Wednesday, May 3, 2017

CDC position - Biomonitoring Laboratory - BS, MS and PhD graduates



Research Fellowship Positions at CDC’s Biomonitoring Laboratory

The Tobacco and Volatiles Branch (TVB) of the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently seeking recent BS,  MS, PhD level graduates (degree conferred within last five years) for research fellowship positions (2-4 yr term) in Atlanta, Georgia.  In the VOC and Toxic Anion Biomonitoring Laboratory of DLS, we quantify human exposure to environmental toxicants using advanced analytical chemistry methods in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities (www.cdc.gov/dls/).  Candidates should hold a chemistry or biochemistry degree (B.S. or dual major preferred) with interest in laboratory analyses involving mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and handling and processing of biological samples. The starting salary for a BS level graduate is $41,348, MS level graduate is $50,578, and PhD level graduate is $61,193.  The fellowship offers a standard Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy (no dental or vision) with a maximum stipend toward single coverage of $513 per month.  Please note that this position does not offer relocation expenses.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017



Research Fellowship Positions at CDC’s Biomonitoring Laboratory

The Tobacco and Volatiles Branch (TVB) of the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently seeking recent BS,  MS, PhD level graduates (degree conferred within last five years) for research fellowship positions (2-4 yr term) in Atlanta, Georgia.  In the VOC and Toxic Anion Biomonitoring Laboratory of DLS, we quantify human exposure to environmental toxicants using advanced analytical chemistry methods in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities (www.cdc.gov/dls/).  Candidates should hold a chemistry or biochemistry degree (B.S. or dual major preferred) with interest in laboratory analyses involving mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, and handling and processing of biological samples. The starting salary for a BS level graduate is $41,348, MS level graduate is $50,578, and PhD level graduate is $61,193.  The fellowship offers a standard Blue Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy (no dental or vision) with a maximum stipend toward single coverage of $513 per month.  Please note that this position does not offer relocation expenses.


Editorial note from Dr. SheplerThis opportunity was sent by one of our B.S. BCHM alumni who took a similar position at the CDC when she graduated in 2013 and still works there.

Fall 2017 PURA applications and Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

PURA
As a student currently enrolled in undergraduate research this semester, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program would like to share with you the upcoming deadline for the Fall 2017 President's Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA). PURA offers $1,500 (max.) salary awards to undergraduate students conducting research who are being mentored by a faculty member or GTRI scientist.

The deadline to apply for this Fall is Friday, May 12, 2017. For more information on PURA and how to apply, please visit our website here.

Undergraduate Research Ambassador
 The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program office is offering a unique leadership opportunity for undergraduate research students.  As an Undergraduate Research Ambassador, students can help to develop their own research programming to engage students.  Go here for more information.  We are taking applications for interested ambassadors here.  The deadline to apply is Friday, May 12, 2017.  As an incentive, as a research ambassador, students will receive priority when awarding PURA travel grants.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Clinical Chemistry Branch - CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health - BS & MS degree

Fellowship Positions at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Chemistry Branch


The Clinical Chemistry Branch (CCB) at the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, conducts research and provides laboratory support to improve the detection of protein toxins. CCB develops analytical methods for the detection of botulinum neurotoxin, ricin, and abrin in clinical and/or environmental samples.


We are seeking candidates for a fellowship administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/ for further information) at the M.S., and B.S. levels with a degree in science (Minimum GPA: 3.0) and experience in chemical and analytical laboratory work.


The research involves activities such as sample preparation using automated equipment, analysis of samples by mass spectrometry, data processing and analysis using complex software and data evaluation procedures, and presentation of results. These tasks will be performed in compliance with DLS policies and regulations, such as those outlined in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA).


At the Master’s level, the following skills are desired:
* Experience with reviewing scientific literature, conducting laboratory experiments, interpreting and evaluating results and other findings, and writing reports describing the results and conclusions.
* Skills with handling complex analytical data, processing and presentation of results with the aid of software tools.
* Experience with MALDI-TOF MS instrumentation is desired.

At the Bachelor’s level, the following skills are desired:
* Experience conducting routine laboratory tasks independently.
* Undergraduate research laboratory experience.
* High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

This fellowship is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/ for further information). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for up to five years. The stipend depends on educational level and experience and follows those described in federal salary tables (GS tables). The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


Applications should be emailed to Dr. Suzanne Kalb (skalb@cdc.gov) by May 3rd, 2017. The application should include a curriculum vitae or resume, copy of official transcripts, citizenship

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

St. Jude Ph.D program in Biomedical Sciences--info table Wednesday April 19 in SC Commons


The program described below may interest some of you students.  Please share the news about Wednesday's information table (12-1 in the Student Center, near the post office.


PhD in Biomedical Sciences Available at St. Jude
Learn More Wednesday, 12-1, at the Student Center Information Table 1 (near the post office)

The St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is introducing a brand new doctoral program at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  This program allows high-achieving students to perform their thesis work with world-renowned researchers within St. Jude. The program is unique in that it is designed for students who have demonstrated research potential in their undergrad to complete their PhD in 5 years with a heavy translational component that puts a human face on the coursework.  Each student will be paired with a clinician so that they can follow St. Jude patients throughout their first year.  St. Jude is targeting applicants with an interest in the following health fields:

Cell & Molecular Biology
Chemical Biology & Therapeutics
Computational Biology
Developmental Biology
Developmental Neurobiology
Genetics
Hematology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Oncology
Pathology
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Radiation Oncology
Structural Biology
Tumor Cell Biology

If you’d like to learn more, please drop by the St. Jude’s Information, this Wednesday, 19 April, 12-1, in the Student Center Commons (near the post office).  Assistant Dean Racquel Collins, MT (ASCP), MBA, PhD, will be available to tell you more and answer questions about St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.