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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.
 
***Join the American Chemical Society Thursday, September 1st at 12pm ET for our monthly themed Virtual Office Hour! This FREE virtual guidance session "Leadership and Soft Skills Development" will feature a presentation led by ACS Career Consultant Kara KasaKaitas with real-world advice on what you need to land your first job, or advance in your career.
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This event is free and open to ACS members and non-members, but you must register to save your seat .
 


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.

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 - Bio Materials, Nouryon, Bridgewater, NJ On-site
The applicant should have good multi-tasking, organizational, and communication skills (written and presentation). The successful candidate will interface internally with the marketing, technical service, technology, and manufacturing groups, and externally with customers to fulfill solution needs within targeted home and personal care markets. 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

Sr Project Manager - R&D, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.,  Princeton, NJ 
The Senior Project Manager has primary responsibility of leading multi-functional teams to successfully execute complex projects by defining, planning and tracking key project deliverables. He/she is responsible for identifying key resources and providing the direction required for meeting the project objectives. He/she may also be tapped to lead large corporate projects related to mergers and plant needs. He/She will also be responsible for Portfolio Management of the SBUs they are responsible for and lead Portfolio Review/Prioritization meetings to ensure effective resource management and project prioritization as needed. As a Sr Manager, he/she will also have one or more Associates supporting him or her. He/she will be responsible for coaching and developing their direct reports and have overall accountability for successful execution of all PMO led projects within their SBUs. He/She will also be responsible for working with the PMO Group Leader to develop and lead PMO process/systems improvements. Apply

Raw Materials Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions , Somerset, NJ, On-site
Catalent Pharma Solutions in Somerset, NJ is hiring a Scientist working in Quality Control and Analytical Product Development. This person will be performing routine analysis of raw materials, excipients, and API testing using laboratory techniques and instrumentation such as HPLC, FTIR, KF, and other wet chemistry techniques. 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

Scientist, Diagnostic Films, Ashland, Bridgewater, NJ On-site
Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Scientist to join our Diagnostic Films business at our Bridgewater, NJ. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the R&D function. This position will report to Diagnostic Films - Head of Technology. Apply

Sr. Research Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
The Senior Research Chemist will provide technical expertise; lead the development, qualification, and commercialization of new sexual health medical device products. Support the brand on product line extensions, improvements, maintenance, and cost savings initiatives. Apply

Research Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ 
The Research Chemist will execute product development activities 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

Associate Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
We currently have an excellent opportunity for an Associate Chemist located at our Princeton, NJ location. 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

Application Development & Technical Service Chemist, Evonik, Allentown, PA, On-site
Evonik has a job opening for a Polyurethane Application Development & Technical Service (ADTS) Chemist. As a Polyurethane ADTS Chemist in the Advanced Polyurethane Materials Product Line organization, the successful candidate will focus on identifying and developing new polyurethane (PU) technologies/products and providing technical service to Sales and customers. He/she will effectively manage multiple projects, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverables with business and market needs. A focus for this position will be in surfactants, catalysts, and other additives for high-density PU foam markets, including microcellular and mechanical froth foams. Apply

Research Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
The Research Chemist will work with other researchers and multidisciplinary project teams to solve problems using various analytical chemistry techniques. The Research Chemist will use and sometimes develop analytical methodology to solve various technical challenges for product and process development scientists. The Research Chemist will be able to interpret and communicate results to various product and process personnel. The Research Chemist will also provide technical guidance to other chemists and technicians in the department. 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

Research Scientist, Piramal Group,  Bethlehem, PA
The Research Scientist position is a laboratory-based position responsible for process development and scale up of API and or special chemicals. A breadth of knowledge of analytical tools and techniques applied to synthetic chemistry, stability, process development and tech transfer approaches for process design is required. To provide necessary documentation for regulatory submissions as required including deficiency responses. To train on novel technical expertise required for scientist including electronic documentation, and pertinent Intellectual property. This position requires exceptional time management and communications skills with a strong attention to detail. Apply

Research Chemist, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Princeton, NJ
A Research Chemist demonstrates competence in the area of cosmetics and or medical devices. This professional has a good understanding of diagnostic products and feminine hygiene products, processes and technologies associated with these 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

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Lindsey Welch, lawelch@cedarcrest.edu
 
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