OMSI Communication Fellowship Info Session: The College of Science will host a presentation & answer questions about the OSU-OMSI Spring Science Communication Fellows Program held on campus. The program is open to any faculty, postdocs, staff, or graduate students (STEM professionals) at OSU. Undergraduates engaged in research may be considered. Contact Andrew Haight, OMSI’s Director of Guest Engagement, at (503)797-4669 or ahaight@omsi.edu  for more information.

Join us on Oct. 26, noon – 1 p.m. in Kidder 128 Conference Room to learn more.

The annual Portland American Chemical Society High School and Undergraduate Poster Symposium and Career Fair will be special this year.  Aside from being the first in three years, it will also be concurrent with the quadrennial Pauling Symposium, which is also being hosted by the Portland Section.  The event will be held on Saturday (NOTE! Not the usual Sunday!) October 29, at the RLSB Building on the South Waterfront, from 11 AM-1 PM.  This year we are inviting the Puget Sound Section to join the Oregon and Portland sections, and we are opening it to grad students as well (although they will be in a separate category for prize purposes).  There will be no Career Fair this year.

All poster presenters are invited to attend the Pauling Symposium and Banquet free of charge.  Those wishing to do so should register for the Pauling Symposium Banquet separately.

I am writing to seek your help in getting this information to every undergraduate or high school student attending a school in the Portland or Oregon or Puget Sound ACS sections who did chemistry-related research during the past year.  No one knows this better than the faculty.  Please forward this to appropriate students; in addition to those who did research on campus, please try to remember those who did research somewhere else.  Company and national lab internships count, as long as the students are able to divulge their results, and researchers from other departments are also welcome, as long as there is some connection to chemistry.  The results need not be high impact—we understand that some projects do not work as expected, but one can still make good posters about them.  

There is no selection process for this event—any student registering may present.  Full information, including registration instructions, can be found at the following web site:  https://sites.google.com/site/portlandacsposters/home.  However, we do not want a bunch of no-shows—registration should constitute a good-faith commitment to attend and present.

Deadline for registration is October 15.  We need some lead time to prepare the booklet. 

OSU faculty and graduate student researchers are invited to join the OSU Advantage office Oct. 6 (10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) for a one-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) that will describe funding and training opportunities that support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here for a Zoom link: https://forms.gle/TkqQC14sa6UbQ8rw9.

Our team is comprised of creative, highly-skilled innovators who are engaged in research and technology development. This position is for a senior team member who will be involved with chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks to produce new sustainable materials for the asphalt industry.
The focus of the Lead Scientist will include:
• Generating new ideas and collaborating with the research team to expand research capabilities
• Investigating new approaches for chemically upcycling wastes or undervalued feedstocks
• Propose creative low-cost chemistries, experimental design and implementation
• Chemical characterization of products through multiple methods, reaction mechanism investigations, and materials balance determination to help guide techno economic analysis and environmental impacts
• Review literature, write reports, assisting in writing proposals, and authoring peer-reviewed publications (when appropriate)
• Organizing and directing project activities and coordinating the efforts of a project team
• Supervising, interpreting and reviewing the applicability and accuracy of data and providing feedback to clients and project staff
• Planning, designing, coordinating, and controlling the progress of project work and communicating the progress to clients and senior management
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, or closely related field, with a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry or polymer chemistry. Experience in petroleum, coal, biomass, green chemistry, thermochemical/chemical conversion (liquefaction or extraction), asphalt or with producing asphalt products (or asphalt formation) is desirable.
Individuals will thrive in this position if they have a passion for innovation and problem solving, a desire to engage in a team-oriented culture, are detail-oriented, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. Team members who excel in this position will have opportunities for future growth.
Starting Salary Range: $80,000 to $85,000 per year
We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including generous paid time off, flexible schedules, and tuition waivers for one free class at the University of Wyoming each semester. Our package includes a retirement plan (with an 8% employer contribution after one year and options to contribute to a supplemental plan), insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life) and an employee assistance program.
Submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Holmes, Human Resources Manager, by email at mholmes1@uwyo.edu. The position is open until filled.
WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Development Engineer, the Department of Chemistry at Oregon State University invites applicants for a part-time (.15 FTE), 12-month Development Engineer for the Chemistry Electronics Shop. Hourly wage range is $24.83-38.00 per hour, based on experience. The Development Engineer provides support in maintenance, repair, materials, and calibration of scientific instruments in the instructional and research laboratories for Oregon State University, Chemistry Department and other departments within the University. To review posting and apply, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/125406  Closing date is October 14th 2022.

The John Templeton Foundation is hosting a funding initiative with the Sloan Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and Simons Foundation for advancing fundamental physics. 

Goals

The program is intended to support high-risk and potentially high-return small-scale experimental projects aimed at new ambitious discoveries beyond the current frontier of fundamental physics.  “Small scale” refers to table-top size experiments or to ones that could fit in a typical university physics research lab.  Examples of such projects include, but are not limited to, tests of basic principles of quantum physics, tests of interaction laws and established symmetry principles, and searches for new particles.

The first deadline is a brief letter of intent emailed to Simons Foundation before October 31, 2022.

The period of performance is one to five years. They expect annual project budgets to fall between $300,000 and $1,000,000, although there is no specific funding level recommendation. The foundations expect to distribute a combined $20,000,000 over the five years of this program. 

Elizabeth Ocampo in the OSU Foundation would be delighted to help craft LOI submissions with anyone interested in that kind of support.


Sincerely,


Bettye

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Bettye L.S. Maddux, PhD

Director of Research Development

College of Science

Oregon State University

Join the funding opportunity (ECOS, GP-ECOS) 

listserv: https://lists.oregonstate.edu/mailman/listinfo/cos-research-employees

ECOS: https://internal.science.oregonstate.edu/rdu/funding

Looking for Proposal support? Email research.development@science.oregonstate.edu

We expanded our research administrative staff. Please use this email for your requests.

The OSU Beaver Store is accepting Winter 2023 course materials adoptions starting Oct. 4. Faculty or designated staff can submit course material adoptions here: https://beavs.osubeaverstore.com/adoptions/. Submitting course material adoptions prior to Winter term registration assists students to budget for expenses and allows the non-profit campus store to start sourcing low-cost formats of the required materials. Questions or need assistance? Contact course.adoptions@osubeaverstore.comor james@osubeaverstore.com.

The Research Office is excited to announce that the Human Research Protections Program is transitioning the IRB protocol submission module to Cayuse Human Ethics. The last day for PIs to submit any materials through the old system, iRIS, is Oct. 3. For more information and actions PIs will need to take, please see our newly-updated HRPP Cayuse HE Transition website and FAQs.

The Valley Library Reading Room is hosting a Call for Art about perseverance alongside the Perseverance Book Collection. Books in this collection highlight journeys that have embodied how despite great challenges, it is possible to overcome. Open to everyone. Registration page. Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email to drop off your art Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., or Oct. 8, 4-7 p.m., in the Valley Library interior front lobby.

Bobbin’ through the Woods: CoF Holiday Craft & Art Fair College of Forestry will host its inaugural craft & art fair Dec. 2-3 at the Peavy Forest Science Center and Richardson Hall. We are searching for vendors interested in showcasing and selling their items at our event. All booth fees and commissions will be paid directly to the OSU Foundation account supporting Rootstock, the College of Forestry’s food pantry, and are considered a tax write off. For more information please visit https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/bobbin%E2%80%99-through-woods.