From the Lafayette College Chemistry Department

We invite you to apply to the Institute for Future PUI Faculty (IFPF), an NSF-funded program at Lafayette College.  It is an immersive training program for graduate & postdoctoral students interested in pursuing a career at a teaching-focused institution.  Participants will travel to Lafayette for 2 weeks, all expenses paid, from April 10th - 22nd, 2023 The deadline to apply is December 9th, 2022.  More information and the application can be found on the program website: https://sites.lafayette.edu/puiinstitute/

If you have any questions, please contact the program director, Michael Bertucci, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Lafayette College (bertuccm@lafayette.edu)
Lehigh Valley ACS Career Night: November 17th, 2022
Ever wonder what you could do with your chemistry degree or how to make yourself marketable to employers? That question and more was answered during our November 2022 career night with ACS Career Counselor Greglynn Gibbs and member representatives of six companies in the Lehigh Valley area. Topics included deciding career paths, employment/internship opportunities and how to navigate the application process. Start here to learn more about ACS member career growth support and how to chart the next steps in your job search! We'll be hosting another Career Night next year so stay tuned!
Virtual Classrooms
Register today for our complimentary Virtual Classrooms, where you'll learn live from skilled experts, who will help you target your career goals and give you the boost you need to succeed. Learn more and register here

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. 
 
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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
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ACS Virtual Office Hour - Careers in Academia
Join the ACS for this free Virtual Office Hour session on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 12pm EST. Open to ACS members and non-members, this virtual session will feature a presentation led by ACS Career Consultant Katie Leach reviewing Careers in Academia, followed by the opportunity to network in small groups led by ACS Career Consultants.
Register Now
This event is free and open to ACS members and non-members, but you must register to save your seat .
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LVACS CAREER CONSULTANT
Greglynn Gibbs

Greglynn is CNS Platform Lab Manager in R&D at Spark Therapeutics. She ia also Lehigh Valley Section Membership Chair, a member of the ACS Committee on Community Activities, and Advisor of the Penn State Berks Student Chapter. 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.
 
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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.

Research Chemist ICP-MS, Actalent, Allentown, PA On-site
Plans, performs and completes projects under direct supervision Plans, performs and completes single projects with staff support to meet deadlines Maintains all equipment in good operating conditions and troubleshoots instrument related issues. Oversees other junior staff on basic projects Interprets data and writes technical reports under supervision Assures projects are in compliance with current procedures and regulations Provides technical training to junior staff members Performs technical assessments Assists with investigations. Apply

Sr. Research Chemist - Oral Care, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ On-site
Provide technical expertise and lead the development and qualification/implementation of new oral care products; maintenance of current products. Apply

Sr. Research Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ On-site
The Senior Research Chemist will work with other researchers and multidisciplinary project teams to solve problems using various analytical chemistry techniques. Work with Sr. Manager Applied Sciences and other Analytical, and Microbiology Leads to develop a 5- and 10-year plan to build C&D's Analytical/Microbiology capability delivering a roadmap to support innovation. The Senior Research Chemist will be able to interpret and communicate results to various product and process personnel. The Senior Research Chemist will also mentor other chemists and technicians in the department. Apply

Research Chemist - NMR, Actalent, Allentown, PA On-site
Plans, performs and completes projects under direct supervision Plans, performs and completes single projects with staff support to meet deadlines Maintains all equipment in good operating conditions and troubleshoots instrument related issues. Oversees other junior staff on basic projects Interprets data and writes technical reports under supervision Assures projects are in compliance with current procedures and regulations Provides technical training to junior staff members Performs technical assessments Assists with investigations. Apply

Associate Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ On-site
The candidate for this position will support the Fabric Care Research and Development activities with development of new formulations and product improvements in addition to other R&D work. The Associate Chemist will be under the supervision of an R&D Manager in a manner consistent with the C&D R&D Core Principles of teamwork, consumer and customer focus, personal responsibility and integrity, and ethical behavior and practices. Apply

Product Manager, ABEC, Bethlehem, PA On-site
The CSR Product Manager has overall life cycle responsibility for ABEC's single use CSR systems product line. This position is accountable for the product's growth and profitability, and s/he leads a technical team to improve the product's market value. As such, the CSR Product Manager and team work closely with ABEC operational and business development functions to drive improvements, address field issues, and support sales growth. Apply

Technician II/III - Construction Polymers, Wacker Chemical Corporation USA,  Allentown, PA On-site
WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Allentown site, we are currently looking for a Technician II/III - Construction Polymers to join our growing team. Safely support product development and/or technical service of customers by doing general lab work including preparation and testing of materials. Proactively and independently supporting business by initiating projects, generating data, and effectively communicating results. Serving as an expert in safety, training, and related functions/activities. Apply

Technical Leader - Material Science Technology, Victaulic, Easton, PA On-site
In conjunction with the Director of Material Technology, provides direction for the support, development, and maintenance of technology and new product development programs including, but not limited to synthetic polymers and composites. These programs include existing, new and revised Products for Victaulic and its subsidiaries. Additional responsibility includes the growth and maintenance of the knowledge base within your area of technical expertise and leadership. Apply

Senior Surfactants Scientist, Nouryon, Bridgewater, NJ On-site
The Senior Surfactants Scientist will join the Nouryon team and be responsible for the research, development, and evaluation of surfactant ingredients for the home and personal care segments. This may include developments for various sub-segments, such as hard surface cleaners, degreasers, laundry and dish washing products, personal cleansing systems, conditioners, sunscreens, and skin care products. Apply

Senior Scientist, AR&T Pigment Concentrates, Evonik  Allentown, PA On-site
You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation. Apply

Senior Consumer Scientist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ 
The Senior Consumer Scientist will be the voice of the consumer and own agile research solutions that uncover insights that enhance consumer experienceLeads product and consumer research for designated categories to guide product development/ Innovation R&D. Subject matter expert of consumer and product research methods (qualitative and quantitative methods). Develops/ leverages holistic approaches that capture consumer needs. Ability to connect research solutions to consumer centric needs and lifestyle trends. Collaborates with R&D partners to help formulate project objectives, appropriate action standard for research and recommendation on methods, analyses. Strong story-telling skill to deliver comprehensive view point of consumer experience. Collaborative and willing to ‘roll up sleeves’ to provide constructive solutions for problem solving are critical leadership qualities for this role. Apply

Plant Process Chemist, SF 158083, Evonik, Allentown, PA, On-site
Provide process chemistry expertise and technical support for the Amines Process Technology manufacturing sites. Utilize advanced chemistry skills to develop practical commercial manufacturing processes for new products. Help drive continuous improvement at manufacturing sites through process optimization. Apply technical skills in troubleshooting efforts and general plant support as needs arise. Provide process chemistry expertise in support of e-MOC, OPHR and technical risk management. Apply

Measurement/Materials Scientist, Analytical & Measurement Science, Ingredion Incorporated  Bridgewater, NJ Hybrid
The Measurement/Materials Scientist will be responsible for providing technical and project leadership in developing characterization techniques necessary for understanding the functional properties of ingredients and systems including proteins, fibers, starches, hydrocolloids. The Measurement/Materials Scientist will use expertise in measurement techniques, including rheology, microscopy, and data analysis and interpretation to enable product, process and formulation development. Apply

Senior Surfactants Scientist, Nouryon, Bridgewater, NJ
The Senior Surfactants Scientist will join the Nouryon team and be responsible for the research, development, and evaluation of surfactant ingredients for the home and personal care segments. This may include developments for various sub-segments, such as hard surface cleaners, degreasers, laundry and dish washing products, personal cleansing systems, conditioners, sunscreens, and skin care products. Apply
 

Senior Scientist, Axalta Coating Systems, Philadelphia, PA
Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Polymer/Organic Chemist with experience in the synthesis and characterization of polymers. In addition to a synthetic background, the candidate should have a basic understanding of structure-property relationships and polymer physics. Knowledge of statistical methods, such as Six Sigma, is preferred. The ideal candidate would have an interest in raw materials initiatives, such as cost reduction and sustainability, and should be a multi-tasker with a dynamic personality who will interact successfully with multiple key functions within the organization. More information and 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

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! 

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Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu
 
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