American Chemical Society Looking for Part-Time Information Specialist

The American Chemical Society’s division, the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), is currently taking applications for a part-time information specialist. This position, located here in Columbus, OH, will require accepted applicants to build databases in order to support chemical literature curation into CAS products.

CAS is looking for either students with a sophomore standing or above majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Chemical Engineering, or a recent graduate with a related degree. Applicants should have completed at least one course of Organic Chemistry coursework, and be able to work part-time for 12-18 months.

More information about the position, as well as the application, can be found here.

Any additional questions about the position may be directed to Jen Schule, Senior Recruiter at CAS.

Research Opportunity in Power Electronics

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is taking applications for a research opportunity. Accepted applicants will research and develop power electronics applications for interfacing between solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) systems and utility grids. This research opportunity is located in Morgantown, WV as well as Pittsburgh, PA.

NETL is looking for graduate, post-bachelors, post-masters, and post-doctorate students with experience designing and implementing controllers for single- and three-phase inverters as well as electrical test equipment, knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink/PLECS simulation tools, and familiarization with distribution class, medium voltage converters.

Apply by June 1, 2019.

For more information about the program, visit this site. Applicants must email a CV to Paul Ohodnicki, as well as submit an application. The application for post-bachelors and graduate students is found here, and the application for post-masters and post-doctorate students is found here.

Food Safety Internship with Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola Science & Regulatory Affairs Department is hosting an internship position for summer 2019. Applications are open for any student (undergraduate or graduate) in a chemistry or biochemistry major.

 

This paid internship will be located in Atlanta, Georgia, for 10 weeks starting around May 20th and finishing with a capstone presentation in August.

Accepted students are expected to have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, to be able to perform well in a challenging, dynamic environment, and to be a team player with a high level of commitment.

If you are interested in this position, email your resume directly to Charles Frohman.

University of Kentucky Offering New Masters Degree

 

The University of Kentucky is now offering a Masters degree in Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics. This degree focuses on both Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and Analytical Genetics/DNA, and is currently accepting applications for fall semester, 2019.

The Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics degree will provide students with two internships which will prepare students for their careers, as well as preparation for courtroom testimony. Students who are interested may contact Dr. Isabel Mellon or the department of Toxicology and Cancer Biology. More information about the degree and the application process can be found on their website.

PREP Application Deadline Extended

OSU’s Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is extending its deadline to apply. PREP prepares post-baccalaureate students for graduate school by providing one year of paid research experience. Accepted students will work with a mentor, and will also be provided with preparation assistance for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) and graduate school applications, career development workshops, and opportunities to travel and network with other scientists across the nation.

The application deadline will remain open until all slots are filled.

For further information, visit this website. The application is available here.

Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio Career Fair

This summer, the Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University is hosting a career fair, The Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio (PiNO). PiNO is open to all undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctorate students from all majors.

The career fair and conference will be held in Cleveland, Ohio on June 14, 2019, and will give students who are searching for internships, co-ops, and/or full-time employment the opportunity to present posters, network with industry representatives, and win cash prizes.

Registration costs $10 for those who wish to present a poster, and $5 for everyone else. For more information on the career fair and registration, visit PiNO’s website. Any further questions can be answered by contacting either of the conference’s co-directors, Erik Price (ejp68@case.edu) or Sunsheng Zhu (sxz352@case.edu).

Chemical Evolution Summer Research Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2019

The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will spend 10 weeks doing full-time, paid research in chemical evolution and origins of life chemistry. Students will be trained in research methods, data analysis, and written/oral communication of their results. You may be asked to present your research in a formal poster session, and approved posters may be published on their program website.

Depending on the specific school and advisor you are interested in, your application will be folded into an existing program at that school. The program to which you are assigned will give you the chance to participate in seminars such as how to choose a graduate program, scientific ethics, and careers in science.

Through the course of the 10-week program, you will be expected to devote 40 hours a week to research, and to participate in all seminars, workshops, discussion groups, and activities as scheduled, as well as all laboratory meetings, journal clubs, safety training and other such activities as requested by your mentor. You will also be asked to update program organizers of all your future academic developments for program assessment purposes.

The deadline to apply is February 15. Details and the application can be found on the CCE REU website. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact Education Director Christopher Parsons.

 

What’s different about the CCE?

The CCE is part of the NSF CCI program, and it brings together diverse investigators (including undergraduate researchers) into teams to collaborate on a grand societal problem: understanding how life emerged. In addition, they share their findings with the world through the arts. You can check out some of their outreach projects on their website.

Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at the FDA

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas is currently taking applications for a summer program. Selected individuals will train alongside investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.

Participants will be full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019, and will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age.

Applications are open for undergraduate and incoming graduate/professional students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Proof of health insurance must be provided.

Apply online on their website.

To complete the application process, you will need:

  • An application
  • Transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and a publication list
  • Two educational or professional references
  • All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
  • The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

If you have further questions, please email FDArpp@orau.org. Include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2019-0116).

Note: Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid. Eligible majors include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics), as well as Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.