The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications! – Due 5/15

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2018 Solicitation 1 cycle, for project periods beginning anytime between October 29, 2018 and March 4, 2019.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 300 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at


UCSD Social Innovation Sprint SP18 – April 14 & 21

Want to learn about design thinking and social entrepreneurship, develop solutions to pressing social issues, earn a UCSD certificate, and compete for $15k worth of prizes? Then check out the Social Innovation Sprint, a two-day workshop + design competition hosted by the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Rady School of Management. Faculty will guide teams of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students to define, prototype and pitch solutions to a panel of CEOs, educators, and city officials. The design challenge this quarter will focus on issues relevant to the San Diego-Tijuana border region, including environmental justice, sustainable education, healthcare access, and migration.


Applications are now open for the SP18 offering: SP18 flyer

Fifth Annual “What Can You Be with a PhD?” STEM Career Symposium – Discount registration deadline 3/17

The  Postdoctoral Associations of UC San Diego (PDA), Salk, Sanford Burnham, Scripps, and our sponsors would like to invite you to our Fifth Annual “What Can You Be with a PhD?” STEM Career Symposium! This unique event is designed to help you, future innovators and leaders, explore a wide range of career opportunities, including those outside the traditional academic career track.

As fellow PhD scientists and engineers, the creators of this Symposium share the same career questions and dilemmas and have worked to address these questions by bringing resources directly to our community. This one-day event will feature a variety of career paths from both public and private sectors. Importantly, in our interactive sessions you will have the opportunity to network with professionals who have successfully transitioned outside of academia. We have had great success in the past with over 150 attendees and 50 panelists last year, covering a wide range of career paths including Research and Development, Consulting, Project Management, Entrepreneurship and Science Policy to name a few.  This year’s panelist information will be available on our website at: 2018 STEM Career Symposium

We hope you will take advantage of what the Symposium offers as you progress in your career search and discover your full potential!
The STEM Career Symposium is a full day event (with breakfast, lunch, and evening refreshments/appetizers provided) that will take place on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

Early bird discounts extended to the 17th of March!

Register now via our Eventbrite page: STEM Symposium registration link to take advantage of the discounts and for a chance to win a free drink ticket to the evening networking reception!

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact the UCSD PDA Career Development Program at

Flagship Pioneering Summer Fellowship Program – Info Session today at 12:00pm

Today March 16th


UC San Diego Career Center

Round Room
Flagship Pioneering was founded in 2000 with a singular vision: to conceive, create, resource and grow first-in-class, unprecedented life sciences ventures that transform human health and sustainability. To date, they have fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures resulting in $20 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents. Through their in-house innovation foundry, Flagship Venture Labs, they have founded companies such as Moderna Therapeutics, Rubius Therapeutics, Indigo Agriculture, and many more.
For their Fellows program, they are looking for outstanding, creative scientists, engineers, inventors, and budding entrepreneurs who want to stay rooted in science while pushing the creative bounds of an alternative path. Fellows work hand-in-hand with seasoned professionals through the “Exploration” phase of Flagship’s process (more in the attached PDF). They accept PhDs, MDs, and MBAs (with science background) into the program. A portion of fellows are offered employment opportunities within the Flagship ecosystem as associates within Flagship Venture Labs or in a portfolio company. They are currently accepting applications for this summer. Apply online at


For additional questions about Flagship and the fellows program, feel contact Dr. George Voren (, a Flagship associate and recent graduate from The Scripps Research Institute.

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Temporary Faculty Position in Organic Chemistry – Kansas State University

The Department of Chemistry ( invites applications for a temporary faculty position in Organic Chemistry at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor to begin in August 2018. A Ph.D. in chemistry is required. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses in organic chemistry per semester at the undergraduate level, to a diverse population of students.  Applicants should submit their application as one (1) complete pdf file that includes a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and email contact information of three references at this website: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment. Informal inquiries about the position can be made to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor Stefan Bossmann (, Department of Chemistry, 213 CBC Building, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS 66506. Screening of applications will begin on 04/02/2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. In accordance with Board of Regents policy, a background check will be required for the successful candidate.

Term Faculty Position, Organic Chemistry, USF

University of San Francisco is looking for a one-year term faculty member in synthetic organic chemistry for the 2018-2019 academic year. If people have questions about the position, email Dr. William Karney, contact information below.

William L. Karney
Professor and Chair, Dept. of Chemistry

Professor, Dept. of Environmental Science
University of San Francisco
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