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October 26, 2018

OSU Women’s Giving Circle is accepting proposals for grants

Filed under: Funding Opportunity @ 8:10 am

to be awarded in May 2019. The applications are due by Monday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m. To apply for a grant, please visit For more information, contact Molly Moriarty Russell at 541-737-4044 or

October 25, 2018

R&D Intern – SC Process Mgmt

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 4:18 pm

Date: Oct 12, 2018

Location: Albany, OR, US, 97321

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Grace is built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Oregon plant of W. R. Grace & Co. manufactures fine chemicals for a broad range of pharma, biotech and nutraceutical customers. We are currently seeking a  Research and Development Intern to support our dynamic team. This position will support manufacturing and small scale chemical manufacturing through chemical process research and developement.

Essential Duties Include:

  • Researches and develops chemical processes for new and existing products in accordance with departmental health and safety practices. Performs small scale manufacturing up to 50L scale.
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and well stocked work area.
  • Documents all work in lab notebooks. Provides written reports as requested.
  • Provides technical support to manufacturing as needed.
  • Complies with defined EMS procedures.
  • Helps to ensure Grace’s Environmental objectives/targets are achieved.
  • Develops analytical testing protocols as needed.
  • Archives completed laboratory notebooks.
  • Provides analytical summaries, for Quality Control for use as guides for in-process analysis.
  • Provides procedural summaries for Manufacturing for use as guides for writing batch records.
  • Maintains overall laboratory facility including but not limited to: maintaining community areas of the laboratory, purchasing community reagents and supplies, repairing equipment, and purchasing equipment.
  • Participates in departmental in inter-departmental safety, health, and quality related audits and inspections.

Required Skills

  • Good Communication
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skils
  • Excellent computer skills

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or equivalent
  • Must be working on Master’s Degree in Chemistry or equivalent
  • Must have experience with standard chemistry tool kit including laboratory glassware and chemical fume hoods
  • Experience with chemical drawing software, literature searching software, and standard software


Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

OMSI Fellowship at OSU- Applications due November 5th

Filed under: Announcements @ 10:32 am
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has a program, the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship, that I wanted to let you know about. OMSI Science Communication Fellows are researchers or science professionals including faculty, graduate students, technicians, or other individuals in science, engineering, health, or technology related positions. OMSI Fellows participate in a series of professional development workshops that cover science communication best practices and provide opportunities for participants to practice new skills and techniques. In collaboration with OMSI, each Fellow will develop a unique hands-on educational activity designed to communicate their research to public audiences and will join OMSI in engaging museum visitors with these activities at Meet a Scientist events.
Application Deadline & Workshop Schedule
Applications are due Monday, November 5th. An online application and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at and at the new OSU-OMSI Partnership webpages here:  The workshop dates for this round are:
Workshop 1: Thursday, January 24, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 2: Thursday, March 7, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 3: Thursday, April 11, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 4: Saturday, April 27, 1-5pm (held in Portland, OR at OMSI)
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the program is $1,850 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for this cohort:
College of Science Tuition Scholarship
Eligibility: Professionals (including researchers, faculty, students, etc.) in the College of Science at OSU. This scholarship is possible through the generosity of OSU College of Science donors.
Scholarship Amount: $925
Securing Funding 
We invite all interested applicants to apply even if you have not yet found funding.  OSU is committed to helping as many students and faculty as possible participate in this opportunity. OMSI can assist in initiating conversations to find funding through your department, college, or advisor.  We are happy to provide information on the Fellowship, including a recent evaluation report on our program documenting the impacts on the STEM professionals participating in the OMSI Fellowship. Please reach out to Amanda Fisher, Senior Science Communication Specialist, to request support.
Broader Impacts
Many of the participants in the Fellowship program secure their tuition through broader impacts or education and outreach components of current research grants.  If you’d like help to secure funding for participation in a future cohort, please reach out to us.  We often work with researchers to incorporate the Fellowship into broader impact plans within NSF grant proposals. If you are interested in pursuing this option, or would like to invite us to facilitate an info session with your lab group or department on broader impact proposal collaborations, please get in touch with Amanda directly.  Her email is, and direct line is 503-797-4635.  We expect to run 2-3 cohorts per year (with one cohort per year at OSU) so there are many opportunities to get involved.
October 22, 2018

Research and Teaching Associate Search – Washington State University – Department of Chemistry

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:32 am

The Department of Chemistry at Washington State University has an opening for an organic chemistry research and teaching associate in the Mancini Group. We would be grateful if you could share the attached information with your department. Information on the position and research projects can be found at

NDSEG is currently seeking Fellowship Applicants and Panelists for the 2019 Class!

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The National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program is currently seeking Fellowship Applicants and Panelists for the 2019 Class. Please feel free to share the information below!


Applicants:  The NDSEG Fellowships last for a period of up to three years (based on continued funding), and covers full tuition and mandatory fees.  Fellows also receive a monthly stipend of $3,200 and up to $1,200 a year in medical insurance

Applicant Apply Link
Panelist:  Panelists/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) are necessary for the evaluation of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship Program.  If you are interested in serving on a panel to evaluate applications, please apply along with uploading your resume/CV.  Panelist receive a $600.00 honorarium.
Panelist Apply Link
Disciplines Sought: Aeronautical and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biosciences (includes toxicology),  Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences, Computer and Computational Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geosciences (includes terrain, water, and air), Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering (includes undersea systems), Nuclear Engineering, Oceanography (includes ocean acoustics, remote sensing, and marine meteorology),  and Physics (including optics)
NDSEG Website
If you have any questions or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.




The NDSEG Fellowship Team

October 19, 2018

Prestigious Scholarships meetup

Filed under: Funding Opportunity @ 11:41 am

Please join Prestigious Scholarships advisor LeAnn Adam to learn about funding for research, graduate study, and study abroad. LeAnn will discuss opportunities like Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater and Gilman, and what steps you can take to submit competitive applications. Snacks provided. Wednesday October 24, 5-6 p.m., West Residence Hall first-floor lounge.

October 18, 2018

Recycle Right: The No-No’s to Avoid

Filed under: Announcements @ 8:47 am

With recent changes in recycling, it’s more important than ever to recycle right. The following are NOT recyclable in standard bins: cups (paper or plastic), napkins, plastic bags, wrappers, Styrofoam, plastic “clamshell” containers (to go, salad greens, etc.), or food-contaminated items. By keeping these out of recycle bins, we make recycling more cost-effective and provide a better work environment for those who process our recycling. See what can be recycled at

October 17, 2018

UNR Postdoctoral Position Available

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October 15, 2018

2019 Fred Hutch Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Filed under: Announcements @ 11:44 am

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) hosts a summer internship that is designed to provide biomedical research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students of rising senior status.  We would appreciate your help promoting the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) among students at Oregon State University.  I have attached an informational brochure that offers an overview of the program and a brief snapshot of important dates below, including how to apply.

About the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

The SURP is an intensive, 9-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for rising-senior undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research.  Under the guidance of a faculty mentor, students will:

  • Complete an independent research project;
  • Attend weekly research seminars;
  • Participate in professional development workshops designed to facilitate the preparation of competitive applications for graduate/medical school; and
  • Present their findings at a competitive poster session.

The program will run from Monday, June 10Friday, August 9, 2019.

An online application for the 2019 SURP will be available via the SURP website in mid-November 2018.

The application deadline is midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2019.

Letters of recommendation for up to two references are due by midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST) onFriday, January 18, 2019. 

Other Biomedical Research Internships

I also wanted to share with you a resource that my colleagues and I developed, which is a catalog of biomedical research internships offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students.


ANR Internship

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