Exciting Pharmacology Graduate Programs at University of Cincinnati

The Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine currently offers a unique hands-on MS experience (thesis or non-thesis tracks) emphasizing drug discovery and preclinical pharmacology.

Sometimes undergraduate students are unsure how to pursue their scientific career goals. UC’s 1-year MS non-thesis and 2-year MS thesis track options offer many exciting opportunities for students to explore their scientific interests while discovering new career paths.  As an interdisciplinary field, students study several aspects of preclinical drug discovery, safety, and development and are scientifically well-rounded, which creates numerous opportunities for UC’s Pharmacology graduates.  One unique aspect of this program is the opportunity to interact with several invited speakers from UC’s drug industry partners (Johnson & Johnson, Covance, Eli Lilly, Battelle, Charles River) plus students gain hands-on research experience while working with expert UC and Cincinnati Children’s faculty. About half of these students use the program as a gap year experience, preparing for advanced academic training in the life sciences (MD, PhD, DMD, PharmD, DVM), with the remaining graduates employed in academia (teaching/research) or private sector enterprises (www.med.uc.edu/ms-in-pharmacology/alumni).

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year will be accepted until June 1, 2018 or until the class is full.

Early applications are encouraged, and foreign applicants should apply before March 1, 2018.

For more information see the program’s website,  www.med.uc.edu/ms-in-pharmacology , see this flyer UC MS in Pharmacology-u19xpu ,or email Katharine Hobbing at hobbinkr@ucmail.uc.edu.



Colorado School of Mines Research Opportunity

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Application due: March 9, 2018

Colorado School of Mines is offering a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program called Advancing Polymer Materials by Integrating Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The program provides a unique interdisciplinary research experience that will apply polymer science and polymer engineering practices to 21st century technologies such as fuel cell membranes, solar cells, coatings, and health care.

REU participants will have the opportunity to work with faculty mentors from the departments of Chemistry, Chemical and Biological Engineering, and Materials Science.

Participants receive a stipend of $5,000, paid on-campus housing, travel allowance, and hands-on research experience. The program will run from May 28, 2018 to August 3,  2018.

Additional information can be found on the official flyer and their website.

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.

Dr. Shiyu Zhang, one of CBC’s newest faculty members

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Shiyu Zhang, to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!  He joins our department after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgetown University and postdoctoral work at both MIT and Harvard. His research revolves around applying inorganic synthesis in energy research.

Dr. Zhang was first attracted to Ohio State and Columbus because of “good food and college football”. Can you blame him? Among many goals of his during his hopeful long journey with our department, he most aspires to train extraordinary students and show them their potential as scientists. Everyone’s path to the love of chemistry is different, his started with playing around making “funky” molecules. If you find Dr. Zhang teaching a Catalysis course – take it – it’s his favorite class!

Now for some fun facts about Dr. Zhang:

  • He most admires Steve Jobs
  • If he wasn’t a scientist he’d be an Astronaut! He loves space.
  • In his free time he’s just like all of us – he plays video games and watches HBO shows! We can only hope he’s a Game of Thrones fan…
  • He has two dogs: Pancake (pug) and Professor (mini schnauzer)

We are ecstatic to have Dr. Zhang in our department and can’t wait to see the innovative and exciting things he has in store for us!


Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Program

Application Deadlines: January 29 and March 9

The University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Program immerses students in graduate-level study of innovation, entrepreneurship, and general business, designed to complement and make more marketable a student’s scientific, technical, and engineering skills. ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it, and empowers students to fix things that matter.

To learn more about ESTEEM, attend the ESTEEM Information Session Webinar on Thursday, January 18, at 4PM.

This short (20-30 min) presentation will give an overview of the ESTEEM Graduate Program including the curriculum, capstone thesis projects, where students go after ESTEEM, how to apply, financial aid, and more.

Join online from any device or
by phone: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 588 423 940

Please contact Kyle Williams at kwilliams@nd.edu with any questions.

OSU Spring Career Fair


The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 20th, 2018, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The event will take place in both the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom and the Ohio Union Performance Hall.

Employers at the fair are seeking candidates across a vast range of disciplines. There will be both full-time, entry level positions and summer internships available.

Selected students will receive an interview invitation on February 20th, and will interview on February 21st.

More information regarding the event is available on the ASC Career Services website. They also offer a list of registered employers and preparation tips. No pre-registration is necessary, but a valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.

Nebraska Summer Research Program

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At Nebraska, our Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student at a Big Ten university. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. They are committed to quality mentoring and research projects and limit summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors.

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The online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Thursday, February 1. More information regarding the summer research program is available.


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.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Application due: Monday, February 5th

The ACS Honors Program is now accepting applications for the Spring 2018 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition.

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a major program in the college of Arts and Sciences
  • Have attained junior standing by time of funding
  • Not be graduating Spring 2018 semester
  • Be enrolled full-time during semesters of funding
  • Have an Ohio State faculty advisor with whom they work to devise and refine a proposal, and who will be responsible for overseeing the project once it is underway.

The scholarships, which typically range from $500 to approximately $12,000, will be distributed during Summer, Autumn, and/or Spring semesters of 2018-2019.  The funds automatically go toward the payment of the student recipient’s university tuition and fees.

More information and Frequently Asked Questions can be found on the program’s webpage. Applications for the Spring 2018 competition are due Monday, February 5th, 2018 (before 5pm).

Summer Internship Opportunity at the University of Akron

Application Deadline: February 16th, 2018

The 2018 summer research experience (REU) program in the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron is open to apply. Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, engineering, and biomaterials. These interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress, and visits to regional companies.  The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

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The application form can be found on their website, including further details regarding their REU program.


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.


Peer Leadership Job

Now Hiring!

First Year Experience is looking for their next set of Peer Leaders to help welcome and support first year students become the best Buckeyes they can be! The Peer Leader position is a year round paid position (May-April) focusing on supporting first year students during their transition to college.

They are seeking applicants who are willing to share their struggles, successes, and their story with a new crop of first year students starting in May 2018.

Questions? Email askfye@osu.edu or visit their information page. They will also be holding information sessions about the position before the application deadline of Wednesday, January 31, 2018.

Professional Science Master’s Program

The University of Illinois offers a unique type of Master’s program called the Professional Science Master’s (PSM). The program integrates education in a scientific discipline with practical training in business, management, and organizational leadership. Students of the Illinois PSM take the same rigorous graduate level science classes as their colleagues but replace research and thesis writing with hands-on industry experience and introductory MBA level business courses through the university’s College of Business.

The Illinois PSM program is designed for students who seek graduate-level knowledge, but do not wish to work directly with research. Many of their students aspire to be project managers, entrepreneurs and help solve some of the most challenging problems we are facing in feeding, fueling, and conserving resources for our growing population. These students excel at explaining the technical sciences to non-technical audiences both in the company and among the general population.

They offer six programs: Agricultural Production, Bioprocessing & Bioenergy, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Geographic Information Science, and Technical Systems Management.

For more information about the Illinois PSM program, check out their Quick Guide or visit their website.