ACS Event – Guest Speaker Dr. Dwayne Carter – Aug 16

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Communicating Your Research Workshop – Sept 5-8, 2017

I’m delighted to announce that the transformative workshop Communicating Your Research (formerly Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication) will be offered in September 2017.  A component of the professional development program, grAdvantage, this intensive four-day workshop is facilitated by UCSD Theatre and Dance faculty member Professor Kim Rubinstein.


Building on her research, Professor Rubinstein incorporates elements of her Cultivating the Creative Mind course as well as strategies learned from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. The workshop is designed to enhance participants’ abilities to communicate their research to a variety of audiences. During the final day, participants will be interviewed by an expert interviewer and filmed by a camera crew in a setting that resembles a professional media capture environment.


The next workshop will take place Tuesday, September 5, through Friday, September 8, 2017.  Please support your graduate students’ and postdoctoral scholars’ professional development by encouraging them to apply online by Friday, August 11th.

Job Postings

If interested, contact Simone Brandalise (

(**If you are interested in a particular position, please write 2-5 sentences as to why you believe you are the right match for that role**)

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Job Position with Xerox – Toner Design

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Job Position with Molecular Assemblies

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Open Positions at Merck & Co.

Merck is currently seeking exceptional chemists for positions within the Discovery Chemistry Department.  The successful candidate will join multidisciplinary, highly collaborative discovery teams to invent novel medicines through a combination of innovative synthetic chemistry and analysis of diverse data sets to build structure-activity relationships. Additionally, the successful candidate will generate novel, testable hypotheses to enable clear decision making.  Furthermore, he/she will help identify and validate new targets through chemistry and will be responsible for collaborative engagement with the external scientific community.  Success across this spectrum of activities will necessitate the application of the latest advances in chemistry and the development of innovative approaches to address new chemistry challenges. To accomplish the above, the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills in a team environment.

Merck is looking for candidates who would complete a PhD in chemistry in 2018 or will be finishing a Postdoc within a year.

Open Positions:

Discovery Chemistry:

Sr. Scientist Discovery Chemistry-CHE005438

(SSF) Senior Scientist, Chemistry-RES001917


Process Chemistry:

Senior Scientist, Process Chemistry-CHE005444


Analytical Chemistry:

Senior Scientist, Analytical Chemistry-CHE005344


Candidates may find additional job descriptions here:


CVs can be forwarded to:


Helen Mitchell, PhD

Director, TECh

Merck & Co., Inc.

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