GEM Fellowship Application for Graduate Degree – Deadline Nov 15th

The GEM Fellowship Deadline of November 15th at 11:59PM ET is fast approaching!

You do not want to miss this opportunity for full-funding of your STEM graduate degree. Get your competitive and complete application in advance of the deadline!

As a reminder, your complete online application MUST include the following required information and documentation by the November 15th deadline:

  • Current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (.docx or .doc formats only)
  • Unofficial Transcript for each institution you have attended after high school
  • Statement of Purpose (detailing why you would like to attend graduate school and your graduate education goals and research interests) – 800 words or less, if possible.
  • Name, email address, and phone for three recommenders (two required, three STRONGLY recommended; to submit a competitive application you must submit three recommendations). Recommenders should be a past or current collegiate level faculty member or internship/co-op supervisor that can provide a strong recommendation based on your academic, technical employment or research based performance and ability to successfully complete a graduate degree in STEM. An internship or co-op supervisor that holds an MS or PhD degree is ideal.

The deadline to apply and have a complete application on file is November 15, 2019 at 11:59PM EST. Visit the GEM website at, for information on the program and how to apply.

R.I.T. seeks candidates for Head of the School of Chemistry and Materials Science

Rochester Institute of Technology School of Chemistry and Materials Science (SCMS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and School Head. The successful candidate is expected to have a distinguished record of teaching and research, be a person of national and international academic stature, and come to this position with leadership experience. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of a tenured professor. As the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer of the School, the Head will be a role model for scholarship and academic excellence and will provide leadership, advocacy, oversight, and management. The School is looking to create and implement a strategic plan that will facilitate the development of Ph.D. programs.

SCMS consists of 24 full-time faculty members, and 4 full-time staff members. It houses BS programs in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and MS programs in Chemistry and in Materials Science and Engineering. There are approximately 125 undergraduate students and 52 graduate students.

Apply online at

Candidacy will be kept confidential until the candidate accepts an invitation for an on-campus interview, at which time a list of references will be expected. Any questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Thomas W. Smith via email (twssch at rit dot edu).

The committee will begin to review complete applications upon receipt, however, to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 15, 2019.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.

Faculty Position Announcement: UC Davis Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry

Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry,
Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, Davis

The Department of Food Science and Technology in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor in Food Physical Chemistry. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Food Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field. The appointee will be expected to develop a competitively funded research program relevant to food physical chemistry. This is an academic year (9 month) tenure-track professor position at the assistant rank. The position will include an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station carrying the expectation that the appointee conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to California stakeholders. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework in food physical chemistry, with a typical teaching load of two to three courses per year.

The Department of Food Science and Technology drives innovation in the food science through a range of interdisciplinary research encompassing microbiology, analytical and natural products chemistry, biochemistry, process and biochemical engineering and sensory science. The department is associated with the Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science at UC Davis and is internationally recognized worldwide as a premier center of excellence in research.

The appointee will have access to wide-ranging infrastructure resources and many collaborative opportunities within the Department, other Departments within the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, and with colleagues in the College of Biological Sciences, College of Engineering, and College of Letters and Science among others.

The UC Davis College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is the leading academic agricultural research institution in the US and the College of Engineering is ranked among the top 10% of all PhD granting institutions. The community of Davis is centrally located to many of wine producing regions of California. Residents of Davis, minutes from Sacramento, enjoy a high quality of life in a University town setting, situated between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the San Francisco Bay area.

Applicants should submit materials via the following website:
Additional inquiries can be directed to Professor Christopher W. Simmons, Search Committee Co-Chair, Department of Food Science and Technology, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, PH: (530) 752-2109, EM: cwsimmons at ucdavis dot edu. The position will remain open until filled but to ensure consideration, applications should be submitted by October 1, 2019.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

UC Davis supports family-friendly recruitments. See:

Post-Doc Opportunity: Structural Biology Center, Argonne National Lab

SBC is hiring a Postdoctoral Appointee to develop methods in crystallography and other techniques. Building on our expertise in high resolution de novo structure determination, serial crystallography and a long history of cutting edge experiments, we would like to bring the next generation of experiments to the SBC general user program. The postdoctoral fellow will develop hardware and software to analyze molecular changes of structures as diffraction data is collected and processed autonomously, will create the experimental scope, source samples, collect and analyze data.

Apply Here

(Req # 407010)

CMA Symposia and events at 2019 Fall ACS Meeting in San Diego

August 25
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) technical division entitled “Water, Health, and Environmental Justice in Marginalized Communities”.
Location: Room 28E, San Diego Convention Center
Date & Time: Sunday, Aug 25 8:00 AM
Duration: 4 hours

August 26
CMA Luncheon, featuring Dr. Luisa Whittaker-Brooks, Assistant Professor, University of Utah. Whittaker-Brooks, a materials chemist, who is featured among in C&EN’s 2019 Talented Twelve for her work in sustainable power, exploring a variety of materials to bolster electronic devices, including solar cells and batteries. Dr. Whittaker-Brooks will speak on “Addressing the disparity between being a non-traditional student and the guidelines imposed by contemporary research in STEM.”
Location: Indigo Ballroom AE, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Date & Time: Monday, Aug 26 11:15 AM
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes

August 27
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Environmental Chemistry (ENVR) technical division entitled “Water, Health, and Environmental Justice in Marginalized Communities”
Location: Exhibit Hall B, San Diego Convention Center
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 27 5:00 PM
Duration: 2 hours

Aug. 27th
CMA is co-sponsoring a symposium with the Computers in Chemistry (COMP) technical division entitled “Elucidating Reaction Mechanisms with Computational and Experimental Chemistry”
Location: Aqua Salon C, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Date & Time: Tuesday, Aug 27 1:00 PM
Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes

CMA Events at the 2019 Spring National ACS Meeting in Orlando

Sponsored/ Co-sponsored, or Organized by CMA

Sunday, March 31

1:00 pm – 4:45 pm Here We Are: Leading & Emerging Black Chemists in Analytical Chemistry
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando Ballroom

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm Leadership & Inclusive Excellence in STEM: Impact of Teacher- Scholars on Diversity
Hilton Orlando, Orange G

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm ACS Diversity Reception
Hilton Orlando, Florida 2/3

Monday, April 1

8:30 am – 11:40 am Therapeutic Developments in Health Disparities
Orange County Convention Center, W331A

11:30 am – 1:30 pm CMA Luncheon
Speaker: Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Northern Arizona
University, Jani C. Ingram, Ph.D.
Hilton Orlando, Orange D

9:00 am – 4:20 pm LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Partnered by CMA, CWD, WCC, YCC, PROF, and several others.
Hilton Orlando, Orange A

Tuesday, April 2

7:30 am – 9:00 am C&EN and GRC Power Hour on Diversity
WCC, CMA, ACS Diversity Programs
Hilton Orlando, Lake Mizell A/B

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm LGBTQ+ Graduate Student & Postdoctoral Scholar Research Symposium
Hilton Orlando, Orange A

Diversity Road Map

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry at Smith College

The Department of Chemistry at Smith College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in chemistry beginning July 1, 2019. Under the supervision of Professor Kevin Shea, this postdoctoral fellowship offers a combined teaching and research position at a selective liberal arts college. The successful candidate will conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Prof. Shea’s research programs in synthetic organic chemistry and chemical education. One area of research is focused on expanding the scope of transformations involving cobalt-complexed alkynes. His group also synthesizes novel anesthetics and neurolenin D analogs used in collaboration with two colleagues in Smith’s Biological Sciences Department. Chemical education research centers on the use of technology and current literature in intro organic lecture and implementation of semester-long course-based research projects in intro organic labs. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per year, to include contributions to the department’s intermediate and advanced offerings in organic chemistry. A Ph.D. in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required. A commitment to excellence in teaching and undergraduate research is essential.

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. Our chemistry and related faculty have expertise across a wide range of chemistry disciplines including bioorganic, bioinorganic, organic materials, environmental, and surface science among others. Details about the Smith Department of Chemistry are available at

Located in the vibrant community of Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interacts with students in small classes, as advisers, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit your application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a teaching philosophy statement, and a statement identifying how your own research interests converge with Prof. Shea’s scholarship. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2019. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.

Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

EEO/Affirmative Action Statement: Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Data Scientist

Job purpose
This position is in the Kyulux data engineering team. This world-class team is responsible for
developing software tools; performing high through virtual screening with quantum chemistry
and cheminformatics; using machine learning and data science on theoretical and experimental
data with the goal of discovering new materials for OLED displays alongside our colleagues in the
lab. Your job is to push forward our science with an approach that leverages scientific intuition,
evidence-based reasoning, practicality and wrangling copious amounts data.
Duties and responsibilities
• Use advanced statistical and data science concepts, combined with experimental/
theoretical chemistry data, to answer scientific inquiries about materials
• Create and evaluate machine learning models to answer these scientific questions
• Clean messy data from disparate sources
• Design, write, & debug command line tools using the python programming language
• Use version control tools to collaborate on code with colleagues
• Document your work such that colleagues can use your tools unattended or repeat your
scientific inquiry, such as in a Jupyter notebook, slide deck, or documentation
• Present work periodically on biweekly evening video calls with team in Japan or in person
with local team
• Ph.D. or similar experience in chemistry, engineering or physics; a CS background with
exposure to general chemistry concepts would also be considered
• At least 2 years experience writing software in python or similar language
• Some project based work that demonstrates proficiency in data science concepts
• Evidence of effective verbal and written and communication skills, for example,
experience giving seminars and writing peer-reviewed scientific papers
Preferred Skills
• Version control with git or similar
• Big picture understanding of neural networks (hands-on experience a plus)
• Database querying using Django or SQL; understanding of relational databases
• Scientific computing packages including numpy, pandas, scipy, matplotlib (or other
plotting favorite), jupyter notebook
• Machine learning packages such as scikit-learn
Working conditions
40 hour work week mostly in downtown Boston office excepting 1-2 hours a week from home to
participate in weekly phone calls with Japan (approx. 8pm). Travel to Japan is an option but not

Recruiting for TWO Teaching Professors

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology seeks two non-tenure-track Teaching Professors to begin in the fall semester. Primary responsibilities involve teaching courses at the general, organic, physical and analytical chemistry course level, and to provide oversight of the advanced laboratory curriculum. Teach up to five courses for students in the life or physical sciences or engineering students in the day and evening programs at the graduate or undergraduate level depending on departmental need and enrollment. Plan and develop instructional programs and materials, e.g. manuals, protocols. Meet periodically with departmental chair and the director of undergraduate studies to evaluate curriculum. Advise and assist students regarding educational, vocational, and, as appropriate, personal concerns related to their expertise and experience. Meet with other faculty members to monitor student progress and assist students when necessary. Serve on various departmental and College of Science committees, sub-committees and task forces to formulate, evaluate and approve programs. The candidate will be responsible for departmental and College service and will contribute to faculty efforts to obtain external funding for program development.

Applicant must have PhD, or equivalent, in chemistry and at least 1-2 years of prior teaching experience. Rank will be determined at the time of hire based on experience. Candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse student populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment.


Michael Pollastri, PhD

Professor & Chair

Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Northeastern University