Now Open: Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program accepting applications for 2021 Spring

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program is now accepting applications for the 2021 Spring Term:

Applications are due October 7, 2020.

SULI encourages undergraduate students and recent graduates to pursue science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers by providing research experiences at the Department of Energy (DOE) laboratories. Selected students participate as interns appointed at one of 17 participating DOE laboratories/facilities. They perform research, under the guidance of laboratory staff scientists or engineers, on projects supporting the DOE mission.

The SULI program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS) in collaboration with the DOE laboratories/facilities.

Frequently asked questions:  

How to apply:

NORAC Pharma Job Opportunity

UC San Diego FulBright

Dear UCSD community, faculty and staff,

I would like to share the news that Global Education at UC San Diego will host its second annual Fulbright Day on Tuesday, April 9. Please pass this on!

There is an abundance of funding opportunities available for faculty and staff searchable by discipline, region or country; and, multiple grant programs for students, including undergraduate, graduate and recently graduated students in approximately 140 countries!

We want to increase awareness of these prestigious funding opportunities and grants so please share the Fulbright Day 2019 information.

Fulbright Day, April 9 – Atkinson Pavilion/Faculty Club

  • Scholar Information Session: 10:30 am to 12 pm  
    • This is an opportunity for faculty, scholars and staff to learn about the 2020-2021 catalog of Fulbright awards and hear about the experiences from prior UC San Diego Fulbright participants.
  • Fulbright Luncheon: 12 – 1:30 pm
    • All participants from the scholar and student sessions, current International Fulbright students and scholars and special guests welcome to attend the complimentary lunch!  
  • Student Information Session: 1:30 – 3 pm 
    • The student information session is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about funding opportunities available to study and conduct research abroad, teach English in another country or complete their doctoral research abroad. Hear others share their experiences!

To RSVP to any of these complimentary events click HERE. Please help us spread the word amongst your colleagues, department, and staff.

Visit for more information, or if you have any questions, please let me know.

Postdoc and grad opportunities

Hi grads,

Below are some upcoming events and opportunities that may be of interest to you.

  1. Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Education
    The Chemistry Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire a postdoc in chemical education.  The nature and responsibilities of the position are described in the attached ad, as is the application procedure. Please see attached for more details.
  2. Calgene Postdoc Opportunities
    San Diego, CA

    San Francisco, CA

    Seattle, WA

  3. Postdoc Research Position at the University of Virginia Department of Chemistry
    Research Associate Position University of Virginia Department of Chemistry invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the group of Professor Charles W. Machan. The field of study will be development of catalysts for the electrochemical activation of water and oxygen with a focus on bimetallic molecular electrocatalysts. This research project will include the design of new materials for immobilizing these catalysts on electrodes and photoelectrodes. The projects are highly interdisciplinary and focused on important energy-related problems. Further information about Professor Machan and his research can be found at

    Questions should be addressed to Professor Machan at

    More information about the application process and where to submit can be found here.

  4. Insight Data Science Fellowship
    Applications are currently open for Insight Data Science Silicon Valley Fellowships starting September 6th, offered in partnership with Facebook, Netflix and other data science teams. The program is free and also awards need-based scholarships. Applicants should be PhD students or post-docs completing their research and looking to enter data science careers in the industry by December 2016. We also offer Fellowships in New York and Boston. Apply now or sign up for our Notification List.
  5. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry T-Shirt ContestWe are excited to announce that we are having another Chemistry & Biochemistry Logo Contest! Hopefully you have all seen the amazing design on our t-shirts, that came from our initial contest in 2013. We wanted to give everyone a new opportunity to express their creativity and design talents! Your assignment is to create an original T-shirt design that represents UC San Diego Chemistry and Biochemistry. Get creative using our University’s signature colors, logo, or anything else that represents our University or Department.Rules and Eligibility:
    – Only UCSD Chemistry/Biochemistry undergrad majors, graduate students, alumni, staff, or faculty may participate.
    – Design should include “UC San Diego” (or “UCSD”) and “Chemistry and Biochemistry”.
    – Please submit designs in PDF, jpeg, PSD, or other common image formats.
    – Submission DEADLINE: November 1, 2016

    Remember that you can design for both the front and back! If your design is selected to be printed, you will win a FREE T-Shirt with your design and $100!!! The winning design would also be printed on T-shirts and made available for purchase (at cost). Students, faculty, and staff will vote on the winning design! (Note: Your design submission ideas may also be used in other Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry promotional materials!)

    Earn bragging rights and submit your awesome designs here!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeff ( or Jeanine (!

    Good luck and happy summer (designing)!




Pfizer Student Laboratory Assistant Position Open

pfizerCalling all Chemistry & Biochemistry Majors who are Sophomore level or higher! Are you interested in being a Student Laboratory Assistant? Pfizer has a position open in La Jolla within their Oncology Structural Biology department!

Pfizer is looking are looking for a reliable part-time person (10-15 hr/week) with lab experience who can commit to a minimum of 12 months. The appropriate candidate will have hands-on experience with lab equipment, will know how to calculate molar solutions, titrate pH, and would be willing to assist with experiments in a structural biology lab.

If you are interested, please contact RoseAnn Ferre at

Job Opening at Pfizer: Enzymologist/Biochemist, Oncology Research Unit


Enzymologist/Biochemist, Oncology Research Unit (Non-PhD)                                                                                               Location: La Jolla, California                                                                                                                                                             Visit and apply to job ID 1008805 

All over the world, Pfizer colleagues are working together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Each position at Pfizer touches and contributes to the success of our business and our world. That’s why, as one of the global leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, Pfizer is committed to seeking out inspired new talent who share our core values and mission of making the world a healthier place.

Role Description:

Kinase signaling pathways regulate important cellular functions related to cancer tumorigenesis. The development of targeted kinase inhibitors has revolutionized the effective treatment of cancer patients. This Enzymologist/Biochemist will make important contributions to our molecular and biochemical understanding of these kinase signaling pathways through the development of robust, automated kinase activity assays and selectivity screens to drive the SAR (structure-activity relationship) of our kinase inhibitor projects.  The scientist will provide high quality data that drives decisions on projects and seeks to better understand the kinase signaling pathways involved in cancer malignancies.
• Provides expertise to the development and implementation of robust, automated biochemical assays for enzyme targets, including kinase activity assays • Generates high quality data and correlates in vitro and in vivo SAR for small molecule projects  • Develops and implements innovative biochemical selectivity screens for projects • Works with CROs to effectively manage resources for project activities


• Bachelors of Science degree + 2-5 years of experience, or Masters of Science degree + 1-2 years of experience
• Biochemist with experience in kinase signaling and drug discovery.  Must have strong technical abilities and skilled in performing biochemical analysis and the development of automated plate-based biochemical assays.  Preference for candidates with pharmaceutical/biotech drug discovery experience in evaluating small-molecule inhibitors against enzyme targets, including protein kinases.

Core Competencies:

• Experienced in enzyme kinetics, enzyme assay development, good understanding of enzyme inhibition mechanisms and SAR for drug discovery.  Preference for candidate with strong background in protein kinase drug discovery. • Good track record for performing multiple robust, automated assays simultaneously   • Skilled in analysis of assay data and presenting data in written and oral reports • Demonstrated ability to work and contribute to project teams in a collaborative environment  • Develop pathway analysis tools and methods to measure multiple cell metabolites simultaneously (LC-MS/MS, isotopes) and link enzymology (metabolic pathways, kinetics) & bioanalytical methods for molecular fingerprints (mass spectroscopy, kinetic studies, HPLC) • Experienced in the design and development of robust, automated biochemical and functional assays.  Strong biochemistry background, highly skilled in biochemical methods such as enzyme kinetics, protein characterization, tumor metabolism, and signal transduction with a good understanding of the link between cancer molecular targets, protein complexes, target modulation, and disease.   • Skilled in automated plate-based assay systems, liquid handling instruments, and detectors for various assay formats:  spectrophotometric, fluorescence, radiometric.  A demonstrated track record in the successful development and implementation of automated enzyme and biochemical assays for the screening of compounds, data analysis, and integrating of biochemical data into an understanding of the MOA of small molecule and biologic lead candidates. • Established track record for the transfer and management of assays performed at CROs.

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There’s a new challenge up on the website, through Evonik Industries: What’s the next great use for dry water?

They offer up to $1000 in prizes, and there are 7 days left to apply!

Click the link below for more information:

Questions about the contest or MindSumo can be directed to:

Good luck!

McKinsey Event Flyer

More than ever, UC San Diego is committed to the professional success of its students and alumni. The university’s Career Services Center (a unit of Alumni & Community Engagement) connects students, alumni, and scholars daily with top employers who need UCSD caliber talent to make an immediate impact on their success.


Showcased jobs

Port Triton ID Position Organization Degree sought Deadline
798257 Nanoparticle Chemist Paid Intern NanoComposix*


Chemistry, Biochemistry March 10
798255 Nanoparticle Chemist Paid Intern NanoComposix*


Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering March 10
795461 Associate Manufacturing Coordinator Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. Chemistry, Biochemistry Feb 20
796857 Pharmaceutical Chemist I Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. Chemistry, Biochemistry March 1
796858 Quality Control Analyst I Pharmatek Laboratories, Inc. Chemistry, Biochemistry March 1

*NanoComposix is meeting with students at the Jacobs School’s Job & Internship fair this Friday, Feb 20:  More at

Other companies recruiting physical science degrees in Port Triton: DE Shaw Research, Agilent, Assay Depot, NuSil Tech., Theranos, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL), Quidel Corp., Boeing, Arcturus Therapeutics, TSRI, and Illumina, among others.

Apply now for these and other postings in your Port Triton Account at


On campus

McKinsey & Company Advance Degree Presentation (for PhD/MD students and postdocs only)
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm PT
Location: Career Service Center, Horizon Room
RSVP required at

See other campus recruiting visits in Port Triton at


With successful alumni professionals 1:1, online to conduct an information interview or get that nagging career question answered.  Join UCSD’s popular Alumni Advisor Network

OneDayWith BASF: Online Recruitment Event, December 3, 2014


Do you want to find out more about the science and technology behind the new Adidas running shoe? Have you always wanted to know how our chemists and engineers at Innovation Campus in Shanghai contribute to the Adidas running shoe and other products?

BASF offers a wide range of career opportunities that you might expect from a global leader in the Chemical industry. In Asia, we employ fresh graduates and skilled professionals in our Research & Development, Engineering & Production, and Business & Corporate functions.

BASF is looking for Engineers and Scientists to join their team!

Join us online on December 3rd for the Live Day and learn how it is to work for BASF directly from their top managers!

You will be able to learn more about BASF during an online presentation. After that, you will be able to ask your questions directly to BASF managers in a Live Chat. Do not miss this opportunity, register now!

To enjoy the Online event you only need a computer with an internet connection.

You cannot attend the live day? Do not worry: the recorded presentation and chat session remain accessible even after the event has taken place.

We are looking forward to meeting you online!

Kind regards,

The Careers International Team


DEA Job Opportunities! Apply by 11/12/14

Do you want to be a Forensic Chemist? The Office of Forensic Sciences (SF) has posted 25 vacancies in the following positions:

  •  Forensic Chemist,GS-1320-5/7/9, Multiple locations, Job Announcement Number:  F-SF-15-1247552-DEU-SG which opened on November 5, 2014, and closes November 12, 2014.  This vacancy is open to all sources.
  •  Forensic Chemist,GS-1320-11/12, Multiple locations, Job Announcement Number:  F-SF-15-1247518-DEU-SG which opened on November 5, 2014, and closes November 12, 2014.  This vacancy is open to all sources.

These vacancies are posted on DEAToday.

DEA now uses the DEA Career Gateway by USA Staffing recruiting system.  For information on the application process and applicant resources, visit the DEA Careers Home page.

For further information regarding these opportunities, please contact Program Manager April Taylor, SFL at (202) 353-1630.