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Job, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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SDSU Associate Professor of Chemistry with application to viruses or microphages

The Viral Information Institute is a new interdisciplinary research center at San Diego State University (SDSU) built upon the pioneering work in virology of a diverse group of collaborative faculty. The institute aims to understand the impact of microbial viruses in human health and ecosystems at a multi-scale level, combining cutting-edge research in molecular and cellular biology, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, biophysics, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematical modeling, and computer science.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at San Diego State University is recruiting an individual at the associate professor level to be part of the Viral Information Institute. The successful candidate will develop original research in the general areas of computational chemistry, structural biology or molecular modeling, and biophysical chemistry as relevant to viruses. The position will require an active relationship with other members of the center, building an integrative and collaborative environment for teamwork across disciplines.

Successful candidates will interact not only with other Chemistry faculty and members of the Viral Information group, but also with members of the Center for Microbial Sciences, Molecular Biology Institute, Computational Science Research Center, and colleagues in the College of Sciences. Mentoring students in our joint PhD programs (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computational Sciences) as well as our Masters programs (Chemistry & Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Computational Sciences) is expected. In addition, all candidates will be expected to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of SDSU.

Successful candidates will interact with members of the Viral Information group and the departments of Biology and/or Chemistry & Biochemistry. Mentoring students in our joint PhD programs and our Masters programs (Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computational Science) is expected. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of leadership in her/his field, an excellent record in obtaining extramural support, and will be expected to participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching mission of SDSU.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants who will work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at Review of applications will begin 20 March 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications are not guaranteed full consideration. The appointment will start in August 2015 or January 2016.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

    The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was created to attract outstanding students to pursue careers in mathematics, engineering, and the natural sciences.

    The scholarship provides up to $7,500 annually for educational expenses to current sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated potential and commitment to a career in mathematics, engineering and the natural sciences and have an outstanding academic record. It is expected that Goldwater scholars will pursue advanced degrees.

    Sophomore recipients receive two years of support; juniors receive one year of support.

    Prospective applicants must be nominated by SDSU and schedule a meeting with Michelle Lopez asap to discuss the application timeline.

    SDSU Campus Deadline: January 18, 2015.

    SDSU Goldwater Representative: Michelle Lopez.

  • UNCF/Merck Science Initiative Scholarships & Fellowships Announcement

    Science Scholarships and Fellowships The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineeringsciences for African American students throughout the country.

    UNDERGRADUATE Science Research Scholarships

    • Scholarships up to $25,000
    • Internship opportunities
    • Mentoring and networking opportunities
    • Eligibility: College juniors, science or engineering majors, 3.3 GPA

    GRADUATE Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

    • Fellowships up to $53,500
    • Mentoring and networking opportunities
    • Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in dissertation research in the biological, chemical or engineering fields

    POSTDOCTORAL Science Research Fellowships

    • Fellowships up to $92,000
    • Mentoring and networking opportunities
    • Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree recipients in the biological, chemical or engineering fields

    (See organization's website for deadlines)

  • SCI Scholars--Summer Internships for Undergraduates

    The summer internship program, SCI Scholars, is an ongoing program for chemistry and chemical engineering undergraduates.

    The program is a joint effort of the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) America International Group, the American Chemical Society (ACS), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and was developed to introduce chemistry and chemical engineering students to careers in the chemical industry.

    Exceptional sophomores and juniors with a GPA of at least 3.5 and who are majoring in chemistry or chemical engineering are encouraged to apply.

    Program details:

    • SCI Scholars receive $6,000-$10,000+ for a ten-week internship.
    • Students will be awarded a certificate and an additional $1,000, which can be used for any purpose, such as participation at an ACS or AIChE meeting.
    • Scholars nominate a high school chemistry teacher for recognition. Teachers will be awarded a certificate from SCI and $1,000, which can be used for professional development or classroom materials.
    • (See organization's website for deadlines)
    • Interested students should visit to fill out an application and get more information.

  • NRC Research Associateship Programs

    The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 - $75,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

    Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs website.

    Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

    There are four review cycles annually. Upcoming deadlines are:

    • February 1, 2016
    • May 1, 2016

    Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

  • Frog Tutoring

    Anyone interested in applying for a tutor position should submit their application and unofficial transcript at our website. Please see the below list for more information.

    Why Work For Frog Tutoring?

    1. Great Pay
    2. Flexibility:
      1. Tutors will choose which grade levels and subjects to tutor.
      2. Tutors will create their own work schedule.
      3. Tutors can work as many hours as they like.
    3. Driving Compensation: Depending on the distance, tutors will be compensated for driving over a certain mileage.
    4. Bonuses: Tutors who constantly receive high tutor rankings will be eligible for periodic bonuses.
    5. Incentives & Acknowledgement - (Hard work does not go unnoticed!!!)
    Tutor of the month: Every month the Regional Coordinator from each region will submit one tutor to be selected as the tutor of the month.

  • CSU Biocompass

    The Online Resources for Career Planning page includes internship listings.

  • Amylin Pharmaceuticals

    Amylin offers numerous opportunities for student internships in San Diego. Please see their national job opportunities web page for more information.

  • Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Scholarships

    Provides yearly tuition assistance and a monthly stipend while you student teach. See the KSTF web page for further information.

  • Assumption Program of Loans for Education

    Pays up to $19,000 of your student loans. See the APLE web page at SDSU for further information.

  • The Scripps Research Institute

    Ongoing position listings