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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.

One Week Residencies for Postdoctoral Fellows and Graduate Students in Dissertation

The ByWater Institute and A Studio in the Woods seek to enhance and support the scholarship, creativity and cross-disciplinary activity of Tulane faculty and trainees by awarding one-week residencies during Academic Year F2021-S2022. These residencies will provide a retreat for faculty and trainees across disciplines to work on a discrete project or scholarly pursuit that can be new or complementary to ongoing work. Applications can be made independently, though collaborative and/or cross-discipline team applications are also eligible. This opportunity may be considered similar to an artist residency, writing fellowship or grant-in-aid. Past honorees have used the retreat to analyze data, write an article, prepare for a conference or begin a new project.

DATES - Residencies may be requested for one week between August 2021 and June 2022. These residencies are not meant to interfere with existing service responsibilities or classes; however, applicants should plan on immersing in the retreat as much as possible with a minimum of four overnight stays.

DEADLINE - April 15, 2021 with notification by June 11, 2021

ELIGIBILITY - Open to Tulane University faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students (at the thesis or dissertation stage) with awards expected in each category. Open to any discipline or area of research though preference will be given to environmental and/or cross-disciplinary scholarship. Scholars of color are encouraged to apply.

Collaborative teams of up to two awardees can be in overnight residence and must share the award. Depending on safe social-distancing recommendations for the new academic year, there is ample space for teams of up to 10 for daytime use. Contact us at info@astudiointhewoods.org if you have questions about a collaborative proposal.

AWARD - Up to $1,000, A Studio in the Woods provides room, utilities and work-space. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals and to cover other personal living expenses.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES – Applications are due by midnight PST on April 15, 2021

Complete the application form and upload a proposal no more than two pages in length, that addresses the following:

Background statement
Rationale and motivation for retreat
Scope of work for your time in residence
Proposed outcomes

Please direct questions to Residency Coordinator Cammie Hill-Prewitt at info@astudiointhewoods.org or 504-407-4410.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions in US and Global Cardiometabolic Disease

Post-doctoral positions are available to work with the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center (EGDRC; www.diabetes.emory.edu) and the Georgia Center for Diabetes Translation Research (GCDTR; www.gcdtr.org), Emory University, Atlanta, USA. EGDRC and GCDTR have established partnerships with a global and US network of significant collaborators in diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) research. The Fellows will be involved in innovative observational, experimental, and translational science studies of diabetes biology, etiology, prevention, and treatment in the United States and South Asia (India and Pakistan).

Opportunities may also exist in the connections between noncommunicable diseases, and infectious diseases (e.g., COVID-19, TB). Fellows will work with one or more of the following faculty: Drs. Venkat Narayan, Mohammed Ali, Solveig Cunningham, Felipe Lobelo, Matthew Magee, Shivani Patel, Mary Beth Weber, Lisa Staimez, Unjali Gujral, and collaborate with a diverse group of researchers. Exciting scientific challenges and opportunities for career progression are available for motivated, high quality candidates.

We are seeking candidates with a doctoral degree in epidemiology, nutrition, behavioral sciences, demography, or related field with strong statistical analysis and programming skills. Substantive knowledge of diabetes, obesity, CVD, and the social determinants framework is a plus. Candidates must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong organizational and record keeping skills; fluent English writing and verbal skills; and an enthusiasm for inter-disciplinary engagement.

Emory University's unique partnerships with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Institute of Technology, CARE, the Carter Center, the Task Force for Child Survival and Development, and global health organizations (e.g., Public Health Foundation of India; All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation) around the world make Emory one of the nation's leading universities for both research and practice. The Rollins School of Public Health comprises six academic departments: global health, behavioral sciences and health education, biostatistics, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and health policy and management, and hosts over 20 interdisciplinary centers. The Hubert Department of Global Health hosts many international fellows, including Humphrey, Foege, Fogarty, and Fulbright fellows.

How to Apply:  Candidates must apply thru the Emory Career website. Go to http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers and Search for Faculty Positions using posting number 65153. Applicants must include:  1) a letter addressed to “Search Committee”, describing interest in this position and relevant background; 2) a curriculum vita; and 3) names of three or more references.

Evaluation of applications will begin in March 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be kept confidential and references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant. For questions related to this search, contact Mark Hutcheson at egdrc@emory.edu.

PetVet Dx Seeking Molecular Technologists (New Orleans based)

PetVet Dx is a therapeutic management company specializing in targeted PCR molecular diagnostics to improve clinical care in all species of animals. Our revolutionary molecular technology provides a firm foundation for diagnostics in veterinary services for veterinarians, famers, and pet owners. PetVet Dx believes that the only diagnostic test that should be performed is one that will improve an animal’s overall outcome. We are seeking Molecular Technologists with experience in the area of molecular microbiology to perform testing, analysis, and reporting of laboratory test results in our lab located in New Orleans, LA. This lab will specifically focus on animal genetic testing so clinical laboratory experience in molecular infectious disease testing is strongly preferred. Apply at LinkedIn.

Position/Pay:

This will be a FT position. The first 8 months of employment will be an hourly wage to see if you are a good fit. If all seems well, it would become a salary based pay.
Pay: $28-$35/hr

Shifts may vary on a case to case bases. The lab is open from 6:45am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

Responsibilities:

  • All test systems in the lab are molecular-based and require a strong attention to detail. You will need to perform DNA/RNA extractions and assays with specialized molecular techniques and analysis instrumentation. Provide technical interpretation of genetics results
  • Maintain quality control and high standards throughout the life cycle of each project
  • Provide consultations with physicians regarding technical aspects of assays
  • Perform sequencing, pyrosequencing, and real time PCR
  • Ensure that all aspects of clinical lab activities are performed according to CLIA, CAP, State, and JCAHO regulations
  • Write and review all technical documents associated with clinical implementation including SOP’s validation material, presentations, and publications
  • Provide scientific and technical input in internal and clinical trial projects
  • Ensure timeliness of clinical assay reporting
  • Maintain laboratory safety and applicable protocols at all times
  • Prioritize all tasks /duties with a research project
  • Lead internal research activities that address product development

Required (one or both): 

  • Hold one ore more college degrees in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Five to ten years of training and work experience in a clinical molecular genetics/pathology or veterinary laboratory reviewing and interpreting test data
  • Previously demonstrated leadership ability
  • Ability to anticipate and prioritize work with minimal direction
  • Physical ability with regards to vision include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Ability to occasionally lift office products of up to 30 pounds, standing and/or walking continuously or for long periods of time

 

Boston University Clinical & Translational Science Institute TL1 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine

We are delighted to announce that the BU CTSI will support 2 postdoctoral fellows as part the CTSI training program in regenerative medicine. Faculty interested in this support should submit the below - materials by February 26, 2021.
 
The BU CTSI TL1 Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Regenerative Medicine is committed to increasing the diversity of the research workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented, racial and ethnic groups (UREGs).
Those interested in applying to this program need to submit application and review the required materials and criteria below.  Applications that are not complete will not be reviewed.
Key Dates
 
Application Deadline: February 26, 2021
Funding Start Date: April 1, 2021

Eligibility
Must be US Citizen or permanent resident
Application Process
All applications must include:
·       A copy of the candidate’s NIH-formatted Biosketch and a copy of the mentor(s) NIH-formatted Biosketch.
 
·       Transcripts; including undergraduate institution, GPA, and GRE/MCAT scores (if available).
 
·       A paragraph explaining the research project to be conducted by the fellow with emphasis on relevance to regenerative medicine.
 
·       A letter of support from the trainee’s research mentor. All primary research mentors must have demonstrated experience as a mentor.
 
For information on the full Request for Application, please visit our website here

Part-Time Career Advisor at Teachers College

Teachers College at Columbia University is looking to hire a Part-Time Career Advisor (their advising staff consists of two other part-time advisors and one full-time advisor). Please share recommendations with Heidi Gifford (hg104@tc.columbia.edu) at TC or pass this along to others who might be interested. They are hoping to onboard by mid-March with initial 3-month part-time contract with possibility of convergence to full-time for Fall 2021, budget pending. 

Older Positions - deadlines may have passed

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.

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 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.

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.