Events at the Center
- Get Funded: Your roadmap to preparing a winning NIH NRSA training grant application - Monday, October 5 at 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Wang Center, Room 301. This informative workshop will provide information from previous award winners and their PIs on how to prepare your NRSA application. More details and to RSVP: http://ow.ly/SKpZO. Also, October 2 is your last chance to attend the SUNY RF virtual grantsmanship workshop and potentially receive a stipend of up to $1,000 if you apply for the NRSA by the December deadlines! http://ow.ly/SKq67
- CIE Social - Friday, October 16 at 12:00 pm. Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Lunch will be served. RSVP: http://ow.ly/SLAhQ
- Speaker Series - Event details are forthcoming.
- Practical Professional Skills Workshop: Mentoring Up - Event details are forthcoming.
- GEM Grad Lab - Saturday, October 24 in the LDS Center.Interested in volunteering to represent the CIE and/or your graduate department at the GRAD Lab? Contact Toni at email@example.com for more information.
Save the Date
- Graduate School Preview Day - Friday, November 20 in the Wang Center
Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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: http://www.clarkson.edu/biology/faculty_pages/hongay.html. 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 email@example.com 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.
- Morehead State University – is seeking a full-time, tenure track position as an Assistant Professor, Biology and Science Education. Teaching responsibilities will include a biology course for primary and middle school education students, and upper level biology-related education courses that support the UTeach curriculum; and could include introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors, human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and associated labs, and upper level courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate is expected to play an active role in the preparation of biology education students, and to engage in scholarly activity. The applicant must have a PhD in Biology or related life science discipline. ABD with completion by December 2016 would also be considered. The application deadline is October 21, 2015. For more details, visit: https://moreheadstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/5037.
- 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 (http://www.temple.edu/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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5859. Application review begins October 2, 2015 and will end on December 1, 2015.
- Stanford University
- The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University (http://me.stanford.edu/) 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: http://me.stanford.edu/research/open_positions.html 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: http://soe-apps.stanford.edu/FacultyApplyMSaE-Precourt 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 (http://craniofacialresearch.ucsf.edu/research). 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: email@example.com.
- 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: http://apply.interfolio.com/31527
- 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 http://orau.gov/netl/open-projects/projects.html 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 www.zintellect.com, 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 www.orau.org/srnl/applicants/current-research-opportunities.aspx. To hear more about position openings like this, follow us on Twitter at @GovCareerPaths.
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) – is seeking a post-doctoral researcher who is interested in participating as part of the geologic and environmental sciences focus area research team at NETL. NETL is a multi-disciplinary, scientific and technical-oriented national laboratory. NETL’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) conducts research to evaluate environmental impacts and risk assessments associated with domestic energy resource development. Familiarity with biological coal gasification, environmental microbiology of the subsurface, and bioinformatics is preferred. For more information about research ongoing in the Gasification Portfolio at NETL please visit http://www.netl.doe.gov/research/coal/energy-systems/gasification. Applicants must be US Citizens or approved Foreign Nationals and have a PhD from an accredited institution in a field appropriate for the applicant’s area of expertise. Candidates must be able to travel to the NETL-Pittsburgh facility to participate in on-site research. Complete the online application at: https://orau.gov/netl and list Djuna Gulliver as your requested mentor.
- 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.
- 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 - has faculty vacancies in various departments. For a full list, visit: http://ow.ly/ODKwb