Monday, November 17, 2014

Summer REU The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron

The College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron will be offering a competitive summer research experience (REU) program for the Summer of 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, The University of Akron and corporate sponsors.  Students will participate in an 11-week internship to investigate a fundamental question within the broad disciplines of polymer science and polymer engineering, including chemistry, physics, characterization, and biomaterials.  These interns will take part in research and career devleopment activities, discussions outline their research progress and visits to regional companyies.   The summer will culminate with an oral or poster presentation of each intern's research results at the Northeast Ohio NSF-REU Undergraduate Research Conference.  Stipends will be $7,000 which will include $2,000 to be used for on-campus housing.   The program begins on Tuesday, May 26, 2014 and will end Friday, August 7, 2015.  For further information, please visit our website:  Please encourage qualified students to apply.  The application deadline is Friday, Febraury 6, 2015.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ACS "A Career Workshop on Non-Research Careers for Bachelor's and Master's Level Chemists"


A Career Workshop on Non-Research Careers for Bachelor's and Master's Level Chemists
Saturday, November 15, 2014
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Howard Gittis Community Center
Temple University
1755 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

This workshop focusing on Bachelor's- and Master's-level chemists, explores opportunities that go beyond the lab bench. Perhaps you are finishing school and are just beginning to think that the bench is not for you. Or perhaps you were displaced from a large company and want to try something different that also utilizes your chemical skill set. This workshop is the place to learn about new ideas from people who have successfully made this transition beyond the bench. 

The format for this workshop will be a brief introduction by our panelists, followed by a timed networking session with the panelists and a question and answer session with questions provided by you!  Our panelists include:

*  Bill Smith (Chemistry Teacher, Bristol Borough School District)
*  Mandy Martino (Sr. Regulatory Affairs Manager, Amedra Pharmaceuticals)
*  Elizabeth Secord (Quality Assurance Specialist, Bristol-Myers Squibb)
*  Shawn Springfield (Director of Business Development, Asymchem)
*  Reba Holley (Senior Field Application Specialist, SPEware Corporation) 

Please join us for this exciting and informative event!

A $10 refundable deposit will be charged for this event.  To receive your refund for attending the event, you must register for the event and pay the deposit through the Eventbrite website, present the ticket generated by Eventbrite at the event and attend the event.  Tickets are transferrable, so if you cannot attend the event, please give your ticket to someone who can so that you can receive the refund.

To register for this event, please visit

Walk-ins are welcome to attend, however, all walk-ins without a transferred ticket will be charged a $10 non-refundable admission fee at the door -- no exceptions!

Please note well!  If you registered for the event, and paid the $10 deposit and you do not attend the event and otherwise present your ticket, you forfeit your $10 deposit to the ACS Philadelphia Section.  The proceeds of all forfeited deposits and walk-in admission fees will be used by the ACS Philadelphia Section to fund future Career Services programming.

Summer Industrial Internships for Sophomores and Juniors SCI Scholars Program

Exceptional sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry and chemical engineering are encouraged to apply for a prestigious 10-week internship through the SCI Scholars Program. Over thirty scholars will be chosen for summer 2015. SCI Scholars will receive $6,000-$10,000+ for a ten-week internship, a certificate, and an additional $1000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS meeting. Applications are due December 19, 2014. Interested students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 should visit after October 15 to apply.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences SURF program

The Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences sponsors a 10-week research program for outstanding undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences.  Students who are accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing.  Four exceptional students will be selected and named "Rubin and Sarah Shaps Scholars."   Domestic and international undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedically related sciences to apply to the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.   Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.   The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks.  The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1, 2015.   Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 15.  Please go to to apply.   In addition to the application form and essay, applicants should submit an official transcript and two letters of recommendation.  These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic credentials or, if applicable, written by the research advisor(s). 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

University of Texas Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Summer Programs

UT Southwestern of Dallas, Texas is offering three summer research programs this summer.   The SURF program's application is available on-line at  This program runs from June 1, 2015 through August 7, 2015 and carries $4,000 in support.  In addition to submitting an on-line application, due February 9, 2015,  included uploading transcripts, your reference letters must be received by February 9, 2015.   For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720,

Quantitative and Physical Sciences SURF has the program dates, support and deadline as the SURF program above.   For on-line application   and further information    For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720, 

Study of Kidney Disease SURISKD has the program dates, support and deadline as the SURF and QPSURF programs above.  For on-line application  and further information .  For additional information, please call Vanessa Powell 214-648-0720, 

Monday, October 6, 2014

GOLEAD Program at University of Delaware - November 22, 2014

The University of Delaware (UD) is asking for your help in identifying talented undergraduate students to participate in the GOLEAD (Graduate Opportunities: Learn, Engage And Discover) program on November 22, 2014. The program aims to increase enrollment of students from underrepresented backgrounds in PhD studies in the "chemical sciences" by informing and inspiring talented seniors on the benefits of a graduate education in the following three areas: Chemistry/Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering.

This all-expense-paid weekend will include interactive workshops, engaging presentations, and exciting networking events.

To participate, students who might consider a PhD in the chemical sciences must be nominated by a faculty member from an institute of higher education.  If you know of a promising junior or senior student who may benefit from GOLEAD, please nominate them using this simple form.

Nominated students will be asked to complete a short application that includes unofficial transcripts and a short statement of purpose.  All application materials must be completed by October 13th.  See website for complete timeline.

The goal of GOLEAD is to increase the diversity of qualified applicants to PhD programs in science and engineering throughout the United States and it is modeled after the highly successful MIT ACCESS program.  While this program is hosted at UD, participation neither obligates seniors to apply nor guarantees future admission for study at UD. 

If you have any questions about the program, please do not hesitate to contact the GOLEAD program staff at

Thursday, October 2, 2014

DuPont is hiring Villanova Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Students - October 7, 2014 at 5:30 in Mendel 115

DuPont representatives are holding an information session for our Associate Investigator Research Program and wish to extend an invitation to you.   We have challenging full-time career positions available for Bachelor's and Master's Chemical Engineers and Chemistry graduates.   Please plan to come to the event to find out if the opportunities at DuPont are a match for your background, skills and interests.   Please bring your resume!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
at 5:30 pm
Mendel Science Hall 115

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.

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;

NSF's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, & Sciences at Univeristy of Southern California

The University of Southern California's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences are soliciting applications to their summer undergraduate research program. This is a eight-week (June 15 - August 9, 2014) program and is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in their Chemistry Department. Housing, student health insurance, and travel costs are covered by the department and students will also receive a stipend. Sophomores and juniors who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting:   Application deadline is February 24, 2013. For more information, please contact Anahit Martirosyan by email at

Friday, January 31, 2014

Villanova University Department of Chemistry's 2014 Summer Research

Each year, the Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate students opportunities to work on an independent research project with a faculty mentor. These are paid positions that are supported through faculty research grants and other funds available to the Department.

I encourage you to meet with Chemistry faculty to discuss research opportunities in their laboratories, both in the summer and during the school year. I also suggest speaking with your classmates and with our graduate students about the research they are doing.

Applications for Summer Undergraduate Research (SUGR) Fellowships (sent to you by email) should be completed with a faculty mentor and returned to the Chemistry office by Friday, March 14, 2014. Awards will be announced by the week of March 31. The number of awards depends on funding available.

In addition to funding summer research students through faculty research grants and the Department, we are offering several competitive fellowships thanks to the Dr. Ronald Magolda Undergraduate Research Fund, the James J. and Ann M. O'Malley Fund for Undergraduate Research, and Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri. Prior research experience is required for both the Magolda and Silvestri awards, while the O’Malley award is for first time researchers or those with little research experience. If you wish to be considered for one of these competitive fellowships, you need to provide an additional brief statement (maximum of 250 words) describing your career objectives and how receiving one of these fellowships will help you attain them. 
Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program 2014-15

The Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) is pleased to announce the tenth annual Call for Proposals for the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) Program. Undergraduates from all of the Colleges may apply for funding to undertake a scholarly research project with a Faculty Sponsor. Research projects will be conducted during the summer and students funded by the program will receive a stipend of $3,500 for their summer projects. Details of the VURF application process can be found at the following website: The application deadline is Monday, March 10, 2014.
Summer Housing 2014-15
CURF is also accepting applications for summer housing ( The application deadline is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 

 If you are interested in summer housing, I encourage you to apply at the same time as the Chemistry SUGR Fellowship program as the Department can offer a limited number of room and board awards.

I look forward to seeing you in the Department this summer!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Job Opportunity in Tarrytown, NY at Regeneron

A recent grad, Matthew Blizinski  joined  Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, one of the fastest growing biopharmaceutical companies in the world, in May 2013 as a biotech production specialist, focusing on protein purification of commercial drugs with particular emphasis on affinity, ion exchange, and hydrophobic interaction chromatography. Now that he is in a position to help current students, he contacted us to pass along his contact information (Matthew Blizinski, biotech production specialist II, for any graduating students interested in working in the pharmaceutical industry. Regeneron, stationed out of Tarrytown, NY, is a great place for young professionals and would ideal for students graduating with science degree from Villanova University.  Please contact him if you are interested.