Congratulations to our new volleyball tournament champions Team B O S S !

Congratulations to our new volleyball tournament champions Team B O S S ! It was great seeing everyone yesterday! Happy Summer!


Test Preparation Instructor Positions (San Diego & San Marcos)

Test Preparation Instructor Positions

We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE, SAT and/or ACT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays (GRE and SAT) and/or Saturdays (ACT).  We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. As the best test prep value, our company offers six week, high-quality test preparation courses at a value price.

Salary: $45/hour for GRE classroom instruction; $35/hour for SAT and ACT classroom instruction.

  • Education: Current graduate or professional student Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.; or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s degree, or J.D.
  • Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, or ACT.
  • Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one semester/quarter lecture, lab, discussion, recitation, etc. class. Prior university teaching experience is required.
  • Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have bothexcellent math and verbal/writing skills. Xceptional Prep Instructors teach the entire course.
  • Consistent Weekend Commitment: Our test preparation offerings depend upon instructor reliability, commitment and consistency. We seek instructors who can teach on consecutive weekends: Our 6 Week GRE and SAT Courses are taught on Sundays; Our 6 Week ACT Courses are taught on Saturdays. Instructors can teach anywhere from 3 to 9 hours per weekend depending upon location.

How to Apply:

If interested, please submit your:

(1) Cover Letter
(2) Resume or Vita
(3) Test Scores

via e-mail to:

Tour of Pfizer labs in La Jolla | 7/14 – 10-11am

Hello Graduate & Postdoctoral Scholars!

Please see the message below from Graduate Student Kelsey Krug:

Interested in a career in industry? Join SIMPA on our tour of the Pfizer labs in La Jolla on July 14 from 10-11 A.M.! We will be visiting the structural biology and synthetic chemistry departments on a tour led by scientists at Pfizer. You will be able to learn more about ongoing projects, the challenges of drug discovery, and the culture at Pfizer.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by emailing SIMPA at by July 7. Availability is limited to 15-20 spots, so sign up early to take advantage of this opportunity. Additionally, keep an eye out for more SIMPA industry lab tours at Celgene and Eli Lilly!

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2017 Stanford Johnson Symposium | October 13, 2017

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Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

Solar Fuels Conference Comes to Campus

Inorganic Seminar – June 16

Seminar 6-13

Student Intern Opportunity at Pfizer La Jolla

Student Intern Opportunity at Pfizer La Jolla

The open access analytical science group is looking for a bright and motivated sophomore student, from a local four-year university, to join the team in supporting medicinal chemistry projects at Pfizer La Jolla. The successful candidate will be given initial training and is expected to apply his or her scientific knowledge in the real world setting, thus to continuously learn new skills while doing required work.

Examples of tasks to be performed: 1. Adhere to workplace safety rules and regulations. 2. Perform preventive QC test of analytical instruments (LC/MS, GC/MS, SFC/MS, NMR, etc), interpret the test results and take necessary actions to correct common issues. 3. Order supplies and organize the open access and research labs. 4. Participate in research activities in the fields of analytical chemistry & lab automation.

Requirements: 1. All applicants must be authorized to work for Pfizer in the U.S. at the time of the commencement of employment. 2. Demonstrated knowledge of college level chemistry and an ability to apply such knowledge in real work setting 3. Ability to communicate clearly and work in a fast-paced team environment 4. Self-motivated, reliable and available for 20 hours of work as sophomore, junior and senior student 5. Some of the activities require adequate physical strength

Work Hours: 1. 4 hours per day, Monday – Friday, during core business hours between 8am and 5pm; more hours per day might be available during summer 2. Performance evaluation will be given periodically; this opportunity may be extended up to 3 years at the level of 20 hours/week, subject to satisfactory performance and available funding

Contact: Wei Wang, Ph.D. Open Access Analytical Sciences Pfizer Oncology Medicinal Chemistry 10770 Science Center Drive 858 622 7432