Next Energy Technologies (NEXT) is looking for entry level full-time chemists to join our organic synthesis team. NEXT is a startup developing game-changing semi-transparent photovoltaic windows. Successful applicants can expect exceptional opportunities and an exciting work environment where passion, teamwork, and results are core values. Previous experience in a research lab is highly desired but not required.

Employment Type: Full Time


Location: Santa Barbara, CA


Basic Job Functions: Organic Chemistry


Responsibilities: ·       Execute multi-step synthesis under the supervision of senior leaders, frequently requiring the use of air-free techniques.

·       Organic compound purification via column chromatography, distillation, etc.

·       Characterization of intermediates and final compounds by NMR, mass spectrometry, and other techniques as required.

·       Preparation and presentation of weekly reports summarizing progress and future work.

·       Basic lab maintenance and upkeep.


Minimum Requirements: ·       B.S. (B.Sc.) in chemistry.

·       LOVES organic chemistry.

·       Strong desire to work in an innovative research setting.

·       Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

·       Must be comfortable working with up to 3L of organic solvent

·       Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

·       Must be able to follow directions closely.

·       Must be able to work safely.

·       Must be hands on.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills.


Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary with strong benefits.


To apply for this position e-mail a resume of your background and qualifications to: or to


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement: Next Energy Technologies, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

100&Change is a MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that will make measurable progress toward solving a significant problem. Proposals focused on any critical issue are welcome. A 100&Change Organization Readiness Tool is available here: Questions, email

Some of you may have noticed that there has been a change to the blog.  Don’t worry, I didn’t do this to confuse anyone.  I received notice that our current theme would no longer be supported due to apparent security concerns and that if I didn’t change it, the blog would be archived.  So, in order to keep your inboxes clear of at least some of the SPAM, we went ahead and made the required changes.  You’ll still get your weekly email, and any other notifications you’ve signed up for, it’ll just look a little different.  Sorry for the disruption in your normal.


OSU Chemistry Colleague:

Inpria has as immediate opening for a full-time staff chemist with basic experience in organic or organometallic chemistry synthesis and laboratory operations.  This BS-level chemist will work within our team of synthetic organometallic chemists to execute routine syntheses and purifications and optimize reaction conditions.

As this area is outside my typical interactions within the chemistry department, I am casting a wide net which you have been caught up in.  If you know of any potential candidates please put them in contact with me or direct them to our website for more information.  Likewise if you believe another colleague may have better knowledge of potential candidates, please pass this information on to them.

Thank You,

Stephen Meyers

CIA “Chemistry is Awesome” Party!
Wednesday, June 5, 5-7pm,
Gilbert Hall/GBAD Breezeway

Chemistry demos, free food, liquid nitrogen ice cream, free prizes, games, poster session, and fun for all. If you’re a current OSU student and you’ve ever taken a Chemistry class, you’re invited. Come join us, we can’t wait to see you there.

Registration for the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium is now open!

This symposium, hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts, provides undergraduates with an excellent opportunity to showcase their research or creative activity. OSU undergraduates in all years of study, all academic disciplines, and all stages of research or creative work (including works in progress) are eligible to present. Students will be able to choose whether they would like to present a poster and/or a 3-minute lightning talk. We also invite students with artistic/creative projects and distance students to reach out so we can do our best to accommodate other presentation types.

We appreciate your help forwarding this email to students you think may be interested. The deadline for registering is August 23rd at 11:59pm and the event will be held on the morning and afternoon of Thursday, September 19th (exact time and location TBA).

Students can register at

For more details visit:

Please mark your calendars to join us for this exciting opportunity to celebrate our undergraduates and their hard work!

Many thanks,

Greg Heinonen | Undergraduate Research Coordinator

Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts | Oregon State University

140 Waldo Hall p: 541-737-4892 |

OSU faculty, staff and students,


Oregon State University is committed to providing its faculty, staff and students with access to global opportunities and experiences that promote expanded research opportunities, student success, global understanding and engagement, and safe travel associated with university activities.


International travel and exchanges serve the university’s land grant mission to teach, pursue research, and engage in outreach and engagement to promote economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.


To ensure that all OSU units follow consistent procedures associated with university-sponsored international travel, the university has enacted a new international travel policy that is now in effect and will provide travelers with many benefits. This policy requires faculty, staff, students and others traveling internationally on behalf of the university to enter their itineraries in OSU’s International Travel Registry prior to departure.


The registry benefits OSU’s international travelers in many ways, including:

o   Enrollment in international travel insurance, which includes medical care and evacuation or security assistance, if needed;

o   24/7 support from OSU’s international health and safety coordinator;

o   Optional pre-departure, travel location-specific orientations;

o   Secure storage of passport copies and emergency contact information; and

o   Ability for the university to provide incident assistance and support communication with family members and others in the event of unforeseen incidents.


If you have questions about this new process or registry, please contact Kendra Sharp, senior advisor to the provost for international affairs, or Samuel Gras, university international health and safety coordinator by e-mail or phone at 541-737-6433 or 541-737-6493, respectively.


We look forward to growing OSU’s global connections and impact with you.




Kendra V. Sharp                                                             Susan Capalbo

Senior Advisor to the Provost                                    Senior Vice Provost

International Affairs                                                     Faculty Affairs

Oregon State Ecampus invites faculty, staff and administrators to pursue professional development related to online and hybrid education. Further your professional goals while promoting effective teaching and learning in OSU’s online and hybrid courses. Funding is available for professorial faculty and professional faculty and advisors. The application deadline is June 7, so learn more and apply online today