Thursday, July 17, 2014

2014-2015 Fall Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering our future science scholars an opportunity to win $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 Fall semester. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Graduate students or undergraduate students must be enrolled in an accredited college for the 2014-2015 Fall semester to qualify for this scholarship. A pre-selected committee will award two $10,000 scholarships and four $5,000 scholarships among the candidates.

Scholarship Award Criteria:

  • - Candidate must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for
       the 2014-2015 Fall semester
  • - Candidate must have a declared major of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related life science field
  • - Graduate students must have received a cumulative undergraduate GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Graduate students should be maintaining a GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale during Graduate School
  • - Sophomores and Juniors must have a cumulative college GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Freshman must have a cumulative high school GPA of > 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • - Candidates must complete an application & submit unofficial transcripts [if selected, an official transcript will be required]
  • - Although not required for an application, references can be submitted to:
       Thermo Fisher Scientific
       Attn: Scholarship Reference
       3734 N. Meridian Rd
       Rockford, IL 61107
       or via email to
  • - Deadline for applicants is 3:00:00 p.m. on August 1, 2014

Complete details and application may be found online at

Questions should be directed to:

Thursday, July 10, 2014

GT research technician position - ASAP opening - July 2014

The McGrath lab (Biology – and Lu lab (Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering - are looking to jointly hire a research technician as soon as possible. We are looking for exceptional applicants with a few years of research experience. Motivated recent college graduates will also be considered. The position will be focused on standard lab maintenance tasks related to C. elegans maintenance. There will be additional time to assist or focus on a research project of interest.

Primary responsibilities are to make standard C. elegans and microbiology solutions and plates (NGM, S-basal, M9, LB, Superbroth, etc) and maintain C. elegans strains (freezing and thawing).

In addition, there will also be opportunities for research on a number of projects, including joint projects between the two labs. The McGrath lab works on the complex genetics traits, using quantitative genetics and fluorescent-based Ca++ imaging. The Lu lab develops and utilizes high-throughput approaches using microfluidics devices combined with computer vision analysis of microscopy.

To apply, please send to and

-        a CV
-        a transcript
-        list of references that can be contacted
-        a brief paragraph or two of longer term goals and interests

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Job Opening: FAI Materials Testing Laboratory

A small materials testing laboratory in Marietta is looking for a student interested in part-time analytical chemistry work. We are looking for motivated students who can assist in a laboratory that specializes in analytical chemistry, polymer science, materials characterization, and failure analysis. It is a paid position with flexible work hours, and the ideal student can start as soon as possible and work year round. Extensive experience is not required, but relevant laboratory coursework and/or prior research experience is preferred. Please email your resume or CV to for more details. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Chemist Position: Tandus Flooring

I wanted to make you aware of an opening we have for a chemist and I hope you will pass this information along to your students. The chemist position is a full time position and would be great for recent graduates. The position is located in Dalton, GA. Those who are interested can apply and learn more about the position via the link below or they can find the posting on our website under the Careers tab.

If you or your students have any questions, I am readily available by e-mail. Thank you.

HR Intern
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