Senior Scientist Position at Merck


Merck has announced a Senior Scientist position that will be holding interviews (Upstream Process Development at Merck Research Labs) during the Professional Development Event on May 6:


Resumes will be screened through handshake, Reference #333183. Merck is also requesting application through the following link.  

Job: Senior Scientist/BioProcess-Fermentation-Cell Culture


  • A minimum of a  BS with a minimum of 7 years of experience  OR a MS with a minimum of 4 years of experience OR PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related biological/engineering sciences
  • Excellent scientific understanding of biology and engineering principles for cell culture processes and recombinant protein production, including product quality modulation.
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with advanced statistical and computational tools (e.g. Design of Experiments, multivariate data analysis, etc).
  • Strong skills in critical thinking, laboratory experimentation and data analysis.
  • Solid track record of scientific contributions and project accomplishment, with ability to deliver high quality presentations/publications.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work in a team environment.
  • Experience with cell culture medium and process optimization based on mechanistic understanding of cell biology and metabolism.
  • Experience with applying Systems Biology tools (e.g. transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics, and other omics approaches) to understand cell biology and metabolism.
  • Able to independently drive the projects with little or no oversight.
  • Candidates with a passion for scientific excellence, strong communication and collaboration skills, and capability to deliver complex objectives under aggressive timelines should apply for this position.

Iowa State University REU

The department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in Iowa State University is running an REU program over the summer. If you are an undergraduate looking for summer research experience in biotechnology, please check out the following link:

Iowa-State-Univ.-BioMaP-REU-ProgramOpen to US citizens or permanent residents only. Application process includes submitting a resume and two letters of recommendation. The deadline is May 8.

W R Grace Still Hiring Summer Interns

Deadline extended to 23 March, 2016!

#301384 Summer Internship Program 2016 – Technical at W. R. Grace

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies and Grace Construction Products—provide innovative products, technologies and services that improve the products and processes of our customer partners around the world.

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments-Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies-provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customer partners around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,700 people in over 30 countries.

Our internships cover the following disciplines: Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, EH&S, R&D, and Plant Operations. You will have the opportunity to receive valuable work experience that will allow you to better define career and personal aspirations. The Grace Internship program challenges you to find creative solutions to real life business problems. The programs will be based in Columbia, MD (Headquarters and R+D Center) or Curtis Bay, MD (Technical Center).

Internships are 6-8 weeks over the summer. We also have a variety of networking events planned throughout the summer. Housing and Transportation will not be provided.

All of our internships are paid (hourly). This is an excellent opportunity to work alongside experts within the field of catalysts, business operations and materials. Our goal is not just to give you valuable work experience, but find talent for the next generation of Gracians.

Required Skills:

* An applicant must be entering their junior, senior year or a master’s degree program in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related science or engineering field.

* Candidates must have a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average.*Transcripts may be requested as part of the interview process.

Please apply through Handshake as well as the link on the Grace website.


The 2016 AMALTHEA REU Program

An opportunity for a  10-week REU is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Machine Learning (ML) gradually evolved as a branch of Artificial Intelligence with its theory and applications positioned at the juncture of Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics and, even, Physics. Nowadays, ML’s role in successfully addressing hard, real-world technological challenges has become ever more current and central. Moreover, its presence and importance now permeates several aspects not only of cutting-edge technology such as computer vision, stock market prediction and big data analytics, but also our daily life through voice-driven searches on our smart phones or movie recommendations on video streaming services to name only a few.

The program currently accepts applications in order to form a very diverse, multi-disciplinary cohort of nascent researchers for this summer. Minorities, women and people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.


Without exceptions, applicants must be:

  •  Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline
  •  US citizens or permanent residents
  •  Undergraduates in good academic standing


  •  Exposure to the exciting world of Machine Learning and its applications
  • Participate in a one-week crash course to familiarize yourself with Machine Learning
  • Work with experienced student mentors and experts in the field
  • Participate and contribute to cutting-edge Machine Learning research
  • Take part in visits to our local industry
  • Paid travel and accommodation expenses
  • Receive a competitive stipend for per diem expenses
  • Visit Central Florida venues such as Disney attractions and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center
  • Meet new people and make new friends

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016

Apply online:

For more information, visit our website at or contact: Dr. Georgios C. Anagnostopoulos, Director of the AMALTHEA REU Program at

Modern Electron Hiring Brilliant Scientists & Engineers

Modern Electron is a venture-backed start-up in Seattle dedicated to generating cheap, modular, and reliable electricity for all. Expensive mechanical engines and turbines based on 19th-century technology are still used to generate the majority of today’s electricity worldwide. Modern Electron seeks to revolutionize the industry with paper-thin heat-to-electricity generators.  They do novel work at the intersection of nanofabrication, material science, thermal engineering, and vacuum science.

Top scientists and engineers from all education levels (BS, MS, PhD, and experienced) who are interested in exercising their talents in a startup are recommended to apply.

Visit Modern Electron at to find out more.

Max Mankin, Ph.D.
CTO, Modern Electron

Formulation Science Intern Position at MedImmune


Summer 2016 Internship

Formulation Sciences, Biopharmaceutical Development, Medimmune (a member of AstraZeneca Group)

Job Description: Carry out pre-formulation studies, formulation screening, optimization, product characterization, and stability studies of vaccine adjuvants. Conduct experiments to generate data supporting formulation. Conduct physio-chemical characterization of adjuvants and their study compatibility with selected antigens. Conduct filter compatibility studies with various proteins and emulsions.

Position Requirements: Theoretical knowledge of adjuvants and vaccines is preferred. Experience with techniques of protein and adjuvant characterization such as UV-Vis, circular dichroism, FTIR, Fluorescence spectroscopy, HPLC, light scattering is a plus. Experience with nanoparticles and emulsions are desired. Intern should be highly motivated to work in a lab setting.

Education: BS in Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutics, or similar fields

Skills: Good verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in an interdisciplinary fast paced environment are also an integral part of this position.

Duration: 3 months, starting 1 June 2016

Work Place: 1 Medimmune Way, Gaithersburg, MD

Contact: Dr. Vidyashankara Iyer,