Upcoming Graduate Events

Upcoming Events

Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences Research Communications Program

The Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, with the generous support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, have begun a joint two-year effort to improve the ability of faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and other researchers on campus to communicate their work to the public.

More information on the program can be found here.

Details on two workshops scheduled for June, as well as registration for faculty and postdoctoral researchers for the three-day Talking Research workshop, can be found here. We encourage you to participate in this program and, more importantly, to take the time to communicate the value and importance of your work at UC San Diego to the public. 


UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute

If you want to lead today's tech world, enroll in the UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute that puts you at the center of L.A.'s tech scene.

See more details here.


2017 Southern California Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium

Dear Graduate Students,

We would like to invite you to present your ongoing, basic and translational biomedical research at the 2017 Southern California Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Symposium, hosted at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Friday, October 20. The goal of this symposium is to highlight and celebrate graduate research and to provide the opportunity to foster inter-institutional relations all across Southern California and throughout the state. It is planned by graduate students, for graduate students.

This year we are proud to present our keynote speaker, Brendan D. Manning, PhD. Dr. Manning is a professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases at Harvard University. He is also the director of Harvard University’s PhD Program in Biological Sciences in Public Health. The Manning laboratory studies cell signaling and metabolism with applications to a wide variety of diseases. The symposium will also feature a Q&A panel with industry experts with experience at Merck, Genentech, Amgen, and more.

We invite all who are participating to share their work and submit an abstract of no more than 500 words as part of their free registration. Masters and PhD students are encouraged to present a poster of their research, and outstanding abstracts will be chosen for oral presentations.  Additionally, cash awards will be given out for best posters and presentations.  To register for the symposium and to submit an abstract, please go to www.graduatesymposium.org and please see the flyer for additional information. Please email socalgradsymposium@gmail.com with any questions.

If any students are interested in joining the Symposium Planning Committee, please email Rachel.Baum@cshs.org, we welcome students from any institution to join.


Men's Relationship Forum (CAPS)

Join us for conversations about our experiences as gay men, and connect with other gay men on campus. 

This group addresses relationships, sexual health, community building, and more.

Dates: Weeks 2-10 (Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters)
Time: Mondays, 2:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Women's Center Small Group Room

For more information, please contact: Greg Koch, Psy.D.:  (858) 534-3585 (gkoch@ucsd.edu)  


UCLA Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research - International Conference on Global Health - August 15-17

The UCLA Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research (CALDAR) is pleased to announce the combining of this year's Summer Institute on Longitudinal Research with the International Conference on Global Health. 
When: August 15-17, 2017
Where: Hilton Universal City
Abstracts for posters, oral presentations, and symposia due March 15th. 
Accepted abstracts to be published in pre-conference special issue of the Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology.

Nature Masterclasses Online Course in Scientific Writing and Publishing

You may have access to an online course in scientific writing and publishing from Nature Masterclasses. UC San Diego’s institutional subscription is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholar Affairs and the EPIC Postdoc Program.

To start using the course, simply register on the Nature Masterclasses website: https://masterclasses.nature.com/users/sign_up

About Nature Masterclasses

  • It is an online course covering the entire scientific publishing process – from planning a paper to getting it published
  • Taught by editor from the Nature journals

For more information about the course and registering, visit: http://postdoc.ucsd.edu/training/support-training.html#Writing-and-Publishing


English for Academic and Professional Development (EADP) Program at UCSD Extension

The EAPD (English for Academic and Professional Development) program is for non-native speakers who would like to refine their English language skills. As we both know, UC San Diego and UC San Diego Extension have a diverse population of international students who, at times, may feel the need to improve certain aspects of their English language skills. These classes are for those who would like to gain confidence and success in their personal, professional, and academic English. We offer evening classes in the following subject areas:

  • Academic and Business Writing
  • Conversation and Oral Presentation
  • Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Pronunciation and Fluency

Courses that tend to be most useful for international students are:

Contact Chad Baldwin (EAPD Program Manager/Academic Advisor) for more information:

Phone: 858-534-7418
Email: http://extension.ucsd.edu/eapd


2017 CALDAR Summer Institute & International Global Health Conference – Registration Open

When: August 15-17, 2017

Where: Hilton Universal City

Conference Program

Registration Information


Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation, and Related Diseases Conference – October 22-25, 2017
Bio


grAdvantage Program, Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog, Versatile PhD 

The Career Services Center and the Graduate Division offer many resources for students at UCSD: 

grAdvantage program (with information on the Communication workshops, Career Nights, Certificate in Leadership and Teamwork, Questioning Career Transition Group, and other campus resources and events): http://gradvantage.ucsd.edu/

Career Services Center Graduate Careers Blog (with job ads, information on events, and career advice specifically for grad students): http://career.ucsd.edu/phd-and-masters-students/grad-blog.html

Versatile PhD - great resource for PhD students considering careers outside academia. The Career Services Center has institutional membership to the site so students are provided full access to the content, including bios and sample job materials of PhDs who have mad alt-/post-academic transitions, as well as archived online career panels.


McKinsey & Company – Web-Based Info Sessions for Grad Students Interested in the Consulting Field

Web Events: This November McKinsey & Company is hosting several web-based presentations to help graduate students learn more about McKinsey & Company and our global full-time and summer opportunities. Please visit the Online Events section of our website for details on these presentations and to RSVP.

Check out additional content in our Advanced Degree Recruiting Dropbox anytime to read up on our many opportunities for APDs, including current global full time hiring needs, summer internships, our 3-day summer Insight programs, and the MD Fellowship. You can quickly download the app for your phone or access on your computer: APD Opportunities Dropbox

We are dedicated to building a great firm that attracts, develops, excites, and retains exceptional people. We aspire to be recognized as the best professional services firm in the world for all candidates, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background. To learn more about McKinsey Women, please view our women's brochure. To learn more about our other diversity networks, including Black Consultants at McKinsey, Hispanic and Latino Consultants at McKinsey, and LGBT colleagues at McKinsey, please visit the Diversity & Inclusion section of our website. Additionally, we invite you to join us for a few of our upcoming diversity specific web based presentations scheduled in November.

Fellowship / Grant Opportunity Events

Fellowship Search Tools

As a reminder, search for Departmental, Campus, and External Fellowships by using the tools listed on the Chem website here: http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/doctoral-program/phd-financial-support.html.  Be sure to check out the new UCSD Fellowship Database, a comprehensive list of external fellowships with descriptions and deadlines. Email Asmaa Khatib (akhatib@ucsd.edu) with questions or suggestions.


Cornell University Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows Program – Due: October 1, 2017

CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTIAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS are high-profile postdoctoral research positions with significant independence and resources to attract some of the world’s best young scholars to interact deeply with faculty and students on Cornell’s Ithaca-based campuses.  Candidates from all areas of research and inquiry, who will be no more than two years past the award date of their doctoral degree at the time of the appointment, are eligible for this program. Successful candidates will have access to the full range of talent and considerable resources available at Cornell, and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the Cornell intellectual community, in addition to their postdoctoral research with a tenured faculty member (sponsor) and their research group. Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows will also receive lifetime membership in the Society of Cornell Fellows along with the participants in other named prestigious and competitively awarded Cornell postdoctoral fellowships. Six Presidential Fellowships will be awarded each year beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Appointments will be for up to three years, dependent on positive annual evaluations and may include a teaching component where appropriate of no more than 25% averaged over the length of the appointment.  The stipend for appointments in the 2017-2018 academic year will be $68,000 plus full Cornell University employee fringe benefits. Each Fellow also will be provided $5,000 annually for discretionary research expenses including travel. Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s), i.e. associate or full professor, who, if agreeable to serve as the lead sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application. A tenure track assistant professor may serve as a secondary sponsor. Applications will be judged on the qualifications of the candidate, and the quality and originality of the proposed research and its potential impact.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Interested individuals can contact any tenured Cornell faculty member(s) who, if agreeable to serve as the sponsor(s), will endorse and submit the candidate’s application.  

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  1. Candidate CV, including publication list.
  2. One-two page description of proposed research that should include a clear statement of objectives and of the significance and expected impact of the proposed research if successful.  
  3. Two Letters of Recommendation, including one from the candidate’s PhD thesis advisor, to be sent directly to the lead faculty sponsor that provide detailed assessments of the candidate’s qualifications and potential for innovative, ground-breaking independent research.
  4. Additional letter(s) of support from Cornell lead (and secondary if applicable) faculty sponsor(s) including a brief statement of any financial and logistical support of the proposed research that will be provided by the sponsor(s).

The lead faculty sponsor(s) should forward all materials as a single file (pdf format required) to: pres.pdfellows@cornell.edu

Deadline for all materials:  October 1, 2017

If you have questions about this program, please contact:

Office of the Vice Provost for Research

222 Day Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: vp_research@cornell.edu


Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-09-11 to 2017-11-03.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wamVzdW5AdWNzZC5lZHU=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Sincerely,
Michael
Postdoc, Cornell


AIDS T32 Postdoc Recruitment

Here is some information about the fellowship:

The sustained global impact of the HIV pandemic and the challenges to the management and prevention of HIV disease requires the training and development of talented new researchers. Since 1990 we have had an AIDS post-doctoral training program at UCSD designed to produce young investigators capable of conducting independent and productive research in important areas of HIV biology and pathogenesis, including basic, translational, and clinical research.

The research interests and activities of our faculty support the evolving focus and priorities of HIV-related research in general and specifically within our program. Through our program of closely mentored trainee-driven research, interactive research-review, and career-development activities, we aim to produce young investigators capable of launching HIV-related research careers in academia, industry, or public health.

Areas of research include:

  1. Reducing the incidence of HIV/AIDS. This includes improving our basic understanding of HIV transmission, vaccine design, the evaluation of preventative measures, and the development of strategies to maximize the implementation of prevention-strategies.
  1. Improving HIV therapies. This includes identifying and evaluating treatment regimens of improved safety and easier use, such as long-acting antiretrovirals, and the development of strategies that maximize early diagnosis, initiation of treatment, and adherence to therapy.
  2. Cure research. This includes improving our basic understanding of the barriers to cure, including the mechanisms of viral persistence and latency; measuring the viral reservoir; and developing eradication strategies.
  3. HIV-related comorbidities. These include the cardiovascular, malignant, metabolic, and neurologic conditions that complicate the lives of treated patients. Questions of pathogenesis here include the roles of chronic inflammation and changes in the microbiome of the host.
  4. Health disparities among racial, ethnic, and social groups. Why do these exist and how might they be mitigated?
  5. Basic science. This is the critical cross-cutting discipline that informs studies of transmission, prevention, vaccine-design, the pathogenesis of comorbidities, and cure research.

How to apply:

To be considered for the AIDS Training Grant Fellowship you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you must have a doctoral degree. To apply, please send the following information to Hailey Marshall (grant coordinator) at hlmarshall@ucsd.edu

  1. Personal Statement- explain why you are a good candidate for the fellowship. Please state the specific types of research that interest you, relevant experience that you have, and what your goals will be during and after the fellowship.
  2. Your CV- must be current and up to date.
  3. References-please provide contact information for three references who are well acquainted with your work.

Insight Data Science – Fall Fellowships Announcement for UCSD students

Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 Insight Fellowships.

800+ Insight alumni are now data scientists and data engineers at Facebook, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Apple, Airbnb, Netflix, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Tesla, Seven Bridges Genomics, Twitter, Bloomberg, NBC, Microsoft, and 200+ other top companies.

Insight Fellowship:

  • 7 week, full-time, post-graduate training Fellowship leading to full-time industry employment
  • Mentorship from leading industry data scientists, data engineers, and AI experts
  • Join an active community of Insight alumni
  • Self-directed, project-based learning with support from Insight throughout the whole process
  • Tuition-free with need-based scholarships available to help cover living costs


Next Insight Fellowships:

Starting September 5th (deadline June 26th):
Artificial Intelligence in Silicon Valley
Data Engineering in New York and Silicon Valley
Data Science in Boston, New York, Silicon Valley and remote
Health Data Science in Boston and Silicon Valley

We are looking for alumni, post-docs, or students graduating by December 2017, who can participate full-time during the Fellowship and interview period following. Please note that our Data Science and Health Data Science Programs have a PhD requirement (our Artificial Intelligence and Data Engineering programs have no education requirement).

Not yet ready to apply? Sign up for our Notification Lists: Data Engineering, Data Science, Health Data Science, Artificial Intelligence

Questions? Email us at info@insightdatascience.com


UCOP Funding Opportunities 

The LFRP sponsors innovative research, fosters new collaborations between UC faculty and national laboratory scientists, and provides unique training for UC students and postdoctoral fellows. This competition cycle, the LFRP is offering two targeted funding opportunities:

1.The UC Multicampus-National Laboratory Collaborative Research and Training award (UC-NL CRT) requires a minimum of 4 campuses and either LANL or LLNL to collaborate on research in one of three targeted areas. Awards for up to 3 years are available and the lead/submitting PI must be a UC PI. The target areas are:

a. Climate science

b. Cybersecurity

c. National security through social sciences 

2. An In-Residence UC-NL Graduate Fellowship for UC students advanced to candidacy to conduct dissertation research and obtain training at LANL or LLNL. Fellowship term is a minimum of 2 years with an optional 3rd year extension, and Fellows must spend at least 6 months of each year in-residence at the national lab. Research topics must be approved by the UC graduate advisor, and can be in any area for which the placement at the national laboratory with joint UC-national lab research oversight is appropriate.

Please see below for more details:
UC-NL CRT
UC-NL GF


Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: In addition to the below in-person locations, we will have a remote online session:

  • New York City
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Seattle
  • Boston
  • Washington, DC.

Dates: All sections will be from 2017-06-19 to 2017-08-11.

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wamVzdW5AdWNzZC5lZHU=

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in our upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times, LinkedIn, Amazon, Capital One, or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out our blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.


UC Compliance and Conflict of Interest Training for Researchers

On January 27, 2017, the University of California will launch an online Compliance and Conflict of Interest Briefing for all researchers who were paid with any extramural grant or contract funds (regardless of the source) in one or more months of FY 15 - 16.  The Compliance Briefing satisfies two mandatory training requirements, the UC training requirement that all researchers be trained periodically to recognize and deal with ethical issues and conflict of interest situations that may arise during their work, as well as the Conflict of Interest training requirement by the National Institutes of Health. 

The Compliance Briefing takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, can be taken on any computer with internet access and does not need to be completed in one sitting.  As a UC San Diego researcher, you will receive an email from the UC Learning Center with a link that will direct you to the Compliance Briefing. 

The University of California requires that you complete the Compliance Briefing within 90 days of the date on which you receive your email notification of the assignment. This requirement is not interchangeable with any other conflict of interest or ethics training you may have already taken.

Additional information regarding the Compliance and Conflict of Interest Briefing can be found at https://blink.ucsd.edu/research/policies-compliance-ethics/coir-faq.html.

Thank you for your cooperation in meeting this requirement.  If you have any questions about the Compliance Briefing, please contact the Conflict of Interest Office at info-coi@ucsd.edu.


GSA Travel Grants

Presenting at a conference and need funding? Check out the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Travel Grants! Find more information here: http://gsa.ucsd.edu/travel-grants


Insight Fellowships Summer 2017

The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free professional Fellowships for students and postdocs looking to transition to careers in data science, health data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence. Over the last 5 years, we have helped over 750 graduate students and postdocs who are all now data scientists and engineers at over 200 leading data companies across the United States.

A number of alumni from UCSD have gone through the program including Sam Wilson (Scripps Institution of Oceanography), Gwendolyn Gillingham (Linguistics), and Ben Regner (Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), who are now data scientists at GoPro, Nielsen, and Insight Data Science respectively.We would love to have more Fellows of their caliber from UCSD.

Applications are now open for our Summer Fellowships Programs (for students graduating this Summer).


Funding Opportunity Announcement (National Cancer Institute)

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Stony Brook University Fellowship Opportunity

The Stony Brook University AGEP-T FRAME Postdoctoral Fellowship program welcomes competitive applicants for a 2-year appointment at Stony Brook University or Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). Postdoctoral fellows in the FRAME program will receive targeted support and intensive training to become highly productive and independent researchers, who can compete for faculty positions at selective research institutions such as BNL or Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) member institutions. 

AGEP-T FRAME Fellows will also receive the following:

  • Professional and career development training
  • Mentoring and career guidance
  • Job search and career placement assistance

Please encourage members of your graduate and postdoctoral community to learn more about AGEP-T and apply by visiting our website. For questions or help with the application process, kindly email agep_frame@stonybrook.edu

Job Openings

Employment and Career Resources for International Students

International students can find information about jobs, internships, and employment while at UC San Diego, and learn about career options after graduation at this new hub: http://iemployment.ucsd.edu.


Tutor and Mentor Opportunities

We’re looking to hire some of your CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY students to work not just as tutors but also as mentors to students in the San Diego community. We have found that when students (K - 12 & College) are tutored by top performing college students, then they will be more receptive and enthusiastic about the subject. I believe this will be a great opportunity for CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY majors to encourage local youths and enhance their resume while making money.

Learn more at: https://frogtutoring.com/tutors/San_Diego_CA_Tutors/

Apply here: http://frogtutoring.com/jobs/san-diego-ca

Benefits: Great pay - minimum of $30 per session, tutor chooses which grade level and subjects to tutor, as well as having the opportunity to create their own schedule, get driving compensation, periodic bonus and referral bonus.


Local Private Tutoring Position at Pivot Tutors, LLC

Looking for an experienced and professional Math or Science Tutor who can teach any of the following subjects:

Math (All levels), Biology (AP/Honors), Physics (Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism), Chemistry (AP/Honors), and Environmental Science (AP). 

Our tutors meet at our office location in Sorrento Valley Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121.

Set your own hours and availability.
Starring at rate: $25/hr

REQUIREMENTS:
- Minimum of Bachelors Degree in the subject area that you will be teaching.
- One year of recent experience teaching or tutoring.
- Enthusiastic personality, and excellent communicator
- Professional demeanor and appearance
- Daily internet access and cell phone
- Reliable transportation and valid insurance
- Afternoon and weekend availability

For immediate consideration, please email your cover letter, transcripts, and resume to: shayda@pivottutors.com


Virginia Tech Future Faculty Development Program – Due: October 1, 2017

Virginia Tech is now accepting applications for our annual Future Faculty Development Program, an intensive two-day program for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars traditionally underrepresented in their fields who are interested in entering academic careers in the next year.

In January of 2018, we plan to bring a cohort of approximately 15 to our main campus in Blacksburg, VA for this all-expense paid workshop that includes interaction with host departments, workshops such as negotiating job offers and adjusting to life as a new faculty member, and plenty of opportunities to network with faculty in research areas of interest to our participants.

Attached is further information about this program, and you can also visit our website at:

http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_recruitment/future_faculty.html

The deadline for applications to our January 2018 program is October 1, 2017.


ALEKS Corporation Job Opening: Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist (MS Students)


ALEKS Corporation is looking for a Contract Chemistry Quality Control Specialist, starting immediately. Reporting to the ALEKS Chemistry Product Manager, this person will help ensure the highest quality of ALEKS Chemistry products by ensuring they meet design specifications and general principles of general and organic chemistry.

This is a contract position, initially for one year, renewable on mutual agreement. Note that the successful contractor would be well positioned for any full-time employment that opens during this time.

Minimum qualifications for this job are a bachelor's degree in chemistry (or related field) with good grades in general and organic chemistry, plus excellent written English skills. Education in other subfields of chemistry (e.g. biochemistry or analytical chemistry), work experience testifying to organizational and communication skills, or an advanced degree, are all a plus.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, current CV, unofficial grade transcript, and the names of 2 references to:

Dr. Erin Chwialkowski echwialkowski@aleks.com


Central Washington University – Chem Staff Opening (Masters Students)

Central Washington University has a full-time classified staff opening for an Engineering Technician 3 position to provide instrumentation support and maintenance to the Chemistry and Biology departments.  Ideally this individual would have a masters’ degree in Analytical Chemistry or similar background with experience with mass spectroscopy or NMR troubleshooting and maintenance.  Knowledge of electronics, circuit diagrams and electronic test equipment is required.

Full job description and application can be found online at careers.cwu.edu (job ID 1374)  Screening begins 5/17/2017 and continues until filled. 


Information Scientist/Liaison Librarian for Chemistry and Biology at Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is inviting applications for a library faculty position from graduate and post-doctoral researchers with an interest in the information aspects of Chemistry, Biology, and scientific research. 

Today’s academic libraries support numerous areas of research and scholarship including data management, digital publishing, open science and reproducibility, cheminformatics, bioinformatics, and research impact metrics.  We view this position as an exciting career path for new graduates and post-docs with a deep subject knowledge, appreciation of the research lifecycle and an interest in pursuing a career outside of the laboratory environment.

Chemistry Liaison Librarian / Information Scientist - A Faculty Position in the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

http://apply.interfolio.com/41052


Two Positions at Sirenas - Discovery Intern and Chemistry Postdoc

See attached PDF for more information.


Postdoctoral or Research Assistant Position in Chemical Neurobiology (Organic Synthesis)

The newly established Banghart laboratory at UC San Diego (Division of Biological Sciences, Neurobiology section) seeks Postdoctoral and/or Research Assistant candidates with experience in synthetic organic chemistry. Broadly, our laboratory studies a specialized class of neurotransmitters known as neuromodulators, which activate G protein-coupled receptors to dynamically regulate neural circuits in the brain. Compromised neuromodulation underlies many neurological disorders ranging from pain and drug addiction to Parkinson’s disease. We are developing pharmacological, photochemical and chemicalgenetic tools for manipulating neurochemical signaling with high spatiotemporal resolution and cell-type specificity. Our interdisciplinary approach integrates these chemical tools with electrophysiology, imaging and neurobehavioral methods to understand how neuropeptide and monoamine neuromodulators support neural function and how their signaling pathways can be targeted to treat disease.

Minimally, successful candidates will design and synthesize new probes, but will also have the opportunity to characterize and validate their molecules in cell culture and intact brain tissue preparations. Candidates should be highly independent in the hood and comfortable working closely with neurobiologists. The position will offer opportunities to write grants and train graduate students. Although a background in biology or neuroscience is not required, a keen interest in learning about the brain will lead to the most productive training experience. www.banghartlab.org https://biology.ucsd.edu/research/faculty/mbanghart Required Qualifications: - PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology

- 4+ years synthetic organic chemistry experience

- Ability to plan and execute multistep syntheses, including compound purification and structural analysis by NMR, MS and spectrophotometry Additional advantageous experience (any of the following): - Molecular cloning & PCR

- Cell culture & transfection methods

- Protein purification

- Light microscopy

- Extensive knowledge of ligand-receptor interactions, pharmacology and/or neuroscience

Candidates should send their CV, a list of 2-3 references with contact information and a brief statement of research interests to Matthew Banghart (mbanghart@ucsd.edu).


Savannah River National Laboratory Postdoctoral Position

SRNL Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Microstructure Modeling of Actinide Materials 

The Separation and Actinide Science Group at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher associate to conduct computational research into fundamental understanding of nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. Atomistic, meso- and macro-scale modeling methods have been developed during the past few decades to study microstructure and property evolution in crystallization dynamics. The challenge lies in successfully developing models that enable prediction of the three-dimensional microstructure evolution at all time and length scales. The candidate will work in close collaboration with SRNL/University/DOE collaborators and use atomistic modeling (DFT and MD) coupled with other modeling techniques to investigate the nucleation and crystal growth of actinide materials. This research will lead to a simulation system that will integrate multiple models at various time and length scales to provide a description of the crystallization dynamics for various actinide materials. 

For more information about this position please contact Dr. Lindsay Roy ( lindsay.roy@srnl.doe.gov ) and reference this position title and number in your correspondence. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Appointments are made through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). 

Interested candidates should apply through ORAU’s Zintellect web site ( http://www.zintellect.com/Home/Applicant ). The job reference code is SRNL-16-02-ESD. U.S. Citizenship is required. 

Qualifications 
The position requires a recent Ph.D. degree in chemistry, chemical physics, chemical engineering, or materials science. 

Successful candidate must have substantial experience with atomistic simulations and programming languages such as Python, Matlab, C, C++, or Fortran. Preferred candidates have experience using molecular simulations to study properties of lanthanide or actinide compounds/clusters/solids. Strong communication skills including a proven publication track record and demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with experimentalists are also required. Applicants must have completed their highest degree no more than five years prior to the date of application. This position is a temporary, full-time assignment for 12 months with potential for renewal. 

This position is open to U.S. citizens only and will require the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Energy security clearance. 

The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Oak Ridge Associated Universities - 8 days ago


Post-Doc Position at Virginia Tech University

 For PhDs or current doctoral students nearing graduation who have an interest in building organizational capacity to support strategic change, collective management, and transdisciplinary innovation in education. This is a postdoc position at Virginia Tech University that will work directly with the Provost in developing and managing destination area development and implementation.

 Link: https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/71565


Postdoc Fellow Position at Stony Brook University in New York

Krug laboratory in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Stony Brook University seeks a PhD- or MD-level applicant to join as a post-doctoral fellow. The fellow will investigate the mechanism by which host signaling factors control gammaherpesvirus latency in an animal pathogenesis system. This is a multi-disciplinary project involving cell signaling, immunology, and ‘omics’ in addition to viral pathogenesis. A PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology or a closely related field and experience in molecular biology is required. Applicant must be self-motivated, collaborative, and provide evidence of productivity in previous research endeavors.

Required Qualifications: PhD or MD in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or closely related field. In-depth research experience in microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, or cell biology.

Preferred Qualifications: Proven ability to carry out biomedical research as judged by scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with molecular biology. Familiarity with animal models of disease.

For more information visit: http://www.stonybrook.edu/kruglab/


Postdoc Opening with Dr. Jesse Jokerst at UCSD Department of Nanoengineering

More information can be found here.


Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Positions available at Ball State University

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry

Ball State University’s Department of Chemistry is inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the area of biochemistry, available August 18, 2017.

Major responsibilities: Develop an externally-funded research program that complements the department’s existing research, which involves undergraduate and graduate students. Teach 10-15 contact hours (8-12 credit hours) of chemistry courses each academic term, depending on released time for scholarly activity. Teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate level courses in biochemistry as well as general chemistry.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or closely related area from an accredited college or university at the time of application; postdoctoral research experience or equivalent; evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and in research.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience at the collegiate level, e.g. teaching assistant, instructor, Assistant Professor; research interests that focus on an area which enhances the department’s existing research programs.

Send cover letter, vita, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, three original letters of recommendation, and description of proposed research to:
Dr. Robert E. Sammelson, Chairperson at chemoffice2@bsu.edu

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. www.bsu.edu/chemistry

Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 21,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 187 undergraduate programs, 84 master’s programs, and 16 doctoral programs. Ball State aspires to be the model of the most student-centered and community-engaged of the 21st century public research universities, transforming entrepreneurial learners into impactful leaders – committed to improving the quality of life for all. The university offers an excellent benefits package, including health care and retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, and generous time off with pay. EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled.


University of Maryland Baltimore County – Tenure Track Faculty Positions in Data Science/Big Data and Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge Management

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has released a Combined Ad for two tenure track faculty positions in Data Science/Big Data, and one in Artificial Intelligence/Knowledge Management. View the Combined Ad for more information and for instructions on how to apply.


NSF Postdoc Opportunity in Industry - Small Business Postdoc Research Diversity Fellowship

The NSF has a "diversity postdoc" opportunity available that would like to receive more diverse applicants. Some of the opportunities may be appropriate for CER postdocs. Fellows propose a research topic. Salary is $75,000. It's open to US citizens, nationals, and permanent residents. More details are in the links below.

The application process is easy.

Application instructions can be found here: https://nsfsbir.asee.org

Applicants look at the list of research opportunities her eand find a match: https://nsfsbir.asee.org/jobs


Industry Post-Doc Biologist / Immunologist Specializing in Phage Display at Bioniz Therapeutics

Postdoc Opportunity at Bioniz Therapeutics. Click here for more details.


Pasadena City College Employment Opportunities

The Pasadena City College has many employment opportunities for anyone that is interested ranging from Biological Sciences Instructors to the Vice President of Human Resources. 

Please visit their website at http://www.pasadena.edu/hr/ to view the complete position announcements which detail the application and selection process as well as the minimum qualifications required for each position.

If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Office at (626) 585-7388.  Thank you.


Neurocrine Biosciences hiring - purification lab manager position

Scientist (Discovery Analytical)

Key Responsibilities:
Development of chiral and achiral methodologies to purify small molecules using mass-directed HPLC and SFC technology.Troubleshoot and maintain modern analytical and preparative instrumentation including hardware and software.Collaborate with medicinal chemists to deliver the analytical solutions they require. Analyze and interpret chromatographic data and reach conclusions independently. Perform analytical and liquid handling tasks to purify, analyze, and format final compounds into formats ready for in-vitro biological assays.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires a minimum of a BS with 4+ years industry experience or equivalent
Experience with normal and reverse phase HPLC, SFC, UV, mass spectrometry, and other analytical detection techniques
Ability to think critically when faced with a wide range of scientific problems
Experience with liquid handling, robotics, and automation
Experience in data analysis, common productivity software, and database management
Experience with Chromeleon software is a plus
Strong communication skills

APPLY ONLINE

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Sanford Burnham - Cancer Cell Biology and Tumor Metabolism

Description:

The Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute located in La Jolla, CA, is recruiting Postdoctoral Fellows to study cancer cell biology and tumor metabolism.

The Commisso Lab (www.commissolab.com) is focused on biological discoveries that have the potential to lead to novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. Of particular interest to our laboratory are Ras-driven cancers, such as tumors of the pancreas, colon and lung, which are extremely aggressive and are in urgent need of new and innovative therapies. The biological process that we study in the lab is called macropinocytosis, a fluid-phase form of bulk endocytic uptake, which we have linked to cancer cell metabolism in Ras-mutated tumors.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to join our research team. The successful candidates will be active participants in a vibrant, collaborative atmosphere. The Postdoctoral Fellow will design and implement experiments using a variety of techniques such as cell culture, cell biology, molecular biology, and animal tumor models to help understand cancer cell metabolic dependencies at the molecular level. The main goal is to identify and develop novel therapeutic targets and to discover therapeutic agents to treat Ras-driven cancers.

Requirements:

Experimental bench science is an essential requirement, as well as the ability to present and discuss data. A research background in cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry or developmental biology is required and prior experience with mouse models, cell signaling, and/or microscopy is preferred.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and demonstrate the ability to successfully spearhead a research project by having first author publications in reputable and high impact journals (published, submitted or soon to be submitted).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and a CV. The last page of the CV should include the contact information (e-mail address and phone number) for three references. The PDF files should be emailed to Dr. Cosimo Commisso at ccommisso@sbpdiscovery.org.

Start date is flexible and positions are available starting immediately.


Postdoctoral Position at Chem-H Institute at Stanford

Openings for Postdoctoral Fellows

H.T. Soh Lab, Chem-H Institute

Position Summary

The H.T. Soh Laboratory at the ChEM-H Institute at Stanford University develops novel materials and biosensors for the early detection and personalized treatment of diseases (http://sohlab.stanford.edu/).

We invite participants for postdoctoral research fellows in the area of bioinformatics and nucleic acid chemistry and technology.

Position Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. This information must be sent via email (sohlab@ee.stanford.edu). Salary and duration of the position will be commensurate with experience.


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opporunities: Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program

The Stanford Cancer Imaging Training (SCIT) Program is currently recruiting postdoctoral fellows.

More information can be found at: SCIT Program: http://med.stanford.edu/scitprogram.html


Latitude Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - Open Position

See more information for this opportunity here.


Scientific Curator Position, 23andMe

More details can be found here.


Postdoctoral Position in Chemical Education

The Chemistry Department at Northwestern University seeks to hire a postdoc in chemical education. Details regarding the nature and responsibilities of the position as well as the application procedure can be found here:


Calgene Postdoc Opportunities

San Diego:

San Francisco

Seattle


Merck & Co - Entry Level Position Openings in Discovery Chemistry (San Francisco and Boston areas)

Merck & Co has several entry level PhD positions open in Discovery Chemistry across the Merck Network (primarily in San Francisco and Boston Areas). They also have positions open in their Modalities Group, with an emphasis on peptide experience, and in their Chemical Biology Group. They are looking for candidates who would complete a PhD in chemistry in 2016 or will be finishing a Postdoc within a year.

Merck & Co will be collecting CV's from candidates to give to their recruiting committee, and in addition, all potential candidates must apply online to: http://www.merck.com/careers/us_home.html

For more information, contact Helen Mithcell, Ph.D. 
Tel +1 (215) 652 3007


Department of Homeland Security – Applications for Summer 2017 Internship Program Now Open

Graduate students interested in summer internships in the field of National Security are advised that the US Department of Homeland Security is currently accepting applications for their Summer 2017 internship program. Stipends are provided, travel expenses are covered, but unfortunately this opportunity is limited to U.S. Citizens only, and they are looking for students in HS-STEM fields, such as (but not limited to): Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.


Please see the DHS HS-STEM Program Overview for more information and instructions on how to apply.


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