Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Conservation and Land Management Internship Program

The Conservation and Land Management (CLM) internship program places 100-120 early-career scientists in five-month paid internships to assist professional biologists with land management and conservation projects. Since 2001, the CLM program has successfully placed over 1300 interns, providing them with a rich experience from which to launch their professional careers. 
CLM Internship Benefits
CLM internships are paid internships! ​
 Explore your career goals and expand your resume
Experience new landscapes, habitats, and species diversity in the beautiful western US
Make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations
Learn what it's like to work at a federal agency
Apply your education to important conservation projects
Most of our internships are located in the western US, where the majority of public land occurs. Federal partners include the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, U.S. D. A. Forest Service, U.S. Geologic Survey, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others. Non-profit partners include the the Mid-Atlantic Regional Seed Bank and the Rae Selling Berry Seed Bank.​

Blandy Farm REU

Blandy Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

May 21 - Aug 3, 2018   Applications Due  March 1, 2018

Carla Vanderbilt (Stetson University) studying song vocalization in gray catbirds.

Samuel Bernhard (Wesleyan University) sifts through mud looking for invertebrates.


Undergraduate education is one our highest priorities at Blandy Experimental Farm. Since 1992 Blandy has provided Undergraduate Research Fellowships to students interested in ecology and environmental science. We have been aided in this effort by funding from the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program. Our primary goal is to teach students to formulate testable hypotheses about important ecological and evolutionary questions. The format of the program encourages students to develop skills in experimental design, data collection, analysis, and critical reading of primary scientific literature. Students also learn to prepare and communicate scientific information to other scientists and the general public.

Our program exposes students to a diversity of research projects that collectively illustrate how natural systems function and how science progresses. Through the course of the summer we provide students with information on various career options in ecology and the environmental sciences. For summer 2018, we will offer 10 awards that carry a $5775 stipend + an additional meal budget, free housing, and a budget for supplies and research-related travel. Interested students can access the necessary application form and instructions directly from our APPLICATION PAGE. We strongly recommend filling out an application at least two weeks before the application deadline.  The application and all supporting materials are due on March 1, 2018.  If you need further information please send an email to Dr. Kyle Haynes or call 540 837-1758 ext 292 M-F, 9-5 Eastern Time. These fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens and permanent U.S. residents.

research forum 2011

                                               Faculty, Graduate and Undergraduate Students at 2011 Research Forum. 
Kiona Ervin (Howard University) monitors growth of nickel-accummulating plants.

Ricardo Rivera (Univ. Puerto Rico, Bayamon) examines plants at the U.S. Botanical Garden.
Historic Quarters building containing offices, computer room, library and dormitory facilities.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Virtual Grad School Fair for Marshall University's Graduate Biomedical Science Program - Register NOW!

Take advantage of the following fantastic opportunity to connect with Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine’s Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program offering:

PhDMD/PhDMS-Research, MS-Medical Sciences (medical school preparatory program),
MS-Clinical and Translational Science, and Undergraduate Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS).

The Marshall chat room will be open from 11am – 4:30pm EST on October 3. Students may register for free.

Biomed Virtual Grad School Fair: October 3, 2017
Prospective Biomedical Sciences Graduate Students--Decide where you want to go to school!
Connect real-time with schools without leaving your home or office. Attend the fair online from anywhere!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Oceans Research Internship in South Africa

The Oceans Research Internship Program enables aspiring scientists and conservationists to work in conjunction with leading marine biologists as they undertake ground-breaking research on the charismatic marine mega-fauna of Southern Africa, including great white sharks.

This is a unique internship experience where students gain exposure to a wide variety of projects and in depth aspects of practical field research on species such white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Southern right whales and smaller benthic shark species. Research will be done both at sea and on land. During your stay you play a vital role, from data collection to data management. We use your collected data to advise various industries, including the government, on real-time issues in marine conservation.

Oceans Research provides and facilitates innovative and dynamic research relevant to the management and conservation of Southern Africa’s wildlife.Its research is interdisciplinary ranging from biological to socio-economic studies of marine and terrestrial resource utilization in Southern Africa’s coastal society.

Oceans Research specializes in investigating the biology and ecology of mega-fauna, including sharks, marine mammals and terrestrial carnivores; we advise governmental and non-governmental bodies on relevant conservation issues.

Oceans Research offers multi-disciplinary practical and theoretical training for aspiring researchers from internship to postgraduate levels in conjunction with partner schools, technical colleges and universities.

Oceans Research Internship costs

  • $2, 300 USD - 1 month Sept 2017 to May 2018
  • $2,700 USD - 1 Month June to August 2018
  • $2, 300 USD - 1 Month Sept to Dec 2018

The price includes:

  • Dorm accommodation
  • Traditional meals
  • Program expeditions
  • Tuition and mentoring
  • Program instructors
  • Adventure of a lifetime
For more information or to apply, please visit

MS- or BS- level Bacteriophage Microbiologist Position at Adaptive Phage Therapeutics

New opportunity for an MS- or BS- level Bacteriophage Microbiologist to join the current team at Adaptive Phage Therapeutics, a startup located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Our group is seeking an enthusiastic microbiologist to screen, amplify and purify bacteriophages from the environment with clinically sourced bacterial strains. The final purified phage products will have direct therapeutic applications.

Adaptive Phage Therapeutics (APT) is a startup founded by an award-winning and highly respected emeritus NIH scientist. APT’s technology has already been shown to be effective in animals and in humans. APT aims to rapidly expand its therapeutic relevance and expects to be treating large numbers of patients in the near future. As such, this is an opportunity for the right person to join the team of what will become a large and significant biotech company.

Major responsibilities: 

  • Screen environmental samples for reactive bacteriophage, to isolate and purify single-plaqued phage
  • Screen clinical bacterial strains against amplified libraries of purified phage
  • Amplify and purify large amounts of reactive phage for therapeutic usage
  • On-call availability to produce patient-ready phage products on demand
  • Maintain procedural documentation to meet FDA guidelines, recommend improvements in the process 

Job requirements:

  • The candidate should hold an MS and/or BS degree, plus a minimum of two years of experience in bacteriophage work. GMP laboratory production experience a plus.
  • The candidate should be familiar with all relevant microbiological and bacteriophage techniques, including: screening of phage, harvesting of bacteriophage plaques, inoculating bacterial cultures, amplification of phage, purification of phage, titration of phage. BSL-2 laboratory experience a plus.
  • The candidate should have flexible availability to produce amplified phage for critically-ill clients at desired times.
  • The candidate should have excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • The candidate should have outstanding references. Prior government or military experience a plus. 

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits are industry-standard.

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume to