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.

Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Expedition - Anegada iguana

The Fort Worth Zoo is seeking participants to provide support for its Anegada iguana conservation project. All participants will play a direct role in conservation research and gain valuable skills in field methods.


  • Session 1: May 16-24, 2017
  • Session 2: May 25 - June 2, 2017
  • Session 3: July 11-19, 2017
  • Session 4: July 20-28, 2017
Location: Anegada, British Virgin Islands
Cost: $1,450 for one session
Group Size: Seven to ten participants, plus a project leader

As a participant you will:
  • Learn field research methods such as distance sampling, mark-recapture and GPS
  • Learn plant survey techniques and assist in iguana diet studies
  • Assist researchers with camera-trapping surveys
  • Conduct feral cat surveys
  • Conduct nest surveys
  • Learn radio-tracking techniques
Cost includes: One night on Tortola, BVI; one round-trip ferry ticket from Tortola to Anegada; seven nights on Anegada; meals on Anegada; field supplies; transportation on Anegada, and all routine expenses on Anegada.

Cost does NOT include:
Airfare to Tortola, BVI; meals on Tortola, cab fare to and from the airport.

For more information and to apply, please contact Kelly Bradley, Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Biologist, at or 817-759-7173.