University of Cincinnati’s Graduate Program in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology

The University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine is accepting applications for their doctoral program in the Department of Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry, and Microbiology for the Fall 2022 Semester.

This graduate program offers the opportunity for full financial support, such as tuition, a stipend, and health insurance while students engage in course work and dissertation research studies. The program can be expected to take five years, with a minimum of three years, with full focus on research after the first two years.

Application requirements include:

  • $65 application fee
  • Bachelor’s degree before July 1
  • GPA of at least 3.2
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Additional requirements found here

An overview of the program can be found at this link.

Be sure to apply before December 15, 2021.

University of Michigan: Pharmacy Open House

 

PhD & MS Virtual Open House

The University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy will be hosting a virtual open house for their PhD programs in Medicinal Chemistry and Clinical Pharmacy Translational Science, as well as the MS program in Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences. This program will be held on Thursday, October 21 from 6-8 pm.

Registration, as well as an itinerary, can be found here at their website or directly at this link.

This is a great introduction to their graduate programs and opportunities. It will include an overview of their programs and application process, as well as a graduate student panel, with faculty members available for Q & A.

College of Medicine: ASPIRE Medical Research Program

Ohio State University College of Medicine ASPIRE Medical Research, is now accepting applications for its 5th cohort of ASPIRE Scholars.

The mission of the ASPIRE Medical Research Program is to support current Ohio State undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented and historically excluded from the health sciences, with mentorship, research experience in world-class laboratories, personal and academic support, in order to prepare them for advanced education and careers as health-care providers.

The year-long, longitudinal program is open to rising sophomores (current freshmen), sophomores, and juniors.

They are specifically seeking applications from:

  • Students from groups historically excluded in medicine and biomedical sciences: African-American or Black, Hispanic or Latino, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
  • Students with disabilities, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
  • Students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds
  • First generation college students
  • Queer, LGBTQIA, Transgender/Gender Non-Conforming
  • Others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field

Interested? Visit the program website to learn more and apply. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2022.

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2021 ASPIRE Program Cohort

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.

New Job Openings at Pfizer

Pfizer’s Medicinal Chemistry department located in Groton, CT is looking to fill multiple positions at the BS and MS level. These may interest recent CBC graduates. If you have not yet graduated but are interested in a career in pharma, read to the bottom of this post for contact information of an OSU alum at Pfizer who will be happy to answer questions you may have.

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.

If you have any questions about these positions or a career in pharma, you are invited to contact Pfizer’s designated point of contact for Ohio State, Michael Herr (Michael.Herr@pfizer.com). Michael is an OSU alum and now a Senior Scientist at Pfizer.

Pfizer’s Summer Student Worker Program 2021

Pfizer Medicinal Chemistry is looking for talented undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in synthetic organic chemistry to participate in the company’s Summer Student Worker Program (SWP). Research will be conducted at one of Pfizer’s major R&D sites in Groton, Connecticut or La Jolla, California.

Students will have the opportunity to work for 10-12 weeks (typically May to August) directly with a medicinal chemist investigating a novel research project or as part of a larger project team. The internship includes various programs introducing the students to scientists within the Pfizer organization and concludes with a poster session.

These positions are paid, housing and transportation to the Pfizer site are not included but housing is potentially available through local universities which can be reached by bike/car/carshare. More information will be provided during the phone interview.

Applications will be open until March 5, 2021. Students will be interviewed on a rolling basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. You can apply here. Pfizer works with a third-party staffing company, so they suggest that applicants also complete this questionnaire, which will be reviewed by Pfizer internally.

Course Spotlight – The Marriage of Opera and Public Health

Figaro Meets Florence Nightingale: The Marriage of Opera & Public Health
Cross-listed PUBHLTH 3194 and MUSIC 3194

Faculty from Public Health and Music are teaching a class next semester (Spring 2021) about the representation of public health issues in opera. It will be taught online via Zoom. It is a four-hour class with two lectures per week and a one-hour, asynchronous lab. Content will be split equally between public health and music.

  • Introduces students to important public health problems with a long history of causing morbidity and mortality in populations and explores their portrayal in opera.
  • Identifies six public health themes and introduces students to the public health aspects of the conditions and then how they have been represented in multiple operas ranging from the 1700’s to current day.
  • Examines original source texts, librettos, and staging (lighting, set design, costume, direction, and, of course, music composition) as to the ways and means by which disease and death are dramatized in the “great art form” of opera.

Ohio University’s HCOM presents PreDOC program for undergrads

Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) is excited to announce the launch of its new PreDOC program.

PreDOC, which stands for Pre-Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, is an undergraduate engagement program with the purpose of actively educating central Ohio undergraduates about osteopathic medicine and OU-HCOM, as well as connecting them to OU-HCOM students, staff, faculty, alumni and each other. The goal of PreDOC is to create a close-knit community of undergraduate students who are informed and excited about practicing osteopathic medicine and who feel closely connected to OU-HCOM, its mission, and its culture.

The program will hold a monthly session beginning in September and ending in May. PreDOC will be a standing program at OU-HCOM and we hope students will join us as they would a student organization at their home school.

Kickoff Event: Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Relevant Links:

Questions can be directed to Terry Porter, portert@ohio.edu.

OSU Pharmacy Summer Research Opportunity

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program (SURF) is a fellowship program for undergraduate sophomore and junior students who would like to know more about the discovery, use or mechanisms of drugs, and who would like to experience working in a lab. Students conduct research in the areas of pharmacology, pharmaceutics, pharmacy practice or medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy.

These fellowships also include a $4,000 stipend. Research activities can be directed by any faculty member in the College of Pharmacy who is willing to mentor a student for the summer. Additional information about research in these areas can be found under the About / Academic Divisions section of the College of Pharmacy website.

The application deadline is March 1. For questions, please contact Jessica Costic.4

Apply for SURF.


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.

Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

The University of Kentucky is accepting applications for it’s Master’s in Forensics Toxicology & Analytical Genetics. The program has two areas of concentration: forensic toxicology and analytical genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. The curriculum contains two internships which provide students with hands-on experiences necessary to be competitive in the job market upon exiting the program.

Tuition for this program is assessed at a special rate for all students (in- and out-of-state), which represents significant savings for out-of-state students. Graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of: private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, or hospital clinical labs.

Applications submitted by April 1 will be given priority for admission. Applications submitted after April 1 will be considered for any remaining openings. Learn more and apply here.

Questions can be directed to the department at toxandcancerbio@uky.edu or directly to Morgan Rothermel, morgan.rothermel@uky.edu.