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The Department of Chemistry has built a strong network to support our students’ career development by establishing relationships with potential employers and offering career counseling through faculty mentoring. The department has a very active undergraduate research program, teaches courses for chemistry career planning and service outreach, and also offers the opportunity for undergraduates to teach. Students are also encouraged to explore careers by volunteering, joining professional organizations, and studying abroad.

The Department of Chemistry also offers a variety of employment opportunities such as academics, scientist positions, laboratory technicians, administrative and information technology support, purchasing, technical services (machinists, electronics, glass blowers), student and teaching services, and much more.

We need assistants to help with the day to day tasks needed to run the chemistry lab classes. We typically employ around 20 undergraduate students during the fall and spring semesters if you are interested in working as an Chemistry Lab Prep Assistant, please check out the job posting on IU’s chosen job site, Handshake. The application may be downloaded and submitted all through Handshake. We usually consider new hires 3 or 4 weeks before the beginning of each semester. If you have any questions, please contact the Lab Coordinators, James Clark ( or Aulaire Schmitz (