University of Chicago: Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024

The University of Chicago is accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year of its Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP).

The PREP is designed to provide mentoring, research skills, coursework and a positive learning environment to recent post-baccalaureate students, who intend to pursue a PhD degree in biomedical science. This program is a unique opportunity for students to strengthen their applications to PhD Programs nation-wide by conducting research as laboratory technicians for one year at the University of Chicago and by participating in academic activities that will prepare them to be successful graduate students.

Job Opening: Chemist at US FDA Forensic Chemistry Center

The U.S. FDA National Forensic Chemistry Center is accepting applications for the position of GS-1320-07 Chemist. These are onsite, non-remote positions located at the Cincinnati, OH location. These positions are for recent graduates OR students who are expected to graduate by June 30, 2024. These positions have a promotion potential to GS-12, which places the salary range between $51,068.00 and $117,759.41.

The job posting will automatically close on February 2, 2024, so apply before then!

Cleveland Clinic MOST Fellowship

The Cleveland Clinic Foundations Clinical Post-baccalaureate program is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Cohort through April 30, 2024.

In partnership with Stanford University, the Medical Observation and Scribe Training (MOST) Fellowship is a 12 month program designed to provide exceptional clinical experience and professional development to students while strengthening their applications to Medical school, PA school, and other health care programs. Students in the program act as a Medical Scribe in clinic with a Physician Mentor. The most recent MOST Fellowship cohort had an 88% acceptance rate into medical school.

Students complete 24 hours per week of scribing and medical observation with their assigned clinical preceptor in clinic. Other optional experiences included in the MOST fellowship are:

  • Shadowing in other medical specialties
  • Conducting research in any specialty of interest
  • Multiple group volunteering projects throughout the year
  • MCAT tutoring
  • Experiences in state-of-the-art simulation lab workshops
  • In person and virtual clinical workshops
  • Access to Cleveland Clinic Residency Grand Rounds
  • Medical school site visits and interview prep
  • Ability for paid part time opportunities within the Cleveland Clinic
  • Letters of recommendation
  • MOST Fellow Alumni Peer Mentor for Application Support
  • End of the year Stanford University-Cleveland Clinic Research Symposium

To learn more, visit the MOST Fellowships website or email MOSTFellowship@ccf.org.

NBAF High Containment Laboratory Skills Training Program

The Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology in the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) at Kansas State University are accepting applications for fellowship positions for the summer of 2024.

This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), is designed to build technical skills and knowledge needed to work in a high containment diagnostic, animal, or insectary laboratory.

This program will provide introductory knowledge and skills through lectures and hands-on experiences in:

  • Conducting viral assays in a high containment laboratory at the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI)
  • Conducting assays and procedures commonly used in a diagnostic laboratory
  • Common procedures used in a high containment large animal research setting
  • Working with mosquitoes for use in a laboratory setting
  • How to apply for positions with USDA APHIS or other government laboratories, such as, the Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (FADDL), the NBAF in Manhattan, KS, or the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, IA

Candidates must be undergraduates entering junior or senior year of study OR have recently graduated with a B.S. degree.

Learn more on the webpage or flyer.

Apply by November 5, 2023, 11:59pm CT.

Gap Year Research Opportunity

The Addiction Medicine Lab at Talbot Hall in Ohio State’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is hiring a full-time researcher. They seek to hire a graduate from the class of Spring 2023 or Autumn 2022 who is interested in a gap year before perusing medical school or medical research.

This paid position is a great opportunity to get experience, skills, and publications in clinical science. The Addiction Medicine Lab does many things ranging from biomedical pain and withdrawal testing, to community survey research. This position entails involvement in both, as well as overseeing undergraduate assistants and working alongside lab supervisors Dr Julie Teater & Dr O. Trent Hall.

Apply for this gap year research position.

Questions? Reach out to the Clinical Research Coordinator, Parker Entrup, at Parker.Entrup@osumc.edu.

MS Translational Pharmacology Info Session

The Ohio State University’s 100% online master’s program in Translational Pharmacology prepares graduates for careers in drug development.

Translational pharmacology bridges across “the discovery, development, regulation, and use of pharmacologic agents to improve clinical outcome, and inform optimal use of therapeutics in patients.” Students will develop skills in preclinical or clinical trial design, toxicology, safety, or clinical pharmacology. This is also an opportunity to advance your career in research administration.

This program is designed for recent graduates and professionals with bioscience or animal science backgrounds who are interested in a career in clinical and translational pharmacology. There are two specializations:

  1. Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Trial Design
  2. Preclinical Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology

There are upcoming virtual Information Sessions on:

Admission is available for Spring, Summer, and Autumn. Applications for Autumn 2023 are due May 1st.

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.

Open Position: WVSU Academic Lab Manager

West Virginia State University is seeking a dedicated candidate for the position of Academic Lab Manager III for the Department of Chemistry and Physics. This is a non-classified, non-exempt, full time, benefits eligible position. This position assists the faculty within the department to set up and conduct teaching laboratories as well as maintain the departmental laboratories safety, hygiene, and records.

WVSU serves approximately 3,500 students. It is located in Institute, WV, a suburb of Charleston, the largest city and the capital of West Virginia. With more than 300,000 people living in the metropolitan area, it is an active, exciting and engaging community, boasting cultural and historical events, music, festivals and entertainment.

This position will remain open until filled. However, first consideration will be given to applicants who submit a resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, and the names and email addresses or phone numbers of three professional references by July 13, 2022.

Application materials can be submitted via email to jobs@wvstateu.edu.

Open Position: Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator

Gustavus Adolphus College, located in St. Peter, Minnesota, is hiring a Chemistry Stockroom Coordinator.

The primary purpose of this position is to support the teaching staff by purchasing, preparing and organizing labs and ensuring equipment, chemicals and supplies are available as needed. The Stockroom Coordinator also supports research faculty and students who need chemicals and related supplies for their work. This position ensures proper safety protocols are followed in the Chemical Stockroom, storage areas and preparation rooms. Thus, this position works in close collaboration with the Chemical Hygiene and Lab Safety Officer to ensure best practices in safety, maintenance, and inventory control.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree, at least two years of college chemistry, basic knowledge of inorganic and organic chemistry, and basic knowledge of safe handling and disposal of laboratory chemicals. A bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a closely related field is preferred.

Learn more and apply.

K-12 Chemistry Teaching Jobs

Southern Teachers is an education recruitment firm working with over 750 K-12 private schools in the South. Their personalized teacher placement service helps you run an efficient job search and discern the best opportunities for you. The agency will learn about your experience and the parameters of your search (position type, schools type, and geography), and make referrals based on that information and their knowledge of their schools. Southern Teachers’ placement services are free for candidates.

Private/independent schools often have greater flexibility in their hiring than do public schools. As a result, teacher certification is not required for most middle and high school teaching positions. Generally speaking, candidates applying for private school teaching jobs should have a bachelor’s degree in the same field as their teaching field (e.g., a math major could be hired to teach 9th-grade algebra).

The agency currently has 1800 jobs listed at 750 K-12 private schools, including many, many science jobs. Schools are trying to fill these 2022-23 positions as soon as possible. They are seeking new grads with majors or minors in Chemistry. Apply now.