Experience ORISE Virtual Career Fair

On Wednesday, Oct. 13, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the variety of paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities available within the Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Chat with ORISE representatives and mentors from a variety of FDA programs
  • Learn about the research and/or projects conducted within those programs
  • Explore paid internships, fellowships, and research opportunities
  • Connect with ORISE staff members to ask about applying, what to expect during the appointment, and to learn more about the ORISE experience
  • Network with other prospective applicants
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of entering a graduate program with Ph.D. scientists and engineers

To view current opportunities visit the FDA Opportunities page.

Click here to register for the Career Fair.

Work for CBC: Prep Lab Assistant – Pay Increased

Work in the General Chemistry Preparation Lab for Autumn 2021!

The General Chemistry Preparation lab of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring lab assistants to help us provide services to the General Chemistry Teaching lab in Autumn 2021. This position is open to undergraduates currently enrolled at OSU main campus who are eligible to work in the United States. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and have good customer service skills.

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with a B- (preferred)
  • Attention to detail, maintaining a stable work schedule
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2021
  • Be able to work until 2023 after recruitment

Student Appointment Details:

  • Starting Salary:  $10/hour (increased from posting on 6/3)
  • Hours: 12-20 hours per week
  • Responsibilities:  Preparation and delivery of chemicals, distribution of lab equipment, lab services and safety inspections.
  • On Friday, August 20 or Monday, August 23, new lab assistants will need to participate in lab orientation/training.

Online Application:

  • Apply here.
  • You will be contacted after submission of your application.

Biochemical Markers Fellowship at CDC (Recent Graduates)

About DLS: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  is seeking applicants for a Biochemical Markers Fellowship opportunity. DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.

Projects: Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.

Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information.) They will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables ORISE fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

Qualifications: Applicants should be Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Microbiology. Must be a U.S. citizen.

The program will run Sept 15, 2021 – Sept 12, 2022. The stipend for Bachelor’s fellows will be approx. $3,800 montly.

Applications due July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.

DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow

The Fuel Cell Technologies Fellow opportunity with the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office is now accepting applications. This is an opportunity for individuals who have a degree in the physical sciences, so may be of interest to recent CBC graduates.

What will I be doing? As a member of the team, you will both learn and contribute across the range of activities associated with managing applied research within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program. The Fuel Cells Technology Program activities will include monitoring project progress and milestones; reviewing and analyzing project progress reports and other technical reports; and engaging with project researchers. Key areas of research and development within the Fuel Cell Technologies Program include catalysts, membranes, membrane electrode assemblies, stacks, and balance of plant components.

Why should I apply? You will collaborate on the office’s Fuel Cell Technologies Program, which focuses on developing fuel cells which are among the most promising technologies that are expected to transform the energy sector. They are highly efficient, fuel flexible, and offer diverse benefits. In particular, they are affordable, clean, and reliable fuel cell technologies that convert hydrogen to electrical power for a wide variety of applications, including transportation (automobiles, buses, trucks, rail, maritime) and stationary power generation (mid-scale electric power plants, backup power, small-scale distributed power plants for buildings).

Where will I be located? Washington, DC or Golden, CO

You will receive a competitive stipend, an allowance to offset the costs of health insurance, research travel and materials up to $10,000, and relocation expenses reimbursement up to $5,000.

Learn more and apply here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply to be a Gen Chem Prep Lab Assistant

Work in the General Chemistry Preparation Lab for Autumn 2021!

The General Chemistry Preparation lab of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is hiring lab assistants to help us provide services to the General Chemistry Teaching lab in Autumn 2021. This position is open to undergraduates currently enrolled at OSU main campus who are eligible to work in the United States. Successful candidates should be able to work independently and have good customer service skills.

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with a B- (preferred)
  • Attention to detail, maintaining a stable work schedule
  • Taking classes during Autumn 2021
  •  Be able to work until 2023 after recruitment

Student Appointment Details:

  • Starting Salary:  $9/hour
  • Hours: 12-20 hours per week
  • Responsibilities:  Preparation and delivery of chemicals, distribution of lab equipment, lab services and safety inspections.
  • On Friday, August 20 or Monday, August 23, new lab assistants will need to participate in lab orientation/training.

Online Application:

  • Apply here.
  • You will be contacted after submission of your application.

On-Campus Job Openings for 2021-2022

Student Life’s Willie J. Young, Sr. Off-Campus and Commuter Student Engagement (OCCSE) is hiring for multiple student positions and roles for the upcoming 2021–2022 academic year. This is an exciting time to join the OCCSE team as they are working on a lot of new and exciting initiatives. The OCCSE office is focused on students’ personal and professional development as well as making a difference in the community we live in.

The office is hiring for three student positions: Community Ambassador, Commuter Mentor, and Administration Assistant.

Working within OCCSE is a valuable experience for students in any major and helps students develop vital professional skills in any industry. This is a great opportunity especially for those who have not yet had experience working in a professional office and for those looking to improve their interpersonal skills. Some of the benefits are:

  • Working around your academic schedule
  • Being conveniently located on campus, near the University District in the Ohio Union
  • Positions that do not require regular late-night shifts

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out at offcampus@osu.edu or call (614) 292-0100.

REMINDER: Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is still seeking applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2021. 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 > 3.5
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2021
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2021 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/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.

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by May 10th, 2021. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) is sponsoring a new program for the summer of 2021. The OTT Entrepreneurship Program is designed to develop a pool of talented technology commercialization professionals to achieve OTT’s mission to expand the public impact of the department’s research and development (R&D) portfolio while advancing the economic, energy and national security interests of the nation.

Under the mentorship of National Lab technology transfer specialists and OTT staff, selected candidates will participate in research activities that will enhance their education and training in technology commercialization-related fields and increase their future marketability in these disciplines. In addition, participants assigned to policy-related projects will gain deep insight into the federal government’s role in the creation and implementation of policies that will affect energy technology development and commercialization.

Selected candidates will receive a $700 per week stipend. Internships will be for 10 weeks beginning on Monday, June 14, 2021 through Friday, August 20, 2021.

Candidates must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing a degree in science, technology, mathematics, engineering, or business with an interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.

The deadline to apply is May 10, 2021.

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.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2021

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is currently accepting applications for General Chemistry TA positions for Autumn 2021. 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 > 3.5
  • Enrolled in classes during Autumn 2021
  • No other paid monthly student appointment during Autumn 2021 (this includes paid research)

Appointment details are as follows:

  • Salary: $12/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.

After you submit an application, the department will contact you and ask for a schedule. This does not guarantee a TA position. If your schedule changes before the deadline, please update your schedule by May 10th, 2021. If you make a change to your schedule after this date, you will be responsible for switching your assignment with another TA or forfeiting your position.

Applications and schedules are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, May 10th, 2021. Hiring decisions will be made by late July.

Please contact chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu with any questions.