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Events at the Center

  • Research Café - Monday, May 9 at 12:00 pm. Benedette Adewale, PhD candidate in Chemistry, will present her talk ‘Chemical characterization and sediment sorption properties of surfactants found in the dispersants used to mitigate the effects of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico’. Lunch will be served. RSVP: http://ow.ly/Z4OAd
  • Practical Professional Skills Series - Thursday, May 12 from 12:30-2 pm in the Wang Center, Room 201. Our final interactive workshop of the spring semester will focus on “Strengthening Your Leadership, Team Building & Communication Skills”. Guest speaker, Dr. Richard J. Gatteau will explore some important aspects of today's organizations -- including the concepts of efficiency, effectiveness, and cooperation. Lunch will be served. RSVP: http://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/cie/events/Practical_Professional_Skills_Series.html
  • May Graduation Brunch - Thursday, May 19 at 10:00 am. An exclusive event for the CIE graduating scholars and their families. Formal invitation to follow

Conferences, Fellowships, Forums and Networking Opportunities

  • Science to Medicine 2016 - Stony Brook has been invited to send a small group of 15 advanced graduate students and early-career postdocs to a one-day symposium at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown, NY. Regeneron’s Science to Medicine Forum is an opportunity for our trainees to learn more about industry science, careers in biotech, and Regeneron’s postdoctoral program. The forum will take place on Friday, June 10, from 8:00am – 5:00pm. The agenda will include: keynote lecture, hot topics, mini-symposia grouped by theme, and tours. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present a talk or poster on their research, space permitting. Preference will be given to PhD students who have advanced to candidacy and first-year postdocs who work in relevant fields. Anyone interested in attending should send an email by May 13 to Kathleen Flint Ehm, Director of the IREP Office, at kathleen.ehm@stonybrook.edu that includes the following: name; preferred email; graduate program/department; discipline of research; career stage: grad student/postdoc; year in program: G-level/years since becoming a postdoc. Stony Brook will register people centrally and participants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.
  • 2016 Postdoctoral Preparation Institute: Career Transitions - Advancing Biomedical Research Workforce Diversity to be held on June 2-3, 2016 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, MD. The program is primarily intended for postdoctoral fellows who are near completion of their postdoctoral training appointments. The FASEB Office of Sponsored Programs, Diversity and Grants Administration is currently accepting travel award applications to help support participation in this two-day career development program. Registration/travel award application receipt deadline: Friday, May 6, 2016, at 5PM EDT and the hotel reservation deadline is May 11, 2016. For more information and application forms: twdprograms.org.
  • The American Society for Cell Biology Minorities Affairs Committee (MAC) - is now accepting applications for the ASCB MAC 11th Annual Junior Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows Career Development Workshop. The workshop will be held July 16-18, 2016, at the University of North Carolina Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Applications are due May 6, 2016. The workshop is open to junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in academic careers at research-intensive or teaching institutions. A limited number of travel awards are available for members of underrepresented groups in the sciences, members of disadvantaged populations, and faculty (regardless of ethnicity) at minority-serving institutions. The workshop will cover areas including: Professional Conduct, Tenure, Grantsmanship, Mentorship, Leadership, Collaborations, Time Management, Writing, and Lab Setup/Management. Click here for more information and to apply to the career development workshop. If you have questions, contact Desirée Salazar at dsalazar@ascb.org.
  • Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology - The annual Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is an international award which honors young scientists for their outstanding contributions to neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology. The winner and finalists are selected by a committee of independent scientists, chaired by Science's Senior Editor, Dr. Peter Stern. Researchers who are not older than 35 years are invited to apply. The winner will receive Prize money of US$25,000, publication in Science of an essay by the winner about his/her research, full support to attend the Prize Ceremony held in conjunction with the    Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in the USA, and an invitation to visit Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Up to three finalists are honored, too! Application Deadline: June 15, 2016. Learn more at: www.eppendorf.com/prize
  • Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science - The Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Solicitation 1. Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/. The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding US graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3-12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. The SCGSR program is open to current PhD students in qualified graduate programs at accredited US academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period. The Office of Science expects to make approximately 50 awards in 2016 Solicitation 1, for project periods beginning anytime between November 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017. Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday May 11, 2016. For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.
  • Insight Data Science Fellows Program - Applications are now being accepted for this intensive seven-week post-doctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science. Deadlines vary based upon location. For more details and to access the application link, visit: http://www.insightdatascience.com/
  • SACNAS/National Research Mentoring Network - The overarching goal of the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) is to change the face of the biomedical workforce by increasing the number of researchers from underrepresented backgrounds in the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce by directly addressing the benefits and challenges of diversity, inclusivity and culture within mentoring relationships and more broadly the research workforce. NRMN is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). On the NRMN site you’ll find: Virtual mentoring opportunities based on your interests; Access to webinars; Research and professional development resources; News about diversity initiatives and programs; Access to best practices in mentoring. Get started on the NRM website: https://nrmnet.net/nih-notice/?utm_source=NRMN%20Partner&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=FASEBDec11_SACNAS  or email questions to: info@nrmnet.net.

Career Opportunities (Including Postdoc)

  • Marymount Manhattan College - is recruiting for adjunct faculty to teach the following courses in the Fall 2016 term: 100 Level course in Anatomy (for majors); 300 level course in Microbiology (for majors); 300 level course in Epidemics (for non-majors). Adjunct positions are also available in General Chemistry Lab, Bioethics, and an array of Environmental Science courses for the 2016-2017 academic year. A PhD is preferred but all applicants must have a master’s degree in the appropriate field at minimum, as well as college-level teaching experience. Send CV and cover letter to Dr. B. Sampoli Benitez at bsampoli@mmm.edu
  • WISE - is looking to recruit SBU graduate students to instruct a session within their field for the ​​High School ​WISE program (preferably with lab or classroom space) to develop and teach a curriculum within their field of study for fall and the spring semesters (five sessions each, total of 10 sessions) and act as an empowering role model for our students. ​​HS WISE encourages young women to expand their knowledge and passion in STEM fields through participation in STEM modules and activities within local institutions/research facilities. HS WISE requires a three year commitment from the high school students beginning in their sophomore year (10th grade). This program is coordinated in collaboration with Eastern Suffolk BOCES and will be welcoming its 23rd cohort. The school districts provide transportation and a teacher-​​chaperon​e​. The program begins in October and meets after school (around 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm) for 10 - two hour sessions throughout the academic year. To apply, please send your resume and HS WISE Instructor/Mentor application to jacquelyn.gatta@stonybrook.edu by Friday, May 13, 2016.
  • The Griffiss Institute (partner of the Air Force Research Laboratory/Information Directorate) - is looking to hire an undergraduate student for a Data Analytics paid internship in Rome, NY this summer. The ideal candidate is a junior or senior with great Excel skills and some knowledge of SPSS, who is interested in gaining operations research analysis experience at a national laboratory. The mission of the institute is to "explore, prototype and demonstrate high-impact, game changing technologies that enable the Air Force and nation to maintain its superior technical advantage." If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or would like to apply, please contact Rosalia Davi at rosalia.davi@stonybrook.edu.
  • SUNY Old Westbury - has a full-time, temporary opening for a plant biologist/plan ecologist for the 2016-2017 academic year. There will be a subsequent search for a full-time, tenure-track opening starting fall 2017 in plant bio/ecology during next academic year. If you are interested, contact Dr. Fernando Nieto at nietof@oldwestbury.edu
  • Stanford University - 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. 
  • 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.
  • Stevens Institute of Technology - Stevens Institute of Technology invites applications for a biomedical engineering faculty position in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry and Biological Sciences.   We have an open tenure track/tenured position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. The successful candidate will be responsible for initiating an externally funded research program and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will receive a competitive start-up package in support of his or her research. Candidates should hold a PhD in biomedical engineering, or a closely related engineering discipline, and have significant post-doctoral or prior faculty experience that is complementary to our existing strengths: http://www.stevens.edu/ses/bcb.  Preference will be given to candidates with research interests or experience in biomechanics and kinematics, who might make use of our marker-less motion capture laboratory, or in cardiovascular or pulmonary engineering physiology.  Interested candidates should apply online here and submit as a single PDF file: a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research plan, a curriculum vitae and the names of at least three references. The review of applications will begin immediately.
  • Syracuse University - has faculty vacancies in various departments. For a full list, visit: http://ow.ly/ODKwb
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