Monday, July 13, 2015

US EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Winners - 2015


Chemistry plays an important role in generating and creating molecular based solutions to many environmental challenges.  The US EPA recently announced its  2015 award winners in green chemistry.  To learn more about each innovation as well as previous winners, click the link below.

ACS Directory of Graduate Research: UPDATED!

The American Chemical Society has updated their free, searchable online database ( that provides a comprehensive compilation of information on graduate study in the chemical sciences at North American universities.  This website also provides the ability to find NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs).  Two training videos on how to search the database are provided on the home page.

Here's what the ACS says about this site (my high-lighting):

The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in North America.
ACS DGRweb is a must-have for all academic institutions and chemical-related businesses as it:
  • facilitates collaborations
  • enables networking across chemical subdisciplines
  • helps students with selecting graduate programs and research experiences for undergraduates

ACS DGRweb 2014 provides information on:
  • 668 academic departments
  • 8499 faculty members

and listings for:
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal/Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Materials
  • Marine Science
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental Science

The data on the DGRweb have been supplied by the respective departments according to policies established by the ACS Committee on Professional Training. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Entry-level positions in the analytical chemistry section, Forensic Science Services, BCA, St. Paul

From the Assistant Laboratory Director at the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, St. Paul:

In the near future 2 positions will be listed as "Forensic Scientist-1 Trainee."
(Choose "Public Safety Dept" in the Department menu and click "Search" button at bottom of page.)

If you wish to be put on an email list to be notified of openings, check out the BCA website at:
Look at the "Laboratory positions" statement.

There is also information about Forensic Laboratory Internships at the careers website, above.

Monday, June 1, 2015

US FDA - Recruiting Recent Graduates...

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs is looking for recent graduates with science base degrees who are interested in a career as a Consumer Safety Officer.

ORA Supports FDA Product Centers by inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States. This is a Recent Graduate position in the Pathways Program which is responsible for inspecting regulated products and manufacturers, conducting sample analysis on regulated products, and reviewing imported products offered for entry into the United States.

The vacancy announcement is scheduled to post on on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at: on June 8, 2015 with openings in Minneapolis, MN as well as other locations throughout the country.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

REU in Environmental and Green Chemistry

 NSU sdsu-logo BHSU

Black Hills State University, Northern University and South Dakota State University have recently received funding from NSF for a new Research Experiences for  for Undergraduates (REU) Site focused on research in Green Chemistry and the Environmental Chemistry of Natural Environments. A description of the REU Site and the research projects that are available this summer can be found at

This REU Site has 10 REU student fellowships available for Summer 2015 across the 3 participating universities. Each fellowship provides a 10-week stipend, a cost of living allowance, and a travel allowance to students selected to participate. Applications are now being accepted using an electronic application form

If students would like more information or have any questions they may contact me directly or the investigator identified with each project on the REU Site webpage.

Jim Rice, Professor & Head
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
South Dakota State University
Box 2202
Brookings, SD 57007-0896

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Summer Internship

Summer Internship-Pharmaceutical Formulation Development

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding summer internship?  Then, CIMA LABS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceuticals, is the place for you. CIMA LABS is a drug delivery technology company that develops and manufactures prescription and over-the-counter drug products using proprietary drug delivery technologies. 

As a summer intern, you will work in the Formulations Development Group.  The work comprises performing general formulation development activities associated with the development of new dosage forms and drug delivery systems.  These activities include the assembly and operation of processing equipment such as blenders, tablet presses, granulators, and coaters to manufacture formulations. The intern will also characterize the physical properties of the formulations, document the data in notebooks, and effectively present the data to the Formulations group.

We are seeking students who have demonstrated a strong academic record and the capability to perform well in a research environment. Candidates who have completed courses in chemistry, pharmacy, physics, statistics and/or calculus and who have previous lab experience are desired. Candidates should have completed at least six semesters of undergraduate work or be enrolled in graduate school.

If this internship opportunity is of interest to you, please email or fax your cover letter, resume, and college transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to Gladys Tripp by March 31, 2015.

7325 Aspen Lane North
Brooklyn Park, MN  55428
Fax: 763-488-4800

Monday, March 9, 2015

MnTAP Internship - Deadline extended to 31 March 2015

The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) is seeking junior or senior college students to work on waste reduction and energy efficiency projects at companies in Minnesota. In 2015, MnTAP is 13 summer projects in locations around the state. The application deadline has been extended until March 31, 2015 so there is still time for students to apply.

As a MnTAP intern, students will:
  1. Determine how waste is currently produced in company processes.
  2. Research and evaluate options for reducing waste.
  3. Work with the company’s management and employees to determine feasibility of different waste reduction options.
  4. Develop a cost comparison between the use of existing procedures and the new ones.
  5. Write a final report and present project results.
The projects are at different companies and in different industries so project specifics will vary. Specific job descriptions for the 13 positions are posted on the MnTAP web site at: (