Tag Archives: Fall 2018

Pharmaceutical Product Development Open House

Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD), a local major employer of VCU students from the sciences, is hosting an Open House and Information Session with their PPD Labs teams at their Richmond Lab (2244 Dabney Road, Building D, Richmond, VA 23230). The event is on Thursday, November 8th from 4pm – 7pm.
 
This is a phenomenal opportunity for students to learn more about PPD and an opportunity to network. In fact, students attending the Open House are HIGHLY encouraged to bring multiples copies of their resumes to discuss with the lab members at the event. 
PPD is open to new/recent grads and upcoming Dec. grads as well as alumni. PPD also have a great technical training program in place for folks coming out of a BS in the lab sciences, so this is also a great info session for those still a year or two from graduating!

Moreover, PPD are currently hiring for roles in all levels for the bioanalytical labs (BS, MS and PhD + alum are all welcome). Specific skills/majors where we have current openings are in vaccine sciences, immunochemistry, molecular genomics/PCR Sequencing (sr level roles in Molec/PCR as well) and biomarker sciences, so some majors and coursework well aligned are biochemistry, biology, immunology, chemistry, microbiology, cell biology, molecular biology and other related lab science degrees.

Forensic Science Graduate Open House

Have a question about obtaining a Master’s degree in Forensic Science at VCU?

Friday, November 9, 2018
9:00-2:30
University Student Commons Forum Room
907 Floyd Avenue , Richmond, VA

Join the Department of Forensic Science for an Informational Session where you can learn about the graduate program curriculum, the admissions process and the University, meet faculty and current graduate students, and tour the department and our partner agency, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Please RSVP to attend to fos@vcu.edu by 11/7

DOE Scholars Program

Now accepting applications for:

DOE Scholars Program

The DOE Scholars Program introduces students and recent college graduates to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) mission and operations.

Why should I apply?

Being selected as a DOE Scholar offers the following benefits:

  • Stipends starting at $600 per week for undergraduates and $650 per week for graduate students and post graduates during the internship period
  • Limited travel reimbursement to/from assigned location
  • Direct exposure to and participation in projects and activities in DOE mission-relevant research areas
  • Identification of career goals and opportunities
  • Development of professional networks with leading scientists and subject matter experts

Eligibility

  • Be a U.S. citizenship
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate student, or recent graduate of an accredited institution of higher education majoring in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and related areas.
  • Must be pursuing a degree or have received a degree within 5 years of their starting date in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline or have demonstrated interest or experience in a STEM field that supports the DOE mission.

Veterans are encouraged to apply.  DOE Scholars selected by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are given a Veteran’s Preference. Selected veterans will be placed at various federal agencies in Washington, D.C. Veteran candidates who have received a college degree in an appropriate science, technology, engineering or math discipline within ten years of their starting date are eligible for appointments.

How to Apply

Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at

https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-Scholars-2019

Application deadline: December 17, 2018, 5:00 PM EST

For more information: Visit https://orise.orau.gov/doescholars

Questions? doescholars@orau.org

DOE has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage this program.

WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE with Ecosystem Field Studies

AMAZING WINTER-BREAK, 3-CREDIT, FIELD SCIENCE COURSE
with 

Ecosystem Field Studies 
 
An opportunity to apply your classroom & textbook learning  

while immersed in a spectacular & transformative marine educational setting!
Caribbean Ecosystem Field Studies
* Study, snorkel & SCUBA dive on the Caribbean coral reef of Mexico *
    December 27, 2018 – January 16, 2019
  • Gain valuable career skills in hands-on scientific field research
  • Earn 3 undergraduate academic transfer credits over winter-break
  • Join a diverse & exciting group of college students for a marine and coastal
    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, Environmental Studies Program: ENST 391- for 3 undergraduate semester transfer credits
Direct questions to Professor & EcoFS Director, Steve Johnson at steve@EcoFS.org

ScribeAmerica Now Hiring Students/Alumni As Medical Scribes

Our company is currently looking to recruit students to work as Medical 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.

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.

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology

The MMB is a two-year, Professional Science Master’s program that offers a unique blend of science and business, integrated in real-world bioscience industry exposure.  Our campus, located 15 miles from Research Triangle Park, the heart of the biotech industry, is the ideal location to gain exposure to local biotech and pharma companies through industrial case studies, internships, and guest speakers.

The MMB program that trains students to apply scientific methods to solve business-related problems faced by the bioscience industry. We believe that students gain practical experience through this program that enhances their career options. In fact, 98% of students are satisfied with their post graduate career. Overall, respondents indicated satisfaction with their job meaningfulness, security, salary, autonomy, and opportunities for advancement.

Click here to learn about NCSU’s visitation program. Applications are due 10/22.

MEDLIFE x Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October 26th

My name is Shwetha Kochi, and I am the Co-President of MEDLIFE at VCU. We are partnering with The Red Cross in hosting a Blood Drive here at VCU’s Cary St. Gym on Friday, October 26th from 11AM to 5 PM. We are hoping to spread the word throughout as many classes as we can so that students and faculty may come donate blood.
Just a few statistics: More than 4.5 million patients need blood transfusions each year in the U.S. and Canada. By donating blood once, you are helping save three lives. Every 2 seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and less than 38% of the population is eligible to give blood or platelets.

2019 PPIA Junior Summer Institute Application is Now Open

The PPIA Junior Summer Institutes (JSI) are focused on training the next generation of diverse leaders in public policy and international affairs. PPIA JSI is a rigorous seven-week summer program of classes and co-curricular activities promoting the professional and personal development of emerging diverse leaders in public service.  The JSI curriculum is structured to introduce or strengthen skills in economics, statistics, policy analysis, writing, and public speaking. The deadline to apply for summer 2019 is November 19.