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Jobs & Careers

Jobs Available in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

The Department is always in need of tutors, teaching assistants, graders, and supplemental instruction leaders. To apply for any of these positions, submit the application form and a copy of your resume to the Department Office (SCI II 273) at least one month prior to the start of the new quarter.

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Research & Internships

Interested in a research opportunity or internship? Check out the Research page.

Other Career-Related Programs

The following programs provide training, mentoring, or other preparation for careers that chemistry majors can pursue.

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Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program (SSHCOP)
Stanford Summer HCOP is six-week academically intensive residential program that provides a living and learning community for talented college sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue a career in medicine. Selectees will be awarded a scholarship that covers all program expenses including housing, meals, participation fees and materials.

UC Davis Health System Department of Surgery Pre-Medical Surgical Internship & Mentorship Program
This is not a volunteering or shadowing program. This is a mentorship where you will be interacting with multiple physicians in the Department of Surgery. You will be working directly with physicians every step of the way, from seeing patients in the intensive care unit, to pre-operative, post-operative, bedside, trauma bay, operating rooms, clinics, conferences, journal clubs and rounds. You will experience the duties physicians perform on a daily basis. You will be part of the team and regarded as such. This program is under the supervision and guidelines set forth by the Chairman of Surgery at the UC Davis Health System.

CHEM 290 (Careers in Chemistry & Biochemistry)

To aid students in career education and planning, the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has developed CHEM 290 (Careers in Chemistry & Biochemistry). This course introduces students to career opportunities available in the fields of chemistry and biochemistry. CHEM 290 students will learn about career options, graduate school, and professional development through activities, discussion, and guest speakers. CHEM 290 is offered every fall quarter on a credit, no-credit basis and may be repeated twice for credit. CHEM 213 (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for taking this course. View the CHEM 290 flyer for more information.

Jobs & Careers Links

The following links are recommend for students exploring job and career opportunities:

  1. CSUB Center for Community Engagement & Career Education
  2. American Chemical Society (ACS) Careers
  3. American Chemical Society (ACS) Webinars - Career Channel
  4. Indeed (job search engine)
  5. Science Careers (from the journal Science)
  6. ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR) (for students considering graduate school)


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022 

Phone: (661) 654-3027
Fax: (661) 654-2040
Email: chemistry@csub.edu
Office: Science II 273