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 - June 4th through July 27th; Apply by Feb. 16, 2018.  

Are you a first- or second-year student who would like to spend this summer on campus working closely with an Amherst professor to pursue a novel research project in the sciences? An AC Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) may be perfect for you! Approximately 30 fellowships for students in the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be awarded. The program runs for 8 weeks beginning as soon as June 4, 2018, depending on the summer schedule of the faculty advisor. For more details, please go to the SURF web page to find fellowship descriptions and the application. Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 16th. It’s easy to apply!

External Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

The Fred Hutch site (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) offers a pdf list of biomedical research internships offered nationwide.  This site features approximately 260 biomedical research internships... for high school, under-graduate,  post-baccalaureate, graduate, and first-year medical students. 


Frequently the Chemistry Department receives notices of summer research programs for undergraduates; see these opportunites below.

Summer Research at CalTech -  Interested students can join us for the following webinars to learn more:

  • WAVE Fellows Program Webinar, November 15, 11:00 am PST, Register
  • Amgen Scholars Program Webinar, November 16, 11:00 am PST, Register

WAVE Fellows Program.  The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech.   The program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally or financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.   Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or have DACA status. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.   Competitive applicants will have prior research experience and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas.  Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program and an additional $500 housing/travel supplement.   Application: Online applications are due January 12, 2018.   For more information, visit    

AMGEN Scholars Program.  Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, medical engineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.   Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US at time of application, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.   Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.   Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2018.   For more information, please visit

The University of North Texas, Department of Chemistry - Summer 2018 NSF-REU Program.  A 10-week program will begin May 29 (arriving May 27) and participants will be given a $5,000 stipend, plus housing.  Funds are available to help defray travel costs to and from the REU site, which is located at the northern outskirts of the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.  Please visit for additional information on this program, and please visit for the on-line application form.  Applications for the program are due by February 15, 2018 and should be submitted online. 

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering - Summer 2018 Reserach Experience for Undergraduates in Nanoscience and Engineering.  Program dates:  May 27, 2018 - August 3, 2018.  Application deadline:  February 15.  For more details please visit:

SUNY Upstate Medical University - Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program; June 4 - August 10, 2018.  Each fellow will be provided a $3,000 stipend for the 10-week period plus free housing.  The SUNY Upstate campus is on the dynamic "University Hill" in Syracuse, New York.  The program is competitive.  Applicants should be unergraduate students in good academic standing, who will have completed their junior year of study, and are majors in chemistry, biology, or a related field.  International students who currently ahve a J-1 or F-1 visa and who are already attending school in the United States are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have a strong interest in pursuing a career in basic biomedical research.  Deadline for Applications:  February 16, 2018.  In addition to the completed online application and personal statement, please submit the following documentation:  An official transcript of your undergraduate study to date; and two letters of recommendaiton.  Applicants can apply online:    or

University of Pittsburgh - 2018 ASPET Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program.  The Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh invites your application to our Summer Undergraduate Research Program.  Research Fellows will perform guided, independent research, attend seminars, and present their data at a scientific forum.  This program is an excellent opportunity for talented undergraduates considering a career in biomedical research.  The ten week program (May 21 - July 27, 2018) offers a competitive stipend of $3,500.  Additional funding for housing and travel may also be available.  To apply, please visit the web site:  Admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis and competitive applicants are encouraged to apply early.  The application site opens November 1, 2017 and applications will be reviewed that are completed prior to March 1, 2018.