Southern Teachers: Virtual Interviews

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Southern Teachers is holding virtual interviews for OSU students who are interested in teaching jobs at great K-12 private/independent schools.

The official application period closed last night, but there are still a couple interview slots available. Any students who are interested should send their resume to Maggie Goodman at Recruiter@SouthernTeachers.com. Alternatively, interested students may sign up to speak with a Southern Teachers rep at their Recruiting Office Hours (Thursdays, 1:00-3:30pm).


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

Ohio State Graduate & Professional School Fair

Wednesday, November 3
4:30pm – 6pm
Ohio Union Performance Hall

Open to all Ohio State students • Dress is casual • No RSVP necessary

All Ohio State students are invited to come and learn:

  • Why you should apply to Ohio State for graduate or professional school?
  • What’s involved in applying?
  • What undergraduate courses and programs can help you prepare?

Admissions representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional schools, pre-law and pre-health academic advisors and Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success will be available to answer your questions.

See the list of OSU colleges and schools attending here. Don’t forget bring your BuckID for entry.

University of Michigan: Pharmacy Open House

 

PhD & MS Virtual Open House

The University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy will be hosting a virtual open house for their PhD programs in Medicinal Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science, as well as the MS program in Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program will be held on Thursday, October 21 from 6-8 pm.

Registration, as well as an itinerary, can be found here at their website or directly at this link.

This is a great introduction to their graduate programs and opportunities. It will include an overview of their programs and application process, as well as a graduate student panel, with faculty members available for Q & A.

Graduate Opportunities with the National University of Singapore

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Masters of Science in Chemical Sciences

The National University of Singapore offers a Masters of Science program which could open doors to career opportunities in industries such as Health Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, or Advanced Materials. This M.Sc. program through NUS’s Department of Chemistry includes courses such as Chemistry & Society and Industry Practices in Chemistry.

Applications are open starting October 15, 2021 through March 15, 2022.

For more program information please view the brochure or this poster.

Or contact the department directly at mchems@nus.edu.sg

Course Spotlight: CHEM 5430 – Carbohydrate Chemistry

Offered in Spring 2022.
Tues & Thurs 9:35am – 10:55am
Instructor: Dr. Christopher Callam
Prereqs: CHEM 2520 or 2620 or 2920

The main course objective is for everyone to gain a better understanding of glycolscience. Students will develop a working knowledge of the synthesis, conformation, and biological importance of carbohydrates and oligosaccharides. This course is designed to help develop scientific problem solving skills and application of organic and biochemistry to new situations.

Course Topics:

  • Weeks 1-3: Structure and Conformation
  • Weeks 3-6: De-gradative Reactions in Acid and Base, Protecting Group Strategies and Functional Group Inter-conversions
  • Weeks 6-8: Reactions at the Anomeric Center and Pseudosugars
  • Weeks 8-10: Chemical Glycoside Synthesis
  • Week 11: Spectroscopy of Carbohydrates
  • Weeks 12-14: Biosynthesis of Carbohydrates and Enzymatic Synthesis Methods, Biochemical implications

Evaluation and Grading: 2 midterm exams, take-home quizzes, literature review, and a synthesis project.

Course Spotlight: Chem 5240 – Introduction to Protein Modeling

Offered in Spring 2022.
Mon, Wed, & Fri: 1:50pm – 2:45pm
Dr. Richard Spinney

Students will have an opportunity to explore the theories and methods of molecular modeling and computational chemistry in CHEM 5240: Introduction to Protein Modeling.

The course allows students to get hands-on experience with computational chemistry software, using molecular mechanics, and modeling dynamic systems (molecular dynamics) as applied to large biological molecules such as proteins. The course focuses on the application of modern modeling techniques, rather than the mathematical formulation, used to solve current problems in biochemistry and pharmacology. The course runs like a workshop with extensive computer time using modern protein modeling software.

Pre/Co-requisites: CHEM 2520 (Organic Chemistry II)

Course Spotlight: Chemistry 2990 – Introduction to Chemical Research

Offered in Spring 2022.
Monday 3:00pm-3:55pm
Dr. Nicole Karn
1 credit hour

Chem 2990: Introduction to Chemical Research is a seminar course focusing on the development of professional skills, conducting literature searches, writing research papers, and exploring careers and research options.

  • Improve research skills
  • Hone writing skills
  • Meet chemistry faculty

Prereq: CHEM 1220, 1620, or 1920H, and English 1110

Protein Science Co-op at Moderna

Moderna is seeking an undergraduate Junior or Senior to join its Co-op Program. The candidate will work in the Protein Science group and assist with the investigation and implementation of broad technologies to identify suitable protein detection reagents for use in in vitro potency assays for Moderna’s drug products. Specifically, the candidate will assist with generating and screening antibody fragment libraries to select and validate high affinity ligands against various targets of interest.

Moderna’s Co-Op program is a full-time opportunity beginning January 2022 through June 2022. Interested candidates should be available for full-time work during this timeframe.

What you’ll do:

  • Generate antibody fragment libraries for in vitro phage display
  • Utilize various display methods for antigen presentation
  • Isolate B-cells following in vivo immunization for screening against diverse targets
  • Perform biopanning, affinity screening, and selection of high affinity ligands using flow cytometry
  • Use plate-based methods to express, purify, and characterize recombinant proteins for binding and favorable biophysical properties (expression, solubility, stability, etc.)
  • Perform quantitative analysis of data and assist in the preparation of reports for the Protein Science group and other stakeholders

Learn more and apply here.

Experience ORISE Virtual Career Fair

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities available within the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Chat with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of FDA programs
  • Learn about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs
  • Explore paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities
  • Connect with ORISE staff members to ask about applying, what to expect during the appointment, and to learn more about the ORISE experience
  • Network with other prospective applicants
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of entering a graduate program with Ph.D. scientists and engineers

To view current opportunities visit the FDA Opportunities page.

Click here to register for the Career Fair.

College of Medicine: ASPIRE Medical Research Program

Ohio State University College of Medicine ASPIRE Medical Research, is now accepting applications for its 5th cohort of ASPIRE Scholars.

The mission of the ASPIRE Medical Research Program is to support current Ohio State undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented and historically excluded from the health sciences, with mentorship, research experience in world-class laboratories, personal and academic support, in order to prepare them for advanced education and careers as health-care providers.

The year-long, longitudinal program is open to rising sophomores (current freshmen), sophomores, and juniors.

They are specifically seeking applications from:

  • Students from groups historically excluded in medicine and biomedical sciences: African-American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Students with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • First generation college students
  • Queer, LGBTQIA, Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming
  • Others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field

Interested? Visit the program website to learn more and apply. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2022.

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2021 ASPIRE Program Cohort