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Events at the Center 

  • College Teaching & Learning Seminar Series - Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 24, 31 at 4-5 pm. Check for specific room locations. Join us for a weekly workshop created for graduate students and postdocs to address a new topic related to a faculty career. The March workshops will focus on ePortfolios, panel discussions and current learning theories. All workshops are free to attend, but registration is required: RSVP: http://ow.ly/HnFYx
  • Practical Professional Series: “Time & Energy Management - Achieving Peak Performance” - Tuesday, March 3 at 1-2:30 pm in the Wang Center, Room 301. Most graduate students want to be their best - highly productive and efficient. This interactive workshop will help you assess your time perspective, energy peaks and valleys and help you construct a new success scaffold for moving forward more productively. Workshop Facilitators: Marianna Savoca, Director, Career Center and Dr. Alfreda James, Assistant Director, Career Center. RSVP: http://ow.ly/JPtKt
  • Research Café - Wednesday, March 11 at 12:30 pm. Jennifer DeLeon, PhD candidate in Molecular and Cellular Biology, will present her talk, ‘PI3K p110β Maintains Bioenergetic Homeostasis by Regulating Endocytic Turnover of the Glucose Transporter GLUT1’. Lunch will be provided. RSVP: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/researchcafe.html
  • Topic Based Lunches with Senior Leadership - Thursday, March 26 at 12:00 pm with Dr. Frances L. Brisbane, Dean and Professor of the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University. Event details are forthcoming. RSVP: http://ow.ly/JPAfm
  • CIE March Social - Tuesday, March 31 at 12:00 pm. Event details are forthcoming. RSVP: http://ow.ly/JdFQr

 

Conferences, Forums and Networking Opportunities 

  • 3rd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference: “Paying It Forward: Transforming Research into Practice” – October 8-10, 2015 in Atlanta, GA. The Black Doctoral Network Conference Committee is inviting abstract submissions from graduate and doctoral students, recent PhD graduates and academic professionals across disciplines for the 2015 conference. The interdisciplinary event will bring together academics and professionals from the social sciences, STEM and humanities to address how we can positively impact and inform each other’s work and engage with our communities. More information about the abstract requirements and the conference can be found at: blackphdnetwork.submittable.com/submit. Submission deadline is Sunday, March 15, 2015 at midnight EST.
  • The NASA sponsored international science communicating competition, FameLab, is coming to Stony Brook! If you are an undergraduate, graduate student, post-doc (or received your PhD less than 5 years ago), and can share engaging research topics with lay audiences, you are invited to compete. Stony Brook University will be hosting one of the US regional heats on April 16th and 17th (2015) at the Wang Center. The winner of the regional (and potentially the runner-up) will receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the finals during the spring of 2016 at National Geographic Headquarters in Washington. Additionally, winners of the regional and final competitions are commonly featured in news articles and magazines, and have been offered exciting opportunities associated with NASA and National Geographic. Visit http://famelab-eeb.arc.nasa.gov/ for more information about the competition or to register. Potential applicants should fill out the registration form and be sure to select “Stony Brook, NY” from the regional drop down menu to apply for the SBU regional. Students and post-docs actively doing research in any science related field are encouraged to apply. For answers to specific questions regarding the Stony Brook regional competition, eligibility or suitable science topics, you can email: StonyBrookFameLab@gmail.com.
  • Converging Sciences Summit - April 27 at Stony Brook University. The 2015 conference them is ‘Community Engagement and Population Health’. Full conference includes: light breakfast, box lunch and conference materials. Registration fees: Faculty - $65, Student - $15, Community - $25. Nonrefundable after April 17, 2015. Prior to that date there is a $10 cancellation fee. Scholarships are available, contact: chelsea.tollner@stonybrook.edu. For more information about the conference, visit: http://healthtechnology.stonybrookmedicine.edu/css.
  • Valuing Diversity PhD Scholarships - The American Marketing Association Foundation (AMAF), in conjunction with the AMA Academic Council, established a scholarship program in 2003 focused on creating scholarship funds for populations underrepresented in the marketing profession. Applicants must complete the online application found on the AMAF's website by April 30, 2015.  Essays must be in Microsoft Word format; essays should be two-pages, double-spaced, in 12 pt. type (approximately 500 words). Sources mentioned in the essay should be supplied on an additional page and do not count against the two-page maximum. The two letters of recommendation must be received in the AMAF office (located at 311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5800, Chicago, IL 60606) by April 30, 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.themarketingfoundation.org/valuing_diversity.html.
  • Join the National Postdoctoral Association: http://ow.ly/sjPc7.  The NPA is pleased to offer the Affiliate Membership to students, postdocs, faculty and employees at NPA Sustaining Member institutions. The Affiliate Membership allows individuals at selected Sustaining Member institutions to enjoy some of the same benefits as NPA Full Members.
  • Join the CIE group on LinkedIn: http://ow.ly/y5qBS. Looking to get a head start on your job search? Join together with over 300 current and past CIE scholars, alumni and colleagues in higher education. LinkedIn is the main social media site used for sharing job postings, networking events and other professional development opportunities that come across the desks of our CIE staff members.

 

  Fellowships and Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • National Institute of Justice: Graduate Research Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – The NIJ is seeking proposals for innovative doctoral dissertation research in science, technology, engineering or mathematics that is relevant to providing solutions to better ensure public safety, prevent and control crime and ensure the fair and impartial administration of criminal justice in the United States. For more information, please visit: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=270777. Submission deadline is Monday, March 30, 2015.
  • L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program - The L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program will award five postdoctoral women scientists in the United States this year with grants of up to $60,000 each. Applicants are welcome from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering and mathematics. The application and more information on the program can be found at http://www.lorealusa.com/forwomeninscience. Applications are due on Friday, March 20, 2015.
  • Saint Michael’s College - The Department of Biology at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position for an assistant professor of biology starting August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the team teaching of introductory biology and to teach upper-level lecture and laboratory courses in Developmental Biology and one of the following organismal fields: Anatomy, Physiology, or Neurobiology, thus enhancing the department’s offerings for students interested in post-graduate opportunities in health care. The successful candidate must maintain a productive scholarship program focusing on research providing opportunities for student involvement. Please note that the Biology Department does not have facilities to maintain live mammals or birds; the successful candidate should have a research program compatible with an undergraduate institution. Please be prepared to submit your cover letter, research statement and CV after clicking on Apply Now button. Specific requirements and details about this position can be found at: http://smcvt.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=56106&type=7. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
  • Howard University - The Howard University Department of Psychology invites applications for three faculty positions starting in Fall, 2015. All candidates must have a PhD in Psychology by the time of appointment, an active research program, a strong commitment to quality teaching, and the potential to attract, or an established record of attracting, extramural funding. The first and second positions are in Quantitative Psychology. One position is a tenure-track assistant Professor; the other is for an open-rank, tenure-track/ tenured Professor (Assistant, Associate, Full). The third position is for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology ideally with a focus on health disparities. Interested candidates should submit via email the following to Dr. Hope M. Hill, the Chair of our Search Committee (hhill@howard.edu): a CV; a letter describing research and teaching interests; representative reprints and/or preprints; and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin on December 15th and will continue until the positions are filled. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, and accomplishments.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for three Biomedical Engineering faculty positions in the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biology & Biomedical Engineering (CCBBME). They are seeking candidates for two tenure track/tenured positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, with a preference for research in any of the following areas: cardiopulmonary mechanics/physiology, biomechanics/kinematics, robotics, neural engineering, imaging, pathophysiological 3D systems, or artificial organs. The third position, a non-tenure track position, is that of Professor of Design in Biomedical Engineering. Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan (TT/T positions only), a curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references. Applications may be submitted at http://www.apply2jobs.com/Stevens. The review of applications will begin immediately. For more information, please visit:  http://www.stevens.edu/ses/ccbbme.
  • Syracuse University - Syracuse University seeks a full-time, non-tenure-track Professor of Practice faculty position to begin the 2015-2016 academic year. Responsibilities include teaching of undergraduate courses (2 per semester), coordination of neuroscience undergraduate and graduate courses across departments, participation in academic advising, and service on neuroscience program committees. This is a full-time 8.5-month faculty position. Compensation is nationally competitive. MS or PhD in Neuroscience or related field with PhD preferred. The candidate must have prior teaching experience and a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students. For more details, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/12596462. Applicants must complete an online application with three attachments: 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a letter of intent (attach to cover letter); 3) a 1-2 page teaching statement (attach to other document) and evaluation(s) of teaching abilities (if available). Submit application and documents at http://www.sujobopps.com, Job #071484.
  • University of Maine - The University of Maine invites applications for the newly established, endowed Edward Sturgis Grew Professorship in Petrology and Mineralogy in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences. This is a full-time tenure-track position with a focus on igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, geochemistry, and mineralogy. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in the discipline or a closely related field by the date of appointment, a strong research and publication record in their field, and a demonstrated commitment to teaching. Postdoctoral experience is strongly preferred but not required. The position is an academic year appointment with preferred starting date of September 1, 2015. Materials must be submitted online at: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=23153. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015. Please email esgppm@umit.maine.edu with questions about the position.
  • Binghamton University - The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science at Binghamton University has faculty vacancies in the following departments.For a full list of vacancies at Binghamton, visit: http://www.binghamton.edu/academics/provost/faculty/vacancies.html
    • Bioengineering - Associate Professor / Professor & Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Science Assistant/Associate Professor (6 Positions)
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professor, TAE / Smart Energy
    • Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor, TAE / Smart Energy & Assistant Professor, Mechanics
    • Systems Science and Industrial Engineering - Assistant Professor - Smart Grids/Operations Research
    • Watson School Dean's Office - Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies & Assistant to the Dean
  • Ohio State University - The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce open faculty positions for fall 2015. They are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who are members of groups that historically have been underrepresented in the American professoriate. For a list of positions and details, please visit: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/facultypositions.
  • University of California, Davis - The College of Biological Sciences invites applications for three full-time positions in the Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) series. Faculty in LPSOE positions are members of the academic senate and are eligible for promotion to Lecturer with Security of Employment (LSOE), the equivalent of tenure for ladder rank faculty. Applicants may apply to more than one area of focus. For more information and submission, please visit: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00418. They are focused on hiring applicants for the following areas:
    • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (MCB)
    • Microbial Biology (MMG)
    • Physiology, Cell Biology, Cell Signaling & Anatomy (NPB)
  • California Alliance Postdoctoral Fellowship Program - The California Alliance offers postdoctoral research fellowship opportunities at four top-tier California institutions; UC Berkeley, UCLA, Stanford and Caltech in the Mathematical, Physical Sciences and Engineering fields. The program also includes faculty mentoring, professional development and academic networking opportunities. For more information and application, please visit: http://www.california-alliance.org/postdocfellowships. Awards will be announced March 2015.
  • University of Colorado Boulder - The College of Engineering and Applied Science seeks applications for tenure-line faculty in all departments for Fall 2015. They are particularly interested in candidates who will create a climate that attracts and supports students of all races, nationalities and genders. Applicants must hold a doctorate in an appropriate field, must have demonstrated an ability to conduct outstanding research and show promise for excellent teaching.  Exceptional candidates in all areas will be given serious consideration. For more information, please visit: https://www.jobsatcu.com/.
  • Messiah College - The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks a Professor of Biochemistry to begin Fall 2015. A PhD in biochemistry or a related discipline is required. The primary teaching responsibilities will be in Biochemistry I and II and first year chemistry, either General Chemistry, or courses for students pursuing health science degrees, such as nursing.  A faculty member in this position is expected to initiate and sustain a research program appropriate for undergraduate students. Both space and resources are available for this. Faculty members are expected to be active scholars in their discipline, as well as contribute to institutional service. The successful candidate must be committed to best educational practices as applied to undergraduate science education and the integration of Christian faith and learning. For additional information and to submit an application and supporting materials, please visit: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/4520.  Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory - BNL offers a Scientific Associate position. The full-time, 2-year term appointment will be in the LSST group in the Instrumentation Division. The Scientific Associate will join in the development of the readout electronics and overall optimization of the 3.2G pixel focal plane array based on state-of-the-art deep depletion charge-coupled devices (CCD). The LSST Project is preparing for construction of a large ground based observatory in Chile. The 8.4 meter LSST will survey the entire visible sky deeply in multiple colors every week, probing the mysteries of Dark Matter and Dark Energy, and opening a movie-like window on objects that change or move rapidly; exploding supernovae, potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids and distant Kuiper Belt Objects. The LSST group is in need of a talented individual to perform detailed electro-optic characterization and analysis on pre-production prototypes, and to have a significant role in guiding the development of the final mixed-signal CCD readout hardware. For more information, contact Terrence Buck, Principal Human Resources Representative of BNL at tbuck@bnl.gov.
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa – The University of Johannesburg offers a Post-Doctoral Fellowship opportunity. Candidates should have prior experience in one of the following (in order of preference) -- DACs, XRD structural & materials characterization, electrical-transport or magnetics, laser-related research. The fellowship is available for one year in the first instance, potentially renewable for a second year. The successful candidate may commence research within 3-6 months after sending the first expression of interest. For more information, please visit: http://www.uj.ac.za/EN/Faculties/science/departments/physics. Interested candidates should send an expression of interest and CV to Professor Giovanni Hearne at grhearne@uj.ac.za.
  • Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) - The Office of Student Affairs offers a Grad Program Director & Administrator (Student Affairs) position. For more information, please visit: http://www.seas.harvard.edu or contact Gloria C. Anglon, Assistant Director of Diversity and Student Engagement, at ganglon@seas.harvard.edu.
  • University of Detroit Mercy - The Biology Department offers an instructor position. Candidates must have successfully completed at least a master’s degree or be enrolled in a PhD candidacy, and have a strong interest in teaching excellence. Instructor positions are hired for no more than four academic terms during a two year period, with annual review for continuation of the contract. Teaching responsibilities include introductory laboratory courses and potentially lecture courses in General Biology and Nursing (Anatomy and Physiology). Cover letter should include personal teaching philosophy and experience. The Biology Department focuses on undergraduate education and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and three recommendation letters to Gregory M. Grabowski, MS, PhD, Chairperson of Biology Department in University of Detroit Mercy at grabowgm@udmercy.edu.
  • University of Colorado - The Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado seeks highly motivated postdoctoral research associates. The lab integrates the fields of vascular mechanics and mechanobiology, and tissue engineering. The postdoctoral research associates will be involved in multidisciplinary projects covering aspects of the design for vascular medical devices, and cell bioengineering. Applicants are expected to have a PhD in biomedical or mechanical engineering, or related field; knowledge and personal interest in vascular bioengineering and translational research; experimental experience in cell biology; demonstrated productivity in publication; ability to communicate well with dynamic group and aggressively pursue research. Priority is given to the applicants in the underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.  Applicants should send an email stating why they should be selected, curriculum vitae and contact information for at least three references to wtan@colorado.edu.
  • Tufts University TEACRS Program - Fellowships are available in the Training in Education and Critical Research Skills Program (TEACRS). This NIH-funded program is designed to prepare talented postdoctoral trainees with the career skills needed to succeed in academic biomedical research. Trainees spend on average 75% of their time conducting bench research and 25% of their time in career development activities that will help them manage the multiple demands of a faculty position. Opportunities are available in a wide range of biomedical research disciplines. The application deadline for positions beginning Fall 2015 is March 2, 2015. Later applications will be considered if positions are available. For more information, contact Dr. Claire Moore at Claire.Moore@tufts.edu.
  • University of Pittsburgh - The Career Advancement for Engineering in the Science of Rehabilitation (CAESOR) program is designed to increase the number of rigorously trained, extramurally competitive and scientifically productive engineering researchers in the field of rehabilitation science and engineering. Individuals from basic engineering disciplines interested in gaining research training/experience in an area relevant to rehabilitation are eligible to apply for support. Trainees are expected to work with a member of one of the training program faculty. Trainees should be prepared to make a two-year commitment to research training and fulfill each of the requirements of the traineeship. There is no limitation on US citizenship or permanent residency. For more information and application, please visit: http://www.qolt.pitt.edu/post-docs/.
  • University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - UCSF offers a postdoctoral position available for candidates who have research experience in virology, molecular biology, cellular immunology and/or stem cell biology and have a PhD or MD. The research undertaken involves studies of HIV infection with a focus on innate immunity toward development of a therapy or a vaccine and stem cell biology directed at a HIV cure. The position is in the UCSF Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research. Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Jay A. Levy, MD at levy.lab@ucsf.edu.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - A postdoctoral position in the single-molecule fluorescence microscopy of protein folding is available in Silvia Cavagnero's group. Well equipped state-of-the-art lab, friendly atmosphere, beautiful Madison (WI) city setting. Prior experience with single-molecule confocal instrumentation is preferred.  Email Silvia Cavagnero (Professor of Chemistry) if interested cavagnero@chem.wisc.edu. More details can be found at: http://www.chem.wisc.edu/users/cavagner.
  • Cornell University - Cornell University is seeking candidates for the position of Director of Assessment in the Graduate School. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in a relevant discipline with 3-5 years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ph.D. is preferred. Highly developed technical skills. Knowledge of survey research methodology and statistical methodology. Excellent interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills. Ability to frame assessment questions, analysis, and findings in a clear, cogent, concise and compelling fashion to inform and facilitate decision making. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, senior executives and other administrative staff. To apply, please submit a resume/CV, letter of application, and a list of 3 references. Materials may be submitted online at http://hr.cornell.edu/jobs (Req. #26805). For additional information and to obtain the complete job description, please contact Kelly Tillotson at (607)255-5864 or klt8@cornell.edu.
  • Stanford University 
    • The Department of Environmental Earth System Science seeks an innovative scholar for a junior level, tenure-track, faculty appointment in the area of freshwater and land resources. Ideal candidate will be a broad-thinking, multi-disciplinary scientist employing hydrological, ecological and/or other appropriate approaches for the study and management of coupled freshwater and land systems. Preference will be given to an individual focusing on regional to large-system scales to develop a vigorous research program employing strong analytical, computational and/or measurement methods. The candidate will also be expected to teach classes in freshwater/land-system processes and resources, as well as mentor students at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Interested candidates should provide a cover letter describing research and teaching experience, as well as future plans in these areas, curriculum vitae and a list of three references to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4923. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions related to your submission may be directed to maslin@stanford.edu.   
    • The Department of Geophysics seeks an Assistant Professor or untenured Associate Professor in Cryospheric Science (tenure-line). Ideal candidates will address the dynamics of the cryosphere through geophysical observations and/or theoretical/computational models. Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, polar ice sheets, permafrost, mountain glaciers, sea level rise, ice/ocean or ice/atmosphere interactions, and climate system feedbacks. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a world-class independent program of research, have a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and initiate and sustain research collaborations across disciplines. A doctorate is required at the time of appointment. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a statement of research and teaching interests, three recently-published representative papers, and the names and email addresses of three individuals from whom the search committee can request letters of reference. Please apply online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4981. Review of applications will commence December 1, 2014. The position will remain open until filled. Questions related to your submission may be directed to csaplar@stanford.edu.
    • Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery seeks a postdoctoral candidate to study the molecular and electrophysiological properties of type I spiral ganglion neurons in the developing mouse cochlea. The project involves mouse genetics, electrophysiological recordings from dissociated neurons, transcriptome analysis and microscopic imaging, among other methods. Candidates should have a recent PhD or will complete their degree in the next months. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Applicants who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good fit for this project to Dr. Mirna Mustapha: mirnam@stanford.edu.
    • Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery seeks a postdoctoral candidate to study the synapse formation and maturation in the developing mouse cochlea. The project involves mouse genetics, single cell transcriptomics, computational analysis of transcriptome data, and microscopic imaging, among other methods. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are required. Applicants who contribute to diversity, broadly defined, are encouraged to apply. Send a CV as well as a brief statement why you would be a good fit for this project to Dr. Mirna Mustapha: mirnam@stanford.edu.
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