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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2014 Louis Stoke Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Research Experience

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has openings for their 2014 Summer Research Program for Undergraduates.  Application Deadline:  March 3, 2014.  This program is for underrepresented STEM students who are US citizens or permanent residents.  There is a stipend and summer housing will be provided.   Program runs from June 8 to August 2, 2014.   Please contact Heather Carbary at for more information

Friday, February 14, 2014

University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science accepting applications for Master's Program in Nanotechnology

The University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science is currently accepting applications for its Master's program in Nanotechnology.   The program has options for Nanotechnology and Energy, Nanotechnology in Health Care, Nanoelectronics and more.   For more information, please visist:   Application deadline for Fall 2014 is March 15, 2014.   Open House is February 18th from 5-6:30 pm, RSVP at

Johns Hopkins Summer Employment Opportunities

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth have job opportunities for this coming Summer. The positions are: teaching assistant, resident assistant, program assistant, general assistant, health assistant, instructor and various administrative positions. Dates are: Session 1 - June 26-July 19; Session 2 - July 19-August 9. For more information, go to: If you would like to contact them please email or call 410-735-6185.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

University of Alabama 2014 Undergraduate Research Participation Program (NSF Supported)

The University of Alabama is pleased to announce their 2014 Undergraduate Research Participation (SURP) program, support by the NSF for students (preferably juniors, who will be seniors in the 2014-2015 academic year) who plan to attend graduate school in chemistry or a related field. Each student who is chosen to participate will receive a $5,000 stipend plus on-campus housing in furnished apartment during the 10-week program (May 25 - August 2, 2014). Please apply online at (There are applications in the Chemistry Majors Student Lounge.) Any questions, please call 205-348-5954. The deadline for receipt of the application is February 28, 2014.

NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins, Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University is now accepting applications for a NSF sponsored REU program in the summer of 2014. This is a ten week program that runs from May 27 to August 1, 2014. (Please note that program dates cannot be modified.)  Campus housing and round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, IN plus a $5,000 stipend. You must be an undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college and have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2014. You need a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. For more information, go to: To apply you need 2 faculty letters of recommendation and an official transcript. Applications submitted by February 14 will receive priority consideration. to apply:

Unviersity of Kansas Undergraduate Summer Program - Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the University of Kansas offers a ten-week program (May 27 to August 1, 2014) for undergraduate students to participate in paid laboratory research. Students will perform independent research under the supervision of faculty members, applying chemical principles to problems involving drugs and related molecules. Undergraduates who have completed their junior year by the beginning of the summer are encouraged to apply, but highly qualified sophomore students will be considered. Participants will receive a competitive stipend plus room and board costs. Applications received before February 14, 2014 will receive priority consideration. To learn more and to apply, please go to the following website: or contact Ann Heptig, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, 2095 Constant Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66047-3729 (785) 864-4820;