Recognizing the high demand for training in computer science, Brandeis University created an innovative master’s program for majors in the sciences and humanities who wish to transition to the thriving computer industry. Employment opportunities for students with computer science degrees are unusually promising. For those not pursuing their undergraduate major at a higher level, making the switch into the computer science field may be a good next step.
The two-year, 12-course program provides training in the fundamentals of computing, as well as in “hot” areas including big data. While the curriculum is demanding, the flexibility afforded by the wide range of electives means you can tailor your program to your own personal learning goals.
Brandeis is a private research university, just outside of Boston offering a liberal arts and sciences education. The computer science department is comprised of 17 faculty in diverse areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Human-Computer interaction, Computational Biology, Computational Linguistics, Natural Language Processing and Database systems.
Many of students admitted to the program receive generous scholarships (typically $20,000 on average). Admission is rolling until April 1st, or until the program is full. Students can apply for free by using the promo code, CS2021, and using these fee waiver instructions.
Learn more about the program here. If you have any questions, contact the program coordinator, Anne Gudaitis, at email@example.com.
The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation is seeking a part-time, science-focused Marketing Associate. This position might be of interest to a STEM student who loves social media, marketing, and/or advertising, and has good communication skills. This would be a great way to earn some cash, build your resume, and apply your science in a unique way.
The selected applicant will develop messaging, write and manage the completion of promotional materials for web, trade shows and print ads for scientific products and services.
Apply by March 31, 2021. Learn more on Handshake.
Posted on behalf of David Toczyski, a professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. This is an opportunity for a student graduating in Spring 2021.
I am currently hiring a graduating student into a full time position to work in my laboratory at UCSF studying cell cycle regulation. The work is a combination of biochemistry and tissue culture. You will be using Mass spectrometry and/or CRISPR screening to characterize ubiquitin ligases. You must have some experience doing undergraduate research. However, the exact topic of the research is not important, as long as it is some aspect of cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics. This is a perfect position for someone looking to go to graduate school in a few years. It is a fun, dynamic lab with a mix of students and postdocs.
The start date of the position is, ideally, May–June, however we would consider someone earlier than that. This would be a good position for someone who wants to go to grad school. In fact, most of my previous graduate students have gone on to graduate school, and it has been great experience for that.
Please email me if you wish to apply. Include the department from which you are graduating, your GPA, and the name and contact info of the lab in which you worked, as well as the dates you work there and 2-3 sentences describing the work.
Please put “SRA” into the subject line when you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP for an eHappy Hour hosted by Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) Young Professionals on Friday, February 26th at 5:30PM. Zoom meeting info will be emailed before the event.
- Meet others in water and wastewater in a relaxed, low-key environment.
- Form relationships that will last throughout your career.
- See how many item you can find from a scavenger hunt list.
- Bring something to show and tell; it could be something big or small. It could be your favorite beverage, a hobby you picked up recently, your pet, etc.
RSVP for the eHappy Hour here.
Interested in joining OAWWA Young Professionals? Submit this form to receive emails about upcoming events,.
Professor Miller’s research group has one or two research positions open for undergraduates with an interest in physical chemistry and a strong mathematical background.
The group’s research focuses on the spectroscopic detection and characterization of reactive chemical intermediates. These molecules play critical roles in a variety of processes of significant importance to our society and economy, examples of which include combustion, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, plasmas and reacting flows. Recent analytical work in my group has involved the simulation of observed electronic-absorption spectra of HO2 free radicals. These simulations allow the determination of HO2 concentrations that are critical to the understanding of the kinetics of electrical discharges, atmospheric shock waves, and various non-equilibrium, reacting flows. Other work focuses on analysis of spectra of larger polyatomic molecules, typically free radicals and often of high symmetry, with emphasis on the utilization of quantum chemistry calculations. This work involves understanding and calculating the extent of various interactions affecting the spectral structure typical of open-shell, free-radical spectra, such as the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, vibronic coupling, conical interactions, and the Jahn-Teller effect.
Dr. Miller’s group specializes in theoretical/computational work. However, they maintain active collaborations with experimental groups in Engineering at Ohio State and Chemistry at the University of Louisville as well as a strong collaboration with a theoretical group, highly skilled in electronic structure calculations, at the University of Florida.
Research support is provided from an OSU Advancement fund. This funding is normally reserved for the summer, but class credit, e.g., CHEM 4998H, can be earned for research during the academic year. This undergraduate program has been on-going for several years. The undergraduates involved typically make research presentations at more than one international meeting and prepare a senior thesis. So far all have been a co-author on a research publication. One student is scheduled to graduate this spring; previous graduates are now working for their Ph.D.’s in Chemistry at M.I.T. and UC, Berkeley.
Interested students should email Professor Miller (email@example.com) and include a brief summary of their relevant experience, including class work. The plan would be for the selected students to participate in undergraduate research during spring semester and then have a research position funded for the summer.
The Student PIRGs is an organization that trains students to run strategic campaigns to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. The organization has remote internships where students can learn valuable organizing and activist skills to make a difference on issues that they care about. Learn more about the internships here.
You may have taken classes to learn about all of these problems and the impacts they have on our community. These internships are an opportunity to learn how you can put that knowledge into action. The Student PIRGs is based on a model that has been helping students make positive change for almost 50 years.
Recently Student PIRGs members on over 100 campuses have come together to:
- Talk to over 360,000 students about how to register, how to vote safely and ensure their vote is counted to help reach near historic youth turnout in the last election.
- Pass bans on single use plastics, like plastic bags and foam take-out containers in over 17 states.
- Convinced the first 2 campuses and an entire University System in the country to sign the pledge to ban single use plastics.
- Saved students more than $40,000,000 in over 10 states by working with dozens of campuses to create open source textbook programs like University of Maryland and UMASS Amherst.
Interns spend 10-15 hours a week attending trainings, recruiting volunteers, and working on projects and campaigns that will make your community better. They attend weekly trainings and run campaign events.
Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Apply here.
As a reminder, the online application for Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry undergraduate scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year is open! The application, along with eligibility information and a list of requirements can be found on the application webpage.
The February 1, 2021 at 5pm deadline is quickly approaching.
All applicants must include the information of a faculty member who has agreed to provide a recommendation; please be sure to get permission and agreement from the faculty member before listing them as your recommender.
If you have any questions regarding the scholarships or the application process, please contact Ana Ramirez, our Undergraduate Program Manager.
May, August, or December 2020 graduates
Charles River Labs (CRL) has a high need to hire full-time, entry-level positions in Ashland, OH. These positions focus on drug discovery/development in pre-clinical laboratory setting. You can view the openings here.
These are full-time positions that require full-time paid training followed by mentorship program. First year new hires receive 15 days of vacation, accrued plus accrued sick time. CRL also offers 401k/health benefits for new hires, which start the first day of the month following a new hire’s start date. The company continues to grow globally as a company so career advancement is an attractive element for new hires.
Current Students in Spring 2021
Charles River Labs (CRL) will be hosting multiple paid internships within various scientific departments for the summer of 2021. Internship will last from May 25, 2021 – August 17, 2021 (can be flexible on start/end date) Departments hosting interns include, but are not limited to: Technical Operations, Animal Care Services, Formulations, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Histology, Necropsy, IT, Human Resources, and more. Interested applicants are invited to apply via this single job posting.
Pfizer Medicinal Chemistry is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in synthetic organic chemistry to participate in the company’s Summer Student Worker Program (SWP). Research will be conducted at one of Pfizer’s major R&D sites in Groton, Connecticut or La Jolla, California.
Students will have the opportunity to work for 10-12 weeks (typically May to August) directly with a medicinal chemist investigating a novel research project or as part of a larger project team. The internship includes various programs introducing the students to scientists within the Pfizer organization and concludes with a poster session.
These positions are paid, housing and transportation to the Pfizer site are not included but housing is potentially available through local universities which can be reached by bike/car/carshare. More information will be provided during the phone interview.
Applications will be open until March 5, 2021. Students will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. You can apply here. Pfizer works with a third-party staffing company, so they suggest that applicants also complete this questionnaire, which will be reviewed by Pfizer internally.
The U.S. Department of Energy and the American Chemical Society, Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, sponsor an INTENSIVE 6-week course (June 14, 2021 – July 23, 2021) in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates held in San Jose, CA or Long Island, NY with 12 students each.
The course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work introduces state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation used in basic and applied nuclear science. Also included are a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities, National Laboratories, and other nuclear facilities. Students meet and interact with prominent faculty and scientists who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.
Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Provided are a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, housing, transportation to and from the Summer School location, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit is awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).
For additional information, view the program flyer or email questions to Dr. Lynn Francesconi (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The application deadline is February 1, 2021.