Department of Chemistry

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Summer Employment

A significant number of summer employment opportunities for undergraduate students exist in the Department of Chemistry. Whether you are interested in graduate studies and would like to experience the world of scientific research before making a decision, or are just looking for a summer job, it is important that you plan ahead. Here are some different types of opportunities available and application deadline information.

Application deadlines are usually early in the Winter Term.

Check this page often as information and application deadlines will be updated.

Internal Opportunities

Casual hiring 'Employment Information Form' (PDF, 99KB)

Summer Work Experience Program

140-150 on-campus summer positions available. There are a number of positions with the Department of Chemistry. Please see the Career's website for more details.

Summer Research Opportunity with Prof. Tucker Carrington
  • Location of Tenure: Department of Chemistry, Queen's
  • Application deadline:
  • Application forms available at:
  • Application form submitted to:
  • Full award details at: Please contact Dr. Carrington, tucker.carrington@queensu.ca

The research project is in theoretical chemistry and addresses the motion of atoms in molecules and during reactions.  The student  will use a technique called simultaneous diagonalization (SD) to make basis functions that are localized in both position and momentum.  According to the Heisenberg Uncertainty Relation it is impossible to perfectly localize both coordinates and momentum.  SD will allow us to achieve the best possible simultaneous localization.  The student who works on this project will learn to solve an interesting scientific problem.  S/he will learn a lot about spectroscopy, numerical methods, and linear algebra.

Summer Work Experience Program with Prof. Stan Brown
  • Location of Tenure: Prof. Brown's lab, Department of Chemistry Queen's
  • Application deadline:
  • Application forms available at:
  • Application form submitted to:
  • Full Award details at:https://careers.sso.queensu.ca/home.htm

 

External Opportunities

Grand Challenges Canada's Summer Student Program

Grand Challenges Canada’s Summer Student Program offers meaningful, hands-on work experience in the interdisciplinary field of global health.

Ontario Rhône Alpes Summer Research Program

The Ontario Rhône Alpes Summer Research Program (ORA/SRP) offers undergraduate and graduate students in sciences, engineering, and health science disciplines the opportunity to do research in a French lab over the summer months.

Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer Next Generation Internship Awards Program
  • Location of Tenure: Université de Montréal
  • Application deadline: Friday, January 26, 2018, 5pm EST
  • Application forms available at:
  • Application form submitted to:
  • Full award details at: www.iric.ca/en/students/internships/awards

This internship award program offers students a unique and enriching opportunity to receive a 12-week or 16-week internship project in one of IRIC’s 28 research team working to advance science in the area of cancer research. The many internship projects offered explore a variety of topics and techniques related to systems biology, molecular biology, immunology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, etc.

Alabama Summer Undergraduate Research Participation Program
University of Toronto Centre for Global Change Science Summer Internship Programme
  • Location of Tenure: University of Toronto
  • Application deadline: February 27, 2017
  • Application forms available at:
  • Application form submitted to:
  • Full award details at:

CGCS Posting (PDF, 1.33MB)

Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto
International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience
  • Location of Tenure:
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  • Full award details at: http://iaestecanada.org/

Open to students in Applied Science, Sciences or Technical Sciences.

Reactive Intermediate Student Exchange
  • Location of Tenure:
  • Application deadline: November 10, 2017
  • Application forms available at:
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  • Full award details at: http://www.risecanada.ca/
Inorganic Chemistry Exchange
  • Location of Tenure:
  • Application deadline: November 3, 2017
  • Application forms available at:
  • Application form submitted to:
  • Full award details at: http://www.ryerson.ca/cab/ICE/
Summer Research Internships in Germany

RISE (Research Internships in Science and Engineering) gives undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, engineering, geology and physics the chance to spend a summer working with German doctoral students on research projects.

TRIUMF Summer Research Award