ASC Career Treks – Free Opportunities over Spring Break!

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Career Trek is offering three neat opportunities for students to explore careers in the science industry! These opportunities take place over Spring Break (March 9th, 2020 to March 13th, 2020). Students will get to visit the company they choose, learn about the various careers offered, tour the facilities, and ask questions! Here are the three opportunities:

Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 1:45pm to 3:00pm — LabCorp in Dublin, Ohio

LabCorp would prefer juniors and seniors majoring in biology or microbiology to sign up, but encourage students majoring in life science to attend as well. There is a limit of 20 students able to register.

Learn more and sign up at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/443722/share_preview

Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm — MEDPACE in Cincinnati, Ohio

MEDPACE would prefer juniors, seniors, and graduate students from the College of Pharmacy or majoring in life science to sign up, but the company welcomes students at all levels in those fields to attend. There is a limit of 35 students able to attend. Also, MEDPACE would like for students to submit their resumes prior to visiting. Students can email their resumes to Molly Wanamaker at wanamaker.1@osu.edu

Learn more and sign up at:  https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/443536/share_preview

Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm — Camargo Pharma in Cincinnati, Ohio

Camargo would prefer post-doctorate students, graduate students, and seniors; however, all students are encouraged to attend. There is a limit of 20 students able to join. Similar to MEDPACE, Camargo would like for students to submit their resumes prior to visit. Students can send their resumes to Molly Wanamaker at wanamaker.1@osu.edu.

Learn more and sign up at:  https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/445584/share_preview

Students will need to have their own transportation to and from the companies. In addition, LabCorp, MEDPACE, and Camargo are not currently providing work visas for international students. Students are able to attend more than one of the Career Treks if they wish!

Career Treks gives students from the College of Arts and Sciences opportunities to learn more about career options by visiting various companies.

2020 Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair

ASC Career Success is hosting a Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom of the Ohio Union. This event will be held on Wednesday, February 26th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. This fair will give undergraduate students the opportunity to meet with a variety of employers who are looking for candidates for summer internships, part-time and full-time summer jobs, and volunteer opportunities. Students interested in pursuing resume-building experiences for careers in business-related areas, nonprofit management, sports and recreation, education, and other areas are encouraged to attend and students of all majors are welcome.

No preregistration is necessary, but a valid BuckID must be presented on the day of the event. In preparation for the event it is recommended that students have their resumes reviewed, walk-in hours for this are posted here.

More information regarding the fair can be found here.

And information regarding internship week can be found here.

Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program

Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California is looking for applicants for their Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program in Summer 2020. This program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to do research with some of the most notable scientists in the world.

To apply, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student. Your application will include a resume, a statement of interest, academic records, and two letters of recommendation from current or recent professors. The internship pays $14 an hour. You must be able to start work in June and work for 10 consecutive weeks following the start date.

Apply and find more information here. Applications are due at 7 pm, on January 17, 2020.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Undergraduate Research Scholarship and International Research Grant

Applications are now open for the Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the International Research Grant. These scholarships will award funds of 500-6,000 dollars. The awards are to be used to meet tuition costs, but remaining balances will be issued to the recipients. You do not need to be a member of the Arts and Sciences Honors Program to apply for these scholarships. However, special consideration will be given to applicants who have research distinction or honors research distinction.

Applications are due September 16, so apply now! You can find the applications here.

Summer Job Opportunity

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering has an immediate need for an undergraduate student to assist in a project directed towards the polymer modification and synthesis of bio-sensing materials for biomedical applications.

Some experience with organic chemistry is preferred along with an availability of about 20 hours per week.

If interested, please contact Professor John Lannutti at Lannutti.1@osu.edu.

Apply to be a General Chemistry TA

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Apply to be a General Chemistry TA in Autumn 2018!

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry hires over 50 outstanding undergraduates per semester to teach our General Chemistry course.  If you’d like to improve your content knowledge at your job, help students through problems and get teaching experience, TAing could be for you!

Qualifications:

  • Completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620 or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A- (preferred)
  • Accumulative GPA > 3.6
  • Taking Classes during Autumn 2019
  •  No other paid student appointment during Autumn 2019 (this includes paid research)

Appointment Details:

  • Salary:  $12/hour
  • Hours:  10-12 per week
  • Responsibilities:  Teach 1-3 hour lab; promptly grade assignments and prepare for teaching responsibilities, 1 weekly office hour; proctor all exams, attend weekly staff meetings and beginning of the year training beginning Monday, August 12th.  Conflicts with training should be stated on your application and be described in detail, if possible.

Apply online now! After the submission of your application, the department will reach out to you  to ask you to submit a schedule.  Submitting a schedule does not guarantee a position.  All applications, including schedules are due by May 3rd, 2019, and hiring decisions will be made in early July.  Please contact the Lab Supervisors (chemlabsupervisor@osu.edu) if you have questions about the application process.

Quantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton

Related imageQuantum Undergraduate Research at IBM and Princeton is a 10 week long summer research program from June 10 to August 16 that combines research at Princeton and research with IBM. Housing and a stipend will be provided for the first and second half of the program. During the first six weeks of the program, you can choose to work with any research group at Princeton. These different groups can be found here. During the last four weeks of the program, you will have the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with IBM’s quantum computing group. Throughout the program there will be seminars and research exchanges focused in the field of quantum research. Apply here! To apply, you will need one recommendation letter, a resume, and a transcript. The application deadline is March 16.

Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Gotion-Ohio Research and Development Summer Intern

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Gotion-Ohio is a research and development center for Guoxan’s global research and development network.  Gotion-Ohio’s goal is to innovate in electric vehicle technology by accelerating electrified transportation and achieving sustainable development. Gotion-Ohio is currently seeking applicants for a paid internship program for summer 2019.  This internship position will be from May-August 2019.

Requirements:

  • at least 2 years of progress working towards a Chemistry or Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree
  • at least Sophomore standing
  • be eligible to work in the United States without current or future visa support

 

Internship Qualifications:

  • must be able to follow procedures to prepare electrochemical test cells and perform battery testing
  • must be able to carry out routine analyses
  • must be able to have good housekeeping principles and keep an accurate record of data
  • must be able to multitask, be organized, and communicate efficiently about progress of different experiments
  • must be able to use Microsoft office
  • must have strong integrity
  • must be skilled in team work
  • must have strong work ethic
  • must be able to follow safety policies and be accountable

 

Responsibilities:

  • assemble test cells and do cell tests to monitor cell performance
  • work with hazardous material
  • analyze and process raw material
  • prepare electrolyte solutions according to requirements
  • analyze materials to confirm physical and chemical properties
  • track and maintain inventories and request replacements
  • keep laboratory and storeroom clean
  • dispose of waste and obsolete material according to rules and regulations
  • attend required training sessions
  • follow all safety procedures

 

Apply now! To apply, send an email to career@gotion.com. Put “Ohio Summer Internship” in the subject line and attach a cover letter that explains your interest in working with Gotion-Ohio as well as a resume.

Applications for this position are accepted until March 15th!

University of Kentucky Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Regional Poster Competition

Participate in the University of Kentucky (UK) Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Regional Poster Competition!

The competition will be held Friday, April 19, 2019, in the Jacobs Science Building on UK’s Campus. This event allows undergraduate researchers to showcase their research and network with other undergraduate researchers from around the region.

Posters can be set up beginning at 11:30 am and the poster competition will begin at 12:00 pm. Awards will be announced at 3:30 pm with prizes given for first place, second place, and honorable mention awards.

Registration for the competition is free, and students may register online by Friday, March 29, 2019, here.

 

Apply for a Lab Intern Position at POET Biorefining

As a lab intern, you will prepare laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of plant process samples for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Collects samples for lab analysis at specified locations, stages of processing and time interval. Labels sample
    containers with identifying data.
  • Ability to understand and perform lab tests on process samples using wet chemistry methods, microbiological testing
    and light microscopy techniques. Prepares samples for testing by analytical equipment.
  • Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as liquid chromatography, Ion
    chromatography, NIR, centrifuge, pH meters, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer and other equipment.
  • Performs Quality Assurance/Control analysis on instruments, tools and methods.
  • Performs quality control testing on final products to verify conformity to specifications.
  • Records test results on standardized form, enters daily test results into plant database and communicates this
    information to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains safety in the lab by using personal protective equipment as needed, proper labeling of chemical containers,
    being familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets and maintaining cleanliness of lab.
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment.
  • Calibrates laboratory instruments.
  • Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
  • Fosters a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintains a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCIES

To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Completed junior level courses majoring in Chemistry (preferred) or Biochemistry.
  • Experience working with HPLC, analytical balance, pipettes Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills and the ability to adapt to change.

 

Apply here if interested!