How to Beat the GRE Workshop!

Pfizer Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity Fellowship Program – Deadline: 11/15/19

Dear Students,

Pfizer is offering their Academic-Industrial Relations Diversity fellowship program for the 2019 – 2020 academic year. Pfizer is looking for enthusiastic undergraduates from historically under-represented ethnic groups to participate in this research fellowship program. This is a $20K fellowship divided into $17K for the student stipend and $3000 that may be used for lab and travel costs. 

To be eligible for this fellowship, the prospective student must have completed at least one year of chemistry lecture and lab by May 2019, must be enthusiastic about science and must belong to a cultural group that has been historically underrepresented in the pharmaceutical sciences, e.g., African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Inuit, or Pacific Islander. The student is required to write a report of his/her progress in May 2020 and will be invited to present his/her research at the La Jolla site at the end of the 2020 summer.  The expectation that the student will do research during the Spring term and Summer of 2020. The deadline for submission of applications is November 15th, 2019. This deadline is firm.

The research areas of interest that Pfizer will consider funding include organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, crystallography and structural/chemical biology.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! See more details in the flyer and application attached.

ATTN Chemistry Graduate Students: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science Intern Job Opportunity



Monday – October 28, 2019

CSE 1202

6:30 – 7:30

Speaker: Brian Keefe

Bring Resumes!

SIGN UP for this event on the Jacobs portal 

Click on “Events” on the left bar -> “Company Events” -> “Hewlett Packard Info-Session” -> “Sign Up”. 

Become part of the development team for the next generation of 2D & 3D printers! Graduate student in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science with a background in polymer, organic, or inorganic chemistry and with an industrial track record in treatments, chemistries, colorants and printing preferred.

Looking for a wide range of disciplines:

  • MechE
  • EE
  • Systems Int
  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science
  • Related technical fields

Apply by October 31st to be eligible for an on campus interview!

Job Opportunity: QC/QA Chemist

QC/ QA Chemist

BroadPharm is a leading customer focused R&D company in San Diego which specializes in PEG product sale and chemistry service worldwide. We are seeking a highly motivated QA/QC Chemist to join our exciting team.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:
• Product analysis using HPLC & LC/MS analytical instrument;
• Develop analytical methods for new product analysis;
• Generate Certificate of Analysis from raw data;
• Devise procedures to inspect and report quality issues
• Process and conduct investigations into product complaints with quality relevance.
• Participate on project teams, serving as the QA representative and escalate issues to upper management when appropriate.
• Review and disposition of finished product(s) batch records for development and commercial distribution in a timely manner.
• Maintain tracking logs for quality systems.
• Prepare reports for upper management
• Review of key statistics such as documentation review and internal audits.
• Report all malfunctions to production executives to ensure immediate action
• Facilitate proactive solutions by collecting and analyzing quality data
• Keep records of quality reports, statistical reviews and relevant documentation
• Ensure all legal standards are met
• Communicate with external quality assurance officers during on-site inspections
• Other essential duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry or Organic Chemistry is required
• NMR, HPLC and LC/MS experience
• Must have attention to detail, be a critical thinker and have effective organizational skills
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Reliable and Trustworthy
• Maintain a professional, positive and enthusiastic demeanor when communicating with clients and internal staff
• Ability to solve problems, drive results and work collaboratively in a team environment
BroadPharm is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds. Interested candidates please send a copy of your CV.

If interested or for more information, please visit

Job Opportunity: Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Research Scientist BroadPharm is a San Diego based, fast-growing biotech company which specializes in providing high purity PEG products and chemistry services worldwide. We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join our dynamic team.


• Demonstrate strong synthetic chemistry expertise, use latest scientific advances and creative solutions to solve challenging synthetic issues.

• Evaluate synthetic routes as an individual contributor, which includes, but is not limited to, route discovery, optimization, safety evaluation.

• Provide technical support to QA/ QC.

• Lead and contribute to scientific and technical discussions with co-workers and clients to plan, execute, resolve issues.

• Prioritize the chemistry efforts to ensure timeline adherence and project alignment to meet group and company goals.


• A MS/ Ph.D degree in Organic Chemistry with 2-5 years of lab experience

• Expert knowledge of process chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, analytical methods (especially NMR, LC/MS) and characterization of compounds.

• Strong Experience with design of experiments preferred.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, including clear, succinct and timely communication and proven ability to foster important relationships with customers and key stakeholders.

• Excellent oral and written communications skills

• Excellent organizational skills, with ability to successfully manage multiple priorities.

• Ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.

• Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented, with proven ability to work independently.

• Highly proficient in MS Office Suite software (Word, Chemdraw, Excel, PowerPoint).

Job Type: Full-time

Women in Science and Technology (AWIS) Conference at Thermo Fisher Scientific!

Conference will be held at Thermo Fisher Scientific this Saturday, October 19, 8:30am-4:30pm.  They have 10 free slots available to community members- and that includes students!

The address for the conference is:

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Carlsbad

5823 Newton Drive

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Keck Graduate Institute Info Session

Keck Graduate Institute will be having their info session on October 16th, 6PM – 8 PM at Bioengineering Hall, Fung auditorium. FREE FOOD will be provided!

On Wednesday, October 16th, faculty members from KGI will come to our campus to talk about the different programs and internships they offer as well as different routes that you can take after UCSD. If you are interested in a career in health sciences, business, pharmacy, and genetics, with a focus on industry projects, hands-on industry experiences, come check it out!

Keck Graduate Institute is a specialized graduate school located in Claremont, CA that prepares students to be next generation leaders in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

Here are the list of summer programs provided by KGI:


* For more info on each of these summer program, check out their website

*For a reminder, please check out the facebook event in the link below:

UC Davis Study Abroad Opportunities

Visit UC Davis Study Abroad at the Study Abroad EXPO Fair on Monday, October 21, 11-3, PC Ballroom West!

Below are some specific Study Abroad programs that may be of interest to you. Use our hub search tool and visit the program pages for more details on courses, accommodations, instructor, excursions, fees (financial aid applies!), etc. Consider creating a Study Abroad account and select programs of interest (it only takes 1 minute) to receive updates about enrollment, deadlines, etc! 

Spring 2020 Quarter Abroad

Taiwan – Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Taipei)

Study pharmaceutical chemistry at one of the top 20 research institutions in the world. Earn UC chemistry units and participate in optional research internships at Academia Sinica. Offered spring quarter 2020. Open to UC students via the UC Intercampus Visitors Program (ICV).

Fall 2020 Quarter Abroad

UK – Organic Chemistry (Nottingham)

Complete a key UC Davis organic chemistry sequence in just one quarter and explore the rich history and culture of England. Offered fall quarter 2020. Open to UC students via the UC Intercampus Visitors Program (ICV).

Summer Abroad- GE Options!

Italy, Rome—Art, Culture, History in the Eternal City

Courses: Italian 107S & 198 (Taught in English)
Visit Roman, Etruscan, and Greek ruins and discover why Rome is considered an outdoor museum.

Lebanon, Crisis in the Environment (NEW)

Courses: Science and Society 09 & 198
Explore environmental issues that result from population growth and civil conflict while immersing yourself in beautiful, intriguing and ancient Lebanese culture.

Greece, Writers in Greece

Courses: University Writing Program 101 & 198
Learn about Greece’s vibrant culture while traveling to many beautiful and historical sites.

Bhutan—GIS in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

Courses: Landscape Architecture 150 & 198 or Applied Biological Systems Technology 150 & 198
Learn how to use geographic information systems (GIS) in the peaceful, culturally rich, and biodiverse country of Bhutan in the Himalayan Mountains, where progress is measured in Gross National Happiness.

Peru, Into the Andes—History, Environment, Culture

Courses: History 162 & 198

Explore the diverse cultural and natural landscapes of the Peruvian highlands. Based in Cuzco, the program includes trips to Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu, one of the great wonders of the world.

Win up to $20K for your Social Impact Initiative!

Deadline to Apply: November 20, 2019 at 12pm PT

Funding: Up to $20,000/team

Information Session: Oct.17 from 3-4 PM at the Basement (Mandeville B202)


     – Undergraduate or Graduate student

     – Enrolled for Fall 2019

     – All majors encouraged to apply

Details & Application: 

Facebook page: Please email Amy Liu at if you have any questions.

How to get an On-Campus Job Workshop!

Student Employment Office will be having a “How to get an on-campus job” workshop on October 17th, 1-1:45pm in the Horizon Room.

Topics will include: how to navigate Handshake, types of student positions, common questions/answers, and utilizing work-study awards.

Here is the Handshake event link: