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Posted April 21, 2017

The Fall 2017 ACS Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (GSSPC) is requesting applications to compete for the Fall 2018 ACS GSSPC. ​The GSSPC was developed by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Education (CHED) for graduate students to contribute to the ACS National Meeting by providing an exceptional atmosphere of learning and networking through a student organized symposium. A GSSPC comprised of 6-8 students is selected for each national ACS meeting and tasked with generating a unique symposium theme and organizing the entire event, including fundraising, speaker recruitment, and logistical arrangements. 

In order to apply, please email your application packet to fall17gsspc@vt.edu by Thursday, June 1st. Required application items include: 

1. A one-page mission statement
2. Two proposed symposia themes, each with a list and brief bio of 8-12 proposed speakers
3. A short biography for each member of your committee.

If you have any questions or concerns please visit our website (http://vtgsspc.weebly.com/) or email us at fall17gsspc@vt.edu

Best regards,

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Ryan Mondschein
PhD Candidate, Polymer Chemistry
Professor Timothy E. Long Research Group
Department of Chemistry, Virginia Tech
President, Virginia Tech POLY/PMSE Student Chapter
Committee Chair, 2017 Fall ACS GSSPC
rjm5316@vt.edu

Posted April 20, 2017

The Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery at Northwestern University is pleased to announce an open postdoctoral fellow position within our center that will begin summer 2017. The ideal candidate will have strong technical abilities to perform synthetic organic and medicinal chemistry; experience in drug discovery research; and ability to multi-task with multiple projects. To apply, qualified candidates may send their CV to drugdiscovery@northwestern.edu.

I’d like to request if you may please forward this opportunity to the appropriate contacts or department listserv. I have attached a comprehensive job description for distribution. We greatly appreciate collaborating with Michigan State University. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you kindly,

Melanie Challberg
Administrative Assistant, CMIDD
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Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
cmidd.northwestern.edu
drugdiscovery@northwestern.edu

Posted April 20, 2017

We are writing share information about postdoctoral fellowship opportunities with the Fulbright US Scholar Program. We hope that you will share this message with eligible colleagues and graduate students, or recommend someone via our online referral system. We will follow up with all referred individuals, providing tailored guidance on the application process and directing them to the most appropriate awards. Highlights for the 2018-19 competition include:
Postdoctoral Fellowship to Israel
These unique and prestigious grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years). Applicants may be hosted by any accredited institution of higher education or research center in Israel. To be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the application date are also not eligible.
 
Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research) to France
The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is an esteemed university located in Paris, France. The first mission of the EHESS is to help young researchers acquire an international scientific background through the quality of its training, the international profiles of its professors and the quality and scope of its research. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the grantee will participate in a seminar series conducted by the associated research center. French language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required, and applicants must obtain their Ph.D. by June 2018 to be eligible.

Applicants are welcome to join us on May 10 at 2PM EST for our annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants webinar. You can also explore hundreds of other grant opportunities in our Catalog of Awards. Applications are due August 1, 2017.
 
For additional information, please contact middleeastnorthafrica@iie.org or EuropeEurasia@iie.org.
 
Best regards,
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
Institute of International Education
1400 K Street NW, Suite 700 • Washington, DC 20005
MiddleEastNorthAfrica@iie.org •  EuropeEurasia@iie.org
IIE • The Power of International Education

Posted April 20, 2017

The University of Chicago has a Teaching Specialist position available.  Please pass this message on to anyone you think would be interested.

http://www.uchicago.edu/
Scroll down and click Job Opportunities
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Search postings by requisition number 102370
 
Teaching Support Specialist: Supports instruction in teaching chemistry laboratories or classrooms by providing miscellaneous services such as: Preparation and testing of lecture demonstrations consistent with course content. Working with faculty or staff to determine the suitability of demonstrations for specific lectures. Informing faculty of new demonstration developments and materials. Instructing faculty in the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Promoting safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials. Researching and developing new lecture demonstrations and making improvements on existing demonstrations. Recommending purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies. Providing general audio/visual support. Maintaining and documenting the use of demonstration equipment or materials and identifying building maintenance problems. 
 
Bachelor's degree in chemistry or a relevant field required.
Advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
A minimum of one year relevant experience preferred.
Lecture and/or demonstration related experience preferred. 
         
Supervisory skills preferred.
Budget management skills preferred.
Ability to train others preferred.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Ability to develop demonstrations required.
Ability to design and construct relevant instructional equipment required.
Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and safety requirements required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Verbal and written communication skills required.
Interpersonal skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
Knowledge of computers and relevant software required.   

Posted April 18, 2017


3M is seeking a Sr. Pharmaceutical Application Engineer for the Separations and Purification Sciences Division (SPSD) located in Maplewood, MN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter. Here, you go.  If interested contact  flaplant@mmm.com
 Job Summary:
3M Separations and Purification Sciences Division is a leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a comprehensive line of products for the separation, clarification, and purification of fluids and gases covering a range of markets.  Products and applications specific for our Biopharmaceutical Purification business are designed to address critical needs in the processing and purification of pharmaceuticals including recombinant proteins and other biological targets.


The person hired for the position of Sr. Pharmaceutical Application Engineer will work in the Biopharmaceutical Purification business to drive growth through collaborations with customers and external industry experts to implement manufacturing purification solutions based on the innovative integration of multiple differentiated 3M product platforms.  This person will harness insights from the industry and specific customer processes to develop and replicate high impact applications, and deliver training to customers and our global cross-functional team.  This position will require strong engagement and leadership within the industry.
 Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with pharmaceutical manufacturing customers throughout the United States to champion, demonstrate and implement 3M Biopharmaceutical Purification solutions.
  • Develop new applications by understanding customer processes and pharmaceutical product requirements then formulate and demonstrate innovative purification processes through a combination of field and 3M laboratory studies.
  • Position himself/herself as a technical expert capable of influencing the industry leaders and establishing new paradigms for the production scale purification of pharmaceuticals. Establish a track record of conference presentations and technical publications.
  • Prepare technical reports documenting work performed.  Present results, conclusions and recommendations to customers and 3M personnel as needed.
  • Participate in the development and delivery of product, market and application training content for customers, sales and laboratory personnel.
  • Actively participate on global new product commercialization teams by engaging directly with customers to quantify and validate product value propositions and implementing customer specific product launch plans; work with development teams to identify requirements for future products and applications.

Posted April 17, 2017

Time Sensitive:  GK-12 Course/Program Callout for Fall Semester:

Please forward this to Master’s students, PhD students, and Post-Docs in your Department.

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GK-12: Engaging graduate students and post-docs in integrating and communicating their research in middle school classrooms

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

GK-12 is an exciting program organized through the Graduate School that gives Masters, Ph.D., and Post-doctoral students a mentored, in-depth opportunity to share their research with K-12 students and teachers in a local middle school.  This provides graduate and Post-doctoral students with enhanced skills and experience in outreach, teaching, and communication of their research with diverse audiences.  Past participants have found that it makes them more competitive for academic and professional jobs.

After an initial training session, participants in the GK-12 program will learn from and assist teachers in a local middle school for approximately one day a week for 10 weeks, and by the end of the semester they will develop and teach a lesson that brings their interests and research into a middle school classroom.  This is an extension of a very successful externally-funded program that ran for several years, and has now been successfully transitioned to a graduate school program.  While this program does not provide funding directly to the student or post doc, some modest funding is available for expenses associated with materials for in-class activities.  Students may elect to register for 2 credit hours for their involvement, or simply do this program as a voluntary activity, and the program is open to all Masters, Ph.D., and Post-Doc students at Purdue (any and all disciplines).  

For more information, please attend our Callout / Information Session Friday April 28th, from 4-5pm in Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering, Room 2244 and check out the two-page brochure that outlines the program for this coming semester at https://www.dropbox.com/s/jrqvww3clscyt2m/Fall%202017%20Participant%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0.  The callout will provide more information and will give you an opportunity to interact with those presently in the program. For any additional questions or information please contact the program coordinator, Mohan Yang, at yang1178@purdue.edu.  

________________________________________

Jon Harbor, GK-12 Director

Director of Digital Education and Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Purdue University

Posted April 17, 2017

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (VINSE)

Cleanroom Staff: Staff Engineer II / Process Engineer

VINSE operations are moving into new cleanroom and advanced imaging facilities on the main and basement levels, respectively, of Vanderbilt University’s new 230,000 sqft Engineering and Science Building (ESB). These facilities will be focal points at the ESB with the new VINSE cleanroom totaling approximately 10,000 total sqft of floor space. As a key part of this expansion into the new ESB facilities, VINSE is recruiting a cleanroom-focused process engineer to support research and coursework activities. The ideal candidate will possess a relevant science or engineering background supported by strong communication, teamwork, personal management, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

The successful candidate will play a critical role in VINSE’s efforts to support research across a broad range of technical disciplines and interests, to advance undergraduate education and to expand outreach activities with schools and other community groups. This person must have a strong technical background to meet the following performance expectations with minimal oversight:

  • Actively involved in the development and implementation of cleanroom processes along with ensuring the facility complies with all health and safety standards
  • Develop and improve processes and capabilities of interest to the VINSE research community and ensure appropriate documentation is created, revised and maintained
  • Assist VINSE users with research activities including troubleshooting problems and assisting with the development of unique processing capabilities
  • Proactively work with researchers to ensure a positive and productive experience in VINSE facilities
  • Help specify and install new equipment along with the development of the associated processes and procedures that expand VINSE’s technical capabilities
  • Work with other staff members to maintain VINSE facilities and supporting infrastructure including coordinating, recommending and/or providing preventive maintenance and repairs of equipment
  • Train users on cleanroom processes and equipment

This position is a great opportunity to become involved across a broad spectrum of cleanroom-based activities involving interdisciplinary research and undergraduate education. Countless opportunities for personal and professional growth exist for the motivated candidate.

Preferred Education, Skills, and Experiences:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry or Physics; BS considered for candidates with five or more years of relevant experience
  • Previous cleanroom experience
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas is required: Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of thin films including microwave plasma CVD, plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD) and thermal CVD; thermal evaporation, sputter and electron-beam deposition of thin films; reactive ion etching (RIE); wet chemical etching and cleaning; photolithography; soft lithography techniques; and electron-beam lithography.

Vanderbilt is a private, internationally recognized research university located on 330 park-like acres 1.5 miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee. With a metro population of approximately 1.5 million people, Nashville has been named the “It” city by Time magazine and one of the 15 best U.S. cities for work and family by Fortune magazine. Vanderbilt University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer that aspires to become a leader among peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of women and members of under-represented minority groups.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VINSE

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Sarah Ross Satterwhite
Program Coordinator & Outreach Facilitator
Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Materials Science
sarah.m.satterwhite@vanderbilt.edu
(p) 615-343-6868 (f) 615-322-3202

Stay connected with VINSE:
https://www.facebook.com/VINSE.Vanderbilt/

Posted April 14, 2017

Invitation to graduate students to apply to DOW BEST (recruiting) program

This is a recruiting event meant for graduate students from minority groups (African American, Hispanic, Native American).  It is an opportunity for us to attract talent and enrich our diverse R&D workplace. It is also a great chance for students to learn about Dow and to have face to face interaction with researchers, managers and previous BEST participants that are now part of Dow. 

I would like to share a flier with you.  We encourage students to apply.  Deadline is May 15th

Posted April 7, 2017

Please share with faculty, staff and students.

 

Understanding Standing Rock

6:00 PM    April 11th    PFEN 241

An Interdisciplinary Discussion on the Dakota Access Pipeline

Panelist:

  • Chris Andronicos, PhD - Structural Geologist, Purdue
  • Marty Frisbee, PhD - Contaminant Transport Specialist, Purdue
  • William Yeatman - Sen. fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute
  • Raul Garcia, J.D. - Legislative Councel, EarthJustice
  • Kim Osborne, PhD - C-SPAN Chair Professional in Residence, Purdue

The Keystone Series explores contentious interdisciplinary topics relating to the environment.

Register at www.purdue.edu/gradschool/ese/keystone

Christal Musser
Interdisciplinary Student Services Manager
Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs
The Purdue University Graduate School | Purdue University
Ernest C. Young Hall, Room B-40 | 155 S. Grant Street | West Lafayette, IN 47907
Email: musser@purdue.edu | Web: www.purdue.edu/ese
Phone: 765-494-2102 | Fax: 765-496-6271
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Posted April 6, 2017

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. has an immediate need for which your current, or recent, graduates may be interested. This is a newly-created position due to our growth. May, or even June, 2017, graduates are certainly eligible to apply as well as recent grads.

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

Thank you for your assistance in distributing these to your students, and hopefully I’ll get a lot of interest! As usual, should you have any questions, feel free to ask away. Thanks.

Regards,
Steve Pangione, PHR
HR Manager
Wolfe Laboratories, Inc.
19 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
781-305-4940, X102
http://www.wolfelabs.com/about-wolfe/careers.asp

 

Posted April 5, 2017

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) student chapter is organizing the 9th annual Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference (CSESC) to be held on April 14, 2017 at Purdue University.  This unique interdisciplinary student conference is open to all undergraduate and graduate students  (not limited to CS&E and CLS students) to showcase their computation-intensive research via oral and poster presentations.

Conference Link: https://sites.google.com/site/purduesiam/csesc-2017 

Please follow the link to register and submit an abstract for the conference: 

https://goo.gl/forms/XulphqKJGV1I1cej1

The due date for abstract submission is April 7, 2017.

Note: You do not have to submit the full-length paper for this conference.

Posted April 5, 2017

Professor Kartik Ariyur, Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering is teaching a new course ‘Innovation and Problem Solving’ (ME 59700)  this coming Fall and it is open to the schools of Engineering and Science, besides agriculture, and perhaps the data driven Humanities and Social sciences.

 Innovation and Problem Solving with an emphasis on TRIZ tools

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/App/courses/course?name=innovation-problem-solving-emphasis-triz-tools

The prerequisites are linear algebra, differential equations, and basic probability or consent of instructor. It will be on both in class and online. The course has been endowed by an alumnus with the hope of stimulating significant innovation. The hope is we will get a good bit of online attendance from people in industry who have longstanding unsolved problems. Those were the people who benefited most when I taught the material in industry in a far more rudimentary form than what I have now. Those working to formulate their research problems (MS/PhD theses), or senior design projects will also benefit significantly in developing several workable solution approaches.

I have attached a course flyer with details about the course and my bio. The aim will be to both teach problem solving methods, and develop the mental resilience needed to use them persistently. Problem solving methods include TRIZ tools of eliminating trade-offs and idealization, and those developed in mathematics, physics, engineering, and business. The building of mental resilience will be aided by solving hard Olympiad style problems in math, physics, and engineering or other subjects as needed.

Posted April 3, 2017

Please share these great opportunities from the American Chemical Society with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in your department. These opportunities are being held in DC in August 2017, but their deadlines are coming up very soon!  Thank you! 

  1. The Academic Employment Initiative (AEI) networking poster session is for postdocs and senior graduate students searching for faculty positions. It will be held in conjunction with SciMix from 8 to 10 PM on Monday, August 21, at the ACS national meeting in DC. This session will give them the chance to meet with professors from departments recruiting new faculty. For more information, see www.acs.org/aei. The deadline for submitting an abstract for a poster on the Meeting Abstract Programming System is Monday, April 10, 11pm EST.
  1. The Postdoc to Faculty workshop (for postdocs) will be held in DC on August 18-19, just prior to the ACS national meeting. This 2-day workshop will introduce postdocs to the variety and expectations of junior faculty at academic institutions, shares strategies for fulfilling the academic responsibilities of scholarship, teaching, and service, and will prepare them to apply and interview for faculty positions. For the selected applicants, there is no fee for attending the workshop, and all meals and 2 nights of accommodation will be covered by ACS. The application deadline for this competitive opportunity is Monday, April 24th. See www.acs.org/P2F

Best Regards,

Joerg

________________________________________
Joerg Schlatterer, Ph.D.
Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars Office
Education Division
American Chemical Society
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW | Washington | DC 20036
T (202) 872-8734

www.acs.org

Posted April 3, 2017

The Mentoring@Purdue Program (M@P) is holding the final workshop of the semester THIS MONTH!

Bridging Generational Competence is on Wednesday, April 19th from noon - 1:00pm in Pfendler Hall room 241 with lunch (served at 11:45) provided. Please join us, along with Dr. Scott Downey, an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Quincy Clark, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education, and Casey Hooker, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, to dig deeper into the topic of generational competence.

The multi-generational workforce requires generational competence and an age-friendly work environment that draws on the strengths of all generations. The ability to understand and accept generational differences facilitates the mutual respect and equity necessary to foster successful intergenerational relationships as co-workers and mentors. The overall goal of this workshop is to define generational competence and its role in age-diversity and mentoring. We will discuss the common characteristics of different generational groups and identify specific areas of difference to bridge, as well as commonalities to build upon, and outline strategies for developing generational competence and creating powerful intergenerational mentoring relationships.

We hope to see you there!

Posted March 31, 2017

BASF is sponsoring a science competition in 2017 for current PhD students, post docs, and early career researchers (< 5 years since receiving PhD) around the technical challenge described in the attached PowerPoint. Each top 5 finalist team will be awarded $5000 and an all-expense paid trip to pitch their idea at a BASF location. Please note that the team registration deadline is April 28. Questions may be directed to the email address provided in the presentation. 

Posted March 16, 2017 

Purdue in Africa Flyer

 Please join us for the first ever Purdue in Africa networking event (see attached flyer)! The Purdue community engages in a plethora of Africa related projects across campus. This networking event is your opportunity to showcase your projects to the wider Purdue community. We welcome entries from any type of Africa project: research, study abroad, outreach, mission trips, and sustainability projects. Participants are invited to bring materials to display their work including posters, pamphlets, flyers, business cards, pictures, etc.  Previously used materials are encouraged – the goal is to share our work, not add work to do!
 If you would like to show a poster, we will provide display boards to fit 50 x 36 inch posters. Please e-mail the organizers with the title (or proposed title) of your poster so that we can ensure we have space for your poster. If you would like to bring any other type of materials, please contact us so that we can accommodate your needs. You do not need to prepare or bring any materials to participate. Come, mingle, and discuss some of the many fascinating Purdue projects in Africa!
 Please direct any questions to Jill Newton (janewton@purdue.edu) and Elizabeth Wirtz (wirtz@purdue.edu).
 Jill Newton
Associate Professor
Mathematics Education
Purdue University
100 N. University St.
BRNG 4136
West Lafayette, IN  47907
(765) 494-5679
janewton@purdue.edu

 

Posted March 15, 2017 

2017 Eastman  Chemical Company Summer Grant or Fellowship Program in Analytical Chemistry

Details regarding the program and the application to be submitted by candidates are attached.  Completed applications must be returned by March 24, 2017.

Posted March 15, 2017 

Post-Doctoral Opportunity:  PhD Candidate Recruiting for Manufacturing & Quality Organization of Eli Lilly and Company

Information Session, March 23, 3:00-4:00 PM, BRWN 2106

Posted March 10, 2017 

Several openings are still available for the BASF Mock Interviews event.  Mock Interviews offer students an opportunity to practice interviewing with BASF recruiters and to receive feedback on their mock interview performance and resumes.  Mock Interviews will be held in Young Hall on March 23rd from 12PM to 5PM and March 24th from 8AM to 12PM.  Students should register for a mock interview through CCO.  The mock interview job posting can be found in the attached document.  Students interested in applying to the BASF Professional Development Program n the fall semester will beneit the most from this event.

Posted March 8, 2017 

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday May 16, 2017.

Starting from 2015 Solicitation 2, the SCGSR program is open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.   

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 1, for project periods beginning anytime between October 30, 2017 and February 28, 2018.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 200 graduate awardees from about 90 different universities to conduct thesis research at DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Posted March 8, 2017 

Pugwash Conference Invitation

Flyer

April 7-8, 2017

PMU West Faculty Lounge

Registration is FREE!

Posted March 7, 2017 

Chemist positions in Terre Haute

Midwest Compliance Laboratories, LLC

Analytical Chemist

Posted March 3, 2017 

GSK has an opening for an experienced NMR spectroscopist at our King of Prussia, PA facility.

Please visit the GSK career website and search for req ID “WD108412”

Regards,

Ernie

Ernest Schubert

Scientific Leader
Global Spectroscopy US
R & D Platform Technology & Science


GSK
709 Swedeland Road, Mailcode UW2710, King of Prussia, PA  19406
Email   Ernest.M.Schubert@gsk.com
Tel       610 270 4401

 

Posted March 2, 2017

ALICE WATSON KRAMER RESEARCH SCHOLAR AWARD 

Applications are Due:  Monday, March 27, 2017, 5:00 pm

 The details of this award are as follows: 

  • $ 500 cash prize
  • Applicants must be PhD students in their final year*
  • Applicants must be doing research in Chemical Biology (or a closely related discipline) in the Department of Chemistry
  • Previous winners of the Alice Watson Kramer Aware are not eligible
  • Judging is done by two faculty members who are: (a) not affiliated with applicants and (b) familiar with chemical biology research
  • Award is presented at the April 13, 2017 Chemistry Department Awards & Recognition luncheon

 

Eligible students are invited to submit an application consisting of the following components:

 Nominee Submits to ckissing@purdue.edu – place KRAMER AWARD in subject line 

  • Nominee’s current CV (including a listing of publications and presentations) (PDF format)
  • Application form (attached) with a one-page description of their research (PDF format)  

Nominee Asks for Faculty Recommendations.  Faculty Submit letters directly to ckissing@purdue.edu – place KRAMER AWARD in subject line 

  • From the Research Advisor:  Letter of recommendation
  • From another faculty member in the Purdue Department of Chemistry:  Letter of recommendation 

There will be a single winner of this award, as determined by the faculty committee and announced at the April 13, 2017 Chemistry Awards & Recognition Luncheon. 

* The applicant must be either in his/her final year, or close to it.  

Candice Kissinger,
Assistant Head of Chemistry
BRWN - Room 2100
Purdue University
560 Oval Drive – Box 19
West Lafayette IN 47907-2084
ckissing@purdue.edu
(765) 494-5205  Fax: 765-494-0239
  

Posted February 28, 2017 

            A postdoctoral position in biomedical magnetic resonance is available within the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health, located in Baltimore, Maryland. 

            The overall research program in the group encompasses spectroscopic and imaging studies of brain, cartilage, and muscle in human subjects, as well as preclinical studies of animal models of disease and ex vivo studies of cartilage biophysics. 

            Our research on human subjects involves investigation of diffusion, including anomalous diffusion, in the assessment of muscle quality and age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia).   Additional studies center on brain myelin studies using novel Bayesian reconstruction algorithms and filtering methodologies.  A recent initiative is the development of in vivo one- and two-dimensional relaxometry studies of muscle and brain.  Muscle bioenergetic studies using the 31P nucleus are also of central importance, and make use of the extensive database of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.  Results are correlated with a wide range of biological and functional outcomes to explore the effects of biochemical and structural tissue changes that occur with age and age-associated disease.  All human subjects work is performed using our research-dedicated 3T whole-body 32-channel Philips Achieva MRI system, capable of both proton and heteronuclear spectroscopy.

            Preclinical work centers on imaging and relaxometry studies of cartilage, including development and application of approaches from the areas of inverse problems and compressed sensing.  Our research currently emphasizes multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and processing techniques.  A recent initiative involves model selection in signal analysis for tissue characterization.  For preclinical work, MRI instrumentation consists of a vertical wide-bore 9.4T Bruker Avance III system with microimaging and solids capability and a Bruker 7T/30 cm Biospec Avance system.

            Specific research activities within the above areas will depend upon the interests and background of the successful candidate. 

             Applicants must have Ph.D.-level training and experience in magnetic resonance.  A background in MR imaging or spectroscopy of brain, muscle or connective tissue is preferred, although applications are also invited from individuals with experience in other areas of biological magnetic resonance.  Strong physics, mathematics, and computer skills are an asset. The appointment will be as an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow for US citizens or as a Visiting Fellow for non-citizens. Accordingly, applicants must have fewer than five years of postdoctoral experience. These positions are guaranteed for two years with the possibility of annual renewal up to a maximum of five years, and include family health insurance coverage.   This support is not dependent on grant funding.

           Applicants should e-mail their CV and contact information for at least three references to:  Dr. Richard Spencer, Chief, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section, NIH/NIA, BRC Room 04B116, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Baltimore, MD  21224; Tel. 410-558-8226; e-mail: spencer@helix.nih.gov

Website:  http://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lci/nmr/nmr.htm

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs 

Posted February 28, 2017

REMINDER:

 Please plan on joining The Graduate School’s Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (OIGP) for our annual Spring Reception in celebration of interdisciplinary graduate student research on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 10:00 to 12:00 in the Purdue Memorial Union North and South Ballrooms. Please encourage your students to submit presentations and apply for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA—winner receives $1000).

 Poster and Award Submission Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017. Details can be found at the links below.

 Poster submissions details

 Award application details

Posted February 27, 2017

Mentoring@Purdue is holding a workshop for Graduate Students on Tuesday, March 7 in Whistler Hall, Room B008 at 5:00 pm“Insights to Success Before, During, and After Graduate School Through My Story” bu Dr. Erika Camacho of Arizona State University.  What’s interesting is that Dr. Camacho grew up in East Los Angeles and was taught by Jaime Escalante at Garfield High School.  If you don’t know anything about Jaime Escalante, he is a legendary educator who not only taught calculus to hostile students, but saw them succeed beyond their wildest dreams.  A postage stamp was issued in his honor.  Anyone who was associated with him is well worth meeting!

Dr. Camacho received her B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Wellesley College in 1997. After earning her Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Cornell University in 2003, Dr. Camacho spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. She then held a tenure-track faculty position at Loyola Marymount University before joining the faculty at ASU in 2007. She was a 2013-2014 MLK Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has co-directed various summer research programs, dedicated to the recruitment of undergraduate women, underrepresented minorities, and those that might not otherwise have the opportunity. 

Her leadership, scholarship, and mentoring have won her many national and regional recognition including the SACNAS Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award, the Hispanic Women Corporation National Latina Leadership Award, one of 12 Emerging Scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, one of the 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 Award, the Victoria Foundation Higher Education Outstanding STEM Award, the ASU Faculty Women’s Association Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, and many more. Her national service is exceptional and ranges from mentoring to Associated Editor for the journal of Bulletin of Mathematical Biology to Board member for SACNAS and many other advisory boards.

 She has been profiled and featured in multiple media outlets including Univision Nightly Spanish News in a two-part segment entitled “Erika Camacho’s Inspirational Story”, the SIAM News “The Intersecting Lives of Two Mathematicians in East L.A.”, in three SACNAS News Feature Articles “Leadership”, “Building Confidence”, and “Fixing the Leaky Faucet: A Discussion on Women of Color in STEM with Children”, Latino Perspectives Magazine “Camacho stands and delivers”, and Voces magazine “I am the American Dream: Erika Tatiana Camacho, Ph.D.”.  She has been interviewed on CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News as part of a segment in honor of her high school teacher Jaime Escalante and in PBS Arizona Horizonte for her HWC Leadership Award.

 Dr. Camacho’s passion is to continue the work and legacy of her mentors: to create opportunities for those individuals from marginalized communities and make graduate education attainable to them through intensive research.

Posted February 27, 2017

The attached announcements refer to the following events that BASF will be hosting on campus on March 23-24.  These events are open to graduate students and post-docs. 

  • Mock Interviews –practice interviews with BASF representatives where students can receive feedback on their performance and resumes
  • “Know Your Industrial Audience” Workshop – a free interactive workshop to teach students how to effectively present their research to industrial and non-academic audiences.

Posted February 22, 2017

We are pleased to announce the 3rd 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.

The symposium will take place May 10-11th in Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, with a Career Development Session the evening of May 9th at Lafayette Brewing Company. 

We invite you to register and submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on our website: https://purduegalaxy.science.purdue.edu/

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

 Looking forward to seeing everyone in May!

On behalf of the organizing committee:

Scott Jensen (Physics and Astronomy)

Kristina Kesely (Postdoc/Biochemistry)

Aaron Krabill (Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology)

Samantha Lee (Chair/Biochemistry)

Emma Lendy (PULSe)

Vatsal Purohit (Biological Sciences/PULSe)

Ngango Yvon Rugema (Chemistry/PULSe)

Angeline Lyon (Faculty advisor/Chemistry)

Posted February 22, 2017

2017 Chemistry Department Fellowships

Posted February 22, 2017

2017 Fellowship Application for Dept. of Chemistry, or College of Science

Posted February 22, 2017

Cagiantas Fellowship

Posted February 22, 2017

Applied Management Principles program

Professional Development at Purdue University

Posted February 22, 2017

Case Western Reserve University

Search for new full-time teaching faculty member

http://www.asbmb.org/Careers/Jobs/72706/

Posted February 21, 2017

DEWARS for DOLLARS

We are seeking 5 Chemistry Graduate Students (Safety Training must be up to date). 

Push Filled Dewars from the Brown/East Dock to Labs (BRWN and WTHR)

Posted February 20, 2017

Please advertise the CCO’s Negotiation Skills workshop among your graduate students and postdocs, and direct all questions about the workshop to me (amruta@purdue.edu). Thanks!

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2luqBI7

Spring 2017
Purdue CCO
GRADUATE WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS

Negotation Skills

Learn how to evaluate and negotiate an offer!

February 21, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - PGSC 105AB, Graduate Student Center

 

Amruta A. Inamdar, Ph.D.
Career Services Consultant – Graduate Students
 
Center for Career Opportunities
Purdue University
155 S. Grant St., Young Hall, Rm 132
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2108
765-494-1409
amruta@purdue.edu

 

Posted February 15, 2017

Next Monday (February 20th) at 4:00pm in LWSN 1142, the IPPH 696 Seminar Series will host Dr. Chad Brown (Director, Formulation Sciences) from Merck Research Laboratories where he will give a seminar entitled “Developing and Enabling Pharmaceutical Products Utilizing Extrusion Technologies”. I’ve spoken with the organizers in IPPH and they’ve agreed to open up the seminar to Chemistry Graduate students as well.

While the informational session and round table discussions will be conducted the following morning, I thought this would be an excellent opportunity for the Chemistry students to see a more technical presentation of some of the cool science that goes on during drug product development.

If you could please let the graduate students know about the seminar that would be greatly appreciated. 

William Forrest, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist, PSCS-Analytical Sciences
Merck & Co., Inc. I 126 E. Lincoln Avenue, RY80T-A169, Rahway, NJ 07065

Posted February 15, 2017

Come Learn About Exciting Careers with

Merck & Co., Inc.

 

Overview of Merck and Q&A Sessions with

Sai Chamarthy, Ph.D. (Assoc. Prin. Scientist, PSCS, Biopharmaceutics/Specialty Dosage Forms)

William Forrest, Ph.D. (Sr. Scientist, PSCS, Analytical Sciences)

Tiffany Jarrell, Ph.D. (Sr. Scientist, Merck Animal Health, Analytical)

 

On…

Monday, February 20th, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am (Chem. Eng.)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 9:00 – 10:00 am (Chemistry, BRWN 4102)

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 1:30 – 2:30 pm (ABE, ABE 301)

 

Informational lunch (pizza provided) open to all departments on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 11:30 – 1:00pm in POTR 234 (Chem. Eng.)

Posted February 15, 2017

SSCI jobs 

http://www.jobs.net/jobs/amri/en-us/all-jobs/?locationf=West-Lafayette-_-Indiana

For grad students, the ‘Senior Scientist/Research Investigator’ jobs would be fitting.

Posted February 9, 2017

Purdue's Mars Desert Research Station Team

The Mars Society Purdue Chapter is forming a debut team for Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) 2017-18 field season. The team would comprise of students at Purdue from various departments and disciplines. The hard deadline to complete the internal application for Purdue's MDRS is 11:59 PM on February 15, 2017. There are various aspects of the application that would be weighed and the final decision would be made by the board of faculty advisors belonging to various departments. The results would be declared on February 17, 2017. 

The form can be found on the following link:

Purdue Mars Desert Research Station Team: Internal Application

To Mars and beyond,

Student Officers Wing

The Mars Society Purdue Chapter

Posted February 8, 2017

Summer intern opportunity at Genentech

This is Archana Kumar from Small molecule analytical chemistry department at Genentech. Our department has several openings for summer interns and couple of projects are focused on PAT. This will offer an unique opportunity to work under an industrial environment to obtain a significant edge for employment later on.

Our ideal candidate would be a PhD (at least second year) student, major in chemistry with spectroscopy background. Knowledge in chemometrics is required. Intern will be applying process analytical tools (PAT) to study reaction kinetics and understand reaction mechanisms. Experiences with ReactIR, ReactRaman are preferred, but not required. Responsibilities would include 

- Set-up experiment design, conducting experiments, data acquisition, compilation, interpretation and presentation of data.

- Presenting research results at department meeting and on GNE intern poster day

- Writing manuscript for publication

Please forward resumes to me by end of February, preferably as soon as possible. 
 
Additional Notes/FAQs:
• Internships are 10-12 week periods
• Interns do not receive medical benefits and do not accrue vacation; however, they are paid a full day for company observed holidays (ie July 4th)
• Interns are eligible for gRide rewards, gym usage, concert @ AT&T park. 
• Interns are paid an hourly rate based on their year in school. 
• PhD graduates are not eligible for internships 
• Relocation assistance for Research interns is $2000 if they are coming from more than 600 miles away.

Archana Kumar, Ph.D. |  Genentech, Inc.  | Small Molecule Analytical Chemistry and Quality Control |Tel 650.225.3848  , kumar.a@gene.com

Posted February 8, 2017

I am writing you on behalf of SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest petrochemical company, which encourages open innovation strategy and commercialisation of cutting-edge science discoveries.

We interested in new ideas from United States therefore we would like to invite your students, staff and university projects to IQ-CHem competition, organized in cooperation with leading global chemical corporations, such as AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Henkel, LG Chem, Linde, Sinopec, Solvay, Technip, UOP and 3M.

This is a great opportunity to showcase ideas to many industry leaders willing to invest in new technologies! Besides that there is a cash prize pool of 55 000 USD and travel/accommodation costs are covered.

More details and link to apply at iq-chem.com/en  (This is not in English)

Feel free to contact if you have any questions!

Ekaterina
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Ekaterina Romanyuk
Sibur IQ-CHem Contest Coordinator
RomanyukES@sibur.ru
+7 (495) 777-55-00 (*28-66)

Posted February 7, 2017

NMR Vacancy, Cambridge UK

Astex Pharmaceuticals has a current vacancy for a small-molecule NMR scientist to support Medicinal Chemistry and our drug discovery programmes in the UK. 

Posted February 6, 2017

Please plan to attend:

2/16 Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery Lobby Conference Room

Speaker:  Ming-Ming Zhou, Ph.D., Co-Director Experimental Therapeutics Institute, Professor of Oncological Sciences of Mount Sinai - Ming-Ming Zhou, Ph.D.

Seminar Title:   “From Epigenetic Structural Mechanism to Targeted Therapy”

Host:   Emily Dykhuizen

 

Posted February 6, 2017

Exciting 3M competition for college and graduate students around the world

Every day at 3M, we create new solutions and define what's next for the world. There is no ordinary thinking at 3M and we want to reward the extraordinary thinking of college and graduate students around the world.  We would like to see them register for the 3M Invent a New Future Challenge.  That’s where you come in, we need your help to find talented, creative and high-energy college or graduate students.

What is the Invent a New Future Challenge?

A case competition that tests the problem-solving and communication skills of students pursuing a bachelors or an advanced degree.  Participants will be tasked with assessing a unique 3M situation, analyzing available information, crafting a solution, and defending their recommendations.  Throughout the challenge, students will acquire industry knowledge, explore new career opportunities, broaden their network and learn more about 3M.

To learn more, visit 3m.com/INF2017.

How does it work?

In participating countries, eligible students can apply online for the chance to participate in a local 3M business case competition in March 2017.  The finalist from each of the 13 participating countries will then compete in the global final at 3M’s World Headquarters in July 2017.

What do they win?

The final winners will a six-month mentorship with a 3M senior leader in their country and bragging rights; all participants will gain an unforgettable experience! 

Online registrations are due by March 10, 2017.

Visit 3m.com/INF2017 to learn more and register!

Questions?

Review the FAQs section of the site 3m.com/INF2017 and if further info is needed, fill out a request on the Contact Us form.

 

Posted February 2, 2017

Greetings,

The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below. 

Interested candidates should email resumes to CMPHiring@intel.com.

Stuart Kirschner
TD Senior Process Engineer
Intel Corporation

PTD Module & Integration Device Yield Engineer - JR0001698

Description

PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research and enabling manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures. Responsibilities include designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process. A Module Engineer participates in the development of intellectual property and the development of the equipment necessary to exploit understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers.) The Engineer must work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues and operate the manufacturing line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. Module Engineers are also responsible for overseeing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate that the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing via 'Copy Exactly!' methodology. Module ownership includes the install and qualification of manufacturing capacity at the development site and audit installation/qualification and supervision of first full loop at the production site. Must hold a PhD. 

Qualifications

You must possess a minimum of a Ph.D. degree majoring in Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or a related field.

Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, creativity and flexibility to thrive under changing priorities, strong teamwork skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Job Category

Engineering 

Primary Location

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Posting Date

August 2016 

Apply Before

July 2017

Business Group

As the world's largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art -- from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to final test and optimization, and lastly packaging. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing group are part of a worldwide network of manufacturing and assembly/test facilities. 

Posting Statement

Intel prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.  

 

Posted February 1, 2017

Medicinal Chemistry/Organic Synthesis faculty position at the University of Mississippi.

Posted January 31, 2017

Dear Purdue Department of Chemistry, 

I’m writing to you from Intel’s process development facility in Hillsboro, Oregon where I represent the Metals Deposition department.  We have job openings for PhD candidates with backgrounds in electrodeposition or other thin film deposition techniques. 

I will be on your campus next Monday and Tuesday (February 6 and 7) so I will have the opportunity to meet live with individuals who are interested in this opportunity.  Please encourage any appropriate candidates to contact me.

Cheers,

Christopher Thomas, PhD

Intel Corporation

christopher.d.thomas@intel.com 

Posted January 30, 2017

Graduate Assistantship - Purdue University Division of Summer Session

Posted January 30, 2017

Student Opportunities at Modern Electron

MODERN ELECTRON is looking for brilliant scientists & engineers, just like you!

We are a start up in Seattle dedicated to generating cheap, distributed, and reliable electricity for all. Expensive mechanical engines and turbines based on 19th-century technology are still used to generate >80% of today’s electricity worldwide. Modern Electron seeks to revolutionize the industry with direct heat-to-electricity generators.  >$10 MM venture capital is committed to our vision.  We do novel work at the intersection of nanofabrication, material science, thermal engineering, and vacuum science.

If you're interested in joining our awesome team of scientist and engineers, please send me the latest copy of your resume, and be sure to let me know what position/s you're best fit for. We also appreciate referrals so if this isn't something you're interested in at the moment, we'd love to talk with anyone you know who might be! 

Visit us at http://modernelectron.com/join-us/ to find out more.  Current openings include:

 - Semiconductor Process Engineer

 - Materials Engineer – High Temperature

 - Materials Engineer – Low Work Function

 - Computational Physicist

 - R&D Scientist – Electron Beams

 - Thermal and Mechanical Engineer

 - Junior R&D Engineer/Scientist

Posted January 27, 2017

My name is Nisan Hubbard and I am a member of Northwestern's Black Graduate Student Association. Below is a call for abstracts for a research conference we will be holding in April. If you can, please forward this to students in your program. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reply to this email or email nubgsaconference@gmail.com

Thank you

Nisan Hubbard

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Northwestern’s Black Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce its 20th Annual Graduate Research Conference that will be held on April 15th, 2017 at the Conference Chicago at the University Center in downtown Chicago. This year’s conference theme is Stand Together: A Summit to Unify Diversity in Higher Education. We aim to showcase the variety and diversity among graduate students of color, especially in our research and everyday lives. Moreover, we desire to demonstrate that diverse backgrounds and experiences allow for a more complete, well-rounded journey in higher education and training the leaders of tomorrow. For 20 years, we have been inviting students from across the Midwest and virtually all disciplines/fields to participate. We invite graduate students across the Midwest to submit abstracts and present their work.

As with previous conferences, the goal of our conference is to highlight the work of scholars of color as well as scholars whose work touches communities of color. We strongly encourage students from all disciplines to present their research, including humanities, business, STEM, social sciences, law, and the arts. Students can present their work as a poster or oral presentation. Travel grants of up to $100 will be available for students traveling more than 180 miles. Awards will be given for best poster and oral presentation!

Conference highlights include: 1) a keynote address by given by Northwestern faculty, Dr. Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Associate Professor of African American Studies and Sociology & Director of Undergraduate Studies (African American Studies), 2) a State of the Unity Address given by UIC faculty Dr. Tyrone Forman, Associate Chancellor and Vice Provost of Diversity and Professor of African American Studies and Sociology 3) a networking lunch and happy hour networking with conference participants, as well as 4) professional development workshops, including a professional panel for discussing academia and other careers. The conference will conclude with a reception.

Stand Together: A Summit to Unify Diversity in Higher Education

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Conference Chicago at the University Center, Chicago, IL

All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there!

Register at: Northwestern BGSA 20th Annual Conference

Registration fees: $10 (until Feb 1st), $20 (Feb 1st - Mar 15th), and $40 (March 16th until registration deadline)

Registration deadline: April 15th, 2017  

Submit abstracts* at: Abstract Submission Form

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 24th, 2017

*Abstracts should be submitted in a format appropriate to your field and should be no longer than 250 words.

Please email nubgsaconference@gmail.com for more information.

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Nisan Hubbard

PhD Candidate

Mayo Lab

Interdepartmental Biological Sciences Program

Summer Research Opportunity Program 

(SROP) Assistant Coordinator

The Graduate School

Northwestern University

nisanhubbard2012@u.northwestern.edu

847-267-2699

Posted January 27, 2017

2017 GRADUATE STUDENT AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS RESEARCH AWARDS COMPETITION
February 14, 2017
6-9 PM
Stewart 218 A-D


Call for Abstracts / Posters
The Purdue University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is conducting a Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Awards Competition in the format of a scientific poster session. You and your advisor do not need to be Sigma Xi members to participate in this competition. Also, you do not need a brand new finding. You can use a recent poster presented at a scientific conference or meeting.

There will be a first prize of $200, provided by Sigma Xi and The Graduate School, and recognition for other outstanding posters.

Also, please visit the Purdue chapter website:  http://www.purdue.edu/research/sigmaxi/

Posted January 24, 2017

2017 College of Science Graduate Student International Travel Awards

Deadline:  February 17, 2017

For travel between March 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017

3 or 4 awards ranging up to $800 for international travel will be awarded

Posted January 20, 2017

Greetings. My name is Joan Bleecker, and I am a Chemistry Lecturer at the University of Washington Tacoma in Washington State. 

We are currently searching for a full-time chemistry lecturer and would like to advertise in your Department of Chemistry. Could you forward the job ad to any interested parties or direct me where to submit the ad? The deadline is fairly soon, February 1st. 

The link to the job post is here: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa21166/ 

I've also included the full job description below. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. 

Thank you very much,

Joan Bleecker, Ph.D.

Prefers she and her pronouns

University of Washington - Tacoma
Science and Math Division
Tacoma, WA 98405 

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Organization: University of Washington, Tacoma, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, Tacoma

Title : Lecturer, full-time, competitive recruitment

Search Number : AA21166


Position Details


The University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma) invites applicants for a full-time Lecturer position in General and Introductory Chemistry in the Division of Sciences and Mathematics within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences. This is a full-time renewable position with an appointment term of one to five years and a nine-month service period. The position will begin on September 16, 2017 and will require a Master’s degree or higher, or foreign equivalent, in chemistry, chemical education, environmental science/engineering, chemical engineering or a related field.

The successful candidate will have prior experience teaching laboratory-based general and introductory chemistry courses at the university/college level. The candidate will be expected primarily to: –present lecture and laboratory courses in introductory and general chemistry; teach students from diverse racial/ethnic and cultural populations; integrate high impact practices into course designs; and contribute service to the division, school, and institution. The potential of the candidate to teach upper division courses in their area of expertise as well as interdisciplinary non-majors courses will also be taken under consideration.
We are especially interested in candidates who are well suited to working as an integral member of a dynamic interdisciplinary team of faculty and staff that are committed to excellence, inclusion, and innovation in teaching. The candidate should be prepared to collaborate with other faculty to develop and teach chemistry courses that serve our Biomedical Sciences B.S. majors, Environmental Sciences B.S. majors, Environmental Studies B.A. majors, as well as students in degree programs outside of the School of Arts and Sciences including engineering, nursing, and education. Courses are taught in state-of-the-art labs and facilities, including facilities in the new Urban Solutions Center that will be available in 2017. UW Tacoma is ideal for field experiences in chemistry because of its proximity to unique marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. UW Tacoma is also located close to public and private health care providers that provide research and training opportunities for students interested in biomedical careers.

 

Tacoma is a culturally diverse, mid-sized urban city with growing racial, ethnic and immigrant communities. The Tacoma campus of the University of Washington was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its core. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound.  Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting.  Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere where students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth within our campus and broader community. For more information about UW Tacoma, visit http://www.tacoma.washington.edu.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit:

  • · A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. Applicant statements should include how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion,
  • · Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of courses you have taught and your role (e.g. primary instructor versus teaching assistant),
  • · Statement of your teaching philosophy,
  • · Evidence of teaching effectiveness [such as course evaluations, peer reviews, sample materials], and
  • · At least three letters of reference that address your teaching.

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8443.  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2017 and screening will continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Dr. John Finke at jfinke@uw.edu.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation e-mail. This information will not be shared with the search committee.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

Posted January 20, 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

If you have an outstanding students graduating this coming fall, and wish to apply for the fellowship at Argonne, please pass this information along and ask him/her to contact me.  See detail below.

Best,

Xiao-Min

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Xiao-Min Lin, Scientist,  xmlin@anl.gov
Office: Building 440, A-226,
           Phone: 630-252-4447
Lab:    Building 200, C-114,
           Phone: 630-252-6289
Fax: 630-252-4646
Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne IL 60439, U.S.A

Joint Staff, James Franck Institute
University of Chicago
929 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
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DISCRETIONARY ACTION: DUE 3/07/2017

January 17, 2017

TO:                         All Argonne Scientific and Engineering Staff

FROM:                   Kristene Henne, Argonne Leadership Institute

SUBJECT:             2017 Maria Goeppert Mayer Named Fellowship Applications

Applications for the 2017 Maria Goeppert Mayer Named Fellowship are now being accepted for appointments beginning on or after October 1, 2017. The deadline for submitting application materials is 7:00 p.m. (CST), March 7, 2017.

The Named Fellowships were initiated to attract highly talented postdoctoral scientists and engineers to Argonne. These fellowships carry a competitive salary with an additional stipend for research support. Appointments may be renewed on an annual basis for up to three years. To further facilitate the transition of the named fellows into Argonne programs and increase the retention of these promising scientific leaders, the third year of support will be provided 50% from the Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) program and 50% from other sources. These changes to the Fellowship Program were announced on Argonne Today and through a labwide memo. Additionally, information on the Named Fellowship Program has been moved from the Postdoctoral Program website to the Careers section of the Argonne website.

Candidates should have superb research qualifications and show promise of becoming leaders in their fields. Candidates are selected based on their record of achievement, academic accomplishments, and the strength of their research proposal. Proposals should demonstrate alignment with the strategic missions of the Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy. This should be clearly stated in the proposal.

Argonne staff considering sponsoring a candidate are strongly encouraged to consult their divisional representative on the Distinguished Fellowship Review Committee and are expected to inform their division office of their submission. Sponsors may only nominate one candidate per call. This includes co-nominations. Sponsors should read the sponsor guidelines to ensure the application package meets all requirements and expectations. They should advise their candidate to be cognizant of the deadline.

Applicants should read the application instructions before applying. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

The sponsor nomination letter should state clearly:

  • The sponsor's relationship with the applicant
  • The strategic area to which the proposed research applies
  • Plans for third year and future funding
  • The qualifications of the applicant in the context of their field how the applicant's research aligns with Argonne's strategic missions and potential for future growth

It is highly recommended that sponsors discuss their candidate's proposal and qualifications prior to submitting the application materials.

The research project of selected fellows will be managed through the LDRD program. Upon acceptance of the fellowship offer, sponsors are expected to submit their candidate's proposal into the LDRD proposal submission system and mentor candidates throughout the fellowship appointment according to LDRD guidelines and to meet reporting requirements.

The review process will take at least six to eight weeks depending on the volume of applications, with the final decision by mid-May. Please alert the Postdoctoral Office and your division office if you will be on travel during the review period to ensure that your candidate receives full consideration. Please forward this call for applications to your staff.

Posted January 18, 2017

The Wabash College Chemistry Department invites applications for a one-year visiting position in organic chemistry at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2017. Undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry are required. The teaching assignment of approximately 12 contact hours per semester will consist primarily of courses in organic chemistry. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, and the ability to work with a diverse student body. The Chemistry Department is ACS certified, has six full-time faculty, and excellent facilities, instrumentation, and support for undergraduate research. Further information about the department can be obtained from www.wabash.edu/academics/chemistry

http://www.wabash.edu/employment/home.cfm?job_id=607

 

The Wabash College Chemistry Department invites applications for a one-year visiting position in any area of chemistry at the assistant professor level to begin July 1, 2017. Undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry are required. The teaching assignment of approximately 12 contact hours per semester will consist primarily of courses in general chemistry and the applicant’s area of specialization. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence and innovation in undergraduate teaching, an appreciation for the broad intellectual community of an excellent liberal arts college, and the ability to work with a diverse student body. The Chemistry Department is ACS certified, has six full-time faculty, and excellent facilities, instrumentation, and support for undergraduate research. Further information about the department can be obtained from www.wabash.edu/academics/chemistry.

http://www.wabash.edu/employment/home.cfm?job_id=608

Posted January 12, 2017

During the years that I have been judging this contest, representation from the Dept. of Chemistry has been surprisingly low when considering the size of the graduate student and post-doc pool relative to other departments at Purdue. 

There is a very low barrier to entry. Use a poster that you have previously assembled. Sign up! CA$H PRIZE$ are involved. Winners participate in the swanky Sigma Xi dinner in the spring and receive recognition (and a nice check) for their efforts. Dr. Zelaznik feeds participants well during the poster event, supplementing the obligatory pizza with plates of fruits, vegetables and various edible offerings coated in chocolate.

 See you there.

- Candice

2017 GRADUATE STUDENT AND POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS RESEARCH AWARDS COMPETITION

February 14, 2017

6-9 PM

Stewart 218 A-D

Call for Abstracts / Posters

The Purdue University Chapter of Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, is conducting a Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Awards Competition in the format of a scientific poster session. You and your advisor do not need to be Sigma Xi members to participate in this competition. Also, you do not need a brand new finding. You can use a recent poster presented at a scientific conference or meeting.

Bring your significant other, and have a very intellectual Valentine’s Day celebration.

There will be a first prize of $200, provided by Sigma Xi and The Graduate School, and recognition for other outstanding posters in each of the four research areas:

  • Graduate Student, Physical Sciences
  • Graduate Student, Life Sciences
  • Graduate Student, Engineering
  • Graduate Student, Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Post-doctoral, Behavioral Sciences
  • Post-doctoral, Physical, Life and Engineering Sciences

There will be one prize for each approximately 15 posters in a research area. In recent years, this has resulted in 2-3 top awards in both Life Sciences and in Engineering.

Post-doctoral Fellows also are eligible to participate. There will be one award for post-doctoral fellows across the two post-doc categories.

To participate:

1. Submit an abstract of your research by 11:59 AM, MONDAY February 6, 2017. These will be published in a booklet. Applications, in electronic format, should be submitted to hnzelaz@purdue.edu. At the end of this document you will find the abstract application and abstract template. Abstracts should be in MS-Word format, no more than 150 words (title and authors not counted in word count).

2. Present a poster at the 2017 SIGMA XI GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH AWARDS COMPETITION POSTER SESSION in Stewart Center, Rooms 218A, B, C, D on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Posters will be setup between 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Presentation and judging is from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. Presenters are requested to hang their posters by 4:30 pm and to be at their posters from 6:00- 8:30 pm to answer questions from the judges. You will provide a three (3) minute (No Longer!) presentation about your work to each judge. Please practice your presentation, so that it is no longer than 3 minutes. At the end of this document a sample reviewer-judging sheet is shown to help you prepare a poster and three minute presentation.

2017 Sigma

 

Posted January 6, 2017

Please share these great opportunities from the American Chemical Society with graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in your department. Thank you!

Postdoc to PUI Professor (P3) Workshop (this year, also open to senior graduate students!)

This workshop is open to postdoctoral scholars and senior graduate students who are interested in a faculty position in the chemical sciences at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUI).
Websitewww.acs.org/P3
Application is already open!   
Deadline (extended!): Tuesday, January 17, 2017
When: March 2-4, 2017
Where: Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
*FREE* Registration, Housing, and On-Site Meals!

Academic Employment Initiative (AEI)

For postdoctoral scholars or senior graduate student who are interested in applying for faculty positions.
Websitewww.acs.org/AEI
Abstracts Accepted: end of January 2017   
Deadline: April 7, 2017
When: Monday, August 21, 2017, 8– 10 PM
Where: Washington, DC (SciMix at the fall national meeting)

Postdoc to Faculty Workshop (P2F)

This workshop is for postdocs (only) who are planning to apply for chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering faculty positions. Female applicants are additionally encouraged to apply for the Dan Su Travel Award.
Websitewww.acs.org/P2F
Applications open: February 2017   
Deadline: early May 2017 (exact date TBD)
When: August 18 – 19, 2017
Where: Washington, DC (just prior to, and in conjunction with the ACS fall national meeting)
*FREE* Registration, Housing, and On-Site Meals!

As always, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email us at GradEd@acs.org

Posted January 4, 2017

Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE)

http://spire.unc.edu

Applications due: February 1, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) and collaborating minority serving institutions in the state of North Carolina are seeking outstanding candidates for a unique NIH-supported postdoctoral training fellowship (IRACDA/NIGMS program).  Seeding Postdoctoral Innovators in Research and Education (SPIRE) is designed for scientists interested in academic careers that emphasize both research and teaching.  These multi-year fellowships will enable the postdocs to pursue independent, original research in one of over 100 UNC-CH laboratories representing diverse disciplines aligned with the mission on the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) and training in science education, instructional technology-supported learning, and professional skills.

The scholars receive mentored, practical classroom experience by training at our partner institutions and designing and teaching undergraduate courses.  In addition, SPIRE's collaborations enable scholars to contribute to achieving diversity in science professions. Each fellowship includes an allowance for research and teaching activities, travel, and participation in a Seminar on College Teaching, and other professional development workshops. 

Applicants can be either new Ph.D.s or postdocs with up to two years postgraduate training at the time of appointment.  Underrepresented candidates, including those with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.  Salaries are commensurate with NIH guidelines for level of experience and health insurance will be provided.

For full details about applications, please visit http://spire.unc.edu/apply/   UNC-CH is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Brian Rybarczyk, Ph.D. Director, Academic and Professional Development

Director, Preparing International Teaching Assistant Program (PITAP)
Associate Director, SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Lecturer, Department of Biology
Graduate Student Center The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
211A West Cameron Ave., CB 5492, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492

919.962.2505  ▪ 919.962.5134 (fax) ▪  brybar@unc.edu  

Visit us:  gradschool.unc.edu

 

Posted January 3, 2017

Postdoctoral Associate Volpe Research Center 

Project: Antimicrobial and remineralizing composites for class V restorations

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at the Volpe Research Center (VRC), a research unit of the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), located on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg Maryland. The associate will work on the recently awarded project by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The goal of the research is to develop new, improved dental composites for Class V restorations by combining the remineralizing activity of the bioactive calcium phosphate filler and the antimicrobial potential of the polymer matrix. The associate will work closely with a team of scientists including a chemist, cell biologist/immunologist, dentist/epigeneticist and dentist/geneticist.  Anticipating annual salary of 60K.

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in material science, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology/microbiologybiochemistry or related field
  • Knowledge of methods/assays for analytical chemistry
  • Experience in polymer synthesis/characterization

Desired Additional Skills:

  • Familiarity with wet chemistry/solution synthesis
  • Hand-on experience with structural/chemical identification techniques
  • Basic understanding of bio-assays
  • Familiarity with bio-imaging
  • Experience with oral biofilms would be a plus

Application Process:

Send Resume to: Dr. Drago Skrtic, Director - Research

Email: drago.skrtic@nist.gov

Fax number: (301) 963 9143

Telephone: (301) 975 3541

Deadline: Until filled

NOTE:

The applicants will have to complete security review due to the VRC’s location on the US government campus. For these positions, the VRC will not sponsor a visa for international researchers.

 

Posted December 22, 2016

Greetings chemists,

Pace Analytical in Oakdale, MN is a rapidly growing analytical lab that is once again searching for a qualified chemist with MS experience. While not required, experience with TOF-MS is viewed positively.

Pace is looking for motivated scientists that are capable of working independently with analytical instrumentation, including instrument troubleshooting and method development activities. In addition, the candidate should possess good technical writing and communication skills. The presentation of data at international conferences may also be necessary.

The Oakdale facility is a laid back, team-oriented, and highly productive environment focusing on projects supporting the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a resume to Joel Rindelaub at joel.rindelaub@pacelabs.com.

https://careers-pacelabs.icims.com/jobs/1279/senior-analytical-chemist/job

Sincerely,

Joel Rindelaub, Ph.D.
Principal Chemist
Pace Analytical Life Sciences
1311 Helmo Ave N
Oakdale, MN 55128
651.294.0848

 

Posted December 16, 2016

We are seeking a full-time Facility Manager for a multiuser Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Centre located in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba. The Centre is equipped with four high-field NMR spectrometers used for a wide variety of research and teaching applications, including solid-state materials chemistry, structure and dynamics of biomolecules, and the structural elucidation of small molecules.

Principal duties will include: operation, maintenance and repair of the NMR spectrometers and associated hardware and software; cultivating a safe, effective and productive laboratory environment; interfacing with a wide variety of users; and managing the billing and financial health of the Centre. The position involves active technical and scientific engagement with internal and external users, daily interaction with undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and staff in teaching and training capacities. The Manager also supervises an NMR technician who assists with routine spectrometer operation and maintenance.

Expertise in solid-state NMR, advanced multidimensional pulse-programming, hardware development and network management are highly desired. Familiarity with both Bruker and Varian/Agilent NMR systems is an asset. Collaborative research and teaching will be encouraged. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is preferred; however a Ph.D. in Physics or M.Sc. in Chemistry/Physics with at least five years of experience managing an NMR laboratory will be considered.

The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Evaluation of applications will begin on 10 January 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Start date: 1 February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

More information about the position and how to apply may be found at:  https://umanitoba.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=17732

Application materials may also be sent to: NMR-Director.Chemistry@umanitoba.ca

Informal enquiries may be directed to Scott Kroeker (scott.kroeker@umanitoba.ca) or myself.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba).  Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

 

Posted December 16, 2016

Please encourage your students to submit presentations and apply for the Most Outstanding Interdisciplinary Project Award (MOIPA—winner receives $1000).

Poster and Award Submission Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017. Details can be found at the links below.

Poster submissions details

Award application details

Sincerely,

Colleen L. Gabauer, Ed.D.
Managing Director of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs and Courtesy Faculty Appointment, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, College of Liberal Arts
The Purdue University Graduate School
cgabauer@purdue.edu
Christal A. Musser
Interdisciplinary Student Services Manager
The Purdue University Graduate School
musser@purdue.edu

 

Posted December 7, 2016

Dear Professor Zwier:

Soon we will begin evaluating applications for an open post-doctoral fellowship that will support our research program on food and food packaging safety. Specifically we are looking for individuals with a strong research background in analytical or food chemistry.

This fellowship will be an excellent opportunity for recent PhD recipients to contribute to a research program at a federal research laboratory, and will be fully funded for one year, with possible extension to up to three additional years. Our research center is located just outside of Chicago, IL and employs over 50 PhD scientists in disciplines that include microbiology, virology, chemical and agricultural engineering, food science, materials science, and chemistry.

Would you kindly help me distribute the attached job posting to recent chemistry or food science PhD degree holders in your department, or to graduate students who anticipate completing their degree soon? We anticipate beginning to interview candidates for this position in early January.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Regards,

Timothy V. Duncan, PhD
Research Chemist
US Food and Drug Administration
CFSAN/OFS/DFPST/PEB
6502 South Archer Road
Bedford Park IL, 60501
Phone: 708-924-0607
Email: timothy.duncan@fda.hhs.gov

 

Posted December 6, 2016

SIBUR Holding, Russia’s largest petrochemical holding company, announces an international IQ-CHem competition aimed at commercializing innovative technologies in the chemical and petrochemical industry. We hereby invite you to participate therein and it may well be that a project form your organization will win a cash prize of up to USD 20,000. And it is most important of all that participants will be a focus of attention of primary industry players.

The competition will be held in cooperation with global chemical companies, such as AkzoNobel, BASF, Dow, DuPont, Henkel, LG Chem, Linde, Solvay, Technip, UOP and 3M. These will be involved in the assessment of projects and perhaps will afford an opportunity to cooperate further. Please note that participation in the contest does not require detailed disclosure of technical details and does not impose any obligations on intellectual property transfer. Application due date is March 1. The winner will be announced in June. As part of the advertising campaign we would like to send you a few posters for you to exhibit the same in prominent locations, so that your students, post-graduates and employees are notified thereof and may participate in the completion. Please specify in your response a valid mailing address for poster delivery purposes.

This year the competition will cover projects related to any of the following themes:

  • Innovative technologies and products in the field of basic monomers, production and use of custom chemicals;
  • Innovative technologies and products in the field of production and use of new plastics and elastomers;
  • Innovative technologies and products in the field of gas processing and transportation;
  • Modern equipment and technological solutions for higher operative efficiency of chemical and technological processes.

For more competition details and filing purposes please visit our Web site at http://iq-chem.com/. For more information please contact Ekaterina Romanyuk, Corporate R&D (SIBUR) by e-mail: romanyukes@sibur.ru.

Thank you for cooperation!

 

Posted December 6, 2016

Presentation Opportunity for Chemical Education Students

The Graduate Student Education Council (GSEC) and the College of Education at Purdue invite submissions for the Eleventh Annual Graduate Student Educational Research Symposium (AGSERS). This event will be held on March 27, 2017 in Stewart (rooms 214 and 306) from 1:30 to 6:00 PM.   Please mark your calendars!

This year our theme is Knowledge to Action: Global and Local Education  We would like to extend an invitation to graduate students from all departments at Purdue University with research related to education. There are two types of presentations: poster presentations and 7 minute oral presentations.  Both presentations can be related to education in some way.  All proposals should be submitted via the following Qualtrics Survey by February 17th:  https://goo.gl/DEjLGW .

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for this year's symposium will be Dr. Mitzi Lewison. A distinguished Professor of Literacy, Culture, and Languages at Indiana University Bloomington, Dr. Lewison's research interests include: critical literacy, critical discourse analysis, teaching language arts in culturally diverse settings, and exploring non-traditional, more empowering forms of professional development. Her current research focuses on investigating the problems and potential of using critical literacy practices in elementary and middle school classrooms, the multiple and often contradictory identities that teachers and students take on during literacy and math activities, and the issues surrounding the use of controversial children's literature and topics in elementary classrooms. She was also the IU English Director for two USAID projects in Afghanistan that ran through the Center for Social Studies and International Education focused rebuilding teacher education programs at 16 Afghan Universities. 

Additionally, awards will be given to graduate student researchers, including Best Completed Research Project and Best In-Progress Research Project.

Please take advantage of this opportunity to:

  • Share your research with others in a friendly environment
  • Gain experience in presenting your research
  • Collaborate with other students and faculty
  • Build your curriculum vitae
  • Avoid not having to pay a conference fee since the conference is on-campus

Also, please feel free to forward the Qualtrics form to others.  Thank you for your involvement and we look forward to reviewing your proposal!

Best Regards, 

GSEC

 

Posted December 5, 2016

Here is a  job posting for ExxonMobil Chemical Company in Baytown, TX. Description and link to apply given below. Please pass along to anyone you think would be interested.

Job Description

Research Analytical Chemist – NMR Spectroscopist

ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s Advanced Characterization Department located in Baytown, TX is seeking to hire an Analytical Research Chemist in its Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) laboratory.  ACD is a global team with state of the art characterization capabilities.  A Ph.D. in Analytical, Organic or Physical Chemistry, with a strong background in nuclear magnetic resonance is required.  
 
The Research Analytical Chemist will be responsible for developing advanced NMR techniques and methods for analyses of petroleum products such as polymers, catalytic materials, etc.  Research emphasis will be on NMR technologies that meet the needs of the business.  The candidate is also expected to develop broader analytical skills to solve problems in research and development, support established methods and develop technical leadership in NMR, both internally within EM and with external academic communities.
 
A fundamental understanding and training in the field of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with an emphasis on 'hands-on' experience with 'state-of-the-art' NMR spectrometers and techniques is highly desired.  Experience focused on solution-state NMR characterization of polymers is a plus. 
 
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain high safety and quality standards through application of analytical skills, knowledge of materials, and fluency in NMR spectroscopy techniques.  Candidate will also be expected to foster team collaboration with analytical associates in other characterization techniques, both internally and externally, as well as provide comprehensive characterization support to ExxonMobil business units.  The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

To apply please go through: http://careers.exxonmobil.com/openings/Research-Analytical-Chemist---NMR-Spectroscopist-5328-26649BR reference code: 26649BR

 

Posted November 30, 2016

Staff Scientist - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Laboratory of Structural Biophysics
Division of Intramural Research
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

The Laboratory of Structural Biophysics (LSB) in the Division of Intramural Research (DIR) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), NIH is recruiting a staff scientist to manage our stateof the art high-resolution NMR facility on the NIH campus in Bethesda. We are specifically seeking applicants with excellent experience in maintaining high-field NMR spectrometers and have solid interpersonal skills to work closely with fellows in and outside of the laboratory.

Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work independently and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. The Staff Scientist willparticipate in all aspects of NMR data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation, including assisting pre and postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory. In addition, the applicant will be required to work closely with collaborators and is encouraged to establish new efforts and collaborations to improve the research portfolio of the laboratory. Further, the Staff Scientist will be responsible for managing all NMR spectrometers in the laboratory, including identifying potential new equipment and software upgrades, maintenance, and day-to-day operations. The applicant must have extensive knowledge of NMR application software, including Bruker Topspin, nmrPipe, PIPP, nmrView, Xplor-NIH as well as be an expert in pulse programming. Advance knowledge of cross-platform system administration (LINUX, Mac, and PC) and integration between spectrometer’s workstations and user’s desktop for NMR data transfer, processing, and analysis is a must. Expertise in designing, implementing, and managing a web based NMR resource is a plus. Given the research emphasis within the laboratory, the applicant must have a substantial background in high-resolution NMR to study protein structure and dynamics, including protein expression, purification, and characterization for NMR study.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. with significant experience in many aspects of NMR, as well as experience in collaborative research documented in publications, and will have a history of publications and employments that reflect experience in the technical requirements of this position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants may be US citizens, resident aliens or non-resident aliens with or eligible for a valid employment visa. Applications must be received by December 23, 2016. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a one page statement of research interest which also details how the individual will integrate and enhance the research program of the LSB, and provide a list of three references in PDF or MS Word format only (no paper applications will be accepted) to:

Nico Tjandra, Ph.D., Director, Biochemistry and Biophysics Center, NHLBI
c/o Mary McMahon, Administrative Officer, IAMB, NHLBI
mcmahonm@nhlbi.nih.gov

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.  DHHS/NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Posted November 30, 2016

Wolfe Laboratories Job openings

We have open positions available for which current, or recent, graduates, may be interested. These are almost all new positions due to our growth. And, I need people ASAP! December, or even January 2017, graduates are certainly eligible to apply.

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

There are also some positions suitable for alumni.

Scientist I-Biopharmaceutical & Bioanalytical Development (Mass Spectrometry)

Scientist I-Pharmaceutical Development

Postdoctoral Scientist-Pharmaceutical Development (Small Molecule)

Postodoctoral Scientist-Pharmaceutical Development (Protein)

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc.

19 Presidential Way

Woburn, MA 01801

781-305-4940, X102

http://www.wolfelabs.com/about-wolfe/careers.asp

 

Posted November 29, 2016

Lecturer Openings, 2016-17 at the University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry

 

Posted November 29, 2016

Dr. Reddy's Labs will be visiting Purdue during the week of January 17, 2017.  They are looking to hire scientist and technical trainees in both technical and internship positions.  

Send your resume to:

Suruchi Sara

suruchisaran@drreddys.com

About Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. (NYSE: RDY) is an integrated global pharmaceutical company, committed to providing affordable and innovative medicines for healthier lives. Through its three businesses - Pharmaceutical Services and Active Ingredients, Global Generics and Proprietary Products – Dr. Reddy’s offers a portfolio of products and services including APIs, custom pharmaceutical services, generics, biosimilars and differentiated formulations. Major therapeutic focus is on gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, diabetology, oncology, pain management and anti-infective. Major markets include India, USA, Russia-CIS and Europe apart from other select geographies within Emerging Markets. For more information, log on to: www.drreddys.com

Role Name: Process Engineer

Team: Process Engineering – API/Formulations

Location: Integrated Product Development Organization, Hyderabad

Qualification:

Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering (PhD/ MS/MTech) with Post Doc research experience and/or industry experience

Specializations in one of the following areas preferred for complex formulations: interfacial/ colloid/ material/ polymer/particle sciences and engineering

Context

Define and lead hands on efforts as an individual contributor within the Process Engineering and Modeling teams to develop and scale-up processes for

  • New APIs
  • Complex product lines such as those based on microspheres, liposomes etc, across different drug dosage forms (oral solids, injectibles, respiratory and topicals)

and ensure successful plant validations through robust engineering optimization.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead process development efforts in new APIs and complex pharmaceutical formulations through use of sound chemical engineering principles

  • Collect relevant data for scale-up and apply engineering calculations to predict scale-up performance
  • Conduct experiments with appropriate Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) for in-depth process understanding and model-building
  • Effectively use modeling tools such as Dynochem, Aspen, gPROMS, CFD, DEM, etc. to interpret reaction kinetics, filtration, drying, fluid or solid mixing performance etc.
  • Apply Six Sigma principles and Design of Experiments to arrive at critical process parameter and material attributes
  • Collaborate with chemistry/ formulation teams & help chemists with recommendations on design space
  • Recommend right process technology and equipment for unit operations based on engineering and process safety data, and modeling predictions
  • Ensure development of safe processes through measurement of relevant process safety parameters such as reaction exothermicity, minimum ignition energy, etc. and accordingly implement safe operating practices.

Translate learning to plant level scale-up trials by partnering with ‘Go to Plant’ teams

Provide technical guidance based on scientific rigor to the team as a proactive problem solver

Develop and integrate novel experimental and computational capabilities to aid in the development and technical support over the product life cycle of a wide range of  product types like API/ emulsions/ suspensions/ aerosols/ patches

Lead and drive internal/ external collaborations with academic  or industrial organizations as needed

Support activities related to process engineering for DMF/ ANDA filing and addressing regulatory queries.

Publish research papers in peer-reviewed journals, present at national & international conferences and educational institutions

Guide and mentor juniors in nurturing a team that provides technically sound solutions and minimizes trial and error approaches

Knowledge/ Skills:

  • Able to practice chemical engineering,  
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least one of  interfacial/ colloid/ material/ polymer/particle sciences and engineering
    • Be comfortable being hands on and take a deep dive into novel technical areas when required, to achieve broader objectives
  • Entrepreneurial R&D mindset
  • Strong interest and a demonstrated experience in providing solutions to complex technical problems applying rigorous scientific approaches
  • Familiarity and hands on experience with:
    • experimental method development,
    • mathematical modeling of physical processes, computational approaches and software like Matlab, ASPEN, gPROMS, ANSYS Fluent, DEM, COSMOTHERM, Material Studio
  • Good teaming skills and  a can-do attitude

Operating Network

Internal: Process engineers, process safety team members, AR&D, R&D experts, TAT, Plant operation personnel, SCM team members, DQA, PM, portfolio management team

External: Equipment vendors, strategic business partners

Research Areas:

  1. Complex Biologics/Biosimilar Characterization (NMR, Mass Spectroscopy)
  2. Topical & Pulmonary Drug Delivery and Interaction
  3. Colloidal Science/Engineering (Colloids, Suspensions and Gels)
  4. Reaction Kinetics
  5. Simulation and Modelling – IVIVC, In -Silico predictive models
  6. Process Engineering capabilities to support Continuous Manufacturing
  7. CH activation based strategies in API development
  8. NHC catalyst transformations in API synthesis
  9. Process Analytical Tool
  10. Enzyme Catalyst – synthesis of peptides

Send your resume to:

Suruchi Sara

suruchisaran@drreddys.com

 

Posted November 28, 2016

REMINDER!

Call for applications!

Milliken & Company invites graduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, polymer science, or related PhD program to apply to the 2017 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium. The Milliken Graduate Research Symposium, organized and hosted by our global Research organization, provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with leading industrial researchers in their working environment. Students applying should plan to defend after December 2016. Based on the application, including reference letters, eight to ten graduate students will be invited to participate in the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium. All invited students participating in the two-day Graduate Research Symposium will have expenses provided (transportation, meals, and lodging) and receive an honorarium.

During the symposium, invited graduate students will:

  • Present their work in a 45-minute talk
  • Receive travel and accommodations with $1000 honorarium
  • Participate in roundtable discussions about corporate research
  • Network with industrial researchers
  • Tour labs, collaborative spaces, Innovation Gallery, and Rapid Prototype Center


The 2017 Graduate Research Symposium will take place April 12-14, 2017 at Milliken’s corporate headquarters, Roger Milliken Center, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. More details about the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium and the application process can be found on our website. The application deadline is January 31st, 2017.

Click here for printable flyer

Thank You, 

2016 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium Committee 
Sara Arvidson, Richard Lawson, Sudhanshu Srivastava, Eduardo Torres and Nic Treat

 

Posted November 28, 2016

Time Sensitive:  GK-12 Course/Program Callout for Spring Semester:

Please forward this to Master’s students, PhD students, and Post-Docs in your Department.

GK-12 is an exciting program organized through the Graduate School that gives Masters, Ph.D., and Post-doctoral students a mentored, in-depth opportunity to share their research with K-12 students and teachers in a local middle school.  This provides graduate and Post-doctoral students with enhanced skills and experience in outreach, teaching, and communication of their research.  Past participants have found that it makes them more competitive for jobs and significantly improves their ability to communicate their research.

After an initial training session, participants in the GK-12 program will learn from and assist teachers in a local middle school for approximately one day a week for 10 weeks, and by the end of the semester they will develop and teach a lesson that brings their interests and research into a middle school classroom.  This is an extension of a very successful externally-funded program that ran for several years, and has now been successfully transitioned to a graduate school program.  While this program does not provide funding directly to the student or post doc, some modest funding is available for expenses associated with materials for in-class activities.  Students may elect to register for 2 credit hours for their involvement, or simply do this program as a voluntary activity, and the program is open to all Masters, Ph.D., and Post-Doc students at Purdue (any and all disciplines).  

For more information, please attend our Callout / Information Session Friday, December 2 from 4-5pm in Hampton Hall of Civil Engineering, Room 2201 and check out the brochure that outlines the program for this coming semester at https://www.dropbox.com/s/ef27qpm5nn3stzs/Spring%202017%20Participant%20Brochure.pdf?dl=0.  For any additional questions or information please contact the program coordinator, Christopher Roemmele, at croemmel@purdue.edu.

 

Posted November 21, 2016

Two CDC Summer opportunities now open

 2017 Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program

 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health (CLEH) Summer Program.

 Over the course of the summer, fellows will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental public health issues at the federal level.  Fellows will participate in a comprehensive program including environmental health project assignments, interaction with federal officials and scientists, and visits to important environmental health sites in and around Atlanta. Other activities include "brown-bag" lunches with CDC staff, as well as attending lectures from prominent environmental health leaders in the Atlanta area. In addition, interns will be able to attend the many seminars offered by CDC during the summer. For examples of past CLEH internship projects, please review at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm.

 Qualifications:

  • Must be a currently enrolled full-time undergraduate who will be a junior or senior in Fall 2017.  Students graduating in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Academic major or demonstrated coursework concentration in environmental studies; physical, biological, chemical and/or environmental health to also include emergency preparedness, environmental justice, sustainability, and/or global health environmental studies; environmental, physical, biological chemical and/or social sciences; applicants not majoring in one of these areas may be considered.

 Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions in these organizations or activities. Undergraduate students must show a dedication to environmental and/or health issues via their coursework or extracurricular activities.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2773; ORISE Posting Number CDC-NCEH-2017-0020. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.govApplication deadline is January 27, 2017. 

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2017 Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta, Georgia, are accepting applications for their Graduate Environmental Health (GEH) Summer Program.

Over the course of the summer, students will be engaged in environmental health projects. They will be exposed to a broad overview of environmental health issues at the Federal level. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities during the internship to include reading and helping to guide weekly journal club discussions, attending and participating in weekly subject matter expert (SME) briefings, attending and participating in weekly field trip activities, preparing and presenting on assigned environmental health projects, participating in professional development trainings including career development, communication, leadership and inquiry and analysis. Students will be matched with a project supervisor based on their experience and skill set. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with seasoned environmental health professionals and scientists during this internship. For examples of past GEH internship projects, please review at https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/summerinternships/experience.htm
 
Qualifications: 

  • Graduate student (enrolled in a Masters or Doctoral program) with an academic major or demonstrated concentration in environmental studies, environment, public health, physical, biological, chemical, medical, and/or social sciences.
  • Students enrolled in a doctoral-level clinical degree program (such as MD/DD, DVM, DDS, Pharm D) will also be considered. 
  • Students who will graduate in Spring 2017 are not eligible.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 Ideal candidates would have extra-curricular activities or volunteer work that is related to the field of environmental health or the environment, including holding positions of leadership in these organizations or activities. Students should have a passion for the environment and an eagerness to learn about the environment's link to human health.

For complete eligibility information and instructions to apply, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/details/2775; ORISE Posting Number:  CDC-NCEH-2017-0021. For any additional information, please contact Marilyn Duffoo, myr4@cdc.gov.   Application deadline February 3, 2017. 

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org

 ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

 

Posted November 21, 2016

Faculty position at the University of Wyoming.

Posted November 21, 2016

Please find the announcement for this year’s Indiana-CTSI predoctoral training awards in translational research.  It is important to note that the awards are for predoctoral students in their second and third year who are US citizens or permanent residents.

DEADLINES

CV Pre-screen: December 5, 2016

Complete Submission of Applications: December 12, 2016

 

Posted November 16, 2016

Please refer to the Monsanto flyer.  Monsanto will be here on Monday, December 5, 2016 for an info session and interviews on December 6. Students interested in interviews should send their resumes to the following email addresses?

douglas.s.malkin@monsanto.com

jeffrey.d.frein@monsanto.com

 

Posted November 16, 2016

The College of Liberal Arts is excited to announce another 'At the Intersection of Liberal Arts + STEM' on November 30 at 5:30 p.m., Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, Yue-Kong Pao Hall.

Posted November 15, 2016

Information regarding an ACS award that Merck is sponsoring for 3rd and 4th year female graduate student is given below.  The deadline for applying is December 1st.

 

Merck Research Award

The Merck Research Award recognizes eight women who will present their research at an awards symposium held during the Fall ACS national meeting.

Award

Awardees will receive a $1,500 stipend to cover Fall ACS national meeting expenses. They will present their research at a WCC/Merck half-day symposium and be recognized at the Awards Symposium Luncheon and the WCC Luncheon.

Eligibility

3rd & 4th year female graduate students with a research focus in one or more of the following - Organic, Medicinal, Analytical, Chemical Biology, Computational or Structural Chemistry and related disciplines. Open to US citizens or students attending a graduate program in the US. Those who have received a prior award under this program are ineligible.

The following will be requested in the application.

  • Your resume or C.V. (include permanent address)
  • A brief cover letter detailing how this award will impact your career in science (1 page)
  • Your proposed abstract submission for the WCC/Merck Research Award Symposium
  • A letter from your advisor commenting on your technical ability and potential, as well as confirming your participation in the Fall ACS national meeting at which you will be making your presentation, if selected.

Applying

Nomination deadline is December 1

Apply here: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/other/travel/wcctravelaward/Merck_Research_Award.html

 

Posted November 14, 2016

Dear Colleagues,

The department of chemistry at Smith College is initiating a search for a two- to three-year combined teaching and research postdoctoral fellow position in organic chemistry under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Shea to begin July 2017.  Teaching responsibilities will include two courses per year in intermediate and advanced organic chemistry.  All members of the Chemistry Department participate in teaching and we seek a colleague committed to learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. Applicants must have a Ph. D. in chemistry and a commitment to excellence in teaching.

We believe this is an outstanding opportunity for any Ph.D. graduate who would like to get real academic experience at a top liberal-arts institution. Smith College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups. We ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates that you may see fitting our criteria. We are including a copy of an advertisement soon to appear in Chemical & Engineering News. We appreciate you taking the time to consider this request and/or to pass the information along to eligible candidates.

Sincerely,

Kevin Shea, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry beginning July 1, 2017.  The initial term of appointment is for two years, with the possibility of an additional reappointment for up to one year, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. Under the supervision of Professor Kevin Shea, this postdoctoral fellowship offers a combined teaching and research position at a selective liberal arts college.  The successful candidate will conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Prof. Shea’s research programs in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical education.  One area of research is focused on expanding the scope of transformations involving cobalt-complexed alkynes.  His group also synthesizes novel anesthetics and neurolenin analogs used in collaboration with two colleagues in Smith’s Biological Sciences Department.  Chemical education research centers on the use of technology and current literature in intro organic lecture and implementation of semester-long course-based research projects in intro organic labs. 

Teaching responsibilities include two courses per year at the intermediate and/or advanced level of organic chemistry. A commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research is essential. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required by time of appointment. 

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students.  Our chemistry and related faculty have expertise across a wide range of chemistry disciplines including bioorganic, bioinorganic, organic materials, environmental, and surface science among others.  Details about the Smith Department of Chemistry are available at http://www.smith.edu/chemistry.

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisers, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit your application at http://apply.interfolio.com/39317 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement addressing how your own research interests converge with Prof. Shea’s scholarship, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Short version, if necessary for postings with word limits:

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in organic chemistry beginning July 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Kevin Shea. The initial term of appointment is for two years, with the possibility of an additional reappointment for up to one year, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will teach two courses per year and conduct research in Prof. Shea’s lab. Ph.D. required. For more information and to apply, visit visit http://apply.interfolio.com/39317. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

 

Posted November 10, 2016

Attention International Graduate Students!

Greetings! I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Indiana University.

 My team and I are recruiting participants for a qualitative research study that seeks to understand the experiences of graduate international students enrolled in doctoral programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

I am sending this email to request your assistance with recruitment. If possible, we are asking that you forward this email to students who may be interested in participating or anyone that you know might meet the criteria.

Study participants will be asked to complete a brief survey that will take at most five minutes and participate in a focus group via Skype that will last no more than two hours. Upon completion of their participation, each student will receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

In order to participate in this study, students must: (a) identify as an international student (i.e., currently in the U.S. on a student visa); (b) be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the physical sciences, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

To participate, please click on the following link: http://bit.ly/STEM-international-student-study

This study has been approved by the Indiana University Institutional Review Board (protocol number: 1610909715). For further information regarding this research, please contact me at (812) 856-8114 or kgwilkin@indiana.edu.

Sincerely,

Dr. Wilkins-Yel 

 

Posted November 10, 2016

Reminder  Milliken 2017 Graduate Research Symposium application deadline is January 31st, 2017.

 

Posted November 10, 2016

Scientist Postion at SCHOTT North America, Inc.

http://www.us.schott.com/common/jobdetails_popup.php?page_path=%2Fenglish%2Fjobs%2Fjobs.html&JOB=us861&tp=%2Fenglish%2Fjobs%2Fjobs.html

www.us.schott.com/research

 

Posted November 8, 2016

York Science Fellows

Attached is an opportunity  for senior graduate students to apply for a postdoctoral  fellowship to work at York University, Toronto, CANADA, in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics or Physics and Astronomy.

There are specific instruction and requirements for applying.

 

Posted November 8, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Protein Structure, Dynamics and Function

Two post-doctoral fellow positions are available in the UAB Department of Chemistry in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Johnson and in the laboratory of Dr. Jun Zhang.  We use solution NMR spectroscopy and other biochemical and biophysical techniques to investigate protein structure, dynamics and function.

Our laboratories are part of the Center for Structural Biology and Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB.  The Central Alabama High-Field NMR Facility is equipped with Bruker Avance III HD 850, 700, 600 and 500 MHz spectrometers with TCI cryoprobes. Biophysics facilities include MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, fluorescence spectroscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, titration calorimetry, high-throughput screening and protein crystallization, and high-performance computing.

Highly motivated researchers are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should have recently received a Ph.D. in a related discipline and have a strong background in structural biology or biochemistry.  For candidates interested in nucleic acid-binding proteins of emerging viruses, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Margaret Johnson at maggiejohnson@uab.edu.  For candidates interested in regulation of RNA-binding proteins by phosphorylation, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jun Zhang at zhanguab@uab.edu.  UAB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

 

Posted November 3, 2016

St. Cloud State University Assistant-Associate Professor of Inorganic Materials Chemistry, Tenure-track appointment position available

Starting August 16, 2017

 

Posted November 2, 2016

The Indiana CTSI-Purdue Retreat is being held at Purdue on Tuesday, December 13 in the Discovery Learning Research Center. We have a very exciting program featuring new investments in the life sciences at Purdue and Notre Dame, with presentations by Donna Fekete, Richard Kuhn and Paul Bohn.  We will also highlight cancer prevention research at Purdue, the Indiana University School of Medicine and at IU-Bloomington with speakers Jim Fleet, Roberto Pili and James Klaunig.  Afternoon breakout sessions have been organized into highly interactive meetings that are geared to maximize investigator connections to stimulate collaborations.

Please see the attached agenda for further details and forward this invitation to other colleagues that may be interested in participating. If you plan to attend, please register by Friday, December 2 at the following link http://j.mp/2d5xGuW.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Tommy

Thomas G. Sors, PhD
Chief Scientific Liaison
Bindley Bioscience Center
Discovery Park, Purdue University
Office: BIND 208
Telephone: 765-494-1678

 

Posted November 2, 2016

Chemistry Positions at Monsanto Company in St. Louis, MO.

 

Posted November 2, 2016

Sandia Labs on campus!  National Labs @ Purdue Days on November 7 and November 8

 

Posted November 1, 2016

There is an opening NMR/EPR position at Utah State University (see below). Please pass along the advertisement to anyone who may be interested.  Any questions about the position can be addressed to Dr. Lisa Berreau, the search committee chairperson, at lisa.berreau@usu.edu

Thanks for your help.

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Utah State University is seeking a manager for the department’s magnetic resonance facility, which houses 300 and 500 MHz NMRs and a low-temperature EPR. Requirements include broad experience in NMR spectroscopy and an MS or PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Experience with EPR spectroscopy is preferred however training will be provided if needed. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong interests in using their expertise to make collaborative contributions in both research and teaching. The twelve-month salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application information can be found on-line at http://jobs.usu.edu  (REQ ID E1600357). Review of applications will begin on Dec. 2, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to the online application please attach: 1) A current Curriculum Vitae; 2) A cover letter; and 3) the names and addresses of three references (your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf). You may also upload a document outlining research and teaching interests. Utah State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse team. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Posted October 28, 2016

Hello Students!

The deadline for registering for the Soy Innovation Competition is quickly approaching (November 1st) – so gather a team and register at - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions/team_registration - or I have teams looking for individual students, if interested register at - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions/individual_registration - and we will find you a team.

The top prize is $20,000 with the runner-up team earning $10,000 and NEW this year a third place of $5,000 – there will also be opportunities for funding at the conclusion of the competition just for finishers of this competition – wonderful opportunities for additional funding and perhaps even starting your own business!  Great resume builder!

Check out the competition web page at - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions - or contact me with any additional questions you might have.

Micky

Michelle (Micky) Creech
Program Manager, Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition
Philip E. Nelson Hall of Food Science, Room 3259
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN  47907
765-496-3837
mcreech@purdue.edu
https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions

 

Posted October 27, 2016

ORISE/HOMELAND SECURITY - 2017 DHS HS-STEM SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now accepting applications for its 10 week Summer Internship Program in a broad spectrum of research areas.  These internships are open to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in homeland security disciplines related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM). Undergraduate and graduate students receive a 10-week stipend of $6,000 and $7,000, respectively, plus limited travel expenses

Research experiences are offered at:

  • Coast Guard Research and Development Center
  • Customs and Borders Protection
  • Engineer Research and Development Center
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Health Service Corps
  • National Security Technologies
  • National Urban Security Technology Laboratory
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Office for Interoperability and Compatibility
  • Transportation Security Laboratory
  • DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia

Areas of Research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Deadline for applications: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

For more information visit http://www.orau.gov/dhseducation/internships/ or contact DHSed@orau.org

Applications must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2595

 

ORAU

University Partnerships Office

University.partnerships@orau.org

www.orau.org

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment, and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

 

Posted October 26, 2016

FORMATTING GUIDELINES & DEPOSIT PROCEDURES WORKSHOP
SPRING 2017

STRONGLY ENCOURAGED FOR:

MASTERS & PH.D. STUDENTS
ESPECIALLY THOSE PLANNING TO GRADUATE SPRING/SUMMER 2017

. INTERESTED FACULTY & STAFF

SCHEDULED SESSIONS*:

TUESDAY        2.7.2017       5:30 - 7:30PM        PGSC 105A 

WEDNESDAY  2.8.2017       1:30 - 3:30PM        PGSC 105A 

THURSDAY     2.9.2017       1:30 - 3:30PM        PGSC 105A 

* ALL SESSIONS ARE IDENTICAL IN CONTENT

CANDIDATES SHOULD BRING DRAFT COPIES OF THEIR THESES FOR REFERENCE AND SPOT-CHECKING
TOPICS DISCUSSED WILL INCLUDE:

Purdue thesis formatting requirements

Graduation Administrative requirements

Final deposit procedures and policies

Copyright and publication

Helpful campus resources

Electronic Thesis Deposit

CANDIDATES MUST PRE-REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://ias.itap.purdue.edu/rgs/wgb_workshop.disp_online_workshop

questions?
ASHLEE MESSERSMITH - THESIS ASSISTANT | 765.494.3231 | amiley@purdue.edu
http://www.purdue.edu/gradschool/research/thesis/index.html

Refreshments are provided

 

Posted October 26, 2016

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, to begin July 2017. The initial term of appointment is for two years, with the possibility of an additional reappointment for up to one year, conditional on performance and the needs of the College. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer a total of five courses per year in areas suited to the candidate's field of expertise. Specializations may include but are not limited to: General, Organic, Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, as well as Biochemistry and Environmental Chemistry.  A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment and candidates with postdoctoral experience are encouraged to apply.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. Research and mentoring of students is not required for visiting faculty, but visitors are welcome to participate. Details about the Department of Chemistry at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/chemistry.

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/39001 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Posted October 26, 2016

We would like to invite your PhD, Postdocs non-MBA Masters students and medical students, interns, residents or fellows completing their program or degree in 2018 or 2019, to learn more about McKinsey’s global full-time and summer opportunities for advanced professional degree candidates.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing the informational email below.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Kind regards,
Jessie Callahan

 

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm helping leading organizations tackle their most complex challenges. We have offices in over 100 locations and work in nearly every area, including strategy, finance, operations, implementation, digital, analytics, healthcare, energy, and sustainability. We hire collaborative problem-solvers with entrepreneurial drive from all backgrounds.

We would like to invite you to join us to become part of a supportive, trusting, and caring community with unrivaled opportunities for growth!

Web Events: This November we are hosting several web-based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our global full-time and summer opportunities. Please visit the Online Events section of our website for details on these presentations and to RSVP.

Dropbox: Learn more when you have a moment! Check out additional content in our Advanced Degree Recruiting Dropbox anytime to read up on our many opportunities for APDs, including current global full time hiring needs, summer internships, our 3-day summer Insight programs, and the MD Fellowship. You can quickly download the app for your phone or access on your computer: APD Opportunities Dropbox

We are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please view our women's brochure. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Additionally, we invite you to join us for a few of our upcoming diversity specific web based presentations scheduled in November.

Quick Links

Online Events
Summer Internship Opportunities
MD Fellowship
APD Opportunities Dropbox

Please contact me should you have questions.

Jessie Callahan
Recruiter
McKinsey & Company
Jessie_Callahan@mckinsey.com
www.apd.mckinsey.com

 

Posted October 25, 2016

The University of California, Merced is seeking applicants for a Teaching Faculty position in Chemistry at the LPSOE (Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment) or LSOE (Lecturer with Security of Employment) level beginning July 1, 2017. I would like to ask for your assistance in identifying excellent candidates for this position. The LPSOE and LSOE tracks parallel the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor tracks and carry full membership in the Academic Senate. Advancement is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated excellence in teaching is required. Experience with curriculum development, innovation in teaching, chemical education, and/or educational grant writing is desirable.

The duties of the teaching faculty position consist of: lecture and laboratory instruction in upper and lower division undergraduate chemistry courses, instructional innovation in undergraduate teaching, extramural grant writing, and training and oversight of graduate TAs and temporary lecturers. Scholarly activity is strongly considered for the promotion and merit process, and may consist of chemical education, scholarship of teaching and learning, and/or undergraduate research initiatives.

We hope that you will encourage highly qualified candidates to apply for this position. For more information or to apply, visit https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 1, 2016.

 

Posted October 25, 2016

Procter & Gamble Job Opportunities

Hello, my name is Brandon Gaddis, and I graduated from Purdue with my PhD in Chemistry in 2008 (Chmielewski lab).  I have great news – we are hiring!  Please see below for openings, and just click on the link to apply. 

http://us.pgcareers.com/

http://pgscience.com

Formulation and Materials Characterization – PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or equivalent. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003229.

Beauty Analytics - PhD in Chemistry, Chem Engineering, Material Science, Environmental Science or BioChemistry. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003360.

Image Analysis and Micro CT - PhD and experience with Micro-Computed Tomography (M-CT) https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003344.

Material Developer - BS/MS degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Materials Engineering or PhD in related science field, with a strong fundamental understanding of materials science.

https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003270

Regulatory/Project Leader - Ph.D in Life science or chemistry.  https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003337

Modeling & Simulation Engineer - PhD in Chemical Engineering. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003233

PostDoc – Microprocessing - PhD degree specializing in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or associated Engineering field), Polymer Science or Material Science & Engineering. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003282

PostDoc – Vibrational Spectroscopy and Chemometrics – Ph.D. degree based on research demonstrating in-depth knowledge of vibrational spectroscopy and chemometric analysis of spectroscopic data. 

https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003234

Computational Biologist - PhD in engineering, biophysics, computer sciences, computational biology, bioinformatics, pharmacy, biology, mathematics, statistics, or a closely related field, with Systems Biology, Systems Pharmacology modeling and simulation experience. Postdoctoral experience in these fields is a strong plus.  https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003231

Human Safety Toxicologist – PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, bio-science, or life science. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003294

Respiratory Safety Toxicologist - Ph.D in Immunology, Pharmacology, Toxicology. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003340

Statistician - PhD in biostatistics, statistics and/or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. https://pg.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=RND00003331

Thanks,

Brandon D. Gaddis, PhD

gaddis.b@pg.com

 

Posted October 21, 2016

Professor Zwier / All:

I hope all is well with Purdue Chemistry.  This is Craig Stinson (PhD Fall ’15) writing from Intel’s R/D campus in Hillsboro, OR (Portland Technology Development -PTD).  We currently have a few job openings in our Area of chemical mechanical planarization and would appreciate if you would forward this email to your graduate students looking for a job in industry.  Interested students should send their resumes to the contact email below. 

The job descriptions are fairly accurate but I would like to add that this is a very fast paced development environment and not a research position.  In addition, although Purdue Chem is not known for semiconductor physics those with scientific instrumentation development and troubleshooting combined with strong internal drive can do very well in PTD. 

Thank you for your time and again hope all is well at Purdue Chem.  One day when I find myself back in Indiana I will make sure to stop by and say hello.

Craig Stinson

******************

Dear Sir/Ma’m,

The Portland Technology Development (PTD) group of Intel Corporation currently has openings for Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel's microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below. 

Interested candidates should email resumes to dandu.p.veera@intel.com

Thank you  

Veera P. R Dandu, PhD

PTD Senior Module Engineer

Intel Corporation

 

Posted October 21, 2016

NIH POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AVAILABLE

Human Subjects and Pre-clinical MRI

Brain and Musculoskeletal Studies

A postdoctoral position in biomedical magnetic resonance is available within the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health, located in Baltimore, Maryland. 

The overall research program in the group encompasses spectroscopic and imaging studies of brain, cartilage, and muscle in human subjects, as well as preclinical studies of animal models of disease and ex vivo studies of cartilage biophysics. 

Our research on human subjects involves investigation of diffusion, including anomalous diffusion, in the assessment of muscle quality and age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia).   Additional studies center on brain myelin studies using novel Bayesian reconstruction algorithms and filtering methodologies.  A recent initiative is the development of in vivo one- and two-dimensional relaxometry studies of muscle and brain.  Muscle bioenergetic studies using the 31P nucleus are also of central importance, and make use of the extensive database of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging.  Results are correlated with a wide range of biological and functional outcomes to explore the effects of biochemical and structural tissue changes that occur with age and age-associated disease.  All human subjects work is performed using our research-dedicated 3T whole-body 32-channel Philips Achieva MRI system, capable of both proton and heteronuclear spectroscopy.

Preclinical work centers on imaging and relaxometry studies of cartilage, including development and application of approaches from the areas of inverse problems and compressed sensing.  Our research currently emphasizes multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and processing techniques.  A recent initiative involves model selection in signal analysis for tissue characterization.  For preclinical work, MRI instrumentation consists of a vertical wide-bore 9.4T Bruker Avance III system with microimaging and solids capability and a Bruker 7T/30 cm Biospec Avance system,

Specific research activities within the above areas will depend upon the interests and background of the successful candidate. 

Applicants must have Ph.D.-level training and experience in magnetic resonance.  A background in MR imaging or spectroscopy of brain, muscle or connective tissue is preferred, although applications are also invited from individuals with experience in other areas of biological magnetic resonance.  Strong physics, mathematics, and computer skills are an asset. The appointment will be as an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow for US citizens or as a Visiting Fellow for non-citizens. Accordingly, applicants must have fewer than five years of postdoctoral experience.These positions are guaranteed for two years with the possibility of annual renewal up to a maximum of five years, and include family health insurance coverage. This support is not dependent on grant funding.

Applicants should e-mail their CV and contact information for at least three references to:  Dr. Richard Spencer, Chief, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section, NIH/NIA, BRC Room 04B116, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Baltimore, MD  21224; Tel. 410-558-8226; e-mail: spencer@helix.nih.gov

Website: https://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lci/nmr/nmr.htm

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

 

Posted October 19, 2016

Call for applications!

Milliken & Company invites graduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, polymer science, or related PhD program to apply to the 2017 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium. The Milliken Graduate Research Symposium, organized and hosted by our global Research organization, provides a unique opportunity for students to interact with leading industrial researchers in their working environment. Students applying should plan to defend after December 2016. Based on the application, including reference letters, eight to ten graduate students will be invited to participate in the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium. All invited students participating in the two-day Graduate Research Symposium will have expenses provided (transportation, meals, and lodging) and receive an honorarium.

During the symposium, invited graduate students will:

  • Present their work in a 45-minute talk
  • Receive travel and accommodations with $1000 honorarium
  • Participate in roundtable discussions about corporate research
  • Network with industrial researchers
  • Tour labs, collaborative spaces, Innovation Gallery, and Rapid Prototype Center


The 2017 Graduate Research Symposium will take place April 12-14, 2017 at Milliken’s corporate headquarters, Roger Milliken Center, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. More details about the 2017 Graduate Research Symposium and the application process can be found on our website. The application deadline is January 31st, 2017.

Click here for printable flyer

Thank You,

2016 Milliken Graduate Research Symposium Committee
Sara Arvidson, Richard Lawson, Sudhanshu Srivastava, Eduardo Torres and Nic Treat

 

Posted October 17, 2016

Chorafas Foundation Award:

$5000 prize

Selection of a Purdue nominee will be a two-phase process. Students are invited to submit pre-proposals for the Chorafas Foundation award by Friday, February 3, 2017. A maximum of 5 finalists will be selected to submit a full nomination package. The deadline for submitting full nomination packets is March 24, 2017.

Please read the PDF file for full information.

Posted October 12, 2016

Merck Internships/Co-ops Positions for 2017

It is strongly recommended that students submit their applications before the end of October.

Formulation Science Intern:  ADM007784 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007784

Formulation Science Co-op:  RES001642 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=RES001642

Analytical Science:  ADM007746 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007746

Discovery Pharmaceutical Science:  ADM007787 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007787

Biopharmaceutics:  ADM007745 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007745

Specialty Dosage Forms:  ADM007743 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007743

Global Clinical Supplies:  ADM007783 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007783

ADM007780 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007780

Operations: ADM007821 https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=ADM007821

Additionally, attached is a flyer for the Merck Post-doc Program. Please share this with your senior graduate students who will shortly be completing their Ph.D. programs.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and let the students know that they can reach out to myself with any additional questions regarding the postings.

William Forrest, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist, PSCS-AS
Rahway, NJ 07065
Merck & Co., Inc.
william.forrest@merck.com
732-594-5315

 

Posted October 7, 2016

Annual Indiana Corn and Soy Contest – Proposals due Dec. 9

(it’s not just about farming!!)

Graduate students:

In 2014-2015, Prof. Uyeda and I were coaches for students participating in the Indiana Soybean contest.  Our team consisted of four, female, freshman engineering students from my CHM 11500 class.  They came in 4th.  The top prize that year was $ 20,000 cash and the award ceremony involved a filet mignon and lobster dinner in Indianapolis. The corn and soybean farmers of Indiana go first class!

This year, the contest seems to be aimed towards faculty, rather than student teams.  First year graduate students will be entering research groups soon and this might be an opportunity to work on a short-term project and demonstrate your ability (starting with the grant application). Synthetic chemists would have an advantage.  The grant applications that are attached are pretty straightforward. 

- Candice

  

Attached you will find announcements from the Indiana Corn Council and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, advertising their 2017 research awards.    The goals outlined in the calls are:

  • create new corn-based products  
  • create new soybean-based products
  • develop uses for high oleic oils in industrial production

While these topics may be a stretch for most in the College, if you do think you may have an idea for one of these proposals and need a  partner from agriculture, Prof. Elizabeth Taparowsky (765-494-7915, taparows@purdue.edu) has volunteered to help find potential collaborators from CoAg.

Please note that the full proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016.  Applicants may be invited to make a brief presentation and answer questions at the Indiana Corn Marketing Council/Soybean Alliance research committee meetings in early 2017. The specific date and time have not yet been determined.

 Additional questions regarding the RFP process can be directed to Robin Shelley via e-mail or at (317) 644-1317.

Robyn Shelley | Research Coordinator and Director Support

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Indiana Corn Marketing Council

Indiana Corn Growers Association

 8425 Keystone Crossing | Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46240

317-644-1317 (Direct) | 317-443-1306 (Cell) | 317-347-3626 (Fax)

rshelley@indianasoybean.com

 

Posted October 4, 2016

University of Minnesota, Morris

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

 

Posted October 3, 2016

Lecture of Organic Chemistry and NMR Instrumentation

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position. The candidate will
teach primarily organic chemistry. Teaching may include day and evening courses. Teaching assignments may also include upper level courses in the area of expertise. Candidates should have a PhD in Chemistry or closely related field and substantial experience in NMR spectroscopy, including instrument operation, maintenance, and training. In addition, the position includes regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students, participate in course and program development, and take part in student events and external outreach activities as required.

The department offers a BS, MS and PhD in both Chemistry and Environmental Science. Applicants must apply online at https://njit.jobs, and search for job posting # 0603456.
Online applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy and interests, and names of at least three references. Inquiries can be sent to belfield@njit.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To build a diverse workforce, NJIT encourages applications from
individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women.

EEO employer.

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights, Newark, NJ 07102-1982

 

Posted October 3, 2016

Please help me to spread the word about a new postdoc position in my laboratory - Separations & High Throughput Analysis Scientist at Merck & Co., Inc. in Rahway NJ.  Click here to apply (link).

Click here to find out more about the Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellows Program

Click here to see the complete listing of 23 new postdoctoral positions.

Click here to see the GoogleScholar page highlighting recent publications from the Merck Postdoctoral Research Fellows.

 

Job Description 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Separations & High Throughput Analysis-POS000218

Description

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products.  Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you.  To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Be a part of the legacy: MRL Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

The Merck Research Laboratories (MRL) Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry program for industrial postdoctoral researchers, designed to provide you with an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large pharmaceutical company, postdoctoral researchers will be positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

Position Overview: 

As a postdoctoral fellow in the Separations & High Throughput Analysis group within Process Research & Development you will work interactively with a highly collaborative team of scientists from the Analytical Separations, Mass Spectrometry, NMR, Process Research, Discovery and Informatics areas to conceive, design, and perform experiments aimed at the comparative evaluation of different technologies for improved rapid quantitation of unknown compounds at very small scale.  

 Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

 Extensive, hands-on utilization of HPLC-MS, SFC-MS instrumentation as well as alternate detectors such as CAD and CD.  

  • Modification and design of laboratory equipment
  • Use of automation and robotics platforms
  • Data interpretation, manuscript preparation, publication and presentation of results

 Qualifications

 Education Minimum Requirement: 

  • PhD in Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry or a related discipline with 3 years or less of postdoctoral experience or met all requirements of a PhD by May 2017

 Required Experience and Skills:

  • Hands-on experience with chromatography and mass spectrometry 
  • Excellent mechanical skills in the laboratory 
  • Innovative, creative, industrious and highly motivated  

 Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Thorough understanding of chromatographic and mass spectrometry theory 
  • Strong history of publication in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with QSQR modeling, electrochemistry, ICP-MS, laboratory automation or microlithography and microfluidics 

 Our employees are the key to our company’s success.  We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program.  Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.  If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

  

Posted September 27, 2016

Job Opportunites at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Corporate Strategic Research department opening up two bioscience positions

Bioinformatics, Microbiology

 

Posted September 27, 2016

REGIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Method Development Scientist

Regis Technologies, a growing and privately owned chemical company specializing in bulk pharmaceuticals, has an opening for a Method Development Scientist. Qualified candidates will have a degree in Chemistry, or equivalent, with 5+ years experience in an analytical laboratory environment and 3+ years experience in method development. Technical duties include development of new analytical methods, cGMP readiness assessments of existing methods, executing validation experiments, authoring reports, and data review. Business responsibilities include interaction with customers and team members. Required laboratory skills include strong working knowledge of HPLC, GC, titration techniques, with some troubleshooting ability, working independently, Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel, and attention to detail. Experience with ICP, Chromeleon Data Software, solid state or polymorph characterizations a plus.

Become a vital part of our dynamic organization and enjoy a competitive salary with comprehensive benefits.

Send resume to: Regis Technologies, Inc. Dr. Christine Soulje, Director of Analytical Method Development 8210 Austin Avenue Morton Grove, IL 60053 csoulje@registech.com
c.c. dweiss@registech.com
No phone calls please.

 

Posted September 27, 2016

The University of Northern Colorado will be searching for two positions in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (start Aug 2017).  Below are the short vacancy announcements for the positions. Please share this information with any interested candidates:

Assistant Professor of Chemical Education (tenure-track)

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Northern Colorado invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chemical Education, position #F99716. This 9-month appointment requires an earned doctorate in chemical education or closely related field. The successful candidate will instruct graduate courses in chemical education, undergraduate courses in general chemistry, and other chemistry/science courses based on qualifications. In addition to providing service to the department, college and university, the successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, nationally recognized and externally funded research program in chemical education research involving both undergraduate and graduate students. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://careers.unco.edu. Screening of applications begins October 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.

Associate/Full Professor of Organic Chemistry (tenure-eligible) and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The College of Natural and Health Sciences invites applications for the position of Associate / Full Professor in Organic Chemistry (tenure-eligible).  This position carries faculty responsibilities in teaching within the organic chemistry curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels, operation of a nationally recognized, externally funded research program in any field of Organic Chemistry, and service responsibilities at the department, college, university and professional levels. The successful candidate will also serve as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, with reassignment of 12-credit hours of their academic-year workload and a 1.5-month (half-time) appointment in the summer. The candidate will have documented leadership and management skills, work collaboratively with the department’s faculty and report to the Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences. As the chief academic and administrative officer for the Department, the Chair provides leadership in the development and oversight of instructional programs, research, and service commitments in the department and assumes responsibility for administration, budgetary coordination, faculty/staff hiring and evaluations, professional development, community advancement, facilitation of the acquisition of external funding, and assuring adherence to university and college policies and procedures. The full vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at: http://careers.unco.edu. Screening of applications begins October 26, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The University is an AAEO employer.

 

Posted September 21, 2016

As you plan for the holidays remember the following information from the Handbook for Graduate Students in Chemistry at Purdue University: 

*8.3      Vacations

8.3a      Students on academic year appointments are expected to start work one week before the beginning of classes.  This is true for both semesters (8/15/16) and (1/3/17) and the summer session ­(6/5/17).  Academic appointments are required to be available until final grades are submitted to the registrar.  Academic year appoint­ments receive vacation when classes are not in session.  This includes the period between terms, excepting the week before and after classes mentioned above.

8.3b    Students with fiscal year appointments receive the standard University holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.  In addition, 22 days of vacation are given per year (non‑accruable). All vacation days must be approved by the Graduate Chair for Teaching Assistants and by your research director for Research Assistants.  All vacations, including those times the University is not in session, must be requested on a University Form 33.

 

Posted September 20, 2016

Emporia State University

I am the search committee chairperson and would be happy to answer any questions.  Feel free to share that I’m beginning my fifth year as a faculty member at Emporia State University and absolutely love my job here.  I have wonderful colleagues, hard-working students, and more academic freedom than anywhere else that I’ve worked.  A new faculty in the math department recently commented that a career at ESU combined the best of both worlds for him:  a primarily undergraduate atmosphere with the opportunity to regularly teach graduate-level courses.  We’re excited to hire an enthusiastic chemist who can make connections to interdisciplinary programs, such as environmental science, forensic science, or biomedical research.  I encourage applicants to read the detailed ad online for more information. 

Position Announcement:  Emporia State University’s Department of Physical Sciences seeks qualified candidates for a tenure-track assistant professor in analytical or environmental chemistry, beginning August 2017.  A PhD in chemistry is required, and successful applicants will show potential for enthusiastic and outstanding teaching and scholarship.  Teaching responsibilities will include introductory chemistry, quantitative analysis, instrumental methods, and advanced courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.  Research with undergraduate and masters-level students is expected.  Interested applicants should see the detailed description at http://www.emporia.edu/dotAsset/00505780-1949-44fa-8e8f-598b8182b102.pdf.  To apply, send a letter of application, CV, unofficial transcripts, a statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a brief summary of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation to the chair of the search committee:  Dr. Diane Nutbrown, Emporia State University, 1 Kellogg Circle, Campus Box 4030, Emporia, KS  66801-5087 or dnutbrow@emporia.edu.  Screening will begin Oct. 7 and continue until the position is filled.  An AA/EEO institution, ESU encourages minorities and women to apply. 

Thank you!

Diane

Diane Nutbrown, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801
620-341-5992
dnutbrow@emporia.edu

 

Posted September 14, 2016

The University of Central Florida Department of Chemistry is currently undergoing faculty searches to fill four faculty positions for August 2017. Please read the letter from Dr. Cherie L Yestrebsky, Department Chair of UCF Chemistry.

 

Posted September 13, 2016

Greetings from Merck! Below you will find a list of PSCS (Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Supply) internships for Summer 2017. More detail about the internships (and 1 Co-op) can be found by going to the link below and searching the requisition number of interest. Students of all levels are encouraged to take a look and see if any of the positions are of interest.

https://www.merck.com/careers/life-at-merck/internships-and-coops.html

Pharm Sci Admin US Open Requisitions Bands

Requisition Title

Requisition #

Site Location

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Specialty Dosage Forms

ADM007743

Rahway, NJ

2017 PSCS Biopharmaceutics Intranasal Intern

ADM007745

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Analytical Science

ADM007746

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Analytical Science

ADM007753

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Analytical Science

ADM007754

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Gbl Clin Supply

ADM007780

Rahway, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Gbl Clin Supply

ADM007783

Rahway, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Formulation Sci

ADM007784

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Disc Pharm Science

ADM007787

Boston, MA

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Disc Pharm Science

ADM007788

Boston, MA

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Pharmaceutical Operations

ADM007821

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Intern-Pharmaceutical Ops & Clinical Supply

ADM007822

West Point, NJ

2017 Pharm Sci Co-op – Formulation Sci

RES001642

Kenilworth, NJ

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to myself (william.forrest@merck.com) or Sai Chamarthy (sai.chamarthy@merck.com) .

We are also in the planning phase for our Fall recruitment visit and will reach out to each of you in the coming weeks.

Best,

William

William Forrest, Ph.D.
Sr. Scientist, PSCS-AS
Rahway, NJ 07065
Merck & Co., Inc.
william.forrest@merck.com
732-594-5315
RY80T-A169 (Office)

 

Posted September 9, 2016

NMR Lab Manager

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks applicants for a NMR lab manager (staff position). The lab manager will be responsible for maintaining a new 700 MHz NMR that will arrive on campus in the Fall of 2016. A Ph.D. is required, as is some experience in running a NMR facility. It is also expected that the lab manager will have expertise in the area of chemical biology so that they can help potential users in this research area with high field NMR experimental design and implementation. There is also the possibility of teaching an occasional graduate course in NMR spectroscopy. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must first apply online at https://jobs.slu.edu. Applicants should also send a CV, transcripts, statement of their NMR research experience (in terms of applications, data interpretation, and helping to run a facility) and 3 reference letters to the attention of Prof. Scott Martin at nmrsearch@slu.edu. Saint Louis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and underrepresented minorities.

 

Posted September 8, 2016

NMR Manager Position - There is an opening NMR/EPR manager position at Utah State University. See the advertisement below. Please pass the information along to anyone who is interested. Any questions pertinent to the position can be addressed to Dr. Lisa Berreau at lisa.berreau@usu.edu 

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Utah State University is seeking a manager for the department’s magnetic resonance facility, which houses 300 and 500 MHz NMRs and a low-temperature EPR. Requirements include broad experience in NMR spectroscopy and an MS or PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field. Experience with EPR spectroscopy is preferred however training will be provided if needed. Preference will be given to candidates who have strong interests in using their expertise to make collaborative contributions in both research and teaching. The twelve-month salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application information can be found on-line at http://jobs.usu.edu  (REQ ID E1600357). Review of applications will begin on Oct. 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to the online application please attach: 1) A current Curriculum Vitae; 2) A cover letter; and 3) the names and addresses of three references (your references will be automatically sent a system email from USU asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf). You may also upload a document outlining research and teaching interests. Utah State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse team. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

Posted September 8, 2016

BASF Announcement  - Graduate Students and Postdocs - Save the Date - BASF Chemistry Symposium

 

Posted September 7, 2016

Greetings! This is an echo of my email from last week for those I haven’t gotten a chance to talk with yet.

My name is Cliff Frieler and I have been a recruiter for Northrop Grumman for a decade now, but just recently got the opportunity to come to Purdue. The small program I interview for is called the "Future Technical Leaders" or FTL program. It is a three year rotational program for top MS and PhD new-hires from a select group of universities who are interested in seeing the range of product lines, business areas and customer groups a large company like Northrop Grumman engages. In October, we will invite roughly 50 candidates from across the country to an interview week in San Diego, and I would like to make sure that the best from Purdue are included.

We are interested in students in any of the physical sciences, math or engineering disciplines, as FTL program participants are involved in projects throughout the company. In addition to CyberSecurity work for several customers, we have projects that would interest students in BioInformatics, many projects in large data analytics and a research group pursuing Neuromorphic computing in SoCal. And, of course, there are the better known business areas, such as satellite sensing systems, UAVs, Army vehicles and Naval network and communications, and a very large manned aircraft program we won last year, which employ the gamut of science and engineering practices.

Notwithstanding this broad range of directly applicable skills, the FTL program is a strategic hiring program and we hire the intellect, not the specific skill set.  We are looking for sharp, inquisitive minds with a deep technical background, ready to broaden themselves and their perspective, particularly those with demonstrated leadership capability.

More information can be found at -  http://www.northropgrumman.com/Careers/ftl/Program Flyer 
There are a few requirements to be considered;

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • MS or PhD graduating by June 2017.
  • 3.5/4.0 GPA, both UG and Grad.

Although I presented the Info Session last Thursday, I would still invite qualified candidates to contact me directly, and I would be happy to explain the program and answer questions. Please send an electronic resume or CV to the email address below. I am on campus for the remainder of the week, and a rapid response might mean we could get together for an interview immediately. In any case, applications to the program require letters of reference be submitted in September, so if you are interested contact me ASAP for details and forms.
 
Best of Luck in the remainder of your academic career, and in your Career Search!

Dr. Cliff Frieler
Systems Engineer, Staff Scientist
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Integrated Air & Missile Defense Division
Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program Division Representative
Purdue University FTL Recruiter
(248) 739-6668  cell

Email: cliff.frieler@ngc.com

 

Posted September 6, 2016

Centre College invites applications for two tenure track assistant professors—one in Analytical Chemistry and one in Physical Chemistry—beginning August 2017.  Centre College has a strong tradition of excellence in the sciences; the chemistry program is ACS approved. The chemistry program has a history of supporting the biochemistry and molecular biology program, environmental studies program, study abroad and the general education curriculum at Centre.  The program encourages applications from candidates who have experience in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

For both positions, teaching responsibilities will include lecture and laboratory instruction for introductory courses and advanced courses within the respective sub-discipline and opportunities to develop an advanced elective and/or contribute to the College’s first-year studies program.  Research with undergraduates is expected and supported.  A Ph.D. is required; candidate must have completed the requirements for the degree by the time of the appointment.

Please use the links below to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, copies of your undergraduate and graduate transcripts (photocopies are acceptable), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a short description of your research interests.  The teaching philosophy offers a free-form opportunity to convey your interests, motivations, plans and desires for teaching at Centre College.

1st Position:  Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Analytical Chemistry beginning August 2017.  To apply for the Analytical Chemistry position, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/36405.

2nd Position: Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Physical Chemistry beginning August 2017.  To apply for the Physical Chemistry position, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/36406.

Centre College, a highly selective liberal arts college of about 1,400 students, has one of the nation’s premier study abroad programs and is ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News & World Report. Classes are small and academic standards are high.  Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success, with entrance to top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships for further study abroad, and rewarding jobs.  Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences.  Please view the Statement of Community.The College is located in Danville, Kentucky, a town of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life. It is within easy driving distance of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity.    For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu.

Review of applications will begin September 23, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.  

Please feel free to contact me at jeff.fieberg@centre.edu or 859-238-5875 if you have any questions.

Jeffrey E. Fieberg, Ph.D.

Chair, Chemistry Program
Associate Professor of Chemistry
 600 West Walnut Street
Danville, Kentucky 40422
859.238.5875

 

Posted September 6, 2016

Owen Corning Job Opportunities for Graduate Students

We are recruiting master’s and PhD students for both internships and full-time positions in our Science and Technology Development Program (descriptions attached), of which I am currently a member. The program offers two, 18 month opportunities in our Science and Technology organization performing cutting-edge research and development for a Fortune 500 company. See descriptions below.

Science and Technology Development Program

Science & Technology Intern

Posted September 6, 2016

This flyer advertises the Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition which encourages students to develop new and innovative uses for soybeans.  The competition is sponsored by Indiana Soybean Alliance and the top prize is $20,000 with the 2nd place team earning $10,000 and new this year the third place team will be awarded $5,000!  A great opportunity for all students from all majors and a great resume enhancer.

Soybean Competition Flyer

If you would like additional information visit the web page at - https://engineering.purdue.edu/ABE/academics/competitions/index_html.

 

Posted August 30, 2016

Greetings!

My name is Cliff Frieler and I have been a recruiter for Northrop Grumman for a decade now. I have done this at a small engineering school near my home, but just recently got the opportunity to come to Purdue. The small program I interview for is called the "Future Technical Leaders" or FTL program. It is a three year rotational program for top MS and PhD new-hires from a select group of universities who are interested in seeing the range of product lines, business areas and customer groups a large company like Northrop Grumman engages. In October, we will invite roughly 50 candidates from across the country to an interview week in San Diego, and I would like to make sure that the best from Purdue are included.

We are interested in students in any of the physical sciences, math or engineering disciplines, as FTL program participants are involved in projects throughout the company. In addition to CyberSecurity work for several customers, we have projects that would interest students in BioInformatics, many projects in large data analytics and a research group pursuing Neuromorphic computing in SoCal. And, of course, there are the better known business areas, such as satellite sensing systems, UAVs, Army vehicles and Naval network and communications, and a very large manned aircraft program we won last year, which employ the gamut of science and engineering practices.

Notwithstanding this broad range of directly applicable skills, the FTL program is a strategic hiring program and we hire the intellect, not the specific skill set.  We are looking for sharp, inquisitive minds with a deep technical background, ready to broaden themselves and their perspective, particularly those with demonstrated leadership capability.

More information can be found at -  http://www.northropgrumman.com/Careers/ftl/

Program Flyer 

Program Info Session Flyer

There are a few requirements to be considered;

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • MS or PhD graduating by June 2017.
  • 3.5/4.0 GPA, both UG and Grad.

Students meeting these criteria and wanting to learn more are encouraged to attend the Info Session, and bring a resume. Qualified candidates are welcome to contact me directly, so feel free to send an electronic resume or CV to the email address below. Applications to the program will require letters of reference be submitted in September, so if you are interested contact me ASAP for details and forms.

Hope to see you at the Info Sessions!

Dr. Cliff Frieler

Systems Engineer, Staff Scientist

Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Integrated Air & Missile Defense Division

Future Technical Leaders (FTL) Program Division Representative

University of Michigan FTL Recruiter

(248) 739-6668  cell

Email: cliff.frieler@ngc.com

 

Posted August 29, 2016

The Department of Chemistry at Southeast Missouri State University is currently seeking to hire an analytical chemist with a Ph.D. degree to fill an open faculty line. The position is available August 1, 2017. Primary responsibilities include (1) teaching analytical chemistry, general chemistry and other courses as needed, (2) establishing a productive research program to support our undergraduate and graduate degree programs, (3) supporting the committee structure of both the department and university, and (4) helping maintain the analytical instrumentation in the department. The full position description and information about where to apply may be found on our “Faculty Employment Opportunities” web page at:  http://agency.governmentjobs.com/semoedu/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1. The position is also being advertised in an upcoming edition of Chemical and Engineering News as well as the Chronicle of Higher Education.

If you know of any qualified Ph.D. candidates who will be completing their degrees in analytical chemistry by June 2017, please let them know about our opening and encourage them to apply.

Posted August 29, 2016

Because of the College of Science's close connection with Carolyn Snyder (Scholar Chair for the PEO Chapters in Indiana), we will again have the opportunity to identify a female graduate student (or students) who will be considered by the local chapters of the PEO for a national PEO Scholar Award.  These awards are large ($15,000) and are not strictly “scholarships”, meaning that the awardees can use the money for any activity that would enhance their ability to succeed in their field.

There are criteria for nomination/selection (some are highlighted below).  Full information about the award can be found on the PEO website (http://www.peointernational.org/psa-eligibility-requirements)

  • a citizen of the United States or Canada
  • ust be within two years of completing the doctoral level degree and she must have one, full, academic year of work remaining at the time the award payment is made (August 1, 2017).
  • must be enrolled full time in her program

If a woman in your program is eligible and decides she wants to pursue this opportunity, she should contact me no later than September 9, 2016.  I will discuss the nomination further with her and get the application process going.

Elizabeth J. Taparowsky
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor of Biological Sciences
Mathematical Sciences Building
150 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2067
(765) 494-7915   Fax: (765) 494-1736

taparows@purdue.edu

 

Posted August 24, 2016

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.

Major responsibilities: Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity.  Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.
 
Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to: 

Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson
at chemoffice2@bsu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu/chemistry

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs.
 
Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all.  

The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay.

EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

 

Posted August 8, 2016

Agilent has an immediate opening for an individual with a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with specific training in separation science.  See job posting here. This group has a special interest in candidates with strong LC/MS skills in macromolecules.  

Please pass this information to someone who might be interested.   Besides online application, an applicant can contact Limian Zhao (limian_zhao8@agilent.com), who is happy to serve as an internal reference for the candidate. 

 

Posted August 5, 2016

To:  Students who intend to job interview in 2016-17

All students who are seeking to interview for jobs during the coming year need to register with the Center for Career Opportunities (CCO).  Most employers use this database to review resumes and schedule on campus interviews.  All interviewing students must register in order to be included in resume searches this year. If you plan to job interview this year make sure to register yourself at https://www.cco.purdue.edu/student/CCOExpress.shtml

It is important that you register with CCO as soon as possible.  You can upload your resume and keep your resume current through this process.  Please make sure that you select the option that allows your resume to be included in the on-line resume book.  Our on-line resume-booklet will be made available to prospective employers via a secure sign-on.

Please register by August 15! We have companies that will be looking at the on-line resume book as early as August 17.  If you previously registered, please make sure your information is up-to-date.  If you have any questions, contact Betty Hatfield in the Main Office.

Posted August 5, 2016

On behalf of Merck Chemistry, I would like announce several openings across our global chemistry organization for Ph.D. level scientists.  We currently have several openings for discovery (medicinal), process, peptide, and computational Ph.D./post doc level chemists.  In addition, we also have several openings for chemists within our chemical biology group.  The positions for medicinal chemistry are located at either our Pennsylvania (West Point), Boston, or South San Francisco (opening 2017) site, the process chemistry positions are located in Rahway, NJ, the peptide chemistry positions are located in Kenilworth, NJ, the computational positions are in either West Point or Boston, and chemical biology openings are in Kenilworth or Boston – the job description/requirements are below.  For anyone interested in applying, please send your resumes and research summary to me (michael_rudd@merck.com) by email.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks in advance,

Michael Rudd, Ph.D. 

Merck Research Laboratories 
770 Sumneytown Pike
WP14-2
West Point, PA 19486
Email: michael_rudd@merck.com

Discovery Chemistry Job Description

Role responsibilities:

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Departments located at our Boston, MA, San Francisco, CA and West Point, PA sites.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses and apply the best chemistry and techniques to enable clear decision making.  Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in chemistry with 0-5 years of industry experience and with expertise in methodology/catalysis, total synthesis, chemical biology, or physical organic chemistry is required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Significant experience in synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS, and NMR
  • Experience in therapeutic design and interpretation of biological data
  • Ability to mine scientific literature and databases
  • Ability to train team members in aspects of synthesis
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills in a team environment

Process Chemistry (Senior Scientist) Job Description

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Process Chemistry Department located at our Rahway, NJ site.  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.

Peptide Job Description

Merck, a global healthcare leader, has immediate openings for exceptional peptide or macrocycle chemists to join our Discovery Chemistry Modalities team located in Kenilworth, NJ. Successful candidates will join a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team dedicated to the discovery of innovative, next-generation therapeutics. We are hiring for the following positions:

R3 – Senior Scientist

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of peptide or macrocycle drug candidates in target validation, hit-to-lead and lead optimization projects. In this role, the incumbent will engage in synthetic and medicinal chemistry problem solving and work with team members to drive progress. He/She will collaborate across disciplines to analyze diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Furthermore, the incumbent will have collaborative engagement with the external scientific community. As a Senior Scientist, the candidate will have collaborative engagement with the external scientific community and make direct contributions to Merck’s external reputation., The successful candidate must also have excellent interpersonal, cross functional collaboration and communication skills.

CC Job Description

The Structural Chemistry group is seeking a creative, self-motivated individual with exceptional interpersonal and problem-solving skills to join our scientific team in Boston, MA.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the design and optimization of novel drug candidates using advanced computational techniques. In addition to participating in Merck’s medicinal chemistry programs, the applicant would be expected to continue research in new areas of molecular modeling relevant to the drug discovery and development process.

Candidates for this entry-level position must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics or similar science and with a computational emphasis and 4 years or less of relevant experience. Strong communication skills, along with the ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams are essential. Evidence of creative application of computational approaches to problems of biological or chemical interest is necessary.

Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement: PhD in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or equivalent with a computational emphasis

Required Experience and Skills:

  • 4 years or less of relevant experience in computational chemistry in a drug discovery context
  • Strong communication skills
  • Evidence of creative application of computational approaches to problems of pharmaceutical interest

Chemical Biology Job Description

Role responsibilities:

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Chemical Biology group.    The successful candidate will work in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment and will make contributions towards the discovery and validation of new targets.  In addition, she/he will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in chemistry with 0-5 years of industry experience and with expertise in chemical biology, synthesis methodology/catalysis, total synthesis, or physical organic chemistry is required.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Significant experience in synthesis, purification and analytical characterization including HPLC, MS, and NMR
  • Ability to mine scientific literature and databases
  • Ability to train team members in aspects of synthesis
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills in a team environment

Posted July 26, 2016

Sandia National Laboratories seeking applicants for:

President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

Truman Fellowship

 

Posted July 26, 2016

Postdoctoral Associate

Project: Antimicrobial and remineralizing composites for class V restorations

A postdoctoral associate position is available immediately at the Volpe Research Center (VRC), a research unit of the American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF), located on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg Maryland. The associate will work on the recently awarded project by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The goal of the research is to develop new, improved dental composites for Class V restorations by combining the remineralizing activity of the bioactive calcium phosphate filler and the antimicrobial potential of the polymer matrix. The associate will work closely with a team of scientists including a chemist, cell biologist/immunologist, dentist/epigeneticist and dentist/geneticist.

Minimum Requirements:  PhD in material science, polymer chemistry, analytical chemistry, molecular biology/microbiologybiochemistry or related field, knowledge of methods/assays for analytical chemistry, experience in polymer synthesis/characterization.

Desired Additional Skills: Familiarity with wet chemistry/solution synthesis, hand-on experience with structural/chemical identification techniques, basic understanding of bio-assays, familiarity with bio-imaging, experience with oral biofilms would be a plus.

Application Process: Send Resume to: Dr. Drago Skrtic, Director - Research

Email: drago.skrtic@nist.gov

Fax number: (301) 963 9143

Telephone: (301) 975 3541

Deadline: Until filled

NOTE: The applicants will have to complete security review due to the VRC’s location on the US government campus. For these positions, the VRC will not sponsor a visa for international researchers.  As an annual salary, we are anticipating to offer 60K.

 

Posted June 20, 2016

Promerus LLC (www.promerus.com) is searching for a dynamic individual with demonstrated expertise in small molecule and polymer characterization using NMR spectroscopy.  Additional details of the job requirements are below. 

Responsibilities:

The NMR Analytical Scientist will be part of an analytical group of 5 scientists that that supports polymer R&D and also has QC responsibility.  Responsibilities will include conducting routine analyses, interpreting and reporting results, maintaining instrumentation, documenting procedures, validating test methods, developing new analytical methods, and advising others on test method capabilities.    Materials characterized will include monomers, catalysts, additives, and polymers.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in Chemistry or Polymer Science
  • 3 or more years of experience with NMR spectroscopy, hands-on industry experience preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise in both small molecule and polymer characterization
  • Expertise in structure elucidation, experience with stereochemistry and polymer microstructural analysis preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise with modern NMR  techniques, software management, and instrument maintenance
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing analytical instruments through hardware and software modifications
  • Strong knowledge of chemical properties, hazards and safe handling practices
  • Experience solving material problems requiring integration of multiple analytical results
  • Demonstrated experience in validating analytical test methods
  • Broad knowledge of statistical methods and their successful application

General Skills and Physical Requirements:

  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and keen observation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain thorough, accurate records
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Action-oriented
  • Manual dexterity required to use syringes and sophisticated glassware to operate and maintain instruments
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds up to 4 times per day, and stand up to 2 consecutive hours

Company Profile:

Promerus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Bakelite, is involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a propriety class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.

Benefits:

We offer a wide range of competitive benefits including:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance and disability plans available on the date of hire
  • Vacation and Holiday pay available on the date of hire
  • Competitive wages
  • 401 (K) & Profit Sharing Plan
  • A great work environment

Contact Information: Please e-mail all resumes to:  info@promerus.com. Include Job Code in the subject: 06152016LL

 

Posted June 9, 2016

Cornell College is conducting a national search for a The Anderson Natural Science Lecturer, a semester-long sabbatical replacement position in its ACS-accredited Department of Chemistry for the spring of 2017.  The successful candidate will teach two sections of Chemical Principles I (CHE 121, the introductory course for science majors) and team-teach the organic lab course (CHE 327).  The maximum enrollment in each class is 25 students.  As the Anderson Natural Science Lecturer, the candidate will give a public presentation and engage in outreach and/or research activities with students during a month-long non-teaching block.

Prospective candidates are invited to apply at employment@cornellcollege.edu or to be in touch with me regarding questions they have about this appointment and Cornell College.

Cynthia Strong
Professor of Chemistry
Department Chair
Cornell College
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1098
319-895-4000

www.chemistry.wustl.edu

 

Posted May 27, 2016

TANTAMA LAB 

Postdoctoral Position Available in Protein Engineering Optical Tools for Live-Cell Imaging

A postdoctoral position in protein engineering to develop novel genetically-encoded optical sensors or non-channel optogenetic actuators is currently available in the Tantama Lab at Purdue University (www.chem.purdue.edu/tantama). Our research group develops optical tools to study cellular stress and signaling in neurodegeneration using live-cell microscopy. The ideal candidate will have a track record of experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, protein biochemistry, or live-cell fluorescence microscopy. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in experimental and computational protein science, but all highly-qualified candidates will be considered. Please send a single PDF containing a cover letter, full CV, and contact information for three references to mtantama@purdue.edu.  In the cover letter, briefly describe your previous training with a focus on how it is relevant to protein engineering and live-cell optical microscopy.  Also, discuss how your personal research goals align with those of the Tantama Lab, and comment on the additional training you hope to gain through this experience. We are committed to excellence through diversity and encourage all highly-qualified individuals to apply.

Research Technician Position Available

A research technician position is available in the Tantama Lab at Purdue University (www.chem.purdue.edu/tantama). Our research group develops optical tools to study cellular stress and signaling in neurodegeneration using live-cell microscopy. Duties include but are not limited to assisting with rodent colony maintenance, cell culture, molecular biology, protein biochemistry, spectroscopy, and microscopy. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least one of these areas and a Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree. Please send a single PDF containing a cover letter, full CV, and contact information for three references to mtantama@purdue.edu. We are committed to excellence through diversity and encourage all highly-qualified individuals to apply.

Posted May 27, 2016

ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY - Postdoctoral Appointee

For interested students, please submit your resume through the following site.

http://www.anl.gov/careers/apply-job/postdoctoral-applicants

and The Requisition Number is 401078. 

 

Posted May 23, 2016

Univeristy of Minnesota, Morris - Full-Time, One-Year, Possible Renewable Position in Chemistry

 

Posted May 16, 2016

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST-PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT (Small Molecule) 

JOB SUMMARY: We require an experienced physical organic chemist with broad knowledge of and significant hands on experience with small molecule analytical technology including chromatographic and physical characterization methods.  This individual will plan and execute experiments in physicochemical analysis and structural characterization.

 DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Evaluate physicochemical properties of small molecules relevant to drug development and subsequently communicate the interpretation and implication of results to clients.
  • Develop analytical methods and characterize product variants
  • Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents
  • Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area of drug substance characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate.
  • Design experiments to develop pre-clinical and clinical formulations of drug candidates to support drug discovery and development.
  • Design experiments to determine the stability in prototype clinical formulations, to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations with acceptable shelf-life.
  • Perform laboratory experiments related to the above.
  • Create presentations for outside scientific meetings and conferences to showcase Wolfe Laboratories’ scientific leadership in the field of small molecule analysis and characterization.
  • Interface with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements
  • Develop compelling approaches and solutions to address client needs
  • Write persuasive proposals for the projects
  • Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress
  • Write and review interim and final reports.

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST- PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT (Protein)

JOB SUMMARY: We require a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to work on protein stability & aggregation as it relates to therapeutic protein development. The current postdoctoral project is designed to understand the fundamental mechanism/s of protein instability, sub-visible particulate formation and aggregation using variety of chromatographic, biophysical and biochemical tools.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biomolecular engineering, Organic Chemistry, Chemical engineering or closely related disciplines
  • In depth experience in the area of protein biophysics involving structure-folding-stability relationships. This includes purification, stability, kinetics and thermodynamics of folding of monomeric proteins, particularly as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of new drugs
  • Hands-on experience with chromatographic method development as well as techniques used for biophysical characterization of biopharmaceutical products such as calorimetry, spectroscopy, higher order structure analysis, protein mass spectroscopy, CE, HPLC, ELISA, and carbohydrate analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of Organic Chemistry principles
  • A demonstrated drive to apply technical knowledge to developing drug formulations
  • Established track record of significant contributions as an individual technical expert
  • Outstanding written and oral communication  skills as well as polished and persuasive client presentation skills

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE BACKGROUND:

  • Good understanding of excipient and ligand interaction with proteins
  • Evaluation of thermodynamic and kinetic models
  • Experience in creating and delivering trainings

WHERE THIS JOB COULD LEAD:

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

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

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter and unofficial transcripts to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com 

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. (WLI), located in Woburn, MA, is a premier contract research organization that provides integrated early drug development solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.  Wolfe Laboratories is an essential element of the drug development ecosystem, recognized by global and virtual biopharmaceutical companies as a science-driven organization whose mission is to provide outstanding discovery and development services tailored to its clients’ needs for rational formulation development.  Wolfe Laboratories integrates the critical path components of early development to ensure that programs advance while meeting rigorous scientific demands with flexibility to address dynamic challenges and aggressive timelines.  Wolfe Laboratories’ vision is to improve human health, and we continue to strive towards that goal by embracing our core values of integrity, excellence and teamwork. The company has a high percentage of repeat clients, which is a testament to its long-term commitment of continual investment in its capabilities to meet biopharma’s growing demand for high quality, integrated early development services.

For more information visit us at: www.wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

 

Posted May 13, 2016

Postdoctoral awards are available through the Fulbright Scholar Program.  

Any former students who completed their doctoral degree in the last five years or students who will complete their degree requirements by February 1, 2017 are eligible.

Dedicated postdoctoral awards (https://catalog.cies.org/searchResults.aspx?ca=7) are available in 13 countries, allowing postdoctoral scholars to obtain important international experience, build important networks, and gain critical research experience. Award benefits, duration and themes vary, prospective applicants are encouraged to read the award desscriptions carefully. In addition to the postdoctoral awards, many awards are designed in an open, broad manner and accept applications from early career individuals.

CIES will be hosting a webinar (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7225045212112200195) on May 19, at 2 pm EDT, to discuss some of the opportunities available to postdoctoral and early career candidates. Prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the webinar, and review eligibility criteria (http://www.cies.org/program/postdoc) - U.S. citizenship is required at the time of application.

 

Posted May 13, 2016

Giland, Research Scientist - Analytical Core Team  

 

Posted May 10, 2016

Gallo Winery is looking for a full-time chemist with experience in physical properties of fluids, esp. particle size analysis and rheometry.

The position in R&D with someone that has a liquid physical property/food chemistry background. M.S degree preferred or B.S degree with industrial experience. It’s a second level entry position.  

This person has to be familiar with at least HPLC (light scattering) and a couple of physical property analytical instruments such as rheometer and particle size analyzer.

If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please contact Dr. Hui Chong at Huihui.Chong@ejgallo.com.

 

Posted May 10, 2016

Recent Ph. D graduates that are within 5 years of graduation and have scientific interests in solids NMR and materials science are encouraged to apply for a National Research Council (NRC) postdoctoral fellow to work in the solids NMR laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The solids NMR laboratory is in the Materials Science and Engineering Division (Gaithersburg, MD) and two primary research fronts are:

(1) Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for Structural Characterization of Next-Generation Organic Electronics Thin Films

(2) Solid-State NMR for Molecular Transport and Polymer Segmental Dynamics in Water/Ion Swollen Polymer Membranes

Founded in 1901, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories with sites in Gaithersburg, MD (Washington D.C. suburbs); Boulder, CO; and Charleston, SC. Research at NIST specializes in standards and measurement development across a broad range of disciplines with the specific mission to “promote U. S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”

The current NRC postdoctoral fellowship stipend is $67,588 with a $3,000 annual travel allotment.

There are two NRC postdoctoral fellowship deadlines annually, February 1st and August 1st

Awardees must hold a U. S. citizenship, and have held in Ph.D. less than five years at time of application.

More information can be obtained at: http://www.nist.gov/iaao/postdoc.cfm or by contacting me directly at ryann@nist.gov or 301-975-6766.

Ryan Nieuwendaal
Physical chemist / Solid-state NMR spectroscopist
Functional Polymers Group
Materials Science and Engineering Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD  20899
http://www.nist.gov/mml/msed/functional_polymer/ryannieuwendaal.cfm
email: ryann@nist.gov
phone: 301-975-6766

 

Posted April 27, 2016

Masonite

Masonite is the world’s leading manufacturer of doors and door systems.

Masonite is offering a talented graduate student a unique opportunity to be part of a highly visible team at the Masonite Innovation Center in West Chicago, where innovation is at the heart of what we do. This is where we develop new products and technologies for beautiful, high-performance doors. During a 10-12 week period this summer, the student will work in R&D at the Masonite Innovation Center. The intern will be responsible for supporting scientists with a R&D project to evaluate polymeric binder interactions with specialized wood fibers, and effect on wood fiber composite properties. The intern will report to Research Fellow and Director of R&D.

What will you do?

  • Screen and evaluate resin binder interactions with specialized wood fibers and their effect on wood fiber composite properties using analytical techniques.    
  • Participate in analytical sample and scale up lab composite sample making and testing evaluations.
  • Provide graduate level expertise in analytical chemistry and testing, and analysis of various materials involved for this project.
  • Work with a group of scientists from different fields. Work with external sources as needed for supporting the project development, i.e. vendors for chemicals, other materials, instrument and composite manufacturers.
  • Work with a group of scientists from different fields. Work with external sources as needed for supporting the project development, i.e. vendors for chemicals, other materials, instrument and composite manufacturers.

Education desired:

B.S. and Graduate program in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Chemistry or equivalent field

Preferred experience:

  • Prior intern experience
  • Lab experience with polymers/binders and fiber composite materials
  • Skills in instrument and analytical techniques, e.g. Spectroscopy (FTIR, UV), Thermal analysis (TGA, DSC), DMA, Rheometer, Microscopy/SEM
  • Experience in wood or natural fiber evaluations a plus
  • Ability to interact with other functional groups and polymer suppliers
  • Experimental design and statistical data analysis

Competencies:

  • In-depth use of scientific method on solving complex technical challenges
  • Knowledge in technology development in chemical engineering, polymer science and application, and analytical chemistry
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to drive for innovation and results
  • Ability to meet project timeline
  • Ability to collaborate and work in team environment

Additional comments:

Able to commute to and from lab in West Chicago, IL

Work authorization required

There could hardly be a more exciting point in time to make that connection with us.

Our Vision

To be the best provider of building products in the eyes of our customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, and communities.

Visit us at: http://www.masonite.com/masonite_careers.php

Videos:

About Masonite- Masonite Blueprint: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az-7LNDLFlA

Our Values video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLFQ2YqSYAc

Masonite Innovation Center in West Chicago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9rlPRLbRS4

 

If interested in this opportunity, please email Patty Broadbent at pbroadbent@masonite.com with a resume attachment for consideration. 

 

Posted April 26, 2016

SSCI, a division of Albany Molecular Research Inc.

Position Description

JOB TITLE: Scientist/Senior Scientist

Status: Exempt

Department: Analytical Development

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs independent hands-on experimental work utilizing mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography and other analytical techniques.
  • Develops, validates and writes analytical methods and operating procedures according to specific sample or testing requirements.
  • Provides project oversight, client interaction and scientific input.
  • Performs data analysis and interpretation, including structural elucidation and identification of unknowns.
  • Conducts scheduled preventive maintenance and qualification of equipment (i.e., MS, HPLC, etc.) and software.
  • Maintains appropriate documentation (records and lab notebooks) as required by SOPs.
  • Complies with all cGMP and safety requirements, operating procedures and company policies and procedures.
  • Participates in troubleshooting of analytical test methods and laboratory instruments.
  • Complies with good housekeeping and safety practices.
  • Prepares concise and well-written scientific reports.
  • Laboratory experience: High-resolution MS, LC-MS(/MSn), (U)HPLC and related techniques.
  • Commitment to teamwork for solving problems and serving clients.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Doctorate, Master’s, or Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant experience in Chemistry, Physics, or Biology.
  • Extensive mass spectrometric experience (both theory and practice).
  • Large molecule experience (peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, DNA/RNA, antibodies, etc.) is a plus.
  • Analytical and chromatographic background in method development and validation.
  • Work experience in a pharmaceutical environment is desirable, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge of current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP).
  • Critical thinking and problem solving capabilities.
  • Experience with experimental design, troubleshooting experiments, and interpretation of data.
  • Excellent communication skills are required for interacting with colleagues and clients.
  • High level of independence and the ability to handle multiple simultaneous projects.

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

For more than 22 years, Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) has provided integrated drug discovery, development and manufacturing services – all while adapting to the rapidly changing needs of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.  SSCI now part of AMRI, performs cGMP contract research and analytical services in the specific field of solid state chemistry and crystallization.

The company provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, citizenship or any other characteristic protected by law. To ensure that employment decisions are consistent with equal employment opportunities, AMRI imposes only job-related requirements for these opportunities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources Department.

If you would enjoy working for a company devoted to delivering better outcomes for the pharma industry, and if you are looking to join a global team of dedicated professionals, please search our open positions and apply online today at www.amriglobal.com and click on the careers link!

 

Posted April 25, 2016

The Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery at Northwestern University is looking for talented candidates for Postdoctoral Fellowships in Medicinal Chemistry and staff Medicinal Chemist positions (descriptions attached). Please share these exciting opportunities with those in your program who might be interested.

For additional information about the center, interested candidates can visit our webpage here: www.cmidd.northwestern.edu. To apply, applicants should submit their current CV to drugdiscovery@northwestern.edu.

ATTACHMENTS

Northwestern_University_MedChem_Fellow_Feb2016

Northwestern_University_Medicinal_Chemist_Feb2016

 

Posted April 25, 2016

ACS Postdoc to Faculty Workshop and introducing ChemIDP

 

Posted April 25, 2016

Post-doctoral Training Program at UT-Austin

NIH-Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Program

The purpose of the IRACDA program is to develop a diverse group of highly trained biomedical and behavioral scientists to address the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. The program promotes consortia between research-intensive institutions (RII) and partner institutions that have a historical mission and a demonstrated commitment to providing training, encouragement and assistance to students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation. The IRACDA program combines a traditional mentored postdoctoral research experience with an opportunity to develop academic skills, including teaching, through workshops and mentored teaching assignments at a partner institution. The program is expected to facilitate the progress of postdoctoral candidates toward research and teaching careers in academia. Other goals are to provide a resource to motivate the next generation of scientists at partner institutions and to promote linkages between RIIs and partner institutions that can lead to further collaborations in research and teaching. All IRACDA programs have a strong research base and the mentored research experience must fall within the scope of the NIGMS mission.

Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators (CORE) at UT-Austin

The NIH-IRACDA program “Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators” (CORE) builds on emerging research strengths of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and academic excellence at UT-Austin and two minority-serving undergraduate partner institutions, including St Edward’s University and Southwestern University. This program will train the next generation of future scientific leaders to pursue academic careers in biomedical science and also foster changes in science education by implementing a new paradigm for research-centric learning at the undergraduate level. The educational component is modeled on an innovative program established at UT-Austin termed the Freshman Research Initiative that couples intensive training and research-focused mentoring of freshmen with integrated transition into thematic research streams. The four major cornerstones of our program include: i) post-doctoral participation in NIH-supported research projects at UT-Austin, ii) development of collaborative research opportunities between UT- Austin and two local undergraduate institutions, iii) training of the post-doctoral fellows as research-educators, and iv) translation of research-oriented training at the freshmen level to the partner undergraduate institutions. A lasting impact of our program is the dynamic merging of post-doctoral and undergraduate research with the hypothesis that cultivating research-intensive education at the undergraduate level will enhance recruitment and retention of under-represented students in science. Three to five postdoctoral fellows will be recruited each year, with each postdoctoral term spanning two to three years. The CORE program will provide other professional development activities that include a CORE boot camp, a Journey to Academia workshop, a grantsmanship workshop, training in the responsible conduct of research, development of lab-specific safety practices, a spring symposium to facilitate networking opportunities, an internal grant competition for the postdoctoral fellows to gain support for their own undergraduate research projects, a lecture videotaping session, and a series on lab management. A target of 50% minority participation, as well as 50% female participation, has been established for the proposed CORE program and qualified applicants are those who have completed a doctorate in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related field and express a strong interest in academic careers.

Contact: Dr. Jenny Brodbelt (PI), jbrodbelt@cm.utexas.edu 

https://sites.cns.utexas.edu/core

 

Posted April 19, 2016

ORISE Internship - Paid - Cincinnati, OH

Please distribute this paid internship announcement to the students in your department https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2112.

We hope to have two fellows start anytime between June 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Therefore, please encourage all to apply now even if they do not graduate until December.

Overview

An applied research project, which is administered by the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), is available at the Technical Support Center (TSC) of the Office of Water, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will gain experience and educational benefits from this project looking for emerging contaminants in drinking water.

 

Posted April 18, 2016

Time Sensitive:  GK-12 Program Callout for Fall Semester: 

GK-12 is an exciting program organized through the Graduate School that gives Master’s, Ph.D., and Post-doctoral students a mentored, in-depth opportunity to share their research with K-12 students and teachers in a local middle school.  This provides graduate and Post-doctoral students with enhanced skills and experience in outreach, teaching and communication of their research.  Past participants have found that it makes them more competitive for jobs and significantly improves their ability to communicate their research.

After an initial training session, participants in the GK-12 program will learn from and assist teachers in a local middle school for approximately one day a week for 10 weeks, and by the end of the semester they will develop and teach a lesson that brings their interests and research into a middle school classroom.  This is an extension of a very successful externally-funded program that ran for several years, and has now been successfully transitioned to a graduate school program.  While this program does not provide funding directly to the student or post doc, some modest funding is available for expenses associated with materials for in-class activities.  Students may elect to register for 2 credit hours for their involvement, and the program is open to all Master’s, Ph.D., and Post-Doc students at Purdue (any and all disciplines).  

For more information or to join the program, please contact the program coordinator (Christopher Roemmele; croemmel@purdue.edu) or check out the information below that outlines the program for this coming semester.  


PFF/PFP GK-12 Program

Teachers and Graduate Students Working
Together to Enhance Education

Purdue University
Graduate School

Interested?

If you are interested in learning more about this program or have additional questions, please 
email Christopher Roemmele (croemmel@purdue.edu) for more information.

NEXT STEP

If you would like to participate in this volunteer program all you need to do is send your CV and a one page, mini biography of yourself, including why you want to be a part of this program, and a simple explanation of your research to Christopher Roemmele at croemmel@purdue.edu. This information will be used to match you with a middle school teacher for the Fall 2016 semester.

IMPACT OF THE GK-12 PROGRAM:

Teacher: “I am certainly not the same teacher that I was before this experience… (this has) changed the way that I approach the education of my students”

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

Participating Middle School:

Tecumseh Jr. High School 2101 S. 18th St.
Lafayette, IN 47905

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Open to graduate students in any department at Purdue *
  • Graduate students volunteer to serve as “visiting scholars” in local middle school classrooms
  • Teachers and graduate students work together to integrate research and new approaches into classrooms
  • Graduate students observe the classroom first, then gradually assist teachers – working up to teaching a lesson as the primary teacher

PROGRAM GOALS

  1. Provide training, mentoring, and experiences for graduate students to develop their abilities as potential future faculty and professionals
  2. Enhance quality of education in middle schools
  3. Provide professional opportunities and content support for middle school teachers
  4. Foster partnerships between the university and local schools

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend training and check in meetings
  • Commit to being in the classroom for 1 day per week (roughly 7+ hours)
    • Can split up the time; schedule is up to you
    • Initially assist with lessons led by the teacher, later develop your own lesson plan
  • Submit a short weekly reflective journal on your experiences in the classroom
  • Create an inquiry-based lesson plan that relates to your research theme and implement it
  • Obtain a service learning grant from Purdue University to support any classroom costs
  • Submit final lesson plan, all associated materials, and a final reflective essay about your 
    lesson plan

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Graduate Students:

  • New way to apply their research 
  • Improved teaching abilities & knowledge 
  • Better understanding of K-12 education
  • Enhanced communication, presentation and time management skills

Teachers:

  • Enhance lesson plans and teaching 
  • Add new lessons based on research 
  • Content matter support
  • Increased understanding of “research”

Middle School Students:

  • Exciting new curriculum additions
  • New role models/mentors in the classroom 
  • Understand how research is relevant to them

PROGRAM TIMELINE**

September 1st

  • Deadline to Sign Up to Participate

September 16th

  • Checkup Meeting #1
  • 4pm-8pm, Hampton Hall Room 2244

September 30th

  • Checkup Meeting #2
  • 4pm–8pm, Hampton Hall Room 2244

October 28th

  • Checkup Meeting #3
  • 4pm-8pm, Hampton Hall Room 2244

December 2nd

  • Final Participant Group Meeting
  • 4pm-7pm, Hampton Hall Room 2244
  • Final reflective essay and lesson plan materials due

* this is not a funded graduate assistantship; optional 2 credits course (GRAD 590 – Graduate Student Engagement in K-12 Education)
**Dates/times are subject to change.

 

Posted April 15, 2016

International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF) is seeking a Senior Research Investigator on NMR spectroscopy of small molecules in the R&D center.

There is also a Senior Research Investigator opening for GC/MS. (Tracking code 3420-292)

The NMR job description is posted below.

Applications must be submitted online.
http://www.iff.com/careers/careers-at-iff

Sr. Research Investigator

Tracking Code 3421-29

Job Description

Summary:

Contribute to an active analytical group by providing analysis and structure elucidation of small organic molecules in mixtures and isolates using primarily NMR, focusing on providing support to IFF's discovery and development pipeline. When required, use MS and other spectroscopic techniques such as IR in combination with NMR results. This involves conducting bench experiments employing a broad knowledge of organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Collaborate with synthetic, purification, and analytical chemists in solving challenging structural problems. This role expands to leading, planning and executing complex technical work under the general direction of technical management (commensurate with level and experience).

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Identification and structure elucidation of small organic molecules in mixtures and isolates by NMR (70%)
  2. Maintenance of structure and spectroscopic NMR databases (10%)
  3. Operation and maintenance of NMR instrumentation (20%)

Required Skills

Essential:

Education: Ph.D. or MS degree in Organic Chemistry with a primary focus on solution state NMR and a secondary focus on MS, or Analytical Chemistry with a primary focus on NMR, a secondary focus on MS and a strong working knowledge in Organic Chemistry.

Experience: with a Ph.D. 0-5 years, with an MS degree 5-10 years of industrial NMR data interpretation, including 1D and 2D data and identification of small molecules and MS data interpretation.

Technical knowledge: 1H, 13C, 1D and 2D NMR and MS of small organic molecules, NMR and MS data systems; organic chemistry.

Skills: Computer literacy, i.e. use of “standard PC business software packages”; the successful candidate is expected to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills, ability as a public speaker and strong interpersonal skills.

Preferred:

NMR spectroscopist experienced with Bruker instrumentation, with analysis of natural products by NMR, with MS (GCMS and LCMS) data interpretation and familiar with other analytical techniques (isolation, GC, HPLC).

Experience in the set-up, fine-tuning, and implementation of new NMR experiments.

Job Location

Union Beach, New Jersey, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

 

Posted April 13, 2016

Dwayne R. Senn, Ph.D.

D.Senn@p66.com

Office: 918-977-4174

Mobile: 918-815-2433

R&D Scientist

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future

Description

The staff scientist will be part of the Research & Development group located at the Bartlesville
Technology Center.

Responsibilities of the scientist may include:

  • Managing one or more research programs
  • Developing and executing laboratory and pilot plant experiments
  • Analyzing experimental results
  • Communicating experimental results through reports and presentations
  • Providing work direction to technicians
  • Creating new research ideas

Qualifications

Basic/Required:

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • PhD in Chemistry (or in process of obtaining a PhD) or closely related science

Preferred:

  • Strong and proactive approach to safety
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Pilot plant operation experience
  • Knowledge of petroleum industry
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Posted April 8, 2016

Merck & Co., Inc.

The below links are to two exiting job opportunities (a P2 and P3) that have just come about in the Device Development group of Merck Research Labs. 

Here is the link for the P2 Position  Req MEC000129

https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/ext_merckunitedstates_en/jobdetail.ftl?job=MEC000129

Here is the  LINK – SR. Specialist   REQ. # IND000175

https://merck.taleo.net/careersection/ext_merckunitedstates_en/jobdetail.ftl?job=IND000175

 

Posted March 30, 2016

NMR position at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks a highly motivated individual to provide all aspects of technical support for the application of Magnetic Resonance methods to assist in the solution of a wide range of research problems in chemistry, biochemistry and medical science.  Under the general direction of the Director of the Molecular Instrumentation Center (MIC; www.mic.ucla.edu), the successful candidate will be expected to: operate, maintain, and provide minor troubleshooting of magnetic resonance equipment; train research users and students with various, appropriate backgrounds; provide support for actively improving the available methods, instrumentation and ancillary equipment; and provide laboratory management support.  Applicants must have demonstrated skill in the application of modern NMR methods, maintenance and troubleshooting.  Additionally, excellent interpersonal skills are essential for the interaction with a variety of researchers with varying scientific backgrounds.  Interested persons should send a resume and any questions to Jane Strouse (strousej@chem.ucla.edu).

Dr. Jane Strouse
Director, UCLA Molecular Instrumentation Center
310-825-9841 – voice
310-825-2280 – fax
strousej@chem.ucla.edu
http://www.mic.ucla.edu

Office Location: Room 1410 Molecular Sciences Building
Mailing address: Box 156905
Shipping address: 607 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1569

 

Posted March 29, 2016

My name is Caryn Westenberger and I work in the Staffing (HR) department here at Illumina in San Diego. We currently are hiring for a Scientist 1 and are targeting candidates that are new PhD grads or Post Docs. As a respected professionals in this niche research area, I was hoping to connect with you and let you know of this job opportunity in hopes you may have a past or present student you could share this opportunity with.

I’ve included a link to the job description below. Please feel free to forward as you see fit, and connect with me regarding any questions you may have.

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGWebHost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25666&siteid=5503&Areq=3811BR

I sincerely appreciate your time!

Caryn Westenberger

Talent Acquisition Partner

Illumina, Inc.

Website: www.illumina.com

Phone: 858.882.2091

Email: cwestenberger@illumina.com

Life at Illumina

 

Posted March 16, 2016

MODERN ELECTRON is hiring brilliant scientists & engineers.

We are a venture-backed start-up in Seattle dedicated to generating cheap, modular, and reliable electricity for all. Expensive mechanical engines and turbines based on 19th-century technology are still used to generate the majority of today’s electricity worldwide. Modern Electron seeks to revolutionize the industry with paper-thin heat-to-electricity generators.  We do novel work at the intersection of nanofabrication, material science, thermal engineering, and vacuum science.

Visit us at http://modernelectron.com/join-us/ to find out more.

 

Posted March 8, 2016

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST-PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT (Small Molecule)

JOB SUMMARY: We require an experienced physical organic chemist with broad knowledge of and significant hands on experience with small molecule analytical technology including chromatographic and physical characterization methods.  This individual will plan and execute experiments in physicochemical analysis and structural characterization.

The Wolfe Laboratories Postdoctoral Scientist program was created to train recent graduates to acquire specific skills necessary to succeed in the pharmaceutical development environment. Progress towards attaining these skills will be reviewed semi-annually, at which time incumbents will be assessed for their suitability for advancement within the company. The program can take up to two years, however, promotion can occur as quickly as 6 months if goals are attained.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate physicochemical properties of small molecules relevant to drug development and subsequently communicate the interpretation and implication of results to clients.
  • Develop analytical methods and characterize product variants
  • Execute and oversee specialized analytical testing and generation of technical documents
  • Maintain a strong awareness of current scientific literature, particularly in the area of drug substance characterization, and actively apply new concepts as appropriate.
  • Design experiments to develop pre-clinical and clinical formulations of drug candidates to support drug discovery and development.
  • Design experiments to determine the stability in prototype clinical formulations, to detect and identify the decomposition products, and to achieve formulations with acceptable shelf-life.
  • Perform laboratory experiments related to the above.
  • Create presentations for outside scientific meetings and conferences to showcase Wolfe Laboratories’ scientific leadership in the field of small molecule analysis and characterization.
  • Interface with clients to develop an in-depth understanding of client objectives and define solutions to meet their program requirements
  • Develop compelling approaches and solutions to address client needs
  • Write persuasive proposals for the projects
  • Regularly interact with clients to keep them abreast of project progress
  • Write and review interim and final reports.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Process Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or closely related discipline
  • In depth expertise in physical organic chemistry and the structural characterization of small molecules as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of new drugs
  • Expertise in the field of physicochemical analysis and structural characterization
  • Hands-on experience with method development as well as analytical methods used for physicochemical characterization of pharmaceutical products such as spectroscopy and HPLC analysis.
  • A demonstrated drive to apply technical knowledge to developing drug formulations
  • Established track record of significant contributions as an individual technical expert as well as a leader of small teams
  • Outstanding written and oral communication  skills as well as polished and persuasive client presentation skills

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE BACKGROUND:

  • Capability with DSC, TGA, and/or lyophilization
  • Experience in creating and delivering  trainings

WHERE THIS JOB COULD LEAD:

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

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

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter and unofficial transcripts to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. (WLI), founded in 1999, and located in Woburn, MA, is a premier contract research organization that provides integrated early drug development solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.  Wolfe Laboratories is an essential element of the drug development ecosystem, recognized by global and virtual biopharmaceutical companies as a science-driven organization whose mission is to provide outstanding discovery and development services tailored to its clients’ needs for rational formulation development.  Wolfe Laboratories integrates the critical path components of early development to ensure that programs advance while meeting rigorous scientific demands with flexibility to address dynamic challenges and aggressive timelines.  Wolfe Laboratories’ vision is to improve human health, and we continue to strive towards that goal by embracing our core values of integrity, excellence and teamwork. The company has a high percentage of repeat clients, which is a testament to its long-term commitment of continual investment in its capabilities to meet biopharma’s growing demand for high quality, integrated early development services.

For more information visit us at: www.wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

 

POSTDOCTORAL SCIENTIST- PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT (Protein)

JOB SUMMARY: We require a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to work on protein stability & aggregation as it relates to therapeutic protein development. The current postdoctoral project is designed to understand the fundamental mechanism/s of protein instability, sub-visible particulate formation and aggregation using variety of chromatographic, biophysical and biochemical tools.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biomolecular engineering, Organic Chemistry, Chemical engineering or closely related disciplines
  • In depth experience in the area of protein biophysics involving structure-folding-stability relationships. This includes purification, stability, kinetics and thermodynamics of folding of monomeric proteins, particularly as they relate to the pre-formulation and formulation development of new drugs
  • Hands-on experience with chromatographic method development as well as techniques used for biophysical characterization of biopharmaceutical products such as calorimetry, spectroscopy, higher order structure analysis, protein mass spectroscopy, CE, HPLC, ELISA, and carbohydrate analysis.
  • Strong knowledge of Organic Chemistry principles
  • A demonstrated drive to apply technical knowledge to developing drug formulations
  • Established track record of significant contributions as an individual technical expert
  • Outstanding written and oral communication  skills as well as polished and persuasive client presentation skills

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE BACKGROUND:

  • Good understanding of excipient and ligand interaction with proteins
  • Evaluation of thermodynamic and kinetic models
  • Experience in creating and delivering trainings

WHERE THIS JOB COULD LEAD:

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

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

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter and unofficial transcripts to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc. (WLI), located in Woburn, MA, is a premier contract research organization that provides integrated early drug development solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry.  Wolfe Laboratories is an essential element of the drug development ecosystem, recognized by global and virtual biopharmaceutical companies as a science-driven organization whose mission is to provide outstanding discovery and development services tailored to its clients’ needs for rational formulation development.  Wolfe Laboratories integrates the critical path components of early development to ensure that programs advance while meeting rigorous scientific demands with flexibility to address dynamic challenges and aggressive timelines.  Wolfe Laboratories’ vision is to improve human health, and we continue to strive towards that goal by embracing our core values of integrity, excellence and teamwork. The company has a high percentage of repeat clients, which is a testament to its long-term commitment of continual investment in its capabilities to meet biopharma’s growing demand for high quality, integrated early development services.

For more information visit us at: www.wolfelabs.com.

Wolfe Laboratories, Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. 

 

Posted March 7, 2016

We would like to invite your students, completing their program or degree in 2017, to join us to learn about McKinsey and a few of our exciting opportunities for candidates with their background:

Insight:  Weekend seminars for non-MBA advanced professional degree candidates covering a range of topics important to those who are exploring alternative career possibilities.  

MD Workshop:  A half-day program designed specifically for medical students, interns, residents and fellows who are interested in exploring consulting as a possible career.

Full-time Associate Role:  Students who are interested in pursuing interviews for full-time opportunities in 2017.

We would greatly appreciate you sharing the informational email below.

Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.

Kind Regards

Kate McClain


McKinsey & Company: Summer Insight Programs, MD Workshops and 2017 Full-Time Opportunities

Did you know that McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm, has been hiring advanced professional degree (APD) candidates just like you for over 20 years? Over 40% of our 9000+ consultants in our 100+ offices worldwide hold PhD, MD, JD and non-MBA Masters degrees.

Please join McKinsey & Company to learn about our work, our people and our exciting career opportunities for APD cadidates, including our 2016 summer weekend programs and our 2017 full-time opportunities for PhDs, Postdocs, non-MBA Masters, medical students, Interns, Residents and Fellows.

Insight Programs

These exciting 3-day summer programs give non-MBA advanced degree students an insider's look into management consulting, covering a range of topics important to those who are exploring alternative career possibilities. Each program's agenda includes an overview of management consulting, an introduction to the type of work we do, a management consulting case study, and an opportunity to network with colleagues and participate in social activities.

Online Application Deadline:

April 10th, 2016

To learn more about eligibility, the program options, and to apply, please click on the link below.

Upcoming Programs

MD Workshops

The MD Workshop is a half-day seminar designed to familiarize medical students, interns, residents and fellows with management consulting and network with a focused group of peers and MD consultants. The program will include an interactive case workshop, healthcare-focsed speakers and the opportunity to network with fellow participants and local consultants.

2017 Full-time Associate Opportunities

If you  like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge you, along with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please visit our website to for details on eligibility and to submit your application by clicking the link below.

Full-time Application Deadline: Applications accepted online now through mid-July 2016

Full-time Interviews: August through October 2016

Web Presentations

If you are unable to join us on cam pus, we are hosting web based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our Insight programs. Please visit our Online Events section on our website for available dates and to RSVP by clicking the link below.

Diversity & Inclusion at McKinsey

At McKinsey, we are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please follow us on Facebook @ McKinseyWomen and view our electronic women's brochure. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to graduate students who might be interested in learning about career opportunities with McKinsey & Company.

Please contact your recruiter should you have questions.


All application & program links below:

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Posted March 7, 2016

Stanford ChEM-H Chemistry, ENgineering & Medicine for Human Health

Openings for Postdoctoral Fellows

H. T. Soh Laboratory Chem-H Institute Stanford University

Position summary

The H.T. Soh Laboratory at the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University develops novel materials and biosensors for the early detection and personalized treatment of diseases (http://sohlab.stanford.edu/).

We invite applications for postdoctoral research fellows in the area of bioinformatics and nucleic acid chemistry & technology.

Position Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. This information must be sent via email (sohlab@ee.stanford.edu). Salary and duration  of  the position will be commensurate with experience.

 

Posted March 7, 2016

Post-doctoral Fellow Position

To Develop Surface-Functionalized Ceramic Powders and Polymeric Binders

A position for a Post-doctoral Fellow working in the areas of functionalization and characterization of ceramic surfaces, and development of polymeric binders for attachment to such surfaces, is available immediately in the research group of Ken H. Sandhage (Reilly Professor of Materials Engineering) in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. The ideal fellow possesses demonstrable laboratory experience and a solid theoretical background in the following areas: the functionalization and characterization of ceramic surfaces; interfacial adhesion; the design, syntheses, and properties of organic/polymeric binder materials; and the characterization of ceramic/organic mixtures.  

The key technical tasks of this Post-Doctoral Fellow will include the development and tailoring of binders and of ceramic powder surfaces to allow for the compaction and forming of ceramic/binder mixtures into desired shapes with desirable mechanical properties, so as to enable the fabrication of shaped, high-temperature ceramic composites for use as thermally-, mechanically-, and chemically-robust materials for heat exchangers. The Post-doctoral Fellow will join a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Purdue University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Wisconsin focused on the fabrication and testing of advanced heat exchangers for concentrated solar power systems for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Candidates should possess a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, polymer science and engineering or a closely-related engineering field, with good English skills and a demonstrated ability to write technical articles in English. Qualified applicants should send resumes (with a publication list), 2-3 representative publications, a brief description of career goals and motivation for joining this effort, along with contact information (with phone numbers) for 3 referees by e-mail to:  sandhage@purdue.edu.   

 

Posted March 4, 2016

Theoris Services -

This position is located in Warsaw, IN.

  • MS or BS in Chemistry, Material Science or Engineering, possibly Chem Engineering or Metallurgy but most likely Chemistry or Material Science; MS preferred with 2-5 years of experience.
  • If BS need to have 3-5 (my thought for what they’re looking for is we’ll need someone closer to 5 years) of experience
  • Experience needs to be centered in a R&D environment actually running their own projects
  • Candidates need to have great data collecting, analysis and reporting skills and be able to communicate findings effectively
  • Need to be able to collaborate in a team environment
  • Need to be able to work independently-taking direction, understanding the goals and how to get there and then running on their own and asking for help when needed.  It is very important this person doesn’t need to be hand held
  • Most importantly – Candidates need to have experience handling and working with highly corrosive acids (specifically hydrochloric and hydrophoric acids)
  • This is a process development position, not an analytical chemist or analytical development position.  People need to understand the difference and have experience in R&D around process development
  • This person will be working with the various acids to develop a cleaning requirement on implants
  • The main function will be seeing how different acids react/work with different processes on the implant itself

I would be available to speak to anyone who is interested.

Brian Kelly | Technical Recruiter

Theoris | Fueling Innovation

8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 1550 | Indianapolis, IN 46240

bkelly@theoris.com | www.theoris.com

Office: 317-805-2917 | Fax: 317-805-2918 Mobile: 574-309-1991

 

Posted February 11, 2016

NIH POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS AVAILABLE

MUSCULOSKELETAL NMR / MRI

Two postdoctoral positions in musculoskeletal magnetic resonance are available at the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, located in Baltimore, Maryland.   The first position is shared between the Longitudinal Study Section and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section at the National Institute on Aging (NIA).  This work involves spectroscopic and imaging studies of muscle in human subjects, mainly in the context of the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging, one of the landmark studies of the National Institute on Aging. Investigation of diffusion, including anomalous diffusion, in the assessment of muscle quality and age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia) is a particular focus for this position.  Results will be correlated with a wide range of other biological and functional outcomes to explore the basis and consequences of structural changes that occur with age and with age-associated disease. The research associated with this position will be performed primarily using our 3T whole-body 32-channel Philips Achieva MRI system, capable of both proton and heteronuclear spectroscopy.

The second position centers primarily on spectroscopic and imaging studies of cartilage and muscle tissue specimens as well as in vivo studies of animals.  Our research currently emphasizes modern multivariate tissue classification and grading, multiexponential and multidimensional relaxometry, and other advanced signal acquisition and processing techniques.  For this work, MRI instrumentation consists of a triple-resonance vertical wide-bore 9.4T Bruker Avance III system with microimaging and solids capability and a double-resonance Bruker 7T/30 cm Biospec Avance system,

For both positions, other research opportunities may be available depending upon the interests and background of the successful candidate. 

background in MR imaging or NMR spectroscopy of muscle or connective tissue is preferred, although applications are also invited from individuals with experience in other areas of biological MRI and NMR, including brain studies.  All applicants must have Ph.D. level training and experience in magnetic resonance.  The appointment will be as an IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow for US citizens or as a Visiting Fellow for non-citizens. Accordingly, applicants must have fewer than five years of postdoctoral experience.The successful applicant will be guaranteed a stipend for two years (including family health insurance coverage) with the option to renew annually thereafter upon mutual agreement, up to a maximum of five years. This support is not dependent on grant funding.

Interested individuals should e-mail their CV and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three references to:  Dr. Richard Spencer, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Section, NIH/NIA, BRC Room 04B116, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Baltimore, MD  21224; Tel. 410-558-8226; e-mail: spencer@helix.nih.gov

Websites: 

http://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/lci/nmr/nmr.htm

http://www.irp.nia.nih.gov/branches/tgb/tgb.htm

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs

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