Monday, January 23, 2017

Research Positions Available at Emory

Up to 4 research assistant positions will be available starting immediately in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory (www.treadlab.org) and the Behavioral Immunology Program (http://behavioralimmunology.com/) at Emory University. 

The positions will focus on implementation of several new NIMH-funded studies using functional and neurochemical imaging and blood analysis to identify biomarkers for major depression. 

Responsibilities will include assisting with all aspects of research  (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, processing blood samples, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data), grant and IRB administration. This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience before applying to  graduate programs in medicine, neuroscience or psychology.

Necessary skills/qualifications: 


  • A bachelor's degree or higher in neuroscience, biology, computer science, psychology, math, other related field. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with any of the following: Research experience in a biology or psychology lab, strong computer programming skills (especially MATLAB and/or Python) or experience working with psychiatric patient populations. 
  • Candidate should be self-motivated, independent, and reliable. Strong organizational and communication skills are also essential.
  •  Prior experience in human affective, clinical or cognitive neuroscience (e.g., conducting and analyzing fMRI or MRI studies), behavioral experiment administration, IRB management, or clinical interviewing experience will all be viewed positively, but are not required. 
  • The position is for a two-year commitment.

Interested parties should email a CV, names of relevant professional references, and a brief statement of interest to chelsea.leonard@emory.edu. Start date is flexible.

College of Arts + Sciences Career Fair

The College of Arts + Sciences Walter Center for Career Achievement gearing up for the Winder Career and Internship Fair.

Please take a look at these opportunities for NEXT WEEK!

The College of Arts + Sciences Winter Career and Internship Fair is next week. Over 100 organizations will be on site to recruit our students for full-time and summer internship positions. The Walter Center for Career Achievement is offering preparation sessions this week and next to help ensure students are prepared for the event. Our post-grad outcome data indicates that roughly 20% of the full-time positions our students accept originate with career fair interactions. Please help us promote the Career Fair and our prep sessions by sharing the information below (as well as the attached PowerPoint Slide and flyer) with faculty and students.

Wednesday, January 18 - Monday, January 23 (11AM-4:30PM)
Career Development Center Room 309, 625 N Jordan Avenue

Monday, January 23 (6-7PM)
Walnut & Maple Rooms, IMU

Monday January 23 (7:30-9PM)
State Rooms East & West, IMU

Tuesday, January 24th (3-7PM)

Alumni Hall and Georgian Room, IMU

Bachelor and Master of Social Work Info Sessions




















Kelley Business of Life Sciences Program Reception Sponsored by Cook Medical



















We will being with highlighting the Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences offered by the Kelley CBLS.  Past & current students in the program will talk about their experiences and benefits of the courses and program as well.

After a brief intro about the Certificate in the Business of Life Sciences, representatives from Cook will talk about the medical products industry and Cook specifically.  Concluding the presentations, there will be networking time for the students to meet with CBLS staff as well as representatives across business and technical functions at Cook.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Math REU at IUPUI

 
2017 NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates
IUPUI School of Science
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Apply Now

Contact:
Dr. Julia Arciero
jarciero@iupui.edu

Application deadline: Feb 1, 2017

Program Details: Student participants will conduct applied mathematics research for 8 weeks (June 12 – August 4) at IUPUI with faculty mentors.

 Participants in the program will receive:
  • $4000 stipend
  • $400 for travel expenses
  • Room and board (apartment housing and meal allowances)
 Projects:
  • Modeling cancer cell transport through the vascular system (Jared Barber, Ph.D. & Luoding Zhu, Ph.D.)
  • Modeling the influence of drugs on the brain (Alexey Kuznetsov, Ph.D.)
  • Modeling blood flow responses to major arterial occlusion (Julia Arciero, Ph.D. & Jared Barber, Ph.D.)
  • Building a neural network from semiconductor memristors (Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D.)
  • Life & death in a cell: investigating quasi-equilibrium to high non-equilibrium transitions (Yogesh Joglekar, Ph.D.)
This program is supported by the Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) and the Division of Biological Infrastructure (DBI) in the Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO) at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

NIDA Center Summer Research Experience


The NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats seeks high school and college students for Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate (REHU) projects. The goal is to encourage research training for future STEM-related careers. The REHU program is located at Center research sites in San Diego, Ann Arbor, Memphis, Buffalo, and Winston-Salem. Stipends are $2,000 for high school students and $4,000 for college students attending the summer quarter: June 12 - August 18, 2017. Offers for participation in the program will be made based on application reviews, interviews, academic excellence, motivation, scientific potential, and career goals aligned with Center projects. Besides stipends, housing and travel support, if needed, will be provided. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be enrolled in an accredited high school or undergraduate degree program with a concentration in the biological, physical, quantitative, or computational sciences. Information about the NIDA Center is at www.ratgenes.org.

If selected, high school and college students will be matched with faculty researchers and lab associates who will mentor REHU activities. There will be a mid-summer working lunch and informal journal club to discuss research projects and papers. At the conclusion of the REHU program, students will produce a written report and present research findings at a REHU symposium.

The NIDA Center is led by the Principal Investigator Professor Abraham Palmer at the University of California, San Diego, but the team also includes collaborating investigators at the University of Michigan, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, the University of Buffalo, and the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Expertise is also provided by scientists at the University of Chicago. Center research projects are about genes and behavior. There is a primary focus on the genetics of drug abuse. Investigations include projects about incentive salience, socially-acquired nicotine self-administration, association between behavioral regulation and cocaine cue preference, and integration of genome wide association studies (GWAS) and expression quantitative traits (eQTL) data. Depending on the project, some REHU students may use GWAS applications and core sequencing technologies. Other participants may work with heterogeneous stock rat populations. There will be access to athletic facilities and social and cultural events on campus.

Deadline for receipt of all application materials is February 6, 2017. To request an application, please contact baprison@bsd.uchicago.edu. Confidential letters of recommendation and official school transcripts are required as a part of the application process.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Recovery Engagement Center (REC) Volunteer Opportunity


The Recovery Engagement Center (REC) is a hub for resources needed to sustain recovery. The center is filled with recovery coaches and volunteers who have sincere compassion to help those who are trying to change their lives out of addiction and/or alcoholism. They walk alongside clients to build a support system and toolbox to live healthier and happier lives. The REC provides peer recovery support, recovery coaching, AA and NA groups, access to community resources, and other group support services. We also host events for the recovery community.

The REC is currently recruiting volunteers to fill various positions. We are open Monday-Friday and need volunteers to cover the front desk. This position is the first point of contact for individuals seeking services. Volunteers greet clients have them sign in, answer phones, and then assist clients with the appropriate appointments and resources. We also have a Friday lunch meal that we provide for the community and need volunteers to assist with set-up, preparation, and clean-up. In warmer months, we also have a garden that needs to be tended. Finally, we need volunteers to assist with various events throughout the year including our popular Recovery Festival.
Volunteers should have the following qualities:

                -Empathetic

                -Have an interest in assisting individuals in recovery

                -Basic computer skills

                -Be able to be punctual, dependable, and keep commitments.

If you are interested in applying to be a volunteer, please contact volunteer coordinator Paulina Guerrero at Paulina.Guerrero@centerstone.org or call the REC at 812-337-2424