Below is a position description of the job duties for the two hourly  student positions we had talked about earlier today. I think we need to post it for all students, but if you could circulate the availability within your department, we would greatly appreciate it. A chemistry student with at least some lab experience would be an ideal candidate.





Job duties

5% Log-in of samples

15%-Maintenance of samples storage and records

20%-Dishes and general lab clean-up tasks

40% -Grinding of plant samples

20%-Weighing out and preparing plant samples for analysis

Job can start immediately, with and end date of December 31st. I can forward you the link once the position is posted as well. Questions or interests can be directed to the Supervisor:

Jennifer M. Duringer, Ph.D.

Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

Oregon State University

Innovation Crossroads, based at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), is a two-year entrepreneurial fellowship program that matches aspiring entrepreneurs with ORNL researchers and mentors, to take their world-changing ideas to the marketplace.  Innovation Crossroads is now recruiting its third cohort.  For more information about the program, please visit:

  • Innovation Crossroads fellows receive: A two-year fellowship – Includes a cash stipend along with health insurance and travel funds
  • Lab access and research funding –Unparalleled access to ORNL facilities, equipment, and expertise, and up to $200k to fund R&D collaborations with ORNL
  • Access to entrepreneurial training, mentors, and networking programs that will help you build a successful company.

With funding support from the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Innovation Crossroads can help you mature and de-risk your ideas so they can become sustainable and impactful companies.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at by Monday, October 29th at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

Position Description

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is seeking an innovative leader to serve as Chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Research activities in the Department reflect all major areas of chemistry, and faculty receive extramural funding from federal and state programs, private foundations and industry. The successful candidate is expected to be an active leader and researcher who has a strong vision for developing and strengthening educational and research initiatives.  Applicants must have a distinguished record of scientific achievement, demonstrated leadership skills, and a commitment to the education and mentorship of both students and faculty. Candidates should have relevant administrative experience and an understanding of key issues affecting faculty recruitment, promotion and retention. The Department is especially interested in candidates who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.


Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Chemistry (or Biochemistry with Chemistry emphasis)
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent management skills
  • Distinguished record of research and teaching
  • Current academic rank of tenured associate or full professor (or equivalent non-US rank)


About the University of Texas at El Paso

Located in one of the largest binational communities in the world, The University of Texas at El Paso is unique among research institutions. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students, most of whom are Hispanic. The Brookings Institution in 2017 ranked UTEP as the No. 1 leader in equal access to higher education, based on a combination of research productivity and student social mobility. The University has annual research expenditures of $95 million, maintains an operating budget of $500 million and employs approximately 4,000 people. With 172 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs available in eight colleges and schools, UTEP is the first national research university serving a 21stcentury student demographic.


Application Instructions and Contact Information

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, contact information for 5 references, and a letter of interest addressing research, educational, administrative and leadership goals.


Review of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions about this position should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Michael Kenney at


To apply, please visit


Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.


In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

Greetings science communication enthusiasts and advocates,
We’re excited to announce that applications are now open for the spring cohort of the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship program. In partnership with Oregon State University (OSU), the Spring 2019 Cohort will be held primarily in Corvallis, OR on the OSU campus.  We’ve worked closely with OSU leadership to create a few pages on their website about our program and partnership here:
Additionally, we will be at OSU to host an informational brownbag next Thursday, October 11th from 12-1pm in LPSC 402. 
We would love your help spreading the word this upcoming cohort and the brownbag session.   Please pass on the below text (and attached flyer) to any interested colleagues at OSU.  For those of you outside of OSU, we will return to OMSI to host our summer and fall cohorts next year.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) has a program, the OMSI Science Communication Fellowship, that I wanted to let you know about. OMSI Science Communication Fellows are researchers or science professionals including faculty, graduate students, technicians, or other individuals in science, engineering, health, or technology related positions. OMSI Fellows participate in a series of professional development workshops that cover science communication best practices and provide opportunities for participants to practice new skills and techniques. In collaboration with OMSI, each Fellow will develop a unique hands-on educational activity designed to communicate their research to public audiences and will join OMSI in engaging museum visitors with these activities at Meet a Scientist events. 
The OMSI team will be at OSU to host an informational brownbag on the Fellowship program nextThursday, October 11th from 12-1pm in LPSC 402. Please come meet the OMSI team and learn more about the program!
Application Deadline & Workshop Schedule
Applications are due Monday, November 5th. An online application and further information about the Fellowship program can be found on OMSI’s website at and at the new OSU-OMSI Partnership webpages here:  The workshop dates for this round are:
Workshop 1: Thursday, January 24, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 2: Thursday, March 7, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 3: Thursday, April 11, 1-4pm (at OSU)
Workshop 4: Saturday, April 27, 1-5pm (held in Portland, OR at OMSI)
Tuition & Scholarship Information
Tuition for the program is $1,850 per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available for this cohort:
College of Science Tuition Scholarship
Eligibility: Professionals (including researchers, faculty, students, etc.) in the College of Science at OSU. This scholarship is possible through the generosity of OSU College of Science donors.
Scholarship Amount: $925
Securing Funding 
We invite all interested applicants to apply even if you have not yet found funding.  OSU is committed to helping as many students and faculty as possible participate in this opportunity. OMSI can assist in initiating conversations to find funding through your department, college, or advisor.  We are happy to provide information on the Fellowship, including a recent evaluation report on our program documenting the impacts on the STEM professionals participating in the OMSI Fellowship. Please reach out to Amanda Fisher, Senior Science Communication Specialist, to request support.
Broader Impacts
Many of the participants in the Fellowship program secure their tuition through broader impacts or education and outreach components of current research grants.  If you’d like help to secure funding for participation in a future cohort, please reach out to us.  We often work with researchers to incorporate the Fellowship into broader impact plans within NSF grant proposals. If you are interested in pursuing this option, or would like to invite us to facilitate an info session with your lab group or department on broader impact proposal collaborations, please get in touch with Amanda directly.  Her email, and direct line is 503-797-4635.  We expect to run 2-3 cohorts per year (with one cohort per year at OSU) so there are many opportunities to get involved.
Please help us spread the word by sending this announcement to any colleagues who may have interest in the program.
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The Department of Defense (DoD) SMART Scholarship Program is an opportunity for students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM disciplines to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed by the Department of Defense upon degree completion.

SMART Scholars will receive:

  • A full tuition scholarship while in school
  • An annual stipend
  • Summer research internships
  • A job after graduating in their STEM field at a cutting edge Department of Defense Facility

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States and 18 years of age or older
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 21 specified STEM disciplines
Tell students to visit to learn more and apply today!

A poster and brochure are also provided to make sharing with students easier.

Thank you for spreading the word about this opportunity with your students!

Deadline to apply is December 1, 2018.

The Office of Human Resources is partnering with Fred Meyer Pharmacies to provide flu shot clinics for employees this year.


  • October 4th, Thursday, in the MU Ballroom
  • October 11th, Thursday, in the MU 109

Times (both dates): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On the day of the clinic:

  • Bring your insurance card and photo ID (for billing).
  • Wear short sleeves.
  • Plan on staying for five minutes after receiving the vaccination (water and snacks will be available while you wait).
  • If paying at the time of service, payment by check will be the only form of payment accepted (see cost below).

Cost of vaccination:

  • Fred Meyer Pharmacies will bill your insurance plans.
    • PEBB Statewide (Providence), Providence Choice and Moda plans will cover the cost of the flu vaccinations.
    • Employees with Kaiser insurance: The Office of Human Resources is verifying with Kaiser if they will pay for the vaccination if it is received at the OSU flu shot clinic.
    • Employees with other insurance coverage (e.g., another employer plan, OHP): Fred Meyer Pharmacies will bill that insurance company. Please verify with your insurance provider if the flu vaccination is covered.
  • If you are paying at time of the clinic, the cost is $25.

If you have any questions, please contact Employee Benefits at