Hiring EPA Jobs Nationwide

Environmental Science Writer $21.59/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Environmental Science Writer with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

As a team member, you will assist with the analytical and administrative duties required to support and maintain a robust research program, including the administration, management, and communication of results and impacts from CSS research planning and coordination activities.


Watershed Modeler $20.95/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Watershed Modeler with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Athens, GA.

As a team member, you will work with a WEB mentor as part of a multi-disciplinary research team and provide technical support for WEB’s watershed modeling components. Your research work includes literature search, algorithm and software component development in watershed hydrology domain within the context of water quantity and water quality.


Bioinformatics Assistant $21.59/hr

The EPA National Student Services Contract has an immediate opening for a full-time Bioinformatics Assistant with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.

As a team member, you will be a member of a multi-disciplinary research team and work with computational biologists, EMVL contractors, and other members of ORD’s software development and informatics teams to support research efforts.


Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduates

This summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site is open to 10 undergraduates from across the U.S. to be held at Texas State University for 10 weeks over the summer. Funding ($6000 stipend plus additional benefits) is provided from an NSF CISE award.

Women, veterans, underrepresented minorities, and students from primarily teaching universities and colleges are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is March 1st and we will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled.

Please find more information about this research opportunity at
and in the attached flyer.

Kind regards,
Vangelis Metsis
PI – REU Site in Smart & Connected Communities

Vangelis Metsis, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Computer ScienceTexas State UniversityE-mail: vmetsis@txstate.eduWebpage: http://cs.txstate.edu/~v_m137/

Pavlis Honors College Information Session

If you are interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College, see below!!


Are you interested in joining the Pavlis Honors College? Join us for the Popcorn and Pathways Applications open house on Thursday, February 27 from 3-5 p.m.. Our Honors Ambassadors will be there to answer questions about the Honors program, assist with applications, and keep the snacks refilled. 

Bring a laptop if you’d like to work on your application during the open house. 

Learn more about the Honors Pathways Program and the application process.

BME – New Course

BME is offering a new course:  

Numerical Techniques in BME   3 credits

BE4930 section 1 – open to juniors/seniors

BE5930 section 1 – open to graduate students

This course will cover the mathematical and computational techniques that are commonly used during the design of medical devices, including the numerical solutions of linear and differential equations, optimization techniques, finite analysis and finite difference methods, approximation and curve fitting methodologies and search algorithms.  Applications of these techniques to real life problems will be demonstrated.  At the conclusion of the class, students will be able to first translate a problem that is stated in English into a mathematical format, and then use the knowledge that they gained during the class to solve the problem using their computational skills.  

Paid Internships – Check it out!

Explore PAID Internship and Research Opportunities at Oak Ridge National Lab! – Reminder – TODAY!


Are you a college student or recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in your STEM field? This event is for you!

On February 20th, from 12 to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the paid internships, fellowships and research associate programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory!

During the event, you’ll have the opportunity to:

· CHAT with ORNL scientists about their research

· LEARN about the different research and support areas that make up ORNL

· EXPLORE the paid internships, fellowships, and research associate programs offered at ORNL

· CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered

Visit the  website for more detailed information on the event and to register at https://orau.6connex.com/event/LIVE/ornl20q1/login. For questions, email ORNLedu@orau.org. The virtual career fair will be held live February 20th, 2020.

Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Accepting Applications – Deadline Approaching


The Intelligence Committee (IC) Postdoc Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research relevant to the Intelligence Community. The research is conducted by the Postdocs, while working in partnership with a Research Advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. Postdoc appointments are for 24 months. The Program has the discretion to fund a third year, if outlined in the original proposal and approved by ODNI. Applications are now open.

View the complete list of opportunities at https://orise.orau.gov/icpostdoc/current-opportunities.html.  Deadline to apply is February 28th, 2020.

For questions, please contact ICPostdoc@orau.org.

Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School Now Accepting Applications – NEW


The Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) is a six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergraduate students with comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Through laboratory experiments and complementary lectures, students are introduced to the practice and technical aspects of nuclear forensic science. The NFUSS program will be held at the University of Texas-Austin and will also include a tour of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

The application deadline is March 6th, 2020 at 3:00pm ET.

For more information and to enter, please visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/ORNL-NTNFC-NFUSS-Summer2020. For questions, contact NFUSS@orau.org.

Mission to Mars Research Challenge – NEW


REAC/TS is an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education facility with the mission to strengthen the medical response to radiological and nuclear incidents. REAC/TS has recently partnered with NASA to provide specialized knowledge for the medical community and emergency planners in the area around the upcoming Mars Rover Launch. ORISE is hosting a research-based challenge for undergraduate students to research a partner supporting NASA’s upcoming Mars 2020 Launch, learn about the partner’s capabilities, and discuss why that partner is necessary for the mission. Your research could win you a $5,000 scholarship!

The deadline for this competition is March 31st, 2020, and winners will be announced in early May.

For more information and to enter, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/stem/internships-fellowships-research-opportunities/scholarships.html.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Immersed in Synthetic Data Generation and Testing (Full-Time with Benefits) – NEW


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering post-doctoral fellowships with the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).TSL is seeking applicants to participate in a new endeavor in synthetic data generation and testing. The need to develop synthetic methods to develop and test new Deep Learning algorithms is paramount and the proposed work is new and cutting edge.

As a TSL Post-Doctoral Fellow, you will be a part of a team of TSL staff and researchers focused on a two-fold approach involving x-ray and millimeter wave regimes. You will be given challenging assignments, under the guidance of a DHS TSL mentor, who will provide you with a broad perspective of DHS and TSL, knowledge of cutting edge research, and access to unique facilities.

This position is located in Atlantic City, NJ. As a participant with TSL, you will receive a stipend starting at $80,000, Health Insurance Allowance, and Relocation Allowance up to $2,000.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/TSL-Post-Doctoral-SyntheticData-2020This position is open until filled. Questions can be directed to Holly Bizoe at dhsed@orau.org.

National Science Foundation (NSF) Statistics Research, Analysis & Data Visualization Opportunities – Reminder

https://zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0001 and https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0002

The National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) — part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) — is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. NCSES is one of only thirteen principal statistical agencies in the U.S. federal government.

This is an open opportunity to participants in a wide variety of fields including, but not limited to, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, Business Management, Communications and Graphic Design, Computer Sciences, Computational Biology, Demography, Economics, Engineering, Epidemiology, Finance, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Marketing, Mathematics and Statistics, Neurosciences, Physics, and Public Policy.

Participants may have the opportunity to be part of a data collection program, to search for and analyze key trends and patterns, and to visualize their analyses in novel and informative ways. Both independently, and as part of a team effort, participants may help define specific projects that will advance the Center’s ability to generate, document and analyze statistics on the science and engineering enterprise. Individual innovation and novelty in approach and techniques (including the use of non-survey data and methodologies) are highly desirable.

There will also be opportunities to collaborate with some of the world’s leading experts on the science and engineering enterprise and in fields such as statistics, survey methodology, and economics. These interactions will inform policy discussions related to the science and engineering enterprise, the federal data strategy, and potentially to support key NCSES and National Science Board products such as Science and Engineering Indicators; the National Patterns of R&D Resources; the Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering Report; and the Annual Business Survey, which includes data on R&D, innovation, technology and globalization, among others.

To learn more about NCSES, visit https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/. If you have questions, send an email to SciEdPrograms@orau.org. Please list the reference code of the opportunity in the subject line of the email. These opportunities are open until filled.

Clean Energy Policy Internship for Post-Degree Candidates – Reminder


Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education is currently accepting applications for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Science, Technology and Policy (STP) Program. This internship is with the U.S. Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. As an intern embedded within the C3E initiative, you will get to develop educationally and professionally while participating in policy-related projects at DOE’s EERE office in Washington, D.C. The goal of the C3E effort is to close the gender gap and increase participation, leadership and success of women in clean energy fields. You will collaborate with DOE Senior Program Advisors and engage closely with your mentor to move this initiative forward. You will also learn how to plan, manage and execute initiative activities, including organizing meetings and collaborations within the agency and with partnering organizations, solicitation of new ideas for how to grow the C3E, as well as new strategic directions and activities.

For a full description of this internship and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200Applications are accepted and reviewed all year. If you have questions, send an email to DOE-RPP@orise.orau.gov. Please include the reference code for the opportunity [DOE-EERE-STP-SP-2019-2200] in your email subject line.

Solar Energy Innovators Program Opportunity – Reminder


The purpose of the Solar Energy Innovators Program is to enable selected applicants to conduct practical research on innovative solutions to the challenges faced by electric utilities, energy service providers, and electric public utility commissions as the levels of solar energy, as well as other distributed energy resources (DERs), increase on the electrical grid.

Selected applicants, referred to as “Innovators” herein, will participate for up to two years at a Host Institution on one or more topics related to the integration of solar energy. The applicant to this program is the prospective Innovator. The applicant must identify a Host Institution and potential mentor at a utility, energy service provider, or public utilities commission (PUC) currently conducting research in an area related to the integration of solar energy onto the electricity grid. Host Institutions may seek potential Innovators that are eligible to apply to the program, but it is the potential Innovator, not the Host Institution or mentor, who submits the application and supporting materials to this site.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are downloaded for review on the first of the month, and applicants can expect to hear whether they move to the next stage within 30 days. Subsequent selection process stages include telephone interviews of the applicant and mentor. The process from application submittal to Innovator start date is approximately 3 months. For more information and to apply visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOE-EERE-RPP-SETO-2019-2100.


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Oak Ridge National Laboratory – Virtual Career Fair

Are you a college student or recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in your STEM field?
This event is for you!

On Thursday, February 20, from noon to 3 p.m. ET, the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is hosting a virtual career fair to highlight the paid internships, fellowships, and research associate programs available to college students and recent graduates at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the largest U.S. Department of Energy science and energy laboratory!

During the ORNL Science Education and Workforce Development Virtual Career Fair, you will have the opportunity to:

  • CHAT with ORNL scientists and engineers
  • LEARN about the research and support areas that make up ORNL
  • EXPLORE internships, fellowships, and research associate programs
  • CONNECT with recruiters and get your questions answered

Please register at the following link:

Register Today! https://orau.6connex.com/event/LIVE/ORNL20Q1/login?utm_campaign=ORNL20Q1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=orise_listserv

College of Computing and Engineering Lecture Series

The College of Computing and the College of Engineering are pleased to present a lecture by faculty candidate Brian Yuan.

Wednesday, February 26 at 3pm in Chem. Sci. Room 101.

Secure and Privacy: Preserving Machine Learning
A Case Study on Model Stealing Attacks Against Deep Learning. Please see attached flyer.