The OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 25 at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. The 2023 OSU Supplier Showcase and Expo is an opportunity for OSU faculty and staff who are in the market for goods and services or even contemplating a future purchase. Familiarize yourself with supplier offerings, make meaningful contacts, learn about new products and services from a wide array of preferred vendors and pick up some supplier swag. Visit to register for OSU staff attendance.

Private Company – Lateral flow antibodies for allergens and mycotoxins – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

The company is seeking collaborators with expertise in developing highly sensitive, specific, and robust antibodies for use in lateral flow assays. They are also looking for opportunities to buy or license antibodies that are already developed.

Bayer Consumer Health – Novel nutritional ingredients or experts in prenatal nutrition – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Bayer Consumer Health is seeking novel nutritional ingredients and/or experts in the field of prenatal nutrition.

Under Armour – Novel cushioning and thermal comfort solutions for athletic footwear – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Under Armour is seeking technologies that can deliver increased thermal comfort through better airflow across the foot while maintaining key properties in athletic footwear (energy return, compression set, weight). 

Bayer Consumer Health – Moisture resistant technologies and formulations for solid effervescent tablets – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Bayer Consumer Health is seeking alternative effervescent components and/or moisture barrier coatings for tablets used to deliver drugs or nutritional supplements.

Unilever – Nutritional interventions for telomere defense – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Unilever is seeking novel nutritional interventions, specifically ingredients or blends of ingredients suitable for dietary supplements, to help maintain optimal telomere length. 

Private Company – Antibodies for food safety lateral flow assays – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

The company is seeking collaborators with expertise in developing highly sensitive, specific, and robust antibodies for use in lateral flow assays. They are also looking for opportunities to buy or license antibodies that are already developed.

Unilever – Screening system to identify SGLT1, GLUT5 inhibitors and activators – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Unilever is seeking tools and screening capabilities to help understand the impact of different dietary ingredients on SGLT1 and GLUT5. 

Altium Packaging – Recyclable materials, additives, or coatings for monolayer barriers – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking a monolayer barrier solution that is compatible with their manufacturing assets (specifically the reciprocating screw blow molding machines used for EBM). 

Altium Packaging – Improvements to lightweight plastic bottle packaging – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking materials, additives, processing technologies, and design techniques to enable lighter weight packaging.

Altium Packaging – Bio-based resins and extrusion technologies for rigid plastic packaging applications – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking bio-based resins for plastic packaging and/or polymer extrusion tooling and extrusion technologies that effectively process bio-based resins. 

Altium Packaging – Mechanically recycled polymers that perform like virgin polymers – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

Altium is seeking to identify manufacturing methods and materials for PCR resins that offer significant improvement in molded product appearance, mechanical performance, and ease of process than current material available at scale.

General Mills – Making ice cream more resilient towards fluctuations in temperature – Deadline: Tue, Oct 31 

General Mills is seeking technologies to make ice cream more resilient towards temperature fluctuations in terms of textural and physical stability, without compromising the sensory experience. Potential solutions can include ingredients, processing, distribution, packaging, and storage.

Private Company – Novel approaches (long-duration) to chronic inflammatory skin conditions – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking therapeutic approaches to chronic inflammatory skin conditions (e.g., atopic and allergic dermatitis) that can achieve long duration of modulated disease progression or severity.

Private Company – Genome editing with CRISPR in vegetable crops – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking a single base genome editing with CRISPR in vegetable crops for known candidate genes.

BASF – Modeling plants to create a “digital twin” – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking graph-based building and querying technologies that can be applied to model plants. We are also looking for methods to integrate data from different physiological levels and different conditions.

BASF – “Point-of-Care” tool for DNA/RNA detection – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking new “point-of-care” tools for detection of DNA and/or RNA features in plant material for routine use in non-lab settings. 

Private Company – Caffeine Potentiation and Natural Caffeine Alternatives – Deadline: Thu, Nov 30 

We are seeking tools, collaboration, and subject matter expertise to help understand the effects of caffeine and nootropics on cognitive and energy related outcomes in the context of a caffeinated beverage.

Please see below for a faculty opportunity (additional program information can be found here:  Many of our faculty have participated in and benefited from this program.  It is intended to help non-tenure track, tenure-track, and tenured faculty with the skills necessary to increase research and writing productivity while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Please send me the information highlighted below by October 10. If we have too many nominees, we will form a small committee to pick, and I will then check with the faculty member to confirm their interest. I will keep you posted.

The College will match the Office of Faculty Affairs’ funding, so this will be at no cost to your department.


Subject: Call for Nominations: NCFDD Spring ’24 Faculty Success Program 

Good morning,

Once again, the Office of Faculty Affairs is providing matching funds for 8-10 faculty members to participate in the NCFDD Faculty Success Program. If you would like to nominate someone from your college for the Spring 2024 session (January 22 – March 31, 2024), please confirm their interest and availability to participate. Once confirmed, please submit the faculty member’s name, rank, and email address to me no later than October 12, 2023. We will submit an institutionally sponsored registration form from our office (please do not register via the NCFDD website).

Thank you,


Sara Daly | Office of the Vice Provost | Faculty Affairs

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce two openings in our department faculty:

Attached is a joint ad with links to both positions. We would greatly appreciate your sharing these opportunities with people in your network that may be good fits!

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. 

Thanks for your time,



Derek DeMarco

(he, him, his)

Department Manager, Chemistry & Biochemistry

University of California Santa Cruz

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Miami University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Inorganic/Bioinorganic chemistry. Please take a moment to forward this email as appropriate. It’s not too late to apply!!

The Assistant Professors will teach undergraduate- and graduate-level courses related to their discipline, while also developing and maintaining a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program that includes undergraduate-, masters-, and doctoral-level students; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Required: Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in chemistry or related discipline. Consideration may be given to those with research areas that complement the strengths of the department.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching statement that describes how you support student learning to Miami University( 

The Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in the application. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Carole Dabney-Smith at smithac5@miamioh.eduScreening of applications will begin October 3, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Miami University, an EO/AA employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco­ free.


Carole Dabney-Smith, Ph.D.

Ernest H. Volwiler Professor 

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Miami University

The Department of Physics welcomes biophysicist Gaudenz Danuser to present the 38th annual Yunker Lecture. His talk explores the paradigm of “form follows function,” delving into the interplay between cell shape and molecular action that governs function, particularly in cancer cells, on Monday, October 9 in the Memorial Union Horizon Room. The talk, “Cell Shapes Keep Cells in Shape,” will begin at 5 p.m. with a light reception beforehand at 4 p.m. Danuser is the chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics and the director of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Systems Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. His research focuses on measuring and modeling non-genetic mechanisms of cancer metastasis and drug resistance. Making discoveries by computer vision of molecular and cellular mechanisms to enhance observation steers Danuser’s research. We hope to see you at this inspiring talk! 
Learn More
Monday, October 9, 2023MU Horizon Room
4 p.m. refreshments
5 p.m. lecture

To make accommodations for disabilities, contact us at 541-737-3854 or

The Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University (OSU) seeks to fill one Tenure-Track faculty position starting in Fall 2024 at the rank of Assistant Professor in the areas of inorganic materials chemistry. We are seeking candidates who are interested in developing innovative inter- or trans-disciplinary research programs to revolutionize sustainable inorganic materials discovery for emerging applications in electronics, energy, and environment. Preference will be given to candidates who will focus on the discovery of next-generation materials for semiconductor industries by employing automated inorganic synthesis through solution-based routes, solid-state reactions, or thin-film deposition and who employ artificial intelligence/machine learning in their experimental research. The Department is home to a sophisticated, digitally enabled continuous flow synthesis system.

The proposed research program should demonstrate proficiency or significant potential to garner national and international recognition with sustainable external grants. The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, special topics, and general chemistry, broadly defined. The successful candidate is expected to fulfill working, teaching, and mentoring responsibilities in ways that provide equity and inclusivity for all students, faculty, and staff at OSU. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related scientific field.

To review each job posting and apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and diversity statement online and arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2023; however, the position will remain open until filled. Apply to posting # 144097 at

The College of Science and the Department of Chemistry at OSU are committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for their students, faculty, and staff. One of our primary foci is enhancing recruitment, retention, and success for first-generation, underrepresented racial and ethnic minority, and female students or postdoctoral fellows. In addition, several faculty-led initiatives and committees focus on diversity and inclusivity in the classroom and beyond. To meet these goals, we value involvement in professional societies committed to advancing URMs in STEM (e.g., SACNAS, Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science). OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled. OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.