Category Archives: Career Development

2 Full Time Entry-Level Jobs

VCU Career Services has made us aware of the following entry-level jobs that are available for applications.

Paid Summer Internship: QC Lab Tech, Worthen Industries

Summer 2018 Internship, QC Lab Technician, Worthen Industries

Description:  The intern will be working in the Quality Control Laboratory at Worthen Industries UPACO Adhesives Division. The purpose is to provide a real-world hands-on learning opportunity for students looking to pursue a career in the sciences and laboratory work.

Qualifications: At least 2 semesters of laboratory experience, and a basic understanding of good laboratory practices.

How to Apply:  All interested parties should please email resume and/or a description of qualifications to Dmarshall@worthenind.com

Indivior: Launch Excellence Student Worker

Indivior are looking for a “Launch Excellence Student Worker”.

Please see the job description at the link below for a full description of the roles and responsibilities.

http://www.indivior.com/careers/careers-external-applicants/
Position number: R375

Some highlights of the job advertisement:

Title: Launch Excellence Student Worker

Reports To: Director, Launch Excellence, Behavioral Health

Start Date: May 2018
End Date: August 2018

Hours Per Week: 40
Compensation: $15/hour

Location: Richmond, VA

The Launch Excellence Student Worker will be responsible for supporting the Behavioral Health Launch Excellence team to drive cross-functional collaboration and delivery of a pharmaceutical product into market. The Student Worker will participate meetings with executives spanning marketing, commercial sales, medical, legal, finance, IT, etc. The outcome of the Student assignment will allow the Student Worker to have a strong understanding of pharmaceutical product management, with a broad exposure to a variety of functions within a rapidly growing, patient-focused global pharmaceutical company. This is an awesome opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry end-to-end for a highly motivated and self-driven student seeking a career in marketing, program delivery, analytics, information technology or life sciences. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Field of Study: Business, Science or Technology related field of study

Experience: Junior, Senior or MBA Student

COMPETENCIES/CONDUCT:

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the student worker will demonstrate:

  • PC proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Self-motivated and driven to complete tasks with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines/balance multiple tasks at one time
  • Presentation/professionalism

GE Healthcare Lifesciences University Rep Program

Looking to leverage your scientific background with a part-time job?

Would you want to add a GE Internship to your resume?

Are you a current student at VCU and have 10 hours per week to spare?

We would love to talk to you…

At GE Healthcare Life Sciences, we strive to develop breakthrough products that inspire our customers to push the limits of imaginative science.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. College student attending the University (Preferably Masters/PhD student – in the Science department or related area, 2nd or 3rd year).
  2. Strong desire to learn and grow.
  3. Demonstrate the aptitude to learn the technology of GE Lifesciences.
  4. Access to the scientific researchers within the University.
  5. A proven record of working successfully with diverse populations.
  6. A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change.
  7. Ability to collaborate effectively with individuals.
  8. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

Contact

Carmen Marshall
Phone: 202-306-0515
Email: carmen.marshall@ge.com

View the original internship posting [PDF]

The Science of Networking

Thursday, April 19, 2018: 4 – 5 pm

The Department of Biology and VCU Career Services present a workshop for STEM students in Harris Hall, Room 4153, focusing on networking skills.  Learn about successful introductions and first impressions, elevator pitches, effective interaction at conferences or other professional events, and maintaining communication with new contacts. All students are welcome. Please contact bioadvising@vcu.edu with questions.

Career Trek: Richmond Brewing April 6th

VCU Career Services hosts Career Trek: Richmond Breweries on Friday, April 6th

Studying one of the sciences, but not quite sure what you can “do” with that after graduation? Join VCU Career Services on a Career Trek to explore the Science of Brewing!

Craft brewing (and brewing in general) is at its core both an art and a science. During this Career Trek, we’re going to tour two RVA craft breweries and have in-depth discussions with their Head/Master Brewers about the science aspects of the industry. You will learn knowledge and skills needed to tap into the industry.

Schedule:
Friday, April 6th
12:30 PM – Students requesting transportation meet Career Services Staff in the pick-up/drop-off loop outside the Floyd Avenue entrance of the University Student Commons*
1:00 PM – Arrive at Väsen Brewing for tour and talk with head brewer. Emphasis on sustainable brewing
2:15 PM – Depart Väsen
2:45 PM – Arrive at Three Notch’d Brewing for tour and talk with head brewer, Stefan.
4:00 PM – Return to campus
Disclaimers:
– Due to the nature of this event we are only able to have 20 participants, and transportation is limited to 10 participants. There is a $5 registration fee to participate in this event (refundable only if you provide 48 hours notice of cancellation).
– Although no alcohol will be consumed/provided, and participants are prohibited from purchasing alcohol during this event, all participants must be at least 21 years of age.*All registrants must indicate if they will be riding in the van, or providing their own transportation to the event. Please select the appropriate option under “Item Fee” to indicate this.Registration link herehttps://goo.gl/8WQdiiAdditional questions? Please reach out to us at hirevcurams@vcu.edu.

2018 Governor’s Fellows Program

Applications for the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program are due March 18th.

Information can be found here: http://governor.virginia.gov/fellows/

The program is open to rising college seniors, graduating seniors, and students in professional or graduate programs.

While placement in a specific office is not guaranteed, they work to place students in positions related to their interests in the Governor’s office or other agencies in the Executive Branch of the Virginia State government.  Information about assignments can be found here: http://governor.virginia.gov/fellows/fellowship-opportunities/   Biology majors may be interested in several of these areas including Education, Agriculture and Forestry, and Health and Human Resources.

YIIP Program Now Accepting Applications

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut (UConn), a cross university translational institute led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, is pleased to announce an exciting research opportunity.

The Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) is now accepting applications. YIIP provides academic training to underrepresented minority students dedicated to pursuing careers as scientists and scholars in biological and biomedical science with the intent of developing the next generation of innovative biomedical scientists while increasing diversity among the pool of academic scientists. Scholarships are available to students accepted to the program. The deadline for YIIP applications is April 25, 2018.

Application Materials:

To be eligible for the YIIP program you must:

  • Have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum overall 3.0 GPA and a 3.3 science GPA;
  • Have demonstrated high motivation and potential to become a basic scientist with a goal to attain a M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or Ph.D.;
  • Be an underrepresented minority student (Black, Hispanic, Native American, Alaskan Native, and/or Pacific Islander) in the health or science professions who meets all the eligibility criteria and has a high probability of fulfilling the social and educational goals of this program; and
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

YIIP is a one to two year, full-time program at UConn for college graduates who are prepared to conduct supervised research in biomedical laboratories on the UConn Health campus in Farmington, Connecticut. The program also provides students with individualized mentorship, academic support, and career guidance. This is NOT a post-baccalaureate program.

The applicant must be prepared to complete graduate level scientific coursework. Upon successful completion of coursework in year one, students obtain a Graduate Certificate of Research Experience in Biomedical Science from UConn. In year two, students who meet the academic qualifications may have the opportunity to pursue a Master of Science degree. By fulfilling the program requirements, YIIP Scholars will acquire the expertise necessary to enter a M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or Ph.D. program.

VCU Post Baccalaurette Research Education Program (PREP)

The VCU Post-Baccalaureate Research Training Program (PREP) is a one-year biomedical research training program for recent college graduates from underrepresented groups considering graduate-level training in the biomedical sciences.  The program provides scholars with a year-long paid mentored research experience and the opportunity to develop technical and critical-thinking skills.  PREP scholars have the opportunity to take graduate-level courses and a GRE preparation course, as well as receive formal advice on the selection of graduate programs, preparation of graduate school applications, and preparation for graduate school interviews.

Eligible applicants must have graduated prior to program start on July 1. Students must be interested in pursuing a PhD .  Applicants must have graduated within 3 years of program start. Applicants must be US Citizens, permanent residents or non-citizen nationals with proof of citizenship status.

We Offer:

  • Mentored Research Experience
  • Formal advice on graduate applications
  • Salary of $27,000
  • Opportunity to present at National Scientific Conference

Application opens November 15, 2017-March 15, 2018

Apply online at: https://artes.som.vcu.edu

For more information contact:
Virginia Commonwealth University
Center On Health Disparities
P.O. Box 980501
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0501
cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org

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2018 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program

The University of California, Berkeley is pleased to announce the 2018 Amgen Scholars Summer Research Program.
This national program provides participants with the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty member and his/her research team, communicate their project findings in poster and oral presentations, prepare for graduate school and the GRE, learn about scientific writing, network with faculty, community building with their peers through various social activities and receive a stipend, housing, meal allowance, and transportation to and from the Berkeley campus.
Program dates are May 28-August 3, 2018 and the application deadline is Thursday, February 1, 2018.
For more information about the program, please visit the following sites:
UC Berkeley Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.berkeley.edu
National Amgen Scholars Program Website at http://amgenscholars.com