Position: Scientist/ Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry, DMPK/Analytical

University of Toronto Mississauga

Position: Scientist/ Postdoctoral Fellow/ Research Associate, Mass Spectrometry, DMPK/Analytical Chemist

Term: 1 Year Contract, possibility of renewal or full time position after 1 year.

Location: Mississauga, Ontario

Start date: Immediate
Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; select applicants will be contacted for an interview.

How to apply: send your CV and a cover letter to Diana.Kraskouskaya@utoronto.ca

About the Gunning Group: Our group specializes in small molecule drug discovery, with projects aimed at the development of improved therapies for most aggressive cancers. Our current ~40-member team is comprised of medicinal chemists, in vitro biologists, biochemists, molecular and cell biologists and in vivo biologists. We are currently looking for an expert in mass spectrometry to support the in vitro and in vivo DMPK studies of our drug discovery programs.

Skills: An ideal candidate would be a self-motivated person with demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision, have strong interpersonal skills and excellent problem solving skills. The candidate should have a strong scientific knowledge. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must.

Education: a minimum of MSc in analytical chemistry, pharmacology or a related field.

Experience: min 5 Yr experience in hands-on mass spectrometry studies; Experience with DMPK studies is preferred, PhD/MSc work counts toward the experience. Experience in preparation of samples for the LC-MS/MS analysis, including sample extraction and purification from cells and biological tissues, including but not limited to blood, plasma, brain homogenates, skin biopsies. Experience in Met-ID; analysis, storage and interpretation of the LC-MS/MS data; maintenance and operation of the LC-MS/MS instrument. Experience in grant writing is an asset.

Instruments: Expertise in the operation of LC-MS/MS is mandatory. Experience operating Waters instruments is preferred.

Knowledge and training: DMPK and Met-ID experiments; pharmacology; knowledge of proteomics is an asset.

Duties: Lead projects involving mass spectrometry studies; design and perform DMPK, Met-ID and protein ID studies, procure and maintain the inventory of reagents and consumables, maintain the inventory of samples, operate and maintain LC-MS/MS, HPLC, and MS instruments, maintain and organize experimental data records, provide needed training to students and oversee their work, maintain well organized experimental and regulatory documentation, maintain the organization and cleanliness of the laboratory space, maintain and arrange for all permits required for the operation of the lab, assist in the preparation of grant applications. The candidate is expected to be driven by scientific excellency as well as cost- and process-efficiency approach in his/her day-to-day operations.


Visiting Faculty Positions at The University of Toledo

The Department of Chemistry at The University of Toledo invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position.  This position, which is subject to budgetary approval, will begin August 20, 2018.  A Ph.D. degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred.  Candidates with a masters’ and a minimum of three (3) years teaching experience also will be considered.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in general or organic chemistry.  Opportunities for research collaboration with the current faculty are also possible, and, in fact encouraged for further professional development.

 The main campus of The University of Toledo is very attractive and located in a suburban community.  The University is a comprehensive state institution with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 students.  The University offers competitive salaries and an excellent package of benefits to its faculty.  Further information on the department can be found on the departmental website (http://www.utoledo.edu/as/chemistry.index.html).  Applicants should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three references to utchem@utoledo.edu.  The Department encourages applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  The University of Toledo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

Positions available at the University of Mount Union

The department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Mount Union has two positions available beginning August 2018.  The first is a one-year sabbatical replacement.  This would be a great opportunity for a newly minted Ph.D. who wishes to obtain teaching experience.  We are a small (2200 undergraduate) comprehensive university in which teaching is a priority.  This position would teach only general chemistry in the first semester, with the opportunity to expand into the area of interest in the spring.

The second position is for a general chemistry lab coordinator.  This is a permanent position for a BS chemistry to prep all of our general chemistry labs.

General Chemistry Lab Coordinator Mount Union

Sabbatical Replacement Mount Union 18-19

SOURCE Summer Lunch and Learn seminar schedules

On behalf of SOURCE, I am pleased to share the schedules for our summer seminar series for undergraduate researchers. As you may know, these seminars take place every TuesdayWednesday and Thursday during the lunch hour (noon to 1 PM). Presenters include a variety of professionals from campus offices as well as some of the faculty mentors of the researchers. Attached today are the schedules for the Tuesday and Wednesday seminars; the Thursday schedule will be shared soon.
These seminars are open to ALL undergraduates who are carrying out research on campus during the summer, whether or not they are funded by SOURCE. Please let any student and anyone who may have undergraduate students know about these workshops and invite them to attend! We do request an RSVP by the previous Sunday so as to know how much food to order.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at source@case.edu.

[ORA-Funding] New RFP – CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund (CTP)

The Technology Transfer Office is now accepting pre-proposals for the

2018 CWRU Technology Validation & Start-Up Fund Program (CTP)

Key Deadlines:

June 1, 2018 9:00am (CWRU Pre-Proposal due using the approved form).

Qualified proposals will be chosen to advance to the full proposal stage. The deadline for full proposals is June 20, 2018

The $500,000 grants  awarded by the Ohio Third Frontier is managed through the CWRU Technology Transfer Office to help faculty researchers advance and commercialize their innovations. The program aims to accelerate the translation of promising technologies into the marketplace by funding validation work that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability and the ability to support a start-up company.

Funding will support technologies that require validation/proof that will directly impact and enhance commercial viability. Projects must have already advanced beyond basic research and should have the equivalent of a laboratory-scale proof of concept prior to applying for funding.

All proposals must fall into one of these State of Ohio’s technology focus areas:

  • Biomedical/Life Sciences
  • Advanced Materials
  • Energy
  • Software/Information Technology
  • Sensors
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Funding: $100,000 ($50,000 from CTP + $50,000 cost match by awardees)

Funding Period: 12 months

Start Date: September 2018

For more information, please visit our limited submission at:


Discover UChicago: Expenses-Paid Visit Program Application Now Open

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, an expenses-paid visit weekend to be held October 18th-20th, 2018 for candidates traditionally underrepresented in their fields. This program is intended for individuals planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2018 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2019. This exciting event combines workshops on applying to graduate school, individual meetings with faculty, and opportunities to connect with current UChicago students, as well as to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2018. In particular, students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are invited to apply. A full list of participating programs, as well as application requirements and additional guidance, may be found at grad.uchicago.edu/admissions/discover/.

Any questions may be directed to our office at gradadmissions@uchicago.edu.

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Biochemistry teaching position newly available at Denison

The Department of Chemistry at Denison University is searching for current Ph.D. students, recent graduates, or post-docs who would be interested in an opportunity to gain valuable experience in undergraduate (bio)chemical education. The position is a one-year, full-time sabbatical replacement position with primary teaching responsibilities in biochemistry and general chemistry starting in August 2018. Extension to a second year is possible, but cannot be guaranteed. We offer a competitive salary, funds to cover moving expenses, professional development funds, and funding and facilities for research. Click the document below for full description.

Denison biochem job description