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.

The departments of Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience and Quantitative & Computational Biology at Princeton University wants to introduce you to these three summer research experiences within the Natural Sciences.

MOL/QCB Summer

Chemistry Summer

Neurosciences Summer

APPLICATION DEADLINES: February 1st, 2018
APPLICATION MATERIALS:
  • Statement
  • CV or resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcript copy
QUESTIONS??
MOL/QCB Program: surp@princeton.edu
Chemistry Program: surpdc@princeton.edu
Neurosciences Program: ec12@princeton.edu

Amgen Scholars Program

Every year, the Amgen Scholars Program provides 240 selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in a hands-on research experience at many of Europe, USA, and Asia’s premier educational institutions – posted on Trialect . Eligible students enrolled at colleges and universities throughout the world may apply. Stipend, Housing and round-trip travel costs are covered and the amount depends on the host University. Depending up on where you live, you can apply to the following programs:

Amgen Scholars Europe
Amgen Scholars USA
Amgen Scholars Worldwide

Neuroscience Pipeline Program: Undergraduate Summer Research Experience

The Washington University in St. Louis Neuroscience Pipeline program prepares undergraduates from diverse backgrounds for neuroscience PhD programs.  We combine outstanding research training, a rigorous curriculum and an empowering support system that allows participants to thrive on their path to graduate school and beyond. With support from the NIH BP-ENDURE Program and Washington University, accepted students are funded for up to two summers. Overall, the program embeds students in a network of neuroscientists and enhances the success and persistence of trainees.

Benefits

  • Up to two summers of cutting-edge research.
  • $5000 stipend per summer.
  • Free housing and travel to and from the program.
  • Academic and professional development workshops.
  • GRE (or MCAT) prep course.
  • Attend up to two scientific conferences annually.
  • Individualized advising and mentoring.

Eligibility

A strong candidate is:

  • Interested in research and pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in a neuroscience-related field.
  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate.
  • A US citizen or permanent resident.
  • From an underrepresented group (e.g. racial or ethnic minorities, students with disabilities, from a low-income household and first-generation college students).

Program Dates

  • May 29, 2018 – August 4, 2018

Applications Due: February 1, 2018

Apply: endure.wustl.edu

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program – University of Pennsylvania

Paid Summer Internships in Health Services Research

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid summer internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

LDI is one of the country’s largest health services research centers coordinating the work of more than 200 senior fellows investigating the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

The LDI Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program pairs students with senior fellows to work on real research projects throughout the three-month duration of the course.  Those mentors are also faculty members at Penn Medicine, The Wharton School, Penn Nursing, Penn Dental and CHildren’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

A committee of Penn faculty selects each year’s SUMR scholars from the highly competitive applicant pool.

Eligibility

Program participants should have an interest in health care and strong quantitative skills.  Prospective participants do not have to make a commitment in advance to attend graduate school in order to be accepted into the program, but an academic or research career should be something they might consider.

What Do SUMR Scholars Do?

  • Work with Penn faculty mentors on one or two health services research projects of the student’s choice
  • Gain practical advice about graduate school opportunities and assistance with the graduate school application process, including a GRE prep program
  • Attend weekly lunch meetings with Penn faculty to discuss their projects and learn more about the broad range of health services research in which Penn faculty are engaged
  • Present a final presentation on mentored health services research project(s) at the SUMR Research Symposium
  • Attend the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting as a group, all expenses paid
  • Take part in various extracurricular activities/social functions sponsored by the SUMR program

To Apply

Visit the SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application
Deadline February 1

For More Information

Contact the Program Director, Joanne Levy, MBA, at levyj@wharton.upenn.edu

Announcing the Lafayette Frederick Underrepresented Minorities Scholarship

The Association of Southeastern Biologists (ASB) Committee on Human Diversity is pleased to announce the inaugural offering of this prestigious scholarship named for long-time member, Past President, and John Herr Lifetime Achievement Awardee Dr. Lafayette Frederick.

At this time, the award is intended to support one outstanding undergraduate student to attend the annual ASB meeting, receiving mentoring onsite from a faculty member in a discipline related to the interests of the student, and attending many networking opportunities such as the Plenary Social, the Diversity Luncheon, the Thursday Night Social, and the Friday Night Banquet. This scholarship ($1200) is intended to cover society membership and meeting registration (including the ticketed events mentioned above), as well as travel and lodging.

Download the full announcement here, and contact Dr. Loretta Ovueraye or Dr. Alfredo Leon, Committee Co-Chairs, regarding submissions. Deadline for receipt of applications is 16 February 2018.

If you would like to donate funds in support of this award so that we may be able to expand the number of students supported in future years, please contact me directly.

Amgen Scholars Program

Now approaching its twelfth summer, the Amgen Scholars Program continues to offer undergraduates the opportunity to collaborate with faculty at top institutions on cutting-edge scientific research at ten renowned U.S. host institutions.
Applications for the 2018 U.S. Amgen Scholars Program are now online.  Note that applicants do not need to currently attend one of the host institutions to participate. In fact, Amgen Scholars have represented over 680 colleges and universities to date.
We hope you will pass this information on to your undergraduates before the application close date of February 1, 2018 (February 15 for the California Institute of Technology). Eligibility requirements, as well as site-specific programming information, is available via amgenscholars.com.  Additionally, I invite you to circulate the attached items:
Learn more about our program alumni in science and medicine by reading Ten to Watch.

NIH Training Opportunities

The Office of Intramural Training and Education (OITE) extends a warm greeting and hope that all of you are having a productive fall term. The OITE offers a variety of training opportunities and valuable career development to NIH trainees. We encourage you to explore the program opportunities mentioned below.

Students seeking a comprehensive summer research experience should explore the NIH Summer Internship Program (SIP). SIP welcomes eligible college, graduate, and professional students to spend eight to ten weeks conducting biomedical research with NIH investigators. SIP includes the following subprograms run by the OITE: The Community College Summer Enrichment Program(CCSEP) for community college students; the College Summer Opportunities to Advance Research Program (C-SOAR) and the AMGEN Scholars at NIH Program forstudents at four-year universities; the Graduate Summer Opportunities to Advance Research Program G-SOARfor grad students. The SIP application is currently open through mid-March. To gain more information about the application process, please view this video.

The Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The UGSP offers up to $20K in scholarship support, paid research training during the summer and after graduation. To determine if you meet the financial need eligibility guidelines, the UGSP encourages all applicants to complete the Exceptional Financial Need (EFN) form and submit it to your financial aid office. Please watch this video for additional application information.

The Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) is a biomedical research program that enables eligible recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional school to spend one or two years working with investigators at the NIH. It’s designed to provide recent college graduates with a research experience and valuable career development seminars and workshops. Before preparing your application, please watch this video for instructions. The application is always open and we suggest you submit your application at least six to eight months before graduation.

For graduating undergraduate students who are specifically interested in a postbac experience focused on health disparities, you should consider applying to the NIH Academy. The NIH Academy offers trainees the opportunity to learn about health disparities, enhance their knowledge of gaps in health outcomes, and investigate what is being done to address health disparity issues. The application for the NIH Academy becomes available in May. Another opportunity is the NIH Academy Enrichment Program, this program provides one year of Postbac IRTA funding while participating in the NIH Academy and other career and professional development activities.   **NEW THIS YEAR- The NIH Academy Enrichment Program application will be available starting in late January.

Bridges to the Doctorate

Application for Fall 2018 admission due January 1

The Bridges to the Doctorate (B2D) Program aims to increase representation of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences at the doctoral level.

  • B2D scholars will complete their MS degree in a laboratory at Towson University and ultimately enroll in a biomedical doctoral program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) or elsewhere.
  • In partnership with UMSOM, B2D scholars will participate in professional development and research skills building activities. Activities include research seminars, workshops, a 4-week rotation in a UMSOM lab, doctoral-level coursework, and GRE test prep.
  • The B2D program provides the educational and financial support to ensure a successful transition to a biomedical Ph.D. program.
  • While enrolled at TU, B2D students are provided a tuition waiver, salary, and funding to travel to research conferences.

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