Industrial Recruiting

For Recruiters

This year's on-campus PhD recruiting with the Department of Chemistry begins on August 15, 2018.  As interview space may be limited during the academic year we encourage you to consider visiting campus during the second half of August or during the first few weeks of September.  We strongly encourage you to contact us at least 6 weeks prior to your intended visit.  This will ensure enough time to coordinate your visit and advertise your positions to our students and post-docs.  We will begin to schedule recruiting dates starting the first week of June 2018.

The Department of Chemistry staff are here to assist with: scheduling a visit date, arranging informational sessions, coordinating your jobs postings and schedules through CareerBridge, and publicizing your visit within the Department. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Teixeira at or 617-253-1851 to arrange a recruiting visit.

You may find MIT's Global Education & Career Development Office list of area amenities (parking information, hotels convenient to campus, etc.) helpful when planning your visit: Plan Your Recruiting / Travel to Campus

If you would like to publicize a career opportunity with the MIT community but will not be conducting on-campus recruiting activities, we recommend that you post your position online through MIT's CareerBridge. CareerBridge postings are visible to the entire MIT community, including current students, post-doctoral fellows and researchers, and alumni. If you are new to using CareerBridge, please go to GECD's registration page for new employer contacts. Please note that the CareerBridge website works best in Firefox, Chrome, or Internet Explorer. For assistance with CareerBridge, please email  The Department of Chemistry is also happy to distribute this information about PhD employment opportunities with our senior graduate students and post-doctoral researchers.  Please send any employment information you would like distributed by email to

Please note that the Department of Chemistry is only able to assist and coordinate recruiting for our graduate students and post-docs.  If you are interested in recruiting undergraduate students, please contact the Global Education & Career Development Office at


For Students

The Department of Chemistry hosts industrial recruiting events every Fall to assist with the employment needs of graduate students, post-docs, and employers.  Traditionally, companies come to our department for a daylong event, that includes an informational session, followed by interviews for specific positions they are recruiting for.  We send out a weekly email to all of our senior graduate students and post-docs about upcoming visits and deadlines for applications.  All positions are posted through CareerBridge unless otherwise identified.

2018 Industrial Recruiting Schedule

Date Company Recruiter
8/15/18 BMS Matthew Hill
8/16/18 Merck Meredeth McGowan
8/17/18 3M Kolby White
8/21/18 Takeda Landon Durak
8/23/18 ExxonMobil Yong Yang
8/23 & 8/24/18 Dow Chemical Company Florian Schattenmann
8/27/18 Abbvie Matthew Katcher
8/28/18 Genentech Michael Siu
8/29/18 Biogen Toma Halkina
8/31/18 AstraZeneca Robert Ziegler
9/4/18 Janssen James Edwards
9/5/18 Eli Lilly Joseph Martinelli
9/6/18 Novartis Kevin Gardinier
9/10/18 FMC Agricultural Solutions Robb DeBergh
9/17/18 Amgen Andrew Parsons
9/18 & 9/19 DowDupont Jim Thackeray
9/20/18 D.E. Shaw Jane Chen