Career Advice
Job and Internship Listings
Sample Employers and Opportunities
Professional Associations
Additional Links

See also: Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy careers page

Career Advice

American Chemical Society: helpful overview of biotech/pharma and green careers

What Can I Do With This Major? - Chemistry

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Chemists and Materials Scientists

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Biochemists and Biophysicists

Sloan Career Cornerstone Center, Chemistry:  industry overview and information about internships

Job and Internship Listings

American Chemical Society job listings



Chemistry Jobs:  positions in the UK

Computational Chemistry List, ltd.

Environmental Job Listings

HireRx:  jobs in the pharmaceutical industry

Lab Support

New Scientist Jobs

Organic Chemistry Jobs in North America

Science Careers, from the journal Science

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - funded by the National Science Foundation


Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) job listings

The Scientist: Careers: features employer and regional profiles as well as job search tools

Sample Employers and Opportunities

Large Companies with Defined Postdoc Programs

Chemists are also employed in pharmaceutical companies, universities, and government agencies. See also: Pharmaceutical and Pharmacy careers page, Higher Education - Academic Careers (Faculty) page, and Federal Government careers page on the Career Services website for ideas for how to pursue these fields.

Professional Associations

American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC)

American Chemistry Council

American Chemical Society

Chemical Heritage Foundation

National Science Foundation

Royal Society of Chemistry

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Younger Chemists Committee:  sponsored by the American Chemical Society, this committee is dedicated to chemists under 35

Additional Links

BioChem Web:  includes a career development page with a comprehensive listing of funding resources

ChemWeb:  chemistry portal that includes everything from journal abstracts to conferences to job news.  Requires free membership to view most information, but membership grants you access to a networking database of over 250,000 chemists working in the US and abroad.  A good resource for information interviewing.

National Institute of Health, Office of Science Education

National Science Foundation, Research Opportunites for Undergraduates

*Please note, while these are a sampling of our favorite resources for both career exploration and job hunting, inclusion does not represent an endorsement by Career Services.