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
The ACS is hosting an upcoming Career Day in collaboration with Pfizer called “ACS Virtual Career Day Inspiring Women In Chemistry: Career Conversations Driven by Pfizer”
on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. This free, virtual half-day career is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in the advancement of women in the chemical sciences. Attendees will interact with notable scientists at Pfizer and ACS Career Consultants during keynote and panel discussions on career planning, breakthrough science, and advocating for a healthy work-life balance. To learn more about this event, and to register visit our event website here!


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.

A PhD Workshop for Industrial Careers 

Join ACS and DuPont for a workshop exploring different industrial career opportunities for ACS Bridge Fellows and underrepresented PhD students and post-doctoral scholars in the chemical sciences. DuPont employees will provide insight into effective communication techniques both in professional settings and in interviews and how to develop sustainable and professional relationships through mentorship and collaboration. Participants will also have an opportunity to network with DuPont scientists, gain insights into the interview process, and receive advice on how to be successful as they enter and progress through an industrial career. The 2021 PhD Workshop for Industrial Careers will be held online on September 23, 2021, from 1PM - 5PM ET.
 



Professional Development Grants and Other Support for High School Chemistry Educators
 
ACS-Hach Programs provide financial support for future and current high school chemistry teachers. Through these grants and scholarships, ACS carries on the work of the Hach Scientific Foundation Endowment, encouraging the development of high school chemistry teachers and improving the teaching and learning of chemistry in their classrooms.

 

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.

Join ACS on Thursday, October 7, for a FREE virtual career guidance session where you will learn key strategies to communicate effectively as a leader in industry. A panel of experts will share how to communicate with empathy, through changing circumstances, and to disparate audiences. You will also have the chance to get personalized career advice and network in small groups led by ACS Career Consultants. Register for free today !

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
Join us November 4-6 in Washington, DC, for the 2021 ACS LEADS Conference (Lasting Encounters between Aspiring and Distinguished Scientists), a new three-day event 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 >>>
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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.
 
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

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Tenure-stream - Colgate University

The chemistry department at Colgate University invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall semester 2022. A PhD in chemistry or a closely related field is required. Postdoctoral research experience is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise and research interests that lie at an interface of traditional chemistry subdisciplines, and that complement existing department expertise. Examples include bioorganic, bioanalytical, polymers, electrochemistry, nanochemistry, materials, and bioinorganic. The successful candidate will be expected to teach general chemistry, teach foundational and advanced classes and labs, direct an undergraduate research program, and participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a description of research plans, a diversity statement, and three letters of recommendation must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18988

Senior Scientist, Process Research (Flow Chemistry) - Boehringer Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT

Design and execute independent research that supports R&D projects. The Senior Scientist is primarily responsible for performing and managing scientific and technical activities, which may also include responsibility for the management of scientific staff. As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees. Apply

Assistant Professor of Chemistry - Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University , 500 W 185th St, New York, NY 10033
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University, a 4-year liberal arts women’s college located in mid-Manhattan, New York City, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment, at the rank of Assistant Professor starting August 2022. An individual is sought with research expertise in Biochemistry to teach undergraduate courses in Biochemistry and introduction to chemistry.
More information/apply

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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Roger Egolf, rae4@psu.edu
 
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