Tuesday, December 16, 2014

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from renowned group of professors.  This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue for a fully-funded Master of Public Health at the University of Washington. 

Further information about the Post-Bachelor Fellowship program and how to apply can also be found at on the IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship page.   

Summary of list of undergraduate research, intern, coop, and study abroad opportunities

Chem and Biochem Majors,
Below is a compiled list of undergraduate research, intern, coop, and study abroad opportunities for CoS undergraduates. Please encourage your students to review and apply over the winter break/early January.



CDC ORISE fellow position - December 2014

CDC has a fellowship opening to be filled as soon as possible.

They are looking for an applicant that has already graduated with either a BS or a MS in a chemistry/biology related science. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and mass spectrometry experience is highly preferred.

Georgia Tech graduates are highly respected in the Division of Laboratory Sciences.

If you would like to be considered for this position: please send resume to John Lee at ito7@cdc.gov.

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The positions are located in the Tobacco Exposure Biomarkers Laboratory, Emergency Response
and Air Toxicants Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, CDC (Atlanta, Georgia). DLS is seeking multiple chemists (BS, MS and PhD) to work full-time on a regular shift supporting projects in the Tobacco Exposure Biomarkers Laboratory. The selected persons will be responsible for providing analytical support for the analysis of tobacco exposure biomarkers, including projects associated with FDA regulation of tobacco products.

The incumbents are expected to improve existing and develop new analytical methods to measure
tobacco exposure biomarkers using various sample preparation techniques and instrumentations,
including liquid-liquid extraction, solid-phase extraction, GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS. These positions will also involve performing routine sample analysis on GC/MS/MS or LC/MS/MS instrumentation, including analyzing samples, checking chromatograms, etc. In addition, these positions also require the selected persons to maintain instrument at highest sensitivity possible daily, update instrument service records and sample log at regular basis, trouble shoots the analytical method and instrument when there is a problem in the assay, and participate in data review and data compilation. The selected applicants will also have to interface with various laboratory staff and management to determine specific needs and to assist with implementation and maintenance. The selected applicants will have to obtain and maintain a CDC security clearance. Relocation allowances are not authorized for this position.

Primary job responsibilities will include:

1. Develop new analytical methods to measure tobacco exposure biomarkers using various sample
preparation techniques and instrumentations, including liquid-liquid extraction, solid-phase extraction,
GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS.
2. Perform routine sample preparation on automation systems, including check in samples, restock lab
supplies, maintain robotic systems, etc.
3. Perform routine sample analysis on GC/MS/MS or LC/MS/MS instrument, including analyzing
samples, checking chromatograms, etc.
4. Maintain and tune instrument at regular basis. Maintain instrument service records and sample log.
5. Trouble shoots the entire analytical method when there is a problem in the assay. Maintain highest
sensitivity possible daily for routine sample analysis.
6. Interface with various laboratory staff and management to determine specific needs and to assist with
implementation and maintenance. Provide technical guidance to junior scientists.
7. Participate in data review and analysis.
8. Adhere to CLIA Guidelines with regard to laboratory protocols and quality control. Assist in
maintaining various lab records and in survey sample management.

Requirements:

1. BS, MS or PhD in Chemistry or related science with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
2. Experienced in operating and maintaining analytical instrumentation: HPLC, UPLC, GC/MS/MS or
LC/MS/MS.
3. Knowledgeable in isotope dilution mass spectrometry.
4. Experienced in troubleshooting HPLC and tandem mass spectrometer.
5. Proficiency in the use of SAS, EXCEL, WORD, and PowerPoint software.
6. Excellent at being meticulous, detail-oriented, neat and organized.
7. Excellent at keeping records.
8. Excellent written and verbal skills. Good at team work.
Preferred Experience:
9. Experienced in developing analytical methods to measure biomarkers of exposure or effect in
biological samples.
10. Experienced in operating and maintaining automation robotic systems: Hamilton STAR, TECAN Freedom, Caliper Sciclone, etc.
11. Experienced with biological sample preparation techniques: solid phase extraction (SPE) and Liquid-liquid extraction (L-L).
12. Familiar with CLIA regulation, or other ISO, GLP guidelines.

If you would like to be considered for this position: please send resume to John Lee at ito7@cdc.gov.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Summer 2015 Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week paid summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanoparticles, photonics, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. This opportunity is open to all physics, chemistry, engineering and materials science students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Please forward the announcement below to any students who you think might be interested in participating in our program. If you have a specific person in mind, which you wish to recommend, please let us know. Thank you for your help in getting the word out about this opportunity.
If you would like us to mail you a flier, please let me know.
Sincerely,

-----------------------------------------------------------------------Aleta Hagman, Ph.D.
Education and Outreach Coordinator
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Northwestern University
2145 Sheridan Road, Tech K111
Evanston, IL 60208-3116
Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates at Northwestern University
The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) at Northwestern University offers a 9-week, paid summer research experience for undergraduates. The students are paired up with some of the leading research professors in science and engineering fields. Research areas include ceramics, polymers, nanocomposites, photonics, nanoparticles, molecular electronics and biomaterials. While there are many REU programs, the NU-MRSEC stands out in offering students an interdisciplinary research experience. Students currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in science or engineering who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible. The program dates this year are June 22 to August 21, 2015; Applications are due Feb. 15, 2015. Participants are paid a $4500 stipend, a travel allowance, and on-campus housing is provided. For more information, please visit our website:
If you have any questions, please contact us at mrc-reu@northwestern.edu