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Events at the Center

  • Topic Based Lunches with Senior Leadership: Kenneth Kaushansky, MD - Monday, November 2 at 12:00 pm. Dr. Kaushansky, Dean of the School of Medicine and Senior Vice President of Health Sciences at Stony Brook University, will present his talk, “Some Thoughts on the Academic Journey”. Lunch will be served. RSVP: 
  • ANNUAL PHOTO DAY & CIE Social - Wednesday, November 4 at 11:30 am. This year we will give black hoodies featuring the CIE logo. The monthly social will follow immediately, so we hope you will stay for lunch too! RSVP:
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Closing Ceremonies - Thursday, November 5 from 4-6 pm in the Wang Center. The CIE will be reserving tables, so please email if you plan to attend so we can be sure to have enough seats and tables.
  • Research Café - Monday, November 16 at 12:00 pm. Azeez Aranmolate, PhD student in Molecular & Cellular Biology, will present his talk “The Role of Dystrophin in Myelination of the Central Nervous System”. Lunch will be served.
  • The LBGTQ Experience in Communities of Color - Tuesday, November 17 from 10am-6pm in Humanities 1008. The three-part event is sponsored by the Presidential Mini Grant for Department Diversity, the Department of Africana Studies, the Humanities Institute, and Hispanic Languages and Literature.
  • Keeping It Real: “Family & Cultural Pressures” - Wednesday, November 18 at 12:00 pm in the Graduate School Conference Room. Join fellow scholars for lunch and a small group discussion about having conversations with family about graduate school. RSVP:   

 Save the Date

  • December Graduation Celebration - Wednesday, December 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) - is offering a joint Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Academic Diversity. Successful applicants will be funded by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and supported by The CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Support will include salary (starting at $45,000 for new postdoctoral fellows with no previous postdoctoral experience, increasing in $2,000 increments annually) and benefits, and provides an annual allowance for travel ($2,000) and supplies ($5,000), and a one-time relocation allowance (up to $5,000). Support will be provided for up to three years and participants will be able to take part in all Penn-sponsored programming as well as CHOP-specific programming organized by the CHOP Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. To be eligible for the CHOP fellowship a CHOP-based research mentor will need to be selected for the postdoctoral lab. The Investigator Directory can be used to search for faculty based on area of study Completed applications are due December 14, 2015. For more information and to apply please visit: <>. Contact Paulette McRae, PhD ( with any questions you may have.
  • Building Future Faculty Program - Every year, North Carolina State University hosts a group of graduate students from schools throughout the United States who are interested in eventually becoming professors in academia. It’s a great opportunity to meet a group of graduate students from diverse disciplines like sociology, political science, computer science and biology. All expenses are paid by NC State. Workshop topics include information regarding what to expect as a faculty member, a discussion of the wealth of resources available to faculty for teaching, and expectations of productivity for faculty engaged in research. During the workshop, participants will spend time with current faculty and department chairs in their discipline discussing effective strategies to prepare for an academic career, and the realities of life as a faculty member, as well as receiving personal tips and feedback. This program aims to increase faculty diversity and inclusion, to create faculty that mirrors the increasingly diversified student populations. For the application, and for more information about the program, please visit To better understand this opportunity, view the promotional video at:
  • US-Israel Binational Science Foundation - The next semi-annual deadline for the Professor Rahamimoff Travel Grants Program for Young Scientists is open for submissions. The current deadline is December 3, 2015 and the next deadline will be in the spring of 2016. The program supports research-related travel of PhD students (only) from the US to Israel, and from Israel to the US. The Call for Proposals and instructions can be found in the following BSF website page:
  • Richard W. Reeder Endowed Scholarship - Applications are being accepted for this scholarship created in honor of Richard W. Reeder was a trusted colleague, mentor and friend to many at Stony Brook University during his tenure that expanded over 40 years. If you are a full- or part-time student, in good standing, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and enrolled for the spring semester 2016, you can apply at Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded spring 2016.
  • University of Bonn - invites graduate and postgraduate students to a Summer School on Intellectual Property in Bonn. The Summer School addresses graduate and postgraduate students from any field of study. It will take place from July 25 to August 5, 2016. The program is conducted in English. Detailed information about the program can be found at:  
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) – invites applicants to register as potential NSF GRFP panelists for the 2016 program. In January 2016, panels will convene online using WebEx for two virtual panel sessions scheduled on two different days (either Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday) to discuss the applicant pool and make recommendations to NSF. Panelists will receive a flat rate payment of $200 per day for each full four-hour virtual panel session attended. Panelists who are Federal employees, citizens of foreign countries who are not permanent residents, and special visa holders are not entitled to the flat rate payment. If you would like to be considered as a panelist for the 2016 GRFP panels, please visit to register in the panelist system.  If you have not served as a panelist for GRFP in the past, you may create a new profile by clicking the “Create New Account” link. If you have registered as a GRFP panelist in the past, you may update your profile by logging in using your email address and password. Once logged in, please upload a PDF copy of either your CV or your NSF BioSketch. Creating a panelist profile does not commit you to serving as a GRFP panelist.  Based on anticipated needs, NSF will send formal invitations to potential registered panelists in our database in late September. Further information can be found here: The opportunity to review GRFP applications is described in the following Dear Colleague Letter (NSF 14-107): are details of the 2016 panels:
    • The 2016 reviews and panels will be conducted online with no travel requirements.
    • Panelists will convene for an orientation session webinar in November. Panelists will be able to select from several orientation sessions.
    • Panelists will be assigned approximately 30 applications in December to read and review. The window for reviewing applications will be approximately 4 weeks, beginning in early December.
    • Panelists will enter their reviews and scores online.
  • PICMath - Short for “Preparation for Industrial Careers in the Mathematical Sciences,” is an NSF-funded project to prepare math science students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. A series of case study videos has been released, each in two parts to cover both the career and the technical background needed. Research problems featured include: 1) Improving Marketing Strategies; 2) Creating More Realistic Animation for Movies; 3) Building a Better Filter; and 4) Finding the Safest Place to Store Nuclear Waste. See the Industrial Math Case Studies videos at The strong focus of this project is increasing awareness about career options.
  • 22nd Annual ACMRS Interdisciplinary Conference: “Marginal Figures in the Global Middle Ages and Renaissance” - February 4-6, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale in Scottsdale, AZ. ACMRS invites session and paper proposals that explore any topic related to the study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance for its annual interdisciplinary conference. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until midnight, MST on December 4, 2015. Responses will be given within a week of submission. Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a brief CV to Proposals must include audio/visual requirements and any other special requests; late requests may not be accommodated. Questions? Call 480-965-5900 or email

Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • SBU EOP/AIM – is looking for two tutors in (1) BIO 319 (Ecology Landscape Lab) & BIO 351 (Ecology) and (2) BIO 321 (Ecology in Genetics and Genomics). Pay is $15 per hour. Commitment will depend how much help the student needs and hours can be set at a mutually convenient time. Please check first with your advisor/graduate program to ensure this won't conflict with your current appointment in any way. Also, please let the CIE know if you do tutor for EOP/AIM so that we can keep track of our collaborations with other units on campus. If interested, please send your resume to
  • Clarkson University - Cintia F. Hongay, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology at Clarkson University, is looking for a college student looking to apply to graduate school who qualifies as underrepresented minority in science, to work towards a PhD degree in her lab (once accepted to the Clarkson Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Biotechnology PhD program, IB&B, to be supported by an NIH diversity supplement to her grant). This supplement is written by both the student and the mentor (Dr. Hongay) so a strong candidate needs to be chosen, and it is competitive. If awarded, the graduate student will be supported through the duration of the parent grant, and this support will allow the student to concentrate on his/her thesis project as he/she will not have to work as a teaching assistant for the duration of this supplemental award. Dr. Hongay's research interests and potential projects can be found in the Clarkson Biology webpage: The main focus of her lab is the role of an evolutionarily conserved enzyme that modifies mRNA (Ime4), in the development of Drosophila melanogaster.  This enzyme is present in almost all organisms, including humans. Using fruit flies as a model system, her lab is working to elucidate the role of this enzyme using many approaches and thesis projects can focus on the genetics, cell biology, evolutionary or biochemical aspects. There is also ongoing collaborations to study this enzyme in zebrafish development. Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, GRE scores if available, college transcripts, and the name and contact information (email addresses) of two references to ASAP and no later than December 31, 2015. Early responders are strongly encouraged.  Interested candidates should plan to apply to the IB&B PhD program at Clarkson University. College seniors are strongly advised to contact Dr. Hongay ASAP if interested in this opportunity.
  • Temple University - The Department of Geography and Urban Studies (GUS) invites applications for a full‐time tenure track Assistant Professor beginning in academic year 2016-17. A PhD in Geography or related field is required by the start of employment. We are looking for individuals who will excel at conducting research and providing graduate and undergraduate instruction in an interdisciplinary department. GUS ( offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate majors in Geography and Urban Studies and Environmental Studies. GUS also offers three graduate programs - a MA and a PhD in Geography and Urban Studies and a Professional Science Masters in Geographic Information Systems. The successful candidate must have strong research and teaching capabilities in the application of spatial modeling to human-environmental processes. Topical foci that are most desirable include spatial landscape ecology, land change monitoring and modeling, urbanization, human mobility patterns, hazards or disease distribution. The ability to complement one or more of the department’s core research areas in sustainability, social justice, globalization and geographic methods is desirable. The candidate should have complementary expertise in remote sensing, and in one or more of the following: geocomputational modeling, spatial statistics, and advanced techniques in GIS. It is desirable that these methods are applied to addressing the contemporary challenges of global environmental change or urban and environmental sustainability. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong potential for funded research and the ability to collaborate with colleagues across campus in a broad array of disciplines as well as with the newly implemented SAL@T, Spatial Analysis Laboratory at Temple, which is a university-wide core‐facility in health geographics situated in and managed by the Department of Geography and Urban Studies. Please send a letter that addresses teaching and research interests, a copy of your most recent curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Tycina Cousin, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Geography and Urban Studies, 308 Gladfelter Hall, Temple University (025-27), Philadelphia, PA 19122. Electronic applications are required and should be sent to: Review of applications will begin September 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • California State University, Long Beach - The Department of Psychology announces a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2016 in Behavioral Neuroscience/Biological Psychology. Requirements include PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience or related discipline; evidence of teaching at the college level; an active program of research, and peer-reviewed publications. Duties include teaching in specialty area, conducting research that incorporates students, and service. For complete position description with details on minimum and desired qualifications, duties, required documentation, etc., see  Application review begins October 2, 2015 and will end on December 1, 2015.
  • Stanford University
    • The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University ( invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor). Applications will be reviewed across all disciplines of mechanical engineering. As part of recent strategic planning, the department has identified special hiring needs and opportunities in controls, robotics, manufacturing, and biomedical engineering. The winning candidate may excel in experiments, theory and modeling, computations, device fabrication, or any combination of these approaches. An earned PhD, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to teaching are required. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in PhD research. Applications should include a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a one-page statement each of research vision and teaching interests, and the names and addresses of five references. Please submit your application online at: The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    • The Precourt Institute for Energy and the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford is considering applications for an assistant professor, tenure track position in Energy Systems.  The faculty member would conduct research and teach in energy systems viewed as a whole, including technologies and human choices shaping energy production and consumption. Energy Systems research could include technological trends (e.g., advances in information and communication technology, enabled smart grids, microgrids, novel sensing and measurement abilities) and/or socioeconomic issues (e.g., human decisions in demand response programs, incentives for adoption of renewables or energy efficient appliances, smart-device control of home and business energy consumption, behavioral change, institutional barriers). An earned PhD, evidence of the ability to pursue a program of research, and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate teaching are required. A successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in PhD research. Applications should include a resume, brief statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and e-mail addresses of at least three references. Candidates should apply online at: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however the review of applications will begin on June 30, 2015. 
  • University of California, San Francisco - A postdoctoral position is available at UCSF to study stem cells and regenerative mechanisms in epithelial organs. The work employs mouse genetics, ex vivo culture systems and molecular genetic approaches to explore mechanisms governing organ development, aging, and regeneration. The role of the new position is to define the effects of aging and genotoxic injury on stem cell-mediated regeneration of epithelial organs using the salivary glands and exocrine pancreas as model systems. Although these studies are mostly performed in mice, we also utilize human tissue and the development of novel assays utilizing this important resource is a significant part of this project. The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Sarah Knox in the UCSF Department of Cell and Tissue Biology and Program in Craniofacial Biology ( The laboratory is located at the UCSF Parnassus Heights campus, in the center of San Francisco. UCSF offers an outstanding community in regenerative medicine and a supportive working environment. Candidates having a PhD degree in a biological science/engineering, extensive research experience in stem cell biology, molecular biology or genetics, experience in techniques including FACS, ChIP and/or high resolution microscopy as well as excellent communication skills – written and verbal – should submit a CV and names of at least 2 references via email to:
  • Pepperdine’s Seaver College - invites applications for an appointment as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology for the fall 2016 semester. Applicants who have completed a PhD in biology by August 2016 will be considered. In addition, applicants need to be able to teach broadly in introductory courses such as animal biology and/or cell/molecular biology as well as an upper division course in their area of specialization. Located in the diverse metropolitan area of Los Angeles in southern California, the Natural Science Division of Pepperdine University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching or service to the diversity and excellence of the University and our surrounding community. Pepperdine University is a Christian University and successful candidates must demonstrate an active commitment to support the university's Christian mission. The deadline for completed applications is December 10, 2015. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications on this date, and interviews will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit all materials to:
  • NETL uses a pool-based application process to identify and select interns and postgraduate researchers. This process allows for multiple hiring managers to review your application, in turn granting you a larger selection committee. However, there are times when NETL will post for immediate job openings. Visit to review and apply for available positions.
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) - is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to help develop novel and innovative applications for a variety of diverse projects, with a focus on synthesis of radiation-resistant polymers. Tasks will include working with various organic compounds, analyzing and testing polymer samples, sample preparation & characterization, data analysis, experimental planning, customer interaction & report and manuscript preparation. Qualifications include: A recent (received within the last 5 years), PhD degree in a relevant subject; experience with organic materials, polymers, nanomaterials, and/or surfactants, especially in the area of organic or organo-metallic chemistry/materials including polymerization, synthesis, characterization, materials applications, and product development; and a strong background in optical, structural and physical characterization methods, such as magnetism, spectroscopy, modeling and nuclear detection. To apply, go to, make an account, and enter the reference code SRNL15-04-ESD to find the position posting. You can also visit us on our website at To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    • Seeking a motivated post-graduate (MS and/or PhD) interested in the development and application of novel measurement and control technologies for gas-solids multiphase systems, including fluidized beds, riser flow and standpipe flow at NETL who have significant experience with statistical and/or chaos analysis techniques of large quantities of data and the physical interpretation of measured parameters.
    • Seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral associate to participate in the development of a new, innovative high-throughput computational tool suite for the prediction of materials properties in carbon capture materials at NETL who have significant experience in software development, optimization of scientific programs, and experience with piping and other automation methods.
    • For more information, please visit
  • 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: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.
  • 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 The review of applications will begin immediately. For more information, please visit:
  • Syracuse University - has faculty vacancies in various departments. For a full list, visit:



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