REU Internship at the University of Akron

Applications are still open for the 2022 summer research experience for the School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron internship. This competitive program is sponsored by the National Research Foundation, the University of Akron, and corporate sponsors.

The program will take place over the course of 9 weeks, during which students will investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering. This includes chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials. Interns will take part in research and career development activities, discussions outlining their research progress, and visits to regional companies. The program will come to a close with an oral or poster presentation of the intern’s research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.

Support includes a $5,400 stipend and on campus housing.

The program will run from Monday, June 6 to Friday, August 5.

The deadline to apply is Friday, February 11, 2022. Further information such as how to apply and eligibility can be found here.

Careers in Biotech Event

Join ASC Career Success for an undergraduate geared career event. This will allow students to explore careers in biotech, while learning about trends in the field, existing and emerging career paths, and more. Students will be able to hear from representatives from the Biotech industry from partners such as:

  • AmplifyBio
  • Andelyn Biosciences
  • Forge Biologics
  • Oakwood Labs
  • Medpace, Inc
  • Sarepta Therapeutics

All students are welcome to attend, specifically students interested in biotech career paths, looking to connect to professionals, or explore more career options. Students are also encouraged to prepare for the event by familiarizing themselves with the various companies and develop questions beforehand. Resume’s may also help optimize students experience. Professional attire is encouraged but not required.

This event will be held on Tuesday, February 1st from 4:30-6pm in Journalism Building 270.

Registration available on Handshake.

2022 Startup Career Fair

The Business Builders Club is hosting its 3rd annual Startup Career Fair. The Career Fair will include 40 businesses from around the Midwest, giving students the opportunity to hear from startups in the area. All students interested in working for a startup are encouraged to attend.

This will take place on Tuesday, January 25th from 12 PM – 4 Pm via Zoom.

For the Zoom link please visit the Startup Career Fair event page. If you plan on attending or wish to hear more information please fill out the interest form.

Laboratory Project Coordinator Job Opportunity

Medpace, a clinical research organization based in Cincinnati, has opened an entry level Laboratory Project Coordinator position for applications. Medpace has connections to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Medpace is dedicated to developing ground-breaking drugs and technology.

As a Lab Project Coordinator, job responsibilities will include:

  • Creating and maintaining laboratory manuals
  • Develop and present clinical laboratory presentations
  • Design and monitor production of specimen collection kits
  • Communicate protocols between departments
  • Write and revise Standard Operating Procedures

Medpace is looking for applicants with a science or health related Bachelor’s degree, good communication skills, and prefer laboratory experience.

Applications are available at, as well as more information regarding the job listing and Medpace here.

Materials Science & Engineering Intern

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. based in Hilliard, Ohio is currently looking for chemistry majors and other qualified undergraduates for their Materials Science intern position. This internship is a great opportunity to gain real-world experience in the Materials Technology field and work with water and drainage systems.

While working with the Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. interns will help develop next generation plastics to help assist with water handling challenges. This will include working alongside engineers to study materials performance and development.

Specific roles will include:

  • Literature review regarding specific project areas
  • Hands-on lab work processing and testing materials
  • Recording test and lab observations, data interpretation, and present results

Qualifications include, but not limited to:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Communication and analytical skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Preferred Materials Science/Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Chemistry majors
  • Preferred prior experience working in lab setting with sensitive equipment
  • Graduate or Undergraduate standing with at least two years completed in qualifying majors

Applications are due May 15, 2022. To apply or find more information, such as salary details, please visit the Handshake job positing at this link.

 

2022 Vanderbilt University National Science Foundation REU in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Applications have officially opened for summer 2022 Undergraduate Research positions at Vanderbilt University in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The program focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research in the areas of chemistry, physics, biology, and engineering. The program holds a 76% success rate for participants attending graduate school following the program, as well as receiving a variety of awards and honors.

Undergraduates will interact with faculty members from the School of Engineering, College of Arts and Science, and the School of Medicine, in addition to working directly with Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering faculty members and research groups. Program participants will also participate in hands on research, have science outreach opportunities, and attend seminars and workshops.

The program offers a $5,000 stipend, $500 travel allowance, and includes room and board.

Applications are due on Tuesday, February 15th.

For more information and to apply, visit the VINSE website.

University of North Texas Summer 2022 Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The University of North Texas Chemistry Department now has applications open for their summer 2022 NSF-REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program. Research areas include analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, often overlapping the areas. This program also offers collaboration amongst research groups, as well as training in science communication and interaction with field-active researchers.

Program includes:

  • Housing accommodations
  • $5,000 stipend
  • 10 weeks, beginning May 31

Applications are due February 15, 2022 and can be found here, along with more information.

A flyer can be found here.

With further questions, you can reach out to this email.

University of Cincinnati’s Graduate Program in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine is accepting applications for their doctoral program in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology for the Fall 2022 Semester.

This graduate program offers the opportunity for full financial support, such as tuition, a stipend, and health insurance while students engage in course work and dissertation research studies. The program can be expected to take five years, with a minimum of three years, with full focus on research after the first two years.

Application requirements include:

  • $65 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree before July 1
  • GPA of at least 3.2
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Additional requirements found here

An overview of the program can be found at this link.

Be sure to apply before December 15, 2021.

GlaxoSmithKline Medicinal Chemistry internship

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Medicinal Chemistry located in Upper Providence, PA is looking for Medicinal Chemistry interns for the summer of 2022. This will involve a focus on organic synthesis and modern industrial and chemical technologies. Students will partner with GSK’s researchers to design and synthesize drug molecules for development. This will provide experience in organic chemistry and teach medical chemistry problem-solving skills.

Position Details Include:

  • Accurate record keeping
  • Thin layer and flash chromatography
  •  Basic NMR and mass spectroscopy interpretation

Qualifications include:

  • Pursing a BS/BA in chemistry or equivalent field
  • Available 35-40 hours a week for 12 weeks through the months of May-August
  • Experience with basic NMR interpretation and mass spectroscopy
  • Experience with purification and isolation of organic molecules

The application and details can be found on their website, as well as a full range of opportunities.

The specific position id: IN-4450549383

Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography has opened applications for their Summer ’22 Internships. This is a 10 week research program in the fields of marine science and technology at Scripp’s Marine Physical Laboratory. This is a paid internship for undergraduate students currently majoring in physics, applied mathematics, chemistry, biology, engineering, geology and related majors. There are a variety of research areas offered such as:

  • Physical Oceanography
  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Acoustics and Infrasound
  • Ocean-Atmosphere interactions

This program will be based in La Jolla, California, beginning in June of 2022.

Applications are due at 4pm Pacific time on January 14, 2022.

More information can be found at their website, including eligibility and the application process, here.

Additional questions can be sent via email.