USD Benz Lab – Temp Research Position

Temporary Employment Opportunity at the University of San Diego, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry

A temporary researcher at the B.A./B.S. level or above is being sought to continue work on nanoporous metal organic framework (MOF) films in Professor Lauren Benz’s lab ( for approximately 3 months, or a maximum of $12,000 total in salary (plus benefits if applicable, exact compensation amount dependent on degree level and duration of work).  The position is flexible and may be either part- or full-time over the timeframe of mid-January through the end of August, pending NSF approval (expected shortly).

The work will entail the liquid phase in-situ epitaxial growth of MOF films on a substrate, and subsequent modification of surface chemistry. Film growth will be followed by ATR-IR, SEM/EDX, pXRD and QCM-D, so experience with these techniques is a plus.  These films will then be further investigated for their potential applications as membranes using QCM-D to monitor the binding of model compounds to the surface-modified frameworks.  If interested, the candidate may gain experience in the mentoring of undergraduate students though this is not a requirement.

Interested candidates please send your CV and available timeline (start date, end date, and whether you are seeking full or part-time work) to

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2016 HS-STEM Summer Internships- Applications Due December 16th

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas.


Undergraduate students receive a $6,000 stipend plus travel expenses.


Graduate students receive a $7,000 stipend plus travel expenses.


10-week research experiences are offered at:  Coast Guard Research and Development Center ● Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute ● Customs and Borders Protection ● Engineer Research and Development Center ● Federal Emergency Management Agency ● National Security Technologies ● National Urban Security Technology Laboratory ● Naval Research Laboratory ● Office for Interoperabilty and Compatibility ● Transportation Security Laboratory ● DOE National Laboratories: Argonne, Berkeley, Idaho, Livermore, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia


Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: December 16, 2015, 11:59PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at


For questions please email us at

The DHS Education Programs Team


Spring Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2016-03-21 to 2016-05-13

Application Link:

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Who should apply?: Anyone within one year of graduating from a master’s or PhD program or who has already obtained a master’s or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check out our Venture Beat article, or Harvard Business Review piece.

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Two Postdoctoral Positions Available – Harki Lab – University of Minnesota Medicinal Chemistry

The Harki lab ( at the University of Minnesota, Department of Medicinal Chemistry has immediate openings for two Postdoctoral Research Associates. Both positions are NIH-funded and the initial term of appointment is one year. Start dates are negotiable. Projects will involve the design, synthesis, and biochemical testing of small molecule inhibitors of biomedically important proteins. The ideal candidates will have strong training in synthetic organic chemistry with a Ph.D. in chemistry,
medicinal chemistry, or closely related area. Experience with protein-based spectroscopic assays and mammalian cell culture is desired, but not required. Highly motivated applicants with a desire to work across the chemistry-biology interface are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email Professor Harki,, the following application materials:
(I) A summary of research accomplishments,
(II) A current CV, and
(III) The names of two individuals that can be contacted to provide a letter of reference.


2016 Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) program

Center for Chemical Evolution Undergraduate Summer Research Program

            The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently recruiting students for our 10-week, paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. We are seeking undergraduate students at all levels that have an interest in chemical sciences and research who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in the chemical sciences. Interdisciplinary research areas include the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.
The Center for Chemical Evolution is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Chemical Innovation. Centers under this program are focused on productive collaborations to answer long term, fundamental challenges in chemistry. The CCE is working to understand how life may have emerged from chemistry.
The summer program dates vary depending on the adviser chosen. Possible research locations include Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, CA), Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA), Furman University (Greenville, SC), and the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL).


The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2016. Participants are assigned to a research mentor, and are paid a minimum $4500 stipend in addition to a travel allowance; on-campus housing is provided.
Women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions please contact Christopher Parsons at

2016 SCI Internship Applications due December 15, 2015

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Undergraduate Students!  We have a terrífic internship opportunity for you.  This is open to chemistry and chemical engineering majors who are US citizens or permanent residents with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. If you’re interested please visit for more information.

Applications for the SCI Scholars 2016 summer internship program are due December 15, 2015.

In this prestigious program, about 30 chemistry and chemical engineering majors will be selected for 10-week Summer 2016 internships. Winners will receive

  • $6,000-$10,000+ stipend, depending on the internship
  • Additional benefits for some internships
  • Certificate of recognition
  • Additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting
  • Opportunity to nominate an inspiring high school chemistry teacher for recognition with a certificate and $1,000


SCI Scholars is a summer internship program supported by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). Please contact the SCI Scholars program (; 202-872-6108) with any questions or comments.