Monday, April 10, 2017

Summer Institute in Bioethics at Yale

The Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics at Yale University hosts an intensive Summer Institute in Bioethics for U.S. and international participants.

The “Foundations” component runs from June 1st - 9th and consists of an introduction to ethical theory along with a review of bioethical principles, theories, terms, and history, and concludes with a site visit to The Hastings Center in NY.  The remainder of the program covers ethical issues pertaining to a broad range of topics including medicine, law, religion, public health, disability ethics, animal ethics, and the environment. Lectures in the morning are followed by small-group mini-courses in the afternoons.  Participants can choose from over 20 mini-courses.

Participants include graduate students and professionals along with a few select undergraduates. Participants receive mentoring from experts in the field and have ample opportunity to tailor the program to meet their career & research goals.

A small percentage of top participants will be invited to participate in “Fast Track” which provides weekly 1:1 tutoring to help participants complete a paper - to be submitted to a journal by the end of the program.

Applications are processed on a rolling basis.  Just a few slots remain!
* Two Partial Scholarships Remain *

Tuition: $1,800 (undergraduates); $2,200 (graduate students); $3,200 (professionals)
Rates for this 2-month program are comparable to 1-week summer programs at similar institutions.

Course credit may be available, and housing is available within walking distance for an additional cost.

Program dates: June 1 - July 22, 2017
For further information, including a full list of seminars, see: or contact
Lori Bruce, Program Director, at

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Temporary Entomology Research Internship

A temporary research assistant position is available with the Entomology program at Virginia Tech’s tree fruit and wine grape research center in Winchester, VA, beginning mid-May. Our work with the brown marmorated stink bug requires assistance until the end of October, so a graduating senior who can be available through this period is sought.

Those having experience and interest in entomology, ecology, and/or horticulture are preferred.  Duties will involve assisting senior scientist, technician, and PhD students with applied insect ecology and behavior research in laboratory, orchard, and vineyard settings, including implementing experiments, data collection and entry, maintenance of plant material and insect colonies, record keeping and other related tasks. Familiarity with the use of dissecting microscopes is advantageous. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license. By Virginia Tech policy, a background check of successful applicants will be required, following the start of employment.

The wage offered is $11.00/hour for 40 hours/week.

To apply and for further information, please submit a current resume with the name, e-mail, and phone number of 3 references to:

Dr. Chris Bergh
Telephone: (540) 869-2560 ext.32

For information about the Winchester Entomology program, see:

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Fire Effects Summer Job in National Park

Hiring 1-2 more fire effects monitors (GS-05-0404) that will be based out of Luray, Virginia (Shenandoah National Park) for the 2017 Summer season. See hyperlink for job announcement below.

Primary responsibilities will include fire effects plot sampling requiring extensive travel through the Northeast Region (Virginia to Maine) and data entry/management. Opportunities also exist for participation in prescribed and wildland fire activities.

Please note the First Consideration Date of March 28, 2017 on the announcement.

The DOI Fire Hires Contact page is not updated as of today but if you have questions regarding the position, please  contact Lane Gibbons (NER Lead Fire Effects Monitor) at 540-999-3500 ext. 3393 or

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Genetics/Genomics Research Education and Training Summer Research Program at Baylor College of Medicine

The HGSC-G/GREAT (Genetics/Genomics Research Education And Training) Summer Research Program is accepting applications!  This is a research program designed to interest African Americans; Hispanic Americans; Native Americans; and Pacific Islanders in genetics/genomics careers.  Our goal is to increase the number of these underrepresented groups with Ph.Ds in this field. We offer research projects in bioinformatics; molecular genetics; and engineering.  We are beginning to offer more bioinformatics research opportunities to our program participants.  Life science majors with an interest in coding or CS/engineering majors with programming backgrounds interested in medical research will be given priority.

Program eligibility:  We accept undergraduate junior and seniors from the above mentioned groups. Students should also have a 3.0 GPA (or above) and major in one of the following: chemistry; biology; computer science; mechanical or electrical engineering to name a few.   This internship is a paid; 9 week; residual program.

Deadline:  March 3rd, 2017

For more information or to apply please visit:
Application forms:

Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program at US Army Research Labs

U.S. Army Research Lab - Summer Journeyman Fellowship Program (80+ opportunities for BS candidates -PhD candidates) -  Non U.S. Citizens may apply

Information Webpage:

ARL has six separate directorates seeking students:

  • Computational and Information Sciences Directorate (CISD)
  • Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED)
  • Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate (SEDD)
  • Survivability and Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD)
  • Vehicle Technology Directorate (VTD)
  • Weapons and Materials Research Directorate (WMRD)

Research areas include, but not limited the following:

Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biological Engineering,  Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Chemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Engineering,  Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering,  Health Physics, Hearing Science, Human Factors Engineering, Information Science, Industrial Engineering, Genetics-Genomics, Mathematics, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience Medical Physics, Neuromorphic Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Neuroscience,  Physiology, Physics, Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Robotics, Social Science, Spectroscopy, Statistics, Statistical Data Mining and

Application deadline is March 12, 2017, but applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.