Post-Doctoral Position at Eli Lilly

Post-Doctoral Scientists at Lilly are responsible for:

  • Ensuring reliability of our manufacturing processes and systems
  • Continuously searching for, developing and implementing improvements
  • Driving technical projects in a rigorous manner for robust implementation
  • Maintaining our processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations
  • Designing and developing drug processes and delivery systems

The position is a Post-Doctoral scientist position in the Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences (TS/MS) organization. The position will be made available beginning September 1, 2018, and will provide technical and scientific support within a dynamic manufacturing environment. They will lead the technical development and commercialization aspects for drug substances/products to ensure process robustness and capability across multiple scales. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing experiments to advance product and process knowledge, process optimization and production technical transfer, as needed.
Scientists actively contribute to the TS/MS organization, and have extensive opportunities for involvement in

cross-functional teams. This position allows for development of a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), regulatory requirements, and the essential role scientists play in creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company and the patients we serve.

For more information and to apply click here.

Seeking graduate students for “The Graduate School Experience” at ACS National Meeting

We are seeking graduate students and post-docs to lead discussions at the upcoming workshop, “The Graduate School Experience: What to Expect.” The workshop will help undergraduates learn more about what graduate school will be like and whether it is a good decision for them. The workshop will consist of a series of facilitated, round-table discussions led by current graduate students and post-docs.

The workshop will be Sunday, March 31, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., in West Hall F1 of the Orange County Convention Center. This is next door to the Graduate School Fair, so you will be able to move between the two quickly.

If you will be in Orlando and are interested in sharing your experiences with undergrads, please sign up by March 8, 2019. Contact Blake Aronson (ACS Student Communities, 202-872-6108) with any questions.

Postdoctoral Position Available at Case Western Reserve University

Postdoctoral position to study Protein-Protein and Protein-Lipid Interactions and their role in Mechanisms of Signal Transduction using solution NMR with opportunity to train in cryo-EM / computational biophysics

Case Medical School, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

How are signaling events transmitted? To answer this question we are looking to add a postdoctoral co-worker to our interdisciplinary team. Our interest is to understand protein-protein interactions, protein structure and  dynamics in the context of cell signaling mechanisms. {e.g. see our recent papers Li, Z. & Buck, M, Structure 2017; Li, Z. et al., ACS Central Science 2018; Cao, S. et al., J.Biol.Chem. 2019, online 2/21; Li, Z. & Buck, M. bioRxiv online 2/24}. The systems include several small GTPases and their interacting partners, protein-membrane interactions, Eph receptors, plexins and coreceptors. The biological interest is in cell migration and positional maintenance with diseases ranging from vars. Cancers, Neuronal Degeneration in Alzheimers/Parkinson’s, Cardiovascular Disease and Age Related Macular Degeneration.

Research in protein biophysics/structural biology. We principally use solution NMR for protein structure determination, surface mapping and characterization of conformational change. The project may involve amide hydrogen exchange, NMR relaxation and molecular dynamics simulation as additional tools. NMR facilities at the NorthEast Ohio High Field NMR facility consist of a 600 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz and a 900 MHz Bruker spectrometer. Apart from NMR, we employ other biophysical techniques and with the recent installation of a Titan Krios there is considerable interest to apply cryo-EM to our systems.

We are looking for a talented and highly motivated coworker, who aims to become an independent researcher/project leader. Prior experience with protein NMR is essential. The Buck laboratory provides a stimulating but friendly working environment. The Medical School of Case Western Reserve University is highly rated overall in the US (~ 23rd in terms of NIH funding) and Cleveland is a pleasant but affordable place to live with excellent educational, medical and cultural institutions. Starting date, project details and salary are negotiable. Please send your resume, overview of your scientific interests and career goals as well as contact details of three referees able to provide references by e-mail to

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Healthcare & Life Sciences Expo

We are bringing together a select group of 15-30 companies that will provide a wide range of opportunities in two HUGE industries: HEALTHCARE & the LIFE SCIENCES. RSVP now for the Monday, March 18th Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO at the Biomedical Research Tower (room 115) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm! 

The companies attending this fair will be hiring for full-time entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Don’t put off your career search any longer! Come join us and find that first job, your next job, or a resume building summer internship!

For more details, click on the Handshake link:

36th H.C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

36th Herbert C. Brown Lectures in Organic Chemistry

Date:  Thursday, April 18, 2019
Time:  8:55 AM – 6:30 PM (EST)
Location:  Purdue University, Stewart Center (STEW) Room 214

This year’s event promises to be an exciting celebration to honor the career of Professor H.C. Brown.  The program includes a diverse array of topics in Organic Chemistry by a distinguished group of plenary speakers:

Gregory C. Fu, California Institute of Technology:  “Nucleophilic Substitution Reactions: A Radical Alternative to SN1 and SN2 Reactions”
(Recipient of the 2018 ACS Herbert C. Brown Award for Creative Research in Synthetic Methods)
Benjamin List, Max Planck Institute:  Designing Extremely Reactive Acid Catalysts to Solve Challenging Problems in Chemical Synthesis”
Sarah E. Reisman, California Institute of Technology:  Necessity is the Mother of Invention: Natural Products and the Chemistry They Inspire”
Peter H. Seeberger, Max Planck Institute / Free University of Berlin:  Preventing and Fighting Infectious Disease: Carbohydrate Vaccines and Continuous Production of Medicines” 

All interested students, faculty, and scientists are welcome to attend.  Registration is free, and includes lunch for all participants who register by Friday, April 12, 2019.  We also encourage student participants to present their recent works at our poster session and competition, with prizes awarded for the best posters.

For more information about the H.C. Brown Lectures, please visit our website at:   We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

Postdoctoral Recruitment Event-Apply by March 1, 2019

Applications are now being accepted for the Ohio State University 2019 Spring Postdoctoral Recruitment Event, being held April 9-11, 2019.  This event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).  Selected candidates will visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State.  Full funding will be provided for travel expenses and candidates may be considered for a variety of opportunities, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs.

Application for this event is open until March 1st and is available to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD between May 2018 and December 2019.  Any graduate students in the US (visa status does not matter) can apply and we are especially interested in reviewing applications from US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible and/or who come from underrepresented backgrounds including African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders, or persons with a disability.

More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly through the link below.

The event flyer can be found here:

News from the Research Commons

Research Commons Presents: Design Swarms

Tapping into Collective Creativity: Why are Design Swarms a Good Idea?

New modes of engagement such as the design swarm have emerged to support and encourage designers and non-designers to tackle complex problems together. Join us for a presentation on March 5 focused on Design Swarms by Mary Anne Beecher, professor and chair of Ohio State’s Design department. The presentation is part of the Research Commons Presents series and will provide examples of the ways that design thinking and visualization have been used to influence the outcome of social challenges in positive ways.

Learn More and Register 

Learn to Effectively Communicate Your Research

Are you interested in learning how to become a more impactful speaker and enhance your professional storytelling capabilities? Attend a session of Making Your Science Accessible to learn how to identify the level of your audiences’ knowledge, built context, and ladder complex ideas for a clearer understanding. Multiple sessions will be offered and are open to all disciplines. Sponsored by the University Libraries, Office of Research, Discovery Themes, and the STEAM Factory.

March 21, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Research Commons

April 16, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Research Commons

May 29, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. in the Research Commons

Events and Workshops

Bringing Fair Use to Life (Workshop)


How can artists like Andy Warhol, Carrie Mae Weems, Roy Lichtenstein, or Richard Prince legally use somebody else’s materials in their own art? Are you using somebody else’s photograph, illustration, text, or video in your own scholarship or creative project? Do you need permission to do that? Join University Libraries’ on Wednesday, February 27th for a hands-on workshop on the important exception of fair use, an exception in the law that allows use of copyrighted content without permission. Learn how to use copyrighted materials confidently and legally in your research, teaching, and creative endeavors.

The workshop will cover the factors to consider in determining if a use is a fair use and look to examples of authors and artists that have relied on fair use in the production of their creative works. Attendees will have the opportunity to work through a fair use analysis while making their own creative work using materials from the OSU Libraries’ collections.

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, February 27, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Grant Writing (Workshop)


We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include:

  • Best practices for engaging with sponsors
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process
  • Drafting a compelling narrative
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear

Presenters include:

Kristina Ward, Director, Foundation Relations
Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research

Who: OSU faculty, postdocs, staff, and graduate students
When: Wednesday, March 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. *Please note the rescheduled date*
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations.
  • Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like.
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

Who: OSU graduate students
When: Wednesday, March 20, 5:30 – 6: 30 p.m.
Where: Research Commons, 3rd floor of 18th Avenue Library

News from the Graduate School, February 21, 2019


Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and
Dean of the Graduate School

Fellowship Stipend Increase

I am pleased to announce that the Graduate School is able to raise fellowship stipend rates by 2% for the coming year. The new rates will become effective autumn 2019 and will apply to all new and continuing Graduate School fellowships.

Recruiting top graduate students to our programs is central to these increases and to the changes that we are making to the Graduate School fellowships generally. We believe that these increases will help to you to do just that. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Read more…


APR 01 | Preparing Future Faculty
APR 12 | Final examinations and Report forms due, spring
APR 19 | Final theses and dissertations due, spring
see full graduation, registration, and fellowship calendars


FEB 22 | Course Creation Studio
FEB 25 | Applied Active Learning
FEB 26 | GTA Toolkit February Breakfast: Multiple Roles as GTAs
MAR 01 | Information Session for New Program Coordinators
MAR 04 | Assessment and Grading in Carmen
MAR 06 | RUOK? Day
MAR 06 | Inclusive Syllabus Webinar: What, why, how?
MAR 06 | Grant Writing: An Introduction
MAR 10 | Midwest Graduate Research Symposium
MAR 20 | Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Interactive Seminar)
MAR 20 | Authentic Assignments
MAY 05 | Commencement
see full event calendar


FEB 22 | Next Generation Innovator of the Year award
MAR 01 | Leadership Research Grant Program
MAR 01 | Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Graduate Resarch and Creative Work Grants
MAR 04 | OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship
MAR 08 | TL1 Mentored Clinical Research Training Program
MAR 08 | University Engagement Recognition Awards
MAR 13 | Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows
MAR 15 | Decision Sciences Research Grants
MAR 15 | Tinker Field Research Grants
MAR 18 | Sustainability Institute Student Funding
MAR 18 | Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship


New Graduate School Staff Member: Kate Zinn

Welcome Kate Zinn, the newest member of the Graduate School staff. Kate is the new Registration Services Specialist (the position previously held by Jacklyn Heikes).

Kate is an Ohio State alumnus who holds a BA in Ancient History and Classics. Before joining the Graduate School, she held a student position in Materials Science and Engineering where she worked closely with the program coordinator. Kate is excited to join the Graduate School during such an exciting time.

Say hello! to Kate


Reactivation moves online

The process for students who wish to reactivate their enrollment eligibility is moving from a paper to an online form. Students can access the form at The paper form will not be available after spring 2019.

The only significant change to the process involves program permission for reactivation. If the reactivating student has been on leave for two or more years from a degree-granting program, the Graduate School will contact the graduate program for permission to reactivate (this was previously done by the student).

Reactivating students will also be asked questions to determine if they qualify for the Forever Buckeyes program.

Contact: Judith Dunham-Borst, Student Services Manager, Graduate School

Judges Needed for Hayes Research Forum

The Hayes Research Forum is seeking faculty judges to review posters and presentations in the following areas.

Oral Presentation

  • Arts (four additional judges needed)
  • Business (four additional judges needed)
  • Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (four additional judges needed)
  • Humanities (four additional judges needed)
  • Math and Physical Sciences (two additional judges needed)

Poster Presentation

  • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (three additional judges needed)
  • Engineering, Math, and Physical Sciences (three additional judges needed)

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please visit the CGS website.

The Hayes Forum presents exemplary research by graduate students across the full range of Ohio State’s graduate degree programs and facilitates fruitful exchanges between students, faculty, the administration, and the public.

Contact: Tracey Walterbusch, Vice President of the Council of Graduate Students


Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee

The Graduate School is seeking one graduate faculty member volunteer to serve as its representative on the university’s Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (COIAC). The COIAC is a standing faculty committee created under the Faculty Conflict of Interest Policy that meets to determine whether a significant financial interest is related to a specific research project or protocol and, if so, whether the interest could directly and significantly affect the design, conduct or reporting of the research.

If interested, contact Dr. Jennifer Yucel, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, for additional information.


Discovery Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program

Deadline: March 1

The Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) is an NIH-funded postbac program that runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Participants receive:

  • a one year paid research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
  • GRE prep assistance
  • individual mentoring
  • assistance with application preparation for doctoral programs
  • career development workshops
  • opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation




March 6

This year’s RUOK? Day will be held on March 6. RUOK Day is a way to encourage Ohio State students, faculty, and staff to think about the people in their lives who may struggle with personal difficulties. Attendees to RUOK? Day are provided with resources and opportunities to pledge to ask a friend, coworker or stranger, “Are you okay today?”



OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship

Deadline: March 8

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science is now accepting applications for the OSU Graduate School and CCTS Summer Research Scholarship. The Summer Scholarship will enable a health science related professional student who is enrolled in an Ohio State PhD or master’s program to conduct a clinical or translational research project during the summer semester.

Benefits include a stipend and access to CCTS training resources.



Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship

Deadline: March 18

The Graduate School’s Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship (AGGRS) program provides small grants up to $5,000 to support the research and scholarship of doctoral or terminal master’s degree candidates for their dissertations or theses.



Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

Deadline: March 13

The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program is now accepting applications. The program places recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at nonprofit and government organizations. Each fellowship includes a stipend of $68,000 per year, health insurance, a relocation stipend, and $3,000 in professional development funds.



Tinker Field Research Grants

Deadline: March 15

The Center for Latin American Studies is accepting applications for the 2019 Tinker Field Research Grants. These grants provide graduate students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. This award will provide up to $3,000 for graduate students in all academic fields at Ohio State, including international students.

Previous Tinker recipients will be presenting their research at Tinker Talk sessions on on February 28 and March 7. Register to attend.



University Engagement Recognition Awards

Deadline: March 8

Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories.



Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program

The Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program supports future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math by providing scholarships for postdoctoral students from universities in the United States to do research at Israeli universities.



Next Generation Award for Graduate Students

Deadline: February 22

The Office of Research and the Corporate Engagement Office invite nominations for The Ohio State University 2018 Innovator of the Year awards. The awards recognize and celebrate outstanding innovation accomplishments of faculty, staff and students. Graduate students and post-docs are eligible for the “Next Generation” award which recognizes innovation and entrepreneurship that has contributed to the development or commercialization of a new technology.

Nominations are also sought for faculty and staff.



Graduate Research and Creative Work Grants

Deadline: March 1

The Migration, Mobility, and Immobility Project invites applications for graduate student grants for research and creative work. These grants are open to all enrolled graduate students at Ohio State working on the topics of migration, mobility, and immobility, regardless of its geographical, chronological, thematic, or methodological scope. MMI expects to award around eight research or creative work grants, up to $2,500 each.



Office of Distance Education and eLearning Workshops

Course Creation Studio
February 22
, 12–2 p.m.
Get help developing, improving, or rethinking your online, hybrid, or face-to-face course design through technology.

Applied Active Learning Strategies for the Classroom
February 25
, 10:30 a.m.–noon
Learn about active learning stategies and how to apply them in the classroom.

Assessments and Grading in Carmen
March 4
, 1–2:30 p.m.
Learn how to customize your Gradebook, build rubrics, use SpeedGrader, and customize your own grading workflow.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning provides students with an enriched educational experience through technology-ready classrooms, centralized learning systems, innovations in technological pedagogy, and distance education opportunities.


Research Commons Workshops

Grant Writing: An Introduction
March 6
, 10 a.m.–noon
Learn the differences between federal/state and private funding processes, best practices for seeking funding, and examples of effective writing.

Corporate Research Engagement 101 (Interactive Seminar)
March 20
, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn how to bridge the industry-university divide with tools for vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and an overview of resources at Ohio State that are helpful to secure industrial relationships.

The Research Commons is a space where researchers can connect with each other and with services that support and enable their work. It offers group study room rentals, research consultations, and more.


University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops

GTA Toolkit February Breakfast: Multiple Roles as GTAs
February 26
, 9–10:30 a.m.
Learn strategies for managing the different responsibilities GTAs have.

Inclusive Syllabus Webinar: What, why, how?
March 6
, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
Learn how the syllabus can be used to foster an inclusive learning environment that helps students feel supported and motivated.

Authentic Assignments
March 20
, 10–11:30 a.m.
Learn what makes an assignment authentic, why that is a valuable characteristic, and some strategies for designing authentic evaluation tools.

The purpose of the University Institute for Teaching and Learning Workshops is to integrate and enhance ongoing efforts in teaching and learning at Ohio State, and to elevate discussion and the visibility and importance of such work to the institutional level.

PiNO 2019 Career Fair

PiNO registration is now open!!!

The Graduate Macromolecular Student Organization at Case Western Reserve University would like to invite post-doctorate, graduate, and undergraduate students from all science and engineering programs to attend the PiNO Career Fair on June 14, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. PiNO is a one-day job fair and conference that allows students seeking internships, co-ops, or full-time employment to present posters, network with industry representatives, and win cash prizes.

Don’t let our name fool you – PiNO, the Polymer Initiative of Northeast Ohio attracts industry from all STEM fields, not just polymers This conference is geared towards, but not limited to, students in the following fields: macromolecular/polymer science and engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, and materials science and engineering. Registration is just $10 for poster presenters and $5 for students, researchers, and young professionals. For more information on registration, conference information, and a growing list of our company sponsors please visit our website at

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please contact us at Also, you can contact our co-directors Erik Price ( or Sunsheng Zhu (


SU19 Registration Windows Begin to Open on February 21, 2019

Graduate student registration windows for summer will begin to open today, Thursday, February 21st.  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 May 1st in order to avoid late registration fees.  I have outlined some registration information below, but full details can be found online here.

Pre-candidacy GTA/GRA:

Summer Term: only register for 4 total credits of CHEM 8999 unless other coursework is required (e.g. courses required for English proficiency).  If other coursework is required, contact me for or assistance with registration.

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

Summer Term: register for 6 total credits of CHEM 8999 to activate your tuition authorization.

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

Summer Term: register for 3 total credits of CHEM 8999

**For students planning to take the candidacy exam during SP19, register as a pre-candidacy student for summer.  Once you have officially passed, credit hours can be reduced as appropriate. **

Summer Research Course Numbers