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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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Posted June 14, 2018 

On behalf of the Purdue’s Optical Society of America (OSA) student chapter, we would like to invite students from chemistry to be a part of IONS Midwest 2018.

Each year student chapters across the globe present bids to host what is dubbed a IONS (International OSA Network of Students) conference at their home university. This year our chapter was selected to co-host IONS 2018 with the University of Dayton for the Midwest region (USA).

The vision for each IONS conference is to be a multi-disciplinary event. In keeping with this goal, the conference is organized around four broad themes, each of which includes a wide range of topics (more details at For example, research from Profs. Garth Simpson and Alexander Wei are great examples of work our conference is meant to showcase. The program will feature plenary talks, submissions from student researchers (for oral or poster sessions), networking events, and a career development program.

While the highlight of our program is a Q&A featuring John Hall, the 2005 Nobel Laureate in Physics, we believe the technical program, which features exciting optics-related research from around Purdue, will be a great opportunity for the cross-pollination of ideas.

The conference is focused more on having students get the word out about their particular sub-discipline and their respective research group, as opposed to showcasing the very latest results. So students should feel welcome to use posters prepared for previous conferences. Furthermore, through a generous grant from the College of Engineering, we have been able to reduce the price of registration to a token amount (in fact, registration is free and we are only charging a fee to offset some of the costs of the banquet with industry and plenary speakers).

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.


Posted June 1, 2018

University of Toronto, Mississauga - Position: Scientist / Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry, DMPK/Analytical

Posted May 18, 2018

Procter & Gamble Job Opportunities

Hello Purdue Chemistry,

P&G will be on campus Wednesday, May 30.  We look forward to seeing you at our seminar and informal Q&A (with pizza).


Wednesday, 5/30

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. WTHR 104 – Introduction to life at P&G as an industrial scientist and technical talks entitled “Polymer-Surfactant Interactions for Superior Personal Care Products” and “Analytical Characterization Platform for Chemical Constituents in Botanicals”


5:00 – 6:30 p.m. WTHR 104 – Informal Q&A with pizza/drinks


Job Openings:

FIRST conference and PhD internships are the easiest paths to getting hired by P&G as a PhD.  We have a small number of PhD openings, and P&G has made the strategic choice to fill them exclusively through these two programs.  Deadline for application to FIRST conference is 6/30.  Apply to FIRST conference and PhD internships via  Check out to get a glimpse of the cool science that we do.


Brandon D. Gaddis, PhD

Posted May 10, 2018

The Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory seeks to fill three job openings for solution-state NMR spectroscopists in the general area of metabolomics at the level of staff scientist, postdoc (3 year max), and post-masters (2 year max).  Applications should be submitted through the links below.


Posted May 10, 2018

Job Opening – Assistant NMR Spectroscopist
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
@ The Ohio State University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is recruiting an NMR Spectroscopist (Post-Doctoral ranking) 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. We will be installing a new Bruker Avance NEO Fall 2018. The NMR Spectroscopist will assist the Director in the maintenance and administrative aspects of the facility including training new users, managing cryogen fills, user scheduling, and providing consultation and collaboration in the area of structure elucidation of small molecules.  The candidate should have experience in the operation of Bruker NMR spectrometers including implementation of routine and novel multinuclear NMR, multidimensional NMR, and variable temperature experiments.  Preference is given to candidates with excellent skills in computers (Windows & Linux operating systems) and experience with RF electronics.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field is required for this post-doctoral researcher position.  Applications including a cover letter, CV, and references must be submitted online.

Posted May 7, 2018

Bindley Bioscience Center at Purdue University. is looking for a programmer with chemistry knowledge.


Posted May 1, 2018

ORAU/ORISE- Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD) Opportunity Available, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Please see the following ORISE research opportunity with the U.S. Army Public Health Center.  

Project ID: Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD)

Direct Application URL: 

This research opportunity is located on a U.S. Military installation. U.S. Citizenship is required. 


Research Opportunity - Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD)

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Job Type:



Aberdeen Proving Ground MD


Master or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Job Description:

Analytical Chemistry (MS/PhD Candidates)


Two ORISE Chemistry/Physics postgraduate research opportunity are available with the U.S. Army Public Health Center, located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. This appointment is scheduled to last at least one year with the option to be scheduled to be renewed up to four additional years of research. This research opportunity is seeking a candidate with a Master or Doctoral degree in Master or Doctoral degree in Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences specialized in the field(s) of high performance liquid chromatography based methods interfaced to various detectors such as diode array, fluorescence, and mass spectrometric. U.S. Citizenship is required. To qualify for ORISE, candidates must have completed their degree within the past five years.


Participating as an analytical chemist within the Specialty Chemistry Section providing project support for a variety of environmental and industrial hygiene/occupational health samples. Projects will be conducted using a variety of high performance liquid chromatography based methods interfaced to various detectors such as diode array, fluorescence, and mass spectrometric. Liquid chromatography methods vary between normal phase, reverse phase, and ion chromatography. Candidate should possess the ability to take a project from conception to end point. Some projects will involve sample analysis in which the analyst is responsible for ensuring data is valid, reportable, and in compliance with internal quality assurance (QA)/ quality control (QC) and ISO 17025 requirements. Project development and optimization efforts will require the ability to critically think, develop hypotheses, and test hypotheses in a planned matter.

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Posted April 27, 2018

Franklin College, Franklin, IN

We are currently searching for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry) for a one-year term position, with the option of renewal for a second year. 

Posted April 23, 2018

 The 10th IMMS will be held September 10-13th, 2018 at the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles, California. Abstract submission is now open until May 1st

 The International Mesostructured Materials Symposium is focused on materials where architecture at the mesoscale (~2 – 50 nm) plays a dominant role in controlling materials properties. While the conference has historically focused on mesoporous materials, this year’s conference welcomes all aspects of science and engineering research where nanoscale architecture plays a dominant role in controlling function or properties.  Relevant topics include materials synthesis, materials characterization, and all applications of mesostructured materials. Applications embrace, but are not limited to catalysis, separations, drug delivery, and a broad range of topics related to energy harvesting and storage.

 You can find the abstract submission guidelines and template on our website: 

Posted March 21, 2018

PolyMicrospheres, Indianapolis, IN

Lab Technician-Chemistry

Post Doctoral Associate-Synthesis

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 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

 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


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