UTC Student Research Chemist

Are you looking for a summer job? How about one in the fields of organic and inorganic synthesis!

Universal Technology Corporation is looking to hire a current student do be a research chemist over the summer at their Composites Branch within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air base in Ohio.

Interested students should have working knowledge and hands-on experience in…

  • traditional and state-of-the-art techniques for the synthesis
  • reaction optimization
  • characterization of organic and inorganic small molecules

Qualifications include…

  • S. citizenship
  • Current student (B.S., M.S. or Ph.D.) in chemistry
  • Research in chemical synthesis, reaction optimization, and characterization
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Research publications in peer-reviewed journals and professional society conference presentations are a plus.
  • Team-oriented approach, but capable of independent work
  • Willingness to expand scientific knowledge base through interdisciplinary research

For more Job Responsibilities see the attached document, and to apply and get even more information, go to their website.

Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Application Deadline: February 8th, 2019

The Center for Selective C-H Functionalization (CCHF) is currently accepting applications for their Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program (CSURP) for 2019. The program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students with an interest in the chemical sciences to conduct research with a faculty mentor in one of CCHF’s 15 partnership research laboratories across the country.

The program highlights:

  • Engage in innovative, cutting edge research
  • Interact with prominent leaders in the field
  • Receive a competitive stipend (up to $5000)
  • Receive campus housing or a housing allowance
  • Attend seminars, workshops, career planning sessions, and other professional development opportunities

The program runs from mid-May to mid-August. 

You’re encouraged to apply if you are:

  • Currently enrolled as a degree-seeking undergraduate at a U.S. institution of higher education
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing
  • Someone with interest in the field of C-H Functionalization (No previous research experience is required!)
  • Someone with interest in synthetic organic chemistry
  • A chemistry, biochemistry, or chemical engineering major

You can apply online at their website here.

 

Orthopedic One Research Assistant Position

Applications close January 5th, 2019 at 12:00am.

Orthopedic ONE is seeking to fill a 1 year full-time research assistant position to begin Summer 2019. This is a great opportunity for a 2019 graduate interested in building experience and CV during a gap year prior to attending medical school. between undergrad and medical school. The assistant will be responsible for supporting a Orthopedic One Physician and research coordinator in clinical research activity. This is a paid position.

Some of the responsibilities are the following:

  • Facilitate clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s) including but not limited to collection, compilation and documentation of clinical research data.
  • Coordinate the development of forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques.
  • Assist with data collection for existing and new prospective and retrospective studies via direct patient contact in the clinic, electronically, or by telephone.

The ideal candidate is currently studying or completion of Life Science, Biology, Physiology or Nursing degree program. Experience in orthopedics and/or IDE research highly desirable but not required. A command of the English language and various formatting techniques such as MLA is also required.

More information and the application can be found on the Handshake listing.

CAS Part-Time Information Specialist

Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) is looking for eager students to apply for their part-time information specialist positions! CAS is a division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and works to solve challenges in business, content, technology, and resources to drive scientific discovery forward.

This position offers flexible hours for students and the opportunity to work hands-on with chemical information.

Qualifications: 

  • Sophomore standing in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related major
  • At least one completed Organic Chemistry course
  • Availability for 12-18 months
  • Excellent organizational, reading comprehension, problem-solving, self-management, and communication skills

If interested, you can apply here. CAS is looking to hire for work over Winter Break, however, they will also accept applications for students who cannot start until the beginning of next semester.

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…

Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Deadline: Monday, September 17th 

The Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant for Undergraduates in the Arts and Sciences are scholarships ranging from $500 to $6,000. The Honors Committee does not require that applicants be members of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program; however, the committee generally gives preference to students who are candidates for graduation with research distinction or with honors research distinction, because they have demonstrated the sort of academic ability and commitment which indicates the likelihood of success in completing a major research project. Selections will be made in November. The application can be found online, and if you have further questions, contact the Arts and Sciences Honors Office at (614) 292-5104.

Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet celebrates CBC Students, Award Winners, and Scholarship Recipients

The 2018 Undergraduate Graduation & Awards Banquet was home to graduating seniors, scholarship recipients, awards winners and their families.  Gathering to recognize academic excellence, CBC alumni, Dr. Marinda Wu ’71, was also in attendance to wish our graduates a bright future!

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Dr. Susan Olesik, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Chair, began the evening by congratulating all students in attendance, honoring alumni and donors, and thanking the families of our students for supporting their pursuit of an education in the field of Chemistry or Biochemistry. Dr. Marinda Wu then spoke about her experiences as an undergraduate student at Ohio State and beyond.  She encouraged students to maintain passion and perseverance in order to be successful in future endeavors.

Vice Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Terry Gustafson, used the remainder of the evening to recognize our and congratulate our Scholarship and Award Recipients – thanking the many alumni & donors for their contributions which gives our students optimal opportunity.

Congratulations to all of our students and good luck to our graduating seniors! May all your dreams come true!

PHOTOS from the event can be found here

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

This year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will be awarding 135 bachelor’s degrees to undergraduate students.  Of those 135 students, there are 12 who have pursued a double major or dual degree and 55 who have earned a minor in at least one other field.  CBC students are diverse in their studies and academically successful with 13 graduating summa cum laude, 23 graduating magna cum laude, and 14 graduating cum laude.

Freshman Chemistry Award: John Vu

Sophomore Organic Chemistry Award: David Wood

ACS Columbus Chapter – Junior Chemistry Achievement Award: Dennis Yang

ACS Columbus Chapter – Senior Chemistry Achievement Award: Scott Garner

Partners for Progress and Prosperity: Kristen Dammeyer

Irene Rosenfeld Scientific Achievement Award: Surabhi Tewari

A.J Zanyk Photography 2018

Hypercube Scholar Award from Hypercube, Inc: Scott Garner

Undergraduate Student Teacher – Rookie of the Year Award: Brittany Shook

Distinguished Undergraduate Student Teacher Award: Jordan Fleenor

Distinguished Organic Student Teacher Award: Sydney Sillart, Sydney Mckee

Royal Society of Chemists Certificate of Excellence: Adam Weiss

ACS Undergraduate Award in Physical Chemistry: Evan Lach

ACS Undergraduate Award in Organic Chemistry: Xin Gu

Thanks to A.J. Zanyk Photography!

Questions about photos/etc can be directed to Caitlin Golec.

D. E. Shaw Research

The D. E. Shaw Research, a computational biochemistry group based in Manhattan, will be hosting a talk at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in room 304 of the Journalism Building.  During the talk, they will present an overview of their work and answer any questions students may have about the lab. It is an interdisciplinary group and so students of all degree levels and postdocs from a variety of fields are invited to attend.
 
Food will be served!
 
D. E. Shaw Research is an independent research laboratory that conducts scientific research and technological development in the field of computational biochemistry.  They have designed and developed multiple generations of Anton, a massively parallel supercomputer that executes MD simulations orders of magnitude faster than was previously possible.  Anton has now simulated the behavior of a number of proteins for periods as long as several milliseconds, revealing biologically and pharmaceutically relevant aspects of protein dynamics.
 
Members of the group include computational chemists and biologists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians, and computer architects and engineers of all seniority levels, working collaboratively within a tightly coupled interdisciplinary research environment under the leadership of chief scientist Dr. David E. Shaw.
 
Join us for an overview of our work and a discussion of current openings in the lab.
 
There will be two speakers: Qi Wang and Stone Jiang
 
Please use the following link to RSVP: goo.gl/R4gk76

Course Spotlight: Biochem 5613

*New* Biochem 5613 will be offered in Autumn 2018!

What: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I

Description: An introductory course in biochemistry and molecular biology developing in three semesters the molecular basis of structure and function of living cells.

Pre-req or concur: Chem 2520 (253), 2620, or 2920H, and one semester in Biological Sciences. Not open to students with credit for 613 or 4511 (511).

When: Tu Th 12:45-2:05 PM
Where: Pomerene Hall 150
Who: Dr. Kotaro Nakanishi 

Biochem 5613 has been previously only offered in the spring, but Biochemistry is a growing major and new requirement for many pre-health professions. Many professional schools including medical school require a Biochemistry course. Students may take Biochem 4511, Introduction to Biological Chemistry, or they can take Biochem 5613 and Biochem 5614 to get the content of Biochem 4511 in a more in-depth format.

Biochem 5614 is currently only offered in the autumn semester. However, depending on the enrollment in this new offering of Biochem 5613 in Autumn 2018 and student interest in pursuing a two-semester sequence, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will consider an additional offering of Biochem 5614 in Spring ’19.

If you are interested in declaring Biochemistry as a major or a minor or have any questions, please call the undergraduate advising office in Celeste 110 to schedule an appointment at (614) 292-1204.

Nebraska Summer Research Program

Related imageApplication Deadline: March 1st, 2018

At Nebraska, our Summer Research Program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student at a Big Ten university. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. They are committed to quality mentoring and research projects and limit summer offerings to active research labs and projects led by faculty who have established themselves as excellent undergraduate student mentors.

Presenting a poster

The online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Thursday, February 1. More information regarding the summer research program is available.

 

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.