EPA Analytical Chemistry Internship

This opportunity for candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree is with the Analytical Chemistry Branch (ACB) laboratory of the Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD), Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) located in Ft. Meade, Maryland (between Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD).

OPP is responsible for the registration of pesticides and must make determinations about whether pesticides pose an unreasonable risk to humans and the environment. Large amounts of data from registrants and other sources must be reviewed and reliable schedules must be maintained in order to meet statutory deadlines for both new and existing pesticides.

This research project will provide the selected candidate an opportunity to collaborate with other chemists in the laboratory and learn about the different phases of the laboratory’s projects. A list of specific research activities can be found on the internship posting.

Selected candidates will:

  • Learn about the different phases of laboratory projects from sample log in, sample preparation and analysis to data processing, review and finally reporting.
  • Conduct analyses and gain experience in using a variety of instrumentation including gas chromatography, liquid chromatography with a variety of detectors including flame ionization and mass spectrometry.
  • Gain experience in laboratory project design, planning, and analysis as well as quality assurance procedures for data generation and preparation of reports.
  • Interact directly with EPA analytical chemistry staff to understand the workings of an EPA laboratory that provides technical advice and performs pertinent studies that support program needs.

This internship begins in Summer 2021 and will initially last one year. It may be renewed up to three additional years. The position is full-time and pays a monthly stipend.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2021. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the posting may close before the deadline. Apply here.

New: FBI Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit Fellowship

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit’s (CFSRU) provides technical leadership for the FBI as well as for other law enforcement and intelligence agencies through applied research and development.

What will I be doing? As a participant with the Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit’s (CFSRU) Visiting Scientist Program (VSP), you will have an opportunity to enhance your professional development and increase your research capabilities and contributions by participating in forensic research initiatives utilizing state-of-the-art equipment under the mentorship of CFSRU scientists. The VSP will expose you to a research environment in a high security government facility and provides an opportunity to perform research in areas of interest unique to law enforcement and national security.

More information regarding the research topics and daily tasks can be found on the opportunity listing.

Why should I apply?  Under the the guidance of a mentor you will perform sophisticated laboratory techniques using emerging technologies, judge the completeness and accuracy of research results, perform statistical analyses on data, and prepare written manuscripts for FBI review and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

There are summer or full-year appointments available on full or part-time basis. The benefits include a competitive stipend and relocation up to $1,000. Location is Quantico, Virginia.

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and have completed requirements for a Bachelor’s, Master, or PhD or complete all the requirements for the degree by the anticipated start date of the appointment. Learn more and apply here.

REU: Nanoscale Assembly of Molecules and Materials

The colors of butterfly wings, the strength of an abalone shell, and the adhesive properties of gecko feet arise from the arrangement of smaller building blocks which comprise these structures. REU students at Indiana University Bloomington will engage in in-depth study of materials chemistry and, in particular, how materials assemble from smaller entities (atoms and molecules) into larger structures and the function of assembled forms. The projects for REU students include both synthesis and characterization of materials and their building blocks, with opportunities for students with interests in all areas of chemistry.

Students in the program will engage in a 10-week summer research experience beginning in May 2020. They will participate in weekly career development discussions and visit local companies such as Eli Lilly and CRANE Naval Surface Warfare Center.

Participants will receive a $500 per week stipend, a travel allowance up to $500, on-campus housing, and a meal allowance.

More information is available on their website and flyer.

Applications will open in November and are due January 31, 2020.


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Analytical Technician

Owens Corning Granville S&T has an opening for a technician level analyst to work in The Corporate Analytical Laboratory.  This position is in a corporate lab that services the technical needs of all of OC’s business units around the globe.  The position includes routine and non-routine sample preparation along with completing qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses on a wide range of materials.  This will include the characterization of various raw materials used to make the products as well as the finished product itself.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 4 year college degree in a hard science, B.S. in Chemistry or B.S. in Materials/Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • experience working in a chemical laboratory with various analytical or QC instrumentation

For more information, refer to this flyer for who to contact and where to apply.

CBC Faculty Spotlight: Associate Professor and CBC Alum, Zac Schultz ’00

As an OSU Chemistry and Biochemistry alumnus, Associate Professor Zac Schultz ‘00 was excited to bring his research program to CBC, and to indulge in the Columbus community, which has changed immensely since his time as a student, he stated. “Columbus today is a dynamic and vibrant metropolitan area that my family and I look forward to living and working in.” Dr. Schultz said.

As an undergraduate at OSU, Zac wanted to become a Biochemist, until a professor convinced him to jump ships; he’s stuck with Chemistry ever since. “I really enjoy understanding how things work and chemistry lets me explore this at a molecular level, which allows me to explore many different applications and areas,” Zac explained. His current research looks to harness advancements in lasers and nanomaterials to develop disease diagnostic technology, catalysts, and build on science that will enable even more developments. Nanomaterials developed in his lab even have the potential utility for converting carbon dioxide into fuels. “The possibility that our research may prevent or help treat diseases, such as cancer, or help solve environmental and energy challenges is really motivating. At the same time, working with students and training the next generation of scientists in my laboratory is equally rewarding. I see my research as way to impact the future.”

Read more about Dr. Schultz here…

Analytical Chemist in Kentucky

This is an excellent opportunity for students graduating this December to apply for!

Remedy Intelligent Staffing is an organization placing recent college graduates with a degree in Chemistry into entry level job opportunities in the Lexington, KY area.  

Most of these positions are in an Analytical Lab setting, with great opportunities for those with more experience in the Chemistry field to apply for Principal Analyst or QC Lab Supervisor.

These positions are set in a pharmaceutical lab environment working as a Quality Control Analyst.

 
 

REU Experience: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Application Deadline: February 15th, 2017

Image result for university of illinois urbana champaignGet the chance to become a member of a research group and carry out projects alongside faculty members and post doc or graduate student during this 10-week Research Experience for Undergraduates summer program. Hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, opportunities are available in Chemical Biology and fields of chemistry including analytical, inorganic, materials, organic, physical, and theoretical.

The program provides a $5,000 stipend, university housing, and round trip travel costs up to eight hundred dollars.

Those looking for more information on the program can check out their Summer Research flyer and their website.

The application is available for all applicants who are planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Arts in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.Image result for university of illinois urbana champaign campusWant to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Dow AgroSciences R&D Summer Intern Program

DowAgroLabInternResearch & Development internships at Dow AgroSciences are available in chemistry, biology, and computer science related disciplines, including, but not limited to, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, plant breeding, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, surface chemistry, engineering (chemical, biological, material, or optical) and informatics (bio and chem).  The laboratory-based Research and Development internships are located at our global headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.  This is a paid internship; salaries are determined by the student’s year in school.  Subsidized housing is available for qualified students.  Eligible students will be pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate degree from a U.S. based college or university with proper U.S. work authorization, or the ability to obtain work authorization through their university. Interested students should apply at on the DowAgroSciences website.

Applications will be accepted between August 15 and November 1, 2016 for the 2017 Program

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Job Opportunity: Entry Level Chemists Needed at Oakwood Labs

Oakwood Laboratories, located in the Cleveland Area, has three openings for entry level chemists.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to work in the pharmaceutical industry. Chemists will work closely with Oakwood’s Senior Scientist and Manager of Analytical Chemistry.

Chemists will have the opportunity to support analytical chemistry development, work individually and with colleagues and leadership, maintain professional and technical knowledge, and perform literature searches.

Interested graduates can submit a resume through FutureLink using the posting ID# 25302219.

SURI: University of North Texas Chemistry NSF-REU Program

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The application deadline for this opportunity is March 1.

The Chemistry Department at the University of North Texas is now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 NSF-REU Program. The program focuses on research in analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Many of the projects will involve collaboration between experimental and computational chemists. The program is ten weeks long beginning on June 6. Participants are given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing. Funds are also available to defray travel costs.

If you are interested, here are the next steps to take:

  1. Complete application
  2. Complete personal statement
  3. Obtain your transcript
  4. Obtain two letters of recommendation
  5. Send everything in by TUESDAY, MARCH 1 (early application is encouraged)

More information as well as the forms listed above are available here.

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