Cancer research opportunit​y summer 2015

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.   Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

PS I advise students to apply for several programs, since most programs get many more well-qualified applicants than they can place. Many fine internship opportunities are listed on <>, <> and <>. Another option may be <> or <>. Graduating seniors may want to look into post baccalaureate programs such as <>. Current medical students may be interested in <>,  <>, or one of the many listings on <>.

open tenure-tra​ck positions at the University of Tennessee – Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in Analytical Chemistry, broadly defined, at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.



Undergradu​ate Research Day 2014 – University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Please find attached an invitation to the 2014 Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Note the EXTENDED application deadline is September 28, 2014.

Please forward this invitation to all Juniors and Seniors that may be interested

CWRU’s 2014 University Career Fair

Global Prior Art is an Intellectual Property Research and Analysis company located in Boston. The Chemistry and Materials group is actively looking to hire either a Materials Science or Polymer Engineering grad (preferably BS or MS).   We will be in attendance at the career fair on October 2nd.

Chemistry and Materials Group Advert







The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Baylor University is seeking to fill a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Analytical Chemistry.  The advertisement for this position has been posted on-line at Tracking ID# F010586 and will appear in the September 22, 2014 edition of C&E News.

Analytical Faculty Position External Ad CENews TSdocx – Copy

Undergradu​ate Research Day 2014 – University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Please find attached an invitation to the 2014 Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  This invitation is for all Juniors and Seniors that may be interested.  Thank you!


Midwestern Symposium on Undergradu​ate Research in Chemistry

The Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSU-R:CHEM) will be held on October 11th, 2014 at Michigan State University ( ). All faculty and undergraduate researcher participants will receive financial support (no conference fee, a night in a hotel is covered for non MSU participant). Please save the date and encourage your talented undergraduates to apply.

Awards for the best undergraduate posters will be given based on faculty’s votes (one $100 award in each area: Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Organic, Biochemistry, Materials).

Photos from previous years are available at the symposium website.