Job Opening: Laboratory Operations Associate

Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. The company uses a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Manus Bio is seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual for a position that will specialize in and take ownership responsibility of laboratory operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Mastery in Manus Bio SOPs and their execution involving reagent, media, and lab consumable preparation.  Ability to train others to execute these tasks to the same high standard
  • Maintain stellar lab organization to ensure operational excellence within the R&D team
  • Maintain and facilitate use of our in-house inventory platforms to a highly organized standard
  • Order and stock lab supplies and consumables.  Maintain and later build relationships with outside vendors
  • Maintain laboratory equipment to pristine condition and facilitate repairs when needed
  • Develop ability to design and implement modifications to protocols and procedures that increase efficiency of Manus Bio SOPs

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or similar discipline with 1-3 years in research lab technician, operations, or management experience
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Learn more and apply.

REMINDER: Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is still seeking applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2021. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.5
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2021
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2021 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in August during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here.

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by May 10th, 2021. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Charles River Laboratories – Virtual Career Fair

Charles River Laboratories Virtual Career Fair
May 19, 2021
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EDT

The drug research and development process is highly complex, yet essential for delivering safe and effective therapies to patients. With a global network of facilities, Charles River Laboratories is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO) with a local touch. The company has dedicated employees around the world, and is passionate about its role in improving the quality of people’s lives.

During this Virtual Career Fair you will meet with team CRL members and have the potential to meet with hiring managers regarding career opportunities at Charles River sites in Ashland, OH; Spencerville, OH; and Cleveland, OH. CRL is hiring for summer internships and entry-level positions.

Register on Handshake.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2021. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.5
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2021
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2021 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in August during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here.

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by May 10th, 2021. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Southern Teachers: Virtual Interviews

A Southern Teachers representative is holding virtual interviews for OSU students who would like to learn more about great teaching jobs at K-12 private/independent schools.

The interview day is:

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Students should submit resumes to Handshake
Resume submission deadline:  Thursday, April 8, 2021


Southern Teachers helps college graduates find great jobs in college-preparatory schools around the South.

The teaching environment in these private/independent schools can be wonderful because of their small class sizes, their college-bound students, and their close-knit communities. At independent schools, quality isn’t just about test scores and college acceptances; it’s also the unique way that teachers maximize the potential of their students.

While successful progress through a teacher-education program is essential for some of these jobs (e.g., for elementary teachers), for many positions a teaching certificate is not required. Math majors can be hired to teach math; Spanish majors can teach Spanish, etc. Candidates do, however, need a strong academic record and the personal characteristics that will enable them to manage and motivate K-12 students. To summarize:  Teacher certification is not required for most jobs.

Job Opening: Lab Manager at Hampton University

Hampton University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking a Lab Manager.

The position brings together managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that laboratories operate smoothly. Responsibilities include:

  • Support and facilitate daily lab activities.
  • Managerial duties generally include preparation of labs and maintaining security of chemicals and equipment.
  • Collaborate with faculty members in designing and implementing lab activities.
  • Review building needs and act a liaison to University Building Services for upkeep and maintenance.
  • Serve as a representative to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education Environmental Health and Safety Program Managers Committee
  • Ensuring laboratory safety in teaching and research laboratories.

A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a laboratory-related area required. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Applicants should also have the ability to work independently and in a team environment, ability to operate standard laboratory and office equipment, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Check out the job posting for more information. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu.

Entry-Level Chemistry or Biochemistry Positions

Charles River Laboratories has reached out to OSU with two entry-level chemistry or biochemistry positions. They are first and second shift Research Assistant positions for the company’s Safety Assessment Group site located in Ashland, Ohio.

Job duties include:

  • Generate and record data with minimal supervision in the performance of studies.
  • Responsible for handling and processing samples, and performing accurate data collection and reporting.
  • Perform laboratory tasks by various basic methods.

A bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) or equivalent in laboratory science or related discipline is required. Learn more and apply here: first shift or second shift.

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships – Deadline Extended

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their STEM knowledge with young people. The Fellowship is open to college seniors, graduates, and career changers.

The Fellowship offers:

  • specialized preparation to teach in high-need schools in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh,
  • admission into a master’s program,
  • a $32,000 stipend, and
  • extensive mentoring.
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis and the application deadline has been extended to April 1, 2021. Learn more and/or apply here.

Job Opening with National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is actively recruiting an entry-level Downstream Process Development Associate Scientist to create processes to deliver material for first-time-in-human clinical trials. You must have a B.S. in biochemistry or another life science major with a strong chemistry background. Please see the job description for full details.

If you feel you are a good fit for this position, then please send your resume to Jeremy Hale (hale.516@osu.edu). Your resume should be a PDF file and the file must use the following file naming format to be passed on to an alumna at NIH:

Resume file name: NIH_Your First Name_Your Last Name_Downstream Process Dev Assoc Scientist_resume.PDF

Jeremy’s contact at NIH plans to pass top applicants to her hiring supervisor for consideration! This is a great opportunity. Resumes must be send to Jeremy by Monday, March 8th at Noon ET.

Apply to Be a Buckeye PAL

The Student Wellness Center is looking for student volunteers to provide accessible peer-to-peer support that promotes and enhances student development and well-being. The Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL) is a non-emergency talk line that serves as a proactive approach for students navigating stress management, pressure to succeed, sense of belonging, relationship management and more.

Interested students should be a current undergraduate, graduate or professional student at Ohio State University. Students volunteer with Buckeye PAL 3-4 hours per week to answer non-emergency, incoming calls, serving as a support system for their peers and referring them to appropriate resources. PAL volunteers will also participate in outreach and marketing efforts, and attend all required trainings and meetings.

Learn more about the Buckeye PAL line and volunteer expectations by visiting the Buckeye PAL website.

Complete the Buckeye PAL application by Sunday, March 21.

Further questions and concerns can be sent to buckeyepal@osu.edu.