Summer Internship Program

We are pleased to announce the fourth year of the summer internship program, SCI Scholars, for chemistry and chemical engineering undergraduates.

The program is a joint effort of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

Program details:

  • Thirty-five scholars will be chosen for internship positions in the summer of 2013.
  • SCI Scholars receive $6,000-$10,000+ for a ten-week internship.
  • Students will be awarded a certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting.
  • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.
  • Applications are due December 14, 2012 (December 15, 3 a.m EST).
  • Interested students should visit to fill out an application and get more information.


Technical Agent (Chemist) Position

Technical Agent (Chemist) Position


Metarom Neotech is currently searching for a Chemist to assist the R&D team in our San Diego site. Metarom Neotech is a fast growing flavor company founded in Canada 5 years ago. A new site in San Diego opened about 2 years ago and we are actively looking for:


  • Experienced Technical Chemist
    • The candidate should have at least 1 to 3 years of experience in Chemistry.
    • The candidate should have a strong college background either Chemistry or Food Chemistry
    • The candidate should know all basic computer programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • A strong analytical experience with GC-MS and a willingness to learn flavor chemistry is needed.
    • Culinary capabilities and interest would be a must.


  • Team approached vision
    • The candidate should have a team approach to favour the fulfilment of our customer’s needs. Along with the Sales department and the Production group, the new candidate should find solutions assist the flavorists in their day-to-day R&D development..


We offer a good 401K program and a competitive remuneration. A good technical training will be given to the chosen candidate.


If you are interested for this position, please send your resume to





Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Fordham University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Fordham University

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2013. A Ph.D. in Chemistry and post-doctoral experience are expected. Applicants with a background in Chemical Biology or Materials Science are encouraged.Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate chemistry lectures and laboratory courses, maintaining a research program involving undergraduates, and possibly developing an upper level course for chemistry majors and/or a course for non-science majors. Send CV, graduate transcripts, publications list, description of proposed research, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2012 to Dr. Robert Beer at University is an independent, Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition and welcomes applications from men and women of any background. Fordham is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Assistant Professor Position

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory- An Introduction and Opportunities for UCSD Students and Faculty

Dr. Bruce Warner (Revelle ‘73)
Principal Associate Director, LLNL

Tuesday, November 13th
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Calit2 Atkinson Auditorium, UC San Diego
Light Reception from 4:30-5:00 pm

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has supported U.S. national security for over 60
years with science and technology innovations. Dr. Bruce Warner will give an introduction to the
laboratory, talk about it’s current mission and the current national security challenges that LLNL is
engaging in. Dr. Warner will also discuss opportunities for UCSD students and faculty at LLNL. LLNL
has a mission of strengthening the United States’ security through development and application of
world‐class science and technology to: enhance the nation’s defense; reduce the global threat from
terrorism and weapons of mass destruction; and respond with vision, quality, integrity and technical
excellence to scientific issues of national importance.

more info

L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science 2013

November 5 is the commencement of the L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science 2013 Fellowship Program. The applications will be available at under the For Women In Science/US Fellowship tab. The program is entering its tenth year and since its launch in 2003, L’Oréal USA’s Fellowship program has recognized and rewarded 45 extraordinarily talented young women scientists engaged in breakthrough research projects at leading universities and research institutions across the country.

I invite you to partner with us to communicate this special fellowship program for exceptional female post-doctoral researchers to your community.

The L’Oréal USA Fellowships For Women In Science awards five post-doctoral women scientists with grants of up to $60,000. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics.

I have attached materials to help you share information about this prestigious fellowship program with your community, and hope that with your help we can encourage some of your institution’s outstanding women post-docs to apply.

The application and more information on the Fellowships can be found on our website, as of November 5. We will also be communicating additional information via our Facebook page: L’Oreal USA For Women In Science. Should you have any questions or require more information, please e-mail me at

FWIS Program

Salk Institute Faculty search


The Salk Institute invites applications for a faculty position in the Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory (MCBL) at the Salk Institute. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent research program using innovative approaches for cancer research. The candidate will be located in the MCBL and will join an intellectually vibrant and interactive group of faculty on the floor (, and other faculty members in the Salk Institute Cancer Center. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and a strong record of research achievements. Preference will be given to junior faculty candidates.

Salk Institute is a collaborative research environment internationally renowned for research in the areas of cancer, molecular and developmental biology, plant biology and neuroscience and offers a highly interactive and stimulating environment. We seek interactive individuals who are passionate in their pursuit of important problems in basic science. Salk Institute offers an outstanding start-up package, a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit an online application at our Web site (job #D601). A curriculum vitae and description of present and future scientific endeavors are required. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the referees to For more information about the position please contact Dr. Tony Hunter at

Review of applications with all required materials will begin on December 1, 2012, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium

We are currently seeking nominations of students to be considered for the 12th Annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital National Graduate Student Symposium (NGSS). This exceptional academic and professional development opportunity for PhD-level students will be held March 26 – 30, 2013, on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN. The NGSS is an all-expenses-paid symposium to which 40 of the top PhD-level graduate students from around the country are invited to participate. To be eligible, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and their estimated graduation date must be between April 2013 and July 2014.


Preference will be given to students whose work is relevant to the ongoing research at St. Jude. Information about our current research programs is available at In addition, the 2012 St. Jude Scientific Report can be viewed at Neither the symposium nor the application process is advertised; thus, students can apply only if they are nominated by a faculty advisor. There is no limit to the number of students an individual can nominate; however, nominations must be received by October 31, 2012. Please feel free to forward this information to your Graduate Program Directors or other faculty members who may wish to nominate their best students. Invitations to apply will be sent to nominated students in November, and completed applications must be received by December 6, 2012.


A committee of St. Jude faculty members will review all applications and select the students who will be invited to attend the symposium. Those selected will be notified by January 24, 2013. To nominate one (or more) PhD candidates to be invited to apply for the NGSS, please send his or her name, e-mail address, and approximate graduation date to Nomination of exceptional under-represented minority students is encouraged.


For students graduating before April 2013 who are interested in postdoctoral fellowships at St. Jude, please contact


Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources

“The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is pleased to offer fellowships generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources…

“The program offers about fifteen competitively awarded fellowships a year. Each provides a stipend of $2,000 per month for periods ranging from 9-12 months. Each fellow will receive an additional $1,000 upon participating in a symposium on research in original sources and submitting a report acceptable to CLIR on the research experience. Thus the maximum award will be $25,000.”

To be eligible, you must “plan to do dissertation research primarily in original source material in the holdings of archives, libraries, historical societies, museums, related repositories, or a combination.” Note that this award is for students in the earlier stages of dissertation research, not for those who are ready to start writing about the research they’ve already done.
International students are eligible.

Application deadline: November 15, 2012

Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop

Intellectual Property and Licensing Workshop
Thursday, November 8th, 2012, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Bldg 12 Auditorium

This workshop will bring together researchers, attorneys and Intellectual Property managers from local academic institutes, law firms and industry, interested in protecting their IP and licensing activities. With the recent implementation of the “America Invents Act”, changes in the patent law and prosecution procedures will have a substantial effect on patent filing, patent prosecution, and technology licensing in the field of life sciences.

The potential impact on patent portfolio development in the coming years will be tremendous and it is essential to understand the entire IP process in the context of academic/industry collaborations. Local academic managers, lawyers and industry speakers will discuss the IP and licensing process with special emphasis on these collaborations.

Starting from the basics of IP, the workshop will build on topics covering the field of licensing, patent infringement, contracts, and agreements. There will be questions and answers after each talk to discuss each topic in depth.

***Participation is FREE. Registration is limited to 120 participants ***

Confirmed Speakers:
Mr. Mark Abumeri (Knobbe Martens)
Dr. Abhijit Afzalpurkar (Life Technologies Corporation)
Dr. Grai Andreason (UCSD)
Dr. Melissa Fitzgerald (Pfizer Inc.)
Dr. Brenden Gingrich (Knobbe Martens)
Dr. Robert MacWright (Salk Institute)
Mr. Leonard R. Svensson (BSKB, LLP)
***Workshop Organizer: Kamala Janiyani***

San Diego Center for Systems Biology – SDCSB. Email:
Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute – SBMRI
Online Registration Required
Registration is now open. Deadline: November 1, 2012.
Limited to 120 registered attendees. No walk-ins allowed; strictly enforced.

Contact info:
San Diego Center for Systems Biology – SDCSB
Phone: 858-534-3578

Rowland Junior Fellows

We are now accepting applications for the Rowland Junior Fellowship Program, which currently has nine Fellows. A look at our website will show that they are a scientifically diverse group. Applications for this ninth annual round will be accepted through November 30, 2012. We expect to take two new Junior Fellows next year.

The Rowland Junior Fellows are young experimentalists who have the opportunity to perform independent research under ideal conditions: a five year term, full salary, funding for start-up, operation, and a postdoc, help from technicians, and, best of all, full access to the Institute’s shops and services.

These Fellows are unusual people, with both good ideas and good hands. They are selected for their scientific achievement, their creativity, their resourcefulness as experimentalists and their ability to work independently. We have been very pleased with the quality of the candidates over the years. Our Junior Fellows have proven to be a very mature and interactive group, and we look forward to continuing that tradition.

We are again soliciting applications in all the natural sciences and engineering, with special attention to interdisciplinary research and the development of new instrumental methods. Although we put no hard restriction on prior experience or career path, the program is aimed at fresh Ph.D’s or postdocs with up to two years experience.

I hope that you will bring this exciting opportunity to the attention of promising candidates and encourage them to apply. A brochure on the program is enclosed. In a few days, we will send you an e-mail with a PDF version of the brochure, convenient for distribution to your faculty, and students and postdocs.