May Seminars – Don’t Miss Out!

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Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting

The SDCSB’s Systems-To-Synthesis Meeting (Spring 2018)

Thursday, May 17, 2018
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, including Happy Hour

UC San Diego, Medical Education & Telemedicine (MET) building, Rooms 141 & 143

The SDCSB’s Quarterly Systems-to-Synthesis Meeting (“Spring S2S”) will feature short talks and posters by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from labs throughout the SDCSB, followed by happy hour. All faculty members and trainees – graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists and staff members – working on SDCSB-related projects are expected to attend.

This meeting is open to the public but seating is limited so please register early:

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April Seminars

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“Challenging Drug Targets, a Biophysical Perspective”

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Seminar – Derik Frantz, PhD

Prof. Frantz will also be holding a Q&A session about teaching and carrying out research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution after his talk from 2-230. Post-docs or grad students thinking about pursuing a career balanced between teaching and research are invited to attend.


Women in STEM Networking Event

For more details on the speakers and to rsvp for this event, please click here

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Don’t Miss Out! Checkout these Seminars!

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Green Talks- Environmental Sympoisum

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ISC is a student-led, nonprofit organization that is built on a network of sustainable students, community leaders, staff, and faculty to unite sustainable practices and efforts in the San Diego community.

The ISC is hosting its third annual Green Talks event, an environmental symposium aimed to celebrate our community’s efforts in sustainability and spark discussion about a greener future. This year  we will have various speakers representing sustainability topics ranging from the Sustainability Office of the City of San Diego to the UCSD Global Food Initiative, and more! In addition, we will have a networking session with the speakers and UCSD environmental organizations after the event.

Green Talks will be held Monday, April 30th, 2018, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. in the Price Center East Ballroom at UCSD. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

At this event, we will be providing free lemongrass, hosting an art gallery presented by Sustainability Ambassadors, and there will also be the opportunity to win a raffle prize! We are proudly sponsored by UCSD Housing and Dining and Ecogrounds, who will be providing complimentary free trade coffee, and Cafe Gratitude, who are providing complimentary gift cards.

Please RSVP at:

Also check out our Facebook event at:

Visit our the ISC website at

MCAT Teaching Opportunity

Looking for a rewarding, flexible and lucrative part-time job that makes use of your knowledge and passion for chemistry? Consider applying to be an MCAT General or Organic Chemistry instructor for The Princeton Review, California’s leader in MCAT preparation.

As an MCAT GChem or OChem instructor, you will prepare classes of 15-25 undergrads for the chemistry topics covered on the MCAT. You don’t need to be a pre-med or have any prior experience with the test; we will train you in everything you need to know about MCAT content, test-taking strategy and how to adapt your knowledge to the specific type of students you’ll be serving.

General Chemistry Lecture Topics Include

Moles and Stoichiometry

Atomic Structure and Periodic Trends

Bonding and Intermolecular Forces


Phases and Gases

Kinetics, Equilibrium

Acids and Bases

Redox and Electrochemistry

Radioactive Decay

Organic Chemistry Lecture Topics Include

Structure and Stability

Separation Techniques and Spectroscopy

Carbonyl Chemistry

Biologically Important Molecules

We are hiring teachers to start in La Jolla (we offer courses right across the street from UCSD) in June and are looking for candidates who will continue to teach on a part-time basis, year-round, for at least the next year.


  • Bright, dynamic, and engaging personality
  • Possess or are currently pursuing a bachelor’s or advanced degree in chemistry or related field
  • Teaching or tutoring experience is preferred, but not required (TA, UGSI or on-campus tutoring is great)
  • Ability to understand and teach both content and test-taking strategy at a high level
  • Availability to consistently teach part time for TPR for at least the next year
  • Reliable means of transportation


Why Our Teachers Love What They Do

  • Meaningful, rewarding work helping aspiring doctors achieve their dreams
  • Flexible scheduling and hours
  • Plenty of opportunity for professional development
  • Competitive pay (starting wage depends on experience)
  • Thorough training and support
  • Excellent materials
  • They get to keep their undergraduate-level science skills sharp


How to Apply

Please start by completing an online application at the link below.

Click here to apply online!


We’ll then follow up with a three-part interview process for qualified applicants.

  1. Interview Part One: Phone interview
  2. Interview Part Two: Teaching Audition
  3. Interview Part Three: Qualifying Test


If all goes well, you’ll be admitted to our MCAT instructor training program in May, where you’ll learn about our curriculum as well as our teaching methods and philosophy. After this training, you’ll receive your Princeton Review certification and will start teaching classes in June.

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Feel free to shoot me an e-mail at if you have any questions.



Mike Attia

West Region Teacher Recruiter

The Princeton Review

GSA – Grad Mixer

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