Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers is recruiting graduating students for the 2019-20 school year. Registration for their Job Fair in Charlotte (on February 2, 2019) will open November 1. To attend the fair, candidates must apply and then be interviewed by one of our counselors.

Southern Teachers is the premier recruiter for private schools in the South. Hundreds of schools throughout the South will list thousands of jobs with us, and there will be plenty of jobs for candidates seeking chemistry teaching jobs.

These schools want candidates who have a strong background in chemistry and a desire to impact the lives of students. A teaching license or education major is NOT generally required.

Applying before the Thanksgiving break is highly encouraged. It does take time for them to process and interview candidates, so the earlier one applies, the better. While they are primarily recruiting for 2019-20, they will have some opportunities for December graduates, as well. If interested, applying right away is important.

Students may use this link to apply online.

Student Grant Competition

The Public Narrative Collaborative Global Arts & Humanities Discovery Theme is offering small grants up to $500 for work dealing with public narrative for undergraduate and graduate students graduating in spring and summer of 2019. 
The Public Narrative Collaborative supports broad definitions of public and of narrative. Its work is grounded in the cultural pervasiveness and widely-acknowledged power of stories and storytelling. Once thought to reside safely in the domains of literature, history, and folklore, narrative is now recognized as significant in just about every sphere of human activity: in politics, medicine, religion, education, law, business, sports, the art world, and on and on.  In addition, narratives appear in a range of media: print, radio, film, television, comics, theater, the digital, painting, sculpture, and curated art exhibitions.  Furthermore, narratives have countless purposes, some of which frequently overlap: reporting, explaining, interpreting, evaluating, entertaining, socializing, persuading, and more.  Narrative, in short, is a way of knowing and of doing.
PNC would like to make clear that “telling” in this context is not limited to verbal or written language, in fact proposals working in media including but not limited to visual art, sound, performance, moving image will be welcomed.  
Submit the following as a single pdf document by December 1st, 2018, by sending the following to ASC-pnc@osu.edu:
  • A brief general description (250 words maximum) of your project.
  • A brief description of how the interests of PNC align with the form, theme, or subject of your project.
  • Amount requested up to $500.
  • General budget (how the money will be spent).
  • CV or short narrative bio of academic and professional accomplishments. 
  • Anticipated graduation date and degree. Applicant must be anticipating graduating in Spring or Summer 2019. 
Please be sure to include your last name in the file name (example: yourlastname_pncsmallgrant)

Merck Future Talents Program

Calling all Future Chemists!

The Merck 2019 Chemistry Future Talents Program is now accepting applications for Summer internships and Co-Ops across a variety of disciplines. These are paid positions which are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. In May 2019 these 3 to 6 month positions will begin at a number of different research locations across the country. You can apply online here!

Please refer to the flyer below for more details.

2018 Chemistry Nobel Prize Winners

On October 3, 2018, this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry winners were announced.

Photo Credit: Caltech; University of Missouri; and MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

“The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold of California Institute of Technology for the directed evolution of enzymes and to George P. Smith of the University of Missouri and Gregory P. Winter of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology for the phage display of peptides and antibodies. Arnold will receive half of the approximately $1 million prize; Smith and Winter will split the other half equally,” wrote Celia Henry Arnaud of Chemical & Engineering News. Arnold is just the second woman to win the prize in the past 50 years.

Learn more about the development and uses of directed evolution enzymes and the phage display of peptides and antibodies at Chemical & Engineering News, Nature International Journal of Science, and The Nobel Prize.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Historically, high-need students in Indianapolis have not had equal access to an education that adequately prepares them for college and career. Indianapolis Teaching Fellows trains recent college graduates to become exceptional certified teachers in high-need subject areas. The fast-paced summer training program focuses on the essential skills that teachers need most to start strong. Fellows will repeatedly practice foundational classroom management and instructional techniques, receive direct feedback from skilled coaches, and pass a series of evaluations to be eligible to start teaching in the fall. More information can be found at their website.

Application Deadline – November 5th, 2019

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Course Spotlight: Chemistry 2990

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Chemistry 2990 at The Ohio State University is a seminar course targeting chemistry majors focusing on the development of professional skills, conducting literature searches, writing research papers, and exploring careers and research options. Offered by Dr. Nicole Karn on Monday’s at 3:00 PM, this course will help students hone their writing skills and understanding, while having the opportunity to attend research presentations given by faculty conducting research. Sign up for the Spring 2019 semester! Take a look at the tentative syllabus for an in-depth course description and schedule.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Research Opportunities

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The RADM Helena O. Mishoe Postbaccalaureate Fellowships – Application Due: January 19, 2019

    • One to two years of training at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
    • Open to recent college graduates from underrepresented groups preparing for graduate or professional school (Medical/Dental/Veterinary)
    • More information about the fellowships can be found on their flyer.

 The Summer Program for Under Represented Students (SPURS) – Application Due: March 1, 2019

    • This program offers up to 12 weeks of training in an NHLBI Laboratory for students who are over 17 years of age and enrolled in any accredited program from High School to Graduate or Medical School.
    • More information about the summer program can be found on their flyer.

Check out the NHLBI website for more details about their programs and areas of focus!

Rosetta Commons Internship

Rosetta Commons is a consortium of researchers who develop software to understand, predict, and design biomolecules including proteins and nucleic acids. The Commons includes over 300 developers from over 40 universities and labs worldwide who contribute and share the Rosetta source code.

Rosetta Commons offers internships in 15 locations. During the program, interns will:

  • Attend one week of Rosetta Code School (June 3 through June 7) where they will learn the inner details of the  Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so they are fully prepared for the summer
  • Complete 8 weeks of hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science
  • Train in biomolecular structure prediction, optimization, object oriented programming, parallel computing, databases, machine-learning, and collaborative coding
  • Engage in weekly virtual journal clubs, writing and presentation training, and an on-site partnership with a local RUE cohort
  • Finish the REU by attending the Rosetta Developers Conference in Seattle, WA

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Interns will receive housing, paid travel expenses, and a $5,500 stipend.

For more information about the program, eligibility, and application, view the flyer or their website.

The application opens November 10, 2018 and closes February 1, 2018.

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

Nanotechnology Research

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students a chance to participate in research projects in the rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and engineering meet. Students engage in cutting-edge projects in the fields of engineered cancer therapies, stem cells and regenerative engineering, and diagnostic tool development.

The program includes:

  • Ten weeks of research in a graduate-level lab with faculty and graduate student mentoring
  • Scientific and professional development seminars, social activities, networking, and journal club
  • Oral and poster presentation of research and symposium participation

The program’s stipend, paid housing, and travel allowance allow students to concentrate on research and other professional development skills.

Eligible participants fall under the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents (This criterion is required by NSF).
  • Undergraduate students who have completed at least their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
  • GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Non-Johns Hopkins University students.

The summer 2019 application cycle opens November 10, 2018 and closes February 1, 2019.

More information can be found on the program’s flyer and 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.