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Friday, April 18, 2014
Operation Wallacea has a vacancy for a Masters or doctoral level graduate to help with communicating some of the research outputs from the 200+ academics involved in the Operation Wallacea biodiversity research programs. The post is based at our main US office in Staunton, Virginia but the successful applicant would have to travel for much of the time.
Applications for the Biodiversity Research Presenter should be sent through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Wallacea (www.opwall.com) is an organization that supports a network of 200+ academics for long term biodiversity research programs in 14 countries (Honduras, Mexico, Guyana, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Dominica, South Africa, Madagascar, Romania, France, Greece, China, Indonesia) has a vacancy for a Biodiversity Research Presenter. The research programs are funded by volunteer tuition fees paid by individual university students or groups of high school students accompanied by teachers, and a presenter is needed to explain the science and research outputs to these groups.
The role would be based in Staunton, Virginia but would involve extensive travel around the US and to the research sites overseas. The post would start on 1 September 2014 but would require the successful applicant to join one of the research programs in the field from early June 2014 with all expenses paid. The role of the Biodiversity Research Presenter would be:
- To assist with the biodiversity research program in the field each June to August period
- To give a summary lecture of the biodiversity research to undergraduates in various universities from mid September to mid October each year
- To give in-class lectures on biodiversity survey techniques used on the research programs in high schools around the US
- To meet with teachers around the US to explain about the research programs and how students can become involved and would benefit from this participation
The skills, qualifications and attributes needed are:
- Good presentational and writing skills
- Well organised and able to manage their time very effectively
- Able to work on their own for long periods and be able to travel extensively
- At least Masters level in a relevant academic field
The closing date for applications is April 30th, 2014 and interviews will be held via Skype on Friday, May 9th for a possible start date at one of the overseas research sites for a 6 week period from mid June. Applicants need to send their resumes and requests for the application questionnaire by email to email@example.com or by mail to Sara Carlson, Director of Opwall USA, PO Box 3068, Staunton, VA.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Fall 2014 semester includes two (2) $10,000 scholarships and four (4) $5,000 scholarships
Students with a declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field. To qualify for the scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and be enrolled in an accredited college for university for the Fall 2014 semester. In addition to these qualifications, students must also be legal United States residents, meaning that students possessing appropriate Visa status in order to study in the United States are also eligible.
Students may apply for the scholarship through the Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
For any biology or biochemistry majors interested in off-campus summer research opportunities or who are considering applying to graduate programs, the following links provide a good listing of programs. This is a National Science Foundation sponsored web-site to help students find opportunities in science that match their interests.
- Paid Summer 2014 Undergrad Research Opportunities:
- More than 650 programs – REU and other summer research opportunities for undergrads
- Bridge to the Doctorate, IGERT and NSF Grad Research Fellowship programs provide generous stipend and tuition support for students through the National Science Foundation.
- More than 250 openings nationwide.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Think about possibilities for 2014.
Thursday, September 19, 2013