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VCU BEST – Science Student Workshops

GAINING RESEARCH EXPERIENCE AT VCU AND BEYOND
January 30, 4:00-5:30pm
GLOBE 1030J
Want to gain hands-on experience in research, but are not entirely sure on how to go about getting involved in research? Come hear Herb Hill, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and Dr. Sarah Golding, Director of Undergraduate Research for Biology on best practices on gaining research experience her at VCU and beyond. All majors and all students are welcomed!

OVERCOMING IMPOSTER SYNDROME
February 10, 3:30-4:30pm
University Student Commons, Virginia Rooms CD
Have you ever felt like an imposter? Like someone is going to find out you really don’t belong in science? You are not alone. Dr. Michael Southam-Gerow, VCU Psychology professor, is an expert on imposter syndrome. This is a well researched phenomenon where high-achieving individuals (like you!) suffer from an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as “fraud”. Dr. Southam-Gerow is highly entertaining and will give you all some great tips on how to internalize how awesome you are!

PICKING A POST-DOC
February 3, 2017, 3:30-4:30pm
Larrick Student Center, Jackson Ward A
This workshop is geared toward doctoral students.
If you are a doctoral student, you know a postdoctoral position is likely your next step following graduation, but do you know how to choose a post-doc that will help you accomplish your career goals? Do you know what you want from a post-doc, or how to find one? Through a panel discussion, learn from Dr. John Ryan, Associate Vice President for Research Development and head of the office of Postdoctoral Scholars at VCU, as well as a number of successful post-docs about what you need to do to pick the best post-doc for you.

FEDERAL RESUME WRITING
February 22, 4:00-5:30 pm
VCU Globe Building, 1030J
Have you ever applied for a job with the Federal Government with your college resume? Chances are, your application was booted out the system and rejected before it reached the desk of a hiring manager. Come hear from a spokesperson from the Office of Personnel Management, an agency of the U.S. government that manages the civil service of the government, on how a Federal Resume is different than your typical college resume and leave with resources and the knowledge on how to market yourself to be the best candidate for a federal job.

PREPARING FOR THE JOB MARKET
March 1, 12:00-1:00pm
McGlothlin Medical Education Center 8-101
Hosted by Office of Student Experience, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences.
Your resume/CV and cover letter are the keys to landing an interview, but it’s the interview that has the power to land you that job. Learn tips for making your resume and cover letter stand out, and practice key interview questions so you are prepared when the decision is on the line! (For anyone.)

TECHNICAL INTERVIEWING
March 15, 4:00-5:30 pm
VCU Globe Building, 1030J
With the technology boom in recent years, the Technical Interview is starting to become the norm in certain fields. Learn what a technical interview is, how it differs from your traditional interview, learn best practices on how to succeed and nail the interview, and network with a recent alum from VCU as they share their experiences with technical interviews and lead an interactive workshop.

UNDERSTANDING F31S
March 24, 3:30-4:30 pm
Sanger 6-032
This workshop is geared toward doctoral students.
Dr. Joyce Lloyd and Dr. Michael Miles from the School of Medicine offer advice to predoctoral students interested in applying for F31 training grants, which intend to support students to develop into a productive, independent research scientists while conducting dissertation research. Dr. Miles has successfully mentored F31 recipients, and Dr. Lloyd serves to review F31 proposals.

SHOULD I GO TO GRADUATE SCHOOL IN THE SCIENCES?
April 14, 4:00-5:30 pm
Globe 1030J
Interested in graduate school, but don’t know what it is really like? Has your career path changed and you are now considering continuing your education? Come here from current VCU graduate students on tips and advice on how to prepare, what to expect, and how to excel and succeed in graduate school aimed for the sciences. All are welcomed!

THE BENCH & BEYOND: CAREER SYMPOSIUM
May 19, 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Hunton Student Center
This workshop is geared toward graduate students and post-docs.
Scientists speaking about their diverse career paths in industry, government, nonprofit and education. Opportunities to network with successful scientists and learn about non-academic career paths. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the sciences should attend. Registration required.

Diversity in Scholars Research Week

February 13 – 16

The Diversity Scholars in Research Week celebrates the diversity of scholarship among our undergraduate, graduate, and professional students as well as showcasing the passion and intensity they invest in their scholarship/research.  There will be a week of activities including an exhibition, panel discussion, workshops, luncheon, keynote speaker, and networking opportunities — please come and support the amazing diversity of scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University.

For more information or to register for events, please visit http://www.omsa.vcu.edu or call 804-828-6672

Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP)

If you are interested in a summer research opportunity, the application for the University of Virginia’s Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP) is currently open, with a deadline of February 1st
SRIP is a ten week residential summer program that combines an immersive research experience with a number of professional development activities and a communication workshop series. The program considers applications from students who will have just completed their undergraduate studies, as well as those who are earlier in their undergraduate career. It is a perfect opportunity to explore the highly collegial research and training environment here at UVA, while completing a high-quality summer research project under the direct mentorship of one of our program faculty. Our program is supported by several grants from the National Institutes of Health, providing research opportunities focused on cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disorders and cancer, though we offer opportunities in other disciplines as well. More information about this program, as well as the link to our application, can be found here:
Before Spring semester classes start to consume all of your attention, please consider making plans for the summer!

TECBio Program

We are pleased to announce the 8th summer for our REU program in computational biology.

More information and a PDF of our 2017 program flyer can be found at our website – www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.

Application Deadline:  February 13, 2017

Program Dates:  May 22 – July 28, 2017

Student Support:  $5500 stipend, housing*, and travel
*housing not guaranteed for Pitt students

We would also be most grateful if you would be willing to pass this information on to your colleagues who might know of students that would benefit from our program.

Thank you again for your support.

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Summer Internship Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in projects at federal research facilities located across the country focused on helping DNDO meet its mission of “implementing domestic nuclear detection efforts for a managed and coordinated response to radiological and nuclear threats, as well as integration of federal nuclear forensics programs.” This program will prepare a diverse, highly talented, educated, and skilled pool of scientists and engineers to address issues related to national security and nuclear detection and to enhance the future scientific and technical workforce to be both knowledgeable and trained in fields of specific interest to DNDO.

Undergraduate students receive a stipend of $600 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Graduate students receive a stipend of $700 per week for ten weeks plus travel expenses.

Research experiences are offered at: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley, CA) ● Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA) ● Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM) ● National Security Technologies – Remote Sensing Laboratory (Los Vegas, NV and Andrews AFB, MD) ● Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Richland, WA)

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, environmental science, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Application deadline: January 25, 2017, at 11:59 PM EST

How to Apply: Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/2828

Program Information: Detailed information about the internships can be found at http://orau.gov/dndo/

For questions please email us at dhsed@orau.org.

Education Internship – Mote Marine Laboratory

Mote offers a variety of internship opportunities for undergraduate/graduate students and recent college graduates interested in a career in the ocean sciences. Mote internships are designed to inspire students with a life-long appreciation and commitment to the conservation and sustainability of our oceans by providing unique, hands-on opportunities to conduct ocean science research, education or support services under the mentorship of Mote scientists, educators, animal care specialists and other professionals. The experience gained through Mote internships should provide both the knowledge and experience base to prepare the intern for entry level employment within related fields.

Spring application deadline has been extended from December 1st.

For specific job duties and responsibilities related to internships, please visithttps://mote.org/research/internships.
To apply for an internship, please visit www.mote.fluidreview.com
For questions, email intern@mote.org

REU in Nanotechnology

Explore the field of nanotechnology at Northwestern University (NU) – it’s the best summer job you’ll ever have!

Participants in the 8-week NU-REU Program will:

  • Work full-time on a nanotechnology research project
  • Have access to world-class equipment and facilities
  • Enjoy research seminars and field trips
  • Enhance public speaking and technical writing skills
  • Participate in team events like the summer picnic, and explore Chicago

REU participants come from small and large schools, across the country.  They receive a $4,200 stipend, plus round-trip airfare and dormitory housing.

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • majoring in engineering or the sciences
  • have at least one year left to complete your undergraduate degree

The application deadline is February 13, 2017.  Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information or to download an application visit: http://www.iinano.org/reu

or contact Margaret Connolly at (847) 467-4862 or email m-connolly@northwestern.edu.

This program is sponsored by the NSF.

New PhD Program in Oral Health Research seeking students

See links for pdf announcements and message below about new Ph.D. program in the VCU School of Dentistry.

VCU OHR PhD
Oral Health Research PhD

The School of Dentistry is accepting applications for Fall entry into our new Ph.D. program. Students will be based at the Philips Institute for Oral Health Research in the School of Dentistry. Our research themes are
· Cancer
· Infection and immunity of the host microbiome interaction
· Tissue engineering, stem cells and new materials

Well-qualified applicants will receive an offer of financial support which will includes a stipend commensurate with NIH guidelines and the payment of all applicable tuition and fees on behalf of the student.

We are actively seeking applicants from VCU. Should you know of any students who may be interested in graduate research in one of these areas please share the attachments with them which include a little more information on the program or ask them to contact me at oloughran@vcu.edu.

Regards

Oonagh Loughran PhD
Associate Professor
School of Dentistry
Virginia Commonwealth University
oloughran@vcu.edu
www.dentistry.vcu.edu/

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.

REU: Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech’s Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute is offering the following Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):

May 24 – August 10, 2016

Planned Area of Research: Polymers for Performance in Emerging FEWS Technology

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