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Job Opportunities

The Career page assists chemists in obtaining positions in chemistry related fields, mainly in the DC Metropolitan area. Each chemist must formulate his or her career development plans. Mergers, downsizing, rightsizing, reorganization, and liquidation of companies have changed the job markets for chemists.  See information on the ACS Career Navigator, below.

ACS Career Navigator

ACS Career Navigator

To assist in an increasingly competitive landscape, the American Chemical Society is pleased to offer the ACS Career Navigator™, your competitive advantage in a global workforce. No matter what stage your career is currently in, whether you are just starting your journey, transitioning jobs or looking to brush up or learn new skills, the ACS Career Navigator has the resources to point you in the right direction.

Market Intelligence covers the most comprehensive salary and employment information for ACS members and new graduates in chemistry and related fields. Services include:

  • ACS Salary Calculator™
  • Salary and Employment Reports
  • ACS Employment Dashboard

Career Services provides a growing list of offerings for job seekers and employers. Whether you are contemplating a new career path, searching for a job, or striking out on your own, stand out from the crowd and achieve your goals with the help of our resources:

  • Career Fair
  • Personal Career Consultants
  • C&EN Jobs
  • ACS Career Pathways™ Workshops

The ACS Leadership Development System® is your opportunity to learn essential skills to strengthen your competitive edge in today’s global economy. This competency-based curriculum of self-paced online and in-person facilitated courses teaches critical skills that are applicable to any leadership situation. ACS members receive the added benefit of being able to take courses at 50% off the full course price.

Refresh your skills or branch into new areas with training from Professional Education. Courses taught by our expert instructors give you the opportunity to stay on top of new technology, growing trends in the industry and the skills you need to advance your career. Short courses are presented as in-person lectures throughout the United States or as Lecture Laboratory courses with hands-on training in the lab. Additionally, online courses are available that meet over a period of weeks or are available on-demand. Our training is divided into seven areas of concentration:

  • Analytical
  • Computers/Statistics/Engineering
  • Biological/Medicinal
  • Polymer
  • Organic/Physical
  • Professional Development
  • Regulatory/Environmental

ORISE Fellowship Available for BS Chemist

posted June 18, 2017

The Division of Regulatory Applied Toxicology, in the Office of Applied Regulatory Toxicology at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the FDA in Laurel, MD) have a one year ORISE fellowship available as of August 1, 2017 with a person with a Master’s degree in Chemistry and related fields. It is a wonderful training opportunity. So please announce this at your next meeting and in your electronic newsletter. The applicants can contact me at my email address below.

Paddy Wiesenfeld, Ph.D., Chief, NIVTB
Division of Applied Toxicology, OARSA
8301 Muirkirk Rd, Mod 1, HFS-025
Office 2009; Lab 2410
Laurel, MD 20708-2476
Telephone (240) 402-3434; Fax (301) 210-4699

USITC is Recruiting for an International Trade Analyst

 posted Septermber 10, 2016

USITC is recruiting for the position of International Trade Analyst (Minerals and Metals), GS-1101, Grade 09/11/12/13 in the Office of Industries, Natural Resources and Energy Division.  Applications will be accepted from United States citizens, current and former competitive service federal employees, and people eligible under special hiring authorities through Thursday, September 22, 2016.  The announcements can be accessed through the following links:



Thank you

Johnetta Young
Human Resources Specialist (Pathways Program Manager)
Office of Human Resources, U.S. International Trade Commission
500 E Street, SW Washington, DC 20436 Rm. 220H

Phone:        202-205-2334
BlackBerry: 202-306-0274
Fax:            202-205-2008

USITC Vacancy Announcement

Posted April 27, 2016

USITC Vacancy Announcement-- International Trade Analyst (Minerals and Metals)

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is recruiting for an International Trade Analyst (Minerals and Metals), GS-9/11/12 in the USITC’s Office of Industries, Natural Resources and Energy Division.  Applications are being accepted from U.S. citizens, current and former competitive service Federal employees, & those eligible under special hiring authorities through Thursday, May 5, 2016. The announcements are accessible via the following links: