The 19th Annual San Diego MedChem Sympos

The 19th Annual San Diego MedChem Symposium is scheduled for Friday, July 15th

Purdue University Big 10 + Grad Expo for Students

Students who join the mailing list by June 1, 2016, will be entered in a drawing for a free registration!

At the Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo on September 25th and 26th, 2016, students will:

  • Get an inside look at graduate school and the application process
  • Receive advice about funding opportunities from experts
  • Network with representatives from more than 100 of the nation’s top graduate institutions
  • Attend a premier graduate school fair


This two day mini-conference is especially designed for students interested in graduate education in:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Other science-related disciplines.


The Big Ten+ Graduate School Expo awarded more than $65,000 in travel scholarships last year.  Women and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to attend.


Visit for more information and to join our mailing list! 

Dalton Transactions Poster Prize Winner: Allie Yingyao Chen

Congratulations to Allie Yingyao Chen in being awarded the Dalton Transactions poster prize at the first University of California Symposium for Chemical Sciences!

Aerotek Recruitment

Aerotek is the largest privately held staffing agency in the United States. They help in placing Lab Students up to PhD candidates and are a free resource made available to anyone interested in new opportunities or just learning more about the with Biotech, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical companies industry and it’s standards.

Contact Simone Brandalise, Recruiter, (858) 609-2056 or for more information.

ComSciCon – Science Communication Workshop (September 2016)

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to apply now for the Communicating Science (ComSciCon-SD) workshop, to be held at UCSD in September, 2016. The ComSciCon workshop series is designed to empower graduate students to communicate the complex and technical concepts that arise in research in science, engineering and other technical fields to broad and diverse audiences, beyond fellow practitioners in the field.


Information about ComSciCon-SD can be found on our web page: We have an exciting program of events planned. Attendees will interact with fellow graduate student leaders in science communication, learn from expert writers and communicators, and will produce original writing for publication.


The ComSciCon-SD event will be held over 2 full days on September 16-17. The application for the workshop is open now and will close on May 15. There will be no cost or fee to attendees, but only a limited number of spots are available. Attendees will be selected through a competitive application process.


This workshop will be held in collaboration with Kavli Institute of Brain and Mind, UCSD Grad Division and grAdvantage, UCSD Divisions of Biological, Physical, and Social Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, and UCSD Cognitive Science. The conference is being organized organized by UCSD graduate students and post-docs.


For more information, please contact ComSciCon SD directly (

ACS Supercritical Fluid Chromatography Symposium – Mon, May 23

Latitude Pharmaceuticals, Inc. – Open Position


Chem/Biochem Industry Panel – Tuesday, May 3 at 2pm

In our continuing efforts to help you explore and achieve your post-graduation career goals, we are pleased to announce an Industry Career Panel event, co-hosted by SWIGS and Student Affairs! We have put together a wonderful panel (including some of our UCSD Chemistry/Biochemistry PhD alum!) who will share their personal insights and advice on career paths in industry.


The Industry Career Panel will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd at 2pm in the NSB auditorium. We hope that many of you will join us for this special event. Delicious refreshments will be served!


A list of our panelists is included below, and the event will be moderated by a few of your fellow grads.


Industry Panelists:

Erin Bomati, Illumina

Lindsay Dawson, ThermoFisher Scientific

Martin Ellinger, Morrison & Foerster, Patent Law

Sandra Rodriguez-Cruz, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

Jay Srirangam, Pfizer


*Please RSVP to Jeanine ( via email if you plan to attend.*


We would like to plan more career-related events for you, so we welcome your feedback on topics, speakers, and resources that would be of most value to you!


Thank you!

Social Media for Campus Researchers and Faculty: Friday, April 22

Dear Colleagues:


Last year, University Communications and Public Affairs launched a series of events for faculty, staff and students to learn about using social media effectively and professionally. After the success of our first series, we are pleased to offer this program again for 2016.


Faculty, researchers and graduate students are invited to a free seminar that will address how social media can be a powerful tool for UC San Diego community members to share their work, network with colleagues on campus and around the world, and learn from others in their fields.


Please join us for an interactive discussion about social media:


Social Media for Campus Researchers and Faculty

Friday, April 22, noon-1:30 p.m.

UC San Diego Faculty Club

Register on Eventbrite


The event will feature brief talks by three social media savvy academics: Nora Williams, assistant research scientist at Rady School of Management; Alison “Alie Astrocyte” Caldwell, graduate student in neurosciences; and Clinton Tolley, associate professor of philosophy. Each will share their experiences with social media, from using YouTube for science communication to joining the conversation on Twitter, and the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way. 

We hope you will join us for this special presentation to help you hone your digital communication skills. As the individuals who research, create and learn here every day, you will see how to tell a compelling story about your research and our institution.


We look forward to your participation.


Clare Kristofco

Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff


Queer Grad Coffee Hour, Thurs, 4/14 at the LGBT Resource Center

Queer Grad Coffee Hour
Thursday |April 14 |9-10:30a |LGBT Resource Center

Are you a Queer Graduate Student? Want to connect and meet other graduate students?

Stop by the LGBT Resource Center to sip coffee and chat.


Join the UCSD Q Grad Facebook Group, too!