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.

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows

Indianapolis Teaching Fellows is an opportunity for individuals from all disciplines and backgrounds to become certified teachers in two years while teaching in one of 45 partner schools, which includes Indianapolis Public Schools. Fellows participate in an extensive six-week summer training and receive continued training and coaching through their first two years of teaching.

This is an excellent opportunity for any seniors (or alums) who are interested in applying the skills they learned through their major to the education field (a background in education is not required).

View the flyer or website for more information. Apply here.

Part-Time Job Applying Science to Marketing

The Edward Orton Jr. Ceramic Foundation is seeking a part-time, science-focused Marketing Associate. This position might be of interest to a STEM student who loves social media, marketing, and/or advertising, and has good communication skills. This would be a great way to earn some cash, build your resume, and apply your science in a unique way.

The selected applicant will develop messaging, write and manage the completion of promotional materials for web, trade shows and print ads for scientific products and services.

Apply by March 31, 2021. Learn more on Handshake.

Charles River Labs seeking Interns and Full-Time Employees


May, August, or December 2020 graduates

Charles River Labs (CRL) has a high need to hire full-time, entry-level positions in Ashland, OH. These positions focus on drug discovery/development in pre-clinical laboratory setting. You can view the openings here.

These are full-time positions that require full-time paid training followed by mentorship program. First year new hires receive 15 days of vacation, accrued plus accrued sick time. CRL also offers 401k/health benefits for new hires, which start the first day of the month following a new hire’s start date. The company continues to grow globally as a company so career advancement is an attractive element for new hires.

Current Students in Spring 2021

Charles River Labs (CRL) will be hosting multiple paid internships within various scientific departments for the summer of 2021. Internship will last from May 25, 2021 – August 17, 2021 (can be flexible on start/end date) Departments hosting interns include, but are not limited to: Technical Operations, Animal Care Services, Formulations, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Histology, Necropsy, IT, Human Resources, and more. Interested applicants are invited to apply via this single job posting.

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.

Job Opening: COVID-19 Student Lab Assistant

Deadline Approaching: Dec 28, 2020

The Applied Microbiology Services Lab (AMSL), is seeking applicants for COVID-19 Student Lab Assistants in order to expand its SARS-CoV-2 screening program staff for the spring semester. AMSL is a CLIA-certified BSL-2+ lab operated jointly by the Department of Microbiology, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Infectious Diseases Institute, Office of Research. The university’s SARS-CoV-2 screening program is run through AMSL.

Position Information

  • University title: Student assistant
  • Wage: $12-$13 per hour, based on experience
  • Pay frequency: Bi-weekly

Position Description

  • Under the direction of the Applied Microbiology Lab Services (AMSL) manager and other designated lab personnel, AMSL COVID-19 student lab assistants will assist with various lab duties including client services, sample processing, and testing; operates specialized equipment and follows all testing protocols to produce results for input into the appropriate database(s); and more.
  • Work schedules may include non-traditional work days/times (e.g., evenings and/or weekends) to accommodate testing and lab needs.
  • Position is temporary (actual duration unknown, but less than ten months.)
  • Full description on job flyer.

If interested, please email your resume by Monday, December 28th to asc-microbioservice@osu.edu.

Direct questions regarding the positions should be directed to Jeff Jahnes (Jahnes.2@osu.edu), AMSL Lab Manager.

Open Teaching Positions

Southern Teachers works with 650 K-12 private/independent, college-preparatory schools around the South. These schools list thousands of jobs throughout the year with Southern Teachers to find great educators to join their school communities.

In light of the ever-changing job market, Southern Teachers works diligently to maintain and foster new relationships with member schools to know their hiring needs.

Southern Teachers is still looking for candidates who are:

  • passionate about science and hold a strong academic record
  • enthusiastic about working with kids
  • looking to be part of a collaborative and engaging environment

If you are interested in a chemistry teaching position, especially in the southern United States, Southern Teachers Agency can help you find the right fit. Candidates for the teaching positions do not necessarily need teacher certification to work in private/independent schools. To learn more and apply, you can visit their website.