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Job Opportunity: Environmental Education at Maymont

The Maymont Foundation is looking to fill a full-time position in Environmental Education.

Position Summary: “Implement a wide variety of environmental education programs by providing formal and informal guest experiences primarily at the Robins Nature and Visitors Center, but also throughout the Maymont grounds.”

Please see the entire job posting linked below through ConnectVA:

Environmental education

Other job opportunities at Maymont can be found on the Maymont website:

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Job Opportunity for recent B.Sc. grads: Research Assistant at Plum Island LTER

Position:  Research Assistant I – Plum Island LTER

Date Posted:  June 13, 2017

Position Summary

The Ecosystems Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for an entry-level Research Assistant I position with the Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research (PIE-LTER) project. The LTER project is directed at understanding how the structure of the estuarine-marsh ecosystem will change over time in response to climate, sea level, and land use change, and to understand what consequences these changes will have on ecosystem function such as productivity and trophic dynamics. Research is conducted in the watersheds of the Parker and Ipswich Rivers as well as in the marshes, tidal creeks and bays of Plum Island Sound. We seek individuals with strong experiences in independent research (e.g., senior thesis or REU project) and coursework with laboratory and field components. Applicants should have a demonstrated aptitude for biology, chemistry, ecology, and physics, including advanced coursework. The successful applicant will gain broad experiences in careful laboratory analyses as well as through strenuous field work in all environments. During the field work season candidates are expected to spend up to two weeks a month the field station. Experience with small boats and trailing boats is desirable.

Additional Information:

Funding for this position is available for up to 2 years. The preferred start date is within 2 weeks of being offered the position.

Basic Qualifications:

This is an entry level position, requiring a B.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Ecology

Physical Requirements:

The applicant should be capable of getting into and out of small boats and walking significant distances across salt marshes.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Cover Letter: Should include a description of how this position addresses your long-term goals.
References: Please provide complete contact information for 3 references.

APPLY ONLINE:  https://mbl.simplehire.com

The Marine Biological Laboratory is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Retrieved from an ECOLOG-L list serve post from June 18, 2017

Scribe America expanding in Richmond!

Please see the correspondence below from a recruiter from Scribe America

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My name is Kierra and I am a Recruiter for ScribeAmerica; a company that hires and trains Medical Scribe for Physicians. This email is to provide information about a truly unique employment opportunity for students interested in careers in medicine. Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as part-time, full-time, day shift and night shift Scribes in Richmond, VA.  The scribe will work side by side with physicians assisting with documentation for each patient evaluated by the doctor.  It is an exceptional opportunity for any student interested in medicine to gain first-hand experience following a physician.

The role of a scribe is to closely collaborate with their assigned physician by documenting the history of each patient evaluated, the doctor’s physical examination, the results of laboratory/radiological studies ordered, and the eventual diagnosis and disposition.  Becoming a scribe provides the student with first rate exposure to medical terminology, disease processes, emergency procedures, medications, and the medical decision making process performed by the physicians.

This job is not for everyone; the complexity of the material and fast-paced environment necessitate that only the sharpest and most motivated students succeed as a scribe.  We are looking for dependable and hard working employees that have a desire for an eventual career in medicine, or are interested in learning more about careers in medicine.  There are multiple shifts, both day and night and each shift consists of following a single physician, usually lasting 8-12 hours. It is expected that each scribe can commit to 2 shifts per week for at least 2 years.

Paid classroom & clinical training is provided. The training is extensive and intense. Each employee will have multiple training sessions both in the classroom and the emergency department during which we teach the flow of the emergency room, extensive medical terminology, and appropriate medical/legal documentation.

There is a flyer found here providing more information about the positions and how to apply.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to forward this email to any of your students that are interested in careers in medicine, or any students with an interest in learning more about medicine.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity which has demonstrated itself to be excellent experience for students preparing for careers in medicine.  Our past employees that excelled as scribes have gone on to receive outstanding evaluations in their clinical years and residencies.

For more information you may also visit our website www.scribeamerica.com.  Please contact me if you have any questions about our program.

Regards,

Kierra

ScribeAmerica
Kierra Posey
Recruiter
Direct: 954.947.0615 | Corporate: 877.488.5479 | Fax: 786.497.4105
kierra.posey@scribeamerica.com
1200 East Las Olas Boulevard, Suite 201 | Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
ScribeAmerica.com | Doctors Save Lives. Scribes Save Doctors.

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Teacher Preparation Information Session

The School of Education Student Service Center is hosting a Teacher Preparation Information Session on Thursday, March 23rd from 3 pm to 4 pm.  This session will be held in room 215 of the Student Commons (Office of Multicultural Student Affairs).

During this information session, we will be providing information on the Teacher Preparation program and answering any questions prospective students may have.

Refreshments will be provided so we do ask that those who are interested to RSVP by Wednesday 3/22.

Please feel free to reach out to myself, Courtney Walker (cewalker@vcu.edu) or Ivan Orr (orrie@vcu.edu) if you have any questions in regards to our information session.

73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference

The 73rd Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference will be held April 9-11, 2017 in Norfolk, Virginia at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Hosted by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, this year’s theme is: “Relevancy and Agility: The Rising Tide of Conservation.

Program Highlights

The program will consist of:

  • Over 120 technical oral presentations
  • Over 30 poster presentations
  • 7 workshops
  • 4 special symposia
  • 1 plenary session
  • Special student activities
  • Social events
  • And more! Review the program.

Planning to Attend? 

If you’ve already registered, thanks for signing up! If you have not yet done so, full conference and one day only options are available. Rates increase after April 5; act now to save! Register to attend.

Overnight accommodations at the host hotel are beginning to sell out on some nights of the conference. A block of rooms is also available at the federal per diem rate of $91 (for those who are eligible) at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside, located one block from the Marriott. Learn more about lodging options.

About the Annual Conference

The annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference attracts over 500 natural resources professionals in the fields of wildlife biology, fisheries and fisheries management, information and education and law enforcement. The event provides opportunities for education, discussion, and exchanging of ideas. Highlights include: Plenary Session & Awards; student focused events; technical presentations; plenty of opportunities for networking and socializing.

NEAFWA | www.neafwa.org/conference

FDA Commissioner’s Fellowships

Apply to be a Commissioner’s Fellow at the FDA!
NOTE:

VCU Career Services is having a workshop on writing federal resumes, such as an applicant for this position would need, this Wednesday, 2/22 at 4pm in Globe 1030J.
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Touch the Lives of All Americans! FDA invites outstanding healthcare professionals, scientists, and engineers to apply to the Commissioner’s Fellowship Program, where they will receive regulatory science training and the chance to conduct cutting-edge research on targeted scientific, policy, or regulatory issues under the mentorship of an FDA senior scientist.
Coursework & Preceptorship
The FDA Commissioner’s Fellowship program combines coursework designed to provide an in-depth understanding of science behind regulatory review with the development of a carefully designed, agency priority, regulatory science project.
Who Should Apply? Applicants with doctoral level degrees (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.C., D.D.S., D.P.M., Pharm.D., Dr.P.H, or Ph.D.) or with bachelor’s or master’s degrees can apply. Each Preceptor(s) will list specific eligibility criteria for their respective projects on their project description pages annually. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence at the time their applications are submitted. Applicants cannot be current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows). NOTE: All degree requirements (including thesis defense) must be complete before applying.
For more information, or to apply, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/CommissionersFellowshipProgram
Questions? Email us: fdacommissionersfellows@fda.hhs.gov.
Applications will be accepted starting March 16, 2017 through April 25, 2017 5pm EST.
Reference letters will be due May 9, 2017

Ecosystem Field Studies summer courses

Please see the message below from Ecosystem Field Studies regarding their Summer 2017 field courses.

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AMAZING SUMMER, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSES with Ecosystem Field Studies 

 
An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning

while immersed in a spectacular & transformative educational setting!
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *  May 21- June 10  or  June 14 – July 4
Colorado Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, camp, & hike in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado
June 18 – July 8  or  July 15- August 4
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over summer-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for an experiential learning experience of a lifetime!
For all course information visit the website: 

 
Open to students from all universities & majors | Accredited by the University of Montana at Missoula, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits
Direct questions to Professor Steve Johnson, EcoFS Director at steve@EcoFS.org

2017 EcoFS Summer Course Flyer

CANCELLED: 18th Annual Darwin Day at VCU!

UPDATE: THIS EVENT CANCELLED:
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The snowstorm that tore across the Northeast cancelled Dr.  Graur’s connecting flights from Houston.  While they found another connecting flight option, that too did not make it.

He was very sad not to be able to share his work with us and promised to come another time.

Thank you everyone who helped during the planning process and it’s such a shame that the weather interfered on this day of celebrating Darwin!

Cheers,

GOBS

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The 18th Annual Darwin Day will be held on February 10th at 11 AM in the VCU Student Commons, Richmond Salons.  Dr. Dan Graur will be giving a talk titled, “The Imperfection of Evolution and the Evolution of Imperfection.”  The poster for the event can be found here
We hope to see you there!
Thank you,
Graduate Organization of Biology Students

Camp Easter Seals at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career & Internship fair

Whitney Civitts, the Assistant Camp Director at Camp Easter Seals UCP, will be at the Nonprofit and Social Services Career and Internship Fair on Wednesday February 15th from 12pm- 3pm at the Student Commons in the Commonwealth Ballroom . Camp Easter Seals UCP is an overnight camp that serves both children and adults with disabilities. They offer a unique, supported camp experience for both campers and staff.  Many of their staff have called their time at Camp Easter Seals UCP a “LIFE CHANGING” experience.

They are currently hiring staff to join them for summer 2017.   Feel free to contact Whitney Civitts at the contact information below for more information.

Please see the brochure here

Whitney Civitts
Assistant Camp Director
Camp Easter Seals UCP
Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, Inc.
201 E. Main Street
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 777-7325 ext. 8114
Fax: (540) 777-2194
whitney.civitts@eastersealsucp.com

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