Upcoming Graduate Events

Upcoming Events

Graduate Students of Color Forum 

This drop-in forum will cover topics from a multicultural lens including managing stress, communication with your advisor(s), family responsibilities, dealing with imposter syndrome, current sociopolitical climate, experiences of discrimination, etc.

Dates: Mondays beginning 3rd week (1/23) Time: 11 am – 12 pm Location: Student Services Center 300 

This Forum is co-led by Niyatee Sukumaran, Ph.D. from UCSD CAPS & Elisa Maldonado, Ph.D., Graduate Student Affairs Officer for Diversity Outreach, Recruitment, and Retention.

For Questions: Contact Dr. Niyatee Sukumaran at (858) 534-3456.
Please Note: This educational workshop is NOT counseling or psychotherapy. If you would like counseling or psychotherapy please call our central office at (858) 534-3755.

Keystone Symposia: Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease – February 26 to March 2, 2017

KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA: Lipidomics and Bioactive Lipids in Metabolism and Disease (B6)
Date: February 26 - March 2, 2017
Location: Granlibakken Tahoe, Tahoe City, CA

Organizers: Alfred H. Merrill, Walter Allen Shaw, Sarah Spiegel, and Michael J.O. Wakelam

Session Titles

  • • Lipidomics in Inflammation
  • • Lipidomics and Infection
  • • Cancer Lipidomics
  • • Cardiovascular Lipidomics
  • • Lipid Localization and Implications for Cell Regulation
  • • Lipidomics
  • • Neurological Lipidomics
  • • Metabolism

 There will also be discussion of the LIPID MAPS web site and tools under its new sponsorship by the Wellcome Trust. 

Register Now

English for Academic and Professional Development (EADP) Program at UCSD Extension

The EAPD (English for Academic and Professional Development) program is for non-native speakers who would like to refine their English language skills. As we both know, UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension have a diverse population of international students who, at times, may feel the need to improve certain aspects of their English language skills. These classes are for those who would like to gain confidence and success in their personal, professional, and academic English. We offer evening classes in the following subject areas:

  • Academic and Business Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

Contact Chad Baldwin (EAPD Program Manager/Academic Advisor) for more information:

Phone: 858-534-7418
Email: http://extension.ucsd.edu/eapd

Wednesday Workshop Series

Wednesday Workshop Series

Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation, and Related Diseases Conference – October 22-25, 2017

grAdvantage Program, Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog, Versatile PhD 

The Career Services Center and the Graduate Division offer many resources for students at UCSD: 

grAdvantage program (with information on the Communication workshops, Career Nights, Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork, Questioning Career Transition Group, and other campus resources and events): http://gradvantage.ucsd.edu/

Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog (with job ads, information on events, and career advice specifically for grad students): http://career.ucsd.edu/phd-and-masters-students/grad-blog.html

Versatile PhD - great resource for PhD students considering careers outside academia. The Career Services Center has institutional membership to the site so students are provided full access to the content, including bios and sample job materials of PhDs who have mad alt-/post-academic transitions, as well as archived online career panels.

Questioning Career Transition Group (QCTG) for PhDs

This unique, five-session series of classes helps doctoral students through the often difficult decision-making process of whether to pursue an academic faculty career or an alternative. Past participants range from 1st - 8th+ year PhD students with some questioning the completion of their doctoral degree and others their career trajectory upon earning a PhD.

Upon completion of the group, participants feel more confident in:

  • Their ability to pursue career choices that correspond with their life priorities, interests and personal values.
  • Identifying their transferable skills and accomplishments acquired as a Ph.D. student.
  • Taking contraol of their career decision making process.
  • Recognizing how their personality type and interests are compatible with potential careers.
  • Achieving their career goals!

"100% of past participants would recommend this course to a fellow PhD student!"

More information can be found here.

McKinsey & Company – Web-Based Info Sessions for Grad Students Interested in the Consulting Field

Web Events: This November McKinsey & Company is hosting several web-based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our global full-time and summer opportunities. Please visit the Online Events section of our website for details on these presentations and to RSVP.

Check out additional content in our Advanced Degree Recruiting Dropbox anytime to read up on our many opportunities for APDs, including current global full time hiring needs, summer internships, our 3-day summer Insight programs, and the MD Fellowship. You can quickly download the app for your phone or access on your computer: APD Opportunities Dropbox

We are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please view our women's brochure. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Additionally, we invite you to join us for a few of our upcoming diversity specific web based presentations scheduled in November.

Fellowship / Grant Opportunity Events

GSA Travel Grants

Presenting at a conference and need funding? Check out the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Travel Grants! Find more information here: http://gsa.ucsd.edu/travel-grants

Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-03-27 to 2017-05-19.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wamVzdW5AdWNzZC5lZHU=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

USD Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of San Diego seeks applicants for Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowships to support scholars with a proven record and commitment to empowering students from communities that are underrepresented in academia through research, teaching, service and mentoring. We are especially interested in advancing the perspectives of African Americans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, Filipinas/os/x, Chicanas/os/x, Latinas/os/x and/or Pacific Islanders. The Diversity Postdoctoral scholar position is for two years, beginning in fall 2017, with the possibility of a one-year renewal.  Postdoctoral scholars typically teach 1-2 courses per year, and work closely with faculty mentors inside and outside of their disciplines.

See more details here.

New HHMI Opportunity for Beginning Life Sciences Postdocs (Due: Feb 15, 2017)

HHMI has announced a new program to recruit and retain early-career scientists who are from gender, racial, ethnic, and other groups underrepresented in the life sciences, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fellows will receive a non-renewable grant of $80K annually for up to four years of postdoctoral training support followed by a non-renewable grant of $270K annually for up to four years of the faculty phase, if program criteria are met.

  • must have a PhD and/or MD by the start of the grant term (November 15, 2017-January 15, 2018)
  • can have no more than 12 months of postdoctoral research experience by February 15, 2017
  • must have been accepted to join a laboratory as a postdoctoral fellow at a research institution located in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico)
  • may be of any citizenship or nationality

HHMI will select and support up to 15 fellows in this first competition of the Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program.

Applications are due February 15, 2017

More information at: http://www.hhmi.org/programs/hanna-h-gray-fellows-program.

F99-K00 Pre-Doc and Post-Doc Fellowship, NCI - Due: February 17th,

The National Cancer Institute is looking to fund grad students in their third or fourth year who are interested in pursuing cancer-related research. The opportunity offers up to six years of funding and helps the student transition from pre-doc to post-doc. Applicants will need to plan dissertation research for next 1-2 years and training plan for 3-4 years in post-doc as preparation for independent cancer-focused research. Each institution can nominate only one student to apply for the award. The deadline for the nominee to submit their application is February 17, 2017 5:00 p.m. PST. This is the second year that NCI is offering this fellowship, so the fellowship is new to most. For more details on how to apply and the campus-wide selection of the institutional nominee, please see details below:

F99 Flyer

Job Openings

Tutor and Mentor Opportunities

We’re looking to hire some of your CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the San Diego community. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by top performing college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. I believe this will be a great opportunity for CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY majors to encourage local youths and enhance their resume while making money.

Learn more at: https://frogtutoring.com/tutors/San_Diego_CA_Tutors/

Apply here: http://frogtutoring.com/jobs/san-diego-ca

Benefits: Great pay - minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.

Local Private Tutoring Position at Pivot Tutors, LLC

Looking for an experienced and professional Math or Science Tutor who can teach any of the following subjects:

Math (All levels), Biology (AP/Honors), Physics (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism), Chemistry (AP/Honors), and Environmental Science (AP). 

Our tutors meet at our office location in Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121.

Set your own hours and availability.
Starring at rate: $25/hr

- Minimum of Bachelors Degree in the subject area that you will be teaching.
- One year of recent experience teaching or tutoring.
- Enthusiastic personality, and excellent communicator
- Professional demeanor and appearance
- Daily internet access and cell phone
- Reliable transportation and valid insurance
- Afternoon and weekend availability

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, transcripts, and resume to: shayda@pivottutors.com

Job Opening at BioLegend: Technical Service Scientist


PhD absolutely required. Post-doc work preferred but not essential.

Heavy flow cytometry experience with multi-color staining.

Experience with WB, ELISA, and Microscopy would also help.

Ability to manage multiple deadlines.

Have excellent communication skills.

Fit cohesively with the culture.


90% of the day will be focused on helping customers.

As you get used to the work, we’ll add marketing projects to your plate.


Savannah River National Laboratory Postdoctoral Position

SRNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Microstructure Modeling of Actinide Materials 

The Separation and Actinide Science Group at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher associate to conduct computational research into fundamental understanding of nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. Atomistic, meso- and macro-scale modeling methods have been developed during the past few decades to study microstructure and property evolution in crystallization dynamics. The challenge lies in successfully developing models that enable prediction of the three-dimensional microstructure evolution at all time and length scales. The candidate will work in close collaboration with SRNL/University/DOE collaborators and use atomistic modeling (DFT and MD) coupled with other modeling techniques to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. This research will lead to a simulation system that will integrate multiple models at various time and length scales to provide a description of the crystallization dynamics for various actinide materials. 

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Lindsay Roy ( lindsay.roy@srnl.doe.gov ) and reference this position title and number in your correspondence. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments are made through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). 

Interested candidates should apply through ORAU’s Zintellect web site ( http://www.zintellect.com/Home/Applicant ). The job reference code is SRNL-16-02-ESD. U.S. Citizenship is required. 

The position requires a recent Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, or materials science. 

Successful candidate must have substantial experience with atomistic simulations and programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C, C++, or Fortran. Preferred candidates have experience using molecular simulations to study properties of lanthanide or actinide compounds/clusters/solids. Strong communication skills including a proven publication track record and demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with experimentalists are also required. Applicants must have completed their highest degree no more than five years prior to the date of application. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 12 months with potential for renewal. 

This position is open to U.S. citizens only and will require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance. 

The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Oak Ridge Associated Universities - 8 days ago

Associate Director/Scientific Director for the National Toxicology Program, NIEHS (Deadline: 1/31/17)

We are looking for applicants with a commitment to scientific excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a large, dynamic, and diverse program in solving 21st century public health challenges. He/she will have the opportunity to develop and implement a strategic framework to advance the science of toxicology in support of the NTP’s public health mission, accommodating cutting-edge technological advances and rapid translation of scientific findings. If desired, the incumbent would be eligible for consideration as an NIEHS Senior Investigator appointment, with his/her own independent research group.  

Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.  Qualifications: The ideal candidate will hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or equivalent) and will be an internationally recognized expert in environmental health sciences with a broad scientific knowledge of experimental toxicology, carcinogenesis, toxicological pathology, mechanistic toxicology, computational toxicology, epidemiology, regulatory science, public health translation, and/or other relevant discipline. Further, candidates must possess a demonstrated ability to assemble, motivate, and lead a talented multidisciplinary staff charged with addressing a wide range of public health challenges. Finally, the candidate must possess the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders (e.g., employees, academia, industry/trade groups, animal welfare organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs), the public, members of the media, and Congress).  Salary/Benefits:  The successful candidate for this position will be appointed at a salary commensurate with experience and accomplishments with full Federal benefits, including leave, health and life insurance, retirement, and savings plan (401K equivalent). 

How To Apply: Applications for this position will be accepted November 21, 2016, through January 31, 2017 (submission deadline may be extended if needed). Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief description of relevant research and administrative leadership experience (two-page maximum), and statement of vision (two-page maximum) to the DNTP Search Committee at dir-appls@niehs.nih.gov. Please reference vacancy number AC-1288, and your name in the subject line of your email submission. For further information about the position, please contact Mark Miller, Ph.D. at mark.miller2@nih.gov.  The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ more than 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information about the NIH mission, goals and institutes and centers, visit https://www.nih.gov/about-nih.  Do not include your birthdate or social security number (SSN) on application materials.  The DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers. 

Post-Doc Position at Virginia Tech University

 For PhDs or current doctoral students nearing graduation who have an interest in building organizational capacity to support strategic change, collective management, and transdisciplinary innovation in education. This is a postdoc position at Virginia Tech University that will work directly with the Provost in developing and managing destination area development and implementation.

 Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/71565

Postdoc Fellow Position at Stony Brook University in New York

Krug laboratory in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University seeks a PhD- or MD-level applicant to join as a post-doctoral fellow. The fellow will investigate the mechanism by which host signaling factors control gammaherpesvirus latency in an animal pathogenesis system. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving cell signaling, immunology, and ‘omics’ in addition to viral pathogenesis. A PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology or a closely related field and experience in molecular biology is required. Applicant must be self-motivated, collaborative, and provide evidence of productivity in previous research endeavors.

Required Qualifications: PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or closely related field. In-depth research experience in microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or cell biology.

Preferred Qualifications: Proven ability to carry out biomedical research as judged by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with molecular biology. Familiarity with animal models of disease.

For more information visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/kruglab/

Postdoc Opening with Dr. Jesse Jokerst at UCSD Department of Nanoengineering

More information can be found here.

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Positions available at Ball State University

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.

Major responsibilities: Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to:
Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson at chemoffice2@bsu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu/chemistry

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.

University of Maryland Baltimore County – Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Data Science/Big Data and Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge Management

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has released a Combined Ad for two tenure track faculty positions in Data Science/Big Data, and one in Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge Management. View the Combined Ad for more information and for instructions on how to apply.

NSF Postdoc Opportunity in Industry - Small Business Postdoc Research Diversity Fellowship

The NSF has a "diversity postdoc" opportunity available that would like to receive more diverse applicants. Some of the opportunities may be appropriate for CER postdocs. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It's open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. More details are in the links below.

The application process is easy.

Application instructions can be found here: https://nsfsbir.asee.org

Applicants look at the list of research opportunities her eand find a match: https://nsfsbir.asee.org/jobs

Industry Post-Doc Biologist / Immunologist Specializing in Phage Display at Bioniz Therapeutics

Postdoc Opportunity at Bioniz Therapeutics. Click here for more details.

Pasadena City College Employment Opportunities

The Pasadena City College has many employment opportunities for anyone that is interested ranging from Biological Sciences Instructors to the Vice President of Human Resources. 

Please visit their website at http://www.pasadena.edu/hr/ to view the complete position announcements which detail the application and selection process as well as the minimum qualifications required for each position.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (626) 585-7388.  Thank you.

Neurocrine Biosciences hiring - purification lab manager position

Scientist (Discovery Analytical)

Key Responsibilities:
Development of chiral and achiral methodologies to purify small molecules using mass-directed HPLC and SFC technology.Troubleshoot and maintain modern analytical and preparative instrumentation including hardware and software.Collaborate with medicinal chemists to deliver the analytical solutions they require. Analyze and interpret chromatographic data and reach conclusions independently. Perform analytical and liquid handling tasks to purify, analyze, and format final compounds into formats ready for in-vitro biological assays.


Requires a minimum of a BS with 4+ years industry experience or equivalent
Experience with normal and reverse phase HPLC, SFC, UV, mass spectrometry, and other analytical detection techniques
Ability to think critically when faced with a wide range of scientific problems
Experience with liquid handling, robotics, and automation
Experience in data analysis, common productivity software, and database management
Experience with Chromeleon software is a plus
Strong communication skills


View all openings

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sanford Burnham - Cancer Cell Biology and Tumor Metabolism


The Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute located in La Jolla, CA, is recruiting Postdoctoral Fellows to study cancer cell biology and tumor metabolism.

The Commisso Lab (www.commissolab.com) is focused on biological discoveries that have the potential to lead to novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. Of particular interest to our laboratory are Ras-driven cancers, such as tumors of the pancreas, colon and lung, which are extremely aggressive and are in urgent need of new and innovative therapies. The biological process that we study in the lab is called macropinocytosis, a fluid-phase form of bulk endocytic uptake, which we have linked to cancer cell metabolism in Ras-mutated tumors.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our research team. The successful candidates will be active participants in a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere. The Postdoctoral Fellow will design and implement experiments using a variety of techniques such as cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, and animal tumor models to help understand cancer cell metabolic dependencies at the molecular level. The main goal is to identify and develop novel therapeutic targets and to discover therapeutic agents to treat Ras-driven cancers.


Experimental bench science is an essential requirement, as well as the ability to present and discuss data. A research background in cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry or developmental biology is required and prior experience with mouse models, cell signaling, and/or microscopy is preferred.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate the ability to successfully spearhead a research project by having first author publications in reputable and high impact journals (published, submitted or soon to be submitted).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV. The last page of the CV should include the contact information (e-mail address and phone number) for three references. The PDF files should be emailed to Dr. Cosimo Commisso at ccommisso@sbpdiscovery.org.

Start date is flexible and positions are available starting immediately.

Postdoctoral Position at Chem-H Institute at Stanford

Openings for Postdoctoral Fellows

H.T. Soh Lab, Chem-H Institute

Position Summary

The H.T. Soh Laboratory at the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University develops novel materials and biosensors for the early detection and personalized treatment of diseases (http://sohlab.stanford.edu/).

We invite participants for postdoctoral research fellows in the area of bioinformatics and nucleic acid chemistry and technology.

Position Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. This information must be sent via email (sohlab@ee.stanford.edu). Salary and duration of the position will be commensurate with experience.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opporunities: Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program

The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows.

More information can be found at: SCIT Program: http://med.stanford.edu/scitprogram.html

Latitude Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Open Position

See more information for this opportunity here.

Scientific Curator Position, 23andMe

More details can be found here.

Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Education

The Chemistry Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire a postdoc in chemical education. Details regarding the nature and responsibilities of the position as well as the application procedure can be found here:

Calgene Postdoc Opportunities

San Diego:

San Francisco


Postdoc Research Position at the University of Virginia Department of Chemistry

Research Associate Position: The University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Charles W. Machan. The field of study will be development of catalysts for the electrochemical activation of water and oxygen with a focus on bimetallic molecular electrocatalysts. This research project will include the design of new materials for immobilizing these catalysts on electrodes and photoelectrodes. The projects are highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems. Further information about Professor Machan and his research can be found at cwmachan.com.

Questions should be addressed to Professor Machan at machan@virginia.edu.

More information about the application process and where to submit can be found here.

Merck & Co - Entry Level Position Openings in Discovery Chemistry (San Francisco and Boston areas)

I am reaching out on behalf of Merck & Co to let you and the department at UCSD know that we currently have several entry level PhD positions open in Discovery Chemistry across the Merck Network (primarily in San Francisco and Boston Areas). We also have positions open in our Modalities Group, with an emphasis on peptide experience, and in our Chemical Biology Group. We are looking for candidates who would complete a PhD in chemistry in 2016 or will be finishing a Postdoc within a year.

I will be collecting CV's from candidates to give to our recruiting committee, and in addition, all potential candidates must apply online to: http://www.merck.com/careers/us_home.html

Thank you, and please let me know if you need more information

Helen Mithcell, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, WP14-2
Merch Research Laboratories
P.O. Box 4, 770 Sumneytown Pike
West Point, PA 19486
Tel +1 (215) 652 3007
Fax +1 (215) 652 7310

Department of Homeland Security – Applications for Summer 2017 Internship Program Now Open

Graduate students interested in summer internships in the field of National Security are advised that the US Department of Homeland Security is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2017 internship program. Stipends are provided, travel expenses are covered, but unfortunately this opportunity is limited to U.S. Citizens only, and they are looking for students in HS-STEM fields, such as (but not limited to): Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

Please see the DHS HS-STEM Program Overview for more information and instructions on how to apply.

We will be posting more job opportunities at chemblog.ucsd.edu