Selected Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

  • American Chemistry Society: Offers career resources.
  • Career Cornerstone Center: Comprehensive lists of employers by scientific discipline, which can be a good starting point in a job search. In addition, there are career profiles of scientists currently in the field.
  • Chemistry Jobs: Lists jobs in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and other chemistry related positions.
  • ChemSeer: Provides job postings, lists of conferences and professional organizations and employer information.
  • Computational Chemistry List: Lists open positions in the field of computer applications in chemistry, materials research and life sciences.
  • HireRx: Opportunities by region and specialty.
  • New Scientist Jobs: Job listings in a variety of science disciplines and technology.
  • A leading source of postdoctoral opportunities, career tips, salary survey and more. 
  • Science Opportunities by discipline.
  • Science Magazine: Features jobs, employer profiles and links, and other resources such as the salary calculator.
  • A wealth of information for laboratory professionals from all disciplines.
  • The National Academies: Consists of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council.  A comprehensive site for research in all of the sciences, internship and career information.

Selected Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

  • American Chemical Society (ACS): Represents professionals at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry and sciences that involve chemistry.
  • American Chemistry Council (ACC): A mission to deliver business value through exceptional advocacy using best-in-class member performance, political engagement, communications and scientific research.
  • American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC): An international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines.
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP): The primary resource for clinical research professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, and those in hospital, academic medical centers and physician office settings.
  • Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC): Resource for science-center professionals, including a job bank, profiles of individuals in positions, professional conferences and other relevant information.
  • American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS): An organization for clinical laboratory science practitioners, promoting all aspects of clinical laboratory science practice, education and management.
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation: A nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering and related sciences and technologies.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): An independent federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETC): A forum where scientists, managers and other professionals exchange information and ideas on the study, analysis and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, research and development and environmental education.