Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Summer ORISE Fellowhip Opportunity at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventio(CDC), National Center forEnvironmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), is seeking Summer ORISE Fellows to focus on public health issues related to the environment.  Candidates will join projects associated with developing and applying new methods tcharacterize and quantitate biochemical markers that arerelevant in environmental exposures and chronic diseases.  The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $2,700 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,300 for full-time graduate student fellows.

Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in chemistry or biology and who have completed or expect to complete three years of coursework in chemistry or biology before the start of the fellowship may apply.  They must also be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Application Process
The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.  The application is available at:

To be considered, please send all application materials, including the application, a current resume, official transcript, and two letters of recommendation, by January 17, 2014. Please reference CDC-NCEH-2014-0004 LS in all communications.

Summer Internship Opportunity for Various Majors

Goshen Scout Reservation is now hiring for the summer of 2014. Goshen Scout Reservation is a 4,500 acre scout reservation serving around 6,000 youth a summer located in beautiful Goshen, VA. We are interested in hiring college students of all majors especially Biology, Environmental Science, Recreation, Forestry, Social Work, Education, Art, and Psychology.
Many past employees have counted their camp experience as internship credits. The camping season runs from June 7th to August 6th employees are expected to live on site with room, board, and salary provided. Scouting experience is preferred but not required. Please see attached job description for more details. Application is also attached please submit by December 16th but will be accepted on a rolling basis after . 

2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital

The Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Program at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, is accepting applications for 10 funded summer Research Scholar positions for our Summer 2014 program.  This year there are also an additional 4 scholarships for students interested in research on Health Disparities and Inequities through the Nemours Office for Health Equity and Inclusion. Online applications will be accepted from December 1, 2013 through January 17, 2014.  The deadline for completing all the application components is January 17, 2014. 
Applicants must be undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and interest in basic and applied sciences, healthcare, health disparities, public health or related fields.  During the 10 week paid scholarship program that begins June 2nd, 2014 and ends August 8th, 2014, Nemours research faculty will guide students through the process of formulating and testing hypotheses, interpreting data, and communicating results.  Training will be provided on human subjects protection and animal welfare.  Students participate in enrichment activities during the summer including the opportunity to shadow clinicians, attend grand rounds and research seminars, and participate in discussions about medical and academic research careers.  All students will present their research project and findings to the Nemours community at a final day symposium and celebration.
Additional information and the online application is available at: .

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

We’re looking for 20-25 freshmen and sophomores to join us for an 8 week immersion course this summer.  Our program starts in Seattle (3 weeks) and travels to various landscapes across the state (4 weeks) before returning to the UW campus at the end of the summer (1 week).  

Scholars don’t have to be environmental science, or even science, majors, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment and to diversity, and be curious, creative and enthusiastic – incipient change-makers. 
Conservation Scholars will:
·  Explore conservation across urban, managed, and protected environments
·  Connect conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice
·  Understand conservation in the context of food, water, biodiversity and climate
·  Network with conservation professionals from agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions
The Year 1 experience, Classroom in the Field, starts on June 23rd, 2014. Doris Duke Conservation Scholars will have all travel, insurance, food and lodging paid during their 8-week summer experience and will receive a weekly stipend of $500. Year 1 Scholars may be invited to join a Conservation Solutions Team, or receive a prestigious Conservation Internship in subsequent summers.

You can learn more about the program at
Our application will go live on the website later this month.

Ph.D. program in Psychiatric, Behavioral and Statistical Genetics

The   Psychiatric, Behavioral and Statistical Genetics (PBSG)  doctoral program at the Virginia Commonwealth University is a well-funded interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty with a wide range of scientific backgrounds, from statistical and molecular genetics to epidemiology, psychology and psychiatry, with the joint focus of understanding how genetic and environmental factors impact the development of psychiatric and substance use disorders and related health/behavioral outcomes. To learn more about our Ph.D. program, please visit our website at <> . 

How to Apply
Applications for graduate study in the PBSG program can be obtained at the VCU Graduate School website, . Although there is not a hard deadline for admissions, applications received by  January 10th  will receive priority consideration. 

Undergraduate summer research opportunity at the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, University of Delaware

Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Ocean Sciences, this REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program supports ten undergraduate students to conduct research in marine science.  We especially encourage applications from members of minority groups underrepresented in science.
The program will run for 10 weeks (June 9 - August 15). Please go to our website to find out more about the program. Student support includes a $6,000 stipend, campus housing, and travel assistance.  The application form and instructions for submitting supporting documents are available at
Interns will work with faculty and research staff in a graduate student atmosphere on a research topic in chemical, physical, or biological oceanography, marine biology, or marine geology.
This internship program will take place at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp campus in the resort community of Lewes, located on the shores of the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean near Cape Henlopen State Park.

Salisbury University Graduate Program Open House

The graduate program in Applied Biology at Salisbury University is actively recruiting students for fall 2014 admission. We are having an Open House on January 31, 2014. This will give potential applicants the opportunity to visit the SU campus, meet with prospective advisors, and tour the campus and surrounding area. We will also provide a limited number of travel grants for visiting students in the amount of $100 to support travel costs.

Our program offers a curriculum that allows for flexibility as well as focus. Students are provided the opportunity to work closely with faculty members to design original research projects and to work as independent scientists. The research interests of our faculty are broad, from microbiology and molecular genetics to the natural history of plants and animals.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Graduate Research in Microbes and Infectious Diseases

Interested in Graduate Research in Microbes and Infectious Diseases?

Check out the Ph.D. in Biology or the Ph.D. in Global Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University:

Research at Georgetown University in microbes and infectious diseases spans:
  • Mosquito vectors of viral diseases [Armbruster Lab]
  • Network modeling for viral disease ecology and epidemiology [Bansal Lab]
  • Integrated regulation of metabolism and pathogenesis in Staphylococcus aureus [Brinsmade Lab]
  • Molecular and Cell biology of Giardia lamblia [Elmendorf Lab]
  • Nutrient sensing and fungal responses [Rolfes Lab]
  • Cell wall biosynthesis in Candida glabrata [Rosenwald Lab]
  • Interactions between Giardia lamblia and its host [Singer Lab]

Graduate students at Georgetown University pursue research in diverse areas of the biological sciences, ranging from molecular and cellular biology to ecological genetics and behavior. Faculty members that specialize in these areas emphasize collaborative research projects within and outside of Biology, and this affords graduate students the opportunity to pursue research questions that are truly interdisciplinary in nature. This broad, interdisciplinary approach to research enables students to pursue novel questions and conduct cutting-edge research.

Faculty members in the Department of Biology place a strong emphasis on working individually with graduate students to ensure that they not only possess all of the necessary skills for successful careers upon degree completion, but that they also find positions in areas that interest them. Our graduates have obtained jobs in academia, government, teaching, private industry, and public policy.

The Biology Department at Georgetown University is housed within Regents Hall, a new, state-of-the-art science building. Georgetown University is situated in the picturesque and historic Georgetown region of Washington D.C. Its location also provides unique opportunities to interact with scientists who work in diverse institutions around Washington DC, including the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Smithsonian Institution.

For application information, please visit the Georgetown University Graduate School:

***Application Deadline is December 1***