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September 15, 2017

Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) – Solicitation 2

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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2017 Solicitation 2.  Applications are due 5:00pm Eastern Time on Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at:

The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory/facility in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis/dissertation while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the host DOE laboratories/facilities. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory/facility during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2017 Solicitation 2, for project periods beginning anytime between June 4, 2018 and October 1, 2018.

Since its inception in 2014, the SCGSR program has provided support to over 250 graduate awardees from more than 100 different universities to conduct thesis research at 17 DOE national laboratories across the nation.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories/facilities, and program administration support is provided by the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact


U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

September 13, 2017

Student Neighbors are Returning – Connect with them early!

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OSU students are returning to classes for the fall term and are beginning to move into their homes for the upcoming year.  The 4th annual Community Welcome makes it easy to start the new school year off on a friendly note. OSU has produced materials to start a conversation with student neighbors and will be canvasing neighborhoods on September 24 in celebration of National Good Neighbor Day.   Please visit the volunteer registration site for more information –

Community Conversations Workshop

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“Land use” has a direct impact on how you experience the place you call “home” – including the type of housing, businesses, and amenities near where you live, work, and play. The City of Corvallis is launching a series of community workshops in September to gather input on land use needs, challenges, and opportunities. We hope OSU faculty and staff will share their opinions by joining an upcoming community conversation or participating in an online survey. Please visit the website for more information –

September 7, 2017

September PubTalk – Position Your Business for Success

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Insights from a veteran entrepreneur, scientist, executive and investor, Dr. Judith Giordan

Judy Giordan is the co-founder of the Chemical Angels Network, Managing Director of ecosVC, Inc., professor of Practice at OSU, an entrepreneur and former Fortune 100 executive. Judy serves as board member, co-founder, advisor and investor in seed and early stage start-ups.

Her previous executive positions include Corporate Vice President and Global Director of Research and Development at International Flavors and Fragrances, Inc.; Vice-President Worldwide Research and Development for the Pepsi-Cola Company, the global beverage arm of PepsiCo, Inc.; Vice President Research and Development, Henkel Corporation, the North American operating unit of the Henkel Group. She has also held management and technical contributor positions at Polaroid and ALCOA, has served with the National Science Foundation as Program Director for the IGERT Program and in founder and leadership roles in startups.  Read more…

September 6, 2017

Assistant or Associate Professor position – Smith College

Dear Department Chair:

The department of chemistry at Smith College has initiated a search for a tenure-track, full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Chemistry position to begin July 2018. The successful candidate will regularly teach advanced inorganic chemistry as well as general chemistry and may also teach electives and other courses aligning with their area of expertise.  Candidates with expertise in any subfield of inorganic chemistry are encouraged to apply. Additional relevant experience may include postdoctoral research or college-level teaching. A Ph.D. in Chemistry is expected by the time of appointment.

We seek a colleague engaged in learning, developing, and maintaining a dynamic curriculum that is responsive to the needs of Smith’s diverse and talented student body. The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and its faculty is dedicated to active research programs with undergraduate students. The successful candidate is expected to establish an active research program with undergraduate student participation.

Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire, and Mount Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.

We are very interested in having a strong pool of candidates, especially those from under-represented groups. We ask for your help in identifying any potential candidates that you may see fitting our criteria. We are including a copy of an advertisement soon to appear in Chemical & Engineering News. We really appreciate you taking the time to consider this request and/or to pass the information along to eligible candidates.



Elizabeth Jamieson, Ph.D.

Chair, Search Committee


Phone: (413) 585-7588

OSU Experience Site

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The OSU Experience site was launched about a year ago to provide students with a comprehensive website that highlights co-curricular and support services across campus. From experiential learning programs, to civic engagement opportunities, to living-learning communities, the site features a broad range of paths for students to engage and find meaning. This is also a tool for you when working with students — feel free to contact me if you would like promotional materials about the website to display in your student spaces.

The site has recently expanded to include a section for faculty and staff. This section provides information on how you can connect with students beyond the classroom. As we gear up for the new academic year, visit this section to find ways that you can impact students’ co-curricular experiences in meaningful ways.


Best wishes,



Carolyn Boyd, Director

Oregon State University  |  Student Affairs Communications & Marketing  |  541-737-1553

August 29, 2017

Iterate Program

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Got a Business Idea?

Iterate is a program of two-hour seminars/workshops held once a week for a month. Iterate runs once in the fall and once in the spring. The program is open to community members and OSU students, researchers, and staff to inform and prepare them on four essential aspects of starting a successful business venture.


  • Basic understanding of what entrepreneurship is and what it means to be an entrepreneur
  • Basic understanding of the Business Model Canvas
  • Understanding of the customer discovery process
  • Understanding of Total Available Market (TAM), Serviceable Available Market (SAM), and Target Market (TM).
  • Understanding of the Value Proposition and a better defined Value Proposition for your concept
  • Teams will leave the session ready to move forward with their idea


The next session of Iterate is planned for Fall 2017, starting Tuesday October 24. Applications will are NOW OPEN!


First session is October 24 from 4 – 6 at OSU’s Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Institute (ATAMI) at 1110 NE Circle Blvd in Corvallis on the HP campus.

August 25, 2017

Amherst College – Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry

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August 23, 2017

Assistant Professorship – University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Department of Chemistry
Assistant Professor in Chemistry

POSITION: The Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a tenure-track faculty member at the rank
of Assistant Professor to begin August 27, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: A successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in quantitative analysis, instrumental
analysis, and general chemistry (including labs), as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
The successful applicant is expected to develop a program of externally funded research; competitive start-up funds are available. In
addition to teaching and collaborating with undergraduate students in research, the successful applicant will provide academic
advising to students, engage in service to the university and community, participate in department, college, and university committee
work, and carry out other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in chemistry or closely related field by October 8, 2017 is required, with preference given
to those with teaching and research interests related to analytical chemistry. A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and an
ability to establish a research program involving undergraduates is required. Postdoctoral or relevant industrial experience is preferred.
An interest and ability to contribute to our Chemistry with Business Emphasis program, as demonstrated through prior industrial
and/or entrepreneurial experiences, may be considered an asset. We seek candidates who value our tradition of liberal arts education.
Research interests complementing those of existing chemistry faculty and compatible with the existing infrastructure will be
considered an asset. An ability to bring diverse perspectives to the campus and to serve as a role model and mentor for students from
underrepresented groups will be considered assets as well.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Chemistry at UW-Eau Claire has 16 full-time faculty members and is ACS-certified. The
department has a mission of providing high-quality undergraduate instruction in the chemical sciences through a combination of
coursework and collaborative research. The Department of Chemistry emphasizes first-rate classroom teaching at all levels, along with
undergraduate research activities that result in peer-reviewed presentations and publications.

The department maintains standard spectroscopy and chromatography resources, including FT-IR and UV-Vis spectrometers, GCs,
and HPLCs. The department also has a GC/MS, a TOF-LC/MS, an MP-AES, and a 400 MHz NMR with z-gradient broadband and
inverse detection probes as well as solid-state capabilities. Individual research programs in chemistry are supported by a single-crystal
X-ray diffractometer, differential scanning calorimeters, a jet-cooled laser spectroscopy system, optical cryostats, and a
spectrofluorometer. In addition, instrumentation available through UW-Eau Claire’s Materials Science Center includes TEM, SEM,
STM, AFM, Raman microscope, XPS, XRF, XRD, and ICP/MS (with ppq detection limits). Chemistry faculty also have access to a
shared computational cluster comprising 304 cores and 16 GPUs.
Tradition of Undergraduate Research at UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire is officially recognized within the University of Wisconsin System as the Center of Excellence in
Faculty/Undergraduate Student Research Collaboration. UW-Eau Claire is also an institutional member of the Council on
Undergraduate Research. UW-Eau Claire is nationally recognized as one of the premier Midwestern undergraduate colleges in the
public and private Comprehensive University sector (U.S. News and World Report).

The department was identified by Research Corporation as a national model for undergraduate research and received Research
Corporation’s first Department Development Grant in 1991. Faculty members actively seek external support; for example, currently
active grants from federal, state, and private sources are bringing in just under $1.8M to support collaborative research with students.
Within the past decade, UW-Eau Claire chemistry faculty published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and patents, most with student

The fruits of this philosophy manifest as excellent student outcomes: currently, about 40% of our graduates go on to graduate or
professional schools, with most of the remaining securing employment in a chemistry related industries. The NSF CASPAR database
of Baccalaureate Origins of Chemistry Ph.Ds. shows that over the period 1966 to 2014, UW-Eau Claire ranked in the 97th percentile
among Comprehensive I and II institutions. The students in our program are regularly recruited into graduate programs at top-tier
institutions, including MIT, Cornell, UC-Berkeley, UC-San Diego, USC, Northwestern University, UW-Madison, Yale University,
University of Michigan, and others.

UNIVERSITY AND EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is a comprehensive university with
800 faculty and academic staff, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs to approximately 11,000 students. The
fourth-largest university in the state, UW-Eau Claire has strong academic programs and a focus on experiential learning. The campus,
often described as Wisconsin’s most beautiful, is set on the banks of the Chippewa River in the heart of Eau Claire. A regional center
for western Wisconsin, Eau Claire is a vibrant, friendly, safe, and affordable community of 66,000 with outstanding schools, excellent
health-care systems, and employment opportunities. The Eau Claire area is also a center for culture, featuring a diversity of
restaurants, theater, a thriving arts community, and a wide variety of music. Eau Claire is home to both symphony
and chamber orchestras, and hosts several music festivals each year, including the Eaux Claires festival that attracts both local talent
and national acts. A wide range of parks, trails, outdoor sports and recreation opportunities exists in the city and surrounding areas.
Metropolitan Minneapolis-St. Paul is just a 90 minute drive away, and the local regional airport provides jet service twice daily to
Chicago’s O’Hare airport.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Interested candidates should apply online at:
You must create an account and login before you can apply, unless you are currently employed in the UW-System, in which case, you
can use your UW login. To register, click on the “Click here to Register” link to begin the registration process. If you are already a
registered user, input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login.” Click the link to the Department of Chemistry: Assistant
Professor (Job ID# 13396) and then click the “Apply Now” button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not
be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.
Please be sure you include the following in a single file in PDF format
• Letter of application
• Curriculum vita
• Statement of research plans (3-5 pages)
• Statement of teaching interests and experience (1-2 pages)
• Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (You should include copies of your unofficial transcripts in PDF format along with
the rest of your application. Official copies of your transcripts will be required before a position offer is made.)
Finalists will be asked to provide letters of recommendation at a later date. Only applications submitted electronically and compiled as
a single PDF document will be accepted. Submissions in other formats, including multiple PDF files instead of a single one, will not
receive consideration. Receipt of complete application packages will be acknowledged by e-mail.

If you have application questions, please email the chair of the search committee at
To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by the priority date of October 8, 2017. However, screening may
continue until the position is filled. Applicants may include links to online materials, which the search committee may consider at its
discretion. The university reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time
in the process. Inquiries about the search should be directed to the email address above. UW-Eau Claire is an
AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusivity. A criminal background check is
required prior to employment.

To learn more, visit the Employment at UW-Eau Claire website at and the Chemistry Department
website at

Assistant Professorship – Washington University, St. Louis

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Chemistry – Assistant Professorship.  The Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to make a faculty appointment in physical chemistry to begin in the fall of 2018.  The position is at the assistant-professor level.  The duties of the position include conducting research, publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals, applying successfully for extramural research grants, teaching assigned courses, including general and physical chemistry, advising students, performing assigned committee work, and participating in appropriate university service.  The development and maintenance of an outstanding research program and excellence in the teaching of core chemistry courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels are required.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in the field of chemistry or a closely related field at the time of appointment.


Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae, and one or more concise research proposals.  These documents are to be submitted in electronic form as PDF (portable document format) files to with the following in the subject line:  “Physical Chemistry Position.”  Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to


Completed applications for the position must be received by 01 October 2017 to ensure inclusion in the initial review.  However, applications received later will also be considered until the search is concluded.


Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.  Individuals from under-represented groups and women are especially encouraged to apply.



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