Undergraduate Chemistry Research Opportunities

Looking for summer research opportunities? The University of Minnesota’s Lando/NSF program is now taking applications and is open to undergraduate sophomores and juniors. This 10 week program will run from June 1 – August 7, 2020.

With a $7,400 stipend and $400 allotted for travel, fellows will work under a chemistry faculty member at the Minneapolis branch. This program is a great opportunity for undergraduate students to get involved with research, helping them succeed in post graduate work. Along with research supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU), the program also includes various professional and social events allowing students to make connections and meet new people.

Applications are due February 3, 2020 and can be found along with more information, including costs, at https://chem.umn.edu/lando


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Ohio State University Spring Career Fair

Spring Career Fair

If you are looking for a career or internship, consider attending the Ohio State University Spring Career Fair! This event is intended to help students and recent graduates network and learn about career opportunities. There will be employers recruiting for business and technical functions as well as science and technology careers.

Current students must bring a valid BuckID to enter the fair. Recent graduates must drop off a copy of their resumes at the registration desk upon arrival.

The career fair will take place on January 21, 2020 from 11:30 am-4:30 pm in the Performance Hall and the Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union.

See flyer for more information.

Apply to be a Chemistry TA

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Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2020!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry course. If you’d like to improve your content knowledge at your job, help students through problems and get teaching experience, TAing could be for you!

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620 or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Accumulative GPA > 3.6
  • Taking Classes during Spring 2020
  •  No other paid student appointment during Autumn 2019 (this includes paid research)

Appointment Details:

  • Salary:  $12/hour
  • Hours:  10-12 per week
  • Responsibilities:  Teach 1-3 hour lab; promptly grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities, 1 weekly office hour; proctor all exams, attend weekly staff meetings and beginning of the year training beginning Sunday, January 6th.  Conflicts with training should be stated on your application and be described in detail, if possible.

Apply online now! After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to you  to ask you to submit a schedule.  Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules are due by November 10th, 2019, and hiring decisions will be made in early December.  Please contact the Lab Supervisors (chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

ASPIRE Medical Research Program

ASPIRE is a spring and summer medical research program devoted to providing research experience to undergraduates from underrepresented and disadvantaged groups. They are seeking applicants who are interested in becoming medical doctors or biomedical scientists who would bring diversity to the field.

In order to apply, you must be a sophomore or junior at OSU with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Your application must include at least one letter of recommendation from a science professor and your undergraduate transcripts.

You can apply here. The application deadline is December 1, 2019, so apply now!

Find additional information here. If you have further questions, you may contact Aaron Thomas at aaron.thomas@osumc.edu.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant. These scholarships will award funds of 500-6,000 dollars. The awards are to be used to meet tuition costs, but remaining balances will be issued to the recipients. You do not need to be a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program to apply for these scholarships. However, special consideration will be given to applicants who have research distinction or honors research distinction.

Applications are due September 16, so apply now! You can find the applications here.

Join Scientific Thinkers

If you need to complete community service hours or want to give back to the Columbus community, consider joining Scientific Thinkers! Scientific Thinkers is a student organization at OSU dedicated to mentoring minority students who are interested in STEM. This is a great opportunity for you to develop your leadership skills as well as gain experience in teaching STEM material. If you are interested, there will be a mandatory orientation on Tuesday August 27 at 1:00 pm or Thursday August 29 at 3:00 pm. RSVP here. Find out more about Scientific Thinkers here!

Medpace Clinical Research Event

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Medpace is a Clinical Research Organization with a variety of open research positions. Medpace will host an event to showcase research opportunities within their organization on Wednesday, August 28th from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm. If you are interested in a career in research, RSVP by contacting Faith Bickel at f.bickel@medpace.com. Details of location will be provided upon RSVP.

Summer Job Opportunity

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has an immediate need for an undergraduate student to assist in a project directed towards the polymer modification and synthesis of bio-sensing materials for biomedical applications.

Some experience with organic chemistry is preferred along with an availability of about 20 hours per week.

If interested, please contact Professor John Lannutti at Lannutti.1@osu.edu.

CHOPs: Graduate Program Early Preview Weekend

 

The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities) from September 12-15, 2019.  This weekend is dedicated to providing a preview of the university’s graduate program. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip tailored to give potential graduate students an opportunity to visit the university before they apply to graduate school. Activities at CHOPs will include tours, interaction with alumni and graduate students, individual meetings with faculty, research presented by graduate students and faculty, and presentations about life in graduate school and applying to graduate school. This weekend may benefit you even if you are not planning on applying to The University of Wisconsin.

Learn more about CHOPs here.

Apply for CHOPs here before May 18, 2019.

American Chemical Society Looking for Part-Time Information Specialist

The American Chemical Society’s division, the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is currently taking applications for a part-time information specialist. This position, located here in Columbus, OH, will require accepted applicants to build databases in order to support chemical literature curation into CAS products.

CAS is looking for either students with a sophomore standing or above majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or a recent graduate with a related degree. Applicants should have completed at least one course of Organic Chemistry coursework, and be able to work part-time for 12-18 months.

More information about the position, as well as the application, can be found here.

Any additional questions about the position may be directed to Jen Schule, Senior Recruiter at CAS.