Job Opportunity – General Lab Analyst

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The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory at The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio is in need of a student contractor to assist with general laboratory duties and environmental sample analyses. This position will start in May/June 2019 and will be up to full-time during the summer with a potential to continue as part-time into the fall and winter. Main duties include processing environmental samples for indicator bacteria and viruses using basic filtering and plating techniques, preparing media and reagents, and general upkeep and maintenance of lab and equipment.

Students who wish to apply should have a general background knowledge in biology, environmental science, and/or microbiology. Essential skills include ability to keep accurate records, follow established protocol, and the use of common computer software. Compensation is $13.70 per hour if above criteria are met.

Interested students should contact Amie Brady, amgbrady@usgs.gov, 614-430-7760. More Information regarding the position is available.

 

International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

The American Chemical Society is pleased to announce the
23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference &
9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry.

The conference will be held in Reston, Virginia on June 11-13, 2019.

Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

Register now for the lowest rates to the Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference/International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GC&E/GSC-9) which is themed “Closing the Loop” of the chemical life cycle.

You can learn more about and register for the conference online.

Hiring Full Time Jobs at EPA

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program posts job opportunities according to EPA’s Office of Research and Development’s staffing needs. Each opportunity contains detailed descriptions about required skills and degree disciplines, the process for submitting an application, and tasks associated with the job.

Posted openings will typically fill within 30 days. The recruiting cycle is quick so do not hesitate to apply  when you see an opening you’re interested in!

Openings can be found here.

Current listings as of 12/5/2018 include:

CAICE Summer Undergraduate Research Program


The Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE) focuses on improving our understanding of how aerosol particles influences the environment, air quality, and climate. The organization’s diverse team investigates the enormous chemical, biological, and physical variability of airborne particles, with special attention to sea spray. Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and computational tools, including a novel real-world in the laboratory approach to generate aerosols, CAICE is dedicated to researching all aspects of aerosol chemistry, one of the largest current gaps in our understanding of climate change.

Through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program, thoughtful and enthusiastic undergraduate researchers engage in experimental or theoretical CAICE research throughout the US. Top CAICE faculty and researchers are eager to involve you in their mission!

Undergraduate researchers in the program are able to choose from CAICE labs located across the US.

Participants will:

  • conduct exciting hands-on scientific research
  • receive graduate school preparation
  • attend field trips and symposia
  • have opportunities to present their research

Participants in the 8 to 10 week summer program will receive stipends of atleast $5,000 and on-campus housing for the full duration of the program. Travel reimbursements are available.

Undergraduates with an interest in chemistry are encouraged to learn more and apply. Women, students from underrepresented groups, and military veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is February 1st, 2019.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students

Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy

The new Master of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy program (EMAP) at Georgetown University, Washington DC is a joint endeavor between Georgetown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

In this dynamic interdisciplinary program, the first of its kind in the nation, students learn to combine and apply new scientific and technical skills in policymaking settings. Integrated metrology and policymaking core courses prepare students to pursue sequential research-oriented courses and enrich their working knowledge further through electives in economics, government, ethics, and environmental data science. With access to state-of-the-art metrology instruments, students learn by working with leading scientists and policy makers.

The two-year program includes a 10-week program-funded summer internship at NIST and EPA. In addition, the after-work course schedule offers students the possibility of pursuing the program while working full- or part-time.

More information can be found this insightful brochure and on EMAP’s website.

Deadlines for best consideration:
Priority  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . January 15, 2019
U. S. applicants . . . . . . . . . April 1, 2019
Foreign applicants. . . . . . . March 1, 2019

MPA in Environmental Science and Policy

“A unique one-year program that prepares students, committed to environmental protection, for leadership positions in sustainability.”

 

Columbia University’s MPA in Environmental Science and Policy is the only public policy program in the country to anchor the study of sustainability policy and management in basic applied environmental science. In the one-year program, students learn basic applied environmental science, policy analysis, and management. The program emphasizes practical skills and hands-on learning. Graduates join an international network of alumni, who are making a real difference from positions in government, business, and civil society.

There will be an online information session on October 22.

Deadlines to apply:

November 1, 2018 – Early Decision Application Deadline
January 15, 2019 – Fellowship Consideration Deadline
February 15, 2019 – Final Application Deadline

More information can be found on the program’s website, Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.

Masters of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy

The Masters of Science in Environmental Metrology & Policy (EMAP) is a unique joint environmental measurements science (metrology) and policy program between Georgetown University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
This interdisciplinary program offers rigorous classroom learning and rich hands-on real-life research experience in environmental metrology & policy making on how to reliably identify and quantify toxic and hazardous environmental stressors with the state-of-the-art instruments, assess their impacts to human health and ecological risks, and use the best available scientific data to support development of viable environmental policies and laws for the betterment of the world. For more information, see the attached flyer

Semester of Service

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 8th

The Semester of Service Program is a leadership and service program that gives OSU students the opportunity to serve for a semester with a local nonprofit organization. Students are able to experience valuable insight into the function of community service. Requirements of this program are that the student is able to serve at least one volunteer shift (3-5) hours per week at their assigned nonprofit organization. Students must also be able to attend five workshops throughout the spring 2018 semester.

Preferences service focus areas include youth development, environmental stewardship, access to healthy lifestyles, refugee and immigration services, and food insecurity.

The application is available, and more information can be found online.

 

This opportunity has EXPIRED. For similar opportunities, please visit our opportunities page.

Sustainability Internship Opportunity with the Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance

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The Department of Athletics, Business Advancement, Business and Finance is seeking a Sustainability Intern!

The focus of this position is to assist with data collection and project implementation that will move departments toward the University Sustainability Goals. Specific tasks assigned throughout the internship are broken down as follows:

  • 50% Conduct cost benefit analysis on both assigned and self-identified projects, working professionally with both internal and external stakeholders
  • 25% Assist with materials management infrastructure audits, updates, and zero waste events
  • 10% Research best practices for sustainability at universities and other relevant settings
  • 5% Develop and provide training for staff, clients, guests, students, and visitors as needed
  • 10% Other administrative tasks as assigned

Additionally, the department desires interns who meet these qualifications:

  • Enrolled full-time at The Ohio State University at least two (2) semesters per year
  • In good academic standing (at least a 2.0 GPA) in a related major or field
  • Students requiring ENR 4191 are encouraged to apply
  • Interest in sustainability demonstrated by area of study, participation in student organizations, community service or other similar activities
  • Experience coordinating, organizing, and implementing projects, programs and events
  • Strong personal organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks in a team environment, to work independently, and be detail oriented
  • Experience in using computers; knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with internet use; ability to learn new software packages
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to use various modern media tools
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to remain calm and professional under pressure

Other details include:

  • Hours: 15+ weekly during the academic term, 36+ weekly during summer term
  • Location: E114 Fawcett Center
  • Pay: $8.50-9.50 per hour, based on experience
  • Openings: 1
  • Start Date: January 9th, 2017
  • Dress Code: Business Casual

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Graham Oberly at oberly.7@osu.edu by November 16th, 2016 at 5:00PM.