Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2024

Application Deadline: May 17, 2024

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Spring 2024. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1206/1208/1220; 1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2024*
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during 2024 (this includes paid research)

*Graduating in May? Staff appointments are available! See the bottom of this post for more information.

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting. (Note: Undergraduate students teaching General Chemistry for the first time on OSU-Columbus campus will be assigned to teach lab)

Training will take place Monday, August 12th – Monday, August 19th during business hours. Conflicts with training, including TAs who must live on campus, should be stated in the application, and described in detail if possible.

If you are interested, you may apply here. After you apply, you will be asked to submit your schedule here.

Completing an application and submitting your schedule does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by June 1st and notify chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on May 17, 2024. Hiring decisions will be made by late July/early August.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.


Staff Appointments Available! If you are graduating and looking for an opportunity to teach for a semester (or even academic year!), we also have those available! Please email chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu for details.

2024 FOCUS Research Symposium

This year’s annual FOCUS (Females of Chemistry Uniting Scientists) Research Symposium will be held this week: March 21 and March 22, 2024.

The symposium will include three student talks, a poster session, a career panel, and talks from two invited speakers, Dr. Angela Hight Walker from NIST and Dr. Nicole Goodwin from GSK.

Check out the event webpage for the schedule and additional information.

Biotech Company Panel

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Jennings Hall 001

ASC Career Success, in collaboration with the Biological Sciences Scholars, are excited to host several senior leadership panelists and speakers representing the wealth of opportunities afforded to ASC students within the biotechnology industry.

This exciting opportunity opens with an introductory keynote from Jamie Fitch, OSU Molecular Genetics alumnus and co-founder of OnlineMedEd, a medical education tech startup.

The industry panel to follow features senior leaders from Armatus Bio, Clarametyx Biosciences, AmplifyBio, and Oakwood Labs. The panel will showcase areas for growth in the biotechnology industry and highlight key skills/experiences for students aspiring to become competitive within the field.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from senior leaders, scientists, and developers about one of the most exciting industries in Ohio! By attending, you will learn about the key skills necessary for success in the field, discover your pathway to success, and ultimately help you communicate how your Arts and Sciences degree can move you toward your goals.

Sign up here.

Meet & Greet Event: Internships and Employment for Students

Ohio State Battelle Center invites you to register and join them on Wednesday, February 28th, at 5:00 for an Exclusive Meet & Greet with DCS Corp.

DCS Corp provides engineering, programmatic, and technical support services to the Department of Defense and other customers focused on national security. As employee owners, they recognize that hiring and retaining the best talent is crucial to their mission. Their focus on personal growth and continual improvement is consistent with their corporate goals of professional and business excellence.

Registering for this event will guarantee you dinner and a spot to meet with employees of DCS to learn more about the company, the culture, and the opportunities you can take advantage of this year! DCS Corp is specifically looking for students from science and engineering backgrounds to hire for internships and employment post-graduation.

Dean’s Student Advisory Board: Seeking UG Applicants

Apply for a two-year position on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Board. The Board consists of fifteen students who advise the Dean on matters pertaining to students such as academics and student life.

To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and enrolled on the Columbus campus. Because these positions are for two years commencing Autumn 2024, applicants should not plan to graduate before Spring 2026. Meetings are held approximately once a month during the academic year from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on a weekday. To apply: combine a one-page resume and the completed application into one pdf document and send as an email attachment to ascstudents@osu.edu. The subject line for the email must be “Dean’s Student Advisory Board Application – Undergraduate.”  The application may be accessed here.

The deadline to apply is February 11, 2024. For questions, please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs and Board liaison at Rottersman.1@osu.edu.

Work for CBC: Demo Lab Assistant

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for Lab Assistants in the Demonstrations Laboratory for Spring 2024! Lab Assistant positions provide students with the opportunity to work in an active laboratory space, connect with students on a similar path, and learn valuable customer service skills applicable to many careers. Students may have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed Chem 1210 & 1220. Some organic knowledge is helpful.
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.0
  • Enrolled in classes during Spring 2024
  • No other paid monthly student appointments during Spring 2024 (this includes paid research). Biweekly appointments are acceptable.

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Hours: 12-28/week
  • Typical Responsibilities: preparation and distribution of reagents, distribution and maintenance of lab equipment, completion of weekly safety checks, etc.

Pay Structure:

  • First year of employment: $12.00/hour
  • Second year of employment: $12.50/hour
  • Third year of employment: $13.00/hour

When submitting your application, you will be asked for a schedule. This does not guarantee position. A more accurate schedule will be collected upon hiring.

Apply at: go.osu.edu/demolabapp

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 pm on December 10th, 2023.

Please contact weaver.646@osu.edu or fontes.20@osu.edu with any questions or concerns.

Volunteer Opportunites: Student Life Student Wellness Center

The Student Life Student Wellness Center (SLSWC) is recruiting undergraduate volunteers for the following:

  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Prevention Team
  • Scarlet and Gray Financial Leadership Development Program (financial coaching)
  • Wellness Ambassador Program
  • Wellness Coaching

Detailed information about these programs is available on the SLSWC “Get Involved” webpage.

This is an opportunity to learn more about the Ten Dimensions of Wellness, promote wellness to your peers, learn about topics important to college students’ health and well-being and gain valuable experiences. If you’re interested, complete the Student Life Student Wellness Center Volunteer Application by October 27, 2023. 

All volunteers develop in-demand soft skills, participate in resume-building development opportunities, and network with fellow students, staff and faculty throughout the university. Students from all majors are welcome to apply and no previous experience is necessary. The SLSWC will provide all the training and education necessary to complete volunteer roles and responsibilities.

More information about SLSWC programs and contact information can be found on the application. Please email Brendan Greisberger at greisberger.5@osu.edu with any questions.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Spring 2024

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Spring 2024. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Spring 2024
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during 2023 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in January during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here: https://go.osu.edu/sp24gcta

After you apply, you will be asked to submit your schedule here: https://go.osu.edu/sp24gctaschedule

This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by November 13 and notify chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on November 3rd, 2023. Hiring decisions will be made by mid-December.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Reminder: Applications due June 1, 2023

Application Deadline: June 1, 2023

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2023. A TA position provides the opportunity to improve your knowledge, gain teaching experience, and help students.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.2
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2023
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during 2023 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $13/hour
  • Hours: 10-12/week
  • Responsibilities: teach one 3-hour lab; grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities; 1 office hour/week; proctor all exams; attend weekly staff meeting

Training will take place in August during business hours. Please describe any potential conflicts with training on your application.

If you are interested, you may apply here: https://go.osu.edu/au23gcta

After you apply, you will be asked to submit your schedule here: https://go.osu.edu/au23gctaschedule

This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes, please update it by July 1 and notify chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeit your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on June 1st, 2023. Hiring decisions will be made by late July – early August.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

Apply to be a Prep Lab Assistant in Autumn 2023

Application Deadline: April 23, 2023

The CBC General Chemistry Prep Lab is currently accepting applications for Lab Assistants for Autumn 2023. Lab Assistant positions provide students with the opportunity to work in an active laboratory space, network with peers that have similar goals, and learn valuable customer service skills applicable to many careers. Students may have the opportunity to take on a leadership role.

In order to apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Completed all General Chemistry (1000 level) courses required for your major
  • Cumulative GPA > 3.0
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2023
  • No other paid monthly student appointments during Autumn 2023 (this includes paid research). Biweekly appointments are acceptable.

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Hours: 12-10/week
  • Responsibilities: preparation and distribution of reagents, distribution and maintenance of lab equipment, completion of weekly safety checks, etc.
  • Mandatory paid training will begin the week before classes start in August.

Pay Structure:

  • First year of employment: $12.00/hour
  • Second year of employment: $12.50/hour
  • Third year of employment: $13.00/hour

When submitting your application, you will be asked for a schedule. This does not guarantee position. A more accurate schedule will be collected upon hiring.

Apply at go.osu.edu/AU23preplabapp.

Applications should be submitted by 11:59 pm on April 23rd, 2023. Please contact Tyler Weaver (weaver.646@osu.edu) with any questions or concerns.