Applications Now Open for ComSciCon 2019

Applications are now open for ComSciCon 2019! The 7th annual Communicating Science workshop will be held in San Diego, CA, on July 11-13, 2019. Graduate students at U.S. and Canadian institutions in all fields of science, technology, engineering, health, mathematics, and related fields are encouraged to apply. The application will close on March 1st.

Acceptance to the workshop is competitive. Attendance is free, and travel support and lodging will be provided to accepted applicants.

Participants will build the communication skills that scientists and other technical professionals need to express complex ideas to the general public, experts in other fields, and their own peers. In addition to panel discussions (on topics such as Creative Storytelling, Science Journalism, and Diversity/Inclusivity), ample time will be allotted for networking with science communication experts and developing science outreach collaborations with fellow graduate students.

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Job Opportunities: Join the CGS Research Team!

CGS is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher (2-year contract, Full-time), Graduate Student Researcher (Spring 2019, Part-time, Renewable), and Graduate Student Researcher (Summer 2019, Full-time) to join the CGS Research Team. Position descriptions and information about the application materials can be found in the . Please encourage interested and qualified students and recent graduates to apply.

Engagement Leader/Research Consultant

We are currently seeking a PhD or Masters in a scientific field, MD or RN tosupport our Healthcare Consulting Practice. This position allows individualswith an advanced degree the opportunity to leverage their research experienceto transition into working on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry. Please see below for a detailed job description. 

Engagement Leader / Research Consultant

Decisive is a full service research solutions firm providing primary research, secondary research and analysis to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.  Our team of Competitive Intelligence (CI) experts work directly with intelligent, experienced clients at the highest levels of Fortune 100 companies.  We help our clients make informed, key decisions by providing a clearer picture of competitor activities. Decisive offers a dynamic work environment, collaborating with experienced and intelligent colleagues, with the continued opportunity to keep learning.

The consulting role offers a wide variety of work, the opportunity to help shapethe strategy of top tier pharmaceutical companies and the ability to carve outyour own niche based on your specific expertise. It is not required thatprospective candidates have experience in healthcare consulting. Decisive offersan extensive on-the-job training program, and opportunities for professionalgrowth, designed to develop the skills needed for employees to leverage theirclinical backgrounds and medical credentials to support our client’s businessneeds.

The following are just a few samples of our recent work in Healthcare Competitive Strategy:

  • Development of go-to-market strategy
  • Assessment of changes in the treatment paradigm
  • Review of clinical development timelines and assessment of likelihood of success
  • Rx to OTC strategy support
  • Physician perspectives on treatment options
  • Competitive landscapes

Responsibilities include:

  • Adherence to Decisive’s Research Ethics & Integrity Policy
  • Upholding high, professional company standards at all times
  • Partnering with Decisive team members to achieve client objectives
  • Performing secondary research in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Writing reports incorporating primary and secondary research
  • Exhibiting a professional, positive attitude with a willingness to grow your career

Education Requirements include any of the following:

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program, MD, DO, EdD, RN or AANP; a current license is not required
  • A PhD in immunology, biology, neuroscience, physiology,  oncology or related fields
  • Master’s degree in a scientific field

In order to be considered, applicants must have:

  • A strong clinical background
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to quickly build rapport and establish relationships
  • Experience presenting data/reports to professional audiences
  • The willingness and desire to work in multiple therapeutic areas
  • Ability to work under variable deadlines
  • The ability to work independently, as well as collaborate with team members and senior staff to meet project goals and deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail with analytical skills
  • An interest in the clinical and research side of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic PC skills
  • A valid Passport
  • Willingness to travel globally and attend major medical conferences (less than 10% travel will be required for Engagement Leader and Analyst Roles)
  • Experience in technology transfer or consulting not required but helpful

Please send resumes to:  [email protected]

2019 INL Internship Opportunities

The  is offering internship positions Internship for undergrad and graduate students.The majority of INL internships are in STEM fields such asnuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, renewableenergy, chemistry, physics, computer science and cyber security.However, INL also offers internships in fields such as accounting,business, finance, marketing, communications, education, English,public health, fire protection, welding, logistics and many others.

INL interns are paid a nationally competitive wage based on number of credits completed and degree program. Many of INL internships also offer travel reimbursements and a generous housing stipend. The timing and length of internships are based on the need of the mentor and the availability of  the student.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

NSF Computational Research Experience for Graduate Students – China

Michigan State University is currently inviting applications from US graduate students for the 2019 (NSF-funded) US-China InternationalResearch Experience for Students (IRES) focused on  (ASSURE). 

This research opportunity is for graduate students who are interested in building international research relationships, gaining experience in developing/porting software and algorithms for supercomputers with either classical or emerging architectures and exploring China. Students spend 2 months in the Summer researching at one of 3 host-institutions in China (China’s #1 supercomputing Center (NSCC-Wuxi), East China Normal – Shanghai or Tsinghua University- Beijing). Students may select from a list of projects or propose a project they wish to work on during their time abroad. 

Research areas include: Earth & Weather Systems, Advanced Manufacturing, Big Data and Machine Learning.

Funding is provided for student round trip travel to China, accommodation and meals, international health insurance and a stipend ($500 per week).

Applicants from all US universities are invited to apply (), including women and other underrepresented minorities. Applicants must be US citizens and permanent residents and should be enrolled in a graduate program for the duration of the time they are abroad. See full eligibility requirements here: .

Important Dates

  • Program dates: June 3 – August 9, 2019
  • Applications close: February 4, 2019

Apply at 

Questions? Email [email protected]

Exciting Opportunity for Postdocs!

The is offering an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate to evaluate and develop new threat-detection technologies for critical real-world applications. TSL has successfully exported research-grade infrared and Raman spectra to low-resolution handheld spectrometers for explosives detection in the field and is interested in extending this process to other modalities.

Applicants must be completing a PhD or have received a doctoral degree within five years of the desired starting date in Chemistry, Solid State Physics, or related field.

If interested or just need more information feel free to email [email protected] or see the link below.

Postdocs: Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard

Join the Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard as a Postdoctoral Scholar!
The Center for Advanced Imaging at Harvard is seeking life and physical scientists, computer scientists, and engineers with an interest in imaging to develop innovative imaging technologies, apply these technologies to biomedical investigations, or both. Positions are available in the following areas.Chromatin Dynamics and Organization
A position is available to develop novel microscopy methods to study chromatin biology in living cells. Research will focus on designing and developing cell systems to study chromatin biology in the context of DNA damage.

Machine Learning and Computational Biology
A position is available to develop novel computational imaging technologies for microscopy. Research will focus on designing and developing novel computational imaging methods hand in hand with novel optical microscopy architectures.

APPLY NOW: L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship Program

Applications for the 2019 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program are now open and will close on Friday, February 1, 2019.  

The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program honors female scientists at a critical stage in their careers with grants of $60,000 each. Since 2003, we’ve awarded 75 postdoctoral women scientists nearly $4 million in grants. We’re seeking five exceptional female scientists looking to advance their research and serve as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Attached, please find (attachments may appear at bottom of email):

  • Application Flyer (optimized for email forwarding or printing as an 8.5” x 11” poster)
  • Social Media Graphics (for a Facebook or Twitter post)
  • Application FAQ
  • FWIS Program Fact Sheet

Candidates are selected from a variety of fields including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics. Candidates must have completed their PhD and have started in their postdoctoral position by the application deadline.

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found at

Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact me at [email protected].

Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) Visiting Scientist Program

The Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL) Visiting Scientist Program – Post Doctoral Research Opportunity is now accepting applications!

TSL Flyer

The TSL is offering an opportunity for a postdoctoral candidate to evaluate and develop new threat-detection technologies for real-world applications.

Participant Benefits include a stipend for living and other expenses, and may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses.

Participant must be completing a PhD or have received a doctoral degree within five years of the desired starting date in Chemistry, Solid State Physics, or related field, and the participant must be a US Citizen.

Apply at:

Send questions about TSL and the NQR project to [email protected].

And please, send questions to ORISE @ [email protected], and please list reference code “TSL-NQR-2018” in the subject line.

Career Development Resources board, “2019 Young Scientist Seminars Application

The (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features young scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. It is a great opportunity for PhD students and postdocs in the biological sciences who are interested in science communication and in sharing their work with an international audience of students, scientists, and educators. The YSS is a collaboration between the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, and iBiology.

Participants in the 2019 YSS must apply to be selected. Four winners will attend a multi-day workshop in San Francisco led by , in collaboration with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, a leading organization in training scientists to give effective talks. After this training, the selected winners record their 30-minute talks in a green screen studio, which are posted on as part of the . The winners will also receive a $500 honorarium.

More information about the 2019 YSS and application details can be found at: . Applications are open until December 17, 2018. To watch the videos of the Young Scientist Seminars please visit: .