Outside Employment Opportunities

Faculty Positions

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position at University of Texas, Austin; Start Fall 2019

POSITION

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking candidates for a non-tenure track Assistant Professor of Instruction position beginning with the fall 2019 semester.  This position will be responsible for coordinating and teaching our introductory undergraduate general chemistry teaching labs.  As this lab is taught during the summer session, summer salary is available.  A successful candidate will have a PhD in chemistry or a related field and demonstrated teaching excellence.  For more information or to apply, please visit the job posting: https://facultyjobs.utexas.edu/position/47647


Adams State University One-Year Visiting Instructor in Chemistry; Start 8/12/19

POSITION

Adams State University invites applications for a one-year visiting position in Chemistry at the Visiting Instructor level (position number FS9121). We are seeking candidates with expertise in teaching in any area of Chemistry.

STARTING DATE

August 12, 2019

POSITION DESCRIPTION

We seek an energetic and enthusiastic individual who loves teaching and shares our dedication to students. This position is for the 2019-20 academic year. Major responsibilities include teaching General Chemistry with two labs and other courses equal to 12 semester hours of chemistry per semester and other duties as assigned by the department chair. Course assignments will depend upon the background and expertise of the candidate.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in chemistry or a closely related field is required; PhD is preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and student-centered learning
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to valuing equity, treating cultural and linguistic diversity as assets, and promoting inclusiveness
  • Ability to treat others with respect, civility, and courtesy and to work honestly, effectively, and collegiality with employees, students, and the community. This includes the ability to use appropriate conflict management skills to effectively manage any disagreement that might arise or to bring the disagreement to management for assistance in productive resolution when the situation requires.

SALARY

$42,000 – $45,000 depending upon qualifications, discipline, and experience. Adams State University offers a competitive benefits package.

Departmental and Campus Information

The Chemistry Program is housed in the Department of Chemistry, Computer Science and Math at Adams State University. The Chemistry Program offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry.

The university is dedicated to fostering Inclusive Excellence. Given the university’s mission and student body composition, the department is committed to increasing its faculty diversity and is actively seeking qualified applicants who have experiences, skills, and/or personal attributes that reflect perspectives which may not be represented by our current faculty.

Located in Alamosa, Adams State University is a state-supported, primarily undergraduate institution in the San Luis Valley, a rural and agricultural area of south-central Colorado, approximately 3.5 hours from both Denver and Albuquerque. The university is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a regional education provider. Additional information about the university and the department may be found at http://www.adams.edu and https://www.adams.edu/academics/chemistry/. Information about the community and surrounding area can be found at http://www.alamosa.org/

APPLICATIONS

Applicants should send a detailed letter of application addressing all points listed in the qualifications section of this announcement. In their application letter, applicants should also discuss how teaching at Adams State University, a small university in a rural environment, will align with their goals. Finally, a complete application must include the following:

  • A curriculum vitae
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts, unofficial is fine.
  • A list of three professional references

Send application materials electronically to: Dr. Christina Miller, crmiller@adams.edu, (719) 587-7506

Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can be made final.

Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender, disability and, as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, institutional policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

Background Check Policy

Adams State University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors, and to protecting its funds, property and other assets. Well-informed hiring decisions contribute to this effort. Therefore, Adams State University has adopted a policy on background screening for its prospective, continuing, and returning employees as well as students in certain circumstances. Offers of employment will be contingent upon the completion of an acceptable background check. The information received in response to a background check will be treated as confidential, to the extent provided for by law.


Chemistry Instructor at University of Minnesota - Rochester; MS required; anticipated start date August 2019

Qualifications

The successful candidate has an M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry with knowledge of basic techniques in a chemistry laboratory setting. Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) are required. Experience in laboratory instruction and a commitment to exemplary teaching are preferred. The successful candidate works well in interdisciplinary teams and is comfortable working independently.

About the Job

The University of Minnesota Rochester (www.r.umn.edu) invites applications for a non-tenure track instructor position in chemistry for its undergraduate degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS). The position is primarily teaching-focused with the expectation of contributing to departmental and institutional service (90% teaching, 10% service).

We are seeking a qualified instructor who has significant interest in supporting student learning in a high-contact model inside and outside of the classroom and will work closely with other faculty to coordinate and teach the range of chemistry courses with integrated laboratories needed by students in the BSHS program. We are seeking an instructor prepared to teach undergraduate organic chemistry with a preference for ability to also teach undergraduate biochemistry.

Duties include assisting preparation and team-taught delivery of course content in the active learning classroom, assisting in preparing and teaching laboratory sessions, grading, holding weekly hours in the Just ASK tutoring center (http://www.r.umn.edu/academics/just-ask/index.htm), assisting in ordering laboratory supplies, supervising undergraduate teaching assistants, facilitating department-wide data collection efforts that coincide with course delivery duties, and other related duties as assigned.

The instructor will join the Center for Learning Innovation (CLI), an innovative, interdisciplinary department. The CLI leads the development and teaching of an integrated, writing-enriched curriculum for a baccalaureate degree in the health sciences. It promotes a learner-centered, undergraduate environment in which ongoing assessment informs pedagogical and curricular choices and is the basis for data-driven research on learning.

How To Apply

Active review of applications will begin April 10, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled, with the expectation of an August 2019 start date. In addition to the Faculty/Academic Application for Employment form, applicants must attach to the online application: curriculum vitae, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and a statement of commitment to diversity. For more information, contact Andrea Wilson, Director of Human Resources, University of Minnesota Rochester, 111 S. Broadway, Suite 300, Rochester, MN 55904; phone 507-258-8010, e-mail umrhr@r.umn.edu

Diversity

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

About the U of M

University of Minnesota Rochester Vision and Core Values:

The University of Minnesota Rochester will be nationally recognized for inspiring and empowering undergraduates to solve the health care challenges of the 21st-century. UMR core values are embedded in our Vision: community, respect, diversity and inclusivity, evidence-based decision making, and human potential. To build and sustain collaborative communities that move us toward our Vision while creating a culture of trust, accountability and belonging, we necessarily place high value on diversity and inclusiveness. As a diverse and purpose-driven community, we value human potential and the significance of every person, compelling us to make evidence-based decisions that will empower individual learning and development so that students, staff, faculty, and community partners will flourish


Postdoc Positions

Coordination Chemist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Title: Coordination Chemist

Date Posted: Mar 26, 2019

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id: 883

Overview: We are seeking a research chemist with a strong background in coordination chemistry to investigate and apply principles of molecular-recognition and supramolecular chemistry to problems in separations for energy applications. The successful candidate will focus on fundamental questions related to thermodynamics and solution structure as also applied to the recovery and recycle of critical materials, desalination, carbon capture, environmental remediation, recycle of used nuclear fuel, treatment of waste, and sensing of trace contaminants. You’ll also be deeply involved in developing new and exciting ideas for proposals and participating in the planning and execution of experimental chemistry within the context of a multidisciplinary ecosystem including specialists in theory and computations, organic synthesis, separations, thermodynamics, spectroscopy, X-ray and neutron scattering, and materials characterization. This position resides in the Chemical Separations Group in the Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work with a diverse team of scientists seeking to advance the scientific understanding of coordination and supramolecular chemistry to achieve chemical recognition by design and to put this understanding to use in real-world applications
  • Perform experiments to elucidate the thermodynamic and structural basis of molecular recognition manifested in crystallization, solvent extraction, ion exchange, membranes, and other methods to meet fundamental and applied project goals
  • Take responsibility for operation of a separations laboratory and associated equilibration devices and analytical instrumentation
  • Independently formulate research problems and design research strategies, working with computational chemists and experimentalists to guide the design of new receptors and characterize their separation properties
  • Develop and lead new research directions and contribute to research proposals to compete for internal and external funding
  • Train group postdocs, students, and visiting scholars in thermodynamic, solution-structure, and separations methodologies developed in the group
  • Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Chemistry or a closely related science discipline

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A solid foundation in inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry and in the principles of thermodynamics, solution structure, kinetics, and mechanism
  • Expertise in coordination chemistry
  • Experience in using at least one of the following techniques: solvent extraction, ion exchange, adsorption, membranes, or crystallization
  • Working knowledge of basic instrumental techniques such as ICP-AES, ion chromatography, potentiometric titrimetry, and radiometric methods, as well as NMR, FTIR, and UV-vis spectroscopies
  • Experience in X-ray spectroscopy (EXAFS), small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), or neutron scattering (SANS)
  • Expertise in the chemistry of actinides, lanthanides, and fission products
  • Excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in proposal development and leading research projects
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to an international, scientific audience
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory
  • Ability to set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to changing project needs

Special Requirement: Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Apply herehttps://jobs.ornl.gov/job/Oak-Ridge-Coordination-Chemist-TN-37831/546502100/

Benefits at ORNL: UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.

Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.

If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity at The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL)

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), a national leader in scientific research and development is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows in the Asymmetric Operations Department.

Are you:

… interested in making critical contributions to critical challenges?

… passionate about applying your Chemistry knowledge and experience toward solving the country’s toughest national security challenges?

… searching for an engaging career with an employer that prioritizes innovation and collaboration?

If so, we would like to hear from you. We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in developing tool, techniques, and methods for performing chemical detection and analysis (Requisition # 18830) and a Postdoctoral Fellow with experience in synthetic and reactive chemistry  (Requisition #18923).

Be a part of a diverse team of scientists at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). APL is a national leader in scientific research and development, and provides our nation with cutting-edge solutions to solve critical challenges of national importance.

Learn more and apply at www.jhuapl.edu


University of Colorado Postdoc Fellow Divila Lab

Now hiring for a full-time postdoctoral fellow research position with benefits, which will be responsible for executing the research projects in the field of tumor immunology with oversight but minimal daily supervision from PI faculty. There will be an emphasis and research focus of the laboratory to develop novel immune-based strategies to induce tumor immunity including elucidating the mechanism of immune evasion mechanism in cancers.

This position reports directly to Dr. Eduardo Davila, PI of a immunotherapy research laboratory in the Department of Medicine and is responsible for performing the research summarized below. The laboratory is located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The position is a faculty research position with the primary duties to conduct research and will not be involved in course instruction and is not eligible for tenure or overtime pay. An employee in this position can be terminated at any time without notice and severance pay may not be provided.

For full job description and to apply visit here.


Wolfe Laboratories, LLC Scientists / Associate Scientist

Wolfe Laboratories, LLC has an immediate need for Associate Scientists in which your current, or recent, graduates may be interested. These positions are newly-created due to our growth. December 2018, graduates are certainly eligible to apply as well as recent grads.

Associate Scientist / Scientist (Small Molecule Product Development)

Scientist / Associate Scientist

https://www.pacelifesciences.com/


Mile High Labs, Laboratory Associate

Mile High Labs has an opening in the SQ lab as a laboratory associate.  Mile High Labs runs routine HS-GS-FID analysis on residual solvents, LC-UVVs on in-house products, and FTIR on various materials.  Below is a brief job description.  Interested parties are encouraged to email Joshua Cogell with a cover letter and resume/CV.

Job Functions

• Must follow and ensure others follows all safety procedures and use safety precautions when performing work in the laboratory and production areas.

• Must follow all SOP’s.

• Accomplishes results by communicating to the Quality Manager.

• Maintains product quality by establishing and enforcing quality standards.

• Ensures laboratory area is clean, organized and inspection ready at all times.

• Assist in HPLC and GC method development & validation under the direct guidance of senior laboratory staff

• Perform routine analysis of incoming and outgoing materials using HPLC, GC, and FTIR, to ensure that they pass set quality requirements within assigned timelines

• Assist in scheduled routine maintenance and performance verification of monitoring and measuring devices

• Document all laboratory work per current good documentation practices

• Provide peer review of data obtained for compliance in accordance with specifications including cGMPs, reporting atypical results to supervision • Assist in laboratory investigations of out of specification results as needed

• All other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications / Educational Requirements

• Must have at least a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, master’s or doctorate preferred.

Skills / Experience Requirements

• With Bachelor’s Degree, at least two (2) years of laboratory experience preferred. With Master’s or Doctorate, at least one (1) year of laboratory experience preferred. Good Laboratory practice and Good Documentation practice a must.


Fellowship and Internship Opportunities

Mallinda Seeking Chemist/Scientist

Founded in 2014, Mallinda is a venture-backed materials company based in Denver, Colorado. Mallinda is developing novel composite materials using “malleable thermoset” polymers (vitrimers). Vitrimers are a class of material derived from thermosets and are comprised of covalent networks which can change topology by thermally activated bond-exchange reactions. These reversible bond-exchange reactions enable new rapid processing capabilities for thermosets without sacrificing mechanical properties of thermosets. Mallinda’s technology lowers the barriers to adoption of composite parts by improving the economics and reducing the environmental impact of composite part production. Our technology enables 1-minute cycle times, or less, for high volume industries like automotive. In addition, Mallinda’s resin can be depolymerized in solution for a closed loop, energy-neutral system for the recovery of resin and woven/full-length fiber from end-of-life composite products.

Mallinda is looking for a post-baccalaureate chemist to assist with research and development. Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Formulating and synthesizing vitrimer resins
  • Preparing fiber reinforcements
  • Testing mechanical and thermomechanical material properties
  • Data Presentations
  • Resin-fabric infusion
  • Finishing composite pieces
  • General laboratory upkeep and safe laboratory practices

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in chemistry, engineering, or equivalent
  • Completion of organic chemistry with lab
  • GPA > 3.0

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Independent research experience in an organic chemistry lab or similar.
  • Experience with Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and Universal Testing Machine (UTM i.e. Instron/MARK-10).
  • Knowledge of polymer and materials science
  • Organic synthesis experience
  • Data analysis (Excel, R, Matlab, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Compensation:

  • This position is a full-time position. Mallinda offers, health, vision, and dental benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Minimum salary is $45K.

Preferred qualifications and experience are not set requirements – everyone is encouraged to apply. In addition to day-to-day lab activities, this position will have the opportunity to complete a related independent project of choice.

Contact: Please e-mail cover letter and resume to info@mallinda.com


Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study 2020-2021 Fellows - Deadline September 16th

Call for Fellows in the Sciences, 2020-2021

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) supports outstanding, innovative research, applied and theoretical, in all academic disciplines, seeking Fellows in the formal, natural, and social sciences, engineering, arts, humanities, and law who are interested in sustained dialogue about meaning and method across the disciplines.

The institute challenges its Fellows to examine how their data and findings might advance ideas, to address fundamental and enduring questions about life, meaning, and purpose in relationship to their particular projects, to think through the ethical implications of their research, and to explore how their research can influence the world in positive and concrete ways.

Fellows receive stipends up to $90,000, subsidized housing, research funding, a faculty office, and multiple opportunities for engagement at the University of Notre Dame. Scientists with promising and appropriate projects, whether distinguished or beginning a career, are invited to apply.

To apply, visit: ndias.nd.edu/applysciences.

Application deadline: September 16, 2019


BuzzKill Labs Paid Summer Internship

BuzzKill Labs is developing the next generation of portable drug testing.  With the legalization of marijuana, drug related driving accidents have increased substantially. Here at Buzzkill Labs we are developing new technology to rapidly quantify the level of impairment through oral fluid, with a focus on THC. BuzzKill Labs paid summer interns will be hands on in the lab developing our automated drug testing technology.  Selected qualified candidates will gain hands on experience with state-of-the-art technology.

Responsibilities

  • Assist chemists in QC testing, reproducibility.
  • Prepare analytical solutions, liquid chromatography, solvent extractions.
  • Use analytical instrumentation like mass spectrometry for day to day chemical analysis.
  • Perform data analysis, validate test data and perform data entry of test results.

Qualifications

  • Must have some research experience.
  • Good understanding and knowledge of basic Chemistry concepts.
  • Some hands-on experience in analytical instrumentation.
  • Be self-motivated and willingness to learn.
  • Good communication skills and record keeping.
  • Knowledge in organic chemistry/ synthesis, biochemistry.
  • Quickly adapt to new experiments and designs

Preferred Skills

  • Organic extractions
  • Flash chromatography
  • GC/MS

BuzzKill Labs is located in the East San Francisco Bay Area.


Data Science Fellowship

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. We run a free advanced 8-week fellowship (think data science bootcamp) for PhDs looking to enter industry. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others. The program is free for admitted Fellows – see the FAQ for more information.

Fellows have the option to participate in the program either in person in New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington DC, or online.

The next program (both in-person and online) will be 2019-06-24 – 2019-08-16. Sign up here for the latest information (including updates and deadlines) or to start your application: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply


U.S Department of Energy DOE Scholars Program at the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E) - Now Accepting Applications

What is ARPA E?

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) is devoted exclusively to support research and development of high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar at ARPA-E offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities related to defining commercialization pathways for high-impact technology development programs
  • Hands-on experience in experience in advancing the transition of cutting-edge energy technologies to market applications in a fast-paced environment
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizen at the time of application
  • Have a Master’s or Ph.D degree or be pursuing a graduate level degree (preferably MBA or technical degree M.S./Ph.D. with a business focus)

Applicants should be prepared for deep immersion in a specific energy program area, and must be comfortable and be able to complete tasks independently. Candidate must have strong written and oral communication abilities, as well as an interest in energy and energy technologies.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at:

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/Scholars-2019-ARPA-E

For more information about the DOE Scholars Program: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.


Information Call 2019 Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Program

We have PhD open positions through the INPhINIT “la Caixa” Fellowship Programme. INPhINIT is a new doctoral fellowship programme devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres.  You can search for our positions in this link.

As eligibility requirement, candidates must have resided or carried out their main activity in Spain for less than 12 months in the last 3 years.


Undergraduate Opportunities

Mallinda Summer Internship Position

Founded in 2014, Mallinda is a venture-backed materials company based in Denver, Colorado. Mallinda is developing novel composite materials using “malleable thermoset” polymers (vitrimers). Vitrimers are a class of material derived from thermosets, and are comprised of covalent networks which can change topology by thermally activated bond-exchange reactions. These reversible bond-exchange reactions enable new rapid processing capabilities for thermosets without sacrificing mechanical properties of thermosets. Mallinda’s technology lowers the barriers to adoption of composite parts by improving the economics and reducing the environmental impact of composite part production. Our technology enables 1-minute cycle time, or less, for high volume industries like automotive. In addition, Mallinda’s resin can be depolymerized in solution for a closed loop, energy-neutral system for the recovery of resin and woven/full-length fiber from end-of-life composite products.

Mallinda is looking for interns to assist with research and development. Day-to-day activities will include:

  • Formulating and synthesizing vitrimer resins
  • Preparing fiber reinforcements
  • Testing mechanical and thermomechanical material properties
  • Data Presentations
  • Resin-fabric infusion
  • Finishing composite pieces
  • General laboratory upkeep

Minimum Requirements:

  • Junior or Senior currently enrolled in an accredited university in the subject area of chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field
  • Completion of organic chemistry with lab
  • GPA > 3.0

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • Independent research experience in an organic chemistry lab or similar.
  • Experience with Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and Universal Testing Machine (UTM i.e. Instron/MARK-10).
  • Knowledge of polymer and materials science
  • Synthesis experience
  • Data analysis (Excel, R, Matlab, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred qualifications and experience are not set requirements – everyone is encouraged to apply. In addition to day-to-day lab activities, interns will have the opportunity to complete an independent project of their choice.

Interested applicants should send a resume to info@mallinda.com subject “Mallinda Internship”.


Faculty Grant and Funding Opportunities

None at this time, check back again soon!

Workshop Opportunities

Upcoming Workshops

Hands-On PV Experience (HOPE) Workshop July 15–19, 2019

The HOPE Workshop is designed to strengthen photovoltaic (PV) research at universities in the United States. HOPE is designed primarily for students, but also requires participation of the professors leading the research and overseeing each student’s thesis.

HOPE provides opportunities for professors and graduate students to:

  • Interact with scientists and engineers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and others from across the United States
  • Learn about PV technology in a hands-on, small-group research setting
    • See solar cells fabricated
    • Perform hands-on measurements.
  • Build a network of research connections with other researchers, professors, and students from across the United States.

In 2018, students in HOPE participated in the fabrication of Si, III-V, and perovskite solar cells, as well as quantum efficiency and current-voltage characterization of these cells. They also learned about commercialization and entrepreneurship. Students also learned a variety of PV-related characterization techniques, including secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMs), time-resolved photoluminescence, X-ray and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning probe techniques, and more. Students also learned about PV module fabrication and characterization, as well as outdoor testing of photovoltaic modules.

Eligible Applicants

HOPE targets professors who are leading PV-related research programs in the U.S. who would like to send a Ph.D. candidate to learn more about fabrication, measurement, or study of photovoltaic materials and devices. A joint application (for both the professor and student) is required. Participants do not need to be U.S. citizens but must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the U.S. All foreign nationals are subject to Department of Energy foreign national access requirements for NREL. We cannot accept students from foreign universities, students pursuing a Master’s degree only, or postdoctoral researchers. While we accept students at any point during their Ph.D. research, the program tends to be most beneficial to students toward the middle (second–fourth year). To ensure the quality of the program, we are unable to accept all applicants but encourage application in a second year for those who are not accepted the previous year.

For technical difficulties with application submission, please contact Spring Hericks.

Registration

Registration for the 2019 HOPE Workshop is now closed. Applicants can expect notice of acceptance by April 1, 2019.

Deadlines

We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 workshop next January.

The workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.

Workshop Content

Spectral mismatch between lamps used for testing photovoltaic cells and the actual solar spectrum can lead to measurement errors if they are not corrected for. Students at the 2017 Hands-On Photovoltaics Experience workshop at NREL learned how to do proper spectral mismatch corrections when testing photovoltaic cells, and then made a video to explain the technique. Watch this video to learn how to implement spectral mismatch corrections in your own lab.

For more information, visit https://www.nrel.gov/pv/hands-on-photovoltaic-experience.html.


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