Report=Support Training Due November 30th

All graduate students have been automatically enrolled in the employee training for sexual misconduct prevention, “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct.

Student who conduct research in a lab within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are being required to complete this course by Friday, November 30th.

Report = Support is now available for you to complete in BuckeyeLearn, and will be required annually for all faculty, staff and student employees.

  • To access the course which has been assigned to your BuckeyeLearn transcript, use your Ohio State credentials to log in at
  • Once you are logged in, select the “My Transcript” button on the BuckeyeLearn homepage.
  • To begin, click the “Launch” button next to the Report = Support training.
  • When the training has been completed, it will move to your completed transcript in BuckeyeLearn, which you can view by changing the “Active” button on the top of your transcript to “Completed.”

Organic Chemistry Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty Position at Cleveland State University

The Department of Chemistry at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry starting August 20, 2019. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a M.S. degree in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. degree in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry, which is jointly administered with the Cleveland Clinic. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Chemistry accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field; post-doctoral or equivalent research experience in qualifying fields.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related area. A record of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, experience/success in obtaining grants; good communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community; potential to collaborate with PIs in the department, university, and community partnerships at the Cleveland Clinic/CWRU. Potential for success in obtaining external funding; and documented teaching experience/excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and graduate courses in organic chemistry. For information about the Chemistry Department, visit the web site at

Duties: The faculty member hired is expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program; supervise graduate and undergraduate research; teach undergraduate chemistry and graduate courses in organic chemistry; enrich the research components of the doctoral clinical chemistry program; and provide departmental and university service.

Applications will be exclusively accepted online through the CSU Human Resources website at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and description of the applicant’s teaching interests and qualifications. During the online application process, the applicant will be asked to provide names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter using a link that will be emailed to him or her. Applicants and referees are requested to include the applicant’s surname in all submitted PDF files. Review of applications will commence on January 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Bin Su, Search Committee Chair, at

CSU offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and competitive start up fund package. Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Any offer of employment is contingent on the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a PhD) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.

Elementary School STEM Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Scientific Thinkers is currently in need of volunteers for our annual Science Day event at Innis Elementary School, held on Reading Day, December 6th! This will be a day full of various science stations in which our volunteers are able to teach fun lessons to students grades 1-5!

There are two shifts available: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1 pm – 3:00 pm (Arrive at the school at least 30 minutes before your shift starts for setting up). Innis Elementary School is located at 3399 Kohr Blvd, Columbus, OH 43224. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from OSU campus and we will be setting up carpools for the event.

Sign up with this link:

We are looking for a minimum of 50 volunteers to commit to one or both shifts, so feel free to share this with anyone else who may be interested.

This a great way to give back to the community and is a fun experience for everyone involved! You are welcome to share this friends and organizations that might be interested!


Ohio State Energy Partners | Smart Campus Challenge

Ohio State Energy Partners | Smart Campus Challenge

Each year, Ohio State Energy Partners provides philanthropic contributions to a variety of organizations, projects and programs. For the 2018-2019 academic year, OSEP will support campus sustainability innovation by sponsoring a venture capitalist-style sustainability competition for students.

Teams of 3 to 5 students from every Ohio State University campus will have the opportunity to propose projects that support the university’s sustainability goals.

The first-place winning team will have the opportunity to travel to ENGIE’s Innovation Week in June — paid for by ENGIE. In 2014, ENGIE launched an innovation initiative to connect innovators and their solutions with the stakeholders who need them most. The winning team will have the opportunity to attend the Innovation Week Trophy award ceremony and see first-hand the world’s next innovative energy solutions. To learn more about Innovation Week, visit

Submit your project:
Develop a campus sustainability project & submit to OSEP for evaluation.


Present your project:
“Sell” your project to the judges and compete for project funding.

Execute your project:
Winners will have until Spring 2020 to implement their campus sustainability project.

November 14 * 7 pm
Get answers to all your Smart Campus Challenge questions!
-Overview of the challenge
-Prizes and awards
-Live Q&A

USDA Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance

USDA Postdoctoral Research Opportunity in Microbiology and Antimicrobial Resistance

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Enteric Pathogens Research Unit (FSEPRU) at the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, Iowa.

We are looking for an outstanding scientist who is proactive, independent and motivated to use computational and microbiological methods to solve complex biological problems.

A team of microbiologists and immunologists is conducting research to monitor the activities of bacteria along mucosal surfaces in the avian intestinal tract. The appointee will be responsible for conducting analyses of data as part of the project goals. Methods include but are not limited to: host and bacterial transcriptomics, genomics, and microbial community analyses.  Current research focuses on: understanding the movement of antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria in the gut; reducing colonization of foodborne pathogens (notably Salmonella and Campylobacter); exploiting interactions among the host, its commensal bacteria, and foodborne pathogens; and establishing links between microbial membership and metabolic function in the gut.

The participant will have the opportunity to learn cutting edge computational and molecular techniques, as well as gain experience in designing and executing animal experiments to test hypotheses. Additional opportunities exist to attend technical workshops and to participate in grant writing.

This is a one-year, full-time position that may be renewed annually for an additional 2 years. The annual stipend is $61,218, with an additional stipend supplement toward individual or family insurance. Relocation expenses up to $500 may be reimbursed, and an annual allowance of $3,000 is available for travel-related expenses to scientific meetings.

NADC is the premier research institute within the USDA for studying diseases of large animals, and is located in Ames, Iowa.  At the NADC, scientists are able to investigate microbe-host interactions from every perspective — molecular, microbe, and natural host.


  • To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctoral degree in Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or a related field within five years prior to the desired starting date.
  • The ideal candidate will be skilled in: use of Linux operating systems; analyses of large datasets, particularly of nucleic acid sequences; use of biological databases and various bioinformatics tools; microbiological techniques; and technical writing for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Additional knowledge of statistical inference methods, scripting language(s) such as R or Python, microbial ecology, molecular biology, and/or genetics, and good interpersonal and public speaking skills is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills and research ability including computational analysis of antibiotic resistant gene sequences or transcriptomic and population-scale metagenomic data. Additional experience with microbiological culturing and molecular methods is ideal.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals.  Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

For more information about the ARS Research Participation Program, please visit the program website.

Full a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit

If you have any questions, please send an email to

Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs: Predoctoral, Dissertation, and Postdoctoral

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is accepting applications for the 2019 Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs. Eligibility and online application information are available on the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs website.

Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U. S. citizens, U.S. nationals, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), as well as individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA) program¹, political asylees, and refugees, regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations), and
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of science, social science, or humanities

1Eligibility includes individuals with current status under the DACA Program, as well as individuals whose status may have lapsed but who continue to meet all the USCIS guidelines for DACA available here.


  • Predoctoral–$24,000 per year for three years
  • Dissertation–$25,000 for one year
  • Postdoctoral–$45,000 for one year

Awardees will have expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows. Approximately 70 predoctoral, 36 dissertation, and 24 postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded.

Application Deadline Dates:

  • Predoctoral: December 13, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Dissertation: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)
  • Postdoctoral: December 6, 2018 (5:00 PM EST)

Supplementary Materials receipt deadline for submitted applications is January 8, 2019 (5:00 PM EST)

Chemical Biophysics Symposium

The Chemical Biophysics Symposium is a student-organized gathering place for diverse researchers in the physical and life sciences to generate lively discussions at the interface of these disciplines in an exciting and engaging environment – join us at our next meeting at the University of Toronto from May 3rd-5th, 2019! We are excited to share that we already have a diverse set of keynote speakers lined up: Prof. Anita Shukla from Brown, Prof. Matt Trau from the University of Queensland, Prof. Bin Zhang from MIT, and Prof. Brian Ingalls from the University of Waterloo, with more to be announced in the coming weeks!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! You can register at Contact us at if you have any questions or comments.

ORAU Specialist Opportunity for Graduates or Alumni

ORAU has an exciting opportunity for your graduating students or alumni – Please share and encourage them to apply now! 

Become part of a dynamic team helping to manage multiple educational programs in our Belcamp, Maryland, office. This position will support the implementation and execution of educationally based internship, fellowship, and research experience programs sponsored by federal agencies and other sponsors by performing key administrative functions with the intent of the overall mission and the core values of the institution, including placing a primary emphasis on the student learner.

We are looking for the ability to:

  • Interact with applicants and participants
  • Perform planning and support activities for meetings, conferences, and seminars
  • Provide assistance to program coordinators and program managers, including procurement, requisitioning, and negotiation activities

If you are passionate about education and helping students, please see the link below:

ORAU Program Specialist – APPLY NOW!

For more information, please contact Brian Rose at


New Life Science program at Soka University searching for excellent STEM faculty

Soka University of America is developing a new Life Sciences program and is searching for promising faculty to help them design the curriculum and offer this exciting new interdisciplinary program. They are searching for four STEM faculty in tenure-track positions that include Biology, Biochemistry, and Mathematics. Their science positions include two open-rank Biology faculty positions, and one open-rank Biochemistry position, as well as an Assistant Professor position in Mathematics.

Current or former students from Ohio State University are encouraged to consider applying for these positions. Descriptions and links to apply can be found on their web site at

Soka University is a very interdisciplinary liberal arts university with a curriculum that fosters global citizenship as a primary institutional mission. The University has some good-ranking data as well – which are below (from USNews):

  •   Best National Liberal Arts Colleges – #22 (tied)
  •   #1 Financial Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  •   #2 Faculty Resources among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  •   #2 Ethnic Diversity among National Liberal Arts Colleges
  •   #11 Best Value School among National Liberal Arts Colleges

They are designing the curriculum to include a number of new features patterned after new biology and chemistry curriculum at Stanford University and the Claremont Colleges. You can see more about their curriculum at You can see more at their Life Science web site at


Postdoctoral Opportunity-AbbVie

The successful candidate will be part of an established AbbVie post-doc program.  Since 2015, this program has not only given postdoctoral scientists valuable research experiences, but has also provided a path to full-time careers at AbbVie (>60%) or other pharmaceutical companies.  The Postdoc will work in a resource-rich environment in our North Chicago, Illinois facility in collaboration with a cross-functional team at the interface between Medicinal and Process Chemistry, including interactions with scientists in many diverse disciplines across AbbVie.  Dr. Eric Voight leads the Flexible Chemistry Group at AbbVie and champions several internal and external Excellence in Synthesis Initiatives, bringing organic synthesis innovation through collaborations, networking opportunities, and academic community engagement. The successful candidate will work directly with Dr. Voight to conduct novel and impactful research over a 2-3 year period.  High-impact publications and presentations at scientific meetings are expected outcomes along with the opportunity to gain valuable experience working within a top-tier biopharmaceutical company.

View the flyer for further information and to apply.