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August 23, 2011
Travel Grants Available for University of Michigan’s Annual Engineering Graduate Symposium

August 22, 2011
Application Open! Minorities Striving and Pursuing Higher Degrees of Success Professional Development Program (MS PHD’S PDP)

August 16, 2011
Apply Today: Minorities in Scientific Ocean Drilling Fellowship!

August 11, 2011
NEFSC Scientist Dr. Ambrose Jearld, Jr., Honored by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) for Leadership in Diversity

July 26, 2011
Application for ASLO Multicultural Program now open!

July 14, 2011
Annual Conferences of the National Society of Black Physicists and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists Announces a Keynote Nobel Prize Winning Speaker, Steven Weinberg. Sign up now to attend!

July 7, 2011
2012 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships – Application requirements have been posted!

July 1, 2011
2011 ABRCMS Call for Abstracts from Students, deadline Sept. 9

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Recent Events

GWISE Hosts PhD Comics Movie
Date: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Location: CGS 129

Please come join in a Charles River Campus screening of Jorge Cham’s PhD Comics Movie!
Co-sponsored by GSO and SAGE.

GWISE Find and Win a Fellowship: How to Write a Successful Application
Date & Time: Monday, September 19th 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: Life Science and Engineering Building, 24 Cummington Street, Room B01

GWISE is bringing together previous BU winners of major fellowships to give you their tips on how to put together a competitive application. We’ll cover what types of fellowships are available, how to decide which ones you should apply for, and how to maximize your chances of actually winning one! We’ll start with a presentation giving an overview of the fellowship application process. Then we’ll turn to five current students with various fellowships for Q&A about the search and application process.

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Recent Announcements

Mon, Sept 5, 2011 — Postdoctoral Training Program at UCLA
The UCLA Program in Global Health is looking for the candidates for the Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Global HIV/AIDS Prevention Research.

For more information, please visit: UCLA Program in Global Health

Thurs, Sept 1, 2011 — Postdoctoral Position at Penn State University
The newly-forming Cognition, Affect, and Temperament Laboratory at Penn State University, headed by Dr. Koraly Pérez-Edgar, seeks a post-doctoral research fellow.  Start date is flexible, although early January, 2012, is highly desirable.

This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

Postdoctoral scientist will work on an exciting NIMH-funded project examining the impact of an attention intervention on the behavioral and neural correlates of anxiety among young children at temperamental risk for psychopathology. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, electrophysiology, genotyping, behavioral responses, and questionnaires.  This work will take advantage of the University’s broad resources, including the Child Study Center (http://csc.psych.psu.edu/) and the SLEIC Center (http://www.imaging.psu.edu/).

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing imaging and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPSS, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please apply for this position at www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/

Tues, Aug 30, 2011 — Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs
Through its Fellowship Programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility to apply for a Ford fellowship is limited to:
All citizens or nationals of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation,
Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations),
Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level.

For information regarding level-specific eligibility requirements, stipends, and other program information for each of the three levels of the Fellowship program, please access the fact sheet for the program level of your interest, predoctoral,dissertation or postdoctoral.

Starting September 1, 2011, Applications will be accepted for the 2012 Ford Fellowships Program. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at: http://pull.xmr3.com/p/1718-C1DB/48667875/text001-nationalacademies.org-ford.html

Eligibility Requirements:
U.S. Citizen or National
Planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level in a research-based field of Science, social science or humanities

Stipends and Allowances:
Predoctoral–$20,000 to the fellow, institutional allowance of $2,000 for three years
Dissertation–$21,000 for one year
Postdoctoral–$40,000 for one year, $1,500 employing institution allowance, to be matched by employing institution

Awardees have expenses paid to attend one Conference of Ford Fellows.

Approximately 60 predoctoral, 35 dissertation, and 20 postdoctoral fellowships sponsored by the Ford Foundation and administered by the National Research Council of the National Academies.

Application Deadline Dates:
Predoctoral: November 14, 2011
Dissertation: November 17, 2011
Postdoctoral: November 17, 2011

For Further information please contact:
Fellowships Office
National Research Council of The National Academies
500 Fifth Street NW [Keck 576]
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202.334.2872,
Fax: 202.334.3419
Email: mailto:infofell@nas.edu

Tues, Aug 30, 2011 — Postdoctoral Position at Temple University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral position funded by NIH is open to study signaling regulation pathways involving in the vascular inflammation, pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and type II diabetes. Candidates who have PhD, strong background and publications in cardiovascular inflammation, microRNAs, cytokine/cytokine receptor assays, molecular biology and immunology are encouraged to apply

Send email, CV and references to: Dr. Xiao-Feng Yang, Department of Pharmacology and Cardiovascular Research Center, Temple University School of Medicine, 3420 North Broad Street, Medical Research Building Rm. 325, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19140, USA; email: xfyang@temple.edu

The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Temple University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Mon, Aug 22, 2011 — Program Director Positions at NSF’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) is pleased to announce that there are permanent and temporary Program Director positions available. The deadline to apply for a permanent position is September 2, 2011. There is no deadline for a temporary position as applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Prior experience as an NSF Program Director is not required to be considered for either type of position.

PERMANENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITIONS (deadline 9/2/11)
The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR) seeks candidates with expertise in research on STEM learning and education for one or more permanent Program Director positions.

NSF Program Directors assume primary responsibility for carrying out the Agency’s overall mission—to support innovative and merit-reviewed projects in basic research and education that contribute to the nation’s technical strength, security, and welfare. Program Directors possess knowledge in the appropriate fields, a commitment to high standards, a considerable breadth of interest in and receptivity to new ideas, a strong sense of fairness, good judgment, and a high degree of personal integrity.

The central duties of the position include: contributing to a coherent vision for EHR and STEM education research; participating in collaborative activity in relation to STEM research, practice, and policy; organizing and overseeing proposal review panels; evaluating, negotiating, and funding research proposals; managing awarded projects; and drafting solicitations. Successful candidates are expected to serve in one principal division of EHR, but, as requested, will also contribute to the work of other EHR divisions, work cooperatively across the entire Foundation, and interact productively with other agencies. They will be abreast of the cutting-edge research literatures in fields relevant to this position and will be able to provide high-level advice to others in the directorate and Foundation. Successful candidates should establish contacts and maintain active involvement in the field through participation in meetings and other relevant activities, and through the pursuit of a personal scholarly agenda, as workload permits.

Applicants for the EHR Program Director position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience and six or more years of successful research experience relevant to the position, such as education or learning research in any science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field, evaluation, statistics, measurement, or any of the behavioral, cognitive, or social science bases of STEM learning. Ideal candidates bring strong methodological or measurement expertise in combination with knowledge of teaching or learning in STEM. The candidate should also have the ability to think broadly but critically across domains, and to participate in discussions of research issues in STEM education at a national or international level.

Application information regarding these permanent Program Director positions may be found at:http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?OPMControl=2345323&org=NSF

TEMPORARY PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITIONS (no deadline)
In addition to the EHR positions, the Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL) is engaged in an ongoing nationwide search for temporary Program Directors.

DRL currently manages the following programs: Research and Evaluation on Education in Science and Engineering (REESE), Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12), Informal Science Education (ISE), and Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), in addition to Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER), and other programs.

Candidates for the DRL Program Director position should have a Ph.D. or equivalent experience, and additional experience and expertise depending on which DRL Cluster they are applying to: Knowledge Building (KB); Resources, Models, and Technologies (RMT); or Lifelong Learning Cluster (LLC). Detailed requirements may be found at the link below.

Program Directors hired under this announcement will be appointed under a Visiting Scientist Appointment, an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) Assignment, or a Temporary Excepted Service Appointment.

Application information regarding these temporary Program Director positions may be found at:http://nsf.gov/pubs/2010/drl10001/drl10001.jsp?org=NSF

Fri, Aug 12, 2011 — Positions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
The following are the links to the available positions at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3366
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3364
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3021
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3049
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3227
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3229
https://cshl.peopleadmin.com/postings/3446

Fri, Aug 5, 2011 — Postdoctoral Recruitment Event at The University of Michigan Medical School
The University of Michigan Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to announce its first annual postdoctoral recruitment event, Postdoc Preview, which will be held in Ann Arbor from November 3-5, 2011.

The Postdoc Preview will introduce selected upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the breadth and excitement of postdoctoral research and training at Michigan and allow them to interview with prospective postdoctoral mentors at the UMMS.

The application deadline is September 4, 2011. Additional information is available online atwww.med.umich.edu/postdoc/preview.

Please contact the Office of Postdoctoral Studies with any questions at 734-615-8643 or postdocoffice@umich.edu

Thurs, Aug 4, 2011 — Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) at University of Arizona
The Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) Program is a comprehensive program which offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced postdoctoral research training, teacher training and student mentorship opportunities in preparation for an academic career in biomedical and life sciences. Funded by NIGMS through an IRACDA (Institutional Research and Career Development Award) training grant, the PERT program also  fosters ties between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions.

PERT trainees may select from over thirty-six faculty research mentors at the University of Arizona, representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedicine, bioengineering, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, physiology and behavior. The program stresses the use of model organisms for biomedical and life sciences research. The program is administered through the Arizona Research Laboratories Center for Insect Science and is partnered with a Minority Serving Institution, Pima Community College

Starting salary, based on the NIH NRSA scale, will be $37,740 for program participants with less than one year of postdoctoral experience. An annual allowance for research supplies and travel is also included. Positions are dependent upon continued funding. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at http://cis.arl.arizona.edu/PERT.

Qualifications
Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals.  Applicants should have no more than two previous years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

Application
All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s Career Track website at: https://www.uacareertrack.com, citing Job #47383. Applications can be submitted at any time with the possibility that applicants will be interviewed as positions become open.  However, the next batch review of applications will begin Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, for positions in 2012.

All applications are to include:

  • a letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals.
  • a CV
  • a three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period
  • three letters of reference
  • a letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process.  Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to:  PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  85721-0106.  Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Career Track website listed above. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds.  Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9310.

Wed, Aug 3, 2011 — Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position at the University of Maryland and NIMH
The Child Development Laboratory directed by Dr. Nathan Fox at the University of Maryland (http://www.education.umd.edu/EDHD/faculty/Fox/) seeks a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to work on a neuroimaging project in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Pine and the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience (SDAN) at the National Institute of Mental Health. The start date is flexible although January of 2012 is preferred. This position is for up to two years, with the possibility of an extension depending on grant funding.

The lab is looking for a postdoctoral scientist to work on existing and new studies investigating behavioral and neural correlates of social and non-social reward processing in relation to anxiety among young children, as well as the contribution of individual level factors such as temperament and social relationships to these processes. The lab draws on multiple methods of inquiry including fMRI, behavioral responses, questionnaires and electrophysiology.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data and writing scientific papers and presentations. Other duties will include working with research assistants and graduate and undergraduate students.

Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and in a team environment on multiple tasks and projects and to share one’s expertise with and train others. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (AFNI, FSL, MATLAB, SPM, or other relevant programs), programming tasks (E-prime, Presentation), and statistical analysis (SPM, SAS) is highly desired. Excellent scientific writing skills are also desired.

Please address questions or send a letter of research interests, a CV and contact information for three references to Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu). Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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