UVA Chemistry Graduate Programs

University of Virginia Chemistry offers three graduate options. Each program provides different levels and types of support to help students achieve their goals:

  1. The Ph.D. program is designed for students who want and are prepared to obtaining this research-focused degree.
  2. The UVA Bridge to Doctorate Program is intended for students who desire a Ph.D. degree, have the talent and motivation to complete an advanced degree, but whose preparation in their intended field of study might be insufficient to begin a Ph.D. program.
  3. The non-thesis Master’s program is designed for students who want an advanced degree but are not necessarily ready for or interested in the Ph.D. program.

The graduate programs provide unique support and opportunities including:

  1. First year peer mentoring program: each graduate student is paired up with a senior graduate student who helps them navigate the first year of graduate school.
  2. Professional development opportunities, many through UVA’s PhD Plus program, in the form of courses, workshops and internships.
  3. Direct connections with potential employers via seminar series and career fairs hosted in the Department of Chemistry.

UVA Chemistry has a wide range of research interests that span astrochemistry, bioanalytical, biophysical, catalysis and energy, chemical biology, chemical education, imaging and sensing, organic, nanoscience, surface chemistry and spectroscopy, and theoretical chemistry.

The application deadline is December 1st. There is an application fee waiver program.

Additional details are available on the website, brochure, and MS degree flyer.

Job Opening: Biochem Research Technician at Virginia Tech

A full-time research technician is sought to support multiple projects in the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Brooks Casas at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion in Roanoke, Virginia, is currently seeking a new full-time research technician. The Lab Manager contacted us in hopes of applications from Ohio State students.

The labs are currently engaged in advanced quantitative methods to conduct leading-edge research on the role of neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) in the human brain to understand human cognitive function and dysfunction.

Projects in the labs are highly interdisciplinary and combine methods from experimental and clinical psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics with functional neuroimaging and electrochemistry to investigate decision-making in healthy and clinical populations. The research technician will be responsible for in-vitro data collection to inform in-vivo models of human neurochemistry. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in graduate school in biomedical science or neuroscience.

Required qualifications include basic lab experience, including dilutions, weighing chemicals, and understanding of proper chemical handling. Preferred qualifications include a B.S. in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or a related field, and interest in advancing human neuroscience.

For full details, read the complete job description. The application will be open until the position is filled.