Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

As the flagship university in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky provides the only Master’s of Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics (or degree of comparable nature) in the state, and it is only the fifth such professional master’s degree in the field of forensics in the nation.

This two-year program has two areas of concentration: one concentration is focused on Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and the second on Forensic/Analytical Genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. Through a rigorous targeted finishing curriculum in either concentration, including internship experiences and cognate elective courses, the graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, and hospital clinical labs.

This new degree is an advanced training curriculum that includes courses to prepare students for courtroom testimony and two internship experiences to prepare students for rapid workforce deployment upon graduation.

More information can be found on the flyer and the program’s website.

The department is still recruiting students for Fall 2019, so this may be of interest to recent graduates! Interested students can email Isabel Mellon or the department.

Technology Careers at OMNOVA

OMNOVA’s leadership development program gives you the opportunity to launch your career and take on business challenges.

You may be interested in the Technology and Engineering Career Development Path if you wish to pursue a career in engineering, science, or technology.

OMNOVA is seeking candidates who are highly-motivated, results-oriented, and have strategic thinking and leadership skills with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s in Polymer Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or similar fields.
  • For Research & Development positions, Masters or PhD is preferred.
  • At least one year of experience within a manufacturing setting.
  • Must be willing and able to relocate within the U.S. based on assignment location and/or travel internationally.

Apply here! Applications must be submitted before Sunday, May 5th at 12:00 pm. OMNOVA will conduct interviews on Monday, May 6th or 7th, so apply as soon as possible. If they choose to interview you, you will receive a message at 12:00pm on Sunday.

OMNOVA will hold a company information session on Monday, May 6th from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. See the 2019 Industry Day calendar for more details. You may share your resume at this information session and get an interview, but there are only 6 interview slots on May 7th.

CHOPs: Graduate Program Early Preview Weekend

 

The University of Wisconsin’s Department of Chemistry will be hosting CHOPs (CHemistry OPportunities) from September 12-15, 2019.  This weekend is dedicated to providing a preview of the university’s graduate program. CHOPs is an all-expense paid trip tailored to give potential graduate students an opportunity to visit the university before they apply to graduate school. Activities at CHOPs will include tours, interaction with alumni and graduate students, individual meetings with faculty, research presented by graduate students and faculty, and presentations about life in graduate school and applying to graduate school. This weekend may benefit you even if you are not planning on applying to The University of Wisconsin.

Learn more about CHOPs here.

Apply for CHOPs here before May 18, 2019.

Purdue Chemical Engineering Master’s Program

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Are you a graduating chemistry or biochemistry student? Consider applying to Purdue University’s Professional Masters Program at the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. They are currently accepting applications for Autumn 2019. The program offers affordable tuition, a flexible curriculum, research opportunities that provide interaction with industry leaders, and opportunity for employment in the chemical process industry.

Click here to learn more about the program. 

You can apply here if you are interested. They are accepting applications until May 1, 2019.

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.

Texas A&M University-Commerce Chemistry M.S.

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If you are a graduating senior with a B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry and aren’t yet committed to a graduate program, consider applying to Texas A&M Commerce’s chemistry M.S. program. If you are interested in chemical or biochemical research, you are especially encouraged to apply! Texas A&M offers 3 chemical M.S. degrees: the Professional Chemistry Track, the Professional Chemical Business Track, and the Professional Chemical Education Track. Apply here. For additional application information, you may contact Graduate Advisor Dr. Laurence Angel at Laurence.Angel@tamuc.edu or Department Head Dr. T. West at Thomas.West@tamuc.edu.

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.

Southern Teachers Chemistry Teaching Jobs

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If you are a soon to graduate chemistry major and are looking for a teaching job, Southern Teachers can help! Southern Teachers is a free service that works to connect science teachers with private college prep schools in the South. Typically, these schools do not require completion of a teacher-training program. Southern Teachers is looking for prospective graduates who are successful, smart, charismatic, and want to motivate high school and middle school students to become excited about science. Apply here.

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.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Expo

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Attend the upcoming Healthcare and Life Sciences career expo! The expo will take place on Monday, March 18th from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115.

Register here now!

All of the companies attending are hiring for various positions. Undergraduate and graduate students will be eligible for these positions. Check out the 19 companies currently attending and their websites below:

Medpace, Inc.Charles River LaboratoriesVeeva SystemsIndiana Primary Health Care AssociationNationwide Children’s HospitalWexner Medical Center – Ohio State UniversityMedical Scribing SolutionsRural ActionMount Carmel Healthcare SystemCollege Nannies and Tutors | South HillsUnited States Army Columbus Medical Recruiting StationLicking Park DistrictAdmissions- College of Optometry – The Ohio State UniversitySpring Creek FertilityChillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical CenterScribeAmericaViaQuestCognosanteEnsemble Health Partners,