Postdoc Position for hydrodynam​icist/biop​hysicist

At the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology within the Faculty of Science of Potsdam University there is an immediate opening for a

Postdoctoral Research Associate (E13 TV-L Ost).

As part of an interdisciplinary research group and in collaboration with an industrial partner, the successful applicant will experimentally characterize and mathematically model the association and dissociation behavior of pharmaceutically relevant proteins and peptides. The position is initially limited to 2 years and may be extended by mutual agreement upon prolongation of a research contract between the university and the industrial partner.

Research by the successful applicant will involve

  • The experimental characterization of association equilibria of proteins and peptides using hydrodynamic and scattering methods
  • Kinetic studies of the dynamics of protein-protein interactions
  • Analysis of protein secondary and tertiary structure using spectroscopic methods, in particular circular dichroism and fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Mathematical modeling of experimental data to determine association equilibrium constants and populations of oligomers

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, or biochemistry and have sound knowledge of numerical mathematics. Experience with biophysical techniques and with the numerical analysis of experimental results is desired. Abilities in protein and peptide chemistry are advantageous.

To apply send your CV, copies of certificates, and names of at least two references to

Universität Potsdam, Physikalische Biochemie, Prof. Dr. Robert Seckler, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25, 14476 Potsdam-Golm, Germany


Cancer research opportunit​y summer 2015

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-31) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program <>. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes.
A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist.   Prior research experience is required for all applicants. The POE 2014 class average undergraduate GPA was 3.80. In 2014, 51 students from 39 schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia were selected from 500 applicants. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. Medical students spend a minimum of 9 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks (10 weeks for returning students). All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology,  chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The remuneration is $4,000. Fully furnished group housing adjacent to our campus is provided at no cost for non- local participants.

The POE home page <> contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2015 application materials is February 1, 2015. Early application is highly recommended, since we make some early placements.  Letters of recommendation sent as PDF attachments to email are requested. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice. Our NIH/NCI-funded (2 P30CA021765-34S1) Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grant provides remuneration for additional undergraduate under-represented minority POE Program participants.

PS I advise students to apply for several programs, since most programs get many more well-qualified applicants than they can place. Many fine internship opportunities are listed on <>, <> and <>. Another option may be <> or <>. Graduating seniors may want to look into post baccalaureate programs such as <>. Current medical students may be interested in <>,  <>, or one of the many listings on <>.

ISP Summer Undergradu​ate Research Experience 2015

The Institute for Shock Physics (ISP) at Washington State University is pleased to announce a 9-week, multidisciplinary undergraduate research program “Materials Under Extreme Conditions” in the Summer of 2015 (May 28 through July 31).

APPLICATIONS: Now through February 20, 2015, or once the positions are filled.

RESEARCH GOAL: Provide undergraduate students in the Physical Sciences and Engineering the opportunity to undertake and perform hands-on experimental investigations of condensed matter phenomena at extreme conditions. A variety of exciting research projects are offered.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT: $5,000 stipend for the 9-week session, free housing on campus and travel assistance for travel to and from Pullman, Washington (up to $500).

Please visit for more information about this exciting undergraduate research opportunity.

 Institute for Shock Physics

Washington State University

Pullman, WA  99164-2814

Phone:  (509) 335-3545

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Assistant/Associate Professor position

Open faculty position in Chemistry


Duke Noyce Teacher Fellowship

Dear Juniors and Seniors,

The Duke University Master of Arts in Teaching Program is currently accepting applications for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Noyce Teacher Fellowship. The Duke Noyce Fellowship is a prestigious, NSF graduate fellowship that recruits highly-successful math and science majors to become high school science and math teachers through Duke’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program. The fellowship provides at least $30,000 of tuition support and a $1,000/month stipend. Conference travel awards of up to $800 and leadership development opportunities are also provided. Highly-competitive candidates will be provided full tuition remission.

Applications for admission are due on January 30, 2015.

Please contact Program Manager, Kate Allman, at if you are interested in learning more

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Apply by 1 Dec: Opportunit​y for students and researcher​s to win $150k in the OneStart program

Apply by December 1st for a chance to win $150k to realise your business idea Do you have an idea to solve a critical problem in healthcare? Or do you have the scientific or business know-how to help someone else develop their idea?
The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) and SR One, the venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, have teamed up again for the OneStart competition – the largest life sciences / health care startup accelerator programme in the world – to offer young innovators from all disciplines the chance to win $150k with free lab space, and ongoing legal and business advice from our sponsors to transform their ideas into a successful business.
Applications are now open until December 1st, 2014. To learn more about the programme and start building your team, visit Who should participate?

  • Science/medical students and researchers interested in spinning out their research or commercializing their ideas
  • Business students and young professionalskeen to get involved in the biotech and healthcare industries
  • Software developers and engineersinterested in contributing their technical skills to realising a product
  • Anyone interested in entrepreneurship

You do not need to have a team yet, or even have your own idea, as you can register now at our Co-founder Hub (and Discussion Forum) to find teammates to complement your strengths, show your interest to join other teams.
Ideas at all stages of development are welcome. All semi-finalists will be directly mentored by experienced industry professionals for at least six weeks, and invited to attend a biotech business bootcamp in San Francisco in February 2015 with workshops from our global sponsors, including SR One, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Takeda Ventures, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Roche, McKinsey, and others.
We look forward to meeting you in person or via
If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch via We would be happy to answer your questions about OneStart and help you move science forward to benefit human health.
Best, Sybil Wong
Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable

WVU CN 2015 SURI Program Announceme​nt

The West Virginia University Center for Neuroscience continues to cultivate the next generation of neuroscientists with an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in our 9-week Accepted students will gain invaluable experience as they study and work in high-tech laboratories across over 40 laboratories housed in modern research facilities.

Students accepted to the 2015 SURI program will receive a $4,000 salary, paid throughout the program, plus housing in the WVU-leased Pierpont Apartments, located near the Medical Center Campus.

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