RAND Summer Associate Internship for PhD Students, 12/4/2019 Application Deadline

The RAND Corporation is currently recruiting for our 2020 Summer Associate research internship for PhD students. Please share the information below with PhD students who may be interested in a paid summer internship that provides experience with policy research at a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution.

RAND Summer Associate Paid Internship

RAND provides a unique opportunity for graduate students to apply their research skills to important, policy-relevant research projects. Available positions encompass a wide variety of policy-relevant substantive areas (e.g., education, health, justice policy, labor, national security, etc.) and methodological skills (e.g., quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, machine learning, etc.).

Summer Associates are mentored by an experienced researcher and typically work in an interdisciplinary team. Students work at one of four U.S. offices full-time for a 12-week period and receive a bi-weekly paycheck.

Application Information

Application Deadline: December 4, 2019

Locations: Positions are available at RAND’s major U.S. offices:
Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Boston, MA.

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About RAND

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND’s research and analysis address issues that impact people everywhere, including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

Our research is sponsored by government agencies, international organizations, and foundations. We rely on philanthropic support to pursue visionary ideas; address critical problems that are under-researched; and devise innovative approaches for solving acute, complex, or provocative policy challenges. RAND values objectivity and integrity in both its research processes and internal interactions. We emphasize a collegial environment that respects the contributions and dignity of all staff.

Pathways to Science – Funding Opportunities

Search paid summer research programs for graduate students, travel grants, and fellowships – many deadlines fast approaching!

https://pathwaystoscience.org/Grad.aspx

Also, search our postdoc positions and view tips on applying for postdoc positions, here: https://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx

Please also forward this message to other students who could benefit from this information!

Best of luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

Sincerely,

Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor

The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

https://www.PathwaysToScience.org

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The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. We design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities. The Institute for Broadening Participation is a 501(c)(3) organization, tax ID #20-1891162. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Internship and Research Associate Positions Available

Life Science Graduate Internship (10 week program):

https://osu.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3288622?ref=16-dashboard

or direct company link to position:

https://jobs.vibrantm.com/emd/job/Burlington-Life-Science-Graduate-Internship-Program-Data-Analysis%2C-Technical-or-Business-Strategy-Roles-VT-01803/566303501/

 

Research Associate (Masters in CHM/BCHM)

https://jobs.vibrantm.com/emd/job/Springfield-Research-Associate%2C-Life-Sciences-MA-01107/568669901/

 

Start Date: June 1, 2020 through August 7, 2020

Location: Burlington, MA or Bedford, MA

Must be authorized to work in the US

2020 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

Location                                                          

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS)

Atlanta, GA (Chamblee Campus)


Organizational Mission                                  

DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection,

diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn,

selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate

detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. In these areas,

the laboratory has been in the vanguard of efforts to improve people’s health across the nation and around the world.

 

Projects                                                           

Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or

urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.

Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information: https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/dls/). They will gain hands-on experience using

state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables summer fellows to gain practical experience in

applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.

 

Qualifications                                                  

Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

 

Program Dates and Stipend                         

Dates: May 21st – July 31st, 2020

Stipend: approximately $2,900 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,600 for full-time graduate student fellows. Housing is available, but fellows are responsible

for housing costs.

 

How to Apply                                                  

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

  • Apply on-line at: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DLS-2020-0015
  • ORISE Posting Number: CDC-DLS-2020-0015
  • Using the link above, submit the following required items: resume/CV, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a completed application
  • Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered

 

Application Deadline                                     

January 10, 2020

Selections will be made by February 28th.

 

For Further Information                                

Email: DLSsummerORISE@cdc.gov

 

Pizza Lunch with CGS Delegates

Kye, Maddie and I (Ashweta) are representatives for the Chemistry department at the Council of Graduate Students (CGS). We are holding two pizza lunch events next week and invite all Chemistry graduate students to come!

19th Nov (Tuesday) in CBEC 267, 12-1.30 pm

21st Nov (Thursday) in BioSci 684, 12-1.30 pm

Please RSVP by 11/16 so that we can order enough food, by clicking here : https://forms.gle/LhNnHEaSGoCW2yraA

Why are we doing this?

CGS is the organization at OSU that advocates for graduate student protections, resources, and rights. Each department has delegates who represent YOU. We are your university and department voice! Some issues CGS is working on – establishing a grad student emergency fund, increasing mental health resources available to graduate students and providing affordable housing for graduate students.

This is an informal pizza lunch  – come talk to us about what we do, opportunities and funding available from CGS (such as the Ray Travel Award) or any issues you want addressed as a grad student.

We hope to see you there!

Please contact us if you have questions : Sahni.16,  Stachowski.7 and Lomax-vogt.2

Faculty Search in Synthetic Organic Chemistry at Stony Brook University – AcademicJobsOnline (posting ID#15121)

The Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University is conducting a search for a faculty member at the Assistant/Associate rank with expertise in synthetic organic chemistry and with a strong interest in the development of radiotracers for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging.

Stony Brook has established itself as a major teaching and research university. We have an outstanding faculty, a modern campus and state-of-the-art facilities for research.  In particular, there has been a major investment in the facilities and instrumentation for PET imaging including the installation of a Siemens Biograph mMR human MR-PET scanner, human and preclinical PET/CT scanners, and construction of a GMP radiotracer synthesis lab for labeling with PET nuclides such as fluorine-18, and the construction of the Medical and Research Translation building, which is a focal point for translational research and bioimaging, and that houses a cyclotron and radiotracer synthesis facility.  Support for cross-campus collaborative research is underpinned by the Institute for Chemical Biology & Drug Discovery (ICB&DD), the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology, and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science (IACS), while the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program and an NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) Award provide an additional level of connectivity between chemistry and departments across campus both within the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the School of Medicine.  Faculty in the department are also members of two DOE-funded Energy Frontier Research Centers.  Stony Brook University is close to Brookhaven National Lab which operates the National Synchrotron Light Source II, and Stony Brook Medicine recently affiliated with the Mount Sinai Health System, providing new opportunities for collaborative science.

Stony Brook is located 60 miles east of New York City.  The climate is mild and local public schools are excellent.  The Stony Brook area is developing into a major high technology area of small business firms and offers numerous employment opportunities.  Located along the northern shores of Long Island, the Stony Brook area is a desirable place to live.

As part of our continuous commitment to research excellence and expansion, generous start-up funds, competitive salary, modern laboratory space and substantial resources are available.  Enclosed is a copy of the position advertisement.  We would greatly appreciate if you could forward this announcement to individuals that you feel appropriate for this opportunity.  Review of applications will begin in Fall 2019 and continue until the position is filled.  Applications and letters of recommendation can be submitted electronically via AcademicJobsOnline (15121).

OUAB Grad/Prof Weekly News: Upcoming Opportunities

 

Of Note:

Professional Development: Exploring Industry Consulting Careers

Wednesday, November 20th

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

E100 Scott Lab

With the Research Institute Trainee Association at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, OUAB Grad/Prof is excited to announce a workshop with Management Consulted, a company dedicated to be a resource on all things consulting, including resumes, interviews, case studies, and finding management consulting jobs.

Topics that will be covered during this event:

  • Overview of the consulting industry (different firms, types of consulting, etc.)
  • Overview of consulting lifestyle (What are you really getting yourself into?)
  • Networking for Consulting 

You can register for this event here.

Professional Development: How to Succeed as a Mentor

Tuesday, November 12th

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room- 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Graduate and professional students are in a unique position in which they may have mentors critical to their success and may also serve as mentors to other graduate and professional students or undergraduate students. Sometimes you may find yourself in the position as a mentor because someone picked you as their mentor. Even if you are not yet a mentor, you will likely have the opportunity in the future. Learning how to be a successful mentor now will also help you navigate the relationship with your current or future mentors. Join OUAB Grad/Prof for a workshop that will cover the following topics:

1) How to establish a successful mentorship,

2) Skills useful to maintaining a positive mentorship, and

3) Tips for serving as a mentor

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Lottery Registration:

OUAB in the Kitchen: Features from the American Bounty (Thanksgiving)

Friday, November 22nd

6:00 PM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 14th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=125

OUAB in the Kitchen: Classic Weekend Brunch Creations

Sunday, November 24th

10:00 AM

Instructional Kitchen – Lower Level Ohio Union

Join OUAB in the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union for a chance to cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union’s own professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration by the chef, students will collaborate with class members to create the menu providing a unique hands-on learning opportunity. In this fun and interactive environment students will enjoy a delicious meal and gain useful culinary skills to show off in their own kitchens.  Whether you’re are a master chef in your own kitchen or a novice, there is an OUAB in the Kitchen program for you.

Participants will be selected by OUAB Grad/Prof’s lottery system for high demand programs.  To register for the the lottery, please sign up using the link below.  Lottery registration will be available up until midnight on November 17th. You may register for yourself and one guest.  Those selected to participate in the class will be notified by noon the day after the lottery closes. Registering for the event does not guarantee a spot. 

Register for the lottery online: ouab.osu.edu/Secure/lottery/events/?eventId=123

Upcoming Events:

Academic Job Search Series: Teaching, Research and Diversity Statements

Tuesday, November 5th

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Senate Chamber – 2nd Floor Ohio Union

Join us each Tuesday to learn what it will take to successfully complete each step of the academic job search process from preparing all of the components of an application to negotiating the job offer.  You may RSVP for all workshops here.  Please complete the form only once.

The Process Overview:  This workshop will provide useful information about the job search process in academia. Information will be provided about helpful tips when starting your job search, where and how to look for openings, as well as what materials need to be prepared.

November 19: The On-Campus Interview

November 26: Negotiating the Job Offer

OUAB Presents: Buckeye Nation Concert

Thursday, November 21st

6:00 – 10:00 PM

Newport Music Hall

1722 N. High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201

Join OUAB for the Buckeye Nation Concert on Thursday, November 21st featuring DaniLeigh at the Newport Music Hall. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are required and can be reserved at go.osu.edu/OUABTickets.

Quiz Night

Thursday,November 21st

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Faculty Club – 181 Oval Dr. S

Join us as grad/prof students get together for a night of food, fun, and games!  All teams must register for each quiz night. Please include roster and team name with registration (teams may include up to 50% non-student guests). Due to overwhelming popularity, registrations the day of the quiz may not be available. The registration period for a quiz night begins the day after the previous quiz night.

Please send registration information to OUABgradprof@osu.edu.

Wellness Series: Stereotype Threat and Microaggressions

Wednesday, November 27th

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Barbie Tootle Room – 3rd Floor Ohio Union

Can you recall an experience when someone questioned your ability or affiliation because of a personal characteristic such as race, gender, or primary language? Have you ever feared that if you did not succeed, you would confirm a largely held stereotype about a demographic group to which you belong?  Have you wondered how to address stereotype threat or microaggressions? In this presentation, participants will learn

1) about stereotype threat and microaggressions research;

2) how to identify them when they occur, and

3) develop ideas around interrupting and counteracting them.

Lunch is provided.  Please register.

Weekly:

OUABe Fit

All classes are located in Dance Room 1 of the Ohio Union lower level @ 6:00 PM

Mondays: Yoga

Tuesdays: Dance

Wednesdays: Barre

Flicks for Free

Free Showings at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM in the US Bank Conference Theater – 1st Floor Ohio Union

11/13: Yesterday

11/20: Booksmart

11/27: No film

 

Catalyst Graduate Student Award Announcement

Substrate Interactive, Inc is a Midwest-based startup that is focused on enhancing learning experiences through the development of innovative tools for science education.  As an extension of our efforts to improve the quality of science education, we are pleased to inform you about our Catalyst Graduate Student Award. The purpose of this award is to provide resources and support for graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in education.  Through this program, students will learn more about current educational practices at colleges and universities, receive mentorship from education industry professionals and have the opportunity to attend a national conference.

The attachment includes a full description of the Catalyst Graduate Student Award.  We are requesting that you inform your graduate students about this wonderful opportunity. Catalyst Program

Here is the link for the program: https://www.molchemistry.com/catalyst