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Summer Internships @ Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for students to work as plant community ecology interns, research field supervisors, ornithology technicians, and prescribed burn technicians. Many positions run from June through August, but some technicians will be needed as early as March and some are needed through October. As a research intern or technician, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific seminars, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, ornithology, or related field we encourage you to apply.

We have three large scale projects, along with several smaller scale experiments, that require most of our intern resources throughout the summer. BioCON is one of the large scale experiments where we explore the ways in which plant communities respond to environmental changes such as increased nitrogen deposition, increased atmospheric CO2, decreased biodiversity, altered precipitation patterns, and increased temperatures. Another large scale project is the Big Biodiversity experiment that studies how plant diversity affects the rates, dynamics, and stability of ecological processes at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. There are multiple experiments nested within the Big Biodiversity experiment as well, looking at factors such as irrigation and increased temperatures. The third large scale experiment, FAB, is
looking at tree competition under different diversity levels. This experiment includes approximately 40,000 trees within a 30 acre field that will run for over 100 years. Throughout the summer we maintain and sample these experiments. We also have a couple of technician positions that will involve studying woodpecker behavior, habitat use, and nesting success throughout the spring and summer
season at Cedar Creek.

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is a nine square mile tract of land 35 miles north of the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent’s biological heritage. Cedar Creek is endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate make it ideal for ecosystem studies. To learn more detailed information about experiments, researchers, and the Cedar Creek area please visit our website at www.cedarcreek.umn.edu.

To apply for any of the above intern positions please visit our website, http://z.umn.edu/ccjobs. The deadline for application submission is February 19 th or 26 th (depending on position). For any questions regarding the internships or application please email ccintern@umn.edu.

State and Local Government Career and Internship Fair

Wednesday, October 12
12:00-3:00 pm
University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

Explore careers with local, state, and federal government agencies at our October 12th career fair. More than 30 representatives will visit campus to meet students and alumni interested in internship and full-time opportunities. Agency recruiters are seeking people with diverse skills from all types of education backgrounds, so you should attend regardless of your major.

This event is open to all students and alumni and will be held in the Richmond Salons on the second floor of the University Student Commons.

More information and a complete list of attending organizations is available on our Facebook page.

Presented by VCU Career Services and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Just-in-time Career Fair

Full-time, part-time, and summer jobs at the Just-in-Time Fair

April 6th, 2016
12:00-3:00 pm
Student Commons, Richmond Salons

We invite you to attend the Just-in-Time Career Fair on April 6th in University Student Commons, Richmond Salons. Organizations from around the Richmond region will attend to hire current and graduating students for fill full-time, part-time, and summer opportunities.

List of attending organizations
No pre-registration is required. All students and alumni are welcome.
We strongly encourage you to dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume. For more information, contact us at careers@vcu.edu or at 804-828-1645.

QA Lab Technician Job Opening

Please see a link to a QA Lab Technician position at the Coca Cola bottling plant in Sandston.

https://www.myinterfase.com/vcu_ucc/job_view.aspx?token=C2ebcOErBdu6fXcqN7lIOg%3d%3d

“Suit Yourself” by the VCU Career Services

Need an outfit for an interview? Suit Yourself!

April 4th & 5th
11 am-3 pm
University Career Center, Student Commons 1st floor

If you have an upcoming interview or plan to attend professional event, you should focus on making an amazing first impression, not worrying about what to wear. We’ve got you covered. On April 4th and 5th, we’re holding our first ever Suit Yourself clothing giveaway.

Stop by from 11 am until 3 pm and pick out a free, lightly-used, professional outfit from our selection of tops, suits, pants, skirts, dresses and ties. You don’t have to pre-register and we will have fitting rooms available for you to try on clothing if you wish.

This event is first-come first-served and the limit is one outfit per person.

For more information, call 804-828-1645, email careers@vcu.edu, or visit us on the 1st floor of the Student Commons right next to Chick-fil-A.

Applying for a Federal Job

DeShan King, Senior HR Specialist at the Office of Personnel Management, explains what you need to know to land a job with the federal government.

Tuesday, March 15

​​Interviewing for federal jobs
12:00-1:00 pm
Commons Theater

​​Learn interviewing skills that can increase your chances of success in the interview process with federal hiring agencies.

​​USAJobs open lab hours
2:00-4:00 pm
University Career Center, Student Commons, 1st floor

​​Bring your laptop and learn how to properly set up a USAJobs account for job searching and applications.

Wednesday, March 16

​​How to write a federal resume that gets you noticed
(rescheduled from 2/9)
12:00-1:00pm
Commons Theater

​​Learn how to write a resume that increases your chances of getting your resumes noticed by federal agencies on USAJobs and with agency employment websites.

​​Finding and Applying for Jobs on USAJobs
(rescheduled from 2/9)
4:00 – 5:00 pm
VCU Globe, 1030J

​​Learn tips and tricks for searching for opportunities on USA Jobs and with agencies within the federal government.

Extended Deadline: Green Corps

Extended Application Deadline: March 4th
Click here to request more information about Green Corps

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day. At Green Corps, we believe there are actually plenty of solutions to these problems, but what’s lacking is political will on behalf of decision makers.  That’s why right now, what we really need is more Organizers – people who understand the power of public support and know how to mobilize it.

In Green Corps’ yearlong paid program, you’ll get intensive training in the skills you need to make a difference in the world. You’ll get hands-on experience fighting to solve urgent environmental problems — climate change, deforestation, water pollution, factory farming and many others — with groups like Sierra Club and Food & Water Watch. And when you graduate from Green Corps, we’ll help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.

For more information, read on or visit www.greencorps.org/apply

In your year with Green Corps:

Be trained by the best: Green Corps organizers take part in trainings with leading figures in the environmental and social change movements: people like Adam Ruben, former political director and current board president of MoveOn.org, and Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org.

Learn new skills: Green Corps will teach you to recruit and train activists and volunteers, build coalitions, organize events and gain media coverage, and much more—all of the skills it takes to build public support for our environment.Gain experience across the country: Green Corps sends organizers to jumpstart campaigns for groups such as Food & Water Watch, Corporate Accountability International, and The Wilderness Society, in major cities to small towns across the country.

Make an impact on today’s environmental challenges: A team of Green Corps organizers helped run a publicity campaign that persuaded Kellogg’s Cereal to pressure its supplier of palm oil to stop destroying tropical forests. Other Green Corps organizers have played critical roles in the retirement of over a dozen coal-fired power plants on the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.

Get paid! Green Corps organizers earn a salary of $25,500. We also offer a generous benefits package.

Launch your career: Green Corps will help connect you to environmental and progressive groups that are looking for full-time staff to build their organizations and help them create social change and protect our environment.

The Application Process: In the next few months, we‘ll invite 35 college graduates to join Green Corps in 2016 -2017. We’re looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, people who have taken initiative on their campus or community, and people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and work for change over the long haul.

If you think you’re one of those people, visit www.greencorps.org to apply.

Green Corps’ yearlong program begins in August 2016 with Introductory Classroom Training and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, visit www.greencorps.org or contact Amanda Becker, Recruitment Director of Green Corps at jobs@greencorps.org.

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Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

VCU PREP

VCU-PREP is a post-baccalaureate research program that aims to increase the number of underrepresented PhD students in the US (for example, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, students with disabilities, etc). In the program, students participate in an intensive mentored research experience in an area of biomedical research of their choice, and receive coaching and preparation to take the GRE and apply to PhD programs. Additional program information is included in our brochure on the VCU Center on Health Disparities website at http://www.healthdisparities.vcu.edu/. The on-line application is also available there, under the Research & Training tab under Apply Now.

The applicant must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or US national to be eligible for the VCU-PREP program. Applicants must have earned a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent at the time of enrollment (July 1, 2016), and no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation. An undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is generally expected for VCU-PREP scholars.

The application should include: undergraduate transcripts, 3 letters of recommendation from teachers or research mentors, and a personal statement demonstrating a commitment to a career in biomedical research. The supplementary materials (letters and transcripts) can be sent by email to cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

The deadline to receive your application, transcripts and letters of reference is March 15, 2016.  

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Khiana Meade at cohdtraining@vcuhealth.org.

If you have questions about research in the biomedical sciences at VCU, please contact the VCU-PREP Program Director, Dr. Joyce Lloyd, at joyce.lloyd@vcuhealth.org.

Click here to learn more about PREP

Associate Scientist Wanted

Associate Scientist

Gaithersburg, MD

This position is responsible for conducting bioassays, such as cell-based assays in compliance with Emergent’s quality and regulatory requirements.  The candidate will be required to analyze data and follow good documentation practice.
II: Responsibilites (Include key responsiblities only. This should not be an all encompassing list)
–  Plan and execute experiments, analyze and verify data and procedures with minimal supervision

–  Perform cell culture and prepare laboratory reagents

–  Prepare independently and review study protocol and reports

–  Write standard operating procedures (SOPs)

–  Require good written and verbal communication skills, good team work skills.

–  Contribute to laboratory maintenance activities

–  Train others as needed

–  Ensure compliance with Emergent’s quality and regulatory requirement and Good Documentation Practices

–  Work in both a team environment as well as independently

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned.

III: Education, Experience & Skills
 Bachelors degree in Biology is minimal, an advanced degree in Biology or related field is preferred.  Previous experience performing cell-based assays in a biopharmaceutical product development environment is a plus. The candidate must be proficient with cell culture techniques.  Animal experience is a plus. Must have strong technical, communication (oral, written, listening), and computer (e.g., MS excel) skills. Successful candidate must have a keen attention to detail and an excellent organization ability including working well in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. An awareness of the importance of timelines in an industrial setting is required.

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