NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 closure of UCI campus for all non-essential operations, industrial recruiting activities will be held remotely until further notice.

The Department of Chemistry hosts industrial recruiting events every summer to assist with the employment needs of graduate students. These recruiting events typically include an informational session, followed by interviews for specific positions they are recruiting for. The interviews are usually 30 to 45 minutes. 

For Companies

Staff are here to assist with scheduling your recruiting event, arranging informational sessions, and publicizing your visit within the Department. If you are interested, please contact Garrett Yoshitomi at ( or fill out the Industrial Recruiting Sign-Up Form. Due to COVID-19, recruiting events will be held virtually this year. UCI uses Zoom as its primary teleconfrencing software; however, we are happy to utilize other platforms depending on your needs.

If you would like to publicize a career opportunity with the Department of Chemistry we can post the information on our Graduate Opportunities page. Please send any employment information you would like posted to

For Students 

  • Prepare and update your CV and research summary. It is strongly recommended that you consult your research advisor to review your materials. Keep both relatively short; 2–3 pages each is plenty. Pay special attention to format with an emphasis on clarity, and on research problems that you have solved. Send your CV and research summary as a single PDF to Garrett Yoshitomi at (
  • If you are selected for an interview, make sure to review the company’s website prior to the recruiting day and pay close attention to the morning presentation. Your advisor might also be a good source of information on the company. If you know the recruiter’s names in advance it might be useful to find out who was their research advisor and what they did in graduate school and/or during their postdoc. 
  • Business casual dress is recommended. Although the recruiting sessions might seem informal, act respectfully as though it is the final interview and focus on clear and courteous communication. 
  • Come prepared to talk about your research. You may bring slides, but be prepared to talk informally at the board. Many recruiters would like to see you focus on the problems you have encountered during graduate school and how you solved those problems. 

2021 Industrial Recruiting Calendar

Company Name Visit Information
Mirati Therapeutics

Recruiter(s): Dr. Xiaolun Wang & Dr. Aaron Burns

  • Monday, February 1, 2021

Recruiter(s): Dr. Connor Martin, Dr. Alec Lebsack, & Dr. Sunshine Burns

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:00am
Neurocrine Biosciences

Recruiter(s): Dr. Vincent Santora & Dr. Stephen Ramgren

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Matthew Jeffreys & Dr. Mark Nilson

  • Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Open Information Session, 10:00am
  • Wednesday, June 23, 2021. Career Panel Q&A, 11:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Sal Jabri, Dr. Aaron Whittaker & Dr. Schwalm

  • Monday, July 12, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:30am
Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Recruiter(s): Dr. Walter Wever & Dr. Jacek Stalewski

  • Monday, July 19, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:00am
Gilead Sciences

Recruiter(s): Dr. Ana Gonzalez & Dr. Christopher Discolo

  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Daniel Tao & Dr. Noel Wilson

  • Thrusday, August 5, 2021. Open Information Session, 8:30am
Bristol Myers Squibb

Recruiter(s): Dr. Nick Wurtz, Dr. David George & Dr. Alex Cortez

  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021. Open Information Session, 11:00am
Frontier Medicines

Recruiter(s): Dr. Michael Shaghafi & Jennifer Bolding

  • Monday, August 16, 2021. Open Information Session, 9:00am

Recruiter(s): Dr. Sharon Michalak & Dr. Kevin Greenman

  • Friday, August 20, 2021. Open Information Session, 8:30am

Recruiter(s): Dr. David Burns & Dr. Eddy Yue

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Open Information Session, 8:00am
  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021. Interviews
FMC Corporation

Recruiter(s): Dr. Alex White & Dr. Rachel Slack

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Recruiter(s): Dr. Edcon Chang

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021

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