Monday, September 15, 2014

University of Michigan Biostatistics Program Prospective Student Information Day

Interested in math and biology? Earn at Master's Degree or Ph.D. in Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health!

Register for the Prospective Student Information Day!
Saturday, October 11th, 2014

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan (Rated Number 1 by the National Academies) is
  • Developing statistical methods for applications to studies in public health and biomedical research
  • Bringing biostatistical design and analysis expertise to a wide spectrum of health-related problems
  • Advancing knowledge in biostatistics and health through educational programs for students and applied researchers
  • Providing leadership and outstanding scholarship in research, teaching, and service, in fulfillment of its mission
Faculty, students, and staff work in important and intellectually diverse areas of current biostatistical research, including image analysis, survival and event history analysis, statistical genetics and bioinformatics, clinical trials, Bayesian methods, statistical computing, longitudinal data analysis, methods for missing data and survey research. We are engaged in collaborative research with researchers in the UM Institute of Social Research and the Schools of Public Health, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and elsewhere.

For more information, please e-mail the Student Services Coordinators:

Nicole Fenech (, 734-615-9817) and Fatma Nedjari (, 734-615-9812

Or visit the website for the  Department of Biostatistics at

Monday, September 1, 2014

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program for STEM Graduates

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program recruits and trains the nation's best and brightest recent graduates and career changers with STEM backgrounds to teach in high-needs middle and high school science and math classrooms. We are currently recruiting for our 2015 cohorts in Indiana, New Jersey, Ohio and Georgia.  We seek opportunities to recruit individuals without a teaching background. Our primary targeted demographic are individuals with a STEM background (academic or professional).  The program offers:
  •  admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  •  a $30,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and New Jersey. (Once Fellows are certified teachers at the end of the first year, they obtain salaried employment in high-need schools.)
  • support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • support of a cohort of WW Fellows passionate about science and math education
  • lifelong membership in a national network of Woodrow Wilson Fellows who are intellectual leaders
We are available to provide more information and are seeking ways to connect with STEM advisors, faculty and students.  For more information, contact Lindsay Smith (lsmith@woodrow.org609-452-7007

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Paid Internship Opportunity with Virginia Clean Cities!

Are you a junior, senior, or graduate student looking for a paid internship for the 2014-2015 school year?
Come work with Virginia Clean Cities!

The Clean Cities University Workforce Development Program (CCUWDP) is an initiative of Clean Cities, a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. Since the creation of the CCUWDP in 2010, Clean Cities has hosted more than 150 interns in more than 70 Coalitions.

The Clean Cities internship will give students studying communications, public relations, business, marketing, engineering or environmental sciences the opportunity to grow public awareness and expand the markets of advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuels, and practices that reduce the consumption of petroleum.

The 2014-2015 Virginia Clean Cities Intern will:

  • Assist with event coordination and outreach by facilitating strategic communication with stakeholders via email, listing events on the website, social media outreach, partner outreach, and electronic calendar updating
  • Create and distribute bi-monthly stakeholder newsletter and outreach emails to share important issues and relevant news with stakeholders
  • Expand VCC's campaign with electric vehicle dealers to engage owners in electric vehicle related news and events
  • Maintain and expand VCC's workplace charging efforts by improving the website, creating handouts, and seeking additional employers
  • Maintain VCC's IdleBox Campaign for idle reduction in municipal and private fleets
  • Develop and maintain a relationship with Virginia Tech's EcoCAR 3 team
  • Conduct market research and data analysis in the local market
  • Update alternative fuel vehicle, station, and production inventories
  • Assist in writing Virginia Clean Cities' 2014 Annual Report
  • Other duties as assigned by Argonne National Laboratory and Virginia Clean Cities

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit all application materials through JMU Joblink at

Emailed materials will not be reviewed. The final deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Please contact Kaitlin Pomerleau at with questions.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Fellowships at federal laboratories

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. These awards include generous stipends ranging from $45,000 - $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply, and a list of participating laboratories, are available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Web site.

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or

There are four annual review cycles.

Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1
Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1
Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1
Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

INDOOR Biotechnologies Hiring a Lab Tech!

Employer: INDOOR Biotechnologies, Inc.

Job title:   Entry Level Laboratory Technician 

Job location:   Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States 

Date posted:   06/17/14 

Job type:   Full-Time 

Compensation:   INDOOR Biotechnologies will provide medical and dental insurance benefits, paid vacation days and a 401(k) retirement plan. 
Job Category:  Laboratory Technician

Job description:  INDOOR Biotechnologies is seeking a full-time Laboratory Technician for the Allergen Manufacturing, R&D group to start in July 2014.

The position involves purification of natural and recombinant allergens using a variety of chromatographic techniques, including HPLC, as well as quality assessments using ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Endotoxin and other methods.

The position also involves key responsibilities to fulfill requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system. Must enjoy working in the lab, and be product/quality oriented. Enthusiasm, self-motivation, attention to detail, initiative to learn new methods, and collaboration with team members are essential. 

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience: 

-          Minimum required BA or BS in Life Sciences.
-          Excellent opportunities for good candidates.

Convenient downtown location in Charlottesville.

To apply, please visit the VirginiaBio website at:

For more information on Indoor Biotechnologies please visit: