personal, connected, and transformative learning experience for an increasingly diverse student body. We seek creative and adaptable individuals who can establish an inclusive educational environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, promotes the close interaction between faculty and students, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.

The Chemistry Department at Washington and Jefferson (W&J) College invites applicants for a 2-year full-time visiting assistant professor position starting in fall 2018. We are seeking a chemist with a PhD (or ABD) in chemistry or related field who will teach lecture and/or laboratory courses from their primary disciplinary area. In addition to teaching, the candidate will have the opportunity to involve undergraduate students in independent research.  Teaching undergraduates is the most important aspect of the position.  Our program is accredited by the American Chemical Society with eight full-time faculty and is housed in the recently constructed Swanson Science Center, which offers state-of-the-art educational and research laboratories. 

 To apply, send a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation as email attachments to hr@washjeff.edu and include Chemistry Faculty Search in the subject line of your email.  Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts may be requested during the selection process and will be required upon hire.  Any inquiries should be directed to Dr. Jennifer Bayline at jbayline@washjeff.edu

 Review of applications will begin March 30th and will continue until the position is filled.

Posted March 14, 2018

 BASF Associate Scientist position in China

We wanted to share a job opportunity in our global headquarters for Advanced Materials and Systems Research in Shanghai. The job advertisement is attached.

Any interested candidates should contact Onis Wong directly at onis.wong@basf.com

Posted March 14, 2018

We are pleased to announce the 4th installment of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy'a Purdue mini-symposium on integrating structure, function, and interactions of the biomolecular universe. This symposium is an interdepartmental event focusing on interdisciplinary research in biophysics and structural biology. The event provides an exceptional platform for students and postdoctoral scholars to present their work, learn about cutting-edge research, and network with young scientists and faculty members from Purdue and regional institutions. In addition to student and postdoc presentations, Dr. Matthew Redinbo from University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill will be giving a keynote address.

 The symposium will take place May 9-10th in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, with a Career Development Session the evening of May 8th at Lafayette Brewing Company. 

 We invite you to register and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on our website: https://www.hg2bg.com/

 Registration is free, but space is limited so we ask that you register soon.

 This year, we are also excited to announce that TTP Labtech is hosting a crystallization workshop on May 8th from 12-5  in Hockmeyer Hall. This is a great opportunity to learn about the different crystallization robots available on campus and even set up trays with your protein! Space is limited to 12 individuals, and slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 We are also introducing an "Art of Science" display, where applicants may bring posters, prints, or physical models which explore the interplay between art and science. We hope that this exhibit will help seed interesting conversations and facilitate more interactions among attendees. One item of exceptional aesthetic merit, as judged by the symposium organizers, will be chosen for prizes. For more information, please visit our website.

 Prizes will also be awarded for best presentations in the following categories: undergraduate poster, graduate poster, graduate oral, postdoc poster, and postdoc oral.

 Deadline for registration, abstract submission, and travel grants is April 27th. 

Posted March 14, 2018

Pugwash Workshop Applications for Chemistry Students

Because the Department of Chemistry is sponsoring our conference on Climate Change: How to Sustain our Future, ​we would like to invite your students to apply for the Student Pugwash USA workshop on "Climate & Society" held on Saturday, April 14th from 12pm-5:30pm. Lunch will be provided!

Our workshop will include a climate simulation, case study on climate change ethics, and a conference debate. Applications are due by March 24th by 5:00pm EST. ​All undergraduate and graduate students from all majors are eligible to apply.  

 The link to the application is available here: http://www.spusa.org/workshop-application.

Posted March 14, 2018

SIAM @ Purdue CSE Conference Invitation

SIAM@Purdue is happy to annouce that we will be hosting our annual Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) conference this April 14th and 15th. It is a conference for graduate and undergraduate students in computational science to present their work. We will start accepting abstracts and posters through Feb 26 to April 2. 

 The conference infomation and registration are here:

https://sites.google.com/site/purduesiam/csesc-2018

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: https://www.aiche.org/community/students/chem-e-car

 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. 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FNUVKQIukLSUNucd14pqadyKuazcdsuuVaPXOzmDCyI/edit?usp=sharing

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   http://www.purdue.edu/niso/fulbright/fulbrightweek.html

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
www.purdue.edu/niso

Posted February 12, 2018

Greater Indiana Society for Neuroscience <greaterindianasfnchapter@gmail.com>

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: http://www.dannon.com/fellowship-application/.

  

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

chris.haak@mmm.com


 

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 (chao.xu@shell.com) 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 
Biochemistry 
Biomedical and Health Sciences 
Cell and Molecular Biology 
Chemistry 
Earth and Planetary Science 
Engineering 
Energy and Transportation 
Environmental Sciences 
Math and Computer Science 
Microbiology 
Physics
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 http://www.sefi.org/register/judgeform.php?r=3 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 zbaird@indianabiosciences.org if you are interested in this opportunity. More information about IBRI and other positions for which we are actively recruiting can be found at http://www.indianabiosciences.org/careers/

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:  http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/cpip/  

 

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. https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/84392

 

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:

 http://careers.dupont.com/jobsearch/job-details/principle-investigator-nmr-phd/190413W-01/448858/

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 surface@ppg.com. 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. 

Description 

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 www.ppg.com 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

 

 

Qualifications

  

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

Experience/Education 

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 ppgaap@ppg.com.

 

https://ppg.taleo.net/careersection/prof/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800000762&lang=en#.Wmyu5fTICqQ

 

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


Monroeville Business and Technical Center
440 College Park Dr.
Monroeville, PA, USA, 15146
T: 724-325-5853
M: 314-827-5784
E: surface@ppg.com
Web: www.ppg.com

 

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. 

https://apps.csbsju.edu/employment/default.aspx?page=jobs

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, www.purdue.edu/research/sigmaxi 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:

https://taleo.msd.com/careersection/merck_external_career_section/jobdetail.ftl?job=POS000232&lang=en

 Thanks, 

William Forrest, Ph.D.
Pharmaceutical Sciences-Sterile Formulation Sciences (on rotation)
Merck & Co., Inc
Email: william.forrest@merck.com

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

amruta@purdue.edu

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. (http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/gspd/index.html).  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 (https://www.orau.org/icpostdoc/applicants/index.html) 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 ndilley@purdue.edu 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.


http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/498262/specialist-teachercontinuing

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: https://www.cco.purdue.edu/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:  http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/cpip/ 

 

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 https://jobs.carleton.edu/postings/3477 

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.

http://www.comacc.org/training/Pages/johns_hopkins.html 

http://pathology.jhu.edu/clinicalchem/index.cfm

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 kscott4@iu.edu if you have any questions.

Posted November 30, 2017

University of Oregon , Eugene

The UO is funding a Presidential Initiative in Data Science (https://provost.uoregon.edu/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 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

http://www.merck.com/careers/home.html 

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)https://h30631.www3.hp.com/job/san-diego/intern-chemistry-materials-science/3544/5972470

 Engineer Intern (Job ID: 3018389)https://h30631.www3.hp.com/job/san-diego/engineer-intern/3544/5972466 

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 Chithra.Manikandan@shell.com.

 

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 onis.wong@basf.com.

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

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