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The UNCF/Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and biomedical engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Apply on-line at UNCF.org/umsi
Submit by December 5, 2013

(Posted 10/25/13)


(DAAD) is pleased to announce that for summer 2014 we will again offer internship programs.

RISE professional is designed for recent graduates, Master's and PhD students, and alumni of the RISE program who are matched with a well-known German company, where they gain insight into the professional applications of science and engineering and develop practical skills. Internships can last from one-and-a-half to six months. Similar to RISE, this program features a scholarship to cover living expenses. Online registration is currently available. To learn more about RISE professional, please visit: http://www.daad.de/rise-pro/en or email: rise-pro@daad.de

Online registration opens for RISE professional on December 6th.

The application deadline is January 31, 2014.

(Posted 10/16/13)



The Resnick Sustainability Institute is Caltech’s studio for sustainability science. It marries bold creativity and deep scientific knowledge by encouraging original thinking and orthogonal ideas. The Resnick Institute works with some of the world’s top and emerging scientists—at the California Institute of Technology and beyond. Current projects at the Resnick Institute include research into energy generation, such as advanced photovoltaics, photoelectrochemical solar fuels, cellulosic biofuels, and wind energy system design; energy conversion work on batteries and fuel cells; and energy efficiency and management such as fuel efficient vehicles, green chemical synthesis, thermoelectric materials, and advanced research on electrical grid control and distribution.

The Resnick Sustainability Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships were created to engage outstanding recent graduates in projects that explore new directions in sustainability focused scientific research at Caltech. The Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists and fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research. Resnick Fellows will have support for up to two years to work on creative, cross-catalytic research that complements the existing work of the Caltech faculty in sustainability science, or that creates new research directions within the mission areas of the Resnick Sustainability Institute.

· Candidates for 2014 Resnick Sustainability Institute Postdoctoral Fellowships should have received their PhD within five years of starting the appointment.
· Candidate must secure a commitment from one or more Caltech faculty members to serve as a mentor and to provide office/lab space for the two-year fellowship. Please contact the Resnick Institute at rpd@caltech.edu if you need help in connecting with appropriate faculty.)
· Candidates may have received their degrees at any university in the world. Foreign nationals are eligible, though proficiency in English is required.
· The California Institute of Technology is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship will provide an annual stipend of $65,000 plus benefits and a $6,000 allowance per year for travel and research costs. A one-time $3,000 relocation allowance is also provided.

Applications and all supporting documents must be uploaded by 5PM PST Monday, November 18, 2013. The Institute will notify applicants to confirm receipt of completed application. Candidate interviews will be conducted, and decisions will be made in February and March 2014.

· Complete the online application form at https://applications.caltech.edu/job/rpd
· Be prepared to upload the following PDF documents
o A cover letter with a short summary of past work and current research plans
o Research plan outlining proposed work (maximum 5 pages, references counted separately)
o 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the sponsoring Caltech faculty member
o CV including list of publications

For more information visit: http://resnick.caltech.edu/fellowships.php

To apply visit: https://applications.caltech.edu/job/rpd

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2013.

(Posted 10/10/13)


Teaching-Research Postdoctoral Fellow

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) announces the position of a Teaching-Research Postdoctoral Fellow, to begin summer 2014. Applicants who will have received their Ph.D. in organic chemistry or chemical biology by this date are welcomed and encouraged to apply. The Fellow will teach one course in organic chemistry (lecture or lab) in the Summer of 2014 and again in the Spring of 2015 and will conduct research as a member of one of the organic/chemical biology research laboratories at UIUC all year. This position is initially for one year renewable with a salary of $45,000 per year and full benefits.


Candidates that apply before October 15, 2013 will receive full consideration.

(Posted 10/8/13)


The program, administered by the Center for the Environment, enables recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's resources to tackle complex environmental problems. Environmental Fellows work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge, while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. The Center expects to award between four and six Fellowships, which include an annual stipend of $60,000 plus health insurance and other employee benefits, and a $2,500 per year allowance for travel and professional expenses.


Applications are now open and due on January 15, 2014.

(Posted 8/20/13)


The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's prestigious Lawrence Fellowship is soliciting applications from postdocs. The fellowship was established to provide outstanding postdocs an opportunity to pursue world-class research with ample resources to support their efforts. The Laboratory is committed to making their experience at LLNL positive and rewarding.

This three-year fellowship is awarded only to candidates with exceptional talent, credentials, scientific track records, and potential for significant achievements. Typically, two to four awards are given each year. Fellows will propose original and independent research in one or more aspects of science relevant to the competency at LLNL.

For additional information you may review the following website or email Christine Zachow at zachow2@llnl.gov:

Deadline for applications is November 1, 2013.

(Posted 8/20/13)


President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering

Sandia National Laboratories is seeking candidates for the President Harry S. Truman Fellowship in National Security Science & Engineering, a three-year appointment allowing recipients to pursue independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission.

Truman Fellowship candidates are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will have provided a new approach or insight to a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field. Fellows may work at either of our principal locations, Albuquerque, NM or Livermore, CA. The salary is $111,200. Candidates must be able to obtain a security clearance and be seeking their first national laboratory appointment. They must have been awarded a PhD (with strong academic standing) within three years at the time of application or will have completed all PhD requirements by commencement of the appointment.

Application deadline: November 1, 2013

More information is available:

(Posted 7/23/13)


Represent American Scholarship Abroad

Postdoctoral and early career grants in over 80 countries offer career-building scholarly research, teaching and mentorship avenues. Grants are available for U.S. scholars who will have recently completed a doctoral degree, usually within the last five years. In addition to allowances for international travel and living costs, grantees without institutional affiliation in the U.S. may be eligible for funds to attend a professional conference.

Postdoctoral and early career awards are open in all disciplines and specializations, from STEM fields to the arts, humanities and social sciences. For example, specific awards in Brazil, Canada, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Israel and Taiwan target postdoctoral applicants in all fields. In public health, Fulbright-Fogarty postdoctoral awards provide outstanding opportunities to affiliate with a National Institutes of Health, Fogarty International Center research site in Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa or Zimbabwe. Belgium offers a postdoctoral award in cancer and/or translational research.

To learn more visit Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program resources online, including the website , Catalog of Awards and webinars, or contact scholars@iie.org.

(Posted 6/25/13)


Postdoctoral Scientist -- Job Summary:

We require a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to work on protein stability & aggregation as it relates to therapeutic protein development. The current postdoctoral project is designed to understand the fundamental mechanism/s of protein instability, sub-visible particulate formation and aggregation using variety of chromatographic, biophysical and biochemical tools.

Where this job could lead:
At Wolfe Laboratories Inc., we pride ourselves on retaining and growing our team members, and ensuring they are developing to their full potential. This position can provide many different avenues for advancement, including:
• Training towards becoming a Project Manager
• Leader of an innovative business line
• Become a Lead Technical Researcher (if successful in winning funding)
• Managing a team of Postdoctoral employees

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter including salary history to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com

Information Sheet: 13-0601
For more information visit: www.wolfelabs.com

(Posted 6/4/13)


Postdoctoral Fellowship
Biopharmaceutics/Solid Form Definition
Merck Research Laboratories and Wolfe Laboratories have created a unique postdoctoral fellowship program. In this highly competitive and challenging program, the postdoctoral fellow is expected to conduct basic biopharmaceutics research as well as perform applied R&D. For the basic research project, the successful candidate will be mentored by Merck scientists on research that is expected to generate peer-reviewed publications. For the applied R&D projects, the successful candidate will work with the Wolfe scientific team to advance our clients’ programs from discovery into early clinical development. The postdoctoral fellow will work at Wolfe Laboratories’ Watertown, MA facility.

Interested candidates are requested to email a copy of their resume with a cover letter including salary history to: steve.pangione@wolfelabs.com

Information Sheet: 13-0502
For more information visit: www.wolfelabs.com

(Posted 5/28/13)


The National Academies
National Research Council

Postdoctoral Research Awards
Graduate Research Awards
Senior Research Awards
Competitive awards are available for scientists and engineers to conduct independent research in federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include attractive stipends, health insurance, professional travel and relocation.

Detailed program information, including instructions on how to submit online applications, a list of participating laboratories and their locations, and areas of research, can be found on our website at www.nationalacademies.org/rap

Prospective applicants must contact Adviser(s) at the lab(s) before their application deadline to discuss research interests. Applicants are invited to contact the NRC directly at 202-334-2760 or rap@nas.edu if additional information or assistance is required.

Annual application deadlines:
February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1

(posted 12/14/12)


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