Project Manager Position at Sarepta Therapeutics

Applications are being accepted for a Project Manager position at Sarepta Therapeutics in Dublin, OH. This individual will work closely within the Gene Therapy Research function and collaborate with internal cross-functional teams to ensure execution of the strategy managing specific projects/programs and facilitating all stakeholder communication. We are seeking a bright professional who is an expert communicator, accountable project manager and positive relationship builder. An individual who thrives in a dynamic environment and understands how to help translate strategy and drive initiatives. The ideal candidate will have a scientific background, experience with drug development and operations.  This role is highly cross-functional, and will involve close interaction and collaboration with external partners. The individual should possess an in depth understanding of cross-functional R&D projects, and will be responsible for creation of project plans, identifying and tracking critical path/activities, risks, contingencies and alternatives.  The individual will proactively manage daily program/project management activities, including schedule development by function and integration across projects and programs, budget, communication, status reporting, and resource plan development for certain selected larger projects. The ideal candidate will drive alignment to overall priorities, objectives, deliverables, interdependencies and timelines to remain on track by executing against pipeline strategic plan.

For more information and to apply, go to



Chemistry Faculty Opening at North Central State College

Posted: January 29, 2020

North Central State College is accepting applications for a full-time 9-month Chemistry Faculty member. The
position will begin Fall Semester 2020 (August 17, 2020).

Essential duties/responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
 Maintains minimum of 15 credit/18 contact hours of classroom, clinical and/or laboratory instruction
per term and reflects a 40-hour workweek.
 Meets with all classes as scheduled and provides the full component of instruction.
 Provides appropriate assistance and supervision to students in all classrooms and/or labs.
 Delivers instruction based on the learning objectives and course outcomes found in the official
College syllabus.
 Develops and maintains appropriate course materials to be distributed to students.
 Maintains current knowledge and skills in the faculty member’s discipline and in teaching strategies.
 Holds at least four (4) office hours per week for student consultation and advisement.
 Maintains accurate academic records for all students.
 Maintains accurate attendance records for all students.
 Reports attendance information, midterm deficiencies, and final term grade to the Student Records
Office in the manner and by the dates specified.
 Operates within the organizational structure and policies of the College.
 Attends departmental, divisional, and professional development meetings and other College activities
as required.
 Attends graduation ceremonies and assists as requested.
 Assists the divisional Dean, Assistant Dean, Program Director and/or Program Coordinator in
maintaining an inventory of appropriate educational supplies and equipment.
 Maintains security of College property.
 Serves on College committees.
 Performs community service including serving on and working with community organizations, area
agencies, and /or advisory committees.
 Maintains proper housekeeping, safety, and security in classrooms and/or labs.
 Assists in maintaining appropriate educational supplies and equipment classrooms and/or labs.
 Maintains professional relationships with students, peers, and staff to promote competence, education,
and training related to program.

 Master’s degree in chemistry or biochemistry, or 18 semester hours completed in graduate level

Please express your interest in this position by submitting a letter of application and résumé to:, Click on Jobs then

or send to

Attention: Human Resources
2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, OH 44906

Resumes will be reviewed beginning February 19, 2020 and until filled.

North Central State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity institution. We value campus diversity and demonstrate this in campus
initiatives. We particularly encourage members of historically under-represented groups to apply.

SACNAS Weekly Newsletter


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ASC Women in Male Dominated Fields Series:
The ASC Center for Career Success has created a Development Academy focused on Women in Male Dominated Fields. We have invited local female community leaders to facilitate lunchtime seminars that will empower you and your colleagues with the knowledge and skills to navigate today’s workplace, while also enacting change in your future work environment.

Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: Noon to 1:00 pm
Location: Sphinx Centennial Leadership Room at the Ohio Union
NOTE: Space for each seminar is limited to 30 students, so RSVP (and mark your calendar!)
RSVP on Handshake:
Coffee and Cookies will be provided!


Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washington:

  • Multi-year program, 8-weeks per summer (mid-June through mid-August)
  • Location: Washington State
  • Paid travel, lodging, and food

Additional stipend: $4,400/summer, total $8,800
Deadline: Feb. 5th

Dept. of Physics- Summer Research at University of Chicago:
Ten to fifteen internships will be awarded for the ten-week program, June 15 through August 22, 2020. The stipend for the full ten-week program will be $5,000. Housing will be provided, and there will be modest travel expense reimbursement. The program is particularly intended at encouraging participation by members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) and women.
Deadline: Feb. 15

Physics Research Opportunity at U.W. Seattle:
Selected undergraduates will participate in basic research during a ten-week summer program on the campus of the University of Washington. Each student will be matched with a faculty advisor. Students will spend the ten weeks working with the advisor and the advisor’s group, and participating in a weekly lecture series on research opportunities in physics. At the end of the summer, students will prepare a short summary paper and make a presentation on their research efforts.
Deadline: Feb. 25

Undergraduate Student Scholarship:
The Undergraduate Scholarship service supports educational opportunities for American Indian and Alaska Native students by awarding more than 200 scholarships annually to those attending an accredited 2 or 4-year college/university or technical/vocational school. Up to $2,000 per year is paid directly to each recipient’s college or university.
Deadline: Apr. 4

Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP:
This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school.  Accepted scholars are provided with:

  1. PAID one year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
  2. Individual mentoring
  3. Assistance with application preparation for PhD graduate programs
  4. Career development workshops
  5. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance

Summer Undergrad Internship at UPenn:
Interns complete ten weeks of full-time laboratory research, attend state-of-the-art research seminars and deliver scientific presentations to their peers and mentors. In addition, interns receive training in responsible conduct of research, laboratory safety, and presentation skills. Interns are also invited to career counseling sessions in which faculty and administrators discuss graduate school and career opportunities for biomedical scientists. Each intern receives a competitive stipend, on-campus housing, and transportation costs for one round trip to Penn.
Deadline: Feb. 1

UAH and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Heliophysics Summer Research Experience:

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates in the summer of 2020. Ten undergraduate students will be invited to Huntsville, Alabama for 10 weeks to engage in cutting edge heliophysics research with astrophysicists from UAH or NASA. The program will run from May 26 – July 31, 2020.
Deadline: Mar. 7

Lamont Summer Internship Program:

The Lamont-Doherty Summer Intern Program offers the chance to experience scientific research as an undergraduate. Applicants should have an interest in conducting research in the Earth or ocean sciences. Students will receive a stipend of $5,000.
Deadline: Feb. 18

Path to Postdoc @UCSF:
Seeking applications from senior graduate students from backgrounds underrepresented in academic biomedical research that are interested in pursuing a postdoc at UCSF and Gladstone Institutes. We provide transportation to San Francisco and assist in connecting the candidates to faculty looking for postdocs. This year, over 100 faculty have demonstrated an interest in participating as mentors for this program.
Deadline to apply to our 2020 cohort is February 2
Questions email:

Postdoc Opportunity At UCLA:
Dr. Uittenbogaart recently received a California HIV/AIDS Research Program (CHRP) grant award and is interested in hiring a fellow very soon. This grant award can fund/support a postdoctoral fellow for 2 years. Her research investigates different aspects of human T-cell development utilizing humanized mouse model systems. We have an awesome SACNAS chapter at UCLA, with very talented, dedicated, and supportive Sacnistas and advisors!!!
Contact with questions.

New Research Opportunities with DoD

Collaborative Hypersonic and Missile Defense Research
Air Force Institute of Technology | Dayton, OH | STIPEND PROVIDED

In this project the participants will experience hands-on learning through collaboration with AFIT Graduate School of Engineering and Management Faculty in Hypersonic Vehicle development by configuring new geometries in CAD; modeling and simulating the vehicle response to aerodynamic, structural, and thermal loading conditions; and conducting physical experiments for validation. Participants will predict the vehicle response under multiple flight paths, maneuvers, and load conditions, and determine the vehicle’s sustainability and resilience through the computation of stresses, deflections, and buckling resistance.







Robotics for Engineer Operations
Engineer Research and Development Center | Champaign, IL | STIPEND PROVIDED

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary research and development team in creating a modeling and simulation environment. The participant will research the interaction between multiple types of construction equipment by testing various types of simulated tasks. Finally, the participant will participate in the development of decision making algorithms based on the simulation results and apply those algorithms to actual scaled prototype hardware.







Extracorporeal Life Support for Treatment of Lung and Renal Failure
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | San Antonio, TX | STIPEND PROVIDED

The Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) research projects within the Department of Expeditionary Critical Care focus on lung failure, renal failure and combinations thereof occurring due to severe combat relevant trauma and resuscitation during 72-hour long round the clock studies at prolonged field care timelines. Participants will collect, analyze and monitor vital signs and physiologic measurements; assist in conducting the studies; and, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator operate infusion pumps and various ECLS devices. They will also provide support during ex-vivo and in-vivo experiments on benchmarking of ECLS devices. The participant will learn techniques in experimental design, data collection and analysis, and prepare scientific abstracts and manuscripts.







U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Opportunities
U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research | San Antonio, TX | STIPEND PROVIDED

The US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large. This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.







Epidemiology – Public Health Surveillance Internship
U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center | Portsmouth, VA | STIPEND PROVIDED

The U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center is seeking applications for an internship located in Portsmouth, VA. Under the guidance of an epidemiologist mentor, the participant will:

  • Collect, evaluate and provide public health surveillance data analysis and reporting for Navy and Marine Corps members and beneficiaries.
  • Develop/conduct epidemiologic studies and surveillance in the areas of clinical epidemiology, infectious disease, behavioral health, occupational and environmental epidemiology and injury and healthcare epidemiology.
  • Provide rapid response to request for outbreak and disease information.
  • Provide epidemiologic consulting and assistance for studies.
  • Integrate health data with other data types to provide robust analysis.
  • Investigate and study acute and chronic conditions to determine the public health impact of intervention programs.
  • Prepare raw health data for epidemiologic analysis.








The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation. To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.


News from the Graduate School, January 24, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion

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

Diversity is integral to the mission and function of The Graduate School. Given our charge to support and develop programs that nurture students from intersectional, underserved backgrounds and to advance the recruitment and retention of diverse graduate students, this update highlights our key efforts to foster an inclusive and welcoming campus environment.

  • Developing a Consortium of summer bridge programs inclusive of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine, and The James Comprehensive Cancer Center.  The goal of this effort is to align institutional resources related to research and in the recruitment of diverse students. The inaugural cohort included 123 students from across the United States.
  • Creating a faculty task force led by Assistant Dean La’Tonia Stiner-Jones charged with the goal of conducting a comprehensive review of graduate admissions.
  • Co-sponsoring with the Office of Diversity Inclusion recruitment and retention programs such as the McNair Scholars Visitation, Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat, and Dissertation Boot Camp.
  • Hiring of a diversity program coordinator, Ahmed Hassan, tasked with the role of designing and delivering retention programs for diverse graduate students.
  • Joining the Coalition of Next Generation Life Science, a central data host, which provides OSU staff and faculty with program level statistics related to graduate student and post-doctoral trainee demographics, admissions, doctoral time to degree, and doctoral completions.

These collective efforts illustrate our commitment to diversity and our responsiveness to the diversity and inclusion goals highlighted in the Campus Conversation on Graduate Education Report (2017).


JAN 24 | Spring Applications to Graduate 
APR 10 | Spring Final Examinations and Reports 
APR 17 | Spring Final Approved Theses/Dissertation 
MAY 03 | Spring Commencement see full graduationregistration, and fellowship calendars


JAN 28 | GTA Toolkit — inclusive teaching, Part 2: Planning Productive Conflict more
FEB 05 | Introduction to active learning strategies @ Derby Hall more
FEB 10-28 | 
Online Course Delivery Basics @ Online via Carmen more
FEB 25 | GTA Toolkit — inclusive teaching, Part 3: Micro (& Macro) Aggressions in the Classroommore
MAR 24 | 
GTA Toolkit — Teaching Portfolios @ Ohio Unionmore

#IT Update 

As part of the IT transition continuing over the next few months, 614-247-MYIT(6948) will be your primary number to contact the IT Service Desk for urgent requests. For non-urgent requests, visit for 24/7 Self Service.



Judith Buster joined the Graduate School as a business operations manager early this month. Judith came from the College of Medicine, where she was the Department Administrator for the Department of Biomedical Informatics. She has a degree in Economics, Miami University and a degree in Planning, Rutgers University. Judith moved to Columbus from Princeton, NJ and has through enjoyed becoming a Buckeye. Welcome, Judith! 
Lisa Kowalsky joined the Graduate School on Jan 13th as a program admin assistant. Prior to joining the graduate school she was a graduate student herself in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese where she was a Teaching Associate and doctoral student before deciding to change paths. Lisa earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish as well as a Master of Spanish Literature from the University of Calgary. She is excited to explore this new chapter with The Ohio State University.  Welcome, Lisa, to the Graduate School! 
Mary Ellen Rutemeyer joined the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs on December 16th as the new program assistant. Mary Ellen got her MA in Germanic Languages and Literature from Ohio State and recently returned to Columbus after a 3-year stint teaching German in Madison, Wisconsin. Send a note to Mary Ellen to say hello and welcome!

Ahmed Hassan joined the Graduate School on December 2nd as the new diversity program coordinator. Ahmed comes to the Graduate School from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions where he was an admissions counselor and student services specialist. Ahmed earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The Ohio State University and a Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Toledo. Please join us in welcoming Ahmed to The Graduate School!


Please direct registration services needs to Registration Services Specialist Kate Zinn.

Please direct communications and marketing related questions to Assistant Dean Karin Jordan.

Resources at the Office of International Affairs

For international graduate students who need to leave the United States during graduate studies, here are some resources from the Office of International Affairs(OIA) for you. Please plan ahead and talk to your faculty advisor and OIA before traveling so that going back home will not negatively impact your ability to graduate.


Innovate 2020

May 14

Mark your calendar for the Innovate conference at the Ohio Union in 2020. Innovate is an annual conference that brings together educators, administrators and tech industry professionals to explore recent advancements, best practices and provocative approaches to teaching and learning with technology. Join the mailing list to keep informed on all things Innovate.



Nominate Your Student for Graduate Associate Leadership Award

January 31 

Graduate Associate Leadership Award (GALA) is a new award developed with the understanding that graduate students often are asked about their leadership skills and previous experiences when seeking employment. We want to support and encourage graduate students to engage in these activities. The GALA gives a $500 stipend to the award winners. We decide that Chairs and Associate Deans should identify if any of their students have been in a leadership position, such as serving on a committee, or taking on other leadership responsibilities in one of these offices to be eligible for the award:

  • Economic and Cooperative Engagement
  • Government Affairs
  • Outreach and Engagement / Regional Campus
  • Alumni
  • Library

Details on how to nominate your student, click HERE.


2019-2020 Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series

November 6–April 6

The Council of Graduate Students’ Buckeye Diversity Dialogue Series provides opportunities for Ohio State graduate students, faculty, staff, and community leaders to have intentional conversations about relevant issues of equity, diversity, inclusion, social justice, and much more. Lunch will be served on site.



CARE Panel: The Ethics of Community Engaged Research

January 28, 2020

There has been a recent push for community engaged research, particularly when the research is conducted across cultural, structural and economic differences. In this panel, the Center for Ethics and Human Values invites speakers to examine what exactly ought to count as engaging a community as a research partner. What constitutes a community in the first place? Can individual representatives be recruited to speak for the community? If so, who?

This panel will take place on Tuesday, January 28th, from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm in Thompson Library 165.



Field Research Grants for Grad/Prof Students

Deadline: Sunday, March 1 at 11:59PM 

The Center for Latin American Studies is accepting applications for 2020 Tinker Field Research Grants, which can be used to provide graduate and professional students with funds for travel to and within Latin America to conduct pre-dissertation research. Up to $3,000 per student may be awarded and the competition is open to all graduate students in all academic fields at Ohio State, including international students.

Please consider this funding opportunity. The deadline is Sunday, March 1st at 11:59 p.m. For more information, please visit:


Two Graduate Research Associate Opportunities Open at the Center for the Study of Student Life (CSSL)

Deadline: February 7

The Center for the Study of Student Life (CSSL) anticipates hiring two (2) 20-hour per week Graduate Research Associates (GRAs) for the 2020-2021 academic year. Each GRA will report to an Associate Director. Examples of GRA job duties for the 2020-2021 academic year include, but are not limited to, implementing data collection efforts, analyzing datasets ranging in size from 50 cases to 15,000 cases, instrument validation, factor analysis, reporting automation and writing reports. Projects will focus on student experiences outside of the classroom at Ohio State, such as student employment, student leadership, student wellness, career outcomes and sense of belonging on campus.

Please submit a cover letter, curricula vita/resume, a writing sample (preferably including an empirical analysis) and two professional references via email to: Michelle Colombini, Administrative Associate Center for the Study of Student Life. Email:



Recently the Burmese American Community Institute (BACI) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators have just announced a partnership supporting the new Myanmar Scholars and Leaders Program (MSLP).

Under this new arrangement, NAFSA will direct funds from the Tamara H. Bryant Endowed Scholarship to support opportunities for Myanmar students and scholars from non-governmental entities to attend graduate school in the United States.

If you are interested in new partnership opportunities with MSLP or in Myanmar, please write to Read more below and subscribe to newsletters from BACI, a reputable non-profit group in greater Indianapolis.



Activities through OUAB – Ohio Union Activities Board for Graduate Students

Here is a list of events and activities that are catered to graduate students, click here and learn more.  They usually take place from 3:30p.m. to 5p.m. on Tuesdays.

MAR 17 | Non-Academic Job Search 
MAR 24 | Resumes and Cover Letters
MAR 31 | Interview  
APR 07 | Negotiating the Job Offer 



2020 Service-learning Grants Closing Soon

Any Ohio State instructor who would like to create a new service-learning course or improve an existing course with service-learning is invited to apply.  This includes courses offered at the regional campuses, and undergraduate or graduate level courses.  Grantees receive up to $4,000 in funding and participate in a service-learning Course Design Institute with their peers.  Please consider inviting your colleagues to apply.  Applications are due February 4, 2020.


Foundations of Utility and Risk (2020)

Application is now open.

The submission of abstracts for the Foundations of Utility and Risk (FUR) conference in 2020 is now open! Since 1982, FUR gathers every two years researchers in economics, psychology and other behavioural sciences interested in the study of decision making. FUR 2020 will take place in Sydney, at the University Technology of Sydney from the Wednesday 1st July to the Saturday 4th July.  It will be the first time this conference takes place in the Asia Pacific area.




Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students

Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

This program focuses on major research activities that will occur in 2020. Selected interns conduct research under the guidance of mentors at ETS offices in Princeton, N.J. Graduate students who are currently enrolled in full-time doctoral programs in the areas listed above and who have completed a minimum of two years of coursework toward their Ph.D. or Ed.D. prior to the program start date are eligible to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadlines: March 1, 2020 (preliminary) and April 15, 2020 (final)

This program provides opportunities for early-career scholars to work with Educational Testing Service(ETS) researchers on a variety of cutting-edge topics, including foundational research as well as research embedded in real-world testing programs. Selected fellows work on research projects and conduct independent research that is relevant to ETS’s goals under the mentorship of research scientists or psychometricians in Princeton, N.J. Candidates must have received their doctorate within the past three years. This year, ETS is seeking applications in the following areas of expertise: measurement, psychometrics and statistics; process data modeling and analysis; and artificial intelligence.




Every month, Beyond the Professoriate hosts free webinars and how-to seminars on launching your post-PhD career. Topics range from careers for PhDs to networking, job search strategies, graduate school success, and more. Presenters include Beyond the Professoriate co-founders Maren and Jen, as well as PhD guest presenters from diverse career backgrounds.

Click here to learn more about our upcoming events and register.

Upcoming Webinar: Negotiating the Offer

Everyone should negotiate their first job offer but offer negotiations are hard. Negotiating is hard because you do not have extensive experience and recruiters are negotiating experts. This webinar will illuminate what tactics recruiters use to win offer negotiations, what tactics a candidate can employ, and how you can make an extra $10,000 from simply being a more effective negotiator.

Other Topics Covered:

  • How recruiters work
  • Understanding your leverage in a negotiation
  • What to do when the company says no
  • 3 keys to success when negotiating

Intended Audience: The negotiation concepts in the webinar are applicable to almost any industry, but the content is most relevant to candidates in technology, quant finance, and biotech. Researchers going into roles in data science, engineering, research scientist, would benefit most from this webinar.

About The Speaker:

Brian Liou is the co-founder and CEO of Ralph (, a company that coaches job seekers how to negotiate their job offers. Ralph has brought back to candidates over $1.3 million dollars and negotiated over $34M in contract values.

Click the button below to register. Upon completing the 30-second registration, you will receive a calendar invite which includes a Zoom link.


Sign me up!

Postdoctoral Catalyst Fellowship at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Postdoctoral Catalyst Fellowship

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (Case CCC) is pleased to offer an exciting postdoctoral recruitment program and is accepting applications from exceptional senior graduate students or early-stage postdocs to visit the Case CCC and interview with our world-class mentors. Qualified applicants will be selected for an all-expense-paid visit to Cleveland, OH to meet current postdocs and training program directors, learn about cutting-edge research taking place at Case CCC, and envision themselves furthering their careers in the affordable, culture-rich city of Cleveland.

Applications from members of underrepresented minority groups are highly encouraged!

Postdoctoral Catalyst Fellows chosen for appointment to one of the Case CCC supported training grants will receive a $10,000 annual stipend premium above current NIH stipend levels and support funds for research expenses and travel to scientific meetings.

About the Case CCC

Recently rated “Exceptional”, the highest rating possible by the National Cancer Institute, The Case CCC based at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a partnership organization supporting cancer-related research efforts at CWRU, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UH), and Cleveland Clinic (CC). Located in Cleveland, Ohio, the Case CCC serves the cancer research and clinical needs of an urban manufacturing and rural agricultural region consisting of over 4 million people in Northern Ohio. The Case CCC consists of 7 research programs with strengths in translational cancer research and treatment, including but not limited to immunotherapy, cancer imaging, cancer genetics, tumor microenvironment, metastasis, cancer prevention and control, and cancer stem cells. The Case CCC supports 13 shared resources with cutting-edge technology for imaging, animal studies, clinical samples, flow cytometry, cell identification, next generation sequencing, and biostatistical analysis.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be a United States Citizen, a non-citizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (1-151 or 1-551) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent resident.
  2. Applicants must have earned a PhD or MD/PhD in a cancer related field (including, but not limited to life sciences, biomedical engineering, genetics, genome sciences, bioinformatics, etc.) prior to their appointment.
  3. Senior graduate students must be within 12 months of graduation.
  4. Early-stage postdocs must have earned their terminal degree within 3 or less years.
  5. Individuals from Case CCC or its partners (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic, and University Hospitals) are not eligible for the award.

Application Deadlines and Instructions

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis but must be received no later than April 1, 2020 by 5pm EST.

Applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Contact information
  • Current academic rank
  • Date and discipline of expected or conferred degrees
  • Number of first author and total publications
  • Current Primary Mentor name, title, and email address
  • Names and email addresses of three (3) references
  • Names of Case CCC members applicant is interested in meeting/working with
  • Current CV (PDF)
  • Statement of research interests (PDF, not to exceed three pages of Arial 11-point font with 0.5-inch margins)

Apply today! 

Interested in Teaching? First CRUST Meeting 1/28, 5 pm in Jennings 164

A new OSU student organization called CRUST – Community for Research-based Undergraduate STEM Teaching – will be having our first meeting next Tuesday, January 28th at 5:00 pm in Jennings 164. We look forward to you joining us for some good discussion and free pizza!

What is CRUST? A new student organization with two major focuses: 1) Professional development . CRUST will be great for people who are interested in pursuing a teaching position in the future or have a passion for education. To our knowledge, CRUST is the first and only student org at OSU that focuses on professional development for STEM educators. We are still new, so please pass this email along to others who may be interested!

For our meetings, we will be seeking to bring in outside experts to speak on relevant teaching topics including things like theories of learning, course design, development of digital resources, scholarly teaching, teaching the nature of science/STEM, teaching philosophies, creating assignments, and many others!

We hope to see you Tuesday!


Mike Ryan-Simkins
Ph.D. Candidate, Ohio State Biochemistry Program
Advisor Tom Magliery
Office: 390F CBEC

Trace Analytical Chemist Position at Battelle

Battelle’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Business Line is currently seeking candidates for a full time, permanent position as a Trace Analytical Chemist. This position is located in Columbus, Ohio.

Primary job responsibilities will include the following:

  • Plan and perform advanced chemical analysis and research for projects involving trace analysis of components in environmental samples and complex matrices.
  • Design and conduct experiments utilizing a variety of mass spectrometry analysis techniques including, but not limited to LC-MS/MS, GC-HRMS, LC-HRMS; determine appropriate acceptance criteria, conduct technical data reviews, analyze and interpret data collected, form conclusions, and write/review technical correspondence and technical reports.
  • Troubleshoot complex laboratory problems; provide new perspectives to existing solutions. Develop innovative testing and/or analysis methods to improve results and/or the efficiency of the process.
  • Conduct and/or lead a variety of small research/technical projects or phases of technical projects. Provide technical direction to and coordinate the efforts of small teams of scientists and technical support staff in the performance of assigned projects within time and budget constraints.
  • Prepare and make technical presentations to clients, both formal and informal.
  • Assist with proposal efforts. Prepare technical sections of proposals.
  • Oversee, mentor and train lower-level staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum requirement of PhD in analytical chemistry or organic chemistry with significant analytical experience, with 0-3 years of industrial experience or post-doc experience.
  • Demonstrated experience using chromatographic systems such as gas chromatographs (GC) or liquid chromatographs (LC) coupled with mass spectrometry (MS) systems.
  • Demonstrated experience working with advanced MS systems such as tandem (MS/MS) or high resolution mass spectrometers.
  • Proven experience with operation, calibration, and maintenance of MS instruments and interpretation of data.
  • Proficient in standard wet chemistry sample extraction and cleanup techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative chemical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Incumbent must successfully pass medical screening, including the ability to wear personal protection equipment (PPE) and work with highly hazardous materials
  • Sole US citizenship
  • Incumbent will be subject to a government security investigation and must have the ability to obtain/maintain a security clearance


  • Demonstrated experience with high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS), time of flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS), hybrid tandem mass spectrometers, two-dimensional gas chromatography, and ultra performance liquid chromatography (UPLC).
  • Experience with trace chemical analysis
  • Experience working with toxic chemicals
  • Experience operating in GLP/GMP/ISO environments

To apply, visit:

USAISR Research Opportunities Available

USAISR is now accepting applications for 13 summer research opportunities!

2020 U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Summer Opportunities
USAISR | Full-Time | San Antonio, TX | $2,750 per month

The U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR. The intent of the undergraduate student internship is to provide an opportunity for students interested in science, engineering or medical career fields to participate in research directed at improving the care of injured military service members and society at large.  This mentored research experience will expose interns to ongoing efforts in integrated science, technology and engineering solutions at the nation’s premier military trauma research institute.

Opportunities are available with the following departments:
– Blood Coagulation Research Department (BCRD)
– Tactical and Enroute Care Research Department (TECRD)
– Sensory Trauma Research Department (STRD)
– Clinical Research Support Department (CRSD)
– Burn and Soft Tissue Research Department (BSTRD)

The internship has a firm start date of Monday, June 1, and will end on Friday, August 7, 2020.  Applicants will be evaluated once their complete packet is submitted. The final deadline for application submission is Saturday, February 15, 2020.  Only U.S. citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible for this program. Previous alumni of this program are not eligible to apply.


The mission of the Department of Defense (DoD) is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and protect the security of the United States. To support this mission, the DoD is the largest employer of scientists and engineers in the nation. To ensure a continued talent pool, the DoD works hard to grow the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workforce. The DoD’s Research Participation Programs are managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) under an interagency agreement between the DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). With the support of the DOE interagency agreement and management from ORISE, the DoD prepares and strengthens the United States STEM workforce.