Deadline approachin​g for the 2014 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program

Join a select group of Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world this August 5-14 to help shape the future of chemical information! During this all-expense-paid trip, you’ll get to exchange ideas with CAS scientists and learn about the latest research advances at the 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco, CA.

Apply for the 2014 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program by Sunday, March 30 at

2nd Notice: American Chemical Society Undergradu​ate Research Symposium

This is a reminder to register and submit abstracts to the 2014 Western New York ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.  The Symposium is being hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, SUNY.  We have a great program this year, including a keynote address by Professor Krista Walton from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology.  There will also be awards for the best student posters and oral presentations.
There is a $5.00 registration fee for this year’s symposium.  This includes a light breakfast and buffet lunch.  A vegetarian option will be available.  We ask that attendees register using the attached form and pay (cash) at the registration table on April 19.
For undergraduate researchers who wish to present a poster or a 15-minute oral presentation at the Symposium, please include  the requested information on the Registration Form, and include your abstract using the attached Abstract Template.  Submit both documents by email.  Abstracts for consideration as Talks must be submitted by Friday, April 4th, 2014.  Poster abstracts may be submitted until Friday, April 11th, 2014.  Acceptance of presentations will be on a rolling basis while space remains in the sessions.Schedule of Events Saturday, April 19, 2014
Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus
University at Buffalo, SUNY:9:00 am – 9:50 am Registration / Introductory Remarks
10:00 am – 10:50 am     Keynote presentation:
Synthesis and Application of Porous Inorganic-Organic Hybrids
Professor Krista S. Walton, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:00 am – 12:30 pm  Student Oral Presentations
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm     Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Student Poster Session
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Symposium Awards and Closing remarksFor further information about the 2014 Symposium, please see the WNYACS website at:
Submit your registration and presentation abstract by email to:
Dr. Timothy M. Gregg

Baxter Young Investigat​or Awards Program

We are pleased to announce that our sixth annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards program is underway, and currently accepting applicants.  The deadline for application submission is June 30, 2014. The program is intended to recognize research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives.

Please consider forwarding the attached  “call for applications” to your senior level graduate students or postdocs.  They will have an opportunity to win one of the up to six first place awards of $2,000 or one of the up to ten second place awards of $500. First place winners will also receive travel and two nights accommodations to the Baxter R&D Headquarters in Round Lake, Illinois, where they will present their research to the Baxter R&D community at an awards ceremony on September 18, 2014.

Call for Applications

WW Teaching Fellowship​: App Deadline Approachin​g

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You may have students or colleagues who are perfect for the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship. Our final application deadline is Friday, March 14! Please help us promote the program by sharing this exciting opportunity with students, recent grads, career changers, and others you consider qualified.   ______________________________________________________________________________________
“I teach science because I want my students not only to gaze at the stars, but to reach for them.” ~Kate Schlarman, WWTF ’12 “I teach math because it is a beautiful story written in a  strange language.” ~Theodore (Tio) Savich, WWTF ’10
Put your math, science or technology knowledge to work for the kids who need you most. Become a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow.
Now more than ever, high-need urban and rural secondary schools need dedicated and powerful teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship recruits high achieving candidates who have the drive to become teachers—including graduating college seniors, recent graduates, armed forces veterans, and mid-career and second-career professionals.  Fellows begin with an intensive master’s degree program interwoven with a full year in the classroom, then commit to teaching for at least three years in a high-need urban or rural school district.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows Receive
Admission to a master’s degree program at a participating college/university in *Indiana  *Michigan    *New Jersey    *Ohio Preparation for teaching certification
Support and mentoring throughout the four-year program $30,000 stipend in the first year; salary during the three-year teaching commitment Lifelong membership in a  national network of intellectual leaders as a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow
Applications are being accepted  until March 14, 2014. To learn more, visit


Networking for a recent/soo​n to finish PhD Analytical Chemist

We have a PhD level Chemistry opportunity that some of your graduate students may be interested in. It requires a strong background in Analytical Chemistry and some experience with Polymers is preferred, but not necessary.  It is located in Auburn, AL. Attached you will find the job description further outlining the details. Please feel free to pass this job description along to your students and/or any colleagues who may have graduate students within this field of study. Please note, the candidate must be a US citizen or a permanent resident.

If you have any questions please contact my colleague Lea Wolfinger.  She is the Senior Director of this job search.

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Southern Teachers Agency_Che​mistry Teaching Opportunit​ies

Chemistry Teaching Jobs

Schools need great science teachers!  Each year, STA helps hundreds of teachers and coaches find jobs at outstanding college preparatory schools throughout the South—nearly 600 schools in 16 states from Texas to Florida to Pennsylvania. Please consider forwarding this information to students you know who are interested in teaching chemistry.

Southern Teachers Agency already has quite a few chemistry and physical science job listings from PreK-12 schools for the 2014-15 academic year.  These jobs range from physical science at the middle-school level through high school AP Chemistry. 

Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching jobs.

Click here to view current science teaching jobs


Candidates do not have to be in a teacher-preparation program or major in education to be considered for faculty positions at outstanding independent schools. While a degree in science education is desirable, most middle and upper grade teachers are hired based on their major—their subject knowledge—and their gifts for working with young people. Candidates should have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Application process: 

Click here to Apply to be an STA Candidate.  You’ll be asked to submit a resume and cover letter along with the STA application.

Job Fairs:

Throughout the hiring season, STA will host 12 virtual recruitment fairs: Thursdays @ STA!  Registered STA candidates may participate in these fairs and will have the opportunity to meet school administrators through prescheduled, real-time digital interviews for vacancies, with zero travel and zero registration costs.  In order to participate in the next virtual fair of 2014 on March 13th, interested students should apply to STA for candidacy as soon as possible. For more information about Thursdays @ STA, click here.