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Posted February 18, 2019

The next Hitchhiker's Guide to the Biomolecular Galaxy Symposium is just around the corner, occuring on May 8th through May 9th. This event recognizes many graduate and post-doc researches within the Big Ten, and we hope to have a large amount of participation from Purdue University. The deadline to register is March 15th. This is a great opportunity to present your work, either as a poster or oral presentation. Awards will be given for the presentations.

 Also, we will be hosting another Career Session the night before (May 7th) at the Lafayette Brewing Company. We have invited several employees from the fields of academia, industry, and patent law to join us, and they will be available to pass on their insight into their careers.

 If interested, the website for more information, and to register, is


Posted February 14, 2019

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry beginning July 1, 2019. 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 D 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 are two courses per year, to include contributions to the department’s intermediate and advanced offerings in organic chemistry. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required. A commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research is essential.

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

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 interacts 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 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement identifying how your own research interests converge with Prof. Shea’s scholarship. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement: Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Chemistry Department 
Clark Science Center
Smith College
100 Green St, Northampton, MA 01063

Posted February 12, 2019

 Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) Workshop

 Next Generation Electrochemistry (NGenE) is a five-day immersion in electrochemistry that brings up to 40 advanced doctoral students and postdocs together with 10 distinguished lecturers to engage the most important unsolved challenges in the field.

 NgenE 4.0: Diversity in Electrochemistry

 June 3-7, 2019

 Electrochemistry is central to fields as varied as energy storage, water treatment and neuroscience. However, the concepts that underlie the research barriers in this field are often similar, meaning that they can be traced back to a core challenge in electrochemistry. In turn, the knowledge of electrochemistry developed for one field could offer clues for new research directions in other fields. NGenE 4.0 aims both to foster cross-pollination of ideas from seemingly different fields linked by electrochemistry and to identify fundamental challenges that transcend fields, pointing at research directions with potential for very broad impact. Faculty will present both our current gaps in understanding of important electrochemical processes in different sub-disciplines, and emerging strategies to add detail with the highest possible chemical, temporal and spatial definition. They will lay out a series of critical unresolved questions that must become the priority of the next generation of electrochemists, motivating their importance through experience and future societal needs. Emerging approaches to probe and model electrochemical phenomena will naturally become a focus of the lectures.

 To Apply

 There is no program fee to participate in NGenE, and travel and lodging support are available to participants. For more details on this support, please contact Thomas Aláan at

Participants must apply and be accepted into NGenE to participate. The online application, found here, requires 1) a LinkedIn profile, 2) two essays, 3) supporting documents demonstrating research in frontier electrochemistry, 4) contact info for your supervising instructor, and 5) a resume or CV. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Posted February 12, 2019

National Institute of Justice Fellowships for STEM Graduate Students

 The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) provides 10 – 20 fellowships a year to graduate students whose doctoral research has relevance to crime and criminal justice in the United States, including forensic science. As stated in the NIJ mission statement, “We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science.” Typical NIJ fellowships provide three years of support with a stipend of $35,000 annually.

 Interested Purdue applicants must coordinate with the Fellowship Office ( in order to ensure that the Fellowship Office can submit their application. Students do not submit their application on their own.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a full-time doctoral program
  • STEM fields eligible include Anthropology (physical), Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Geoscience, Geographical Information Systems, Information Sciences, Materials Science, Mathematical Sciences, Pathology, Physics, and Engineering as well as more disciplines.
  • US citizenship is NOT required.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Submission Deadline (from the Fellowship Office): April 17th
  • Deadline to tell the Fellowship Office ( that you want to apply: March 20th


Posted February 7, 2019

Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, is currently hiring a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in the area of analytical chemistry. Please see the attached flyer if you are a grad student or post-doc who might be interested in working in an undergraduate chemistry department. You can also contact me directly if you have any questions.

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Mount St. Joseph University

Posted February 7, 2019



 ASM is a leading supplier of semiconductor process equipment for wafer processing.  Based in 14 countries, we benefit from a wider perspective and the advantages of bringing together the best brains in the world to create new breakthroughs.  -


 ASM is looking for engineers to work on leading-edge ALD and Epi development.

 -          Process Engineer

-          Electrical Engineer

-          Mechanical Engineer

 Applications are accepted via MyCCO:


 Masters or PhD degree obtained spring 2019 in:

 -          Materials Science and Engineering

-          Mechanical Engineering

-          Electrical Engineering

-          Chemical Engineering

-          Physics

-          Chemistry

-          Systems Engineering


 Jobs are based at ASM’s US headquarters in Phoenix, AZ


 ASM will host a company overview and tech talk on February 26, at 4:30 PM, in RAWL – room 2079. (I will send a second flyer closer to the date that includes the tech talk information. The attached flyer includes information about applying for positions.)

 We will be on campus the following day to conduct interviews.

Posted February 4, 2019

APPLY NOW-Call for applications to the first Midwest SPARK Innovation ('Think-tank')-applications reviewed as received.

 Competition will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Thursday/Friday, Feb 28/Mar 1, 2019.  

No cost for selected participants. Time prior to the competition is minimal.

Posted February 4, 2019

Diversity Pre-doctoral Physical Chemistry position at  Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York

Job Description:
The Department of Chemistry at Le Moyne College seeks a tenure-track faculty member in chemistry to start in August 2019. We are seeking a chemist with teaching expertise in physical chemistry. The teaching load is 9 contact hours per week per semester and includes physical chemistry lecture, lab, and introductory courses. Additional responsibilities include engaging undergraduate students in research and advising undergraduate majors.

Ph.D. in physical chemistry or an interdisciplinary field that includes physical chemistry from an accredited university/college is required by the start date, undergraduate teaching experience preferred. Pre-doctoral candidates who have completed all but the dissertation and who are persons from populations underrepresented in chemistry are especially encouraged to apply; if chosen this faculty member will carry a reduced teaching load while finishing his or her doctoral requirements. Upon successful completion of the Ph.D. degree, such candidates will be considered for this tenure-track position.

Additional Information:
Le Moyne College is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract an academically and culturally diverse faculty, welcoming applicants from historically under-represented groups and/or those who have experience teaching diverse student populations. Women, minority candidates, and Jesuits are encouraged to apply.  

 Click here for a link to the application:  

 Click here for a link to the Le Moyne website:

Posted January 30, 2019

The Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (OIGP) cordially invites you to an event in the Spring 2019 Interdisciplinary Social Justice Seminar Series:

Mental Health Panel
Thursday, February 7, 2019
12:00-1:15 PM
Young Hall B-64

Lunch will be provided.

Please click here to RSVP by 5:00 PM Monday, February 4th if you would like to attend the seminar and discussion. Space may be limited.

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

Posted January 25, 2019

Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge

Postdocs at Purdue are welcome to this important workshop where Dr. Sors will be going over the NIH Review Process.  This workshop will take place Wednesday (1/30) at 10am in DLR 221.  This will also be an opportunity to ask questions regarding the Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge.  Applications are due on February 22nd -

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development Three Minute Thesis Competition

An 80,000 word thesis takes 9 hours to present...they will have 3 minutes.  Watch as 10 graduate students share their research-and make history.

April 16, 2019
7:00 PM
Loeb Playhouse

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development SAY IT IN 6

Six Words.  One Image.  Your Story.
1st Prize $1000
2nd Prize $500
People's Choice $500
Submission Deadline: 3/22/19


Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development ASK a POSTDOC

February 21st, 11:30-12:30


Registration required

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development Postdoc Workshops Spring 2019 Calendar

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development Need Help? Wellness Workshops

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development RCR (Responsible Conduct of Research) Spring 2019 Series

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development GERPS (Graduate Engaging Research Presentation Series) Spring 2019 Workshops

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development GERPS (Graduate Engaging Research Presentation Series) Spring 2019 Workshops

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development Grad Teaching Workshops

Posted January 24, 2019

Grant Writing Series For Graduate Students and Postdocs

Posted January 24, 2019

Graduate School Professional Development Spring 2019 Calendar

Posted January 24, 2019

Calling all graduate students! 

Submit an application to present a poster at the Office of Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs 2019 Spring Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

North & South Ballrooms, Purdue Memorial Union

Application to present a poster by March 1st!

Posted January 22, 2019

The College of Chemistry’s NMR Facility (CoC-NMR) at the University of California, Berkeley is looking for a highly qualified postdoctoral scholar to assist with solid-state NMR applications as well as general facility administration. The appointment will take place in the College of Chemistry’s rich and diverse research environment with a unique opportunity to collaborate in cutting-edge science with UC-Berkeley researchers as well as to gain valuable experience in management of an open-access analytical laboratory in a university setting. While the main focus of the solid-state NMR applications will be on porous materials, including metal-organic frameworks and polymers, collaborations that support existing campus research projects are also strongly encouraged.

The CoC-NMR is a 24/7 research facility with seven Bruker NMR instruments ranging from 300 – 700 MHz, including a 500 MHz system with two MAS probes. The CoC-NMR has a large group of users with wide range of research interests from departments including Chemistry, Physics, Bioengineering, Environmental Science, and Material Science; as well as from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which is located adjacent to the university campus. Campus and LBNL researchers require consultation and technical assistance from the CoC-NMR staff for solid-state NMR applications for their research projects, and the candidate will fulfill this role with numerous opportunities for collaboration. The following publications contain recent examples of collaboration between the CoC-NMR staff and UC Berkeley research groups.

J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (29), pp 9099–9103 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b05830)
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2018, 140 (48), pp 16438–16441 (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b10612)
ACS Macro Lett., 2019, 8, pp 107–112 (DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.8b00809)

The position is for one year (12 months) with the possibility of renewal up to an additional four years, and the financial support does not depend on grant funding. The detailed description and expected qualifications for this position are listed below. The preferred start date is April 15th, 2019; but it can be flexible for students graduating at the end of Spring semester. Candidates interested in the position should send a CV with a list of relevant publications and a cover letter to the facility director Hasan Celik at

Position description:

The candidate will be responsible for

  1. providing NMR application support to campus and off-campus entities as requested. This will include routine solid-state NMR consultation, sample services, and data analysis and interpretation for principle investigators as well as other facility users. (70%)
  2. performing minor repairs to the NMR instruments, and helping to troubleshoot common instrument problems, which will require some work during evenings and weekends. (10%)
  3. assisting with cryogen fills (helium and nitrogen). The post-doctoral scholar will ensure that the magnets’ liquid nitrogen and liquid helium fills are performed in a timely and safe manner. (10%)
  4. providing NMR training to new students and postdoctoral researchers, taking into consideration their varying needs and diverse research efforts, and evaluating users’ capability to use the instruments. (10%)

Expected qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. degree in Chemistry or relevant field;
  2. Proficiency in operating Bruker NMR instruments;
  3. Proficiency in solid-state NMR;
  4. Excellent problem-solving skills;
  5. Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  6. It is desirable but not necessary for the candidate to have proficiency with solution-state NMR.

Posted January 22, 2019

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Chicago invites applications for the position of NMR Facility Manager. Applicants must apply online to the University of Chicago job opportunities website at and upload a cover letter and a resume. In addition, three support letters are required that will be sent separately to Subject JR02589. A PhD in the Physical Sciences, Chemistry or a related field is required.  NMR related specific advanced training and work experience (5-10 years) in multiuser facility is required.  Review of applications will begin on September 17, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

Posted January 17, 2019


A Berkshire Hathaway Company and Global Leader in
Performance Additives and Advanced Materials
Now Hiring!
PhD Research Chemists
(All disciplines encouraged to apply)
Send your resume to Daniel Knapton, Ph.D.
Department Manager Component Synthesis
The Lubrizol Corporation
29400 Lakeland Blvd.
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Company Overview &
Interview Sign-up
Thursday, January 24th
5:30-7:00 BRWN 4102
Pizza and drinks will be provided!
Friday, January 25th
8:00-1:00 BRWN 2106

Posted January 15, 2019

Merck (US), one of the leading biopharmaceutical companies, has an opening of an NMR postdoc fellow. Folks with a solution or solid-state NMR Ph.D. training are welcome to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to advance and apply this cutting-edge technique for solving critical scientific issues of biophysical characterizations in pharmaceutical sciences. It is a three-year position. Merck provides competitive salary, relocation, and benefits package.

Can you please share with anyone who might be interested?  Please encourage those who are excited about this opportunity to send their CV to my email ( and submit an application online:

Thank you,
Yongchao Su
Pharmaceutical Sciences | Merck Research Labs, MRLs

Posted January 15, 2019

Chemoproteomics or Total Synthesis - Postdoctoral  Positions at Univ. Bordeaux - France

Posted January 10, 2019

Merck Pharm Sci

Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPS) has two new positions available in either Boston, MA or West Point, PA.

Scientist (PRE000702):


Senior Scientist (PRE000704):


We also have a Senior Scientist (RES002226) available in South San Francisco.

Posted January 8, 2019

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), a national leader in scientific research and development is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows in the Asymmetric Operations Department.

Are you:

... interested in making critical contributions to critical challenges?

… passionate about applying your Chemistry knowledge and experience toward solving the country's toughest national security challenges?

... searching for an engaging career with an employer that prioritizes innovation and collaboration?

If so, we would like to hear from you. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in developing tool, techniques, and methods for performing chemical detection and analysis (Requisition # 18830) and a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in synthetic and reactive chemistry  (Requisition #18923).

Be a part of a diverse team of scientists at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). APL is a national leader in scientific research and development, and provides our nation with cutting-edge solutions to solve critical challenges of national importance.

Learn more and apply at 

Posted January 8, 2019

Three open NMR positions are currently available in West Lafayette.  Please, click on the following link for more details:

Posted January 7, 2019

Attached is a calendar of some of the professional development events on campus for the month of January for Graduate Students and Post-Docs.  The topic and time of each event are listed in the calendar.  Descriptions of each event and where to register are below the calendar.

Posted January 7, 2019

Merck, Rahway, New Jersey

The Merck Oral Formulation Sciences is recruiting entry level BS/MS (Associate Scientist) and Ph.D. (Senior Scientist) candidates for the positions linked below. We’re particularly focused on BS/MS candidates with degrees in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science/Engineering.  For the Ph.D. we are interested in candidates with degrees in Chemistry, Engineering or Pharmaceutical Sciences.  

Associate Scientist, Oral Formulation Sciences - LINK   

Senior Scientist, Oral Formulation Sciences – LINK

Posted January 3, 2019

Writers’ Rooms for Graduate Writers

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

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

Registration is required. Please use the Writing Lab online schedule system to pre-register for these events:

Spring 2019 Dates & Times (Location STEW 320)

Posted December 18, 2018

Lubrizol,  Northeast Ohio.  A Berkshire Hathaway Company and Global Leader in Performance Additives and Advanced Materials.  Now Hiring!  PhD Research Chemists (All disciplines encouraged to apply)

Posted December 13, 2018

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

Posted December 6, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Important Dates

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

Apply at
Questions? Email

Posted December 6, 2018

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

Matt Storm
765-985-2931  Ext. 5255


Posted November 26, 2018

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

. Electrical Engineering  . Materials                                           . Mechanical Engineering

. Computer Engineering                 . Chemical Engineering  . Optics               

. Physics                                                . Chemistry

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

Date:     November 29th, 2018

Time:       4:00 pm-5:30pm

Location:  BRWN 1154

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

 ******Food will be served******

Posted November 26, 2018

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

GRAD 59000

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

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

Posted November 26, 2018

Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

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


Posted November 16, 2018

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

Posted November 9, 2018

Graduate Course Offering – Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Be prepared for careers in academia or industry

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

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

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

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

Posted November 9, 2018

MERCK, Rahway NJ

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

Posted November 9, 2018

ME 597 Course Announcement  Spring 2019

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

Posted November 7, 2018

Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, California

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

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

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

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

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

Posted November 1, 2018

Merck Pharm Sci Job Openings

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

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

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

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

Posted November 1, 2018

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

Biochemistry position #100937 at the following link:

Organic position #100933 at the following link:

Posted October 29, 2018

California State University, Los Angeles, CA

Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry

Deadline Nov. 16, 2018

Posted October 29, 2018

Postdoctoral Associate Position in Biochemistry/Cell Biology

White Lab, University of Notre Dame, South Bend IN

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

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

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

 Katharine A. White, Ph.D.

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

Posted October 26, 2018

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


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

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

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

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

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

Posted October 26, 2018

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

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

Posted October 26, 2018

New Graduate Course Available!

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

Posted October 18, 2018

US Food and Drug, Bedford Park, Illinois

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


Posted October 18, 2018

Merck Research Labs

Exciting job opportunity for senior PhD students. 

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

Posted October 18, 2018

Come Learn About Exciting Careers within Pharmaceutical Sciences at Merck

Posted October 17, 2018

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

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

Posted October 17, 2018

University of Nevada, Reno

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

Posted October 17, 2018

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

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

Posted October 15, 2018

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

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 23

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

Room: ARMS 1103

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

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

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

Please direct questions about the event to me. 

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

Posted October 15, 2018

Wolfe Laboratories, Woburn Massachusetts

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

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

Posted October 15, 2018

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

Chemistry Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

Evaluation of applicants will begin November 8, 2018.

Posted October 15, 2018

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

Requisition ID 2018-7926

 # of Openings1

 Position Type Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

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

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


Posted October 11, 2018

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

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

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



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

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

Demonstrates thorough knowledge of Chemistry, Serology and Urinalysis operations.

Understands LIS operations and set up.

Interprets and applies research finds and statistical information.

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

Relates effectively as a team player.

Knows PC and networked computer applications.

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


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

Level of Experience

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

Thank you!

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


Posted October 11, 2018

Purdue Student Soybean Innovation Competition

Registration Will Close November 1, 2018

Posted October 10, 2018

Graduate Writers' Rooms

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted October 10, 2018

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

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

Below are the listed requirements:

 Basic Requirements:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted October 10, 2018

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

Posted October 10, 2018

 Beloit College, Beloit, WI

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

Posted October 10, 2018

Bindley Proteomics Facility Graduate Student Research Symposium 

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

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

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

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

Posted October 5, 2018

Hastings College, Hastings, Nebraska

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

Posted October 3, 2018

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

    James R. Gord, Ph.D.

    Principal Research Chemist

    Director, Combustion & Laser Diagnostics Research Complex

    Air Force Research Laboratory

    Aerospace Systems Directorate

Posted September 17, 2018

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

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

Soy Competition Call-Out

Tuesday, September 18th

LILY G 126 @ 5:30 pm

Free Pizza, Soda and Giveaways!

For more information go to

Posted September 17, 2018

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry for Post-Docs


Posted September 13, 2018

Life Sciences Grad Student & Post-Doc Career Event

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

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

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

Posted September 11, 2018

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

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

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

Posted September 11, 2018

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

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

Posted September 10, 2018

Northrop Grumman Corp. Info Session Announcement

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

Future Technical Leaders program

Posted September 10, 2018

Pfizer Process Chemistry openings

Posted September 4, 2018

Kellogg's Intern Info Session 

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

Interviews Sept 20, 2018

Posted September 4, 2018

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

Posted September 4, 2018

Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

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

The direct link to the job ad and application information is 

A link to our Postdoc program is

Posted September 4, 2018

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

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

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

Posted August 29, 2018

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

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

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



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