Kishana Taylor, postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak as part of the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (EECB) seminar series on “Prioritizing Intersectionality in Interdisciplinary Infectious Disease Research: Intersectional identities (and scientists) must inform how we study disease” on March 10, 4-5 p.m., via Zoom ( YouTube: (

MARCH 29, 2021

SEMI Professional Development Seminar – Connecting College Students to the Semiconductor Industry

Learn about career opportunities in high tech and acquire valuable, practical information that will help you choose career directions and plan for success.

  • Career Search – Know the right places to find jobs
  • Learn how to Optimize Your Resume and Boost Interview Chances
  • Learn technical interview-tips & tricks: COVID- 19 has changed the interview process, are you prepared?  
  • Before you sign: Know How to affect offer, negotiate salary and overall offer packages
  • Fulfill your curiosity – “Day in a Life” from various engineering types and other professions 

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Starting March 22, 2021, the service counter for picking up keys from the OSU Access, Lock and Key Shop is relocating to the university ID Center, located in the Memorial Union from its current location at 560 SW 15th in the Facilities Services Shops Complex. This move offers students, staff and faculty expanded hours for key pick up at a more convenient location. Some important things to note:

  • The process for requesting keys does not change. Key Authorizers are still responsible for requesting keys for a unit or department.
  • The ID Center can receive key returns. However, we ask that departments continue accepting returned keys.
  • Please check the ID Center’s website for current service hours. The ID center is running limited service hours due to the COVID-19 response. 
  • ID Center staff will be unable to answer questions or concerns involving keys or locks. Questions about keys and locks should be directed to

We’ve posted a resource to help you learn more about the change in key counter service. All other questions, concerns and issues about keys and locks should go to or (if a work order is needed). 

The OSU Advantage Accelerator is currently seeking applications that describe technology-based projects in any discipline that will move OSU-owned technologies closer to commercialization. Proposals should describe a project that requires $15,000 or less of funding to achieve an important milestone(s) connected to commercialization. Proposals can include expenses for activities related to customer discovery, prototyping, student time, research, commercialization plan development and more. Each project may be awarded up to $15,000 and should span 9 months or less, beginning in April 2021. Proposals are due before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Learn more here:

My name is Jacob Yeager and I am the Analytical Chemistry Branch Head of the Laboratory Division at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.  I am reaching out to respectfully request your assistance in advertising an entry-level chemist position available to your recent, or soon-to-be, chemistry program graduates.  Our laboratory team is comprised of 39 enthusiastic and dedicated professionals who support the US Navy and its essential mission by providing chemistry and metallurgy services needed during ship maintenance, repair, and modernization.  Our work environment is very positive, with a focus on personal growth and professional development and advancement, and we take great pride knowing that the work we do serves the defense of our families, friends, and nation.  We are looking to hire one chemist with excellent interpersonal and laboratory skills who share our values of service, excellence, integrity, teamwork, and ingenuity.

The position is in the Analytical Chemistry branch and will provide development opportunities and experience in the following:

·         Instrumental Analysis: ICP-OES and MS, Arc-OES, Hg via CVAA, CN via amperometric detection, and more. 

·         Prepare, extract, and test a wide array of matrices to various procedures 

·         Evaluate and review data/procedures and produce detailed reports 

·         Facilitate corrective/preventative action procedures to minimize QC failures 

·         Troubleshoot equipment in order to resume critical work 

·         Establish quality control requirements outlined in ISO 17025 

·         Plan, organize, and direct the laboratory quality assurance program 

·         Review and evaluate results conducted under the quality assurance program 

·         Participate in proficiency and round robin studies to demonstrate competency 

·         Prepare summaries/reports for improving the quality assurance program 

I am hopeful that you will share this exciting chemistry career opportunity with your recent/upcoming graduates.  To apply, please ask that interested chemists email their resume/CV, cover letter, and college transcripts (unofficial) to by April 12th.

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in synthetic organic chemistry, broadly defined, with expertise in synthetic methodology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry, catalysis, green chemistry, natural product synthesis, or polymer synthesis, with an intended start date of Fall 2021. The candidate will be encouraged to participate in the Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery ( ), and/or the Macromolecules Innovation Institute ( ).

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field is required; the degree is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate must establish an internationally recognized research program and be an effective teacher in graduate and undergraduate courses. We welcome applications from diverse, underrepresented candidates.

Applicants must submit application materials online at in response to job number 515283. Application materials include a curriculum vita, a description of research plans (not to exceed five pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and plans (not to exceed two pages), and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

For any questions specifically related to the position, please contact Felicia Etzkorn, Search Committee Chair, at

For further information about the position and the Department of Chemistry, please visit .

People may apply to this position through the direct link:

The Speaker Series committee of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women is accepting applications for funding from OSU staff and students interested in hosting speaker events in Winter/Spring term. Funding averages $500 and applicants must provide a clear explanation of the event and its alignment with the PCOSW mission. To learn more and apply online, see the PCOSW Funding Opportunities page.