USC Chemistry NSF REU Program

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The University of Southern California invites you to apply to their summer undergraduate research program. This ten-week program is an opportunity for students to conduct research in residence in our Chemistry Department. We offer projects in chemistry, biochemistry, and nanoscience. Housing, student health insurance and travel costs are covered by the Chemistry Department, and students will also receive a stipend. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply online by visiting

Please be advised that the application deadline is February 15, 2019.
For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Program Coordinator, Anahit Martirosyan by email at



Upcoming Regional Midwest SACNAS Conference

The University of Chicago’s Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science chapter (UC SACNAS) invites you and your students to attend the 2nd Annual Midwest Regional SACNAS Conference. The chosen theme, Identity and Inclusion in STEM: Empowering Across Boundaries, is intended to celebrate and support the continued success of diverse scientists from all disciplines and professional stages. We ask that you share this information with current undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students who you think might benefit from attending this event.

The event will take place at the University of Chicago on Saturday April 6, 2019.

The conference will feature a notable diversity in STEM advocate as a keynote speaker, several personal and professional development workshops, and research presentations from students in the forms of a poster session and short research talks. There will additionally be recruiters from multiple institutions to discuss graduate school opportunities with attendees.

This is a fantastic opportunity for students and professionals alike, featuring professional development opportunities; a platform to present and discuss cutting-edge research; a tight-knit network of faculty, professionals, and students; opportunities to meet representatives from leading institutions in many fields; and a place to gain a deeper understanding of diverse experiences in STEM.

Registration is now open and the deadline to register is March 1, 2019.

If your students would like their research poster or talk to be considered for a presentation, the deadline for abstract submissions is February 15th, 2019.

For more information on the symposium location, scheduling, and how to volunteer or get involved, please visit our website and RSVP to our Facebook Event. To register to attend the event, please click here.

If you require additional information or have any questions, please email us at

ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Medical Scribes

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Our company is currently looking to recruit students / alumni to work as Medical Scribes in your local area of Cleveland, OH.

The scribe will work one on one with board certified physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for anyone interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician in an emergency department setting.

We offer paid classroom & clinical training. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the department during which we teach extensive medical terminology and appropriate medical/legal charting documentation.

For more information you may also visit our website  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program at

2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences deadline, Feb. 28

A reminder of the Thursday, February 28, deadline for nominations to the 2019 Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences, to be awarded on the topic of Chemistry in Support of Human Health.

The Dreyfus Prize, awarded biennially, recognizes an individual for exceptional and original research in a selected area of chemistry that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize consists of a monetary award of $250,000, a medal, and a certificate.

“Each Dreyfus Prize highlights major accomplishment in a different area of the chemical sciences. We consider, in addition, the promise of benefit to society,” said Matthew Tirrell, chair of the Dreyfus Foundation Scientific Affairs Committee. “In this spirit, there is no greater benefit that chemistry provides to society than the many profound contributions to the science and technology of human health. The field of the chemical sciences is rich with individuals whose work drives our understanding and betterment of human health.”

Further details on the Prize and the nomination procedure are available on the Dreyfus website.

Undergrad 2019 Summer Research opportunity at University of Kansas

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The University of Kansas Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has had an active summer undergraduate research program for more than 43 years.  This 10-week program has been a valuable experience for undergraduate students who are considering a research career in chemical, biological or pharmaceutical sciences.  Many graduates of the program have gone on to pursue graduate degrees and now have a fulfilling research career.

Students should preferably be juniors, although we will consider applications from outstanding sophomores if they will have completed organic chemistry prior to the start of the summer research program.  Competitive stipends will be offered plus room and board.

We anticipate funds to support 5 to 7 students for the summer of 2019.  The 10-week program starts on Monday, May 20 and runs through Friday, July 26.  We very much appreciate your help in recommending your qualified students to us for this program.

Vertex Fellows Program

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The Vertex Fellows program is a unique 1-year experience that combines didactic and hands-on training to educate outstanding young scientists on the science of drug discovery.  Vertex Fellows get to work as part of a team to create transformative medicines for patients with serious diseases, learn about the variety of functions that contribute to getting these medicines to patients, and receive mentorship from senior leaders.  Our goal with the Vertex Fellowship is to attract some of the most talented scientists and physicians to join Vertex for a year of immersive learning about the science of discovering and developing medicines, and, in the process, expose us to innovative ways of thinking.

The response in our first three years was fantastic. Last year we received over 180 high quality applications for a handful of positions.  The Fellows who joined so far are enthusiastic about how much they are learning, and they are already adding value to our teams.  To date, we have welcomed 20 fellows to Vertex from institutions such as Harvard, MIT, UCSD, University of Cambridge, Oxford University, and EMBL.  We have been impressed by the Fellows’ expertise and their ability to make significant impact on Vertex projects in areas like assay development, computational genomics, and medicinal chemistry.

Each Fellow gets embedded within an existing project team based on his or her interests and experience and our needs.  In addition, we provide Fellows with a week of intensive training on the science of drug discovery and the business of creating medicines as well as other group training opportunities throughout the year.  The program is intentionally short so it augments rather than replaces a traditional postdoc, residency or business school experience.   We expect to hire 8 – 10 Fellows across our global sites to start in September 2019.  We will provide career advice and mentorship to help the Fellows as they consider their next step, potentially including open positions at Vertex, toward the end of the program.  The program is overseen by our Chief Scientific Officer, David Altshuler, and key senior leaders are involved as scientific mentors.

Applications are due by January 15, 2019.  More information and a link to apply can be found on our website:

New CWRU Summer Program

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Case CCC is introducing a new program for the summer of 2019, called CanSUR, funded by the National Cancer Institute. CanSUR aims to provide a strong foundation in cancer biology, followed by a laboratory assignment with one of 60 Case CCC researchers studying cancer genetics, cancer cell signaling, experimental therapeutics, and cancer prevention and epidemiology research. The goal of the program is to generate excitement for a future career in cancer research in highly motivated undergraduates and help them prepare for the next stage of their careers.

The CanSUR program will support 32 undergraduates for a 10-week period (June through August) each summer, beginning in 2019. Undergraduates will be accepted from colleges and universities from across the country to work with our Case CCC researchers. A stipend of $4,000 for will be provided for the 10-week program. Housing and travels allowances will be available for non-local appointees.