EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards competition is now open!
Application Deadline: January 30, 2019 11:59 pm EST
The Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Research Participation Program is designed to provide opportunities for students, postgraduates, established scientists and faculty to participate in programs, projects, and activities that support the mission of the EERE. Participants will hold appointments at DOE-EERE Headquarters, EERE field offices, and other EERE-approved sites. Participants will receive hands-on experience that provides them with an understanding of the mission, operations, and culture of EERE.
The EERE Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) Postdoctoral Research Awards are intended to be an avenue for significant energy efficiency and renewable energy innovation. The EERE Postdoctoral Research Awards are designed to engage early career postdoctoral recipients in research that will provide them opportunities to understand the mission and research needs of EERE and make advances in research topics of importance to EERE Programs. Research Awards will be provided to exceptional applicants interested in pursuing applied research to address topics listed by the EERE Programs sponsoring the Research Awards.
Applicants may submit one research proposal on one research topic. Proposals must be approved by the research mentor listed in the application. Research topic areas include:
Participant Benefits: Participants will receive a yearly stipend of $65,000. EERE will authorize a stipend increase to offset the costs of health insurance. Participants are eligible to purchase the health insurance plan offered through ORISE. A relocation allowance may be provided for participants relocating to the hosting facility. Participants will receive a $10,000 allowance for education and/or scientific activities as approved by EERE. Additionally, the mentor will receive a $5,000 allowance to support the participant during the appointment.
Appointment Location: Varies based on research facility site selected by applicant
Nature of Appointment: The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOE, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit: https://www.energy.gov/eere/education/eere-postdoctoral-research-awards
Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research, that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The appointment period is full-time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 28, 2019. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE, or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits paid.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering (Bioengineering, Biomedical, Chemical, and Engineering Sciences), Nanotechnology, and Computer Science (Scientific Computing and Informatics). Other eligible areas of study include Life Health and Medical Sciences, and Other Physical Sciences.
How to Apply
A complete application consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to FDArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2019-0116).
Job no: 545276
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Packaging 10002634
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Non-Union
The School of Packaging (www.packaging.msu.edu) in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking qualified applicants for an Assistant Professor position. This is a tenure-stream position with a research/teaching/service (45%/45%/10%) assignment and can begin as early as August 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded research program with a focus on ensuring package integrity, product quality and waste reduction during distribution. Potential topics of interest include: compression, shock, fragility, vibration, environmental factors (altitude, temperature , static electricity) and performance testing of package systems.
Packaging is an interdisciplinary field integrating science, engineering, technology and value chain management to protect and identify products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It encompasses the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging is a system integral to the value chain that impacts product quality, user satisfaction, distribution efficiencies, and safety.
Responsibilities: The individual will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in packaging distribution and dynamics. The holistic value of a packaging system involves trade-offs between a series of competing values including the cost and efficiency of distribution and information/inventory management. Beyond physical protection during distribution and resource optimization, research could include distribution of packaged goods with drones, distribution in outer space, disaster relief situations, military distribution, and use of big data as related to distribution. Research should employ basic and applied sciences while addressing the issues and opportunities inherent in the changing packaging distribution field. MSU encourages interdisciplinary collaboration. Potential cross-university collaboration represents a unique research opportunity that is not available elsewhere, with other renowned programs such as Supply Chain Management, the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, and the College of Engineering. Research support facilities available include the Institute for Cyber-Enabled Research (iCER), home to MSU’s High Performance Computing Center (HPCC), the Center for Railway Research and Education, the Composite Materials and Structures Center among others, in addition to available facilities within the School of Packaging.
The successful candidate will provide leadership in research on interactions between packaged products and the physical environment by developing an innovative research program, securing competitive external grant funding, publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, providing leadership and service in professional and scientific associations, and establishing strong ties with the private sector. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate interest and promise of excellence in teaching. The initial teaching assignment will be two courses per year at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. This position will play a key role in the new Value Chain concentration in the School of Packaging undergraduate curriculum. Students who graduate from this track will be able to direct the packaging function in various types of distribution and supply chain jobs. They will be able to understand the trade-offs involved in distribution systems. This position is a key part of an initiative aimed at improving the efficiency of packaging distribution systems.
Doctorate -Packaging, Mechanical, Civil or Material
Candidates must have the following qualifications: a) a doctoral degree in Packaging, Mechanical, Civil or Material Science Engineering, or a closely related field; b) a record that indicates the potential for success in a research intensive environment.
The strongest candidates should preferably have: a) experience with applying principles of engineering to packaging and/or the distribution environment, b) industry experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of the current and emerging needs of industry, c) a record of competitive grant funding, and d) experience with system modeling and novel distribution systems.
Qualified applicants should submit online:
Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Rafael Auras, Search Committee Chair, School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824-1325. Telephone 517-432-3254, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As the premier Land Grant University, MSU has strong interrelated programs across the spectrum of food, health, and sustainability and is committed to linking food, environment, and human health. The School of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research. As the only U.S. university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. Our community of scholars is poised for significant growth and a commitment to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We are seeking a colleague who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments across the University.
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion.
MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of approximately 450,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/. Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at http://worklife.msu.edu/.
Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.
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UCAT will be hosting an event this Tuesday, November 27th geared toward the Graduate Students here at OSU. Below are the event’s details:
Where: Barbie Tootle Room, Ohio Union
Description: “Are you curious about the value and reliability of different types of student feedback? We will explore strategies for obtaining and interpreting student feedback, including the SEIs and beyond.”
There’s still time to register HERE but spots are limited. We hope to see you there!
One postdoctoral position is available within SomaGenics R&D group in the area of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).
We are a small and dynamic research group building on our low-bias RealSeq® technology platform for RNA and DNA sequencing kits. We are seeking a creative, motivated, and well-organized postdoctoral researcher to participate in NIH-funded research projects. Successful postdocs may be invited to move into a regular staff scientist position if available. Salary depends on the qualification.
The ideal candidate has a recent PhD and a strong background in NGS, RNA biochemistry, and bioinformatic analysis of sequencing results. Experience in single-cell analysis or biofluids profiling is a plus.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and attention to detail are essential for this position.
We are a small, RNA-focused biotech company that is developing RNA detection technology (sequencing, quantitative PCR) and RNA-based therapeutics
2161 Delaware Avenue Santa Cruz, California 95060, United States
Interested candidates can apply on Handshake until November 30th: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1893796
Postdoctoral fellow and Assistant Staff Scientist positions are available in Dr. Wan Hee Yoon’s lab, in Functional & Chemical Genomics Research Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Yoon lab studies questions at the intersection between metabolism and human neurological diseases. We are taking a combination of Drosophila genetics, biochemical, and genomic approaches as well as patient-derived iPSC study. Our group is situated within collaborative functional genomics and mitochondria biology communities and is a member of the rapidly growing Functional and Chemical Genomics Program at the OMRF.
Please see some of our recent publications listed below for more information: Neuron. 2017; 93(1): 115-131; Am J Hum Genet. 2018; 102 (3): 494-504; Am J Hum Genet. 2016; 99(4): 831-845
Ph.D. in a biological science, chemistry, physics or other relevant area, M.D., or equivalent.
Researchers with strong interest in metabolism, mitochondria biology and neurological diseases are welcome to apply.
Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued though not required:
– Drosophila genetics
– Human iPSC
– Developmental biology
Please email your application to WanHee-Yoon@omrf.org with:
– A cover letter describing your past training, research interest and career goals
– A detailed CV
– Contact information of references
OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (OMRF)
Founded in 1946, the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected nonprofit biomedical research institutes. Located in Oklahoma City, OMRF fosters a worldwide reputation for excellence by following an innovative cross-disciplinary approach to medical research. OMRF scientists are dedicated to understanding and developing more effective treatments for human disease, focusing on such critical research areas as heart disease, cancer, lupus and Alzheimer’s disease. With more than 700 U.S. and international patents, OMRF ranks among the nation’s leaders in patents per scientist.
All graduate students have been automatically enrolled in the employee training for sexual misconduct prevention, “Report = Support: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct.”
Student who conduct research in a lab within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are being required to complete this course by Friday, November 30th.
Report = Support is now available for you to complete in BuckeyeLearn, and will be required annually for all faculty, staff and student employees.
The Department of Chemistry at Cleveland State University invites applications for a tenure-track, full-time faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in Synthetic Organic Chemistry starting August 20, 2019. The Department of Chemistry offers B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, a M.S. degree in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. degree in Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry, which is jointly administered with the Cleveland Clinic. The Ph.D. program in Clinical Chemistry accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field; post-doctoral or equivalent research experience in qualifying fields.
Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or a closely related area. A record of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals, experience/success in obtaining grants; good communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to contribute through teaching and/or service to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community; potential to collaborate with PIs in the department, university, and community partnerships at the Cleveland Clinic/CWRU. Potential for success in obtaining external funding; and documented teaching experience/excellence in teaching undergraduate chemistry courses and graduate courses in organic chemistry. For information about the Chemistry Department, visit the web site at http://www.csuohio.edu/sciences/dept/chemistry/
Duties: The faculty member hired is expected to establish an independent, externally-funded research program; supervise graduate and undergraduate research; teach undergraduate chemistry and graduate courses in organic chemistry; enrich the research components of the doctoral clinical chemistry program; and provide departmental and university service.
Applications will be exclusively accepted online through the CSU Human Resources website at https://hrjobs.csuohio.edu/postings/9936. Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of research plans, and description of the applicant’s teaching interests and qualifications. During the online application process, the applicant will be asked to provide names and contact information (including an email address) for three referees, each of whom will be asked to upload a letter using a link that will be emailed to him or her. Applicants and referees are requested to include the applicant’s surname in all submitted PDF files. Review of applications will commence on January 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to Dr. Bin Su, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
CSU offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and competitive start up fund package. Hiring is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Any offer of employment is contingent on the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a PhD) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check. It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disable status, or genetic information.
Scientific Thinkers is currently in need of volunteers for our annual Science Day event at Innis Elementary School, held on Reading Day, December 6th! This will be a day full of various science stations in which our volunteers are able to teach fun lessons to students grades 1-5!
There are two shifts available: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1 pm – 3:00 pm (Arrive at the school at least 30 minutes before your shift starts for setting up). Innis Elementary School is located at 3399 Kohr Blvd, Columbus, OH 43224. It is about a 15-20 minute drive from OSU campus and we will be setting up carpools for the event.
Sign up with this link: https://goo.gl/forms/O0QKNdCUO54hnRl02
We are looking for a minimum of 50 volunteers to commit to one or both shifts, so feel free to share this with anyone else who may be interested.
This a great way to give back to the community and is a fun experience for everyone involved! You are welcome to share this friends and organizations that might be interested!