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.

Computational Research Summer REU

The AIChE Computational Molecular Science & Engineering Forum have created a distributed REU program for students interested in getting research experience. The summer 2021 REU will be virtual, with flexible start dates to accommodate student schedules. 

The program operates using the National Science Foundation (NSF) model for REU experiences. Our program is 10 weeks long and includes orientation, skill-building and tutorials, facilitated mentoring and career planning. Students accepted into the program receive a financial offer from their host institution for the REU period. Starting dates are flexible and can be chosen to accommodate your academic program.

The program welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and especially those who might be interested in computational research, but have not yet had opportunities. Interested students can learn more about the program, and apply, by visiting https://www.comsefscholars.org. In addition, questions can be directed to comsefscholars@gmail.com

Applications are due March 15, 2021.


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Summer Research at University of Nebraska

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021

The Nebraska Summer Research Program is a 10-week residential summer research experience that provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a research university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Nebraska remains hopeful that it will be providing an in-person experience this summer. Should that change, applicants will be notified as soon as possible and a virtual experience will still be offered.

Explore the Programs:

The online application is open until Monday, March 1, and students may apply for up to three different research groups.


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UM College of Pharmacy: Research Experience for Undergraduates

Join UM Pharmacy TOMORROW, February 10th from 4:30-5pm for a Zoom info session to learn more about the Interdisciplinary REU Program and the Pharmacy Scholars ProgramRSVP here.


The University of Michigan Interdisciplinary REU Program (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) in the Structure and Function of Proteins is designed to provide undergraduate students with a 10-week research experience in the areas of biochemistry, biophysics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry, enzymology, marine biology, molecular biology and plant biology.  The research projects featured in this program all involve studies of the structure and function of proteins.

REU Faculty Mentors represent the departments of Biochemistry; Chemistry; Medicinal Chemistry; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; Pathology, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The program will be held in a virtual format for the summer of 2021.  All research projects will involve virtual components.  Please note that the majority of the virtual projects offered will not require a computational background.

The program runs June 1 – August 4, 2021. It offers a stipend, housing allowance, and meal allowance.

The application deadline is March 1, 2021. Learn more and apply on the website.


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Undergraduate Research Opportunities in the Group of Professor Terry A. Miller

Professor Miller’s research group has one or two research positions open for undergraduates with an interest in physical chemistry and a strong mathematical background.

The group’s research focuses on the spectroscopic detection and characterization of reactive chemical intermediates. These molecules play critical roles in a variety of processes of significant importance to our society and economy, examples of which include combustion, atmospheric and interstellar chemistry, plasmas and reacting flows. Recent analytical work in my group has involved the simulation of observed electronic-absorption spectra of HO2 free radicals. These simulations allow the determination of  HO2 concentrations that are critical to the understanding of the kinetics of electrical discharges, atmospheric shock waves, and various non-equilibrium, reacting flows. Other work focuses on analysis of spectra of larger polyatomic molecules, typically free radicals and often of high symmetry, with emphasis on the utilization of quantum chemistry calculations. This work involves understanding and calculating the extent of various interactions affecting the spectral structure typical of open-shell, free-radical spectra, such as the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation, vibronic coupling, conical interactions, and the Jahn-Teller effect.

Dr. Miller’s group specializes in theoretical/computational work.  However, they maintain active collaborations with experimental groups in Engineering at Ohio State and Chemistry at the University of Louisville as well as a strong collaboration with a theoretical group, highly skilled in electronic structure calculations, at the University of Florida.

Research support is provided from an OSU Advancement fund. This funding is normally reserved for the summer, but class credit, e.g., CHEM 4998H, can be earned for research during the academic year. This undergraduate program has been on-going for several years. The undergraduates involved typically make research presentations at more than one international meeting and prepare a senior thesis. So far all have been a co-author on a research publication. One student is scheduled to graduate this spring; previous graduates are now working for their Ph.D.’s in Chemistry at M.I.T. and UC, Berkeley.

Interested students should email Professor Miller (miller.104@osu.edu) and include a brief summary of their relevant experience, including class work. The plan would be for the selected students to participate in undergraduate research during spring semester and then have a research position funded for the summer.

Nuclear & Radiochemistry Undergraduate Summer School

The U.S. Department of Energy and the American Chemical Society, Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, sponsor an INTENSIVE 6-week course (June 14, 2021 – July 23, 2021) in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates held in San Jose, CA or Long Island, NY with 12 students each.

The course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work introduces state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation used in basic and applied nuclear science. Also included are a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities, National Laboratories, and other nuclear facilities. Students meet and interact with prominent faculty and scientists who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Provided are a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, housing, transportation to and from the Summer School location, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit is awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

For additional information, view the program flyer or email questions to Dr. Lynn Francesconi (lfrances@hunter.cuny.edu).

The application deadline is February 1, 2021.

Advanced Computational Research Experience for Students (ACRES)

ICER ACRES is a 10-week summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in ACRES 2021 This REU is coordinated by Michigan State University’s Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering (CMSE), in partnership with the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (ICER).

Research projects provided though ICER ACRES focus on the development and enhancement of algorithms, models, and software for applications in multiple research areas that require high-performance computing resources. Research areas include: computational chemistry, biology, astrophysics, mathematics, big data science, and earth/climate sciences.

The program dates are May 24 – July 30, 2021. Participants receive a stipend of $6,000, plus housing and travel allowances.

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

Applications due February 4, 2021.


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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins

This National Science Foundation sponsored program provides advanced training in the manipulation and analysis of proteins for undergraduate students. It facilitates deep understanding of experimental laboratory research, insights into protein biochemistry and contemplation of the broader context of research. A wide range of student research projects mentored by faculty in the Department of Biochemistry are available. Examples include: experimental analysis of enzyme mechanisms, post-translational protein modifications, proteomics, and protein-nucleic acid interactions studied in the biological context of cell cycle control, chromatin regulation and renewable energy research.

Problem-based modules presented during the first three days of the program introduce key concepts in protein biochemistry and experimental design. After this brief orientation, the program emphasizes full-time research supplemented with weekly sessions on ethical conduct in research, professional communication, GRE preparation and the graduate school application process. At the end of the program students will present their results at a departmental symposium and a university-wide poster session.

Participants are provided:

  • $5,750 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance
  • Housing on campus
  • Round trip transportation to West Lafayette

The program will run May 24 – July 31, 2021.

For more information, check out the program flyer and website.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2021


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Postbaccalaureate Program to Diversify STEM: Stowers Research Scholar

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year the program is accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.

This opportunity is open to US citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences. Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. (Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to the program start date.)

For more information, visit the program webpage or contact postbac@stowers.org.

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

2021 Repperger Summer Research Internship Program

Applications must be completed by February 15, 2021, at 8:00 a.m. EST.

The Repperger Research Intern Program is a 10-week educational experience, providing research opportunities for students at one of three Air Force research facilities under the mentorship of an Air Force scientist. Scientists have been hand selected to mentor, because of their technical knowledge, experience and willingness to help science and engineering students enhance their learning through participation in an actual Air Force research project. The available research opportunities span nearly all STEM fields, from Biology, Mathematics, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology, Physics and many more areas of study. Along with gaining first-hand research experience, students will learn the inner workings of an operational laboratory and develop contacts and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Key Information

Program Dates: June 7 – August 13, 2021
Research Locations: Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH or JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX or Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Stipend: ~$12,000 for 10-week period

For detailed program information, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/afrl/repperger-research.html.

This opportunity is limited to US Citizens due to the sensitive/classified nature of much of the research performed at AFRL.


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