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Shoals Marine Laboratory Summer Courses
Shoals Marine Laboratory offers a wide variety of marine biology courses geared towards undergrads, from Sustainable Fisheries to Marine Mammals to Marine Environmental Science and Conservation! Need-based scholarships are available to all undergraduates with demonstrated need, as well as work study opportunities for enrolled students.
View the flyer here.
MindSumo challenges are a great opportunity to get work experience by applying the skills you’re learning in classes, win cash prizes, and prove yourself to potential employers.
Visit the website for more information: www.mindsumo.com
University of Florida Fall Semester Veterinary Medicine Course
The University of Florida is offering several exciting online courses in the upcoming fall semester that are geared towards students interested in Veterinary Medicine. One of these courses included The Dog, which explores the anatomy, physiology, biology, etc. of dogs.
The Oceans Research Internship Program in South Africa
The Oceans Research Internship Program provides training opportunities for aspiring marine scientists, conservationists, and explorers. The program enables interns to join with the regions top marine scientists to investigates the biology of marine mega-fauna, including Great White sharks, rays, marine mammals, other shark species and oceanography.
For more information, please visit the Program Website.
Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition
The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition is open to teams of inventive undergraduates and individual graduate students. Applicants submit their inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy, which could be reimagined and improved through invention.
Maine Scallop Research Fund Proposals
Maine Sea Grant invites proposals for collaborative research on the nearshore scallop fishery. Projects should contribute knowledge to the continued improvements in management of the scallop fishery in Maine state waters.
For more information, please visit http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/scallop-summit/RFP.
Southern Teachers Agency
Southern Teachers is the premier placement agency for private schools int he South. Since 1902, we have helped tens of thousands of teachers-both rookie and experienced- find jobs from Maryland to Miami to Midland, Texas. Our services are free for candidates.
There is currently an unprecedented number of mid-year openings that our schools are trying to fill as soon as possible. Any December 2017 graduates who believe they will be a good biology teacher should complete this online application to become a candidate.
There will be a Job Fair on Super Bowl Saturday, February 3rd, in Atlanta, GA. This is the first major job fair of the season for private/independent schools in the South, which means that attending teachers will have first crack at hundreds of hobs at some of the best schools in the South.
For more information, please visit our website.
NHBS Best of Winter
The NHBS Best of Winter Entomology Collection showcases some of our best-loved and bestselling insect related products and includes an exciting selection of books, wildlife equipment, and gifts.
To see the full range, please visit our website.
University of Georgia
Integrated Life Sciences. Click here for more information.
Making Connections that Fuel Innovation. Click here for more information.
“The Troubled Escape from Lysenko’s Shadow: Problems of Heredity, Patriotism, and Scientific Temporality in Cold-War Migration of Chinese American Biologists”
Dr. Lijing Jiang, a Haas Postdoctoral Fellow, from the chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia will be giving a talk on January 17, 2018 at 4pm in Diamond 242.
The term pseudoscience, which Michael Gordin called “a term of abuse,” had wide valence in twentieth-century China. Having been previously used to mean “empty philosophy,” pseudoscience was attached to Mendelian-Morganist genetics when Lysenko’s doctrine dominated Chinese academic biology in the early 1950s. In the 1980s, however, the meaning of the term switched to refer to research practice perceived as factually suspicious and often politically powerful. This talk compares the experiences of two Chinese-American biologists, Ching Chun Li (1912-2003) and Man-Chiang Niu (1912-2007) who were criticized for practicing pseudoscience. It shows the ruptured notion of pseudoscience in China is probably best understood as consequence of and circumstance for a continuing transnational dialogue about the relation between science and politics. This account of pseudoscience in two eras in two nations challenges the prevalent historiography of science in twentieth-century China and demonstrates the pivotal role of traveling scientists during the economic reform in reinterpreting contemporary Chinese history.
Old York Garden Club
Each year the organization awards a scholarship to a deserving student majoring in Horticulture or related field. The applicant must be a legal resident of Maine, a full time student, and must have completed at least one full year of study. The application is available here.
Sustainable RIVER Summer Research Opportunities
RIVER (Remediating InVasives to Encourage Resilience) is a Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota offering a NSF REU program this summer titled “Sustainable RIVER”. It is a full-time, paid, undergraduate research opportunity. In the Sustainable RIVER project, the students will investigate different invasive elements and cultural natural stressors affecting the Missouri River. The students will conduct an independent research project, participate in six field trips on and along the Missouri River, and produce a team project.
The project will run from May 29, 2018-August 3, 2018. Students participating in the project will receive a $5,500 stepped plus additional funding for food, housing, and travel. This project is open to any undergraduate student, but students from community or tribal colleges and students studying sustainability are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for the project can be submitted now through February 19, 2018. For more information click here.
For a flyer about this opportunity, click here.
DANTA Tropical Biology Field Courses 2018
DANTA’s courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical ecosystems and conservation, but have little or no experience of working in a tropical environment. Participants may enroll on either a credit or non-credit basis.
DANTA operates on a cooperative and collaborative teaching model with multiple international instructors on each course. Co-instruction allows for more individualized instruction, and the sharing and appreciation of different ideas. Visiting scholars are often incorporated into the curriculum to broaden student experience.
For more information, please visit our website at www.DANTA.info and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter. For an alumni perspective on our programs, please see our new blog DANTAisms http://dantablog.wordpress.com/.Click here for the Costa Rica dates.
Marine Mammal Medicine
A non-profit dolphin facility in Key Largo has started a program in Marine Mammal Medicine for students. Click here for more information.
Pediatrics Department at Harvard Medical School
Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.
If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: email@example.com. Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.
Teaching Experience for Undergraduates
The TEU program is accepting applications for the summer 2018 math and science programs through February 28th. TEU provides a rich summer experience for undergraduates from our 61 partner liberal arts institutions who are interesting in secondary STEM teaching careers. For the science flyer, click here. For the math flyer, click here.
Applications and recommendations may be submitting directly online at the TEU website.
Harvard University Zon Lab Job Opening
The Zon Lab in the Harvard University Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology has an opening for a research assistant/lab manager position in our laboratory beginning this summer. It is a two year position designed for students looking to apply to graduate/medical school. Click here for more information.
Southern Teaching Agency
Students who believe they will be good biology teachers should consider completing this online application. Candidates from all majors who are interested in teaching or coaching at private schools are encouraged. While certification or license can be helpful, it is not always required (note that elementary-grade teachers and learning specialists must hold state licensure and certification is preferred for art, physical education, and music teachers).
Southern Teachers has focused on matching great candidates with schools in the South for over a century. We interview our candidates, connect with their references, and get to know the person, not just the resumé. The result: placements that help teachers, schools, and students thrive.
Operation Wallacea- Conservation Research Through Academic Partnerships
What is Operation Wallacea?
Operation Wallacea (Opwall) is an organization that runs a series of biological and conservation management research programs each year from early June to early August in remote locations across the world. Working alongside a large team of academics and PhD students, these annual surveys have produced 330+ publications in peer reviewed journals.The funding for Opwall programs comes from tuition fees paid by students who then have the opportunity to work with publishing scientists.This approach overcomes issues caused by the short term nature of grant based funding and enables long-term temporal data sets to be gathered in habitats around the world using comparable methods across research sites. More than 250 academics and 70+ PhD students have participated in this program, with resulting data then being used to lever funds for conservation interventions at these sites.
Opportunities for Field Training Courses
The research facilities established by Opwall are available for university training courses outside the normal expedition research season (June-August). The sites identified below all have sufficient local experts, survey equipment and logistics management to be used for 1 or 2 week field courses. Universities and colleges are able to design and plan field courses utilizing key benefits including:
- Established field sites
- Access to past datasets
- Full lecture series (if required)
- Local support and guides (if required)
- Bespoke training course
- Past testimonials
- Workable project lists
- Background reading list
- Completed risk assessments
- Fully packaged travel arrangements
- Costs starting at $640 per week per student, excluding travel (one free place for an academic for each 10 students-this place is pro rata).
Mexico – Forest and Marine Courses
Based in the Yucatan Peninsula in forest camps for the first week, this Neotropical forest ecology and conservation course consists of practicals including camera trapping for jaguars and pumas, point count surveys for birds, standard search transects for herpetofauna, Morelet crocodile surveys, scan and focal sampling behavior surveys of spider monkeys, and assessing forest structure. The second week is based at a marine research center and consists of PADI Open Water dive training or a Caribbean reef ecology course with practicals, including sea turtle behavioral studies by diving or snorkeling.
Peru – Amazon Forest Courses
Based on a research ship moored in the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, this Amazonian Wildlife Ecology and Conservation course consists of practicals including line transects for pink and grey dolphins, gill net surveys for fish, point counts for macaws, caiman surveys, water bird transect surveys, distance and patch occupancy surveys of large mammals, camera trapping, niche separation in 12 species of primates, and amphibian surveys of floating vegetation mats.
South Africa – Bush Courses
Based in a range of Highveld, Lowveld and Fynbos reserves, this African Wildlife Management course consists of practicals including distance based surveys of large mammals from vehicles, foot based surveys of browsing and grazing pressure to calculate carrying capacities of reserves, bird point counts, and camera trapping. These courses have the students working with armed guards on foot in reserves for some practicals and includes initial training in bush survey and safety skills.
Indonesia – Marine Courses
Based in the famous Wakatobi Marine National Park, the most published site in the Coral Triangle, this field course includes dive training to PADI Open Water level as well as an Indo-Pacific reef ecology course with practicals focused on 3D mapping software to model reefs, stereo video surveys of reef fish, seagrass and mangrove studies, behavior projects on fiddler crabs and cleaner fish, and artisanal fishery survey methods.
Croatia – Terrestrial and Marine courses
Based in Krka National Park research centre for the first week, the Balkan field course consists of practicals including electrofishing, cave surveys, camera trapping for large mammals such as wolves, bird point counts and mist netting, and reptile surveys. The marine week is based in Mljet National Park, with dive training to PADI Open Water level or the Mediterranean Sea and islands ecology course with practicals including stereo video surveys of fish, sea grass surveys, and tortoise population surveys.
You can find out even more about these opportunities here. Please let us know if you have any questions at all.
Research Technician- Mouse Breeding Colony Manager
We are a research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital looking for someone to fill a position as our full-time mouse colony manager. Our research on pulmonary fibrosis and lung disease largely relies on genetically engineered mouse models which we breed and maintain in house. The role of the colony manager is therefore of utmost importance and requires above average organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
The main responsibilities of this role include: breeding (setting up mating pairs), weaning, tissue collection (for genotyping purposes), monitoring of clinical conditions, compound administration (PO, SC, IP, IV), anesthesia/analgesia/euthanasia and basic data collection. Above all, we expect excellent communication with the other members of the laboratory in order to create an efficient and collaborative work environment that is the foundation of good research.
Once these responsibilities are met, we are able to provide additional room for career growth and training.
- Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Biology or related field (experience preferred but not necessary).
- Solid understanding of basic genetics
- Strong communication skills (reading, writing, verbal).
- Ability to recognize and respond to normal/abnormal animal conditions and behaviors.
- Identification and resolution of technical/operational challenges.
- Team oriented and interactive.
- Availability during off-hours (some weekends, holidays and during inclement weather).
- Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and data base knowledge.
Wildlife Acoustics Course
This course is a well-rounded 5 day course that starts with the basics of bat acoustics and bat detector technology. It includes species identification with an overview of North American species, and more in-depth acoustic ID of northwestern species.
The course will provide a foundation for those participating in the North American Bat Monitoring Program, conducting environmental assessments, monitoring at wind energy developments and more. There will be an overview of of all major types of bat detectors with focus on Wildlife Acoustics products. On several nights (weather dependent) there will be hands-on practice in the field actively recording bats.
The analysis component of this course focuses on practice with workflow patterns, starting with raw file management, and includes using Kaldeidoscope Pro to efficiently identify files to species and species-groups, ending with quick and easy pivot-tables and histogram creation in Excel for reporting. For more information click here.
Teaching Assistant in the SES Program
These are full time temporary positions (~4.5 months Aug 27, 2018- Jan 11, 2019) and serve as a great platform from which to pursue other scientific research jobs in Woods Hole. All three of last year’s TA’s are now employed full time in research labs at MBL.
Successful applicants should be familiar with ecological theory and have strong lab and field skills in ecosystems or microbial science including experience measuring biogeochemical parameters such as water column nutrients, chlorophyll. Knowledge of field instruments such as a Hydrolab sonde used to measure salinity, temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen profiles in the water column is helpful. Familiarity with terrestrial ecosystems and use of Licor or equivalent instrumentation to measure leaf level photosynthesis and/or soil respiration would be helpful. The microbial position also requires some knowledge of molecular techniques for analysis of genomic information.
For more information click here.
Success Academy Charter Schools
A great new opportunity with Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City. Primarily serving low-income families and communities, they have created a revolutionary K-12 school model that is nationally recognized for achieving outstanding academic results for students. The goal is to hire 120 middle school math and science teachers for the upcoming school year so. For more application click this application link.
Frankel Cardiovascular Center at Michigan Medicine Center
This program supports undergraduate students who are interested in cardiovascular research. Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at any degree granting University or College is eligible to apply for this opportunity, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research.
Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center. This collection of laboratories is involved in internationally recognized research in topics such as atherosclerosis, genetic cardiomyopathies, blood clotting disorders, cardiac arrhythmias, vascular biology, and heart failure.
The stipend will be $4,000 for ten weeks of full-time work, starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day and ending around the first week of August. There may also be financial aid assistance for travel and housing to students that qualify. There will be a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, as well as opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.
The application for our 2019 Frankel CVC Summer Undergraduate Fellowship program will open mid-December and the deadline for submission is January 31, 2019.