Undergradu​ate Research Day 2014 – University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Please find attached an invitation to the 2014 Undergraduate Research Day at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.  This invitation is for all Juniors and Seniors that may be interested.  Thank you!


Midwestern Symposium on Undergradu​ate Research in Chemistry

The Midwestern Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Chemistry (MSU-R:CHEM) will be held on October 11th, 2014 at Michigan State University (www.chemistry.msu.edu/MSUR ). All faculty and undergraduate researcher participants will receive financial support (no conference fee, a night in a hotel is covered for non MSU participant). Please save the date and encourage your talented undergraduates to apply.

Awards for the best undergraduate posters will be given based on faculty’s votes (one $100 award in each area: Inorganic, Physical, Analytical, Organic, Biochemistry, Materials).

Photos from previous years are available at the symposium website.


Research Opportunit​y: The DOE Ofc of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applicatio​ns!

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2014 solicitation.  Applications are due 5:00pm ET on Wednesday September 24, 2014.

 The SCGSR program supports supplemental awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist for a period of 3 to 12 consecutive months—with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission.

The SCGSR program is open to current Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas of importance to the DOE Office of Science. The research opportunity is expected to advance the graduate students’ overall doctoral thesis while providing access to the expertise, resources, and capabilities available at the DOE laboratories. The supplemental award provides for additional, incremental costs for living and travel expenses directly associated with conducting the SCGSR research project at the DOE host laboratory during the award period.

The Office of Science expects to make approximately 100 awards in 2014, for project periods beginning anytime between January and September 2015.

Detailed information about the program, including eligibility requirements and access to the online application system, can be found at: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/scgsr/.

The SCGSR program is sponsored and managed by the DOE Office of Science’s Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists (WDTS), in collaboration with the six Office of Science research programs offices and the DOE national laboratories, and the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE).

For any questions, please contact the SCGSR Program Manager, Dr. Ping Ge, at sc.scgsr@science.doe.gov.

U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science


Undergradu​ate Science Journal Seeks Staff!

Fall Hiring is Open!

JYI is seeking motivated students to join our staff!

With the return of the academic year often comes an increase in submissions for JYI, and we expect this year to be no different. Each summer, as students graduate and leave JYI, we look for new, enthusiastic staff members to fill their roles. This fall we are looking forward to the new submissions that have been written and polished during the summer, but we need more staff members to help! We have also been in contact with a very large scientific writing contest in Europe, and we plan to publish many of those papers as well. This is where you come in:

JYI is seeking motivated undergraduate students to fill several different roles within our organization. We are a volunteer-run, non-profit, open access science journal dedicated to expanding publication access and experience to undergraduate students. Our staff is made up entirely of undergraduate students, with assistance of faculty and professional mentors. All of our staff receive training in the department of their position, which may include corporate management, science writing, journalism, editing, finance management, and programming.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Associate Editor- Biology and Medical Sciences
  • Associate Editor- Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Associate Editor- Psychology and Social Sciences
  • Copy Editor
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Corporate Officer
  • Science and Career Center Editor
  • News and Features Editor
  • Journalist
  • Programmer
  • Chief Financial Officer*
    • *CFO is a member of JYI’s Executive Board

For more information and application, please visit http://www.jyi.org/participate/student/

and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me!

Rachel Bietz, Director of Public Relations
Journal of Young Investigators

Society of Forensic Toxicologi​sts Student Enrichment Program

In October, hundreds of forensic toxicologists from around the world will be in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2014 Annual Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) Meeting. As part of the conference, we are inviting undergraduate and graduate students interested in forensic toxicology to take part in a one-day educational outreach program. At this Student Enrichment Program (SEP), participants will engage with practicing forensic toxicologists and learn what this exciting discipline has to offer.
The SEP will take place Monday, October 20th, 2014 from 8am until 5pm at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. The program, including continental breakfast and lunch, are provided to accepted applicants at no cost; however, students are responsible for their own transportation and lodging, if needed. Space is limited, so participants will be selected through an application process. Applications are due by September 12, 2014.
More information regarding the SEP and the 2014 SOFT Conference can be found at our website http://www.soft-tox.org under the Young Forensic Toxicologists link on the main menu.

Virginia Tech Chemistry Faculty Search

The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech is seeking to fill a tenure track position in the area of theoretical/computational chemistry.

Our faculty are dedicated to research and teaching, and the collegiality among all members of the department results in a pleasant and productive work environment for all. Blacksburg enjoys a bucolic setting, nestled on a plateau in Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a wonderful place to live.

For more information about the department, please see www.chem.vt.edu, and for the town of Blacksburg, see http://www.blacksburg.gov.



Faculty Position at Bowdoin College – Physical Biochemist​ry / Biophysica​l Chemistry

The Bowdoin College Chemistry Department and Biochemistry Program has initiated a search for a tenure track faculty appointment in physical biochemistry / biophysical chemistry (broadly defined) beginning Fall 2015.

Bowdoin College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college in Maine where teaching expectations (three courses per year with laboratories staffed by professional, full-time laboratory instructors) make it possible for faculty to undertake ambitious, collaborative research with undergraduate students. Details on the position and Bowdoin College are found in the attached document and below.




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