Hiring Chemistry Intern – San Diego CA General Atomics

See link below for more information and to apply!

Chemistry Intern at GENERAL ATOMICS (ga-careers.com)

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 aah.ucsd.edu
    • 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 aah.ucsd.edu
  • 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 aah.ucsd.edu

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: https://forms.gle/doYjhxnW8awnwmK3A

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 https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Technologist-MD-21205/730536900/

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: https://forms.gle/viShkDS2SBRKWo4YA

Blue LINC Board Flyer: https://forms.gle/BGanTgbQgjT7yB7M7

Website: https://sites.google.com/ucsd.edu/blue-linc/home

Contact: bluelinc@ucsd.edu 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: https://aah.ucsd.edu/learning-strategies/schedule-appointment.html

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: https://canvas.ucsd.edu/enroll/8XNN4L

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: https://www.facebook.com/events/788991615366225

Registration form: https://tinyurl.com/DEMhealth2021RSVP

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: https://forms.gle/Qvd67aqxP29vov1Z7

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: https://forms.gle/Fy8f4LEWuVbefTTW8

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 http://www.noracpharma.com 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: resumes@noracpharma.com
    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

Facebook Page:


[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: https://chemistry.ucsd.edu/undergraduate/chemistryhonors.html

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) (taleo.net)

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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17983. 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 (rjlian@ucsd.edu) and Karthik Raj (kraj@ucsd.edu). 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 (google.com)

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 mmccartney@fluidra.com.

USC Chemistry NSF REU Program

Flyer for FMPH 198 class

Research Associate Role with the Zhang Lab

Master of Microbial Biotechnology – A Professional Science Master’s

Société de Chimie Industrielle: Virtual Career Fair and Forums for Chemical and Life Science Industries

Société de Chimie Industrielle, founded 102 years ago, is a leading independent non-profit industry organization serving the chemical and life science industries that is involved in numerous educational activities including: 

  • a highly regarded series of luncheons, discussion groups, and webcasts featuring CEOs and other C-Level executives, government leaders, financial experts, scientists and other chemical and life science experts sharing their views on important industry developments, 
  • the granting of research scholarships to students pursuing the study of chemistry and chemical engineering,
  • a mentoring program that matches students with our members for career advice and networking,
  • the prestigious International Palladium Medal Award which honors individuals who have contributed significantly to the industry,
  • networking events for members and non-members,
  • and a variety of other services to individuals and companies in the industry.

Societe Career Fair and Forum Series:

Societe will be holding two virtual Career Fair and Forums this year – in the spring on March 26 from 1 pm EST to 3:30 pm EST for chemicals/chemical engineering and in the fall in October for life sciences. Each will be made up of a one hour set of panels on valuable career related issues followed by an hour and a half career fair where students can meet with representatives of sponsoring companies and organizations. We would like to invite your students to participate in the March 26 event.  

We expect to have 10 to 20 leading companies participate as recruiters. 

We are inviting a number of leading undergraduate and graduate schools in these fields in the U.S. to participate. There will be no fee for student attendance. Students will sign up via a section of the Societe website by filling out a registration form and submitting their resume. 

We hope you will accept this invitation and can act, perhaps along with the career services unit of your school, as the conduit to link with your students.

How will it work?

Students will register in advance on the Societe website by filling out a registration form and uploading their resume. 

At the event, in the first hour there will a panel of experts who will talk about the job market, how to make the right career choices, and what to look for as a student in their job search.

At the career fair that will last an hour and a half, students will be able to sit at virtual company tables and meet with company representatives where only the table occupants will be together. 

The recruiting companies will be featured in an electronic listing and description and will have a dedicated table at the virtual career fair portion of the program. In advance they will be given a book with the resumes of the attending students and their contact information.  The sponsoring organizations will be leading companies. The companies will also have the opportunity to post a 20 minute YouTube video recording on our website that will be available to the students who have registered. 

Why should your school participate? This event will be a valuable supplemental career opportunity to hear experts give career advice and to meet with a significant number of leading companies in an interactive manner to potentially find attractive job opportunities.


The deadline to sign up as a participating school is February 19. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to sign up. The administrative contact for this event will be Danielle Fraser, our administrator, who can be reached at (203) 763-9255 and sdci1918@gmail.com.

Our website is www.societe.org.

Application link:

Job opportunity for BS grads

Matrix Sensors, Inc. is an exciting technology startup company based in San Diego, CA.  We are developing a disruptive carbon dioxide-sensor on a chip to monitor air quality in homes, offices and vehicles.  Our sensor technology is based on metal organic frameworks (MOFs), the world’s most porous materials, and will reduce the size, cost, and power requirements beyond what currently possible with commercially available sensors.  Such advances will enable large consumer markets. 

Job Title

Research Assistant

Job Description

Matrix Sensors, Inc. is seeking a qualified person to support the synthesis and characterization of our MOF films. This is a fulltime position reporting to our Director of Research and Development at our San Diego, CA facility. We offer full benefits and a competitive salary.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Substrate cleaning and preparation
  • Chemical synthesis
  • Thin film characterization
  • Maintaining thorough documentation, analysis and communication of experimental results
  • Maintaining a safe lab environment


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Two to three years of laboratory experience in a research environment

Desired skills include:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform a range of chemistry techniques safely
  • Maintaining laboratory supplies and inventory
  • Experience using SEM for materials characterization
  • Experience with cleanroom materials deposition techniques (e.g. sputtering, evaporation) is a plus
  • Experience with data analysis in Python is a plus

We are looking for candidates who are energetic self-starters willing to wear many hats.  This is a great opportunity to do interesting work, expand your skills, and join a top-notch team.

Application Instructions

Please apply via e-mail with your resume in .pdf or .doc format, including the job title Lab Technician, first and last name in the subject line, for review.


Eleanor Grudin



Matrix Sensors, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law. Matrix Sensors, Inc. will not allow any form of retaliation against individuals who make good faith reports of alleged violations of this policy, or who cooperate in the investigation of such reports, even if the reports do not reveal any wrongdoing.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. Matrix Sensors, Inc. offers an attractive benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.

Careers in STEM Teaching at Community Colleges

Volunteer Opportunities with Clean Up – Give Back .Org!

Clean Up Give Back is providing volunteer opportunities to socially distance and beautify the community.

We also have many opportunities for on-line volunteering.   

Clean Up – Give Back .Org is a nationwide non-profit established in 2016 whose mission is to “Facilitate trash cleanup campaigns that are helpful to the community and the environment.” Clean Up Give Back was recently featured on WGN News; click here to watch as they clean an area of Chicago identified by the Mayor’s Office as most in need.  

Volunteers can create a one-time cleanup opportunity, start a chapter to host regular local events, or use the flexible service program to work on their own whenever they decide

  • To plan a club or friend group volunteer day for your location, click here.
  • To start a local chapter for on-going cleanups, click here.
  • To learn more about the Flexible Service Program for individuals, where we track your hours and give “Completion Letters”, click here.  

All of the necessary supplies (safety vest, grabber, etc) will be shipped directly to you. 

Help Us Grow!

Want to help us grow and serve more areas in need?  You, your friend group, or club could help with these:

  1. Start a “Earth Day Giving Campaign” for Clean Up – Give Back!
  2. Help us grow our Facebook Group called: Clean Up Give Back to Your Community. Engage others to care about the environment.
  3. Sponsor a Chapter Startup in a Socially Unjust Area.  For $250 you or your group can sponsor a chapter.  When there is lots of trash in the environment of an underserved community, individuals feel disenfranchised. You can help!
  4. Become a Lifetime Member. Donate $25 to support our cause.

We appreciate any way you help our organization.

Thank you for volunteering! 

Donna Adam, President

Clean Up – Give Back .Org

“Making the Community Better”

Call/text us today at 847-224-8592


Helping underserved kids find their own success in STEM

For those interested in making a difference, Y STEM and Chess Inc. (YSC) mission is to empower underserved and at-risk children with an opportunity to pursue STEM careers and change their life trajectory. We teach
underserved children remotely in chess, math, and computer science to empower them
to pursue STEM majors/professions with the support of professionals.
Our first focus is on our society’s unfulfilled need for students with a firm learning
foundation to pursue a life in the world of STEM. The second and primary focus of YSC is
fulfilling those needs, by working with the children of our socially and economically
underserved populations. We introduce and engage these in the world of STEM through our
curriculum. The goal is to provide students from this group the skills, knowledge, and
opportunity to enter STEM career paths, assist in solving the critical shortage of STEM-skilled
citizens, and helping their families escape poverty.

We work with schools with a large percentage of students qualifying for free or
reduced-cost lunch programs. Students of this group are often rebellious, not because they are
unable to learn but they respond to different learning approaches. We want our mentors to
become friends, role models, and confidants to establish a sense of belonging with our students
in the STEM community.

We are looking for vibrant individuals that have an animated passion for STEM and want
to share that joy with children from underserved backgrounds that are desperate for positive
mentors. You will be tutoring in chess, mathematics, and Computer Science (Python, Linux,
and Java) along with mentoring. Individuals that are interested in working with kids should
have knowledge of at least one of these concepts, clean background, patience, and willingness to
work with these types of children. We will help those interested in learning our method. Our
mentors will need to be available to volunteer for 1 hour to five hours a week completely remote.

To apply as a mentor please fill out this google form:

Any questions feel free to reach out to:
Devin Nakano
Founder and Lead Mentor
Y STEM and Chess Inc. 501 3 (c) organization. Proprietary Information ©

CalFresh Basics Webinar on 1/27 from 12-2pm

Texas A&M U-Commerce Chemistry M.S. Program

Neurocrine Biosciences Virtual Information Session and Recruitment Event

Neurocrine Biosciences, Medicinal Chemistry

Virtual Recruitment Event for UC San Diego

Wednesday, May 26, 5:00 PM | Zoom

Register HERE by May 24

Attend if you are interested in learning more about Neurocrine Biosciences, current and future career opportunities, and network with peers and an industry professional. This company is expanding and will continue to hire.

If you wish, please submit your resume for consideration for one of our current open positions through the registration site and the Neurocrine job opportunities page (listed at the bottom of the email). All interested candidates are welcome to stay after the informational session to join Neil Ashweek, PhD, Director of Medicinal Chemistry, in a short (~20 min 1:1) interview.

Wed, May 26 Agenda

5:00 PM – Overview of Neurocrine Biosciences

5:15 PM – Question and Answer session

5:30 PM and/or next day – one-on-one interviews (20-30 mins each)

Neurocrine Biosciences is a fully integrated drug discovery company with over $1 Billion in Revenue in 2020, Located in San Diego. We have internal expertise and resources for all aspects of drug discovery and development – from conception to product marketing. We are looking for highly qualified and motivated candidates for our growing Medicinal Chemistry team in 2021 and beyond.

Our preferred candidates would have a PhD (or be close to receiving their PhD) in Synthetic Organic Chemistry for these open positions. Any relevant industry or postdoc experience is a plus. Experienced MS/BS chemists are also possible.

Learn more about open opportunities and apply.

DuPont GOLD Seminar Competition

To attract underrepresented talent into the program, DuPont has been sponsoring and hosting a one-day seminar series and oral presentation competition at the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference since 2018.  This year, the conference will be held virtually. For more information visit the event website.

For 2021, the seminar competition will be held on Friday September 17th, 2021.  Applications will be accepted from May 9th to July 16th, 2021. The theme for 2021 competition is “Makers of New: Developing Innovation for Tomorrow”.

As in previous years, selected participants will give an oral presentation on their research, competing to win $1,000 and a guaranteed interview with a DuPont recruiter. Each participant will be also matched with a DuPont mentor to provide guidance and help them prepare for the competition and interview.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to network with DuPont recruiters and learn more about a career in industry.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, research summary, and a 500-word abstract explaining how their research could be impactful in a commercial or industrial setting to GOLD@dupont.com.  

Applicants must be pursuing degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, or closely-related fields. Participation in this conference session does not guarantee future consideration for employment by DuPont.