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Events at the Center

  • Winter Writing Boot Camp – Thursdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 from 8:30 -11:30 am in the CIE. RSVP
  • Martin Luther King Commission Luncheon - Friday, January 13 from 11 - 3 pm in the Upsky Long Island Hotel.  Honor the work and memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and selected honorees committed to diversity including Toni Sperzel and Bonita London. RSVP
  • IRACDA NY-CAPS Pedagogy Journal Club - Wednesday, January 18 from 12:30 – 1:30 pm in the Graduate School Conference Room.  This is an opportunity to come together and discuss scholarly articles related to pedagogy. If you are interested in becoming a faculty member, we hope you will consider attending one or more sessions this semester!  RSVP
  • CIE January Social - Wednesday, January 25 from 12:30 -2 pm in the CIE.  RSVP

 Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • The Brown University Superfund Research Program is hiring a postdoctoral fellow: Deadline January 8, 2017 - The position is for an Environmental Health State Agencies Liaison position in the 2017-2018 academic year. The ideal candidate will have a recent Ph.D. in an environmental or health social science and will have practical experience and skills in community-based participatory research and/or environmental policy analysis. More Information.
  • The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity and The Fund for Leadership, Equity, Access and Diversity Internships and Fellowships: Deadline January 13, 2017- The program provides interns and Fellows the chance to increase their knowledge and awareness of the above issues, enhance their understanding of the way nonprofits work, and observe the legislative and administrative processes of our federal government. Interns and Fellows are fully integrated into staff activities and involved in membership services, development, web content, training delivery and communications work. 
    • AAAED/LEAD Fund Interns/Fellows work out of our office in downtown Washington, D.C., easily accessible by Metro or several bus lines. Internships are for a length of one school semester or the summer. Start and end dates are flexible to accommodate school schedules and we require a 16 - 20-hour minimum weekly commitment. Graduate students or those with graduate degrees able to research and write papers will be considered to be AAAED/LEAD Fund Fellows.
    • Interested individuals should email a cover letter detailing their interest in the AAAED/LEAD Fund Internships/Fellowships and include a resume and short writing sample (no longer than three pages) to: officeadmin@aaaed.org.  References should also be provided for Fellowship applicants. For more information about AAAED and the LEAD Fund, visit our website at www.aaaed.org.
  • AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program: Deadline January 15, 2017- Increasing public understanding of science and technology is a principal goal of AAAS, so it only makes sense that it recognizes the need for scientists who are well versed in communicating complex ideas to a general audience.  This highly competitive program strengthens the connections between scientists and journalists by placing advanced undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate level science, engineering and mathematics students at media organizations nationwide For 10 weeks during the summer, the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand. The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in order to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology. Fellows have the opportunity to observe and participate in the process by which events and ideas become news, improve their communication skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner understandable to the lay public, and increase their understanding of editorial decision making and the way in which information is effectively disseminated.  More information.
  • The Department of Energy's Computational Science Graduate Fellowship Program: Deadline January 18, 2017- is now open to first-year PhD students and students who will start a PhD program in 2017. Apply.
  • Multicultural Pre-doctoral Summer Teaching Fellowship Program--UNC Charlotte: Deadline January 20, 2017- The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, in partnership with the Office of Extended Programs, is recruiting for three (3) competitively-selected pre-doctoral summer teaching fellowships for summer 2017.  The purpose is to provide rising doctoral candidates from historically underrepresented groups with the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.  Fellows will be provided training and support to develop and teach their own 5-week summer course in the Collee of Liberal Arts & Sciences. More information
  • Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program: Deadline January 25, 2017-The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare interns to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.  More information; Apply.
  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowships - Deadlines for 2017-18 awards are fast approaching. Learn more and apply.
  • The Department of Astronomy of Cornell University announces 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program: DeadlineFebruary 6, 2017 - Students will work on individual research projects with Cornell faculty and research staff on a wide range of topics in planetary science, astronomical instrumentation, astrophysics, general relativity and cosmology. In addition to conducting individual research projects, students will also participate in a series of activities including lectures, roundtables and workshops. Students interested in computer science and engineering are also encouraged to apply. For each participant, a stipend of $5,000 will be provided for the ten week session, plus up to $1,500 for housing and meals. The program will also provide reasonable support for travel to a professional meeting to present scientific results. Program dates are June 1 to August 9 (but participation may be adjusted for conflict with academic schedules). Undergraduate students who will graduate after January 2018 and who are US citizens or permanent residents may apply. Students must have completed at least one year of undergraduate academic training by June 2017. Eight Research Assistantships will be available. More information.
  • ASTRO Accepting Applications for Minority Summer Oncology Fellowship Award: DeadlineFebruary 10, 2017 -   The fellowship program is designed to introduce medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to the discipline of radiation oncology early in their medical education. More information.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) New Program for Early-Career Scientists: Deadline February 15, 2017 - HHMI plans to select scientists early in their training to become Hanna H. Gray Fellows. Each fellow will receive funding for up to eight years, with mentoring and active involvement within the HHMI community. In this two-phase program, fellows will be supported from early postdoctoral training through several years of a tenure-track faculty position. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017, at 3:00 PM (Eastern Time). Applications will be assessed by HHMI and distinguished scientists for scientific achievement in prior research experiences, attributes that demonstrate potential for a career as an independent scientist, and quality of training environment to be provided by the selected mentor. The final evaluation will include a scientific presentation to a panel of reviewers. The selection of fellows will be made by the end of September 2017 and grants can start as early as November 15, 2017, but no later than January 15, 2018. More information.
  • Gulf Research Program fellowship: Deadline February 22, 2017
    • Science Policy Fellowships- Helps early-career scientists hone their skills by putting them to practice for the benefit of Gulf Coast communities and ecosystems. Fellows gain first-hand policymaking experience as they spend a year on the staff of federal or state environmental, natural resource, oil and gas, or public health agencies in the Gulf of Mexico region. This immersive experience is mutually beneficial for fellows and their hosts. More information.
    • Early-Career Research Fellowships- Supports emerging scientists as they take risks on research ideas not yet tested, pursue unique collaborations, and build a network of colleagues who share their interest in preventing oil spills and in the well-being of coastal communities and ecosystems. These two-year fellowships are awarded to tenure-track faculty (or equivalent) at colleges, universities, and research institutions. Because the pretenure phase of a researcher’s career is a critical time, the unrestricted funds and mentoring this fellowship provides help recipients navigate this period with independence, flexibility, and a built-in support network.  More Information.
  • Undergraduate Recognition Awards for Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement - Stony Brook is seeking nominations for awards to be presented on April 17, 2017, recognizing excellence among our undergraduate students in the categories of Academic Excellence and Outstanding Achievement. Awards for Academic Excellence are given for academic accomplishments that go beyond the classroom experience.  Awards for Outstanding Achievement are presented for excellence in one of the three following subcategories: Athletics, Leadership or Community Service. More information.

 Career Opportunities 

  • Full-time Position: Computational Scientist at Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL):  We invite applications (U.S. Citizens only) for a full-time position (Computational Scientist) to work at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory (West Mifflin, PA) of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and in support of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP).  We are interested in candidates with a strong scientific computing background and an interest in developing scientific software to solve a wide range of engineering problems. More information.
  • Clinical Data Science Researchers at Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, NLM (Review of applications begins: January 3): The Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHC), a research and development component of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), is inviting applications for Clinical Data Science researchers with experience in the development and use of statistical and computer science techniques for extracting answers to important clinical questions from large clinical/administrative/research databases. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to develop advanced health information resources and software tools that are widely used in biomedical research and by health IT professionals, health care providers, and consumers. Candidates should have completed medical residency training, preferably in a specialty that provides direct patient care and with the experience required to ask good clinical research questions, and have multiple years of research experience with the use of large clinical/administrative or clinical trials databases and a publication record in this field. To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae including a description of your education and experience, and three letters of recommendation to Celina Wood at woodc@mail.nlm.nih.gov or Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications; Attention: Celina Wood, AO, LHNCBC;  Building 38A – Room 7N707 – MSC 3828; 8600 Rockville Pike; Bethesda, MD 20894.  Applications received by January 3, 2017, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until all available positions are filled.  Further information about the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications is available at: https://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov.  DHHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
  • Tenure-Track Investigator or Assistant Clinical Investigator - Intramural Research Program, NIDA (Review of applications begins: January 6): The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track or assistant clinical investigator to direct an innovative research program within its Intramural Research Program (IRP). In consideration of the extensive co-morbidity of addictive disorders, the clinical investigators at the NIDA IRP work closely together with their colleagues at the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), under joint leadership. The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will enhance this collaborative environment through the development of a novel and cutting-edge clinical research program. We are seeking a candidate who is committed to scientific excellence, and understands the intellectual benefits of collaborative research to enhance and increase emerging areas of clinical research opportunity. Applicants must hold an MD, PhD or equivalent degree. Criteria for selection include experience conducting clinical and translational research in the area of addiction and related disorders – preferably as they intersect with HIV infected populations – as well as experience identifying novel research targets for addictive disorders through both basic and clinical translational research, and a promising publication record.The position is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens. Interested candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, bibliography, a two-page summary of research interests, and the names and contact information (work/email addresses, phone) of three references (via pdf or Microsoft word format only – paper applications will not be accepted) to: Adrienne Snyder, Management Analyst, NIDA at adrienne.snyder@nih.gov.  Review of applications will begin in January 2017 and continue until the position is filled.  For additional information, you may contact: Avindra Nath, MD, Clinical Director, NINDS, natha@mail.nih.gov; or Antonello Bonci, MD, Scientific Director, NIDA, boncia@mail.nih.gov.  The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.  The HHS and NIH are equal opportunity employers.
  • Chief and Senior Investigator -Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch, NICHD (Review of applications begins: January 13): The Division of Intramural Population Health Research is located within the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Chief and Senior Investigator of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch.  As one of three intramural branches in the Division, the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch mission is to develop novel statistical methods motivated by the Division’s population health research that includes human fecundity and fertility, pregnancy, and child and adolescent health and behavior.  In addition, Branch scientists serve as statistical co-investigators on all etiologic and interventional research in keeping with the team science research paradigm practiced by the Division.  The Branch’s mission also includes a strong commitment to mentoring trainees at varying career stages and professional service.   As an intramural entity, the Branch is expected to develop innovative methodologic and collaborative research that uses the rich trans-disciplinary environment of the Division and the NIH Intramural Research Program. This expectation includes developing and implementing methods that support original research seeking to answer critical data gaps, and in the analysis of a vast array of databases from completed and ongoing research studies. The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics branch currently houses 4 investigators, with room for growth.  A description of the Branch may be found at https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/diphr/bbb/Pages/default.aspx, and an overview of all Division research is summarized in the Division’s annual report https://www.nichd.nih.gov/about/org/diphr/Documents/DIPHR_2015_Annual_Report.pdf. The Branch Chief must be a dynamic leader who provides scientific, administrative and fiscal leadership, while maintaining his/her own original methodologic and collaborative research.  Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or a closely related quantitative field.  The successful candidate must be an internationally recognized methodologist whose accomplishments are commensurate with the academic rank of a tenured full professor, as demonstrated by a strong upward trajectory of high quality statistical publications, a trajectory of high quality and impact collaborative publications, an international reputation, extramural funding (for academic candidates), and a clear vision of biostatistics’ and bioinformatics’ essential role in population health research.  The Chief is expected to lead in strengthening current research areas and in developing new areas of expertise to address increasingly challenging designs and analyses, including priorities such as bioinformatics and causal inference.  The Chief is expected to lead in developing and implementing the infrastructure and culture of reproducible research.  The position requires excellent inter-personnel and communication skills, and experience leading trans-disciplinary scientific teams and recruiting early stage biostatisticians are highly desirable.  The Chief will serve as a member of the Division’s senior leadership working to further the Division and Institute’s vision and mission. Please email these materials as one package to: Ms. Adrienne Lonaberger; Program Analyst, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive; Room 3141D; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-496-6324; or greenad@mail.nih.gov  All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Committee Chair: Dr. Enrique Schisterman; Chief and Senior Investigator; Epidemiology Branch, DIPHR, NICHD; 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 3136; Bethesda, MD 20892; 301-435-6893schistee@mail.nih.gov.  Complete applications received by January 13, 2017, will be considered for a first round of interviews, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The selected candidate is expected to assume the position and be onsite by July 1, 2017.  HHS, NIH, and NICHD are equal opportunity employers.
  • Staff Scientist Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI (Deadline: January 17): The Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a Staff Scientist in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB).  The Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch (IIB) conducts research on the role of infections and altered immunity in cancer etiology through population-based epidemiologic research. IIB research aims to inform efforts to reduce the burden of cancer through translation of etiologic insights into effective strategies for cancer prevention.  IIB’s research spans the study of infectious agents with established or postulated associations with cancer and immune perturbations relevant for cancer risk, including severe immunosuppression and more subtle alterations in immune responses. Additionally, based on findings from etiologic research, IIB investigators conduct research on primary and secondary cancer prevention.  The Staff Scientist, working under the direction of a Senior Investigator within the IIB, will have responsibilities for all aspects of a randomized clinical trial of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in Costa Rica and other projects, including study design (developing protocols, questionnaires, specimen handling procedures), management (data coding and cleaning, specimen tracking, human subjects’ approvals), statistical analysis, and preparation of reports for presentation or publication.  Some international travel is required.The successful candidate must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., epidemiology or public health).  Experience in field-based epidemiological research would be a major asset, as would knowledge of Spanish, given that much of this work is conducted in Costa Rica. The study also includes biologic specimens; thus, training in a biologically-related field or experience working with laboratory samples is an asset. Experience with IT applications used in public health research is an important consideration for this position.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, brief summary of research interests and experience, and two letters of reference to: Ms. Kat Bern, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute; 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rm. 7E322 MSC 9775; Bethesda, MD 20892; or e-mail ncistaffscientistiib@mail.nih.gov. The closing date for applications is January 17, 2017. DHHS, NIH, and NCI are equal opportunity employers.
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