Archives for the Month of September 2011 on Chemistry Undergraduate Blog

Co-op opportunity in GE's Materials Characterizaton Lab

Materials Characterization Co-Op
GE Lighting Tungsten Products Plant
Euclid, OH

At GE Lighting, we’re leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Lighting teams around the world are dedicated to leading a global lighting revolution to deliver innovative solutions that change the way people light and think about their world. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic atmosphere working with the most talented people in the industry in an open, developmental environment with abundant opportunities to learn, grow and advance within the organization. If you’re a driven, independent problem solver who brings leadership and enthusiasm to everything you do, then join GE in creating the next generation of products that will improve the lives of consumers for generations to come.

Position Description

GE Lighting in Euclid, OH is seeking students interested in a Co-Op assignment for its Materials Characterization Laboratory. Be part of an energized team of scientists involved in chemical and physical characterization of materials related to our Lighting business. We work in a diverse, exciting environment with access to state-of-the-art equipment applied to challenging manufacturing and technology projects that enhance quality, growth and competitiveness.
Using skills developed in school, individuals will be challenged to apply their education to projects important to the success of our business. Assignments will include sample preparation and assisting lab technicians in analysis such as: ICP-OES elemental analysis; wet chemistry; surface and microstructure analysis; SEM/EDS elemental analysis; grain size determinations; and thickness/composition evaluation of phosphor systems.


Students currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Chemistry.
Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving, initiative, strong communication skills, effective team skills, computer skills and coursework or related experience are required.
An excellent record of academic achievement and solid analytical skills are strongly preferred.

Job Opportunites at Oakwood Labs for Analytical Chemists

Oakwood Labs is looking to hire qualified candidates for Analytical Chemist II and Analytical Chemist III positions. Please see the attached descriptions (below links). If interested, respond in the manner indicated in the descriptions.

Analytical Chemist II

Analytical Chemist III

Purdue Interdisciplinary Open House

Please join us at the PULSe Fall Open House to learn about graduate study in the life sciences at Purdue.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the
Purdue University
Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program

Event: Fall Open House for undergraduate students to learn more about the

Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science Ph.D. Program
Date: Friday, November 4, 2011
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Location: Room 202, Stewart Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Activities: Meet the faculty session, lunch with students, and tour of lab facilities.

Contact and RSVP: Dr. Colleen Gabauer at or 765-494-9256. Upon receipt of your RSVP, directions and event details will be sent directly to you. If you need special accommodations, please let me know as soon as possible.

NOTE: lunch and refreshments will be served.

MATCH Teacher Residence

The MATCH Teach Residency program is the most selective teacher prep program in the nation. It is located in Boston, MA. This program provides recent college graduates an opportunity to undertake one year of incredible intense training designed to make them unusually effect rookie teachers. After completion, MATCH helps participants find positions in high-need schools and continues to support participants as they begin their careers in the classroom.

For more information, visit

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Sara Parr via email at

Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference (CSIRC) Symposium

Chemistry graduate students of Cleveland State University are happy to invite graduate and undergraduate research students of CWRU (Chemstry) for the 5th Annual Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference (CSIRC). Registration is free with breakfast and lunch provided. Outstanding research will be recognized and awarded. We are happy to say CASE - Chemistry has been well represented in the past two years of our symposium.

Further details and submissions at;

Atomic Absorption Job in Metals/Alloy Lab

This person will run Atomic Absorption (AA) in their metals/alloy lab. The will perform wet chemistry (inorganic) techniques and basic sample prep. They receive samples from production, prepare samples, set up instrumentation, run tests and analyze results. They will be responsible for maintaining their own inventory of chemicals and keeping their areas maintained. There is significant opportunity to move into management roles in the next 3/5/8 years.

Bachelor in a science
AA/Atomic Absorption experience - if even in an internship or academic research
Wet chemistry background
Ability to work in a group

If interested, please contact Carla Pacino by email at, by phone at (216)573-5571, or by fax at (216)573-5590.

For more information about this company, please visit