Open Position: Senior Lab Coordinator and Instrumentation Manager

The department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Southern Mississippi is currently searching for a Senior Laboratory Manager and Instrumentation Manager. This is a staff position that requires at least an M.S. degree in chemistry or a related discipline. The job responsibilities include teaching junior/senior level laboratory courses (analytical, physical and inorganic chemistry, instrumental analysis) and maintaining the major instrumentation in the department. More details can be found at https://jobs.usm.eduunder posting number 3535.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Dr. #5043
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001

Job – Ursuline College

Adjunct Faculty – Chemistry Department

The Ursuline College Chemistry Department invites applicants for adjunct positions in the areas of: General Chemistry and General Chemistry Laboratory for undergraduate non-science majors.

General Chemistry I classroom teaching, beginning August 24, 2015 through December 16, 2015.  The lecture class is held from 10:00 – 11:20 Monday and Wednesday.

General Chemistry Laboratory teaching, beginning August 24, 2015 through December 9, 2015.  Laboratory class is held Tuesday from 11:30 am – 1:10 am.  Other laboratory times may also be available.

Minimum qualifications include an Master’s or above in a field related to prospective teaching responsibilities; previous college-level teaching experience; excellent communication skills; the ability to work in multicultural settings; and commitment to the mission of the College as a Catholic institution of higher learning is essential.

How to Apply
Submit letter, curriculum vitae, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three current professional references to Sr. Elaine Berkopec, Administrative Assistant for the School of Arts and Sciences, at  Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Visit OSBP with the Ohio State 45th Annual Graduate & Professional Student Recruitment Initiative

The Ohio State Graduate & Professional Student (GPS) Recruitment Initiative is a program to bring diverse senior students to campus to explore graduate school options.  The Office of Diversity & Inclusion sponsors the visits, which include meeting with programs (like the Ohio State Biochemistry Program), workshops on applying to and succeeding in graduate school, meals, hotel accommodations and a small honorarium to defray travel costs.  The event will be Nov. 1-3 this year and has a simple application (please see the flyer below).  GPS students also have application fees waived for most programs (including OSBP).  Because we are able to interview these students early, it makes it much easier for the program to accept the student early and submit graduate fellowship nominations.

GPS is a great way for your students from diverse backgrounds to learn more about OSBP (or other programs, such as Chemistry, Biophysics, Neuroscience, or Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology).  GPS has a very broad definition of diversity, including ethnic, cultural and economic (including first generation college students), as well as students with disabilities.

If you are or know a rising senior student from a diverse background who wishes to visit OSU and learn more about OSBP, please apply as soon as possible, and by the Sept. 30 deadline.

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GPS 2015 Flyer 1

GPS 2015 Flyer 2

Undergraduate Research & Visitation Day

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Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Baxter International Inc. is a global diversified healthcare company that couples its dedication to excellence and its passion for innovation with its unique combination of expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology to advance patient care worldwide. To celebrate and promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Baxter’s Young Investigator Awards seek to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. Baxter invites current graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the United States to submit descriptions of ongoing research. The Baxter Young Investigator Awards program consists of two tiers; first tier awards include a $2,000 cash prize and an onsite visit to present the award-winning research. Second tier awards will receive a $500 cash prize.

Scope and Criteria of the Award

Competitive applications will clearly and concisely describe active research that involves one or more of the following areas.

  • Instrumental and Analytical Sciences: Innovative analytical and imaging technologies and methods to determine chemical composition and to elucidate structure from atomic to macroscopic scales.
  • Life Sciences: Innovation in clinical pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacokinetics and toxicological methods with an emphasis on biomarkers, in vitro alternatives to in vivo methods, and novel models of safety and efficacy with emphasis on drugs, devices or biologics.
  • Medical Device Engineering: Innovation relevant to drug preparation and administration devices, infection control and sterilization technologies, manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing and 3-D printing, fluid mechanics of drug delivery (e.g., IV, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal), patient monitoring, sensing/ control technologies, novel medical plastics/materials/membranes, and computational modeling (e.g,. CFD/FEA) of these areas. We are also requesting entries related to Human Factors Engineering, specifically research intended to reduce healthcare related use-errors.
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences: Innovation in the formulation, characterization, or manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms, with an emphasis on injectable routes of administration, biologics/biosimilars, oncolytics and other critical care therapies, conceptually innovative mechanisms of drug delivery, lyophilization, sterilization technologies, and pharmaceutical advances that improve efficacy or patient safety.
  • The selection committee will more strongly consider those projects which clearly demonstrate direct relevance to the following therapeutic and product areas:
    • Renal, e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement, and multi-organ extracorporeal support
    • Surgical care, e.g., hemostats, sealants and inhaled anesthetics
    • Fluid systems, e.g., intravenous fluids, parenteral nutrition, oncolytics, compounding, infusion devices, and health information technology solutions and services.

Research Description

The application should clearly describe the connection between the research and the above critical care therapies or products. The length should not exceed two pages (including figures and references), with 1″ margins and font size ≥12pt. The applicant’s scientific advisor should also send a letter that confirms the enrollment or postdoctoral status, details the applicant’s contribution to the research, distinguishing it from the efforts of other supporting team members, and establishes the significance of the contribution to its relevant scientific discipline. Although these letters should be concise, the scientific advisor is welcome to discuss unique circumstances which may be relevant to the applicant’s contribution.


All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows and must be primarily responsible for the research described. All successful applicants must commit to briefly presenting their results at the annual Young Investigator Awards ceremony to be held on September 15, 2015 at Baxter’s R&D facility located in Round Lake, Illinois.

Details and Conditions

The presentation will be recorded for broadcast at a later date and shared with Baxter’s worldwide facilities. Some content may be made public through Baxter’s website or through other avenues.  Baxter will cover the cost of travel to and from the awards ceremony, as well as the cost of accommodations for the nights before and after the ceremony for those traveling from outside the Chicago area.

Application Deadline

Research descriptions and letters should be submitted no later than June 30, 2015.

Safety Officer Job Opportunity


Consumer Safety Officers

Are you interested in being a part of consumer protection?  If yes, consider a career with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  as a Consumer Safety Officer.   The FDA advertises all of their vacancies on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website.  The website address is: Check the website often! We have positions opening June 8th, 2015!


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is one of the Nation’s oldest and most respected consumer protection agencies. Simply stated it’s mission is to :

  • To promote and protect the public health by helping safe and effective products reach the market in a timely way
  • To monitor products for continued safety after they are in use
  • To help the public get the accurate, science-based information needed to improve healthEvery day, every American comes in contact with a host of FDA-regulated products.  In fact, FDA-regulated products account for about 25 cents of every consumer dollar spent.  Regulated products include:  Food, Cosmetics, Biologics, Human Drugs, Veterinary Products, Medical Devices, Radiation Emitting Electronic Products, and Tobacco Products.That include at least 30 semester hours in one or a combination of science courses and/or specialized experience to demonstrate particular knowledge and skills.  Science courses include the following and others:
    • Biologics
    • Chemistry
    • Epidemiology
    • Food technology
    • Nutrition
    • Nursing 
  • Requirements of the position:
    • Medical science
    • Engineering
    • Veterinary Science
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical sciences
    • Mathematics
  • The FDA is looking for individuals with Science Based Degrees:
    • Must be a U.S. citizen
    • This position has a minimum education requirement
    • Will be required to complete a background investigation
    • Must operate a motor vehicle safely and possess a valid driver’s license
    • Will be required to travel up to 50% of the time.Duty Location:
    • Please check the vacancy announcement for additional locations thoughout the U.S.


Secure Career, Competitive Salary and Benefits



Ø  Job Security

ü  Salary/steady income

Ø  Personal/Sick Leave/Holidays

ü  Paid personal (annual) and sick leave

ü  10 paid holidays per year

Ø  Paid training



Ø  Federal Employee Health Benefit  Program

ü  Federal government pays up to 75% of medical premiums

ü   Federal dental & vision program with competitive rates



Ø  Thrift Savings Plan—similar to 401(k)

Ø  Flexible savings accounts

Ø  Long term care insurance

Ø  Credit for military service

Ø  Federal retirement plan

Ø   Federal Employees Group Life Insurance


If you are interested in APPLYING here is what you need to know:

  • You must have an active USA JOBS account:
  • You must complete an on-line application during the open period of the vacancy announcement
  • You must submit ALL required documents (including transcripts) by the closing date of the announcement
  • You must meet ALL required qualifications by the closing date of the announcement
  • You must carefully review the vacancy announcement to ensure a complete application is submitted
  • HR will not modify, change or contact you regarding the accuracy or completeness of your application
  • You can use your USA JOBS account to monitor your application status

Is Your RESUME Ready?

Your resume must include your qualifying education or employment including: job title; dates of employment (mm/dd/yy); hours per week and a detailed description of your duties and how they meet the minimum job qualifications.  You are encouraged you to review the USAJOBS Resource Center website aid to ensure your resume will be ready to help qualify you for a career as a CSO:

Are you eligible for An Excepted Service Appointment in the Federal Government? 


OPM provides excepted service hiring authorities to fill special jobs or to fill any job in unusual or special circumstances under Schedule A , and the Veteran’s Recruitment Appointment (VRA).  These excepted service authorities enable agencies to hire when it is not feasible or not practical to use traditional competitive hiring procedures, and can streamline hiring.  FDA is committed to supporting the hiring of persons with disabilities and veterans.    If you meet the requirements of these appointment authorities you can be considered for employment non-competitively.   Consult, for more information on how to apply non-competitively.  Additionally, the Office of Regulatory Affairs is currently collecting resumes/documentation for review by the Office of Human Resources to share with prospective hiring managers.    To potentially be considered for one of these appointments, please send your resume and supporting documentation to for review.  All packages should indicate which position(s) you are requesting to be considered for.  Once packages are reviewed you will be notified of the result.


Examples of supporting documents include but are NOT limited to:

  • Transcripts (unofficial or official – must be in English)
  • Veterans’ Preference as applicable
  • DD-214 (Member 4 copy), If active duty, statement of current service
  • SF-15 – Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
  • Letter from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs certifying service-connected disability

Teaching Jobs for Chemistry Majors

Jobs for Chemistry Teachers at Independent/Private College-Prep Schools


STA is the nation’s most experienced educational placement service.  We serve nearly 600 of the South and Mid-Atlantic regions’ top private and independent schools. STA has helped great schools hire great teachers since 1902.


Current openings for Science teachers: 134    (for Chemistry teachers: 43)   Geographic list: Jobs for Science Teachers


Hiring Expectations at Independent/Private Schools

  • Schools focus on academic credentials and on skills in communicating and building relationships with teenagers.  Many new STA teacher candidates are experienced camp counselors and recreation league coaches.
  • A degree in secondary/science education and some student-teaching experience can be advantageous, but they aren’t prerequisites.  Schools hire Chemistry majors to teach Chemistry, and they provide new faculty members with ongoing support and professional development.
  • Candidates for these teaching positions generally have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.


STA Application Process 

  • Start the process as soon as possible!  There is no fee.  STA’s services are free to candidates. Click here to apply online.
  • Once you’re accepted as an STA candidate, a Placement Counselor will contact you and begin working with you to find the right professional fit for your skills and interests as a teacher, a coach, a co-curricular program leader, and an enthusiastic new member of an outstanding school community.

Apply today!   

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