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.

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NSF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATES in BARRIER ISLANDS – Paid summer research opportunity

Dr. Julie Zinnert is seeking 1 motivated undergraduate student with a strong background and interest in plant ecology to assist with research on the role of vegetation and feedbacks with environment in barrier island communities of the Virginia Coast Reserve. We have several ongoing NSF-funded research projects centered on the following topics: vegetation feedbacks with geomorphology, mechanisms and consequences of shrub expansion, and effects of nutrient inputs on plant functional diversity. Motivated students may also be supported to develop a research project. Work involves ~ 3-4 days/week in the field assisting with data collection and monitoring and some lab work. Applicants should enjoy working outside, capable of handling long days in the heat and sun, and mild physical labor. The undergraduate student will reside part-time at the Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center in Oyster, Virginia (http://www.abcrc.virginia.edu/siteman1/index.php). The remaining work will be conducted at VCU. Stipend ~ $420 / week for 10 weeks (beginning June 1).

For more information on our lab and research, please visit:http://cpel.vcu.edu/ To apply, please send a CV/resume, unofficial transcripts, and a contact info for 2 references to Julie Zinnert (jczinnert@vcu.edu). Review of applications begins immediately!

BIOL 391: Integrative Taxonomy

BIOL 491: Functional Genomics

Emory STEM Symposia

Application and registration are free.
 
Key points about the symposium are as follows: 
  • Dates and venue – October 1-3, 2017, Emory Conference Center.
  • Full travel scholarships available for students from underrepresented groups. Last year 60% of student attendees received full travel awards and another 10% received partial travel awards.
  • Application deadline May 1st, 2017
  • Students undergoing their first research experience this summer may apply to a second deadline of August 1st.
  • For undergraduates,  graduate students, and their mentors.
  • Student research presentations, career development workshops and social events.
  • Free application and registration.
Full information, including the schedule form our 2016 Symposium and a brochure for the 2017 Sysmposium, are on our website (http://www.gs.emory.edu/STEM). Details of the conference are summarized below.
 
  • A premier research conference for undergraduates interested in learning about PhD, MD/PhD or postbaccalaureate programs; graduate students contemplating postdoctoral training; and the advisors of these students.
  • Two days of shared research presentations, networking and mentoring.
  • Interactions with Emory research faculty mentors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Round table discussion for faculty and program staff attendees with a group of Emory faculty.
Due to the success of the previous symposia and the restricted number of attendees, we expect competition for acceptance to be spirited. Only abstracts that report outcomes/results will be competitive. Up to ten students will be selected from the submitted abstracts to present a platform talk, andtheir advisors will also receive a travel award if necessary. All remaining student participants will be expected to present a poster on their research.
 
Mentors who write letters of reference for their students will be notified by e-mail whether or not the application was successful.   At that time mentors will also receive information about how to register to attend with their students if they wish to do so.   If you have any questions, please e-mail us at stem.symposia@emory.edu. We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Upcoming Pre-Professional Health Workshops

We have some great workshops coming up for students that I wanted to draw your attention to:

Navigating the application process for professional health programs
Each workshop will focus on a specific application process, admission requirements, preparing for standardized tests, utilizing the centralized application services, and financial aid for each profession

Medicine:

  • April 5 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virgina room A, Student commons
  • April 18 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Dental:

  • April 6 | 3:30-4:30pm | Forum room, Student commons
  • April 19 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Pharmacy:

  • April 20 | 6:00-7:00pm | Virginia room A, Student commons

Occupational Therapy:

  • April 26 | 4:00-5:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Physical Therapy:

  • April 26 | 5:00-6:00pm | Forum room, Student commons

Additionally, Career Services is hosting:

Pre-Health Advisory Committee Interview Prep | April 19 | 3:00-4:00pm | Alumni board room, Student commons
Planning on going through the Pre-Health Advisory Committee process?  Attend this workshop to learn how to be successful.

Finally, we have a new event this year:

Is MD/PhD right for me? | April 25 | 6:00-7:00pm |  MCALC Academic Learning Commons 1102
Michael Donnenberg, M.D. is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Research Training at the VCU School of Medicine and director of the VCU MD-PhD program. He is a physician, scientist, educator and administrator. Prior to coming to VCU he directed the MD-PhD program at the University of Maryland. His talk will focus on the physician scientist career path, describing what physician scientists do, how they train for their careers, and what undergraduates should do to decide whether to pursue this path and how to prepare to apply for MD-PhD programs.

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
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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.

Internship Description

The Hatteras Island Ocean Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization searching for interns for the summer of 2017. The Ocean Center runs programs geared towards children and adults that are focused on ecotourism and environmental education. Interns at the Ocean Center will be actively involved with all tasks related to daily operations for the Center. Interns will also help forward the Center’s mission of revitalizing the local economy of Hatteras Village.

Interns should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of running a nonprofit. We are currently looking for interns with backgrounds in:

● Biological Sciences

● Earth Sciences

● Environmental Science/Studies

● Education

● Marketing

● Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Tasks and Responsibilities

● 50% – Run educational programs for children and adults

● 30% – Assist with the daily operations of the Center (greet visitors, give tours of the facilities, and running the cash register at the gift shop, etc….)

● 20% Help maintain the building and property (lawn work, cleaning, equipment and general maintenance).

Qualifications

● Have a passion for ecotourism and environmental education

● Must be outgoing and able to encourage conversations with visitors of all ages

● Excellent oral and written communication

● Student in their Junior year of college or higher preferred

● Current valid CPR/First Aid Certification (or higher) preferred

● GPA of 3.0 or higher

● Able to work several hours outside in summer heat

● Must be comfortable working in and around water and on watercrafts

Living Arrangements

● Free housing (shared living space) is provided

● Interns are responsible for their own living and travel expenses outside of housing arrangement

● Jobs in village outside of working hours are permitted so long as they do not conflict with internship

Other Details

● Internship dates are from May 22nd – August is 11th.

● Internship is 12-weeks long

Other Opportunities

Interns will have the opportunity to volunteer with the National Park Service (NPS) on their Turtle Patrol and Nest Sitting initiatives.

On Turtle Patrol interns will accompany a Park Ranger or seasonal NPS staff member on an off-road vehicle to search for nesting sea turtle tracks, excavate nests, and perform necessary protocols associated with identification and marking of new sea turtle nests on the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

During nest sitting interns will be able to educate and interact with the general public and ensure the safety of new sea turtle hatchlings at nest sites close to their hatching date. Interns will be responsible for raking out a path from the nest to the ocean, preventing visitors or animals from trampling the nest site or “turtle runway,” answering questions, and helping hatchlings to the ocean if problems arise.

How to Apply

If interested in this internship, please email your cover letter and resume to info@hioceancenter.org.

We will contact you within a day or two and let you know that we received your information.

Application deadline is March 15, 2017.

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