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Opportunities for Current Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

OGPS is notified periodically of opportunities for Tulane graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. These can range from part time work-study jobs to assistantships, to full time employment opportunities after graduation. Please check back frequently as we will try to update this page as we learn of positions.

Tulane Changemaker Institute Fellowships

The Tulane Changemaker Institute is a social venture accelerator for Tulane graduate students that deepens students’ understanding of social issues, connects them to local mentors and experts, and equips them with entrepreneurial tools to create a social enterprise. Applications to be part of the institute are open now and due November 1. Please see the Changemaker Institute's website for more details and to apply.

Presidential Management Fellowship

The PMF Program is a leadership training ground that has matched graduate students with opportunities in the federal government since 1977. You'll perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting your career, whatever you envision that to be. You'll get full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, training, mentoring, plus an opportunity to make government work better.

Applications for the class of 2021 are due October 14, please see their website for more details.

University of Texas at El Paso Chemistry Faculty Positions

The University of Texas at El Paso is hiring for four different faculty positions in Chemistry and Biochemistry. Please see the following listings:

Assistant Professor - Chemical Education
Assistant Professor - Chemistry (Energy)
Assistant Professor - Chemistry (Health, Human Disease, and Diagnostics)
Assistant Professor - Environmental Chemistry

Educational Assessment Specialist at the University of Delaware

The Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning (CTAL) at the University of Delaware seeks applicants for the exciting and challenging position of Educational Assessment Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Educational Assessment Specialist joins CTAL staff in scaling online and hybrid learning innovations across the University and position UD as a leader in learning outcomes assessment. This position will assist in and provide support for designing, conducting, and reporting on strategic research projects examining the impact of program educational goal assessment and the overall state and trends of teaching and learning at the University of Delaware. This position will also consult with faculty and administrators to assist them in creating, revising, and assessing program-level educational goals.

Applications are due by October 10, please see their website for more details.

AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships Program

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the largest general scientific society in the world. The fellowship program offers hands-on opportunities to apply your scientific knowledge and technical skills to important societal challenges. As a fellow, you will serve a yearlong assignment in a selected area of the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the federal government in Washington, D.C., enhancing your professional influence by tackling problems and participating in policy development and implementation.

Applicants from many different sectors and at various stages of their career (predoctoral, postdoctoral) are eligible to apply. Applications are due November 1. For more information, please visit the AAAS website.

UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program for Predoctoral and Postdoctoral (MD or PhD) Candidates

This program is sponsored by the Fogarty International Center at NIH and provides opportunities for one year long, mentored research experiences in the 15 countries listed below on a wide range of topics, including HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases, child health, women’s health, environmental health, surgery, cancer, sickle cell, and others. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, most of the US trainees are carrying out their projects remotely for now with the hope that they will be able to move on site later in the year.

Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, Zambia; Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam; Latin America: Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

Predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates (MD or PhD) may apply to the program in the fall, with an application deadline of November 2 this year. Fellowship recipients are fully funded to conduct research at a program training site under the direction of a collaborating faculty member, with stipend and full benefits, as well as for participation in great group training activities at NIH with trainees from multiple consortia (online or in person if conditions allow). You can read more about the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program here. This is a great opportunity for doctoral students and postdocs to have paid fellowships in global health with access to professors from top tier institutions. Interested individuals should contact Tulane professor Richard Oberhelman for more information.   

Postdoctoral Associate in Biochemistry of Membrane Proteins

We currently have an opening for a Postdoctoral Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Tamir Gonen at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Gonen lab works toward understanding how membrane proteins help cells maintain homeostasis. To that end, they study channels, transporters, and receptors structurally and functionally. There is an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Associate to join the team in the lab to engage in projects in membrane biophysics and biochemistry. This position will require a driven, creative individual who has membrane protein purification and expression experience, is willing to tackle novel challenges, and continually work towards process improvement. Ideal candidates will also be incredibly organized, personable, able to work independently, and have a strong desire to work collaboratively in the lab. More information about the Gonen lab can be found here.

Interested candidates should review the full advertisement and apply here.

Postdoctoral Associate in Computational Neuroscience

We are hiring postdoctoral associates to investigate how populations of neurons perform complex computations, such as object segmentation and object recognition. We work closely with experimentalists who record thousands of neurons simultaneously and develop machine-learning tools to extract computational principles from these large-scale data sets. Examples of ongoing projects include creating a neural atlas of behavioral representations across mice and brain areas, creating data-inspired methods for structure discovery in large-scale recordings, determining the goals of various visual areas by comparing neural activity to deep neural networks trained on various visual tasks, and fitting biologically-plausible, deep-network models to visual cortical neural activity. 

Interested candidates should review the full advertisement and apply here.

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research at MD Anderson

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs into successful clinical/translational research scientists. Applications are reviewed quarterly with the next cycle due dates of September 30, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at Please contact Dr. Kari Brewer Savannah, Program Manager, with any questions at

Graduate Teaching Assistant

The Career Management Center in the Freeman School of Business seeks a Graduate Teaching Assistant to provide support for undergraduate career education initiatives and general administration for the department for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021. The Freeman School’s Career Management Center (CMC) works with students to ensure they realize their professional aspirations. The CMC has reinvented career education by taking a fully comprehensive approach to preparing students for the future. The team of consultants and employer managers work hand-in-hand with students to create a customized strategy for landing their first job and to develop the skills to manage their careers over a lifetime.

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Tropical Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available immediately to join the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Herrera in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. The fellow will conduct research on the molecular identification and characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi parasites and genomic analysis of T. cruzi under the supervision of Dr. Herrera. 

The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with faculty from the SPHTM department of Tropical Medicine working on Genome analysis. Opportunities will also be available for independent and collaborative research on Chagas disease, field work abroad, attendance at professional meetings, participation in research grant proposals, and co-authorship on publication of research findings. The incumbent will conduct quality Chagas disease research in laboratory settings as well as in the field and assist in training students and other lab personnel. 

Please see this advertisement for more information. Interested candidates apply here.

Classroom Experience Assistant

The Classroom Experience Assistant will assist faculty with the​ in-person classroom experience and act as a liaison between the classroom support team. This role will assist the IT department with classroom technology equipment training​ in order to help facilitate in-person/online classes. Stationed throughout each building, this person will remain visible in hallways where classes are in session​, direct the flow of foot traffic during entry/exit from classrooms, and check-in with professors either at the very beginning or end of class to ensure technology is functioning​. This is an in-person position, so you will need to be present in New Orleans in order to be considered for the role. Training will begin at the end of July and run through August 18th in preparation for the start of classes on August 19th and will consist of online and in person sessions. This role will last for the first seven (7) weeks of classes.

Please apply here.

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Student Affairs Graduate Assistant Positions Available

Multiple positions are available within the division of Student Affairs including: Graduate Assistant for Educational Series and Presentations (Office of Fraternity and Sorority Programs); Graduate Assistant for Events and Reservations (Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life); Graduate Assistant for Multicultural Affairs (Office of Multicultural Affairs); Graduate Assistant for Recognized Student Organizations (Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life); Graduate Assistant Resident Director (Housing & Residence Life); Graduate Assistant for Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Programming & Assessment (Office of Multicultural Affairs). More details about each assistantship and the application can be found here.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistant - Sexual Violence Prevention & Response Programming & Assessment Graduate Assistant

Position Summary: The Graduate Assistant for Programming and Assessment works with the Director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs to support the retention and graduation of undergraduate and graduate students of color at Tulane as it relates to issues of sexual violence and prevention on campus. This position works to co-create, implement, and assess (quantitatively and qualitatively) various sexual prevention and response programs with the aim of reducing and ultimately eradicating sexual violence on Tulane’s campus. It includes a 10 month appointment. The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week including some evenings and weekend commitments and receive compensation on an hourly basis from August 1- May 31.

Please see the job description for more information and the application process.

Office of Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistant

Position Summary: The Graduate Assistant for the Office of Multicultural Affairs works with the staff to support the retention and graduation of undergraduate and graduate students of color at Tulane throughout the academic year. This position complements the existing technical, theoretical, and practical skills of the current staff to offer support to students. In addition, the position assists in the coordination of the Center for Intercultural Life campuswide cultural, diversity, and social justice programs and services for all students seeking to learn about difference. It includes a 10-month appointment. The graduate assistant will work 20 hours per week including some evenings and weekend commitments and receive 10 monthly stipends at $1,250 each to be paid August-May ($12,500).

Please see the job description for more information and the application process.

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Graduate Assistantships with the Taylor Center for Social Innovation

Are you a graduate student searching for a dynamic job with colleagues who are passionate about social and environmental change? Are you hoping to develop your leadership skills with other Changemakers working to create a more just and equitable society?  If so, learn more and apply to be a Taylor Graduate Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications are rolling but encouraged by June 10, 2020.

Full-time Director of Research and Impact with Beloved Community

Beloved Community, a local non-profit that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion, is hiring for a new position, the Director of Research and Impact. This may be of particular interest to recent or soon-to-be completed PhDs in the social sciences.  Applications due June 26, 2020.

Please see the job description for more information and the application process.