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December 4, 2017

Six job openings in the Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 3:08 pm

The Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing (CGRB) collaborates with and assists life and environmental scientists using cutting-edge genomic, computational and informatics technologies. We are an enthusiastic team of laboratory scientists, data and computer scientists, and researchers serving OSU and beyond. We are recruiting six new staff who will work closely with the OSU research community to provide a high quality of service and promote the CGRB’s mission of genomics and bioinformatics research and training. The positions are listed below. To find more information and apply for a position, go to http://jobs.oregonstate.edu and search for the respective posting number.

 

Core Lab Researcher – sequencing (Faculty Research Assistant). This person will: (1) Plan and execute research involving primarily Sanger DNA sequencing, genotyping, and bioanalyzer and tape station analysis, and secondarily DNA and RNA extraction, high throughput sequencing, and protein analysis; and (2) Contribute to research and development of new cutting edge technologies suitable for molecular biology and DNA sequencing services. Posting number: P01777UF. Closing date: 12/31/17.

 

Core Lab Researcher – new services (Faculty Research Assistant). This person will: (1) Conduct research and development of new cutting edge technologies suitable for molecular biology and DNA sequencing services; and (2) Contribute to research involving primarily Sanger DNA sequencing, genotyping, and bioanalyzer and tape station analysis, and secondarily DNA and RNA extraction, high throughput sequencing, and protein analysis. Posting number: P01778UF. Closing date: 12/31/17.

 

Computational Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant). This person will research, design and implement information technologies for collecting, moving, storing, analyzing, and disseminating large scale research data sets and experiments. Includes research and development of new technologies and support of CGRB’s biocomputing hardware and software infrastructure. OSU applicants only. Posting number: P01776UF. Closing date: 12/31/17.

 

Assistant Computational Scientist (Faculty Research Assistant). The Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Teaching Facility (ACTF) supports the CGRB’s computational biology training program and also computationally intensive classes taught by OSU faculty. This person will: (1) Research, develop, and maintain a next-generation software stack for the ACTF, specific to the needs of data science education and practice; and (2) Provide training and support to users of the CGRB computational infrastructure. Posting number: P01780UF. Closing date: 1/14/18.

 

Bioinformatics Analyst (Faculty Research Assistant). This person will provide bioinformatics consulting and analysis services, and participate in collaborative bioinformatics research. Responsibilities include analysis of genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data sets, and development of new tools in bioinformatics and computational biology. Posting number: P01779UF Closing date: 1/14/18.

 

Bioinformatics Trainer (Faculty Research Assistant). This person will: (1) Train researchers at all levels, including those from industry, to use bioinformatics and biocomputing applications in research projects; and (2) Collaborate in research projects that require bioinformatics and biocomputing expertise. Posting number: P01775UF. Closing date: 1/14/18.

November 30, 2017

Prize Fellowship in Sustainable Technologies at University of Bath

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:39 am

Calling early career researchers to apply for Prize Fellowship in Sustainable Technologies at University of Bath

Title: Prize Fellowship in Sustainable Technologies

Salary: Starting from £39,992, rising to £47,722

Closing Date: Sunday 31 December 2017

Apply: https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SF5354

We’re looking for early career researchers with the potential to become research leaders.

Our Prize Fellowship Scheme will nurture your research career and fast-track you to a permanent appointment at Bath. This managed scheme offers you a supportive environment to pursue top-level research and reach your potential as a future academic leader in your field.

Research towards development of technologies with the potential to enhance global sustainability requires creative and interdisciplinary science and engineering. Sustainable Technologies assist in the delivery of the “ambitious and transformational vision” embodied in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals defined by the United Nations in 2015. These include targets for economic growth and poverty alleviation, as well as environmental protection. We are therefore seeking applications with research interests in a range of scientific areas in sustainable technologies.

Examples that align with current research priorities include:

  • Sustainable manufacturing technologies using renewable resources and industrial biotechnology, e.g. exploitation of biomass via biocatalysis, or production of novel functional materials delivering the performance of oil-based polymers yet compatible with the tenets of the circular economy
  • Transformational technologies for the sustainable exploitation of scarce water and energy resources
  • Systems/means of measuring and quantifying sustainability gains and the flows of energy and materials in an increasingly circular economy

See more details and check if you’re eligible for the scheme:http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/university-of-bath-prize-fellowships/

Apply here: https://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=SF5354

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Janet Scott: J.L.Scott@bath.ac.uk

PDX REU Opportunity

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:37 am

I am contacting you to inform you of a wonderful opportunity for your undergraduate students. Portland State University’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program has been a successful NSF-funded training program since its advent in 2001.This REU program, which includes a wide range of scientific departments, includes instruction on SEM and FIB microscopes and eight weeks of paid lab work alongside one of PSU’s professors. It takes place over the summer, from June 18, 2018 to August 10, 2018.

The application on our website has just recently opened, and will remain open until March 5, 2018. This program has an emphasis on women, minorities, veterans, and nontraditional students, though all applicants will be considered and are encouraged to apply.

For more information, please visit our website or see the attached flyer, which can be distributed to any students you think may be interested.

Thank you for your time, and we hope to see some of your students apply! If you have any further questions, you may contact me at reuga@pdx.edu.

 

Sincerely,

 

Hilary Louth
REU Program Coordinator
reuga@pdx.edu
www.pdx.edu/reu

Free Graduate Student & Faculty Library Workshops – Winter Break

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:34 am

Check out the OSU Libraries’ free Graduate Student & Faculty Winter Break Workshops. Come learn more about Qualtrics, Git, Zotero, and EndNote. Registration is encouraged, but not required for most sessions. For complete session descriptions, visit:http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/Library-Workshops-for-Grad-Students-Faculty  Can’t make it to a session?  Some of the sessions have handouts or online tutorials: http://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/WorkshopHandouts

Questions?  Ask Hannah Rempel, hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu

 

Intro to Qualtrics – Making Great Surveys                                    

Monday, December 11, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom

 

Advanced Qualtrics                                         

Monday, December 11, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

 

Introduction to Git        **Registration Required**

Monday, December 11, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

 

Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations    

Tuesday, December 12, 12:00  – 1:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

 

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero     

Tuesday, December 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

 

Basic EndNote Workshop                                      

Tuesday, December 12, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

 

Intermediate/Advanced EndNote       

Tuesday, December 12, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

ONAMI Internships

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:33 am

We would like to inform you of several internships that may be of interest to your students.  All are part of the ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups program.  The internships are with Element 1 Corp., NANO3D Systems, LLC., Valliscor, LLC., Energy Storage Systems (ESS Tech, Inc.), Diatomix, Inc., and Inpria Corporation.

The ONAMI Graduate Internships are open to graduate students who are currently working with ONAMI Member Researchers, or who have completed their MS or PhD within the last year.  The position descriptions for all of theinternships are attached.  Please share these opportunities with your students who may be interested and qualified.

Interested students should send their resume and cover letter to:

Please copy Cindy Dahl (cdahl@onami.us) on submissions.

About ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups:

ONAMI Graduate Internships in Startups (GIST) Program:  ONAMI will fund internships for qualified grad students or recent graduates at ONAMI portfolio companies for 6-9 months.  This is a great opportunity for a student to determine if the startup environment is an attractive career option. Experience to date has proven the internships beneficial to both company and student.

When a match is found (this is determined by the student and company), ONAMI will enter into an agreement with the company, and the student will become a company employee or contractor.  ONAMI will fund the internship at the rate of $25/hour, paid to the company.  The company will provide the intern with salary (at least $25/hour), supervision, training, materials and mentorship.   (Any additional compensation or benefits are the option of the company.)  ONAMI will fund the company up front for half of the internship.  Brief (non-confidential) monthly reports from the student, as well as a mid-term review by both company and student will determine if the internship will proceed. At that point, ONAMI will fund the remainder of the internship.

We look forward to hearing from students interested in the internships.

 

Cindy

 

Cindy L. Dahl, PE

Vice President, Operations

ONAMI, Inc.

P.O. Box 2041

Corvallis, OR 97339

cdahl@onami.us

www.onami.us

541-713-1327

 

OSU Women’s Giving Circle Grant Opportunity

Filed under: Funding Opportunity @ 9:29 am

To the OSU Community:

 

I write to invite you to consider submitting a proposal for an OSU Women’s Giving Circle grant.  Founded in the spring of 2003 by a group of OSU alumnae and friends, the Women’s Giving Circle has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to enhance the undergraduate experience, directly impact as many OSU students as possible and improve student retention. Last year, the Women’s Giving Circle awarded more than $70,000 to eleven OSU programs.

To apply for a grant please visit Osufoundation.org/wgc_grant

Please note all proposals are due by Wednesday, January 17, 2018.  Grants will be awarded in May 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact Kellie Parker at Kellie.Parker@osufoundation.org or 541-737-4691.

Kind regards,

 

Ed Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President

November 22, 2017

Textbook Replacement Grant.

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:15 am

Reduce the cost of textbooks and save OSU students money! OSU Faculty are invited to submit a proposal to replace a current textbook with high-quality, no or low-cost alternatives. Winners receive $500 – $1000 to compensate them for time spent in locating, evaluating, and selecting open educational resources or low-cost alternatives. This grant is sponsored by the Women’s Giving Circle. Proposals are due by Dec. 9. Contact Stefanie Buck (stefanie.buck@oregonstate.edu).

https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2gXgGrQlCaTXgkB

November 20, 2017

University of Minnesota Lando NSF/REU Program

Filed under: Announcements @ 5:12 pm

About the Program

Each Chemistry Summer Research Fellow will receive a stipend of approximately $7400 to perform research over 10 weeks under direction of a chemistry faculty member on the Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.  The program also includes weekly lunches with faculty, a poster session, and various professional and social events (e.g. visits to companies, museums, and amusement parks).

All fellows will be given the opportunity to live on campus for the duration of the program at a cost of approximately $1900.

Summer Research Program

Program Dates: June 4 –August 10, 2018

All appointments will be made within the time frame of June-August, with the first Monday in June reserved as a move-in day.  Therefore, all travel arrangements may be made accordingly.  If you require housing for a short period of time before the program commences or after the program has concluded, please contact the program director:

 

Nick Erickson

chmlando@umn.edu

612-624-0026

 

Program History

Maximillian Nandor Lando, a 1902 chemistry graduate of the University of Minnesota, initiated the Lando Program in 1973 with funds from his bequest to the University of Minnesota.  Lando has been, and is presently also supported by the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) grant.

Application & Eligibility

Applicants are accepted from those students who are presently in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate studies in chemistry or closely related fields.

All students who fulfill these requirements are eligible to apply to the NSF/REU and the Lando Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

The online application is available at: http://z.umn.edu/landonsf

The deadline for completion and submission of the application for the summer of 2018 is February 1, 2018.

2018

Lando Summer Undergraduate Research Program University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry

http://z.umn.edu/landonsf

 

November 16, 2017

Thanksgiving Meals

Filed under: Announcements @ 9:07 am

Love Thanksgiving food? You’re in luck. University Housing & Dining Services is offering three different Thanksgiving meals at Oregon State. Pick just one, or feast at all three! People going home for the holiday can get a Thanksgiving fix early: Thursday, Nov. 16 at Marketplace West. Anyone on campus on Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Day, can attend the annual dinner at Southside Station at Arnold. Each all-inclusive meal price is $9.95 and includes turkey, potatoes, and other holiday favorites. All meals are open to students, staff, faculty, and members of the community. Meal times and details: uhds.link/thanksgiving17

November 15, 2017

Soil or Organic Chemist Job Opportunity

Filed under: employment opportunity @ 12:39 pm

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