Job Openings at GFS Chemicals

GFS Chemicals has applications open for new graduates. There are several different openings for applicants.

These openings include…

  • In the QC lab at the Fine and Specialty Organics division
  • In the QC lab at the Fine Inorganics division

Students or recent graduates can apply and look for more information here. You can reach out to Austin Hutchinson of the Organic Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing Division at this email with any further questions:

ORAU Specialist Opportunity for Graduates or Alumni

Application Deadline: November, 20th @ 11:59PM

Oak Ridge Associated Universities is looking for upcoming graduates and alumni for their open specialist position! Become part of a dynamic team helping to manage multiple educational programs in ORAU’s Belcamp, Maryland, office. This full-time temporary position will oversee educationally-based programs (internships, fellowships, research experience) with the intent of the overall mission and the core values of the institution, including placing a primary emphasis on the student learner.

Main position objectives:

  • Interact with applicants and participants
  • Perform planning and support activities for meetings, conferences, and seminars
  • Provide assistance to program coordinators and program managers, including procurement, requisitioning, and negotiation activities

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma and 2-4 years of job related experience. (An equivalent combination of education and experience performing duties as described may be substituted for the minimum requirements.)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, grammatical, and proofreading skills.
  • Must be able to deal effectively and tactfully with a variety of people at various academic levels, professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Must be proficient in the use of MS Office Applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Web publishing, Share Point and database applications is desirable.
  • Must be self-directed and capable of processing and prioritizing multiple tasks, and handling a large and varied workload with minimum supervision.
  • Must demonstrate problem solving skills.

If you are passionate about education and helping students, please see the link below:

ORAU Program Specialist – APPLY NOW!

For more information, please contact Brian Rose at

Application Deadline: November, 20th @ 11:59PM


Erwin Raphael Seminar on October 4

Chemistry & Biochemistry undergraduate alum, Erwin Raphael ’89, will be here on Thursday, October 4 to present a seminar entitled “Interesting Byproducts: Why Genesis was Born to Rise” and to speak to you, our undergrads, on his experience here at Ohio State. Erwin is now the Executive Director at Genesis (Hyundai). Please come to CBEC 267 this Thursday at 12:00pm to meet Erwin and listen to his seminar!

2017 International Photography Competition

The submission deadline has passed. For more opportunities like this, please visit the opportunities page.

Are you interested in photography?  There is an upcoming competition in the Office of International Affairs, the annual International Photography Competition where Ohio State faculty, staff, students, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos taken outside of the United States

There are three categories: people, places, and politics.

The deadline to submit photo(s) is October 9, 2017.

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Hire Big 10 Virtual Career Fair

Date: Tuesday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair Recruiters are looking for job seekers from Big 10+ universities across all majors and degrees. Students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect with employers live, online in a virtual career event in the comfort of their own home. This unique career fair is an easy and efficient way for students to find full-time careers, internships, and co-ops.

More information can be found on their flyer, and those interested can register at their website.

The Ohio State University Spring Career Fair – 2/21/17

When: February 21, 2017   10 am-3 pm
Location: The Ohio Union – Ballroom and Performance Hall

2014 Clipartpanda Com About TermsThe Spring Career Fair is open to current students and recent graduates who would like to network with employers and learn about internship or career opportunities offered by the 185 organizations in attendance. Whether your professional interests lie in the health sciences, government, Fortune 500 companies, or non-profit organizations, there is something for everyone! From ASC Career Services: “STEM students, particularly those interested in health and medical related careers, will be able to network with over a dozen research hospitals, laboratory research companies, and medical service providers. Other scientific organizations such as Los Alamos National Labs, and Hill Air Force Base offer substantive career opportunities in research.”

Experts recommend preparing yourself to get the most out of this event. You can research the roster of attendees either through the event website or the OSUCareerFair+ smartphone app, or review the ASC career fair tip sheet!

CBC Alum presents at ACS Conference

2005 CBC Alum, Dr. Greg Drozd, presented at the American Chemical Society Conference this past August on “How cars could meet future emissions standards: Focus on cold starts”. Greg graduated from OSU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry then went on to receive his Ph.D. in Philosophy, Atmospheric Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon in 2011. He decided to travel to Columbia University where he was a Postdoctoral Fellow, and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkley in the Department of Environmental Science. Watch Greg below and see what you too can accomplish in your future!

Spotlight: Dr. Rebecca Ricciardo

Dr. Rebecca Ricciardo plays many roles in the undergraduate program. She is a lecturer of general chemistry courses and serves as an instructor and Laboratory Supervisor of inorganic chemistry. Dr. Ricciardo also works with general chemistry Teaching Assistants to develop their teaching and professional skills. We asked Dr. Ricciardo to share a few words about why she became a chemist and what makes studying Chemistry at Ohio State so special.

Job # 130200 Rebecca Ricciardo, Chemistry APR-17-2013 The Ohio State Univesity Photo by Kevin Fitzsimons

Dr. Rebecca Ricciardo
The Ohio State University

I chose to become a chemist because it satisfied my need to know why. Chemists study all the way down to the fundamental particles that make up matter, and this is foundational to all other work. I liked the idea gaining an “atom’s view” of the world and seeing how little pieces make significant contributions to all that we know. I have gained a greater appreciation for the world around me and for the things I see every day. Chemistry is central to the world and thus interdisciplinary. I had opportunities to explore portions of other specialties that interested me like physics and materials science.

As a graduate student in the Chemistry Department at Ohio State, I worked identifying the structural attributes responsible for specific properties. This expands the realm of smart design. The ability to pick and choose desired properties and then design a material with that potential is sought for the great impact it will have on all aspects of research and life. This broad goal drew me into the solid-state chemistry scene. It is fascinating to study a material’s properties, and then look more closely at the structure and consider both in parallel. Electronic and magnetic behavior is closely tied to the connectivity of atoms. The factors responsible for properties are numerous such as bond angles, bond distances, crystal shape & size, distortions, impurities, lattice strain, atomic structure, relative positions of atoms with each other and more.

Our department has many faculty members conducting cutting-edge research and a strong staff dedicated to the teaching mission. As a CBC student you can participate in undergraduate research with our faculty and contribute to the advancement of world scientific knowledge. Our courses and labs are designed to give you a firm understanding of all chemical divisions: physical, inorganic, organic, analytical, biological. Through a variety of upper level courses offered and research potential you are able to further study your area(s) of interest. Along the way, you have access to form mentorships with members of our department, our graduate students and your peers. There are a number of ways to be connected to our department, and you can tailor the experience and your degree to meet your needs and career goals.

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