Entry-Level Research Chemist Position

PPG Specialty Synthesis Group is seeking an entry-level Research Chemist for their process development team located in Monroeville, PA. The research chemist’s principal responsibility is developing a robust synthesis and purification method for novel OLED emitters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop scalable synthetic processes for OLED emitters that are reproducible and cost effective through a thorough scientific approach.
  • Evaluate the synthesis for new emitters as they are identified. Provide samples using a commercially feasible synthetic strategy.
  • Advance technology used in the laboratory to improve process development understanding and reduce cycle times (EasyMax/Optimax, EasyViewer).
  • Analyze and interpret analytical results and make process changes as necessary.
  • Provide support for scale up of new products by technicians in both a kilo lab and plant setting.
  • Help support existing commercial as well as pre-commercial and developmental products.
  • Support the use of quality tools (critical thinking, DOE, statistical analysis etc.) as applicable in the development of new processes.
  • Hands-on laboratory experiments using common chemistry equipment and instruments (HPLC, UPLC, GC).
  • Effectively communicates within the work team and provides clear and concise documentation of technical results.
  • Works in a safe manner. Reads, understands and follows all pertinent SOPs.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemistry.
  • Entry level, no industry experience required.

Apply here.

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.

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.

Job Opening: Laboratory Operations Associate

Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. The company uses a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals.

Manus Bio is seeking a self-motivated and highly organized individual for a position that will specialize in and take ownership responsibility of laboratory operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Mastery in Manus Bio SOPs and their execution involving reagent, media, and lab consumable preparation.  Ability to train others to execute these tasks to the same high standard
  • Maintain stellar lab organization to ensure operational excellence within the R&D team
  • Maintain and facilitate use of our in-house inventory platforms to a highly organized standard
  • Order and stock lab supplies and consumables.  Maintain and later build relationships with outside vendors
  • Maintain laboratory equipment to pristine condition and facilitate repairs when needed
  • Develop ability to design and implement modifications to protocols and procedures that increase efficiency of Manus Bio SOPs

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or similar discipline with 1-3 years in research lab technician, operations, or management experience
  • Read more.

Learn more and apply.

Job Opening: Lab Manager at Hampton University

Hampton University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is seeking a Lab Manager.

The position brings together managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that laboratories operate smoothly. Responsibilities include:

  • Support and facilitate daily lab activities.
  • Managerial duties generally include preparation of labs and maintaining security of chemicals and equipment.
  • Collaborate with faculty members in designing and implementing lab activities.
  • Review building needs and act a liaison to University Building Services for upkeep and maintenance.
  • Serve as a representative to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education Environmental Health and Safety Program Managers Committee
  • Ensuring laboratory safety in teaching and research laboratories.

A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a laboratory-related area required. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Applicants should also have the ability to work independently and in a team environment, ability to operate standard laboratory and office equipment, and excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Check out the job posting for more information. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu.

Job Opening with National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is actively recruiting an entry-level Downstream Process Development Associate Scientist to create processes to deliver material for first-time-in-human clinical trials. You must have a B.S. in biochemistry or another life science major with a strong chemistry background. Please see the job description for full details.

If you feel you are a good fit for this position, then please send your resume to Jeremy Hale (hale.516@osu.edu). Your resume should be a PDF file and the file must use the following file naming format to be passed on to an alumna at NIH:

Resume file name: NIH_Your First Name_Your Last Name_Downstream Process Dev Assoc Scientist_resume.PDF

Jeremy’s contact at NIH plans to pass top applicants to her hiring supervisor for consideration! This is a great opportunity. Resumes must be send to Jeremy by Monday, March 8th at Noon ET.

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.

Full-Time Laboratory Position Available

Posted on behalf of David Toczyski, a professor of the Department of Biochemistry and Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCSF. This is an opportunity for a student graduating in Spring 2021.


I am currently hiring a graduating student into a full time position to work in my laboratory at UCSF studying cell cycle regulation. The work is a combination of biochemistry and tissue culture. You will be using Mass spectrometry and/or CRISPR screening to characterize ubiquitin ligases. You must have some experience doing undergraduate research. However, the exact topic of the research is not important, as long as it is some aspect of cell biology, molecular biology, or genetics. This is a perfect position for someone looking to go to graduate school in a few years. It is a fun, dynamic lab with a mix of students and postdocs.

The start date of the position is, ideally, May–June, however we would consider someone earlier than that. This would be a good position for someone who wants to go to grad school. In fact, most of my previous graduate students have gone on to graduate school, and it has been great experience for that.

Please email me if you wish to apply. Include the department from which you are graduating, your GPA, and the name and contact info of the lab in which you worked, as well as the dates you work there and 2-3 sentences describing the work.

Please put “SRA” into the subject line when you email me at dpt4darwin@gmail.com.

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.

Postbaccalaureate Program to Diversify STEM: Stowers Research Scholar

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year the program is accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.

This opportunity is open to US citizens or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences. Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. (Bachelor’s degree must be conferred prior to the program start date.)

For more information, visit the program webpage or contact postbac@stowers.org.

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021