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AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Informational Webinar November 7th

Angela Zito
October 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

Webinar: AAAS Mass Media Fellowship November 7th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time The webinar will provide an overview of the AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship; the experience, the application process, and tips from application reviewers. The Fellowship Director will lead the informational discussion with 2017 Fellowship Alumni providing their insight. 

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship 2018 Application is Available

Angela Zito
October 18, 2017
Posted in Announcements

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship Providing career exploration for over 40 years. 2018 application available October 16 – January 15! The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship places science, engineering, and mathematics students and postdocs at media organizations nationwide. They have worked as reporters, editors, researchers, and production assistants at media outlets that include the Los Angeles Times, WIRED, National Public Radio, National Geographic, and Scientific American.

2018 Presidential Management Fellowship program - great for transitioning to government

Kim Petrie
October 16, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF) is a prestigious leadership development program designed to help advanced degree candidates and advanced degree holders enter a career in the US Federal Government. Selected PMF Finalists are eligible to work in a managerial/ administrative role (not research) at a range of government agencies. PMFs perform valuable service while jump-starting their careers, and get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, formal professional training, and optional rotations to other age

Big Help for Small Talk via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2017

Even more terrifying than an interview may be an informal reception with other professionals! In this seminar, participants will learn the ins and outs of carrying on social conversations with professional contacts and potential employers outside the formal interview setting. We’ll cover some tips on business etiquette, and on making a good impression on people you encounter. Coffee, tea, and pastries provided.

Academic Interview Preparation via the Graduate School

Kate Stuart
October 15, 2017

The special guest will be four faculty members from a wide variety of disciplines who have led or served on search committees. At this workshop, you’ll learn more about phone, Skype and on-campus interviews for academic jobs, including postdoc positions. Come with your questions about how to survive the academic interview—you ask it, we’ll cover it!

Job Opportunity: Research Educator (Assistant Clinical Professor), University of Maryland, College Park

October 12, 2017

The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience (FIRE) is a major initiative at the University of Maryland, College Park. FIRE provides first-year students authentic research experience, broad mentorship and institutional connections that impact academic success, personal resilience and professional development.  The FIRE program is seeking an individual to serve as the Research Educator (formal title: Assistant Clinical Professor) for an innovation and research stream to begin in January 2018.

Job Opportunity: Program Officer, The California Health Care Foundation, Oakland CA

Angela Zito
October 10, 2017

The California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) is hiring a Program Officer to work across the foundation to lead efforts toward assessing and reporting on the effectiveness of the foundation's program and grantmaking activities. CHCF is dedicated to advancing meaningful, measurable improvements in the way the health care delivery system provides care to the people of California, particularly those with low incomes and those whose needs are not well served by the status quo.

Job Opportunity: American Society for Microbiology Headquarter Fellow, Washington DC

Angela Zito
October 9, 2017

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) are partnering to support their upcoming Outbreak! exhibit, which is focused on zoonotic viral diseases and will open in May 2018 to commemorate the 1918 flu pandemic. The core of our partnership will be an ASM Fellow who is detailed to NMNH to develop programming supporting the exhibit (film screenings, game nights, activities within the exhibit, etc.): ASM Public Outreach Fellowship. We are looking for someone with expertise in infectious diseases/virology/zoonoses, as well as experience engaging the public. This is a 12-month,paid position with benefits, and is the perfect stepping stone for someone looking to break into the world of science outreach. 

Science Outreach Specialist, Universities Space Research Association, Moffett Field, CA

Angela Zito
October 6, 2017

USRA is hiring a Science Outreach Specialist to implement science outreach activities designed to increase and enhance the scientific engagement and output of the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This includes developing workshops, presentations, events, newsletters and web-based materials that are uniquely suited to the needs of the astronomical science community. This position is based at NASA AMES Research Center Moffett Field, CA Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Job Opportunity: Associate Dean, MESA and STEM Programs, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA

Angela Zito
October 6, 2017

Napa Valley College is hiring an Associate Dean to support the Math, Engineering, Science Achievement/California Community College Program (MESA/CCCP) and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center Program. MESA is an academic preparation program that assists economically disadvantaged (eligible for financial aid) community college students to succeed in math, science, and engineering so they can transfer to four-year institutions and successfully attain degrees in these fields.

Job Opportunity: Director, Research and Faculty Development Team, University of Idaho

Angela Zito
October 4, 2017

The Director of the Research and Faculty Development Team (RFDT) in the Office of Research & Economic Development (ORED) is responsible for the University of Idaho (UI) proposal, research and faculty development efforts and for the coordination of a team approach to support the UI’s goal to be classified as an R1 research institution by Carnegie Classification.

BOLD Fellows Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018

Angela Zito
October 4, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The BOLD Fellows program helps graduate students from all disciplines design and develop online learning experiences, from building online learning modules to fostering online spaces for their students to interact. Each Fellow works with a faculty member who has identified a teaching “problem” in a particular course, working to develop a potential solution, integrate it into the faculty member’s course, and gather data on its impact on student learning.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, VUMC

Angela Zito
October 4, 2017

Institution/Department: Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA Start date: Immediately Job description: We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow interested in studying the mechanisms and consequences of lipoprotein transport of small RNAs in intercellular communication and systemic homeostasis.

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