Category Archives: Career Development

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

2018 Federal Careers Open House

For college students and recent graduates, the US Army Corps of Engineers will hold a Federal Career Open House.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

At the event:

Learn about the Federal Pathways Program
Talk to employees and recruiters
Learn about Federal benefits
Meet local Federal agencies
View job openings

Information sessions:

10:30 am – 11:30 am & 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

How to navigate USAJOBS
How to tailor your resume
How to interview for a federal job

Forest Field Technician

The Gough Forest Ecology Lab (http://www.people.vcu.edu/~cmgough/) at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks paid undergraduate research technicians for the summer 2018 field season. Technicians will contribute to National Science Foundation supported research at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS) aimed at advancing understanding of disturbance effects on forest growth and carbon cycling (http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1655095&HistoricalAwards=false). Summer residence at the Field Station in Pellston, Michigan is required (https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs). Our lab team and the UMBS community are highly collaborative, with all members expected to enthusiastically participate in group field research activities and lab gatherings.

Applicants should submit a 1-page cover letter describing how this position is aligned with their interests, and a curriculum vita with GPA and references included by February 15 to Chris Gough, cmgough@vcu.edu.

Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of SC

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 NIDA-funded Summer Research Fellowship for the Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.  The Summer Research Fellowship is a structured 10-week mentored program that pair trainees with a faculty research mentor and involves weekly didactics and exposure to cutting-edge research in addiction and psychiatry. A stipend of $3,500 is provided.

To apply, click here. For more information, please visit http://academicdepartments.musc.edu/psychiatry/addiction-sciences/research/DART/dart-summer

Contact Ms. Nicola Thornley, DART Program Coordinator, at nicolat@musc.edu or 843-792-5446 with any questions.

UNC Chapel Hill Summer Science Enrichment Program

Are you or do you know of someone interested in a career in the sciences or pre-health? How about a summer enrichment program at UNC Chapel Hill to boost your resume and graduate school applications (all expenses are paid and a stipend is earned)?  
 
If so, a representative from UNC-CH will be visiting VCU’s campus on Monday, December 4th at noon in the Commons Forum Room to speak with VCU students.  Advisors and faculty, feel free to stop by to get more information to pass along to your students.  
 
Check out the information posted below and RSVP here if you would like to hear firsthand about the program before submitting your application.  
 

Gain the competitive edge with S.E.P.! Held each summer on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, the S.E.P. Program is an eight-week, honors-level academic enrichment program that targets first-generation, underrepresented minority, rural, and/or socioeconomically disadvantaged undergraduate students (rising sophomores and juniors) who seek admission into graduate/health professional programs. Additionally, Scholars will receive educational supplies, lodging on the UNC Chapel Hill campus, limited travel expenses (contingent upon funding) and a competitive stipend. During the program, S.E.P. Scholars:

  • Engage in more than 150 hours of classroom instruction in physics, organic chemistry, human physiology and quantitative skills/biostatistics.
  • Attend classes and seminars in reading speed and comprehension, test-taking strategies, essay writing, and interview techniques.
  • Visit local health facilities and network with health care professionals.
  • Shadow a working professional in their health field of interest.

Potential applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Have taken 3 college level credit hours in Math, Biology, and Chemistry
  • Be first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged, classify as an underrepresented minority, and/or live in a rural area in NC.
  • Be a rising sophomore or junior.
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

The S.E.P. 2018 application cycle is now open.  Visit the “Apply to S.E.P.” page to begin your application today!

 

Neuroscience Graduate Program

If you are committed to a career in neuroscience research, consider our Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at the Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Science University.

The NGP faculty is large and diverse while the number of graduate students remains relatively small, allowing graduate students to connect with highly accomplished scientists including many well-recognized senior scientists as well as a growing number of outstanding junior faculty members. As a medical campus, OHSU provides its students with access to both translational and clinical research activities, and our graduates go on to secure excellent postdoctoral positions and a wide variety of jobs in academia, industry, and other science-related fields such as science writing.

Visit the NGP website to read about the experiences of some of our graduates and to explore areas in which we excel, including:

  • Biophysics of channels and transporters.
  • Molecular neurobiology and gene regulation.
  • Glial biology.
  • Synapses and circuits.
  • Sensory systems.
  • Developmental neuroscience.
  • Neurobiology of disease.

Our program is recognized as one of the top programs in the US, and we are located in one of its most livable and beautiful cities, Portland. We have great and affordable neighborhoods with restaurants that fit into even a graduate student’s budget. The application deadline for this year’s program is December 1, 2017.

If you are a college junior looking for summer research fellowships, we will be accepting applications for our stipended undergraduate summer research program. The application deadline for this program is March 1, 2018.

Please visit our websites or contact us for more information. I think you will be excited about the quality of our program and the opportunities it presents for a positive PhD experience.

Frog Tutoring – Job Opportunity

All Frog Tutoring tutors will meet with assigned students to provide one-on-one private tutoring for subject matters in their areas of expertise. Tutors are to serve as a guide and coach to assist their students to become a successful, independent learner while integrating effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. Ultimately, it is the tutor’s responsibility to motivate students to want to learn, achieve, and be self-motivated.

Why Work For Frog Tutoring?

  1. Flexibility
  2. Tutors will choose which grade levels and subjects to tutor.
  3. Tutors will create their own work schedule.
  4. As long as tutors work the minimum amount of hours a week, they can work as many hours as they like.
  5. Driving Compensation Depending on the distance, tutors will be compensated for driving over a certain mileage.
  6. Bonuses Tutors who constantly receive high tutor rankings will be eligible for periodic bonuses
  7. Incentives & Acknowledgement (Hard work does not go unnoticed!!!)
  8. Tutor of the month: Every month the Regional Coordinator from each region will submit one tutor to be selected as the tutor of the month. This tutor will have their name and photo posted on the corporate page of the website as well as our Facebook page. Not only will they receive public acknowledgement and a certificate, the tutor of the month will receive “special prize” which will vary each month.
  9. Tutor Referral Program during our “busy” season
  10. During times when there is a high need for tutors, current tutors will receive a bonus for every person referred and hired that are qualified to tutor in high demand subjects.

If this position interests you, please apply online at: www.frogtutoring.com/become-a-tutor

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Summer Research and Postbac

Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars (BCGS- postbac) – broad.io/bcgs

An innovative, two-year program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach Office and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program.

Eligibility – seniors or recent graduates who majored in the biological, physical or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics, and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.

Deadline: January 26, 2018

 

Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) – broad.io/bsrp

The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) offers students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort.

Deadline: January 8, 2018

Paid internship Summer 2018? Oct. 27 is the deadline to apply.

There’s still time for college students to apply for a paid spring internship offered through the HACU National Internship Program (HNIP).

The Application Deadline is: Friday
October 27, 2017

APPLY HERE 

Interns selected will be placed at a participating federal agency in Washington, D.C. or a field office nationwideDownload the HACU National Internship Program flyer here.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • HNIP is open to all majors. The spring program dates are January 11 – April 27, 2018.     
  • Round-trip airfare to intern location included.
  • Housing arrangement assistance.
  • Intern stipends are determined by academic level at the time of application.
  • Professional development, social, and cultural activities.

ELIGIBILITY

 

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution in the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Recent graduates are eligible for a limited number of internships.
  • Completion of freshman year in college before the internship begins.
  • Authorized or eligible to work by law in the United States.

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