Carleton College is presently conducting a search for a one year visiting position in organic chemistry. We believe that this position would be an excellent launchpad for a career at a primarily undergraduate institution with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research. We would very much appreciate you passing this information along to graduate students and post-docs in your department who might be interested in such an opportunity. More information is available at

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang are quickly approaching! Departments around campus are invited to host a variety of events that tie into the Olympics. These events can be centered around viewing, discussing, examining, etc. the Olympics themselves or be more broadly related to international sports and competition in general. The planning committee will be hosting events for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. To learn more about hosting an event, or sign up to have your event added to the Olympics centralized marketing please visit Please contact or with any questions regarding the Olympics event planning.

Here is your opportunity to register for workshops before the news hits campus!


Winter-term training workshops for employees, presented by the Center for Training & Organizational Development, are open for registration. Workshops include:

  • De-Junking Your Life
  • Core Curriculum for Supervisors and Managers
  • Cultural Competency
  • Giving Feedback: A Gift or a Brick?
  • Delivering Exceptional Service
  • Strategic Planning & Execution
  • Coaching: A Process for Developing Talent

Details, times dates and registration

We may also offer a Process Mapping workshop in March, so check back often!

Please note that we can tailor any one of our workshops for your unit on request to Paul Biwan.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.


Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $1,000.


Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus reimbursement for travel expenses up to $1,000.


Research experiences are offered at: Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne, IL) ● Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Las Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN) ●

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA) ● Stanford Linear Accelerator Laboratory (Menlo Park, CA)


Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.


U.S. citizenship required


Application deadline: January 29, 2018, at 8:00 AM EST


How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at


Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at


For information about DNDO visit


For questions please email us at

Dear Colleagues,

There are several updates from the Career Development Center. We are thrilled to partner with you on students’ career success for the 2017-2018 academic year and beyond.


Student Drop-In Appointments

The Career Development Center now offers 15-minute drop-in appointments for students seeking career assistance Monday – Friday, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M., in-person at our NEW location:

The Career Development Center

A110 Kerr Administration Building (the former campus tours office)

Please note that drop-ins are available when classes are in session.


Winter 2017 Career Events for Students

The Career Development Center now hosts consistent workshops on a variety of professional development topics for all students each term. Encouraging attendance is a fantastic way to help develop your students’ professional skills; please see the list of workshop topics and dates below.


Winter Professional Series Events

All times are 12-1 P.M. unless otherwise listed.








To download Professional Series screens, posters, and other assets, please click here.

Career Expo Events

It’s almost time for winter term’s Career Expo. This is an entire week of events for students to develop their professional skills, culminating in a career fair where students will get to interact with employers who want to hire OSU students.

The entire OSU community is invited to attend the career fair; please take this opportunity to chat with employers who may be hiring your students, and of course, we welcome anyone who would like to volunteer.

Please encourage your students to volunteer for this event; benefits include volunteer experience (which is great on a resume!) and face time with employers. Interested volunteers can sign up here for various shifts to accommodate your schedule.

To download Career Expo screens, posters, and social media images, please click here.


Oregon State is on Handshake

Handshake is Oregon State’s new hub for everything students need from college to career. The Handshake platform was designed by students, for students with one goal in mind: to help college students find their way to their dream careers.

The more students use Handshake, the smarter it gets. When a student inputs their interests, preferences, and outcomes, the Handshake platform delivers content and jobs tailored to them. At this point in the 2017-2018 academic year, over 30% of students have completed their profiles.

If you want to get in the system and see what students see, please request an account in Handshake here; once approved, you will be able to navigate the system as a student.


Fall Term Highlights

  • Over 70 mock interviews with employers were facilitated during expo week.
  • Oregon State hosted 240 companies for five days of career events connecting with over 2000 students.
  • Students had interviews with 55 different employers who conducted over 500 post-career expo interviews.
  • There were 976 students who checked in at career development programs/classes.
  • The Career Development Center’s Career Assistants completed 339 drop-in appointments.
  • Assistant Directors completed 126 individual career consultations.


Careers in your College

Here are your college contacts for winter term:

o   College of Engineering

o   College of Agricultural Sciences

o   College of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences

o   College of Forestry

o   College of Pharmacy

o   College of Veterinary Medicine

o   Graduate School


o   College of Liberal Arts

o   College of Education

o   College of Public Health & Human Sciences

o   College of Science

o   Graduate School

If you work with students in the College of Business, please contact Dan Ziriax in the COB Career Success Center.

Thank you for investing in our students’ futures. We look forward to partnering with you in creating excellent professional development and career opportunities for students at Oregon State.



The Career Development Center | 541-737-4085

It has been more than a year since the IRB notified the OSU community of the new ethics training requirements for those conducting research with human subjects. Since the date of that initial notice, numerous reminders have been sent to researchers and new training requirements have been issued by the NIH.

The OSU training groups have been updated and the instructions on the Human Research Protection Program website reflect all current requirements. The IRB will not issue approval letters for initial applications, renewals, or revisions unless all study team members on a project have current training.

Researchers should use their OSU email address for the primary and institutional addresses, rather than personal or non-OSU email addresses. If they have an existing account, they should confirm that the appropriate email address is reflected in their profile. Doing so will ensure that they receive the appropriate reminders from the external training site and will reduce errors as we transition to an electronic system at the end of 2018.

We would appreciate your assistance in disseminating this information within your Colleges.

Kind regards, Lisa

OSU will be prepared to re-institute the postdoctoral scholar program, which was voted into law through SB  214, effective January 1, 2018.

To qualify, a postdoctoral scholar must be participating in a formal, mentored faculty research program; follow a formal, written mentorship program developed by an OSU research mentor and on file with the OSU Graduate School; and begin their employment on or after January 1, 2018. Current postdoctoral fellows, postdoctoral scholars, nor faculty research associates are not eligible for the new postdoctoral scholars program. One of the requirements of SB214 was the creation of an alternative retirement plan for postdoctoral scholars within the ORP.   We are pleased to announce the creation of that alternative retirement plan.

To establish a new postdoctoral scholar to begin on January 1, 2018 or later, please refer to the following guidelines:

–          No formal recruitment process is required for postdoctoral scholars.  Hiring officials are encouraged to send announcements of open positions to Maureen Childers in the Graduate School for posting.

–          A written initial notice must be provided to the postdoctoral scholar.  When signed by all parties the letter constitutes an appointment.

o   The new postdoctoral scholar letter will be updated by October 27, 2017.

–          The postdoctoral scholar “job form” seats the scholar in in OSU’s systems.  Instructions for the job form are located here.

–          A written mentorship program developed by an OSU research mentor must be on file with the OSU Graduate School.

o   Mentors are encouraged to review the six Core Competencies for postdoctoral scholars established by the National Postdoctoral Association.

o   To support a successful postdoctoral scholar mentee relationship with their mentor, an Individual Development Plan (IDP) serves as a communication tool.  The IDP must be submitted to the Graduate School for approval before the end of the postdoctoral scholar’s third month.

For budgeting purposes on sponsored projects, please use the following guidelines:

–          OPE (fringe benefit costs) should be calculated at 14%.  10% covers social security, worker’s compensation, etc., and 4% covers the contributions to the retirement plan.  The retirement coverage (and deduction) begins after the first six month of their appointment.

–          For health insurance, coverage will be obtained through Student Health Services.  Depending on the coverage, the cost varies.  For a postdoctoral scholar and spouse/partner, an estimate of $500/month should be used.

More information on pay rates and benefits can be found at:

Passage of SB214 was a collaborative effort among Oregon State University, University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon Health & Science University. We thank everyone involved in making this measure law, most notably, the Offices of the President, General Counsel, Research, and Government Relations at all four institutions. Thanks are due, too, to the faculty researchers in Oregon who made this concern a top priority for our campuses.


Cynthia Sagers               Jennifer Brown



Research Office & Graduate School