Research & Employment Opportunities in Chemistry

Faculty Openings

Find current faculty employment opportunities listed on the Dean of Faculty site.

Summer Science Undergraduate Research Fellows Program at Amherst

Amherst College Summer Science Research Fellowship Program Amherst College Summer Research Fellowships in the Sciences; Apply by Feb. 17, 2017.  

External Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

Frequently the Chemistry Department receives notices of summer research programs for undergraduates; see these opportunites below. For hard copy detail, please stop by the Chemistry Department office in Merrill Science Center, Room 507. 

An extensive compilation of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-bac, and MPH students, can be accessed at:

Duke University - Summer Research in Chemistry; June-August 2017 for undergraduates.  Applications will be guaranteed review if received by January 1 of each year.  Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space is still available.  This program is funded by a mix of sources, including the National Science Foundation and National Institute of Health.  For further information and application instructions, please visit their website:  or email  

Gerstner Sloan Kettering - 10-week Summer Undergraduate Research Program for students interested in pursuing a career in biomedically related sciences.  The program begins on the first Monday in June and runs for 10 consecutive weeks.  Students who are interested in applying to the Program can find the application on  In addition to the application form and essay, applicants should submit an official transcript and two letters of recommendation.  These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the applicant's academic credentials or, if applicable, written by the research advisor/s.  The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 1 Applicants will be notified of a decision by March 15. 

Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences.  - 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates. Application deadline March 25th.  funding for this program is supported by the National Science Foundation REU program in the Ocean Sciences Division.  --  An unique internship opportunity for undergraduate students interested in climate change and sea level rise in a coastal urban setting. Students will work one-on-one with experts in oceanography, devising a research plan, conducting research in the field, and presenting their findings. This 10 week program will provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills, work side by side with top scientists, participate in workshops, field trips, and lectures to exchange ideas, and establish relationships lasting throughout their professional career.  Apply here:  application for admission

University of Pittsburgh, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology - Summer Research Fellowship Program.  The 10-week program runs from May 22-July 28.  To apply, please visit the web site:  Admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis and competitive applicants are encouraged to apply early.  The application site opens November 1, 2016 and completed applications will be reviewed prior to March 1, 2017.   Sponsored by the Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, & The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET).