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Job, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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  • Online Job Clearinghouses for Chemistry and related Fields

  • 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)

  • Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program

    The California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty.

    Established in 1987, the CSU CDIP is the largest program of its kind in the United States. As of June 2015 the program has loaned $47 million to 2,050 doctoral students enrolled in universities throughout the nation. 1,245 participants have successfully earned doctoral degrees, and over half (705 participants) have subsequently obtained employment in CSU instructional faculty positions.

    Financial loan The CDIP offers loans up to $10,000 per year over 5 years, with a maximum amount of $30,000. The loans are:

    • Repayable over a 15-year period commencing one year after completion of, or withdrawal from, full-time doctoral study;
    • Forgivable at the rate of 20 percent for each year of full-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU or 10 percent for each year of part-time postdoctoral teaching employment in the CSU.
    More details about the loan program can be found at the CDIP loan page.

    Mentorship support The CDIP also ensures the success of the doctoral students by combining the loan program with a mentorship component. Through collaborative teaching, research, and/or service activities, faculty mentors will:

    • support the CDIP Scholars' successful completion of their doctoral studies;
    • enhance the CDIP Scholars' potential for employment in an instructional faculty position at a CSU.
    Information about CDIP Faculty Mentor's role can be found at the CDIP mentors page.

    Other Provisions of the Program

    • Receipt of a loan through this program and completion of the doctorate does not in any way guarantee employment as a faculty member at a CSU campus nor does it obligate the recipient to accept such employment, if applied for and offered.
    • Individual CSU academic departments may have faculty recruitment and appointment requirements in addition to an earned doctorate (e.g., possession of a teaching credential; a Ph.D. instead of an Ed.D.; a doctorate in a specific subdiscipline). It is the applicant's responsibility to be aware of such requirements.
    • Funds for the CDIP are contingent on the California State University Board of Trustees' approval each year of the Lottery Revenue Budget.

    Participant Eligibility The CDIP is intended to support doctoral students who will pursue CSU instructional faculty positions. As such, students who meet one of the following criteria are eligible to apply to the CDIP:

    • New or continuing full-time doctoral students currently enrolled in accredited programs in the U.S.;
    • Undergraduate and master's level graduate students in the application process to accredited doctoral programs in the U.S.;
    • Lecturers who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral program are eligible and encouraged to apply. However, probationary or tenured faculty members in the CSU are not eligible regardless of their status in a doctoral program.
    For additional eligibility criteria and other special considerations for students in professional (such as Ed.D., DNP, DPT, and PsyD) and online doctoral programs, please access the CDIP eligibility page.

    Deadline: ongoing

  • 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, 2021
    • May 1, 2021

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

  • Aerotek Staffing

    Aerotek is the largest privately held staffing firm in the nation. We partner with companies to assist them with their hiring needs. We in the Scientific Division partner with roughly 70 different Scientific Companies in the San Diego area. We do have direct relationships with the hiring managers at these companies so we can definitely connect great candidates with them and assist them along the way of the interview process. We also have more than just contract assignments. The majority of the positions we are asked to assist with are either Contract-to-Hire or Direct Placement opportunities. Finally, we are a completely free resource for individuals. Nothing will ever be taken out of their check and they will never be charged for using our service. Interested and qualified applicants are invited to contact Chelsea Ciaverelli , Scientific Recruiter for Aerotek.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Scripps Research Institute

    Ongoing position listings