ExxonMobil On-Campus September 23-28

ExxonMobil will be interviewing for multiple openings during the week of September 23-28.  Among these openings, we will have some focus on Chemistry PhD candidates for positions located in our locations in New Jersey and the U.S. Gulf Coast.  PhD Chemists will be considered for a variety of opportunities ranging from fundamental process research, product development, and manufacturing troubleshooting.

Candidates from any Chemistry PhD area will be considered.  Of particularly strong interest this year would be those with:

  • Data analytics, modeling, uncertainty quantification
  • Fundamental understanding of Polymer Product-Structure Property relationships
  • Synthesis, scale-up and use of active materials / catalysts
  • Analytical methods, method development and data interpretation
  • Electrochemistry and/or corrosion
  • Process control / Online analyzers

Those interested in learning more about the company and the opportunities available should consider attending the ExxonMobil Information Session on Sunday, September 23rd at 7pm in CBEC 110/120 or stopping by the ExxonMobil booth at the Engineering Expo Career Fair on September 25th at The Ohio Union.

Those interested in obtaining an on-campus interview spot should apply online at:


To be considered for a campus interview, candidates should apply to the position titled “PhD Students Seeking Full Time Opportunities” – which can be easily found by searching for “16914” (the position number).  We recommend using a personal email address when registering (instead of your .edu school address) so as to avoid spam filter blocks.

Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford

The Department of Biochemistry at Stanford is seeking to fill an Assistant Professor. Individuals with an extraordinary record of scientific accomplishment and creativity working in any area of biochemistry, biophysics or molecular biology research, broadly defined, are invited to apply.  As a basic science department within the School of Medicine, they encourage applications focused on the molecular basis of human health and disease as well as those focused on fundamental mechanisms of life.  The Department of Biochemistry is active in the teaching of graduate and medical students and includes a highly diverse set of ongoing research programs with this focus.  The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Interested candidates should send a single pdf including a copy of their Curriculum vitae, a description of research accomplishments and future plans, and contact information for three references to:

Online:           https://biochemistry.stanford.edu/faculty-application

Mail:            Department of Biochemistry
                       279 Campus Drive
                       Beckman Center B400
                       Stanford, CA 94305-5307

*Applications should be received by December 1, 2018.

Synthetic Chemistry Faculty Positions Available at UC Merced

The University of California, Merced is soliciting applications for two faculty positions in the area of synthetic chemistry.  One of the positions is open rank and one is at the Assistant Professor level.  They  are seeking energetic, enthusiastic individuals who will establish original, visible, high quality research programs, teach effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and would like the challenges and opportunities associated with building an excellent program at a new, highly diverse, rapidly expanding UC campus.  They particularly encourage applicants with interdisciplinary research interests.  For more information or to apply, visit https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00683.  Review of applications will begin on Oct. 1, 2018.

Workshop: Writing a Killer Faculty Application | November 8 – 9 | Apply Now

Getting a faculty position begins with the application. The application generally consists of a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a teaching statement, and recommendations. While many graduate students and postdocs are familiar with how to put together a cover letter and a CV, the research and teaching statements can be trickier. At this workshop, we will go over what makes a good packet, provide examples, and help you with your application whether you have anything written or not. Space is limited, so apply early. Lodging and meals will be provided, you must cover your own transportation to and from Rutgers. Women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

Apply online

Plan to arrive by the evening of November 7th and leave the afternoon/evening of November 9th. The workshop will run from 9 am – 5 pm November 8th and 9 am – 2 pm November 9th.

Please direct any questions to facultyappworkshop@soe.rutgers.edu.


Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty Position in Analytical Chemistry at Ohio University

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University, located in Athens, Ohio is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Analytical Chemistry. Candidates with research interests in any area of analytical or bio-analytical chemistry are encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to those whose research focuses on mass spectrometry. Applicants who are interested in interacting with and further developing the nationally recognized undergraduate forensic chemistry program at Ohio University will also be welcomed.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate level, develop advanced graduate courses in their research specialty, and establish a nationally prominent, externally funded research program.

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in chemistry or related field by the start date of the appointment.

The job announcement and more details regarding the application may be found at https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/28409

Chemistry Activity Reports Due September 30, 2018

The annual activity report is due to the Graduate Studies Office by September 30th.  A copy of the report is attached or you can find it online.  You should submit your report to burke.247@osu.edu by email along with PDFs of first author papers from the previous academic year.  If you submitted a report last year, you should update the document, and be sure the items from this last year are highlighted.  Make sure you cc your advisor when you send your report.

Beginning graduate students do not need to do this—it is required for second year students and above.

These reports are a required prerequisite for GA contracts for the spring (i.e., you have to turn them in if you wish to get paid in Spring semester).


Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lectures on September 27th and 28th

The Adolph E. Waller Memorial Lectures will be held on September 27th and 28th in 155 Jennings Hall at 4:10 PM with receptions immediately afterwards. The Waller lecturer this year is Dr. Adrienne Roeder from Cornell University. Dr. Roeder’s lab studies the developmental processes regulating size and shape of plant cells and organs. Her research focuses on the question “How do plants make reproducible organs from variable cell growth?”  A link to her lab page can be found here (https://roeder.wicmb.cornell.edu/). Her lay and technical lectures will be presented on Thursday and Friday respectively.

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Senior Lecture Position at Wayne State Chemistry


The Department of Chemistry at Wayne State University is hiring a full-time Senior Lecturer (non-tenure track) to begin in 2019. Primary duties for this position will include teaching undergraduate-level organic and general chemistry courses (lectures and laboratories). Additional responsibilities may include assistance in curriculum development, advising undergraduate chemistry majors, assistance with the Chemistry Learning Center, and/or serving as chemistry liaison to the University’s Office for Teaching and Learning. A Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field is required. Candidates should submit: a) letter of interest, b) curriculum vitae, c) teaching philosophy, and d) diversity statement. Please submit your application materials merged into one pdf at jobs.wayne.edu (job posting number 043830). In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf to facultysearch@chem.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Graduate Student Events this Fall through UCAT

UCAT will be hosting various events geared toward the Graduate Students here at OSU. Below are the various events coming up this fall:

  • GTA Toolkit September Breakfast: Group Work – September 25th from 9:00am – 10:30am
  • GTA Toolkit October Breakfast: Getting Students to Prepare for Class – October 23rd from 9:00am – 10:30am
  • GTA Toolkit November Breakfast: Student Feedback – November 27th from 9:00am – 10:30am

More information at https://ucat.osu.edu/professional-development/gta/toolkit/



Owens Corning On-Campus Recruiting Events

Do you consider yourself extraordinary talent?

Owens Corning (OC) Science & Technology (S&T) leads the research & development for all three OC businesses.  Engineers and scientists just entering industry have the opportunity to join OC S&T, centered in Granville, OH, through our unique Science & Technology Development Program (STDP). The STDP is designed to build a pipeline of technical and leadership talent for the S&T organization, while the S&T Internship Program is designed to build a pipeline of talent for the STDP. The Leadership and Development Programs at OC provide an opportunity for highly qualified and motivated candidates to engage in a dynamic learning experience while directly participating in our company’s core purpose.

Join us On-Campus:

Owens Corning S&T will be at two recruiting events:

  • Grad Fall Recruitment Night hosted by WEGC on September 20th at 6 PM. Network with OC and other companies during the first Fall Grad Recruitment Night. Besides networking, you also will have a chance to learn more about our full-time and internship opportunities within our Science & Technology organization. Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by WEGC. See the attached flyer for event details.

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Room: Cartoon Room at The Ohio Union

  • Information session on September 27st at 6:30 PM. You will have a chance to learn more about our exciting full-time and internship opportunities for scientists and engineers within our Science & Technology organization. Pizza provided. See the flyer for event details.

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Room: Scott Lab E100

Apply to Owens Corning S&T:

Full-Time Positions:

OC S&T is seeking candidates for full-time positions in our S&T Development Program (STDP).  Candidates include grad students nearing graduation (with an MS or PhD) and post docs. All candidates must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher AND MUST be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent, unlimited basis without additional sponsorship now or in the future. Job descriptions for the S&T Development Program can be found using the link below.

Science & Technology Development Program (STDP)   ß Apply here – Must apply by Fri, 9/21 at 12pm to be considered for on-campus interviews.

Other open positions at OC S&T can be found on the same website!

Internship Positions:

OC S&T is seeking candidates for internships in our S&T Internship Program. Candidates include grad students currently working towards a MS or PhD and Seniors who are preparing for grad school (will graduate with a BS in Spring 2019 and enter grad school in Fall 2019). All candidates must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher AND must currently be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent, unlimited basis without additional sponsorship now or in the future. Job descriptions for the S&T Internship Program can be found using the link below.

Science & Technology Internship Program (S&T Intern) ß Apply here – Must apply by Fri, 9/21 at 12pm to be considered for on-campus interviews

On-campus interviews will take place on Monday, October 1st.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact. Must currently be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without the need for sponsorship now or in the future. Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thank you for your interest in Owens Corning!