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ACS CAREER DAYS

ACS Career Days are scheduled for all virtual regional meetings. See: ACS Career Events.

Exploring Career Options

The ACS Career Navigator™ guides you in exploring the career roles you aspire to and provides the resources necessary to function effectively in each role.

ACS also offers financial support programs for students, research teams, and faculty in pursuit of scientific study and discovery. We award over $20 million annually in research grants, approximately $1.15 million in student scholarships, and more.
Professional Development Grants and Other Support for High School Chemistry Educators
           Support for High School Chemistry Educators
ACS is now accepting applications for the ACS-Hach Professional Development Grants! These grants of up to $1,500 are intended to support high school chemistry teachers as they identify and pursue opportunities that can advance their professional development and enhance the teaching and learning of chemistry in the
classroom. Click here to learn more, and apply today ! Deadline for applications is January 21, 2022.
 
In addition to the Professional Development Grants, several other ACS-Hach Programs provide financial support for future and current high school chemistry teachers, carrying on the mission of the Hach Scientific Foundation Endowment to improve high school chemistry education and support the growth of chemistry teachers at the high school level:

ACS-Hach Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Scholarship – provides financial support of up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000 for part-time study for chemistry graduates with limited work experience to obtain a master's degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2022.
 
ACS-Hach Second Career Teacher Scholarship – provides financial support of up to $6,000 for full-time study and up to $3,000 for part-time study for chemistry professionals to obtain a master's degree in education or teacher certification in chemistry. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2022.

ACS-Hach Land Grant Teacher Scholarship – provides financial support of up to $10,000 for full-time study to obtain a chemistry undergraduate degree and chemistry teaching credentials at one of our 72 partner institutions. Contact participating universities directly for application details.

ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grant – grants of up to $1,500 are available for high school chemistry teachers to use to cover basic classroom or laboratory needs, fund professional development experiences, or support innovative ideas in chemistry education. Application scheduled to open February 1, 2022.
 
Visit the ACS-Hach Programs home page for complete details about all these programs.

 

ACS CAREER CONSULTANTS

Career Consultants and ACS members work together in developing career plans. A consultant can stimulate your thinking, ask important career planning questions to help clarify goals, provide encouragement, teach strategies for making meaningful career decisions, and aid you in your job search. Career Consultants are at National Meetings, Regional Meetings, Career Events and online.

Exclusive Career Counseling for ACS Members, Every Thursday

ACS Members, drop into Virtual Office Hours every Thursday at 12:00 PM ET to network and speak with career consultants, get answers to your career questions, and receive career guidance. You’ll discover new job search tools and different ways to navigate today’s job market. Register to attend and tell your fellow ACS Members about this exclusive opportunity to connect with knowledgeable ACS Career Consultants and other chemists.
 
Click here for more information and how to take advantage of Career Consulting by joining ACS!
 

LVACS CAREER CONSULTANT
Greglynn Gibbs

Greglynn is a research support technician and manager of the chemistry labs at Penn State Berks. She is very involved with ACS volunteer programs and enjoys reaching the younger chemists’ community, sharing her expertise in the chemical workforce. Greglynn looks at career development in terms of facing challenge: “every challenge you overcome in life can get you closer to the person you want to be. Despite what some might say, there is no ‘easy button’. Anything worth having is worth fighting for.” 

Contact Greglynn here.
 
New Conference Brings Together Aspiring and Distinguished Scientists
The 2021 ACS LEADS Conference (Lasting Encounters between Aspiring and Distinguished Scientists) has been postponed to July 18-20, 2022. The new three-day event will be focused on preparing high-potential young professionals and students for successful and impactful careers in the chemical enterprise. This event, conceived by ACS Past-President Luis Echegoyen, will bring together highly esteemed chemists, scientists, professionals, and Nobel Laureates for networking, self-reflection, career exploration, mentoring, and technical discussions. Learn more here >>>
ACS IRES Program Accepting Applications for Summer 2022
The ACS International Research Opportunities for Students (IRES) program is now accepting applications for its Summer 2022 cohort in Germany and Singapore. Participants will receive a living stipend, housing allowance, travel funding, and unique professional development experiences established specifically for the cohort. Funded through the NSF Office of International Science & Engineering, IRES is open to sophomores and juniors majoring in chemistry or an allied field. Visit the IRES webpage for additional information, requirements, and application.
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Chemistry Job Listings

These listings are posted to aid LVACS members in their career development and do not reflect a recommendation of these institutions by LVACS.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Lafayette College

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a full-time visiting (non tenure- track) position for the 2022/23 academic year. Teaching will include courses in introductory (general) chemistry with possible other courses depending on the candidate's specific expertise, prior teaching experience, and departmental need. The teaching load will be three lecture courses each semester, where two laboratory sections are equivalent to a lecture course. While not a requirement, opportunities and support are available for the successful candidate to mentor students on research projects. A Ph.D. degree or ABD is required, and teaching experience is preferred. Additional information about the position and the Department of Chemistry http://chemistry.lafayette.edu/chemistry-home/vis-asst-prof-2022. We especially welcome applicants who can contribute to Lafayette’s commitment to greater diversity and inclusion.


Associate Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Inc.
As an Associate Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer you will play a vital role as a key contributor of a large, multi-disciplinary matrix team from project inception through to delivery of clinical drug candidates. You will provide key contributions to the implementation of medicinal chemistry strategies through development and execution of innovative chemistry and help to revolutionize our approach to the discovery and development of small molecule and synthetically-derived drugs. Apply
 
Senior Associate Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, Pfizer, Inc.
As a Senior Associate Scientist in Medicinal Chemistry at Pfizer you will play a vital role as a key contributor of a large, multi-disciplinary matrix team from project inception through to delivery of clinical drug candidates. You will provide key contributions to the implementation of medicinal chemistry strategies through development and execution of innovative synthetic chemistry and help to revolutionize our approach to the discovery and development of small molecule and synthetically-derived drugs. Apply
 
Polymer Chemists, Mussel Polymers, Inc.
Mussel Polymers, Inc. located at 116 Research Dr, Bethlehem, PA 18015 in Bethlehem PA is a biomimetic specialty adhesive and formulations company. We are seeking Polymer Chemists and Adhesion Scientists to join our team while we expand our scientific development and pilot manufacturing. This is an opportunity to join an innovative startup looking to rapidly grow and develop new solutions to previously unsolvable problems. Qualities desired in ideal candidates are:      Pilot scale polymerization design and operations experience, Commercial scale specialty polymer production experience, Experience with catechol chemistry, Experience with functional protection/de-protection chemistry, Organic monomer synthesis chemistry experience and cGMP production experience. Interested? CONTACT: letsbond@musselpolymers.com


LOCAL RESEARCHER SEEKS COLLABORATION AND LAB SPACE
Dr. Hoon Kim has been working in lubricants for 20 years. He wants to improve lubricant for hair care clipper product lines and seeks a chemistry student or faculty member to partner with him.
https://nisusacorp.com/meet-niss-team-dr-hoon-kim-director-of-technology/
Dr. Kim would like to work with someone and acquire the use of lab space to:
1. mix component chemicals to create 1-5 drums of nontoxic synthetic anti-infective hair clipper oil for customer trials
2. need analytical support - chemical analysis (control viscosity measurement)
3. willing to pay $2000-$2500 per month for lab space

Professional Relations

LVACS works with local chapters of other scientific and professional societies such as AiChE, MRS and the BioPharma Network. Contact us if you represent such a group and would like to start an ongoing relationship with ACS! 

Section Chair
Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu
 
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