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Posted June 20, 2019

Corteva will have one position to fill in the Analytical R&D team with a flexible start date any time in 2020. If you know of anyone who is graduating with their Ph.D. or finishing their postdoc in analytical chemistry and might be interested, please go to the link below. 

Posted June 13, 2019

Purdue University Graduate School 

We only have a few spots left for our professional development focus groups. So, we are trying to get those filled up! This is a great opportunity for your students to give feedback on how we can improve our program to meet their needs.

Additionally, we will be doing a drawing for one $50 Amazon Gift Card per focus group. Meaning, students will have a 1/10 chance of winning!

June 14th: 5 open spots!

June 21st: 5 open spots!

Registration Link:

Please share this opportunity with the graduate students in your area!



Posted June 11, 2019

AbbVie is actively seeking talented scientific innovators in the area of pharmaceutical development around the United States. Representatives from AbbVie chemistry (Dr. Dan Tao and Dr. Elizabeth Swift) will be visiting Purdue campus on Friday, June 28th  to give a short company presentation and answer questions. Graduate students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend this information session and learn more about AbbVie (details of the session below). As well, Dr. Tao and Dr. Premachandra plan on individually meeting with senior graduate and post-doctoral chemistry researchers with experience in synthetic organic chemistry who will be entering the job market in the coming year. If you are interested in meeting one-on-one with AbbVie representatives, please submit your CV and research summary as a single PDF (combining both documents) to Betty Hatfield ( for pre-screening by Friday, June 14th.

 Information Session:
9 AM, June 28th in BRWN 1154- a light breakfast will be provided.

 Individual Interviews:

BRWN 2106-  Selected individuals will have the opportunity to present research highlights (20-25 min)

Posted June 5, 2019

We are reaching out with an exciting opportunity for graduate and post-doctoral students pursuing degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science or closely related fields. Please share with your departments and student organizations!

DuPont will be sponsoring a seminar series and oral presentation competition at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO on November 19, 2019. The event will be hosted by DuPont’s Growth Opportunities Leading in Diversity (GOLD) program, a new platform geared towards exposing doctoral and post-doctoral scientists from underrepresented groups to the wide range of career opportunities in industrial research at DuPont. Selected participants will present their research for a chance at a cash prize, receive a guaranteed interview with a DuPont recruiter and be invited to an all-expense paid networking dinner with DuPont scientists.

 Applications will be accepted through July 31st, 2019. Please see the attached invitation letter and flyer, and check out our announcement on the NOBCChE portal for more details. Applications and questions can be submitted to

Posted June 4, 2019

Attached is the interactive PDF of the Graduate School Summer Professional Development workshops.  

We are particularly excited about this batch of workshops because this is our first summer professional development program! You’ll also notice that, per students’ request, we’ve grouped our workshops into more specific series aimed at preparing students for academic career paths.


Posted June 3, 2019

Procter & Gamble Job Opportunities

P&G will be on campus Wednesday, June 5.  We look forward to seeing you at our seminar and informal Q&A (with pizza).

 Your P&G Purdue PhD Recruiters:                                                                                                                                                                                             

Ian Henry, Raftery ‘08                                        Brandon Gaddis, Chmielewski ‘08

Section Head                                                     Senior Scientist                                                   

R&D Corp Functions Analytical                           R&D Fabric Care


Wednesday, 6/5

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. BRWN 4102 – Introduction to life at P&G as an industrial scientist and technical talks entitled “Leveraging Green Chemistry Principles to Formulate Liquid Laundry Detergents” and “Botanical Extract Comparison using UHPLC-UV-CAD-HRMS Profiling”

 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. BRWN 4102 – Informal Q&A with pizza/drinks

Job Openings:

FIRST conference and PhD internships are the easiest paths to getting hired by P&G as a PhD.  We have a small number of PhD openings, and P&G has made the strategic choice to fill them exclusively through these two programs.  Deadline for application to FIRST conference is 7/1.  Apply to FIRST conference and PhD internships via  Check out to get a glimpse of the cool science that we do.

Posted May 31, 2019

 Don't forget to sign up to meet with Drs. Pochan and Wien on Thursday, June 13 and/or Friday, June 14

 And don't forget to block out time to attend Post-Graduation Reality - Your Life Will Really Change! with Dr. Richard Wien and Dr. John Pochan on Thursday, June 13 and Friday, June 14 from 10:30 -12:00 each day in BRWN 4102. Drs. Pochan and Wien have reviewed suggestions from the Departmental Survey and will attempt to address much of what came up in the results. They will share their experiences going from grad school to industry and aim to focus primarily on graduate student questions. They intend to cover topics that include large business vs small, expectations from business, expectations from you, what you will be doing, advantages and disadvantages, family vs work, what to do if you are dissatisfied, plus other areas to cover your questions. Thursday will focus primarily on possible job options and Friday will focus on job expectations. 

 Drs. Wien and Pochan have experience at multiple levels of industry at several institutions including start-ups, XEROX, Eastman Kodak, S.C. Johnson & Sons, and Cornell University. In addition to their experience, Drs. Pochan and Wien hold multiple professional and technical awards, in addition to patents, recognitions, and fellowships (see attached Bio for more information).

Posted May 14, 2019

This postdoc opportunity in Japan might be of some interest.

Posted April 26, 2019

Attached is the announcement for the Graduate Student International Travel Awards for round II 2019. Eligible dates for travel will be from July 1, 2019-December 31, 2019.  The deadline for students to apply is June 10th with announcements made by Friday, June 14th.

Posted April 26, 2019

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State University in the College of Arts of Sciences is seeking a full-time Research Associate to provide oversight and specialized expertise to the department in support our shared biological and analytical instrumentation. The instrumentation includes several mass spectrometers, circular dichroism spectrometer, analytical ultracentrifuge, calorimetry, UV/Vis, etc. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college and the academic heart of the university. The College hosts 81 majors. With 38 departments, 20+ world-class research centers, and more than 2,000 faculty and staff members, students have the unique opportunity to study with the best artists, scholars, and scientists in their field. The College values diversity and offers a supportive, open, and inclusive community.

The manager will be expected to (1) perform calibrations and routine maintenance of the instruments including coordinating major preventative maintenance and/or repairs with departmental or vendor technicians;  (2) train and advise graduate students, post-docs, and others users in the operation of the instrumentation and the interpretation and analysis of research data; (3) coordinate administrative operations for scheduling usage, keeping records of costs and revenue, and storing and managing data consistent with departmental and research goals and objectives (4) collaborate with research groups in the department and throughout the university in support of their research projects; and (5) prepare data for publication and assist in writing and editing journal articles and research proposals.

The candidate should have experience with Agilent and/or Bruker HPLC-MS, calorimetry, circular dichroism spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as other analytical instrumentation.  Preference is given to candidate with excellent skills in computers (Windows and Linux operating systems) and experience troubleshooting a large range of scientific instrumentation.  A Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field is highly desired.

Applications including a cover letter, CV, and references must be submitted online. 

Posted April 23, 2019

Cook Research Inc., West Lafayette, IN

Clinical Scientist

Looking for Graduate students that may be graduating soon or post-docs interested in an open Clinical Scientist position.  See attached link below for more details regarding this position.  It is okay if the candidate does not have experience in clinical trial design.

Posted April 23, 2019

Faculty Positions at IIT Bhubaneswar (India)

IIT BBS is currently accepting applications for bright and motivated individuals to join the faculty in the following two categories:

  1. Regular Faculty Position for the Indian Citizens as well as Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCI).
  2. Visiting Faculty Position for the Foreign Nationals.


The details are also given in the attachments.

Posted April 22, 2019

The Technology Development group's Thin Films division of Intel Corporation currently has openings for physical science and engineering 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. If you are considering a career which places you at the leading edge of technological innovation with the world's foremost semiconductor manufacturer, we encourage you to consider joining the team that is chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore's Law in the 21st century. 

Criteria for selection include for all candidates: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, and an ability to drive and to take responsibility for projects. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is valued. 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.

Interested candidates should email resumes to

 Thin Films Module Engineer

Job Description

Engineers within Intel's Logic Technology Development (LTD) organization are chartered with continuing to meet the challenge of Moore's Law in the 21st century. We innovate leading edge fabrication process and continue to overcome seemingly-impossible barriers as tolerances and specifications for building best-in-class computing devices become increasingly rigorous. Our world-class team consists of passionate, talented, accomplished scientists and engineers who hail from a diverse range of educational, cultural and technological backgrounds. We foster strong collaborations within groups of module and design engineers, as well as with equipment suppliers from all over the world. Our pursuit of increasingly efficient, powerful, tiny devices seeks to enable smarter, connected economies that enrich the lives of people around the globe.

The Logic Technology Development Thin Films Module Engineer's role encompasses ownership of critical thin films deposition and planarization techniques, enabling rapid miniaturization in the semiconductor industry and the mass production of integrated circuits. Duties of engineers in this role include:

  • Designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for their process.
  • Participating in the development of intellectual property.
  • Developing the equipment necessary to exploit the understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers) and working effectively to identify shortcomings and propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues.
  • Overseeing their process in a manufacturing line which integrates the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. This includes growing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing sites across the globe.

This is an entry level position and will be compensated accordingly.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Relevant experience can be obtained through school work, classes and project work, internships, military training, and/or work experience.

Minimum Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise
  • Superior critical thinking skills and a strong academic record
  • Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment
  • Semiconductor processing experience is valued but by no means required

 Inside this 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 packaging, final test and optimization, and world class Supply Chain and facilities support. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing Group are part of a worldwide network of design, development, manufacturing, and assembly/test facilities, all focused on utilizing the power of Moore’s Law to bring smart, connected devices to every person on Earth

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.



Posted March 6, 2019

Indiana University Department of Chemistry, Bloomington, Indiana is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to work in the Mass Spectrometry Facility to perform method development, instrument maintenance, and perhaps oversee the lab if the candidate demonstrates sufficient ability.  Here is a link to the posting:


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