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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) Program

NASA announces a call for graduate fellowship proposals to the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF) program for the 2017-2018 academic year.  This call for fellowship proposals solicits applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing Master of Science (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in Earth and space sciences, or related disciplines.  The purpose of NESSF is to ensure continued training of a highly qualified workforce in disciplines needed to achieve NASA’s scientific goals.  Awards resulting from this competitive selection will be made in the form of training grants to the respective universities.

The deadline for NEW applications is February 1, 2017, and the deadline for RENEWAL applications is March 15, 2017. Continue reading


Nominate an exceptional K-6 grade teacher for a Presidential Award

The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the nation’s highest honors for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Since 1983, more than 4,400 teachers have been recognized for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession. If you know great teachers, nominate them to join this prestigious network of professionals.

Presidential awardees receive a certificate signed by the President of the United States; a trip to Washington D.C. to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities; and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.  Please consider nominating an exceptional K-6 teacher this year. (Nominations for teachers who teach grades 7-12 will be open next year.)

The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2016 and the deadline for applications is May 1, 2016.  For more information on nominations and applications, visit www.paemst.org. For materials to help spread the word about PAEMST, please visit https://www.paemst.org/recruitment.


Program Coordinator Position at the University of Connecticut

The Institute for Student Success seeks candidates for a Program Coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at the Storrs campus. The person in this position will develop and implement programs and services to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This includes developing innovative and sustained strategies that result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM.  Continue reading




University of Connecticut: Program Coordinator

The Institute for Student Success seeks candidates for a Program Coordinator for the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program at the Storrs campus. The person in this position will develop and implement programs and services to significantly increase the numbers of students matriculating into and successfully completing high quality degree programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. This includes developing innovative and sustained strategies that result in the graduation of well-prepared, highly-qualified students from underrepresented groups who pursue graduate studies or careers in STEM. Continue reading


Post Doctoral Associate Needed

Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI) is searching for a Postdoctoral Associate specializing in assessment of learning and motivation in STEM education. The candidate will help to oversee the final phases of development of a new, reform-based, middle-school science curriculum; manage the review and pilot testing of that curriculum; and conduct associated research. This position will be available for up to two years and is supported by a grant from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists, engineers, and teachers to develop, implement, and document the impact of the new science curriculum. For more information about the initiative, visit the project website at http://mi-star.mtu.edu.

To apply, please email to Dr. Chris Wojick (clwojick@mtu.edu): 1) a cover letter describing relevant background and interests; 2) a current curriculum vita; and 3) the names of three academic professionals who are willing to serve as references. Review of applications will begin on 15 August, 2015; for full consideration, applicants should ensure that their materials are received before that date. Continue reading


Position Available: Head, Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) is an office in the Office of the Director under the management of the Director and Deputy Director of NSF. ODI provides direct support and assistance to accomplish NSF’s commitment to have a model EEO program that provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in all personnel/employment programs, management practices and decisions; to ensure that workplace harassment is not tolerated; and to take appropriate action when allegations of discrimination, harassment or reprisal are determined to exist.

The Office Head, ODI collaborates with the Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Directors, Office Heads and other management officials to establish, implement, evaluate and improve a vibrant equal opportunity program for the Agency.

The Office Head, ODI also collaborates and coordinates with the leadership of the Division of Human Resource Management and other units within the Agency to develop and implement policies to increase representation of underrepresented groups at all levels in professional and administrative positions.

For more information and to apply please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403064700


POSTDOCTORAL POSITION AT UCSF

UC San Francisco: Postdoc Position open in virologic, immunologic, and molecular studies of HIV pathogenesis, prevention and cure

Post-doctoral position is available for candidates who have had research experience in virology, molecular biology, or immunology and have obtained a Ph.D. and/or M.D.

The research undertaken involves studies of HIV infection, innate immunity, stem cell biology and vaccine development.  Candidate will get experience in many phases of HIV pathogenesis, treatment and cure. It is a model for studying many aspects of infection by viruses. The position is in the Laboratory for Tumor and AIDS Virus Research at the University of California, San Francisco.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae and the names of three references to:

Dr. Jay A. Levy, M.D.
University of California San Francisco
513 Parnassus, Box 1270
San Francisco, CA 94143-1270

email: levy.lab@ucsf.edu