Research & Employment Opportunties

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  

Colorado Center for Biorefining and Bioproducts Research Experience for Undergraduates (C2B2) - 9th Annual REU program runs from May 20-Jul 29, 2017.  C2B2 is a research and education consortia that mobilizes student academic researchers and industry partners for the advancement of renewable bioenergy technologies.   Participants in this program will research fundamental scientific challenges of renewable energy:  biotechnology, bioproducts and biorefining through our research thrusts: Feedstock Engineering, Plant Biotechnology and Crop Science, Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversion, Process and Product Engineering, Lifecycle Assessment and Economic Viability.  Work with research mentors at one of four C2B2 sites:  University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  For more information, please see, or contact Submission deadline:  January 31, 2017. 

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. 

University of Utah, Salt Lake City - Materials Research Science & Engineering Center.  Next-Generation Materials for Plasmonics & Organic Spintronics.  Summer Research Program dates:  June 5-August 4, 2017.   Application deadline is February 12, 2017.    Please visit for more details.  

Vanderbilt Institute of Nanoscale Science and Engineering - Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates funded by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF-REU) program.  Application deadline is February 15 Program dates for 2017:  May 28, 2017 - August 4, 2017.  For more information, please visit:

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).