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Job, Internship, and Scholarship Opportunities in Chemistry and Biochemistry

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  • 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, 2018
    • May 1, 2018

    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