DEA Job Opening: Forensic Chemist

Drug Enforcement Administration has Forensic Chemist job openings at its Pleasanton, CA; Miami, FL; and Chicago, IL locations.

Incumbents will perform quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis on evidence in lab, testify in court, and advise and assist law enforcement personnel, amongst other duties.

Learn more or apply here.

Please note: Applications can be accepted from students who expect to graduate by June 2020 and if a transcript is provided with anticipated conferral date. However, DEA must verify that the degree has been conferred before the applicant can be appointed.

Professional Science Master’s Program

The University of Illinois offers a unique type of Master’s program called the Professional Science Master’s (PSM). The program integrates education in a scientific discipline with practical training in business, management, and organizational leadership. Students of the Illinois PSM take the same rigorous graduate level science classes as their colleagues but replace research and thesis writing with hands-on industry experience and introductory MBA level business courses through the university’s College of Business.

The Illinois PSM program is designed for students who seek graduate-level knowledge, but do not wish to work directly with research. Many of their students aspire to be project managers, entrepreneurs and help solve some of the most challenging problems we are facing in feeding, fueling, and conserving resources for our growing population. These students excel at explaining the technical sciences to non-technical audiences both in the company and among the general population.

They offer six programs: Agricultural Production, Bioprocessing & Bioenergy, Food Science & Human Nutrition, Geographic Information Science, and Technical Systems Management.

For more information about the Illinois PSM program, check out their Quick Guide or visit their website.

Illinois Research Experience for Undergraduates

The University of Illinois is now accepting applications for their summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Participants will work on a research project under the direction of a faculty mentor. The program will also offer multiple seminars, workshops, and social events.

The program will run for 10 weeks, May 29 – August 3, 2018, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Students who have completed coursework at the sophomore to junior level by June 1, 2018 are their intended scholarship recipients. Applicants should be planning to obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry or related fields between January 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

The scholarship provides:

  • $5,000 stipend
  • Housing at Europa House in Urbana, within walking distance to the Department of Chemistry and the rest of the campus
  • Round trip travel cost (up to $800)

More information can be found on the official flyer and the program’s webpage. Applications are due February 16, 2018.

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.