Entry-Level Research Chemist Position

PPG Specialty Synthesis Group is seeking an entry-level Research Chemist for their process development team located in Monroeville, PA. The research chemist’s principal responsibility is developing a robust synthesis and purification method for novel OLED emitters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop scalable synthetic processes for OLED emitters that are reproducible and cost effective through a thorough scientific approach.
  • Evaluate the synthesis for new emitters as they are identified. Provide samples using a commercially feasible synthetic strategy.
  • Advance technology used in the laboratory to improve process development understanding and reduce cycle times (EasyMax/Optimax, EasyViewer).
  • Analyze and interpret analytical results and make process changes as necessary.
  • Provide support for scale up of new products by technicians in both a kilo lab and plant setting.
  • Help support existing commercial as well as pre-commercial and developmental products.
  • Support the use of quality tools (critical thinking, DOE, statistical analysis etc.) as applicable in the development of new processes.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiments using common chemistry equipment and instruments (HPLC, UPLC, GC).
  • Effectively communicates within the work team and provides clear and concise documentation of technical results.
  • Works in a safe manner. Reads, understands and follows all pertinent SOPs.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemistry.
  • Entry level, no industry experience required.

Apply here.

Work for CBC: Prep Lab Assistant – Pay Increased

Work in the General Chemistry Preparation Lab for Autumn 2021!

The General Chemistry Preparation lab of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring lab assistants to help us provide services to the General Chemistry Teaching lab in Autumn 2021. This position is open to undergraduates currently enrolled at OSU main campus who are eligible to work in the United States. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and have good customer service skills.

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with a B- (preferred)
  • Attention to detail, maintaining a stable work schedule
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2021
  • Be able to work until 2023 after recruitment

Student Appointment Details:

  • Starting Salary:  $10/hour (increased from posting on 6/3)
  • Hours: 12-20 hours per week
  • Responsibilities:  Preparation and delivery of chemicals, distribution of lab equipment, lab services and safety inspections.
  • On Friday, August 20 or Monday, August 23, new lab assistants will need to participate in lab orientation/training.

Online Application:

  • Apply here.
  • You will be contacted after submission of your application.

Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE)

2021 Dates: October 28-29, 2021

The Michigan Chemistry Opportunities for Research and Education (M-CORE) program invites ~20 highly qualified prospective students to the University of Michigan Chemistry Department for a virtual visit to explore the Chemistry graduate program. You will not only get to interact with faculty, staff, and current graduate students informally, you also have an opportunity to explore virtually the chemistry building, labs, and Ann Arbor area.

M-CORE participants will:

  • Meet research faculty and current graduate students
  • Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
  • Learn about UM cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
  • Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details, please visit the program’s webpage at M|CORE Program | UM LSA Chemistry. Questions can be emailed to mcore.chem@umich.edu. There will be a virtual info session in September, where you can learn more about the program directly from faculty and previous M-CORE participants.

M-CORE is specifically seeking juniors and seniors from from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the chemical sciences.

Applications are currently being accepted. Apply by Monday, October 4, 2021.

Biochemical Markers Fellowship at CDC (Recent Graduates)

About DLS: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is seeking applicants for a Biochemical Markers Fellowship opportunity. DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Projects: Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.

Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information.) They will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables ORISE fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

Qualifications: Applicants should be Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Microbiology. Must be a U.S. citizen.

The program will run Sept 15, 2021 – Sept 12, 2022. The stipend for Bachelor’s fellows will be approx. $3,800 montly.

Applications due July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow

The Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow opportunity with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is now accepting applications. This is an opportunity for individuals who have a degree in the physical sciences, so may be of interest to recent CBC graduates.

What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program. The Fuel Cells Technology Program activities will include monitoring project progress and milestones; reviewing and analyzing project progress reports and other technical reports; and engaging with project researchers. Key areas of research and development within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program include catalysts, membranes, membrane electrode assemblies, stacks, and balance of plant components.

Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, which focuses on developing fuel cells which are among the most promising technologies that are expected to transform the energy sector. They are highly efficient, fuel flexible, and offer diverse benefits. In particular, they are affordable, clean, and reliable fuel cell technologies that convert hydrogen to electrical power for a wide variety of applications, including transportation (automobiles, buses, trucks, rail, maritime) and stationary power generation (mid-scale electric power plants, backup power, small-scale distributed power plants for buildings).

Where will I be located? Washington, DC or Golden, CO

You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.

Learn more and apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Course Spotlight: CHEM 6550 – Atmospheric Chemistry

Offered in Autumn 2021.
Tues/Thurs 12:45 – 2:05pm
Professor Heather Allen

Course objective: Chemistry, composition, and reaction kinetics relating to the Earth’s atmosphere with focus on tropospheric and stratospheric chemistry with regional and global comparisons is presented. Gas and aerosol phase chemistry will be discussed as well as the interactions of atmospheric constituents with the biosphere, past and present. Perspectives on air pollution, stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and anthropogenic influences will be discussed.

The course syllabus outlines specific topics that will be covered. Some topics that may be of particular interest are COVID-19 transmission and climate change.

Although this is a graduate-level course, Professor Allen would like to see a few undergraduate students join. Undergraduate students should have completed Gen Chem and Organic Chemistry, or be in their 3rd or 4th year. Interested students should contact ASC-chemadvisors@osu.edu for the special permission form needed for a 6000-level course.

TOMORROW: Forge Biologics Virtual Recruiting Event

Forge Biologics is a gene therapy development engine, focused on enabling access to life changing gene therapies and helping bring them from idea into reality. Forge is hiring for many positions over the next few months.  They have a wide range of needs for students at all levels (and alumni.) The company just cleared Series B funding and is located locally. This is a great opportunity for students/alumni with interests in the rapidly growing biotech community in central Ohio.

Whether you’re a recent graduate or a seasoned pro considering a change, you may be interested in their virtual recruiting event on June 15th from 7-8pm EST. During this broadcast, you can expect a behind the scenes look at what life at Forge Biologics is like. Learn more and register here.

You can learn more about Forge on their website and LinkedIn.

Job Opening: Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor

The Ohio State University: Newark is hiring an Organic Chemistry Lab Supervisor. The position requires a Bachelor of Science, so this may be of interest to CBC graduates.

This is a full time position. Check out this document to learn more. The job is not yet posted on Workday, so you can contact Dr. Jose Cabral (cabral.1@osu.edu) for more information or to apply.

Apply to be a Gen Chem Prep Lab Assistant

Work in the General Chemistry Preparation Lab for Autumn 2021!

The General Chemistry Preparation lab of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring lab assistants to help us provide services to the General Chemistry Teaching lab in Autumn 2021. This position is open to undergraduates currently enrolled at OSU main campus who are eligible to work in the United States. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and have good customer service skills.

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with a B- (preferred)
  • Attention to detail, maintaining a stable work schedule
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2021
  •  Be able to work until 2023 after recruitment

Student Appointment Details:

  • Starting Salary:  $9/hour
  • Hours: 12-20 hours per week
  • Responsibilities:  Preparation and delivery of chemicals, distribution of lab equipment, lab services and safety inspections.
  • On Friday, August 20 or Monday, August 23, new lab assistants will need to participate in lab orientation/training.

Online Application:

  • Apply here.
  • You will be contacted after submission of your application.

Course Spotlight: ARTSSCI 5194 – Personal Wellness and Mental Health

Developed in conversation with the College of Arts and Sciences Committee on Student Mental Health and Wellness, ARTSSCI 5194: Personal Wellness and Mental Health is a one-credit, distance learning course being offered in Autumn 2021 for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Personal wellness and mental health are important determinants of success. Taught by Professors Jennifer Cheavens and Daniel Strunk from the Department of Psychology, the course will introduce students to a variety of evidence-based strategies for managing stress, warding off and combatting anxiety & depression, and promoting personal wellness. The course aims to provide students a psychological toolkit that they can rely on in facing a wide variety of challenges as they progress through their university experience and into the years that follow.

The skills covered in this class can be helpful to folks across the full spectrum of wellness and mental health. In other words, it isn’t necessary for someone to perceive themselves as being in need of help to benefit from or participate in the class.