Tenure Track Position at Sonoma State University

Tenure Track Position Announcement

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Sonoma State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level.  Although all qualified applicants will be considered, preference will be given to Ph.D. Chemists that are qualified to teach physical or inorganic chemistry as well as lower division, capstone, and general education chemistry courses. Applicants with research areas in computational chemistry, chemistry education, and/or materials chemistry are of interest. The position will start in August of 2016 and includes teaching, research with undergraduates, and service.  For complete information about the position application, see the detailed Position Opportunity Announcement posted at:

SSU Jobs: https://www.sonoma.edu/jobs/


For more information about the application process: POA 104029

Please contact Jennifer Whiles Lillig, Chair of the Search Committee with any questions



Case Western Reserve University Molecular Medicine PhD Program Application

Dear Prospective Student,

I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about the Case Western Reserve University Molecular Medicine PhD Program. I serve as the Recruiting and Administrative Coordinator and we are eagerly looking for highly motivated students like you. Our PhD program is very unique as it is an academic partnership between the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). This program brings clinical relevance to laboratory research. A new ranking of national universities based on their “lasting contributions to society” puts Case Western Reserve 11th in the country, just behind Carnegie Mellon and ahead of Princeton, Dartmouth and Cornell universities. Cleveland Clinic has consistently been named one of the nation’s best hospitals and the Lerner Research Institute has more than 175 faculty investigators who have appointments within the Department of Molecular Medicine at CWRU. As a student in this program you will get to work on disease oriented programs that include cancer, cardiovascular, neurologic, musculoskeletal, eye, allergic and immunologic, metabolic, genetic, infectious diseases and more. Also all students accepted into the Molecular Medicine program will receive $28,500 a year stipend (effective 2016) and free tuition throughout their graduate training. All students admitted into the program will also have core curriculum books and laptop provided. Student health insurance will also be provided through CWRU.

Our program is a unique opportunity that allows you the best of both worlds: The opportunity to pursue a PhD program in both a university and in a healthcare atmosphere; the opportunity to join the group of thousands of Cleveland Clinic scientists that continue to make advancements in the field of research. If you’re interested in learning more about our program please fill out the information through the Molecular Medicine PhD Interest Form. Our application is due on January 15th, 2016 and you can learn more about the program here.  Please let me know if I can be any questions regarding our program. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Rebecca Windover

For more information please contact:

Rebecca Windover, M.Ed | Recruiting and Administrative Coordinator|Research Education|

Lerner Research Institute | Molecular Medicine CWRU | Cleveland Clinic ND46|

9500 Euclid Ave. | Cleveland, OH 44195 | (216) 445-9417 |


NSF Survey Ranks UC San Diego’s Chemist

NSF Survey Ranks UC San Diego’s Chemistry & Biochemistry Research Spending No. 5 in the U.S.

Academic research spending by UC San Diego’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry totaled $31.4 Million in FY2013, 5th highest for U.S. research universities and colleges in 2013, compared to $27.4 Million and 8th highest for U.S. research universities and colleges in FY 2012. Federally funded research support accounted for 85.2% and 83.2% of FY2013 and FY2012 Chemistry & Biochemistry R&D expenditures, respectively. The data and rankings were published as part of the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Higher Education Research & Development (HERD) Survey for Fiscal Year 2013 (its most recent report). The HERD Survey is an annual census and the primary source of information on R&D expenditures at U.S. colleges and universities; it collects information on R&D expenditures by field of research, types of research and expenses, and sources of funds.


The American Academy of Arts and Science

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is pleased to invite you and your colleagues within the chemistry and biochemistry department to a panel discussion on how science impacts our society.

Scientific Advances and their Impact on Society will be held on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Duane J. Roth Auditorium at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine (La Jolla) with a reception to follow. Additional programmatic details and a link to register for this event can be found here: http://www.amacad.org/content/members/cEventRegForm.aspx?id=20185

This event will feature the following speakers: Gordon N. Gill (UCSD School of Medicine), Jonathan F. Fanton (American Academy of the Arts and Sciences), Lawrence Goldstein (UCSD School of Medicine, UC San Diego Stem Cell Program, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine), John H. Evans (University of California, San Diego), Lisa Madlensky (University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center), and J. Craig Venter (Human Longevity, Inc.).

I hope that you find the attached invitation useful both as a reference for yourself and for sharing with students, faculty, and staff in your department. Thank you, for example, for sending this to any departmental listservs that you maintain, posting it on your departmental intranet, or including it in any newsletters you may produce for your department.

All participants are asked to register online at by Wednesday, October 7. For questions, please contact the Academy at mevents@amacad.org.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this event.


Courtney Mongell
Communications Associate
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
617.576.5004 (office)


Twitter: @americanacad
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanacad

Boston Consulting Group (BCG): first ever recruiting visit to UCSD, Oct 6

BCG recruiting visit

Graduate Research Opportunity: DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) – now accepting applications!

Subject: The DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications!



Dear Colleagues,


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 2015 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Tuesday December 15, 2015.


*Update for the 2015 Solicitation 2: The SCGSR program is now open to graduate students with Permanent Resident status, in addition to U.S. Citizens, who meet all other eligibility requirements. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.


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 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 while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. 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 during the award period.


The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2015 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 1, 2016 and September 30, 2016.


The 2014 program solicitation and the 2015 Solicitation 1 have resulted in awards to a total of 112 graduate students from more than 50 different universities to conduct thesis research at 15 DOE national laboratories.

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, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).


For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Invitation to Intuit’s Women in Tech Speaker Series

If interested, please sign up by Sunday, October 4th at http://goo.gl/forms/O3x6pDrqsC to guarantee admission. The event is open to everyone and there will be delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks!

Women in Tech Speaker Series

2015 NIH Regional Seminar – Grad Student Volunteers

Dear UCSD Community:

UCSD is the regional host for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration. Please help us make it a success and attend for free!

On behalf of the National Institutes of Health, I would like to thank you for considering volunteering for the NIH Regional Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration! In less than two months’ time, we will be meeting in San Diego for what we anticipate to be a successful seminar because of your dedication and enthusiasm.

 This letter outlines details that are specific to your role as a volunteer. Please note the volunteer orientation section below. We realize that many of you, in addition to volunteering, will also be attending the Seminar. You will receive a separate letter with general Seminar and area information.

Online Registration

To register as a volunteer for this event, please complete our online form at: https://www.regonline.com/2015regionals-volunteers-sandiego

When prompted for an access code, please enter Volunteer2015 to begin your registration.

Volunteer Orientation

We will be holding a volunteer orientation each morning prior to the day’s events to detail your responsibilities and answer all your questions. Although you are welcome to attend the session that is most convenient for you, the days of the seminar are often hectic, so we require your attendance at the orientation so you can learn about your role as a volunteer at the orientation rather than on-the-job! The available sessions are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 14, at 7:00am at the hotel (Room TBD)
  • Thursday, October 15, at 7:00am at the hotel (Room TBD)
  • Friday, October 16, at 7:00am at the hotel (Room TBD)

Description of Volunteer Responsibilities

There are a number of options for volunteer responsibilities. We ask that all volunteers commit to being present for the entire day for which they volunteer. As you register online, you will be required to select the sessions and roles you would like to perform throughout the day. Please note these assignments are tentative and you will receive a confirmation letter detailing your schedule closer to the event.

Volunteer options:

  • Registration: Registration volunteers will register people on-site and may also ensure each person requesting entrance has a valid registration.
  • Room Monitor for Sessions: Room Monitor volunteers will attend the identified session to assist with speaker requests; assist people in being seated; set up name tents; take headcounts; hand out evaluation forms; and display time-warning signs to the speaker.
  • Room Monitor for 1:1: Room Monitor volunteers for the “Meet the Experts” 1:1 session will help attendees using the computer kiosks to sign up to meet with faculty experts.  They will also take headcounts and hand out evaluation forms, and provide any assistance needed to the faculty experts. Please note that this task will be assigned to you for the entire day.
  • Data: Data Entry volunteers will enter evaluation data from paper forms; etc.

 Float: Floater volunteers will assist with any of the above tasks as needed. They may also set up lunch table topics; assist in break down activities and packing, and any other duties as needed.  Note that a Float assignment is not a break.

Volunteer Lounge

On the seminar, there will be a volunteer lounge (Room name and location TBD). Please consider this your space during breaks – you are welcome to leave coats, bags, etc. there, although doors will not be locked.

Hotel and Transportation Information

The Seminar is taking place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel in Downtown San Diego. The address is 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101.

On-site parking costs $25/day (with in-and-out privileges), and valet parking costs $34/day.

You may also opt to take public transportation. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (SDMTS) provides service throughout San Diego, with stops spanning from San Ysidro to Santee. The green line provides service through downtown via Harbor Drive and the hotel is located closest to the Gaslamp Quarter station. For more information on the SDMTS, click here.

Contact Information

I will be your primary volunteer coordinator on-site and can be reached at all times up to and during the seminar should you have any questions.  Contact me by email at bsilverman@rippleeffect.com or by phone at (800) 277-5708 x707.

I look forward to meeting you all at orientation and working with you to put on a successful Seminar!

Warm regards,


Brian Silverman

Ripple Effect Communications, Inc.

2400 Research Boulevard, Suite 305

Rockville, Maryland 20850

Phone: 800-277-5708 x707

E-mail:  bsilverman@rippleeffect.com


UCSD Contact for This Event:

Megan Murphy

ORU Core Services Event Coordinator

Email: mem001@ucsd.edu



2016-17 Call for Applications – UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

University of California, San Diego


September 24, 2015


SUBJECT: 2016-2017 Call for Applications – UC President’s Postdoctoral
Fellowship Program

The University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
has announced the 2016-2017 Call for Applications. The application
deadline is November 1, 2015.

The President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established in 1984
to encourage outstanding women and minority Ph.D. recipients to pursue
academic careers at the University of California.

The program is seeking applicants with the potential to bring to their
academic and research careers the critical perspective that comes from
their non-traditional educational background or understanding of the
experiences of members of groups historically under-represented in
higher education in the United States.

This is an excellent opportunity for scholars in all fields whose
research, teaching, and service will contribute to the diversity and
equal opportunity. The program offers a salary with benefits, faculty
mentoring, professional network of fellows across the ten UC campuses,
and hiring incentives for faculty appointments.

Please share this information with outstanding graduate students, PhD
candidates, and postdoctoral appointees – both on our campus and beyond
– who may eligible for this prestigious award.

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS. Fellowships are awarded for research conducted
at any one of the University of California’s ten campuses. The award
includes a salary starting at $44,500 depending on field and experience,
benefits including health insurance and paid vacation/sick leave, and up
to $5,000 for research-related and program travel expenses. Each award
is for a minimum of 12-months and may be renewable for an additional
term upon demonstration of academic/research productivity.

ELIGIBILITY. Applicants must receive a Ph.D. from an accredited
university before the start of their fellowship. Successful applicants
must present documents demonstrating that they are legally authorized to
work in the United States without restrictions or limitations.
Individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for
Childhood Arrivals program are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION.  Apply online at http://ppfp.ucop.edu/

DEADLINE: November 1, 2015

For more information, visit http://ppfp.ucop.edu/info/ or email

Becky Petitt
Vice Chancellor –
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Natalia Molina
Associate Vice Chancellor –
Faculty Diversity and Equity
Coordinator, UC San Diego Chancellor’s
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Instructor and Inorganic Assistant Professor searches at Kansas State

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