Friday, September 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 11th - Faith and Environment Panel: Empowering the Care of Creation

Villanova University's Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education will have a panel to learn how faith and sustainability work together to create a better future for all.   Panelists will discuss how their faith can drive sustainability efforts around the world and here at home.   Panelists included:  Gaye Burpee (Catholic Relief Services), Dan Misleh (Catholic Climate Covenant) and Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (Ret), Director of the Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State, former Chair of the Navy's Task Force on Climate Change.  
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 11th in Bartley 1011

Thursday October 2, 2014 - From St. Francis to Pope Francis to You: Creating a Climate for Solidarity

Villanova University's Center for Peace and Justice Education and the Center for Energy and Environmental Education will present a series of short presentations, videos, and discussions that will help us uncover how the world is changing, and who has felt the negative impacts the most.  Learn how climate change affects the world's poor.   Prof. Chara Armon and Prof. Will Stehl will serve as facilitators. 
4:00 pm, Thursday, October 2, 2014 in Bartley 1011

BIOMED Virtual Grad School Fair - September 30th & October 22, 2014

You are invited to attend the Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair on September 30 and October 22, 2014.  The Biomed Virtual Grad Fair will allow you to have your admissions questions answered by representatives from 30+ graduate institutions during this live 2 day event.
  • Register now to attend the FREE virtual fair to learn more about Graduate Schools of Biomedical Sciences Programs
  • Save your valuable time by meeting school representatives in live chat sessions online
  • Have your questions answered without ever leaving the comfort of your computer
  • Only a One-Time Registration required to meet multiple schools
  • Option to upload your CV prior to the event (CV upload not required to participate)
  • Register at

Department of Chemistry LEHIGH UNIVERSITY Open House Event on October 25th

The Department of Chemistry LEHIGH UNIVERSITY is pleased to announce that the College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is hosting an Open House Event on Saturday, October 25 from 9:30 am - 2 pm.  Students can use the following link to register:  The Chemistry Department will be hosting a concurrent poster session.   Students who attend the event will meet with faculty and current graduate students to learn about graduate studies in chemistry and biochemistry at Lehigh.  Light refreshments will be served.  The $75 application fee will be waived for anyone who attends this event and applies for graduate studies in the Chemistry Department.   Please email JoAnn DeSalvatore ( with any questions.  For more information on the chemistry department go to:

Thursday, September 25, 2014

November 1st - Graduate Student Open House - BRYN MAWR COLLEGE

The Department of Chemistry at BRYN MAWR COLLEGE invites you to attend our Graduate Student Open House on Saturday, November 1st.   Please contact Professor Jason Schmink by email to register:   and to get further information.
Bryn Mawr College is located at 101 North Meriod Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA  19010

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pharmaceutical Sciences department

Merck & Co. Inc., established in 1891, is a global research-driven pharmaceutical company dedicated to putting patients first.  The Analytical Sciences group within the Pharmaceutical Sciences department at Merck is looking to identify high potential students in chemistry or related discipliens that will be graduating in the December/January timeframe for possible positions (BS or MS students).  The roles will be centered in either Rahway, NJ or West Point, PA    Please contact Brian Regler, Ph.D. for more information or to apply.
Join us and experience our culture first-hand — one of strong ethics & integrity, diversified experiences, exceptional science and a resounding passion for improving human health.  As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.  We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our Analytical Sciences group located at our West Point PA or Rahway NJ site.  In this role, you would be developing and utilizing characterization techniques to support product formulation development for new Merck products.  In particular, product support includes:
           Analytical methods development and validation
           Analytical investigations
           Process and product characterization
           Developing novel analytical experiments and techniques to predict drug product performance
           Clinical study support

           Completing above tasks in an accurate and timely manner
Effective interaction with other technical, regulatory, research and manufacturing groups is critical.  You'll have the opportunity to work with teams comprised of scientists and non-scientists, to effectively coordinate efforts and track the progress for multiple projects, and to provide technical leadership on interdivisional initiatives.
You would also support the implementation of new technology, including developing expertise in specialized equipment or techniques such as HPLC, LC/MS, GC/MS, Spectroscopy, and Dissolution. You would also keep abreast of innovative and novel scientific developments in the pharmaceutical industry by presenting papers at meetings, attending seminars, and reading relevant literature

Friday, April 25, 2014

Career Growth Network of GlaxoSmithKline - 2 Day Program

Don't miss your opportunity to sign-up today for a 2-day program to learn about different career paths you can pursue in a pharmaceutical company with a scientific degree.  Program includes: 
  • speakers from various disciplines across R&D
  • networking with GSK employees
  • lab tours
  • breakfast & lunch provided
This program will take place on Tuesday, May 20th from 8am-3pm & Wednesday, May 21st from 8am-3pm.   Please contact Kimberly Palladino for additional details on program participation. 

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Nonprofit and Government Career Fair at St. Joseph's University - April 3, 2014 from 10-1:00

Nonprofit and Government Career Fair - Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at St. Joseph's University Athletic Center.   St. Joseph's Career Center will host this even, which is co-sponsored with Villanova University and the Nonprofit Career Fair Consortium.   Past non-profit fairs have attracted 500+ students/alumni from over 40 area colleges and universities.  More than 70 non-profit organizations, representing issues ranging from the arts to human services/education to environmental concerns, have participated each year.  Click below to view the participating organizations to date.

There will be a workshop:  Landing a Job in the Federal Government - 10am - 12pm Hosted by U.S. OPM.  For admittance into the fair, please bring a copy of your resume.

There will be a shuttle from Pike Lot to St. Joseph on the day of the event - approximate times:  Leave Pik Lot - 9:30, 10:30 - 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.   Leave St. Joseph's Athletic Center:  10, 11am, Noon and 1 PM

For additional information:


Job Opportunity at Innospec Fuel Specialities, LLC

Innospec Fuel Specialties is looking for soon to be or recent graduates for a full-time entry-level Applications Chemist position in Newark, DE.  This is an entry-level opening with growth potential is available for an Applications Chemist to work for NASDAQ-listed global petroleum additive company with over eighty years of heritage.   The Applications Chemist is responsible for carrying out detailed performance testing on petroleum products using industry test methods.  The exact activities assigned to this position will depend on the qualifications, skill set and experience of the successful candidate.   The successful candidate will perform and/or supervise fuel applications tests, coordinate multiple projects utilizing knowledge of chemistry, raw materials and analysis techniques, write technical reports on testing procedures and results, and provide rapid and professional customer service support, with timely, scientifically robust and commercially-sound responses to enquiries and complaints.   Ideally, candidates should possess the following qualifications and qualities:  BS degree in chemistry preferred; other physical sciences degrees will be considered, ability to effectively communicate internally and externally with customers and scientific associates, strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface across all functions/teams, sense of urgency to achieve results, adaptive, etc.  If you are interested, please contact Ms. Nicole Valentine (

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program - Fall 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is pleased to announce the continuation of the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program to help provide educational opportunities for future generations of scientists. In addition to investing in the world’s future scientific endeavors, Thermo Fisher Scientific prides itself on our eco-friendly operations and products, along with working with customers, industry, and the scientific community to advance environmental management and science.

The Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program for the Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships, to be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester.

In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.

Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website. Applications will be accepted until 2:59:59 p.m. CT on August 1, 2014. Each application will be reviewed and evaluated by a scholarship committee and announced to the chosen recipients by August 14, 2014. We strongly encourage all students that meet the scholarship award criteria to apply for this great scholarship! All questions regarding the scholarship may be directed to

Chemical Heritage Foundation Trip - April 4th visit

Reminder from Dr. Abby O'Connor, Chemistry Department TCNJ who moderates the TCNJ student Chemists association chapter.    An event is being organized by president, Taylor Maney   This event is a visit to the chemical heritage museum with dinner to follow.   I encourage your students to attend this event as it will be an awesome opportunity to network with other students and chemistry professionals. Our student chapter and local section were awarded a grant for this event and would like to encourage local area student chapters to collaborate on future events. People that are interested can Visit  to reserve your spot today! If you have any questions you can contact me directly.

The CHF visit, alone, is free! Funded by an Interchapter Relations Grant, students need only pay $5 (non-students $25) through if they are interested in dinner afterwards at Karma Restaurant & Bar (valued at $30). We already have many students and some local section members interested, but we need our final count soon so we may reserve our space at the restaurant.

Please let us know!

Taylor Maney
TCNJ Student Chemists Association, President

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sigma Xi Student Research Day - Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Thomas Jefferson University Chapter of Sigma Xi presents Sigma Xi Student Research Day on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 from 9 am to 7 pm.  Abstract Submission:  February 3rd to March 3rd, 2014.   Please go to for further information, submission and registration.  There will be  poster presentations by undergraduate, graduate and medical students; no submission fee; prizes awarded for best poster as selected by a panel of judges; New Special Prize category for Sigma Xi members; Potter Lecture by Dr. Gavril Pasternak at 4:00 pm with a reception following the lecture.