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Events at the Center

  • Writing to Win Workshop (Preparation of NSF & GRF Applications) Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 5pm in the Charles B. Wang Center, Lecture Hall 1. Join our discussion with a group of fellowship winner panelists and NSF reviewer Dr. Susan Brennan from the Department of Psychology, to learn about writing a proposal for fellowship and grant applications. For more information and to RSVP, please visit http://goo.gl/hCUinr
  • Research Café with Diana Guimet. Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 12pm in the CIE. Join us for our September Research Café with Diana Guimet, Ph.D candidate in the Department of Genetics. RVSP online at http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/researchcafe.html
  • Keeping it Real: Maintaining a Social Life While in Graduate School. Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:00 pm we will host the first of this year’s Keeping It Real lunches as we discuss opportunities to broaden your social network and have a life outside of the lab/lounge/practice room while in graduate school! RSVP information and event flyer to follow.
  • Grantsmanship Workshop for AGEP Fellows and IRACDA Scholars: Join us on September 22 at 9:00 AM for the first two session in a three part workshop series on grantsmanship and learn strategies, tactics, and writing tips for preparing individual research grant proposals for the NIH and NSF. Space is limited and seats are filling up fast! Please visit http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/events/Grantsmanship.html for more information
  • Annual Turner Welcome Dinner Join us for the 27th annual Turner dinner onTuesday September 30th, 2014 at 5:30pm in Hilton Garden Inn. All CIE scholars should have received an invitation via campus mail to your departmental graduate student mailbox. RSVP at turnerfellowships@stonybrook.edu to attend. 
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Conferences, Forums, and Networking Opportunities

  • ACMRS Conference is now accepting papers for its annual Interdisciplinary Conference in Medieval Renaissance Studies. The conference is scheduled on February 5th, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The deadline for paper submission is Friday, December 5th, 2014. For more information and submission link, please visit https://acmrs.org/conferences/annual-acmrs-conference.
  • Call for Abstracts: Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM. The conference is designed to help students to enhance their science communication skills and better understand how to prepare for science careers in a global workforce. Posters and oral presentations will be scheduled for Friday Feb 20th, and Feb 21st 2015 in Washington D.C. For detailed submission instructions please visit  http://www.emerging-researchers.org/files/2014/08/ERN-Conference-Abstract-Submission-Guidelines-20151.pdf
  • Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM Travel Awards. A limited number of travel awards are available for students who are selected for poster or oral presentations at the ERN Conference. The award covers the conference registration free, housing, airfare, and ground transportation. Application deadline is October 3rd, 2014. Application and more information is available at http://www.emerging-researchers.org/travel-awards/ .  
  • Modern Drug Design & Discovery – a seminar course that covers the modern aspect and approaches to drug design and discovery. Organized by Professor Iwao Ojima, the course will also include speakers from Stony Brook faculty, Brookhaven National Laboratory and pharmaceutical industry. For more information please visit, http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/postdoc/docs/DrugDiscovery-CHE607.pdf .
  • What Every International Student and Postdoc Should Know About US Employment. Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside? Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and postdocs to find U.S. employment. A webinar organized by the Science Alliance, for more information please visit, http://www.nyas.org/Events/Detail.aspx?cid=0b4cc948-bc8b-493f-a534-aa41877db8c2 .
  • Lean Launch Pad This hands-on course teaches how to take a business from idea to startup under the guidance of experienced mentors. Teams going on to form companies will receive post-class assistance and can go on to compete in the SB Entrepreneurs Challenge.For more information please visit, http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/postdoc/docs/Lean%20Launchpad%20Fall2014.pdf .
  • Alda Center for Communicating Science Courses. Looking to enhance your ability to talk about your research to anyone? The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science offers a series of 1-credit graduate-level modules on their innovative communication techniques for connecting with an audience. Two spots are available in each of the following classes for postdocs to participate "free" as an auditor. For a list of courses and descriptions please visit, http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/postdoc/docs/Alda%20Center%20courses%20Fall%2014.pdf .
  • Apply now for travel scholarships to attend the annual SACNAS conference in Los Angeles, CA http://sacnas.org/events/national-conf
  • Join the National Postdoctoral Association: http://ow.ly/sjPc7.  The NPA is pleased to offer the Affiliate Membership to for 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
  • Get a head start on networking this summer- Join the CIE group on linked in! The Center for Inclusive Education group on linked in currently stands at 257 current and past CIE scholars, alumni and colleagues in higher education and is our main social media site for sharing information such as job opportunities, networking events, and other professional development opportunities that come across the desks of our CIE staff members. Looking to get a jump start on your job search? Look no further; join our group today http://ow.ly/y5qBS
  • University Community Standards Hearing Board Membership 2014-2015. The Office of University Community Standards, in conjunction with the Office of Residential Community Standards, is currently accepting student applications for membership on our Hearing Boards. The mission of the Office of University Community Standards is to support the University's educational goals by promoting a just, safe, orderly, civil, and positive University climate for learning, both inside and outside the classroom, through behavioral standards, disciplinary processes, training, and intervention efforts. Applications and more information are available on-line at: http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/ucs/volunteer.shtml

Fellowships and Career Opportunities (Including Post Docs)

  • Northeastern University STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program- Northeastern University invites nominations and application from candidates in the STEM fields for the University’s STEM Future Faculty Fellowship Program. Prospective fellow must have completed their Ph.D degree by the start of their fellowship term and no earlier than three years before the start of the fellowship term. For full details, please visit, www.northeastern.edu/advance/recruitment/northeastern-university-stem-future-faculty-fellowship-program/
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine - The Department of Physiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine (http://medschool.umaryland.edu/physiology), invites outstanding scientists with expertise and research interests in cardiovascular or kidney physiology to apply for a tenure-track faculty position. Candidates who develop an integrated understanding of physiological and/or pathological processes, spanning from molecule to organ and body system, are especially encouraged to apply. M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree is required. Qualified candidates should send a CV, a brief summary of past research accomplishments, and a statement of future research goals, and have three letters of reference sent by email to physiologysearch@som.umaryland.edu by Nov 1, 2014, for preferential consideration.
  • Scientific Associate position at BNL –Scientific Associate is a Full-Time, 2-year term appointment position. It will be in the LSST group in the Instrumentation Division to join in the development of the readout electronics and overall optimization of the 3.2Gpixel 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, you could contact Terrence Buck, Principal Human Resources Representative of BNL at tbuck@bnl.gov
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity, University of Johannesburg, South Africa -The Candidate should have some 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 Candidate should send an expression of interest and CV to: Professor Giovanni Hearne at grhearne@uj.ac.za
  • Grad Program Director & Administrator (Student Affairs) position, Harvard SEAS (Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Office of Student Affairs -For more information, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu, or contact Gloria C. Anglon, Assistant Director of Diversity and Student Engagement, at ganglon@seas.harvard.edu
  • Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF), due on October 15th, 2014 -The purpose of the Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (MSPRF) is to support future leaders in mathematics and statistics by facilitating their participation in postdoctoral research environments that will have maximal impact on their future scientific development. There are two options for awardees: Research Fellowship and Research Instructorship. Awards will support research in areas of mathematics and statistics, including applications to other disciplines. For more detail information, please see website: http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2014/nsf14582/nsf14582.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
  • Department of Energy’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research Program Application -The Program offers supplemental funds for PhD students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE lab for 3-12 months. Funds can cover student monthly stipend and transportation expenses to/from the lab. Applications are due September 24, 2014. Interested graduate students should start early to identify a collaborating scientist at a DOE lab for work in one of the 2014 priority research areas. For assistance in identifying a relevant scientist at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL), contact Noel Blackburn. See Website for more details information: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. For questions on the program, contact Noel Blackburn, Manager of University Relations and DOE Programs at BNL’s Office of Educational Programs, at Blackburn@bnl.gov.
  • Instructor position Biology Department University of Detroit Mercy -The Candidates must have successfully completed at least a Master’s degree or be in a Ph. D. 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’s focus is 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. The University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest Catholic university, firmly rooted in a tradition of academic excellence. The Biology department includes eleven full time faculty, offering a variety of advanced courses including human genetics, human anatomy, pathophysiology, public health microbiology, immunology and plant biology. Interested candidates send curriculum vitae, cover letter, and 3 recommendation letters to Gregory M. Grabowski, M.S., Ph.D., Chairperson of Biology Department in University of Detroit Mercy, grabowgm@udmercy.edu
  • Post-Doctoral Positions at University of Colorado -The Vascular Bioengineering Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado is seeking 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) at Tufts University. 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. For more information contact Dr. Claire Moore, Claire.moore@tufts.edu
  • Postdoctoral Positions available at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute- postdoctoral training program in advanced cardiovascular research at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles.  This program is funded by an NIH (T32) Training Grant. Six postdoctoral positions available to NIH T32 eligible candidates (U.S. citizens or permanent residents). The objective of the program is to provide outstanding training to postdoctoral fellows in basic and translational research related to cardiovascular disease for both PhD’s and MD-scientists. To learn more visit http://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Graduate-Research-Education/Training/Heart-Institute-NIH-T32-Funded-Training-Program-for-Postdoctoral-Research.aspx
  • Career Advancement for Engineering in the Science of Rehabilitation in University of Pittsburgh- CAESOR program is 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 U.S. citizenship or permanent residency. For more information and application, please visit http://www.qolt.pitt.edu/post-docs/
  • University of Maryland Baltimore Campus Faculty Openings:http://www.umbc.edu/facultydiversity/jobs.html
  • Tenure-track position in Environmental Engineering/Energy Resources Engineering (ERE) at Humboldt State University- The position will be split between teaching and associated duties in the ERE Department and research activities with Schatz Energy Research Center. A Ph.D. or equivalent in Environmental Engineering or a related engineering or science field from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards degree completion by appointment date will be considered.  Completion of the terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year. Deadline for application should not later than October 31, 2014. For more information about this position, potential candidate could direct contact with Dr. Peter Lehman ere.serc@humboldt.edu .
  • Postdoctoral Position, USCF- The position is available for candidates who have research experience in virology, molecular biology, cellular immunology and/or stem cell biology and have a PhD or M.D. 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 an 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, M.D. Levy.Lab@ucsf.edu
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