Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers [SASE]

Job Opportunities for students and Postdocs

Job Openings
Postdoc – Protein Dynamics in the Extracellular Matrix                  View Job
Case Western Reserve University- Dr. Lydia Kisley
Cleveland, OH
Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the lab of Prof. Lydia Kisley. The Kisley lab studies soft materials using single molecule microscopy with the goal to advance the single molecule materials field towards more complex, realistic conditions. The specific research area of both positions involves developing and applying super-resolution microscopy to study protein folding and diffusion within the extracellular matrix

Scientist, Senior Scientist – Process Development                         View Job
Amunix Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Francisco, CA
The Process Development Scientist will lead the continued optimization of Amunix’s established purification processes, initiate project-specific purification development strategies, and perform purification operations. This position heavily supports Amunix’s R&D efforts, and it interfaces internally with Molecular Biology, Fermentation Operations, and Analytical Chemistry as well as externally with partners both domestic and abroad. 

Research Tech – Structural Biology & Protein Engineering           View Job
University of Pittsburgh – Dr. Cheng Zheng
Pittsburgh, PA
The Cheng Zhang lab at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a Research Technician. In our lab, we use structural biology approaches including protein crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to study molecular mechanisms of function of cell surface receptors such as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). We have extensive collaborations with top academic labs and scientists in pharmaceutical companies. We are seeking a research technician to assist and work with the PI to perform biochemical and molecular studies on some understudied membrane proteins as emerging drug targets.

Research Associate – Protein Purification/Process Development   View Job
Amunix Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Francisco, CA
The Research Associate will join the Protein Purification and Process Development function and contribute to the performance of Amunix’s established purification processes, development and optimization of processes for new molecules, and support project-specific purification development strategies. This position heavily supports Amunix’s internal production and R&D efforts, and it interfaces internally with Molecular Biology, Fermentation Operations, and Analytical Chemistry as well as externally with partners both domestic and abroad. 

Postdoc – Genomic Instability                                                            View Job
University of California San Diego – Dr. Richard Kolodner
La Jolla, CA
We are recruiting postdoctoral fellows to conduct basic and preclinical research projects on: (a) DNA mismatch repair mechanisms; (b) Genetic pathways that suppress genome rearrangements; and (c) FEN1 nuclease-targeted cancer therapy. These projects apply the experimental approaches of CRISPR-library screening, gene-editing, whole genome sequencing, single-cell genome and RNA sequencing, high throughput yeast genetics, protein biochemistry, and mouse tumor models to investigate the causes of genome instability. Furthermore, these projects identify and target the vulnerabilities in genome-unstable cancers to advance precision cancer therapy. 

Research Associate – Pharmacology                                                 View Job
Amunix Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Francisco, CA
We are seeking a detailed oriented Research Associate with background in Cell Biology or Immunology to join our Pharmacology team during this exciting time in Amunix’s expansion. The candidate will play an integral role in the pre-clinical, in vitro characterization and development of novel immuno-oncology therapeutics. The candidate will perform standard cell-based cytotoxicity assays, immuno-assays and flow cytometry. 

Postdoc – Protein Cysteine Glutathionylation                                 View Job
Wayne State University – Dr. Young Hoon Ahn
Detroit, MI
Seeking both a Postdoctoral candidates and Research Assistant with a research background in Chemical Biology and Biochemistry.We use the interdisciplinary approach to investigate protein cysteine glutathionylation. Candidates will focus on the development and application of chemical probes for chemical proteomic analyses of protein cysteine glutathionylation in cellular and animal models. The Ahn laboratory studies on protein cysteine glutathionylation in two biological models, 1) glutathionylation of cardiac proteins in ischemic stress and 2) glutathionylation of signaling proteins associated with cell migration.

Associate Scientist I, II or III, Discovery Research                          View Job
NextCure Inc.
Beltsville, MD
NextCure is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases by restoring normal immune function. We are seeking a highly motivated Associate Scientist with in vivo research proficiency to join our team. The NextCure Discovery Department employs multiple function-based, high-throughput screening approaches to identify proteins with novel immune function in cancer and other diseases for the development of novel, first-in-class immunotherapies. This position will focus on in vivo disease modeling of novel targets identified with our Discovery platforms, as well as bench work related to in vivo studies, including cell line culture and human immune cell isolation. 

Postdoc – Redox Biology                                                                   View Job
Emory University – Drs. Dean Jones & Young-Mi Go
Atlanta, GA
Postdoctoral trainee will receive advanced training from Dr. Jones and Dr. Go in order to enhance their professional skills and research independence needed for a career in research. The postdoctoral trainee will help design and conduct research in the fields of redox biology, toxicology, molecular and cellular biology, and omics study (redox proteomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics, metallomics).

Scientist I, II or III, Discovery Research                                           View Job
NextCure Inc.
Beltsville, MD
NextCure is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering and developing novel, first-in-class immunomedicines to treat cancer and other immune-related diseases by restoring normal immune function. We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with a strong background in cancer immunology to join our team. The NextCure Discovery Department employs multiple function-based, high-throughput screening approaches to identify proteins with novel immune function in cancer and other diseases for the development of novel, first-in-class immunotherapies. This position will focus on in vivo disease modeling, as well as in vitro studies, of novel targets identified with our Discovery platforms. The candidate will play a key role in defining the mechanism of action of novel immunomodulatory proteins and validating candidate therapeutic agents.  

Postdoc – Cell Envelope Processes                                                 View Job
Stony Brook University – Dr. Jessica Seeliger
Stony Brook. NY
Postdoc position open to work independently and collaboratively on multiple projects investigating mechanisms of lipid and protein transport through the mycobacterial cell envelope. Opportunities for methods development and application in proximity labeling, lipid profiling, etc. Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, especially metabolomics or lipidomics. Experience with lipid analytical chemistry such as extraction, thin-layer chromatography, radiometric analysis techniques is preferred.

Postdoc – Analyses of Metalloproteinases                                     View Job
Oklahoma State University – Dr. Joshua Muia
Tulsa, OK
Seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct structure-functional studies of ADAMTS metalloproteases. The successful candidate will join an inclusive and dynamic team that has broad research interests in bleeding, thrombotic and cardiovascular disorders. The lab offers a conducive environment for research, collaborations, and career growth. The candidate will have access to a variety of research equipment including, but not limited to FPLC, HPLC, Confocal Microscopes, PCR machine, Microplate readers, and cryogenic freezers.

Postdoc –  Structural Analysis of Inihibitory Receptors              View Job
University of Pittsburgh – Dr. Dario Vignali
Pittsburgh, PA
The successful applicant will work on two related projects, supported by two NIH R01 grants, that will perform structure-function analysis of the inhibitory receptor LAG3 and the TCR:CD3 complex using advanced single molecule microscopy techniques, a variety of signaling techniques, complex mouse models, and other sophisticated immunological techniques. The successful applicant will work with our structural biology collaborators at the University of Maryland who are applying NMR, crystallographic and cryo EM approaches in the project.

Postdoc – Drug Delivery                                                                 View Job
University of California Riverside – Dr. Edward Zagha
Riverside, CA
Seeking 1 or 2 full-time post-doc positions to join a newly developed, highly collaborative translational research project. The goal of the project is to develop a drug delivery platform for focal drug targeting. This research project is interdisciplinary, involving materials engineering, pharmacology, small animal surgery, histology, and electrophysiology. 

Postdoc – Function of Jumonji Enzymes                                      View Job
UT Southwestern – Dr. Elisabeth Martinez
Dallas, TX
Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Elisabeth D. Martinez, in the Department of Pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study the role of Jumonji demethylases in epigenetics and/or mechanisms of therapeutic resistance. Our laboratory has several exciting funded projects that seek to use pharmacological, biochemical and molecular biology techniques to define the role of Jumonji histone demethylases enzymes in human disease.

Postdoc – Proteomics                                                                      View Job
University of Texas Austin – Dr. Edward Marcotte
Austin, TX
A diverse 15+ person laboratory is seeking 2-3 postdoctoral researchers. Our research lies at the interface of comparative evolution and human disease, often using systems, synthetic, and computational biology approaches. Think deep homology meets proteomics. Research topics range from the discovery of ancient biochemical systems, the invention of new proteomics technologies, or the study of the structure, function, and evolution of proteins driving embryonic development.

Postdoc – Neuropharmacology                                                      View Job
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory – Dr. Hiro Furukawa 
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
We have a postdoctoral fellow position opening for a collaborative and energetic scientist who is interested in pursuing questions in neurobiology of learning/memory, neurological disease/disorder, and neuron-cancer interfaces. The HF lab  conducts a combination of biochemistry, cryo-EM/crystallography, molecular dynamics, electrophysiology, protein engineering, compound development, and cellular imaging. CSHL is equipped with a Titan-KRIOS electron microscope/K3 direct electron detector and has convenient access to the NSLS-II synchrotron beamlines (AMX and FMX). CSHL has solid core facilities including antibody production, neuro/cancer imaging, CRISPR/RNAi, animal, etc. 

Postdoc – Single-molecule Biophysics Analysis of Collagen       View Job
Simon Fraser University – Dr. Nancy Forde
Vancouver, Canada 
The Forde Lab is seeking a postdoctoral research associate able to exploit and further develop assays examining the sequence-dependent structural response of collagen proteins to applied external forces. Single-molecule manipulation experiments in which the postdoc can be involved are enzymatic assays in our first-generation wireless centrifuge force microscope (CFM); contributing to the development of a second-generation, higher-throughput CFM; and developing and implementing force-dependent binding assays in our new magnetic tweezers + single-molecule TIRF microscope.

JHU Graduate Program in Biological Chemistry

The Graduate Program in Biological Chemistry in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine offers training in the molecular mechanisms underlying a wide variety of biologic processes including nuclear structure & gene regulation, miRNA biogenesis & function, signaling, lipid metabolism & enzymology, exosome biology, cell polarity & migration, bacterial cell biology & cell division, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, pain & inflammation, stress responses, glycobiology, neurobiology, cancer, metabolism & bioenergetics, and proteomics and metabolomics. The program’s mission is to guide and nurture the training and development of young scientists to independent careers. 

In addition to its scientific diversity, the Department, and University campus wide, is a very collegial and highly interactive community. As a consequence, most of its faculty engage in collaborations within the Department, between Departments and across Schools, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, which broadens the perspective of graduate students’ research.

Its current research programs continue a tradition of research excellence that spans more than 100 years and numerous landmark discoveries, including: mitochondrial ATP production (Lehninger), mechanisms of enzyme catalysis (Hellerman), enzymatic carboxylation (Lane), tau & neurodegeneration (Cleveland), cytoplasmic protein glycosylation (Hart), TRP channels in sensory biology (Montell, Caterina), water channels, for which Peter Agre received the 2003 Nobel Prize, and HIF-1a & oxygen sensing, for which Gregg Semenza received the 2019 Nobel Prize.

 The program is seeking creative, thoughtful, enthusiastic, promising young scientists; welcoming students from different national, cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic and educational backgrounds. In addition, the program highly values the benefits of partnerships across the international community to scientific discovery, with international students constituting a large portion of the student body.

 Apply HERE!The deadline for submission is December 15, 2021. Detailed instructions to navigate the School of Medicine Application Portal for the Biological Chemistry Graduate Program can be found here.

In addition, please find links to the Departmental and Biological Chemistry Graduate Program website.

Departmental Website

Graduate Program

Department of Biological Chemistry brochure

They will be hosting two Question & Answer Sessions, one September 23, 7:00 AM EST and one October 14, 11:00 AM EST. This is an opportunity for prospective students to meet and chat with faculty, to learn about the program, the Department, the University, students living at Hopkins, living in Baltimore and to ask questions they have.  Students can sign up here for the Q&A session.

Please feel free to contact Dr. Tamara O’Connor, Director of Admissions ( or the Program Director, Dr. Stephen Gould ( with any questions.

Application Now Open – TRELS Quarterly Awards for Fall 2021

TEFL Info Session for UCSD Students

Are you interested in teaching and working abroad? Do you want to influence the local immigration & refugee communities in San Diego? Then join us for the TEFL Certificate Program information session via Zoom to learn more! The TEFL program will train you to be a teacher of English as a foreign language so that you can teach anywhere in the world – even in the United States. As a UC San Diego student, there are many benefits and discounts available to you, and you can even take classes for free!

  • Tuesday, August 17 at 6 p.m.
  • Zoom (meeting ID will be sent to enrolled participants)

If you are interested in attending, please enroll online. Please note that you will be required to create a MyExtension student account in order to enroll in the session.
Please view the attached flyer for more information.

We hope to see you there!


The TEFL Certificate Programs Team

UC San Diego Extension International Programs

Enroll online for our upcoming Information Session

Can’t attend? Email us at!

University of Michigan M-CORE Program for Undergrads

The M-CORE visit is an opportunity for students to preview the Michigan experience by connecting with the Department of Chemistry as part of a group of ~20 highly qualified prospective Chemistry graduate students. This year’s program will be held virtually on October 28-29, 2021.

Our M-CORE participants will:

  • Meet faculty and current graduate students
  • Hear research presentations by Chemistry students
  • Learn about our cutting-edge research facilities and the University campus
  • Get patent advice on how to assemble a competitive graduate school application

For more details, please visit the program’s webpage at M|CORE Program | UM LSA Chemistry.  The students can apply directly online; applications are currently being accepted.  Questions can be emailed to  

The deadline for student applications is Monday, October 4, 2021.

Engineered Biology Position at Lockheed Martin

Req ID: 559971BR

Job Code/Title: Materials & Processes Engineer, Sr.

Description: Do you want to help shape the future? The Revolutionary Technology Programs (RTP) organization of Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works is soliciting exceptionally qualified candidates to support cutting edge research in the area of engineered or synthetic biology and metamaterials. The successful candidate will lead tasks to tackle critical R&D challenges as part of an interdisciplinary team and should possess a strong understanding in the following areas: nano/micro self-assembly techniques, and thin film deposition and characterization. The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a larger team of other scientists and engineers is critical. Creativity and blue-sky thinking are highly encouraged to solve complex challenges in a fast-paced and exciting environment.

Basic Qualifications:

Recent PhD in physics, materials science, chemistry electrical engineering, or a related technical discipline, or Masters degree with 3+ years relevant technical experience, or Bachelors with 5+ years of relevant technical experience

• Hands-on laboratory experience with colloidal systems, thin films, spincoating, self-assembly, metamaterials, or related technical field

• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team

• Familiarity with Matlab or Labview

Desired Skills:

• Experience with HFSS, COMSOL, CST, or similar electromagnetic simulation software

• Experience with thin film and nano/microstructure characterization techniques

• Experience with metamaterial design

• Experience with 3D printing

• Familiarity with Matlab and Labview

Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Level: Level 3 – Exempt

Work Location: 1513:Palmdale Campus, 1011 Lockheed Way, Palmdale, CA

City, State: Palmdale, California

Relocation/Housing Stipend: Yes

Work Schedule: 4X10A FLEX- 4 10 hr days Mon-Thurs; Fr/Sa/Su off

Link to Apply: LM Careers

BioLegend Job Opportunities

Academic Achievement Hub: Summer 2021 Academic Support Resources

Hiring Chemistry Intern – San Diego CA General Atomics

See link below for more information and to apply!

Chemistry Intern at GENERAL ATOMICS (

Over 40 Job Opportunities – Sign up to Interview!

ATTN Students: Check out UCSD’s Academic Achievement Hub Support Services! (i.e. Supplemental Instruction, Content Tutoring, Learning Strategist programs)

Supplemental Instruction

Peer-facilitated study groups focusing on challenging content, discipline specific study strategies.  The sessions encourage students to meet their peers and work collaboratively, and check their understanding in order to deeply learn course content.

  • SI supported Chemistry courses: Chem 4 (Su2 only), 6A-C, 40A-C
  • Sessions: 
    • Twice per week; 80-minutes sessions
    • Schedules found by June 8 at
    • Offered via Zoom
      • Exception for Chem 40C
  • Both remote and in-person SI sessions
  • Summer Session 1 and 2
  • SI Leaders attend all lectures to support instructor’s content and pacing 
  • SI Canvas site per course: 
    • Specific to SI Leaders and the course they support
      • May be linked within the course CANVAS site 
    • Course enrolled students are added to this site. 
    • SI Session Zoom links are created and posted within these sites
    • Supports SI announcements and access to SI session materials. 

Content Tutoring

Peer-led tutoring sessions focusing on student’s discrete questions or challenges in specific course content, prior knowledge understanding and use in the content learning.

  • Courses Supported: 
    • BIBC 102, BILD 1, 3, BIMM 100
    • CHEM 6A-C, 40A-C 
    • MATH 2, 3C, 4C, 10A-C, 20A-E, 11, 18
    • PHYS 1A-C, 2A-C 
  • Sessions:
    •  Drop-in or scheduled in advance
    • 30-minutes 
    • Up to 2 students per session 
    • All sessions will be offered through Zoom 
      • Exceptions:
  • Select course tutoring offered in-person for Summer Session 2 
  • Schedules updated by June 8 at
  • Workshops

Discipline specific sessions promoting review of prior knowledge, study strategies, and application

  • Offered for Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and introductory programming knowledge and skills used in courses (e.g. R, Python, etc.)
  • Students register for the sessions 3 days in advance 
  • Schedules now available at

Learning Strategists

Peer Learning Strategists are trained to support students’ challenges or those wishing to learn additional or new skills promoting efficiency in learning, time management, extracting information from reading text, note making, exam preparation and general study skills and strategies promoting success in UC San Diego courses. This program supports all students with any discipline/course. 

SoCal Undergraduate Chemistry Research Symposium

More information and registration can be found at the following site:

Partnership with Biotech Group at UCSD

EAOP at UC San Diego is Hiring

LATITUDE Pharmaceuticals Inc. Seeking Research Associate

Over 100 Job Openings – BioLegend Industry Day!

BioLegend will be coming to speak with UCSD students and Alumni about some of our over 100 openings! These job opportunities are open to undergraduate, graduate, and alumni. The CEO/Founder of BioLegend will be speaking at this event, so you wouldn’t want to miss out! BioLegend is growing rapidly, and we want talented Tritons to join us in our state-of-the-art facility in San Diego.

BioLegend develops and produces world-class, cutting-edge antibodies and reagents for biomedical research.  Our mission is to accelerate research and discovery by providing the highest quality products at an outstanding value, along with superior customer service and technical support.  Our product expertise covers a diverse set of research areas including Immunology, Neuroscience, Cancer, Stem cells, and Cell Biology. BioLegend’s reagents are supported by superior customer service and a quality management system that is certified for ISO 13485:2016. Our aggressive product development program, through technology licensing, collaborations, and internal hybridoma development, produces strategic reagents for use in a variety of applications including:

You could have a career in research and development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, finance, administrative or technology while working in a fun and collaborative environment. You will work with some of the best minds in biotech to produce products that will lead to medical breakthroughs and improve the lives for generations to come. We invite you to learn more about our products and our plans for the future as you consider us for the next step in your career.

BioLegend Industry Day

Wednesday, May 19th from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Don’t miss out on this live event! Register for the event here.

Attention all UCSD students: Help shape the future of health resources at UC San Diego by completing the Health Resource Survey and enter to win big prizes – including an iPad! 

2021-2022 Scholarship Opportunity

Health Care Utilization Survey – Help us students out!

Dear students,

Some students in the Public Health major are completing their capstone project and would really
appreciate your help completing the following survey. It is anonymous and will take less than 5 minutes to complete but will provide them with valuable information needed for their final data analysis. They would like to say thank you in advance!

Survey Link:

IDEAYA Biosciences for BS/MS students – New Job Opportunity!

ATTENTION: There is an open lab position at IDEAYA Biosciences for the position of Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Biophysics. We are a precision-medicine biotechnology company that is actively growing with a number of programs focused on high-profile targets in oncology, specifically related to synthetic lethality. We utilize SPR as our primary method of examining compound interactions with our targets (in addition to nanoDSF, DLS, HTRF, and ITC). This is a great opportunity for students with a Bachelors or Masters-level education and practical experience with SPR to break into biotech in the Bay Area. Applications from women and BIPOC are encouraged to apply.

Upcoming Event: Careers in Science Communication and Informal Science Education

Do you enjoy sharing the fascinating and exciting world of science with others?  Many different kinds of careers give you the opportunity to always be learning something new as you make science concepts and advances accessible to various audiences.  To highlight the breadth of career options, this event will feature panelists with experience in science writing, developing public programs for a science museum, and handling marketing communications for healthcare companies.

Careers in Science Communication and Informal Science Education

Register here

Thursday, May 6th from 12:00PM to 1:15PM

Research Technologist position available: Johns Hopkins University

Research Technologist position available at Johns Hopkins University: 

Job Req Number #53596

The Research Technologist will become proficient in novel and modern methods of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) culture and differentiation and have access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment, and contribute to high-impact research at the interface of engineering and medicine.  The candidate will work under the supervision of senior laboratory personnel, the principal investigator, and the lab manager. The candidate should have a solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and the underlying science. Significant contributions which lead to authorship on publications and oral/poster presentation of novel data will be highly encouraged.

The work will involve a wide range of techniques including:

  • Human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation.
  • Tissue fabrication and functional analysis.
  • Immunostaining and histology
  • Microscopy

Blue LINC Student Recruitment

BlueLINC is a student run organization open to undergraduate seniors and graduate students from any department. We facilitate collaboration between:

  1. UCSD Healthcare personnel who identify problems and opportunities.
  2. UCSD faculty and students who identify unique technology and inventions that can be applied to healthcare.

Mentors lead participants through a yearlong program designed to build competency in healthcare entrepreneurship with the aim of launching multiple companies per year.

We’re recruiting Graduate students or senior undergraduate students, especially those with various engineering, computer science, life science, or business backgrounds.

We’re also looking for 2-3 students to join our organization’s board as Vice President. 

Attached are the flyers for both general and board membership. Closing date is June 11th.

Google form links in the flyers are:

Student Recruitment Flyer:

Blue LINC Board Flyer:


Contact: or 619 543-2890

AAH Learning Strategist Program

The Academic Achievement Hub’s Learning Strategists would like to invite the students that you support to make an appointment with our team to discuss your academic goals. Below are 2 of the 9 Learning Strategist’s invitations to students to schedule a time to meet with them.

Link to schedule an appointment:

The Academic Achievement Hub also has a self-paced Canvas site which students may choose to utilize before or as a reference during the appointment to learn more about topics such as goal setting, time management, note making, and exam preparation.

Link to self-enroll in Canvas site:

Interested in joining the California Climate Action Summit this Earth Day?

Hello students,

This Earth Month, I’m excited to share a great opportunity with you all.

Since Earth Day was founded in 1970, students have been at the forefront of change to protect our environment. That’s why CALPIRG, the statewide student-directed nonprofit and partners across the country have launched #YouthEarthWeek!

CALPIRG Student Chapters will be hosting the California Climate Action Summit on April 22nd. RSVP here to sign up to join the summit

Event Schedule:

10am: Climate Action Summit Kickoff and Press Conference

11am: Action Hour: Voices for 100% Social Media Event

12pm: Youth Voices: Youth Voices: Climate Activism Panel

1pm: Bending the Curve: Expert Panel on Climate Solutions

2pm: Climate Advocacy Workshop: Working with the Media 

3pm: Clean Energy: What does a 100% Future Look Like?  

Some speakers at the event will include Mark Jacobson (Stanford University), Margaret Leinen (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, Fonna Forman (UC San Diego), Mayor Todd Gloria of San Diego, a message from Sonia Aggarwal of the White House Domestic Climate Policy team, and more!

This is a great opportunity to both take action on Earth Day while sharing in some really insightful conversations surrounding climate solutions. RSVP here today!

UCSD DEM Health Conference

Join the Delta Epsilon Mu Fraternity’s 1st Annual Spring Health Conference on April 17th, 2021! There will be professional speakers, various workshops, and an admissions panel you can attend. See the flyer for information on how to register!”

FB event page:

Registration form:

AS UCSD External Affairs Event with Ola Ojewumi

Spring ACS San Diego YCC Events!

1). Chemistry Trivia Night 

Join us for a night of fun, excitement, teamwork, cash prizes, and most importantly CHEMISTRY! Register a team or register on your own and make some new friends. This event is open to all!

Trivia Date & Time: Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 PM

Register Here:

2). Chemistry Slam

Looking for a chance to talk about your research, practice your SciComm skills, AND compete for a cash prize?

The ACS San Diego Chapter Younger Chemistry Committee (YCC) is hosting its first-ever Chemistry Slam competition!

Similar to an “elevator pitch,” the YCC Chemistry Slam welcomes San Diego-area students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels (competing separately) to virtually present on a chemistry research topic in a single-slide format and compete for cash prizes!

Please note that chem grads eliminated from the UC Grad Slam are welcomed and encouraged!

Entry Submission Period: Open now through April 23, 2021

Entry Form:

ChemSlam Date: May 21, 2021

Consulting 101: Industry Networking Night with Booz Allen Hamilton

Consulting 101: Industry Networking Night with Booz Allen HamiltonTuesday, April 6th from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

An evening with consulting industry professionals for students to learn of the career opportunities within the Consulting Industry and at Booz Allen Hamilton. Come learn about your potential as a consultant, the culture at Booz Allen Hamilton, and use the chance to network with current consultants. We will be hosting a quick informational session to introduce consulting as a career path, what makes Booz Allen an awesome place to work, and some quick networking tips as your start your career journey. We will follow the information session with the opportunity to network with current Booz Allen employees in breakout rooms, so take notes, come prepared to have your cameras on, and makes some new connections. Register here

Norac Pharma chemist vacancy

Are you a – Process Research and Development Chemist?;
 with a BS/MS degree in chemistry? (required);
 and basic chemistry laboratory experience?

Do you – Enjoy practical chemistry problem solving and working on a variety of projects in
a collaborative team environment?

Are you interested in – Working with a long established, world leading active pharmaceutical ingredient
contract development and manufacturing organization noted for solving tough
chemical process challenges and providing unbeatable customer service, located
in the beautiful surroundings of Azusa, California, within short access to
spectacular hiking and beaches and benefiting from year-round warm California

If so, Norac Pharma is looking for an additional synthetic organic chemist to support our expanding API
process R&D team.

When applying please specifically list:

  1. Your degree (with need for Bachelors & Masters qualifications in synthetic organic chemistry)
  2. Details of experience
  3. Your available start date
    Please visit the career section of our website at for a detailed job description
    Qualified candidates meeting the 3 criteria listed above are invited to submit their resume and
    supporting letter by email to:
    If you need assistance in applying for this or any other position with Norac Pharma, please contact our
    Human Resources Department at 626-334-2908 and direct assistance will be provided.
    Norac Pharma is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran


JOB TITLE: Chemist I Process Research and Development

DEPARTMENT: Process Research and Development

SUPERVISOR: Senior Chemist, Senior Chemist I, Senior Chemist II,
Projects Leader, Projects Leader I, Projects Leader II,
Principal Scientist, Senior Principal Scientist, Process
Research and Development

Description: The Process Research and Development Chemist will perform synthetic
chemistry experiments under minimal supervision to assist in developing and
validating process chemistry for new and/or established products and
projects, characterizing reaction products and intermediates with appropriate
methods and maintaining laboratory records in accordance with cGMP/GLP
practices and requirements.


Primary Responsibilities:
 Under minimal supervision assist in developing and validating new
process chemistry and exploiting and validating established process
chemistry for synthetic organic chemical reactions.
 Generate unforeseen insights into chemical reactions and procedures
under development.
 Under minimal supervision assist with the scale-up of new products
from gram quantities to production quantities.
 Prepare novel compounds with optimized chemical and/or physical
 Generate gram quantities of high-purity samples of key intermediates,
most often by chromatography, recrystallization, and/or
ambient/reduced pressure distillation.
 Obtain scale-up kinetic and thermodynamic experimental data
involving controlled variables by performing periodic removal,
quenching (if required) and analysis of aliquots.
 Perform routine characterization of reaction products and
intermediates by both wet and instrumental methods.

Job Description: Chemist I Process Research and Development

 Ability to distinguish between expected and unexpected experimental
 Maintain laboratory records in accordance with accepted cGMP/GLP
laboratory practices, SOPs, and regulatory requirements.
 Assist with the preparation / review of GMP-related (i.e., controlled)
 Adheres to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP’s).
 Ability to present results in report format.

Safety Responsibilities:

 Actively support the Environmental, Health & Safety programs of Norac
Pharma to ensure employee and plant safety and security.

Education / Experience / Personal Requirements:

 B.Sc. in Chemistry (or equivalent) with 3+ years of experience
 Experience with basic chemistry laboratory technology and practical
hands-on knowledge of general chemistry.
 Some experience in scale-up of a variety of synthetic organic
transformations is helpful.
 Knowledge of broad based cGMP/GLP principles and the ability to apply
said principles is helpful.
 Ability to perform a range of chemical calculations.
 Practical experience in the techniques and procedures of modern organic
chemistry including spectroscopy, chromatography, handling air-sensitive
agents, etc.
 Basic computer literacy (knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet
programs recommended).
 A high degree of patience.
 A strong commitment to mastering advanced laboratory techniques.
 Good interpersonal skills in a decentralized environment.
 A careful observer dedicated to maintaining professionally valid records
including lab notebooks.
 Intellectually inquisitive.
 Able to prioritize work.
 Self-motivated with time management skills

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)

Sign Up Form

About the Competition:

Students will work in teams to craft a proposal for a research project that they will work on over the 2021-2022 academic year. The project will be related to the pharmaceutical industry and address one of the themes we have selected for this year’s competition.


The top 3 teams will be selected as ISPE’s official project teams for the upcoming year. There will be a $500 grant prize pool for these teams and limited additional funding for implementation during the year.


There are no major restrictions for participation, we encourage students to form interdisciplinary teams of all majors and backgrounds. You are able to sign up as an individual, and we can then place you into a team with others who signed up as individuals as well. Additionally, students must not graduate before Spring 2022.

We will offer support to projects ranging from bioinformatics to engineering to public health and more. The only restrictions on the scope of the project is the resources you have access to. We will not be able to provide access to any wet lab space unless you have received approval from a PI on your behalf.


Sustainability or increasing access to pharmaceutical resources.

Dates and Deadlines:

-sign up deadline – March 27th

-proposal submission deadline – April 10th

-finalists announced – April 14th

-final competition – April 17th

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[Undergrads] Save the Date! 15th Annual Virtual ACSSA Undergrad Research Symposium | 5/27/21

Dear Chemistry Majors,

Save the date for the 15th Annual ACSSA Undergraduate Research Symposium: Thursday, May 27th, 2021! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to present your research to our academic community. This special event, planned in partnership with ACS-SA and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, is a valuable experience for all undergraduate students, regardless of your year of study or stage of research, and it is especially important for seniors who are applying to graduate with Departmental Honors. Please note, this event will be conducted entirely via a virtual format.

For more information about the Annual ACS-SA Undergraduate Research Symposium, please visit the ACS-SA Symposium Informational webpage. The deadline to submit your abstract is Friday, April 30th, 2021. Submit your abstract here.  

For more information about Departmental Honors, please visit:

We hope many of you will participate in this year’s symposium, and we look forward to celebrating your exciting research accomplishments!

Vertex Information Session and Discussion Panel

2021 Summer Intern at Novartis Gene Therapies in San Diego

Interested applications should submit their resumes or CV using the link below:

March 8 Deadline (TODAY): 2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Award Application

Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Physics: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences

The Department of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a one-year renewable appointment as Lecturer in Chemistry beginning August 1, 2021.  See below for more information.

Job Description – Lecturer in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Physics (20000001FY) (

Open Chemistry Position at Duke University, North Carolina

Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. The Department of Chemistry invites applications for
a non-tenure track Lecturing Fellow position to begin July 1, 2021. This is a term appointment,
renewable upon review. The candidate would develop and implement advanced physical and
analytical laboratory curricula, train and mentor teaching assistants, and design and facilitate clear
grading criteria. Additional responsibilities include developing safety protocols and completing risk
assessments for the laboratories, serving on committees, and working closely with members of the
Department to enhance the undergraduate experience, including undergraduate research. The
successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a related field, excellent communication abilities,
outstanding people skills, and proficiency in maintaining instrumentation and computers.

The position is a nine-month union appointment with the possibility of additional pay for teaching during
the summer term. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy
(to include a statement about mentoring and fostering a diverse and inclusive community of
scholars) to Include current e-mail addresses for at
least three professional references who could provide recommendation letters upon request.
Applications received by March 15, 2021 will be guaranteed consideration. Duke University prohibits
discrimination and harassment, and provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex or
age. Duke is committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals
with disabilities, and veterans.

Medical School Application Clinic

ACS Bridge Career/Professional Development Award (Undergraduates & Graduates)

Due to the uncertainty of global travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the ACS Bridge Project is pleased to announce Career and Professional Development Awards for underrepresented students to help defray the registration costs to the ACS Spring 2021 Virtual Meeting & Expo and any other career and professional development event of the recipient’s choice. This award will cover the fees of online workshops, courses, and virtual events. Activities can range from technical writing courses to business management programs to scientific meetings to technical skill workshops. Students should apply for this award to refine existing skills while also learning new ones to supplement their educational and career aspirations.

See BELOW for further information and access to the application portal!

ACS Bridge Career & Professional Development Awards – American Chemical Society

Translational Medical Day

The UCSD Biomedical Engineering Society is hosting our annual Translational Medicine Day (TMD) on Friday, March 5th from 1-6PM PST. TMD intends to celebrate the growing potential of translational medicine, a growing discipline that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry by streamlining the process through which medical discoveries end up in the healthcare space. The event will feature a Keynote Speaker, Ethics Panel, MD/PhD Admissions Panel, Start-ups Panel, Speaker Sessions, and Industry Demonstrations. There will also be a networking reception to close the event, where you can interact with presenters more closely. Feel free to tune into the events that interest you the most!

If you are interested in attending, please sign up here to receive the Zoom links by email. The links and additional information about the event can also be found on our website and Facebook page; we highly recommend checking it out in anticipation of TMD. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the TMD 2021 Co-Chairs, Rachel Lian ( and Karthik Raj ( Thank you! 

Neurocrine Biosciences Industry Day

The Student Success Center would like to invite you to join us for the Neurocrine Biosciences Industry Day webinar. Kindly share this with your network and students. This event is most relevant for Chemistry/Biochemistry undergraduate and Master level students. 

Tuesday, March 2nd from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM PST

Neurocrine Biosciences is a neuroscience-focused, biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and delivering life-changing treatments for people with serious, challenging and under-addressed neurological, endocrine and psychiatric disorders. The company’s diverse portfolio includes FDA-approved treatments for tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson’s disease, endometriosis*, uterine fibroids* and clinical programs in multiple therapeutic areas. For nearly three decades, Neurocrine Biosciences has specialized in targeting and interrupting disease-causing mechanisms involving the interconnected pathways of the nervous and endocrine systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about the company and their internship program, while participating in the live Q & A.

Register here.

Lobbying Opportunity for Students from Environment California

SIGN UP HERE: March 1st Climate Lobby Day Sign Up (

Summer On-Site Internship – Pfizer

The Complexities of Intersectionality: A Honest Conversation with Blair Imani and Moya Bailey

UCLA Health Fair Invitation

Creating a Standout Resume and Acing the Interview

3M RISE symposium targeting women and underrepresented PhD candidates

PhD Consultant Opportunity

Zodiac Pool Systems, LLC is a local manufacturer of swimming pool equipment based in Carlsbad, CA.  We are looking to hire a consultant with expertise in pool water chemistry, biochemistry, or a related chemistry background. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in chemistry or will be a graduate student working toward a PhD.

The candidate should be available approximately 5 hours per month, will be able to answer questions related to pool water chemistry, understand the Model Aquatic Health Code as outlined by the CDC, be able to consult on new product ideas and potentially new product development.

This person ideally will be located in Southern California and be able to come into our Carlsbad, CA facility up to two times per month as needed.  Observing Covid-19 precautions, all interaction will be remote at this time.

This consulting opportunity would be paid, based on experience.  It could potentially lead to a thesis topic if interested.

Contact Mara McCartney, Senior Product Manager for water care products at

USC Chemistry NSF REU Program