College of Medicine: ASPIRE Medical Research Program

Ohio State University College of Medicine ASPIRE Medical Research program applications will close on January 15, 2023.

The mission of the ASPIRE Medical Research Program is to support undergraduate students who have been historically underrepresented and historically excluded from the health sciences with mentorship, research experience in world-class laboratories, and personal and academic support 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, 2023.

ASPIRE 2022 Cohort

Open Positions at Warren Center For Neuroscience Drug Discovery

The Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery at Vanderbilt University is actively seeking BS level scientists to join their team. Many of the center’s BS level scientists use this opportunity to gain experience and publications before entering a Graduate or Professional program.

The Warren Center is directed by Dr. Craig Linsley (editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry) and is located about 20 minutes south of Nashville, TN. While the Warren Center is known best for its neuroscience and work in GPCRs, they have funding for several other projects outside of the neuroscience world. Additionally, the WCNDD is great place to work with state-of-the-art instrumentation akin to what one would encounter in BigPharma.

If you are interested, you should email your CV and research summary to Kayla Temple at kayla.temple@vanderbilt.edu.

MBCF Scholars Program

The Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry Foundation (MBCF) Scholars program has been established to provide student travel fellowships for up to 15 students (graduate and undergraduate) to attend the 16th Winter Conference on Medicinal and Bioorganic Chemistry.

The conference will be held in the Steamboat Grand Hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado Sunday, January 29th to Thursday, February 2nd, 2023. The conference will bring together industrial and academic scientists from across the chemistry-medicine continuum and will be focused on drug discovery and development.

The Foundation will provide partial support (including $1,500 to support the student’s travel and lodging, and full coverage of registration fees) for research active undergraduate students and graduate students to attend the 2023 Conference. Students who are carrying out research on either medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical facing synthetic organic chemistry are encouraged to apply.

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:

  • GPA > 3.4
  • Experience working in a research laboratory
  • Enough individual intellectual contribution for a poster

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on October 14, 2022. Read the flyer for additional details and application instructions.

Call for Applicants: OSU Medicine UG Lab Assistant

The OSU Wexner Medical Center COPPER lab is seeking applicants for an Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant position.

The COPPER lab is a well-funded organ transplant surgery research lab in the Medical Center, Department of Surgery. Specifically, the lab is looking for 1st or 2nd year undergraduate students with little to no laboratory experience, who are interested in getting their foot in the door with a biomedical science research laboratory.

Candidates do not need any prior research experience; they will learn everything they need for the job in the lab. They will spend the first 3-6 months completing all of the required medical center onboarding, security, safety and laboratory training. Students will also learn the primary support duties that keep the lab operational, including fundamental skills like sterile technique, chemical handling, and safe operation of equipment. They will then work one-on-one with the research scientists and staff in the lab to learn core experimental techniques in molecular biology, tissue culture and/or animal handling (depending on their interest).

This can serve as the first opportunity to get research experience or formal research credits. But if you’re looking to progress to graduate, medical, dental, vet school, etc, it is also an exceptional opportunity to set yourself apart from your peers. This role can become whatever you want, including a doorway to your next stage of training, research presentations, publications, reference letters… The sky is the limit!

This PDF (or Word doc) combines an email from a Post-doctoral Research Fellow of the lab, an introduction to the lab and role, and the application questionnaire.

Open Research Technician Position

There is an opening for a research technician in the Gale Group at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School starting June 2022. They are seeking a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. This position is ideal for an ambitious chemist with plans to attend graduate or medical school within 2-3 years.

The technician will be primarily responsible for physicochemical characterization of new transition metal complexes. There are also opportunities to engage in chemical synthesis, bioanalytical chemistry, molecular biology, and/or MR imaging studies.

Qualified applicants should send a CV and contact information for two references to Eric Gale at emgale@mgh.harvard.edu. Further information can be found on this flyer.

Info Session: Discovery PREP Program at OSUCOM

The NIH-funded Discovery Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at The Ohio State University College of Medicine is excited to announce a virtual information session on December 15 at 7pm. During the event, Dr. Candice Askwith, Faculty Director of Discovery PREP, will introduce Discovery PREP and answer questions.

The Discovery PREP program is designed to help prepare recent baccalaureate graduates for success in pursuit of a career as a biomedical scientist. Individuals from groups underrepresented in the biomedical workforce are strongly encouraged to apply, including students from racial and ethnic groups shown to be underrepresented nationally and individuals with disabilities.

Discovery PREP provides individuals with the opportunity to obtain the intensive research experience necessary to gain admission to, and succeed in, a Biomedical PhD program. The program is a competitive, one-year PREP that provides:

  • A PAID research experience in a laboratory with a research mentor in Neuroscience, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Immunology, or Physiology.
  • Individual mentoring
  • Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs
  • Orientation and social activities
  • Seminars and journal clubs
  • Career development workshops
  • Opportunities to travel and network with scientists throughout the nation

To register for the virtual info session, submit this form. A Zoom link will be sent once your registration has been received. If you have any questions or require additional information about the program or this event, please reach out to Discovery.PREP@osumc.edu.

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.

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.