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Events at the Center 

  • Writing to Win: How to prepare a NSF-GRFP application - Thursday, September 10 at 5:00 pm in the Wang Center, Room 201. The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program supports outstanding graduate students in STEM disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees. Learn, from a panel of experts, how to prepare a competitive application for this prestigious and lucrative fellowship. RSVP:
  • Postdoc Appreciation Week - September 14-18. Check out the SBU Postdoc Spotlight to be held on Thursday, September 17 at 9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the Wang Center Theater. The Postdoc Appreciation Luncheon will follow at 12:30 pm in the Wang Center Chapel. More details and RSVP:
  • CIE Social - Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 pm. The new semester is underway and we would love the opportunity to connect with you. Join us for lunch and catch up with fellow scholars. RSVP:
  • Community of Student Mentors Fall Kickoff Event (program-specific) - Saturday, September 19 at 6:00 pm. CSM Mentors and Mentees are invited to celebrate the start of a new year. Event details are forthcoming.
  • Keeping it Real - Monday, September 21 at 12:00 pm in the Graduate School Conference Room. Join fellow CIE scholars for a small group discussion about personal finances. RSVP: 
  • Annual Turner Welcome Dinner - Friday, September 25 at 5:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. Welcome new Turner Fellows and reflect on the accomplishments achieved within the community. Formal invitation to follow via campus mail.
  • Research Café - Monday, September 28 at 12:00 pm. Lyl Tomlinson, PhD student in Neurobiology & Behavior, will present his talk “The Effects of Voluntary Exercise on Oligodendrocytes and Myelin in Developing Animals.” RSVP:

Save the Date

  • GEM Grad Lab - Saturday, October 24 in the LDS Center
  • Graduate School Preview Day - Friday, November 20 in the Wang Center

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities 

  • 2015 SUNY STEM Conference - The fourth biennial SUNY STEM conference - “Building Pathways and Partnerships in STEM for a Global New York” will be held on October 1-2, 2015 at the Albany Marriott and hosted by the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This conference will expand on familiar themes and forge ahead to explore the impact of global research partnerships. The goal is to begin knitting together the work of regional STEM hubs and map successful strategies to SUNY EXCELS as performance measures that address recruitment, retention and graduation of diverse student populations in STEM disciplines. For more details and to register to attend:
  • 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):
  • Below 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; 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.
  • Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) - is now accepting applications to the Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success in GEO REU (MS PHD’S–GEO REU) Professional Development Program to be held on December 11-18, 2015 in conjunction with the December 2015 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. Applicants can apply online at: Deadline to apply: September 14, 2015. Participants in the MS PHD’S–GEO REU program will engage in virtual and on-site professional development, networking, community building and mentoring activities designed to provide enhanced exposure to, interaction with, and increased participation in the geoscience community, as well as assisting participants with transitioning into future geoscience opportunities and successfully pursuing their short and long-term academic and career goals. For questions or additional information regarding the MS PHD’S–GEO REU, please contact To be eligible, applicants:
    • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident
    • Must have completed a recent NSF REU program in one of the following disciplines: Earth Sciences, Ocean Sciences, Polar Sciences, or Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences. Consideration will also be given to applicants who have completed REUs in other STEM fields (e.g. environmental engineering, ecology, computational mathematics, etc.) and who demonstrate strong interest in the geosciences and articulate potential benefits received as participants in this program.
  • 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
  • TEDxSBU: Stony Brook University's next TEDx event is Friday, November 6, 2015. The theme this year is the "The Master Pieces." If you have an idea worth spreading, consider applying for the TEDxSBU 2015 lineup. It is perfectly alright (and actually encouraged) to nominate yourself, or to nominate someone else. Check with the person you are nominating to make sure they have the event date open on their calendar, and find out if they are even interested in delivering a TEDx talk. A video clip is required as part of the nomination process. You do not have to give your entire TEDx talk in this video. We just need to see your presentation skills in front of a camera. Nominations are open April 1 to September 13, 2015. For more information, please visit:

   Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • 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.
  • 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 - seeks applicants with a PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics, statistics, math education or other related mathematical disciplines for a one year position. There will be a 4/4 teaching load, but does not carry any research or service responsibilities. Well-qualified candidates will be able to contribute to the excellence and vibrancy of the Pepperdine experience through their teaching and mentoring. As teaching is our foremost emphasis (, candidates should demonstrate exceptional interest and effectiveness in teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. Candidates should have the background and ability to teach a broad range of introductory mathematics courses, including courses for business and science majors. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, teaching statement and a statement that discusses support for the Christian mission of Pepperdine to Timothy Lucas (, 310-506-4479). Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and considered until the position is filled.
  • 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) – is seeking motivated post-graduates (MS and/or PhD) interested in researching as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus area research team at NETL who have experience and capability to develop laboratory experiments evaluating water-rock interactions under CO2 storage and groundwater conditions. For more details about the Post-Graduate, Geological & Environmental Sciences, Groundwater Impacts position, visit: If you have additional questions, please contact Nancy Andres, Nancy.Andres@NETL.DOE.GOV, who is the NETL ORISE program contact. 
  • 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:
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs - The College of Engineering and Applied Science Online Graduate Programs seeks an Instructor to teach online graduate courses within the Master of Engineering (ME) degree programs in Space Operations (MESO) and Systems Engineering (MESyE), including the capstone course in the MESO program. Additional responsibilities include academic oversight for the MESO program. The instructor will review and recommend modifications and enhancements to the curriculum, maintain comprehensive assessments of the MESO program, and review the performance of adjunct lecturers. Applicants should have a commitment to excellence in teaching and experience in working with graduate level students in a distance education environment. This position will work from the UCCS campus. For more information, please visit:
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