ORNL is the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.Visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSCdUJ8cavw to discover some exciting reasons why ORNL offers great research opportunities!


In addition to the research, these experiences provide access to scientific seminars, facility tours and other networking events.  Both programs also provide eligible faculty members an opportunity to invite students to apply to participate on the research project.  Selected faculty members and students participate for 10-week summer research appointments.  The summer appointment dates are June 4 – August 10, 2018.


Program Name Eligibility Application Deadline and  Informational Website
DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists Visiting Faculty Program (VFP) ·        U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident

·        Full-time faculty member in physics, chemistry, biology (non-medical), math, engineering, environmental sciences, materials sciences, or computer or computational sciences at an accredited U.S. institution historically underrepresented in the U.S. research community

·        5PM ET on January 12, 2018

·        http://science.energy.gov/wdts/vfp/

HBCU/MEI Summer Faculty Research Program ·        No citizenship requirement, unless specified

·        Full-time faculty member at institutions of higher learning that are designated by the federal government as HBCUs, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, or Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions

·        11:59PM ET on February 9, 2018

·        http://www.orau.org/ornl/faculty/hbcu-mei-summer-program.htm


Please contact Julie Malicoat at Julie.Malicoat@orau.org for additional information.


My name is Sharon Rice, a recruiter at Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).  ORAU administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for students and recent graduates of all degree levels through the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). Last year, ORAU placed over 9,400 participants in educational research roles across the country.

I am writing to inform you that the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) is currently accepting applications for its 2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program. This civilian research opportunity is a 10-week summer program intended for MS/PhD candidates pursuing degrees in STEM. Each year the laboratory will appointment a couple exceptional undergraduate students into the program.  There are 36 posted opportunities, once the application January 21, 2018 deadline passes, each application will be reviewed and AFRL will fund 15 participants for the summer period.  Check out the opportunity catalog to review all of the available opportunities, there are available research opportunities in nearly every STEM field! Please apply to no more than (3) Repperger opportunities and only apply to opportunities in your applicable educational background.

2018 AFRL Repperger Research Internship Program Catalog:


To qualify, applicants must be pursuing their Master or PhD (some outstanding bachelor students will be considered as well), have a minimal 3.2 GPA in a STEM discipline and be aU.S. citizen. Selected participants will receive a $12,000 stipend for their participation in the internship which runs from June 4- August 10, 2018. All complete applications must be submitted by January 21, 2018. To apply, visit https://www.orau.org/maryland/repperger.html.  For more information, visit: www.orau.org/maryland, or email Recruiter@orau.org.

Please remember we have a lot more opportunities available with the Department of Defense! Please explore the U.S. Army Research Lab Summer Journeyman Fellowship (BS-PhD candidates) and the U.S. Army Institute for Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program (BS Candidates) opportunities. Additional summer and postgraduate opportunities (Bachelor–Postdoctoral opportunities) are posted to the ORAU Maryland website, currently over 200 open research opportunities: www.orau.org/maryland.

Army Research Lab –Summer Journeyman Fellowship


Army Institute for Surgical Research Summer Internship Program


I hope that you will share this e-mail with students at your intuition and encourage them to apply!

Best regards,


Sharon C. Rice

Recruiting & Marketing, Program Specialist

Scientific Assessment and Workforce Development


Maryland Office

4692 Millennium Drive    |  Suite 101  | Belcamp, MD 21017

Office: (410) 306-9200 |  Direct: (410) 306-9201  | Fax: (410) 306-9306


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.