Friday, October 30, 2009

Career Service OCR bulletin

The On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) Bulletin is available.

These bulletins announce the companies who are conducting up-coming campus interviews. Recruiting Bulletins are also posted on the Career Services website.

Network - is the weekly E-newsletter that is college-specific and sent to students each Thursday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

MATCH Corps Fellowships

The MATCH Corps is an urban education service year program at the MATCH High and Middle Schools, both open-admission Charter Public Schools in Boston, MA. The MATCH mission is to close the academic achievement gap that our almost entirely minority student body faces, and prepare each of the urban youths at our school to succeed in college.

Corps members work 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 with 5-6 MATCH students every day, paired with them at the beginning of the year, tutoring them in their classroom subjects and on SAT, AP, and MCAS tests. The Corps, who live in dorm housing in the High School and in apartments near the Middle School, also have secondary duties as teaching assistants and administrative assistants, as well as running clubs, coaching sports, and powering extracurricular activities.

Corps members go on to teaching or administrative positions (often staying on at MATCH), as well as a variety of grad schools (law, medicine, education, etc.) and to positions as public policy leaders and social advocates.

Corps members have the option to take part in the MATCH Teacher Training Program during their Corps year, a program designed to produce unusually effective and confident first-year teachers.

MATCH has received much recognition since it opened its doors in the fall of 2000 for its rigorous, innovative approach to urban education. In 2007, MATCH was named by US News & World Report at one of the nation’s top-100 High Schools, and in 2008 was similarly recognized by Newsweek as one of the top-25 High Schools in the country.

To apply for a MATCH Corps Fellowship, please visit their application page.

Full and part-time openings at JRFA

JRFAmerica has both full-time and part-time positions in their Residue Chemistry Laboratories in King of Prussia, PA. They are located on the Arkema Technical Campus at 900 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA. (Near the King of Prussia Mall and Valley Forge)

I. Student Technicians: a part-time position

The starting salary would be $15 to $17 per hour and would be dependent upon experience level and available time slots. Currently we are looking for daytime hours (our starting time is 8 AM to 5 or 6PM daily).

Duties would include: Log-in of residue / tissue samples; some sample processing (using a Hobart food processor or equivalent; some assistant work in wet chemistry techniques (maceration of tissues using a Tissumizer or reflux extractions + clean-up of the sample extract using SPE cartridges or other techniques + derivatization for some compounds + final dilutions). Following the wet chemistry portion, the technician will be able to see how to operate (and if they are at a high skill level) and possibly participate in HPLC or UPLC – MS/MS detection and metabolite identification techniques.

II. Chemists: Typically 1-3 years of experience

Duties would include: Trace analysis for residues in plant and animal tissues; air and water samples; soil samples. Development and validation of analytical methodology to detect trace level (ppb or ppt) of one of more analytes in various complex matrices. Ability to review and understand existing methodologies, prepare protocols, work under regulated conditions (USEPA GLP; FDA GLP; OECD GLP). Candidates to have some instrumental analysis experience. HPLC-MS/MS is a plus. Salary is open based upon the experience of the candidate.

Both positions provide excellent opportunities for new chemists to get industrial experience in trace analysis. Please contact Dr. Amanda Grannas if you are interested.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Southern Teachers Agency interviewing on campus Monday, November 9th

A representative from Southern Teachers Agency will be conducting interviews through Career Services on campus Monday, November 9, 2009 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. If you are interested Please submit your resume by October 29 through GoNOVA.

They are looking for students who are interested in careers as teachers, counselors, coaches, and administrators in private/independent PK-12 schools around the south.

  • STA works with hundreds of schools around the South
  • Certification not required for most middle- and high-school jobs
  • Certification is required for elementary teaching positions
  • Math, science & language majors strongly encouraged to apply
  • Placement services are always FREE for candidates

STA provides personal service as you search for a great teaching job.

Job opportunity at Integral Molecular

Integral Molecular, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA, has permanent, full-time positions available: Laboratory Technician and Research Associate. The application deadline is 10/31/2009, although they will periodically make entry-level hires. So when graduation time come around, please contact them directly.

Company Information: Integral Molecular is a Biotechnology Company that provides innovative solutions for scientific research and drug discovery applications involving cellular and viral integral membrane proteins.

General Application Instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter to with the respective Job ID# (as given below) in Subject line.

Job Title: Research Associate (Permanent, Full time)

Job Description: This position will involve conducting laboratory research and supporting general R&D operations at Integral Molecular. The position will involve both research and production of biomedical research products. You will be working with a dedicated group of scientists on the development and commercialization of biomedical technologies. Projects may involve cell culture, virology, DNA preparation, liquid handling automation, and cell-based assays (western blot, ELISA, immunofluorescence, flow cytometry).

Qualifications: The position requires a Bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, or a related field. 1-2 years of laboratory and cell culture experience is desired. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to learn quickly and follow protocols, and must be attentive to detail.

Application Instructions: Please submit your resume and cover letter to with Job ID# 090306 in the Subject line.

Additional opportunities to present your research

We know you all enjoyed presenting your work at the annual poster session. Here are a couple of additional opportunities you may want to consider for presenting your research.
  • The National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) will bring together undergraduates involved in scholarly and artistic activities from more than 300 colleges and universities in the nation. This year NCUR will be hosted at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana from April 15-17, 2010. This is an incredible opportunity for undergraduate students to present their research at a conference. Abstracts must be submitted online by December 4th. For more information on the conference and submitting an abstract, please visit
  • The Eastern Evaluation Research Society (EERS), a local affiliate of the American Evaluation Association, has issued a Call for Student Proposals for Papers and Posters for their 33rd Annual Conference in Absecon, NJ on April 18-20, 2010. EERS has served evaluators and those interested in evaluation in a wide range of areas such as health care, education, human services, the environment for over 30 years. If your research involves evaluation methods - whether quantitative or qualitative - you should strongly consider submitting a proposal. There is a monetary award for students whose proposals are accepted for presentation. Abstracts must be submitted by December 1st.
If you have additional questions or are interested in submitting an abstract to either event, please contact Jane Morris or Hanna Lee in the Villanova Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (VU-CURF).

Campus Philly LS09 Life Sciences Career Fair

The Campus Philly & the Life Science Career Alliance’s LS09 Life Sciences Career Fair will be held on Thursday, November 19th, from 9:30am – 1:30pm at Thomas Jefferson University. This fair will feature jobs, internships, and educational opportunities in Greater Philadelphia’s life sciences sector. Admission is free, and the intended audience includes college students interested in science, engineering, and business positions in the life sciences sector. It is anticipated that 30-40 employers, 10 graduate programs, and 300-500 students will participate in the fair. Interested graduate students are also welcome.

Positions in biotechnology, bioengineering, scientific research, medical and diagnostic device manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and related business functions such as marketing or accounting will be featured at this event. Students who study science, engineering, liberal arts, or business may also find this event useful. Traditional and allied health care occupations and firms are not included.

For additional information, please visit:


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