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Tonight: FOCUS Recruitment Event

Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists (FOCUS) is be a student-run seminar series and community outreach program whose purpose is to promote awareness and understanding of the scientific achievements of prominent females within the field of chemistry, an unrepresented group in science. FOCUS promotes awareness of women’s achievements, inspire and encourage females, minorities, and other members of the scientific community.

The group is having their first meeting of the semester on TONIGHT, September 13th at 7 pm in CBEC 110/120. They will have a short introduction to FOCUS to inform everyone about their goals and upcoming events. Afterwards, they will have a social hour and trivia game with snacks provided! You are encouraged to attend tonight’s event to learn more about FOCUS and see how you can get involved. All are welcome to join!

2022 Fall Career and Internship Fair

Network at The Ohio State University at the 2022 fall Career and Internship Fair! This event is a must-attend event for employers seeking talent from a variety of academic backgrounds. This university-wide fall career fair is open to Ohio State students and alumni across all majors and degree levels. The 2022 Career and Internship Fair will be two days, in-person at the Ohio State Ohio Union and virtually on Handshake.

In-Person

Today, September 13th from 1-5 p.m. EST
Ohio Union
Register through Handshake

Virtual

Tomorrow, September 14th from 2-6 p.m. EST.
Register through Handshake

The Handshake virtual career fair platform gives employers the opportunity to:

  • Engage in video, audio, and chat communication with students.
  • Host 5 group meetings per day with up to 50 students each.
  • Conduct 1:1 ten-minute individual meetings with interested students.
  • Allow students to learn more about a company’s mission and values.
  • Send messages and view the profiles of students that have scheduled to meet with them both before and after the fair.

Career fair tips and resources are available here.

National Security Agency Internship Webinar

One of the best ways to get your foot in the door for a full-time job at the National Security Agency (NSA) is to land a summer internship. Recruiters are sharing just about everything there is to know about NSA student programs at a webinar on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 4pm EST.

The program is open to students of all ages and majors, but it will focus internship and Co-op opportunities for college students. You will hear directly from NSA employees on the great opportunities the agency has to offer. They will discuss the NSA’s mission, which is all about protecting the nation, as well as the skills they’re seeking, from computer science and engineering to business, foreign language analysis and human resources. A question-and-answer period will wrap up the session.

NSA internships offer competitive pay, housing and travel assistance for those who qualify, extracurricular activities and more.

Register here.

Open Position: WVSU Academic Lab Manager

West Virginia State University is seeking a dedicated candidate for the position of Academic Lab Manager III for the Department of Chemistry and Physics. This is a non-classified, non-exempt, full time, benefits eligible position. This position assists the faculty within the department to set up and conduct teaching laboratories as well as maintain the departmental laboratories safety, hygiene, and records.

WVSU serves approximately 3,500 students. It is located in Institute, WV, a suburb of Charleston, the largest city and the capital of West Virginia. With more than 300,000 people living in the metropolitan area, it is an active, exciting and engaging community, boasting cultural and historical events, music, festivals and entertainment.

This position will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to applicants who submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by July 13, 2022.

Application materials can be submitted via email to jobs@wvstateu.edu.

Open Position: Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator

Gustavus Adolphus College, located in St. Peter, Minnesota, is hiring a Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator.

The primary purpose of this position is to support the teaching staff by purchasing, preparing and organizing labs and ensuring equipment, chemicals and supplies are available as needed. The Stockroom Coordinator also supports research faculty and students who need chemicals and related supplies for their work. This position ensures proper safety protocols are followed in the Chemical Stockroom, storage areas and preparation rooms. Thus, this position works in close collaboration with the Chemical Hygiene and Lab Safety Officer to ensure best practices in safety, maintenance, and inventory control.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, at least two years of college chemistry, basic knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry, and basic knowledge of safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals. A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred.

Learn more and apply.

WVU Summer Symposium: Registration Open

West Virginia University has invited Ohio State students to showcase their research at its 14th Annual Summer Symposium. The symposium will be held on July 28, 2022 at WVU in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Travel and room & board will be completely covered by WVU. Additionally, the top posters in each field will receive cash prizes.

Interested students can get an overview of the program on this flyer and more detailed information on the event webpage. Abstract submissions are due by midnight on Monday, July 18. (‘How to Submit‘).

K-12 Chemistry Teaching Jobs

Southern Teachers is an education recruitment firm working with over 750 K-12 private schools in the South. Their personalized teacher placement service helps you run an efficient job search and discern the best opportunities for you. The agency will learn about your experience and the parameters of your search (position type, schools type, and geography), and make referrals based on that information and their knowledge of their schools. Southern Teachers’ placement services are free for candidates.

Private/independent schools often have greater flexibility in their hiring than do public schools. As a result, teacher certification is not required for most middle and high school teaching positions. Generally speaking, candidates applying for private school teaching jobs should have a bachelor’s degree in the same field as their teaching field (e.g., a math major could be hired to teach 9th-grade algebra).

The agency currently has 1800 jobs listed at 750 K-12 private schools, including many, many science jobs. Schools are trying to fill these 2022-23 positions as soon as possible. They are seeking new grads with majors or minors in Chemistry. Apply now.

Deadline Extended – Apply to be a Gen Chem TA

Application Deadline Extended: June 1, 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2022. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2022
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2022 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in August during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here. https://go.osu.edu/au22gcta

After you submit an application, you will be asked to submit a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by July 1st. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on June 1, 2022. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Course Spotlight: PHYSIO 3202 – Human Physiology Laboratory

Offered in Autumn 2022.
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Instructor: Dr. Mark Ziolo

Interested in learning the ins and outs of human organ system functions?

In PHYSIO 3230, Human Physiology Laboratory, students will learn the principles of human organ system function through hands on human laboratory experiments such as measuring changes in blood pressure, respiration, EEG, etc. Further understanding of these organ system functions will be gained through discussion of related disease case-studies.

By the end of this course students can expect to:

  • Gain knowledge on the workings of the major human organ systems.
  • Understand how organ system function responds to stress.
  • Understand how organ system function responds to, and is altered by, disease.

Coursework includes a weekly three hour in-person lab, with online pre-lab and post-lab work.

Questions regarding this course can be directed to the course director Dr. Mark Ziolo at mark.ziolo@osumc.edu.

M.S. in Chemistry at Texas A&M University-Commerce

Graduating with a B.S. in Chemistry or Biochemistry and looking for a graduate school? Consider applying to Texas A&M Commerce’s chemistry M.S. program!

The university offers several different programs, so you can choose the track that best fits your future goals. The Professional Chemistry track offers concentrations in Analytical, Biochemistry, Inorganic, Organic, or Physical chemistry. Professional Chemical Business provides a strong foundation in business management and applies your knowledge to the chemical industry. The Professional Chemical Education track enhances your classroom skills and expands your chemistry knowledge. These options open doors to a wide variety of career opportunities.

Request more application information from Chemistry Graduate Advisor, Dr. Bukuo Ni at Bukuo.Ni@tamuc.edu.