Research Commons Workshops

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IRB Consultations

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am-11am, Wednesdays 1-3pm

Schedule a Consultation:

The Office of Responsible Research Practices holds office hours to help researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students, who are preparing Behavioral and Social Sciences Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions and exemption requests. Sessions are intended to help students and their advisors navigate IRB forms policies and review procedures.

Events and Workshops

GIS for the Rest of Us (Workshop)


Thursday, August 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has revolutionized our ability to visualize and display information connected to locations. Whether you have used Google’s free tools to find aerial photos of your neighborhood, have searched for a friend’s address using the county auditor’s website, or researched the likelihood of your business flooding during a major storm event, GIS tools are at work. This half-day workshop is designed for:

– Researchers from All Disciplines New to GIS
– K-12 Educators
– Informal Educators
– Members of the Non-Profit Community
– Community Members Who Want to Learn More

A team of instructors will provide an overview of GIS and mapping tools from Google, Esri, and Tableau and showcase examples of how GIS can be used for research and education. Breakout sessions will provide training for various levels of experience. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices.

Direct questions to Josh Sadvari at or 614-292-5828. This program is offered through a partnership between the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, the Center for Urban and Regional Analysis, and the University Libraries at The Ohio State University.

GIS for Research I: An Introduction to GIS Concepts and Data (Workshop)


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) can be a powerful research tool for solving problems in and across a wide range of disciplines. If your research question has a geographic component, GIS data and tools can be integral to informing your analysis and communicating spatial patterns to your audience. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Be introduced to key concepts for using GIS in research
  • Learn more about common GIS data formats
  • Explore OSU Libraries’ and public databases where GIS data can be retrieved

BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenter will be available afterward for consultations.

Who: OSU Faculty, Staff, and students from all disciplines
When: Thursday, September 6, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Autumn 2018 Applications to Graduate Due Friday, August 31, 2018

Applications to graduate for Autumn 2018 (including end-of-semester) are due Friday, August 31, 2018

  • This is a CBC deadline, not a Grad School deadline

 Submit an application to graduate via gradforms.

  • Students must select their graduation committee members from their advisory committee as listed on the CBC student committee spreadsheet.

Further information and links to important dates and deadlines can be found online.

Professional Profile Clinic

Professional Profile Clinic

July 26, 2018
9 AM – 1 PM
Great Hall Meeting Room 3 on the first floor of the Ohio Union

Please RSVP here by July 20th


Announcing the third annual Professional Profile Clinic, an interactive event designed to prepare you for the job-hunt outside academia. You will have the opportunity to share your resume, elevator pitch, and LinkedIn profile with professionals and receive constructive feedback and mentoring on how to improve them. Professional headshots will also be provided free of charge.

Please note that you can come any time between 9 AM – 1 PM, and that people typically stay for about an hour depending on how many stations they visit.


For more information about the event and how to prepare your materials for it, please visit the OUAB Grad/Prof site here.


You can add this event to your Outlook calendar here.



If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Hodak (


PhD Career Support Group is partnering with INET, NYC to bring you STEMPEERS-2018. The event will be held on August 25th at NYU Langone Health, 550 1st Ave, New York City.

 This is a full-day career development symposium, that aims to help STEM graduates to network and receive career advice from experienced STEM professionals. This event is geared towards a stress-free environment for friendly networking with peers.

 Highlights of the event include keynote by Gary McDowell from Future of Research and Panel discussions on Scientific & Social Entrepreneurship, Management, Consultancy, Business of Science, SciComm and Data science, besides academic and industrial R&D.

 For a detailed list of panelists and tentative program, click here.

 Special discounted rates available for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and academic staff scientists. Register here.

 Come, be a part of an active networking community of STEM graduate students and postdocs from institutions and companies across the US!

 Looking forward to meet you at STEMPEERS.


 The Organizing Committee




Information Session on Postdoctoral Opportunities

Information Session on Postdoctoral Opportunities
Thursday, July 26th 2018
2 PM
716 Riffe Building
496 W 12th Ave

As the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Florida, our goal is to nurture the next generation of gifted and competitive cancer researchers. Our Postdoctoral Training Program offers individuals access to state of the art, modern research laboratories and core facilities. The academic departments at the Moffitt Cancer Center include: immunology, drug discovery, cancer physiology, molecular oncology, tumor biology, cancer epidemiology, health outcomes & behavior, biostatistics & bioinformatics, and integrated mathematical oncology within the divisions of Basic Science, Population Science, Clinical Science, and Quantitative Science. Integrated teams from these different departments create five research programs supported by the Cancer Center Support Grant: Cancer Biology & Evolution, Cancer Epidemiology, Chemical Biology & Molecular Medicine, Health Outcomes & Behavior, and Immunology. Moffitt also houses four Centers of Excellence focused on lung cancer, melanoma, infection research in cancer, and the personalized medicine institute. We’re constantly investing in more resources to give our team everything they need to relentlessly take the fight to cancer.

I will be at OSU on July 26 and will be meeting with graduate students who may be interested in postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at Moffitt Cancer Center. We seek candidates from all fields who are ready to take the next step in their career. Our research program is designed to encourage collaboration and interdisciplinary teamwork. I look forward to meeting you.


Tracy Costello, PhD
Director, Postdoctoral Affairs, Moffitt Cancer Center

Reminder about Merck Interviews on August 27th

Recruiters from Merck will be on campus on August 27th to hold an employment information session and conduct interviews for the three positions listed below. If you are interested in being considered for an interview, please e-mail a CV and research summary to by Monday, August 13th.

Discovery Chemistry

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Department.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.  Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  Success across this spectrum of activities will necessitate the application of the latest advances in chemistry and the development of innovative approaches to address new chemistry challenges. To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment.

Process Chemistry

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Process Chemistry organization. A successful candidate will be joining a group of innovative scientists with broad deliverables ranging from the design of manufacturing routes for drug candidates to building on our state-of-the-art catalysis capabilities. A Ph.D. in chemistry with experience in methodology/catalysis (including chemocatalysis, biocatalysis and heterogeneous catalysis), total synthesis, physical organic chemistry, or flow chemistry is required, along with a proven track record of solving complex problems. Candidates must possess strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.

Analytical Chemistry

The Analytical Research & Development department of Merck Research Laboratories is seeking applicants for an Senior Scientist position. The Senior Scientist is a laboratory-based scientific role tasked with solving complex analytical problems at the interface of chemistry, engineering, and lab informatics disciplines to enable development of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).  The successful candidate must function well and be able to collaborate in a fast-paced, integrated, multidisciplinary team environment.  Research experience should demonstrate successful application of state-of-the-art analytical techniques to solve chemistry problems, such as: chiral / achiral separations (HPLC / SFC/ GC / CE / IC), spectroscopic techniques (NMR, MS, UV-VIS / IR / Fluorescence / Raman), solid-state analysis (X-ray diffraction, DVS, DSC, TGA and microscopy), and classical wet chemistry techniques. Additional experience in synthetic / physical organic chemistry, mechanistic / kinetic studies of chemical reactions, continuous monitoring using process analytical tools, or lab automation / informatics is considered a plus.  Applicants must have effective organizational, multi-tasking, oral / written communications skills, show scientific leadership, and a desire to conduct research and publish.  In addition, experience leading small groups of technical personnel and analytical projects will aid in distinguishing candidates.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY Alumni Reception Boston, MA ● August 20, 2018


Alumni Reception
Boston, MA ● August 20, 2018

Join fellow alumni, current faculty and grad students for a reception in conjunction with the

American Chemical Society
National Meeting & Exposition

Monday, August 20, 2018
5-8 pm

Temazcal Cantina Seaport
250 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210

Reception will include complimentary appetizers and two drink tickets.


Questions? Contact Caitlin Golec by email or by phone at (614) 688-2173

Diversity 101: The Key to Innovation and Creative Solutions

Diversity 101: The Key to Innovation and Creative Solutions
August 2, 2018
12 PM – 1 PM
Research Commons 352, 3rd floor of the 18th Avenue Library

Livestream here.


If you did not have a chance to attend the diversity training offered earlier this year, here is an opportunity to get some of the information in a shorter format.

This workshop will enhance self-awareness, advocacy, and leadership competencies. You will understand the challenges to achieve diversity, and how you can contribute to solving the problem of underrepresentation.

Corporations, non-profit, and governmental organizations, as well as colleges and universities value and want a diverse workforce. As a prospective employee, you will be asked about how you support diversity regardless of whether or not you belong to an underrepresented group. Therefore, they will look positively upon job applicants with knowledge in this area. This is one of the core competencies postdoctoral scholars should pursue regardless of their background.


You can add this event to your Outlook calendar here.
If you are interested in attending, please register for the workshop here.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can view the livestream using this link:

Note: this is a brown-bag event.

For more information, please visit our website here.
If you have any questions, please contact us at


Non-Tenure Track Teaching Position at the University of Texas

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin is hiring a full-time assistant professor of instruction (non-tenure track) for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Primary duties for this position will be teaching general chemistry at the undergraduate level, however courses in other content areas may be available depending on candidate qualifications.

Reminder to complete AU18 course registration

*If you have not yet registered for your autumn classes you need to do so as soon as possible.*

The GA/Fellowship list has been updated with assignments:

The following course registration information was sent out by e-mail during Spring Semester:

Graduate student registration windows for Autumn Semester 2018 will begin to open on Friday, March 23rd.  You can view when your individual registration window will open here by clicking on Enrollment Window.  Remember that you need to complete the financial responsibility statement before you can enroll in classes.  Please register by June 1st so that GTA assignments can be made.  I have outlined some registration information below, but full details can be found online here.


Autumn and Spring Semesters: register for at least 8 credits to activate your tuition authorization. You are encouraged to register for as many as 18 total credit hours.

Pre-candidacy Fellowship/Trainees/GRA-GS Match:

Autumn and Spring Semesters: register for at least 12 credits to activate your tuition authorization.  You are encouraged to register for as many as 18 total credit hours.

Post-candidacy (Including Fellowship/Trainees/GRA-GS Match): 

Autumn and Spring Semesters:

  • Register only for 3 credits each semester until graduation unless you have received prior permission to enroll in additional credit hours.
  • As part of the three total credits, students need to register for the correct seminar course and at least one credit of research.

**For students planning to take the candidacy exam during SU18, register as a pre-candidacy student for AU18.  Once you have officially passed, credit hours can be reduced as appropriate. **

AU18 Research Course Numbers

AU18 Seminar Course Numbers