Pfizer R&D Rotational Program

The Pfizer R&D Rotational Program is designed to immerse early career colleagues into the pharmaceutical R&D business through a 2-year program composed of four unique 6-month job rotations in diverse disciplines. Each rotation will involve meaningful assignments and projects, mentorship and coaching, and collaborative interactions to develop business acumen and technical expertise and set participants on the path to success.

This in-depth training and skills development program offers participants the opportunity to gain experience and insight into drug discovery and development from leading scientists, clinicians, statisticians, epidemiologists, and professionals, and to bridge from student to industry professional, or into an advanced-degree program.

R&D Rotational Program associates will be hired as full-time employees for the duration of the two-year program, with salary and benefits commensurate with their level of education and experience.

Pfizer launched this program for promising science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) college graduates, with a focus on underrepresented minorities, African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American, to shape the future of science and healthcare.

Students can apply during the fall semester of their senior year and will be expected to start the program in June, following graduation. To apply for the Spring 2022 program, click here.

Additional questions? First check out the FAQ section of this webpage. If you still have questions, send an email to RnDRotationalProgram@pfizer.com.

NEXT WEEK: Science Career Fair

The Science Career Fair will be held both in-person on Monday, October 4th and virtually on Handshake Tuesday, October 5th. Both events are focused on helping you find an internship, a first job, or your next job! The event is open to ALL current Ohio State University students and recent alumni. Mark your calendar now! Register now for both events on Handshake.


In-Person Science Career Fair

  • Mon, Oct 4th, 11am-3pm
  • Ohio Union, Performance Hall (1st floor)
  • Register HERE

Virtual Science Career Fair


Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines, but the focus will be on careers in the sciences. There will be a large number of private, non-profit, governmental sector companies recruiting for interns, R&D developers, chemists, microbiologists, lab technicians & scientists, pharmaceutical researchers & sales, medical consulting & sales, medical researchers, medical scribes, data scientists, software analysts, and many other related technical careers.

In addition, there will likely be opportunities for technology, marketing, communications, business, data analytics, and engineering students.

Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance and a good fit for your career advancement. You can also make an appointment via Handshake with a Career Coach to get assistance on your resume, interviewing skills, and/or job searches.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Bring the following when you attend:

  • Current Students: A valid BuckID is required to enter the fair on the day of the event.
  • Recent Graduates: We welcome you to the event and request that you drop off a copy of your resume at the registration desk upon arrival.

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.

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.

Job Openings at Pfizer for BS/MS

Pfizer’s Medicinal Chemistry department located in Groton, CT is still seeking to fill positions at the BS and MS level. These may interest recent CBC graduates.

About the positions: As an Associate Scientist (BS) or Senior Associate Scientist (BS/MS) in Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer you will play a vital role as a key contributor of a large, multi-disciplinary matrix team from project inception through to delivery of clinical drug candidates. You will provide key contributions to the implementation of medicinal chemistry strategies through development and execution of innovative chemistry and help to revolutionize Pfizer’s approach to the discovery and development of small molecule and synthetically-derived drugs. Follow the links above to apply or learn more.

On-Campus Job Openings for 2021-2022

Student Life’s Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) is hiring for multiple student positions and roles for the upcoming 2021–2022 academic year. This is an exciting time to join the OCCSE team as they are working on a lot of new and exciting initiatives. The OCCSE office is focused on students’ personal and professional development as well as making a difference in the community we live in.

The office is hiring for three student positions: Community Ambassador, Commuter Mentor, and Administration Assistant.

Working within OCCSE is a valuable experience for students in any major and helps students develop vital professional skills in any industry. This is a great opportunity especially for those who have not yet had experience working in a professional office and for those looking to improve their interpersonal skills. Some of the benefits are:

  • Working around your academic schedule
  • Being conveniently located on campus, near the University District in the Ohio Union
  • Positions that do not require regular late-night shifts

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at offcampus@osu.edu or call (614) 292-0100.

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
  • Read more.

Learn more and apply.