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CalIT2 Instrumentation Facility Operational Director | UC Riverside - VC Research and Economic Development - CAL-IT2 Institute

8 hours 24 minutes ago
Riverside, California, The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) is a world-class, multidisciplinary research partnership of UC San Diego, UC Irvine and recently joined by UC Riverside. The Calit2 component at UCR serves as a multicampus research instrumentation facility under the direction of Research and Economic Development. The facility provides (need help articulating the services and instrumentation available) to campus, system, and external users. The CalIT2 Instrumentation Facility Manager would have primary responsibility for the management of the day-to-day facility operations and routine maintenance of equipment including supervision of staff and users. The manager would establish and oversee facility access and training policies as well as ensure that standard operating procedures for facility instrumentation exist and are adhered to by users. The manager would also support the development and implementation of recharge fees for facility use and support a wide array of users including UC campus-based researchers as well as users from outside organizations. The manager would coordinate, consult, educate, and participate in research applying the methods of microscopy and microanalysis as well as develop and implement standard research methods for equipment and scientific processes used in the facility. The manager would also support the teaching and supervision for facility users and other interested parties; serve as the safety officer for the facility; and participate in campus and other professional organizational meetings/conferences. The full salary range for the CalIT2 Instrumentation Facility Operational Director is $87,300.00 - $163,300.00 annually. We base salary offers on a variety of considerations, such as education, licensure and certifications, experience, and other business and organizational needs. Applicants must have current work authorization when accepting a UCR staff position. Currently, we are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa for staff. As a university employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.  Key Responsibilities: Manages daily operations of laboratory to ensure compliance, consistency, and effective collaborations. Independently resolves administrative, operational, compliance issues within the latitude of guidelines and policies. Manages day-to-day facility operations, establishes and oversees facility access and training policies, ensures standard operating procedures for facility instrumentation exist and are adhered to by users. Develops, writes, and implements all necessary laboratory working policies and training requirements. Manages service contracts and service visits for instruments. 30% Manages research staff and laboratory research experiments to achieve research objective, quality and timeline requirements. Supervises 3 FTE supporting two lab locations. Organizes, prioritizes, and delegates tasks to direct reports. Provides performance feedback to support continuous growth and development. 20% Develops short and long range plans for management and utilization of the laboratory. Implements strategic plans; develops and monitors policies and procedures, measures success, evaluates performance. Suggests ways to improve operations. Participates in the development of strategic planning and efforts to achieve short and long term facility goals. Reviews and recommends adjustments facility and operational needs through collaboration with stakeholders. Coordinates with facilities on the installation of new equipment. Participate in campus and other professional organizational meetings/conferences. 10% Manages laboratory fiscal, material and human resources within department budget. Support the development and implementation of recharge fees for facility use and support a wide array of users including UC campus-based researchers as well as users from outside organizations. Oversees laboratory finances, approval of purchases, travel, and timesheets of direct reports. 10% In collaboration with PI, oversees research project review, including laboratory and budget requirements in preparation for grant submissions. Assists the faculty director in preparing proposals and external contracts. 10% Manages lab, including but not limited to breeding colony, environmental and facilities, adhering to research protocol and compliance according to UC, state / federal compliance. Oversees all environmental health and safety aspects of the facility including the laboratory safety and chemical hygiene plan, ensuring the safe handling of chemicals and toxic waste disposal. Serves as the safety officer. 10% Manages customer service and quality services to researchers to support PI's research needs. Collaborates with campus stakeholders and users to ensure the facility is meeting research needs and that the services provided are delivered with appropriate quality and customer service orientation. 5% Provides consultation to PI and research associates on project designs, budget, study conduct, and protocols. Assigns staff and technical support to research projects, provides for staff training in research procedures and safety protocols.. Advises staff on the more difficult or challenging areas of research or instructional and experimental design. Coordinates, consults, educates, and advises on research applying the methods of microscopy and microanalysis as well as develop and implement standard research methods for equipment and scientific processes used in the facility.   Full Benefits information can be viewed: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

Adjunct Professor - Physics | Bryn Athyn College of the New Church - Bryn Athyn, PA

2 days 9 hours ago
Bryn Athyn , Pennsylvania, The Science department at Bryn Athyn College invites applications for an adjunct position in Physics. Applicants must have at least a Master's in Physics, or a related field and teaching experience. Bryn Athyn College operates on a trimester system. The courses available are one lecture section and one lab section each of Physics 210: Principles of Physics I in the winter term, which runs from late November 2024-mid February 2025 and Physics 211: Principles of Physics II, which runs in the Spring term form early March 2025-late May 2025. The times for the courses may be scheduled in the evening to accommodate the instructor’s schedule. This is a required course for Biology majors and also attracts students from our interdisciplinary mathematics major. Bryn Athyn College is a small, private, coeducational, liberal arts college affiliated with the New Church, a Christian denomination based on the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg. Bryn Athyn serves as an intellectual center for all who desire to engage in higher education enriched, guided, and structured by the study of the Old Testament, New Testament, and theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg. We seek applicants who are supportive of the College’s mission and values. For information about Bryn Athyn College and its mission, see www.brynathyn.edu. Duties - Develop and deliver course content in accordance with the curriculum guidelines - Conduct lectures, discussions, and demonstrations to engage students in the learning process - Assess student performance through assignments, exams, and projects - Provide timely feedback and guidance to students to support their academic growth - Stay updated with advancements in your field of expertise and incorporate relevant knowledge into your teaching   Requirements Master's degree in Physics or other related degree. To apply, please email a letter of application, CV, and names of three professional references to Ms. Adele C. Douglas, MMS, Director of Human Resources at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Bryn Athyn College is an equal opportunity employer. This is an on-site only position. Job Type: Contract Pay: $2,010.00 - $2,105.00 per month Ability to Relocate:   Bryn Athyn, PA 19009: Relocate before starting work (Required)   Work Location: In person

Director, Molecular Foundry - 101340 | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

4 days 9 hours ago
Berkeley, California, Director, Molecular Foundry - 101340 Division: AE-Energy Sciences Berkeley Lab is seeking a dynamic scientific leader to serve as the  Director of the Molecular Foundry .  The  Molecular Foundry  is a national scientific user facility and independent division at Berkeley Lab, and one of five Nanoscale Science Research Centers sponsored by the Basic Energy Sciences Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The Director guides the dual mission of the Molecular Foundry, which is both a multidisciplinary research center at the forefront of nanoscale science and a knowledge-based user facility that provides its state-of-the-art expertise, methods, and instrumentation to nearly 1,000 users per year. The Foundry features collaborative research staff and world-leading capabilities in its seven integrated technical facilities: Imaging and Manipulation of Nanostructures; Nanofabrication; Theory of Nanostructured Materials; Inorganic Nanostructures; Biological Nanostructures; Organic and Macromolecular Synthesis; and the National Center for Electron Microscopy.  Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, the Molecular Foundry Director is responsible for providing scientific vision and organizational leadership for both the user and internal research programs of the Molecular Foundry, and building a vibrant, diverse, and interactive research community at the Foundry. The Director is responsible for representing and strategically prioritizing investments and initiatives that promote the Foundry’s highly collaborative, multidisciplinary internal research portfolio, ensuring that it is responsive to the needs of the nanoscience user community. The Director establishes a culture of excellence and inclusion by recruiting and retaining outstanding employees – including scientists, engineers and technical staff in strategic areas of basic research who perform independent research and collaborate with users – and enthusiastically supports and promotes their careers. The Director is also responsible for maintaining a vibrant user program, including formulating strategies for user outreach, recruitment, and tracking and responding to the needs of the user community, as expressed by the User Executive Committee. The Director oversees a budget of approximately $50 million and a staff of over 100 employees. The Director receives scientific and strategic guidance from an external Scientific Advisory Board, as well as an internal committee of scientific Facility Directors and other senior leaders. The Molecular Foundry Director is a member of the executive team for the Energy Sciences Area, a group of four Berkeley Lab Divisions that are primarily funded by the Basic Energy Sciences program of the DOE Office of Science, as well as a member of the Laboratory's management team responsible for guiding institutional priorities. In this role, the Director will build collaborative partnerships and programs within the Energy Sciences Area, with other Divisions across Berkeley Lab, and with external research institutions. Other important responsibilities include acting as a spokesperson for the Foundry in interactions with DOE and articulating the Foundry’s mission to visitors and the public at large. Equally important, the Director is responsible for advancing Berkeley Lab’s stewardship values of team science, innovation, trust, respect, and service, including championing and continually building upon a culture that is committed to the ideals of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability.  While not a requirement given the scope of management responsibilities associated with this Director role, the successful candidate may choose to design and lead a robust individual research program that is synergistic with current expertise and capabilities at the Foundry and across Berkeley Lab. Key Responsibilities: Provide scientific and operational leadership for the Molecular Foundry, including creating a strategic vision and short- and long-term strategies for the Division in support of the Laboratory’s mission and supporting strategies.  Ensure the reliable and safe operation of the facility (including all equipment, capabilities, and experiments) for both users and staff, and pursue strategies to proactively mitigate risks. Maintain and advance the Molecular Foundry’s world-class user program. Lead by example, establishing an inclusive and respectful working environment and culture for Molecular Foundry staff and users. Oversee the recruitment and career advancement of Foundry employees through active mentoring, and promote a culture of inclusion, equity, diversity and psychological safety.  Oversee the development of budgets and staffing plans. Champion the Research & Development activities within the Division. Serve as a member of the executive team of Berkeley Lab’s Energy Sciences Area; work collaboratively with the Associate Laboratory Director and peer Division Directors (Advanced Light Source, Chemical Sciences, Materials Sciences) to develop new research initiatives and other activities to advance the mission of the Area. Build institution-wide partnerships and programs across other Berkeley Lab Scientific Areas and Divisions, and maintain and evolve productive partnerships with the Basic Energy Sciences program within the DOE Office of Science. Engage senior Foundry management and key stakeholders to build consensus for major decisions affecting the Foundry user community and key stakeholders. Serve as the Molecular Foundry’s primary point of contact to the DOE, scientific community, and public. Establish and maintain a productive management partnership with the Foundry’s primary sponsor, the Scientific User Facilities Division of Basic Energy Sciences within the DOE’s Office of Science. Lead Molecular Foundry efforts to prepare for, conduct, and respond to DOE programmatic reviews, workshops, and funding opportunities. Build partnerships with other nanocenters, DOE user facilities at Berkeley Lab, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley scientists, academic institutions, and industry. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in chemistry, materials science, physics, bioscience or a field relevant to nanoscience (or equivalent experience), and an internationally recognized record of scientific accomplishments and current scientific leadership related to Foundry research.  Demonstrated record of effective management of scientific projects, programs, or facilities. Demonstrated ability to create and implement a scientific vision across multiple domain areas. Ability to provide effective management, administrative oversight, and creativity in decision making and problem solving; experience in human resources management. Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with funding agencies and external stakeholders, and demonstrated ability to initiate substantial new research efforts and collaborations. Skilled in building and leading collaboration among multidisciplinary teams, including scientists, engineers, and technical support staff. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact and collaborate effectively with diverse groups of scientists, engineers, technical and operations staff, and with external stakeholders from both scientific and lay backgrounds. Demonstrated track record of advancing diversity, equity, inclusion and accountability, establishing a welcoming and inclusive working environment and culture, and supporting the career development of scientific and operations staff. Ability to interact at the highest level of management, both internally and externally, in a constructive and collaborative manner. Desired Qualifications: At least 15 years of post-degree professional experience and regarded as a respected scientific expert and leader in a field closely related to nanoscience. Experience working with DOE and familiarity with their programs and structure. Experience relating to the management and operation of a user facility or large-scale multidisciplinary research center. Application Guidelines: For full consideration, please submit your CV and cover letter by May 24, 2024.  In the cover letter, please highlight: your interest and vision for the position; relevant organizational leadership experience (including size of organizations/teams managed); relevant research accomplishments; and personal contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Notes: This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay. This position is expected to pay $300,000 to $365,000, which fits within the full salary range of $226,104 to $469,284 for the Scientific Division Director job classification. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the full range for a position. Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualifications and experience (including skills, knowledge, relevant education, certifications), as well as aligned with the internal leadership peer group. This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment. The Molecular Foundry Director is an at-will position that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director.  This position is subject to the financial disclosure requirements of the California Political Reform Act of 1974. The successful candidate for this position will be required to file financial interest statements upon assuming this position, annually while holding this position, and when leaving this position. Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA. How To Apply Apply directly online  and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process. Learn About Us: Berkeley Lab is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory managed by the University of California and designated a Federally Funded Research and Development Center. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we have a close relationship with UC Berkeley, as well as robust partnerships with other academic institutions and industries, including those in Silicon Valley. The Laboratory conducts world-class research that supports clean energy, a healthy planet, and solution-inspired discovery science. Berkeley Lab is defined by our deeply felt sense of  stewardship   which we describe as a commitment to taking care of the Laboratory's research, people, and resources that are entrusted to us. Our values of team science, innovation, service, trust, and respect knit us together as a community. We practice these values and prioritize our principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability ( IDEA ) to build highly effective teams that produce world-class science and technology and where all individuals, regardless of their backgrounds, disciplines, and experiences, can thrive. Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links: Know your rights,  click here  for the supplement: Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law and the  Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision  under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  

Sales Manager, Northern Europe | AIP Publishing

1 week 4 days ago
Melville, New York, AIP Publishing is a leading publisher of the physical sciences. Working at AIP Publishing means being part of a mission: to accelerate scientific discovery while reimagining the future of scholarly publishing.  AIPP is proud to have been named one of the Best Companies to Work for in New York in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. We foster a collaborative, creative atmosphere and encourage an inclusive workplace culture that maximizes individual contributions.  Our excellent benefits package includes: Paid time off Flexible Work Schedule Competitive medical, dental and vision options Exceptional retirement benefits Training opportunities  Tuition assistance We are seeking a  Sales Manager, Northern Europe  who displays strong characteristics of AIP Publishing’s cultural principles: Progressive; Researcher-Focused; Experimental; Equitable; Authentic; Action-Oriented; and Collaborative to   play a pivotal role in maintaining and expanding AIP Publishing’s revenue base by introducing new products and services. Key Responsibilities: Achieving sales quotas by renewing subscription products, and selling additional products and services, to AIPP customers Successfully collaborating with marketing staff to promote AIP Publishing products and services and generate sales leads Drive sales growth by securing AIP Publishing’s customer base via the renewal of existing accounts, and/or adding new products and services Work in concert with members of the Sales and Marketing teams to formulate and execute sales strategy for the assigned territory Maintain relationships with relevant decision makers for assigned territory and effectively sell products and services that meet the needs of institutions Attend and participate in trade shows and conferences and conduct regular video and on-site visits to market, promote, and sell AIP Publishing products and services Work closely with marketing staff to ensure customers and prospects are well-informed about AIP Publishing’s products and services Understand the competitive marketplace and identify opportunities that differentiate AIP Publishing offerings from its competitors’ Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required Five year’s relevant experience in a sales / marketing environment Familiarity with STEM publishing environment required Ability and willingness to travel in North America and Europe Proven track record of successful key account management Strong interpersonal skills with ability to make persuasive product presentations adapted to different buyer requirements Ability to read and converse in language(s) spoken in assigned territory is highly desirable Additional details: $70,000 – $90,000 Salary within the above posted range is based on a variety of factors including relevant experience. To be considered candidates must reside within NY, NJ, CT, MD, VA, PA, MA, RI or Washington, DC.  This is a remote first plus convening opportunity.  A wholly owned not-for-profit subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), AIP Publishing’s mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity by breaking barriers to open, equitable research communication and empowering researchers to accelerate global progress. AIP Publishing supports the charitable, scientific, and educational purposes of AIP through scholarly publishing activities on its behalf and on behalf of our publishing partners. Our publishing portfolio includes digital books, AIP Conference Proceedings, and peer-reviewed journals across a spectrum of research areas, including our flagship titles Applied Physics Reviews, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, and The Journal of Chemical Physics.  AIP Publishing is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer   https://publishing.aip.org/privacy/ 

Technical Officer, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Pressure | National Research Council Canada / Conseil national de recherches Canada

2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, We are looking for a Technical Officer, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Pressure to support our Mass and Related Quantities team within the Metrology Research Centre. The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.   The Metrology Research Centre is Canada’s National Metrology Institute and as such is responsible for the realization and dissemination of the units of measurement within the SI system, supporting agreement in measurement across the globe and enabling international trade. The Mass and Related Quantities team provides realization and dissemination of Mass and quantities related to it such as pressure.  The Mass and Related Quantities team operates a world class pressure facility from 5 kPa up to 100 MPa and is capable of realizing the Pascal to 5 ppm uncertainty at atmospheric pressure.  The Technical Officer provides technical support (electrical, electronic, computer, mechanical, organizational, and other), and systems oversight in projects and in operations of the Mass and Related Quantities team (MRQ).   We are looking for a hands-on person who is passionate about technology and creating impact that will be proficient in a technical lab setting.  The candidate should demonstrate strong positive behaviours including conscientiousness, self-awareness and adaptability.  They will be responsible for performing calibrations with world leading accuracy, supporting research and development activities, and carrying out continual improvements to capabilities and services. Some domestic and/or international travel may be required.   This work includes performing calibrations, processing results, and preparing reports.   The successful candidate will support the continual improvement of measurement services and capabilities through modification of existing equipment and measurement processes, automation, as well as through software enhancement. In addition, the technical officer will provide support for research and development activities in mass and related quantities and aid in the development of precision instrumentation.   You will: Work with clients and other team members to perform measurements and develop and/or improve measurement capability at the leading edge of what is technically and physically possible; Develop and maintain computer interfacing and programs to communicate with electronic equipment and data acquisition systems; Support Canadian industry and innovation by calibrating and validating internal and external client equipment; Help design, construct and maintain custom electronic and mechanical equipment for scientific and measurement apparatus; Acquire and analyze data, report results and keep records. *********** Nous souhaitons embaucher un agent ou une agente technique, Pression pneumatique et hydraulique en vue de soutenir l’équipe Masse et quantités connexes du Centre de recherche en Métrologie. La personne choisie doit partager nos valeurs fondamentales relatives à l’intégrité, à l’excellence, au respect et à la créativité.   Le Centre de recherche en Métrologie est l’institut national de métrologie du Canada et, à ce titre, il est responsable de la réalisation et de la diffusion des unités de mesure du Système international d’unités (SI), ce qui favorise l’accord sur les mesures dans le monde entier et permet le commerce international. L’équipe responsable de la masse et des quantités connexes assure la réalisation et la diffusion de la masse et des quantités qui lui sont associées, comme la pression. Elle dispose d’une installation de pression de classe mondiale allant de 5 kPa à 100 MPa et est capable de réaliser l’incertitude du pascal à 5 ppm à la pression atmosphérique.   La personne retenue fournit un soutien technique (électrique, électronique, informatique, mécanique, organisationnel et autre) et une surveillance des systèmes dans le cadre des projets et des activités de l’équipe responsable de la masse et des quantités connexes.  Nous sommes à la recherche d’une personne habile, passionnée par la technologie et par l’idée d’avoir une incidence positive, et qui sera compétente dans un laboratoire technique. La personne retenue doit avoir un comportement exemplaire et une attitude positive, notamment avoir le souci du travail bien fait, une bonne conscience de soi et être capable de s’adapter. Elle sera chargée d’effectuer des étalonnages avec une précision extrême, de soutenir les activités de recherche et développement et d’améliorer continuellement les capacités et les services. Certains déplacements nationaux et/ou internationaux pourraient s’avérer nécessaires.   Ce travail consiste à effectuer des étalonnages, à traiter les résultats et à préparer des rapports. La personne retenue soutiendra l’amélioration continue des services et des capacités de mesure par la modification des équipements et des processus de mesure existants, par l’automatisation ainsi que par l’amélioration des logiciels. Elle apportera en outre son soutien aux activités de recherche et développement en matière de masse et de quantités connexes et contribuera à la mise au point d’instruments de précision.   La personne retenue devra : Travailler avec les clients et les autres membres de l’équipe pour effectuer des mesures et élaborer et/ou améliorer les capacités de mesure à la fine pointe de ce qui est techniquement et physiquement possible; Élaborer et maintenir des interfaces et des programmes informatiques pour faciliter la communication avec l’équipement électronique et les systèmes d’acquisition de données; Soutenir l’industrie et l’innovation canadiennes en étalonnant et en validant les équipements de clients internes et externes; Contribuer à la conception, à la construction et à l’entretien de l’équipement électronique et mécanique avancé et personnalisé pour les appareils scientifiques et de mesure; Acquérir et analyser des données, rendre compte des résultats et tenir des registres. Priority will be given to the following designated employment equity groups: Indigenous peoples* (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), persons with disabilities and racialized persons*.  * The Employment Equity Act, which is under review, uses the terminology Aboriginal peoples and visible minorities.  Candidates are asked to self-declare when applying to this hiring process. Work Arrangements : Due to the nature of the work and operational requirements, this position will require full-time physical presence at the NRC work location identified. ************* La priorité sera accordée aux groupes désignés au titre de l'équité en matière d'emploi suivants : les peuples autochtones* (Premières nations, Inuits et Métis), les personnes handicapées et les personnes racialisées*. *  La loi sur l'équité en matière d'emploi , qui est en cours de révision, utilise les termes "peuples autochtones" et "minorités visibles". Les personnes qui posent leur candidature sont invitées à se déclarer comme appartenant à l’un ou l’autre des groupes susmentionnés. Note sur les modalités de travail :  En raison de la nature du travail et des exigences opérationnelles, ce poste nécessite une présence physique à plein temps sur le lieu de travail du CNRC indiqué.   Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada From $58,445 to $80,040 per annum / De 58,445$ à 80,040$ par année.

Chief Meetings and Exhibits (CME) Officer | Optica

2 weeks ago
Washington, D.C., The CME leads the strategy-building and successful execution of Optica’s global events and exhibits portfolio. The CME works in concert with the CEO and volunteer leadership to define the strategic vision for each event and is directly responsible for delivering the technical content, profitable financial performance, and positive experiences for individual and corporate participants. This position is directly responsible for budgeting, contract negotiations, location selection/confirmed bookings (24+ months in advance), logistics planning, staffing, IT/technical support specifications, and performance reporting of the conventions, meetings and exhibits under his/her supervision. The position holder is a key point of contact and collaborator with Optica’s technical meeting governance bodies. This position takes a proactive role in sessions with the volunteer planning/programming committees/councils as they plan the technical content for Optica’s +40 annual events. As a member of the Optica Executive Team, the CME works directly with executive staff colleagues to ensure activities coordinate with those of peer departments and support the Society’s overarching strategy and mission. The position holder collaborates directly with the COO/CIO, Science Advisors, Marketing Department, and Communications contacts who are tasked with supporting conventions and meetings.       The CME is a key contributor to the strategic plan development for Optica partner conferences and is the management lead for these events. Tasks include, but are not limited to, budget development and presentation, logistics planning, site recommendations (24+ months in advance), contract negotiations, staff planning, IT/technical support specifications, and performance reporting and analysis.     RESPONSIBILITIES Strategy Development and Oversight  Oversees the implementation of near and long-term strategic plans. Produces tracking reports and performance assessments for the CEO and leadership. Works in concert with the CEO and volunteer leadership to define the near-term strategic vision for each of Optica’s +40 annual events. Defines the overarching +5-year strategic vision for Optica’s convention, meetings and exhibits portfolio as a whole. The CCM is a key point of contact and collaborator with Optica’s conference and technical meeting governance bodies. This position takes a proactive role in sessions with the volunteer planning/programming committees/councils as they plan the technical content for Optica’s events. This position is a key contributor to the strategic plan development for Optica partner conferences and is expected to provide governance with background materials, reporting, and recommendations relevant to the planning process. Responsible for developing a site selection/negotiation plan (24+ months in advance of meetings/conferences) that leverages the size and frequency of Optica events and secures ideal locations for the success of the events.   Operations and Staff Management Oversees a department of 28 staff tasked with delivering technical content, profitable financial performance, and positive experiences for individual and corporate participants. Directly supervises three senior department members. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, evaluating and adjusting (as needed) position descriptions, establishing individual performance objectives and metrics, evaluating performance throughout the year, and providing feedback and support as needed. Works closely with direct reports to ensure a thorough understanding of each area’s operation, challenges, and opportunities. This position should always be aware of the status of each area’s deliverables. Partners with department staff to ensure they are able to fulfill their responsibilities and that the department as a whole successfully delivers quality and financially successful meetings and conferences throughout the year. Key benchmarks include but are not limited to quality: program content, exhibition sales/sponsorships, facilities, IT/AV/technical support, registration operations, catering, advance promotion, on-site materials, cyber security, safety compliance, transportation, performance tracking, and reporting. Provides indirect oversight of staff who report to the department’s senior managers and should be aware of each team member’s role, responsibilities, strengths, and development needs. Collaborates with peer departments to achieve conference and meeting deliverables. Examples include, but are not limited to: Promotional and branding support – Marketing Department and Corporate Communications Departments IT/technical services/website functionality – IT Department Budgeting, forecasts, performance tracking – Finance Department Contracts, negotiations, insurance, compliance – Legal Department   Exhibit Sales Oversight and support of staff tasked with conference and meeting exhibit and sponsorship sales. Provide guidance on business growth. Support relationship cultivation by participating in sales calls and development meetings. Assist in implementing/refining customer relationship management tools, such as SalesForce and social media outreach. Explore new avenues for revenue growth and diversification.   Financial Management Directly responsible for the profitable financial performance of conferences and meetings. Prepares and manages department budgets and ensures revenue and bottom-line targets are achieved. Oversee department budgets on an ongoing basis to ensure financial benchmarks are achieved. Seeks cost-saving opportunities and provides senior leadership with regular financial reports and forecasts. Ensure bill reconciliations are precise for financial tracking and reporting. Direct participation in site and vendor evaluation, selection, negotiation, and service quality monitoring.   EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE A master's degree in business administration, hospitality, or a related field is preferred; a Bachelor's degree is required. CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) certification or the willingness to work toward CMP certification within one year of being hired. Demonstrated success in strategy building and execution. Volunteer relations and governance experience in a not-for-profit environment. Proven track record of success for ten or more years in a senior leadership programming/event execution/sales position with a not-for-profit organization.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Advanced strategic thinking and analytical skills. Experienced in successfully developing budgets and assessing financial performance. Writing and in-person presentation skills. Leadership, coaching, and supervisory skills. Project management abilities, with a priority on efficiency building. Facility with new and emerging software programs and system integrations, e.g., Salesforce, Customer Relationship Management tools, technical paper management systems, etc. Facility for developing positive relationships with internal and external contacts. Demonstrated ability to work across programs and departments collaboratively and to include partners in decision-making to build consensus. Ability to provide exceptional customer service to ensure member and attendee satisfaction. Successful experience working in an environment that requires multi-tasking. The ability to prioritize tasks and deliver results even when deadlines are tight. Ability to coach and lead diverse teams and establish and maintain credibility with a variety of internal staff and external partners. Flexibility to travel throughout the United States and abroad.   Estimated Travel: 35%  

Paid Internship - Undergraduate and Graduate Students | Quantum Biology Laboratory

3 weeks 1 day ago
Washington, D.C., Quantum Biology Laboratory, Howard University (Washington, DC) Position Opening: Paid Internship The Quantum Biology Laboratory (QBL) at Howard University in Washington, DC, has received a five-year grant from the Sloan Foundation to support its growing undergraduate and graduate internship program. Complementing the QBL’s current Sloan Matter-to-Life award, this internship grant will enable the QBL to nurture the talents of emerging young scientists through the creation of tailored research experiences to “explore quantum life” at the intersections of quantum optics, biological physics, condensed matter, molecular dynamics, neuroscience, informatics, and spectroscopy. The QBL is seeking undergraduate and graduate interns to commit to at least two academic semesters, or an academic semester and a summer, at a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week. Graduate students selected for the program would also serve as mentors for younger trainees. These internships can be organized remotely for those with suitable qualifications not based in the Washington metropolitan area. QUALIFICATIONS Currently enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program (3rd or 4th year preferred), recent graduate, or enrolled in a masters or doctoral program. 1st and 2nd year undergraduates with limited research experience may be accepted on a trial basis as unpaid interns. Currently majoring in physics, biophysics, biochemistry, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, neuroscience, or closely related discipline, with significant interest in equations and computation. Familiarity with Chimera, PyMOL, GROMACS, or similar biomolecular modeling software and programming experience in Python, Fortran, or C desired.  Experience in high-performance computing and/or coding-intensive projects a plus. Experience working in or closely with experimental groups a plus. Strong interest in science and eagerness to learn. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. RESPONSIBILITIES Work as part of a project team under the direction of the principal investigator (PI), with other QBL members and trainees, with QBL collaborators, and independently on research-related tasks. Participate actively and communicate effectively during lab/group meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences. Coordinate on-site and virtual meetings/lectures as needed. Be responsive to communications from the PI and able to take direction. Manage time and project(s) well with personal initiative.  Perform job-related administrative tasks as assigned. Write well scientifically, including in the preparation of regular reports and potentially manuscripts for publication.  BENEFITS Hands-on experience with research projects. Mentorship from experienced scientific professionals. Networking and conference opportunities. Flexible work arrangements to accommodate academic commitments. Potential for remote work arrangements for suitably qualified candidates. Monthly stipends for paid interns commensurate with reliability and experience. HOW TO APPLY Interested candidates should submit a CV/resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and overlap with QBL research areas to [email protected] .  Submit information for three (3) references, including name, job title, and email address, from professors in STEM classes and/or supervisors in STEM research to [email protected] .  Please include "[Undergraduate/Graduate] Internship Application" in the subject line of your email, selecting the appropriate student status.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, based on availability.               Monthly stipends for paid interns commensurate with reliability and experience.

Detector Support Scientist (f/m/d) | European XFEL

3 weeks 4 days ago
Schenefeld, Germany, European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. For the DET group, we are looking for a Detector Support Scientist (f/m/d) The Position Contribute to laboratory maintenance, including setup of new infrastructure and maintenance of existing ones Support testing and commissioning of the existing detectors and new prototypes in the DET laboratory and at the instruments Work under the supervision of X-ray sources responsible persons for maintenance of the existing sources support of the improvement of infrastructure regarding source operation support of the return into operation of the presently dismantled X-ray source setups of the detector group Requirements Degree in Physics or equivalent job experience Experience in working in a physics laboratory in a university or research facility Experience in the use of radioactive sources is an asset Experience with photon detector operation and calibration is an asset Good communication skills and ability to work in a structured way in a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary team For additional information please contact Monica Turcato ( [email protected] ). Working place will be Schenefeld, in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found  here . Our offer Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress and participate in our international networks. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect. Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany, this includes for example: family friendly working environment (e. g. additional childcare days) flexible working times and option for work from home depending on tasks 30 days of vacation, 24 th  and 31 st  of December are free as a courtesy of the employer extensive relocation benefits generous company pension scheme (6,45 % of monthly salary) monthly social events and subsidized company restaurant partially financed job-tickets for public transportation extensive training opportunities incl. subsidized English and German language classes Among our international staff, our company language is English. Reference number: S-510 The appointment is limited to 1 year. Application Please apply  online  and provide a motivation letter and your CV in English as well as reference letters in one single pdf-file. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we promote and support diverse and heterogenous teams. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. APPLY NOW SEND TO A FRIEND Deadline:  30 April 2024 European XFEL GmbH Holzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany www.xfel.eu

Laser Physicist / Engineer (f/m/d) | European XFEL

1 month 1 week ago
Schenefeld, Germany, Join our team European XFEL is an international non-profit company located in the Hamburg area in Germany. It operates a 3.4 km-long X-ray laser, which produces X-rays of unique quality for studies in physics, chemistry, the life sciences, materials research and other disciplines. The diverse scientific facilities at European XFEL enable scientists from across the globe to carry out a wide range of experimental techniques. To complete our team, we are looking for a Laser Physicist / Engineer (f/m/d) The Position Working closely with other laser and electronics specialists at EuXFEL and DESY on the design and implementation, commissioning and operation of fiber and solid-state based ultrashort pulse laser amplifiers, the candidate will: Perform and characterize experiments with high power, ultra-short pulse diode pumped fiber and solid-state amplifiers, operating continuously and in burst-mode. Design, assemble and commission fiber and solid-state laser amplifier systems based on new as well existing design proposals, which will be improved where necessary. Install several systems and accompany initial laser operation in order to ensure smooth operation and debug and improve, if necessary. Requirements University degree or equivalent academic or industrial experience in photonics, physics, optical engineering or similar. Experience with work in laser labs, in particular with ultra-fast lasers, fiber amplifiers and the associated measurement and characterization methods. Ability to gain a thorough understanding of the laser systems and sub-system under development and in operation as well as associated control electronics and software. Experience with handling, splicing and packaging of fiber amplifiers. Hands on experience with CAD and electronics. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a multi-lingual, multi-disciplinary team, with English as the working language. Knowledge of German and work experience in a large-scale facility are considered an asset. For additional information please contact Dr. Max Lederer ( [email protected] ). The working place will be Schenefeld, in the Hamburg metropolitan area. General information on working in Germany, the Hamburg area and the European XFEL can be found  here . Our offer Become part of a vibrant international and multi-cultural team of scientists, engineers, technical and administrative staff. Be involved in cutting edge scientific and technical progress and participate in our international networks. Experience our atmosphere of tolerance and respect. Salary and benefits are similar to those of public service organizations in Germany, this includes for example: family friendly working environment (e. g. additional childcare days) flexible working times and option for work from home depending on tasks 30 days of vacation, 24 th  and 31 st  of December are free as a courtesy of the employer extensive relocation benefits generous company pension scheme (6,45 % of monthly salary) monthly social events and subsidized company restaurant partially financed job-tickets for public transportation extensive training opportunities incl. subsidized English and German language classes Among our international staff, our company language is English. Reference number: S-504 Duration: This appointment is initially limited to 3 years. Application Please apply  online  and provide a motivation letter and your CV in English as well as reference letters in one single pdf-file. The European XFEL GmbH is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and we promote and support diverse and heterogenous teams. Applicants with disabilities will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. Deadline:  21 April 2024 European XFEL GmbH Holzkoppel 4, 22869 Schenefeld, Germany www.xfel.eu

Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental & Computational Material | University of Alabama at Birmingham

1 month 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama, The  NSF REU program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The Summer 2024 program dates: May 19, 2024- July 26, 2024. For Summer 2024, we will begin  accepting applications  December 1, 2023. The application form, unofficial transcript, career statement, and letters of recommendation should be received by  April 1, 2024, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis (meaning they will be reviewed upon receipt and some offers may be made before the April 1, 2024).  That being said, applicant’s are encouraged to apply early.  Final decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2024. Strict guidelines set by the UA System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Physics as well as the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration must be adhered to by all persons on campus. The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of remote/on ground research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.

Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental & Computational Material | University of Alabama at Birmingham

1 month 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama, The  NSF REU  program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The Summer 2024program dates: May 19, 2024- July 26, 2024. For Summer 2024, we will begin  accepting applications  December 1, 2023. The application form, unofficial transcript, career statement, and letters of recommendation should be received by  April 1, 2024, however, applications will be considered on a rolling basis (meaning they will be reviewed upon receipt and some offers may be made before the April 1, 2024).  That being said, applicant’s are encouraged to apply early.  Final decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2024. Strict guidelines set by the UA System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Physics as well as the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration must be adhered to by all persons on campus. The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of remote/on ground research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.

Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materia | University of Alabama at Birmingham

1 month 2 weeks ago
Alabama, The  NSF REU  program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The Summer 2024program dates: May 19, 2024- July 26, 2024. For Summer 2024, we will begin  accepting applications  December 1, 2023. The application form, unofficial transcript, career statement, and letters of recommendation should be received by  April 1, 2024, however, a pplications will be considered on a rolling basis (meaning they will be reviewed upon receipt and some offers may be made before the April 1, 2024).  That being said, applicant’s are encouraged to apply early.  Final decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2024. Strict guidelines set by the UA System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Physics as well as the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration must be adhered to by all persons on campus. The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of remote/on ground research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.

Regional Initiative to Promote Undergraduate Participation in Experimental and Computational Materia | University of Alabama at Birmingham

1 month 2 weeks ago
Birmingham, Alabama, The  NSF REU  program is a 10-week program that involves a hands-on research experience for undergraduate students, whereby participants work in the labs of some of UAB’s renown scientists. The Summer 2024program dates: May 19, 2024- July 26, 2024. For Summer 2024, we will begin  accepting applications  December 1, 2023. The application form, unofficial transcript, career statement, and letters of recommendation should be received by  April 1, 2024, however, a pplications will be considered on a rolling basis (meaning they will be reviewed upon receipt and some offers may be made before the April 1, 2024).  That being said, applicant’s are encouraged to apply early.  Final decisions will be made no later than April 15, 2024. Strict guidelines set by the UA System, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, the Department of Physics as well as the Center for Nanoscale Materials and Biointegration must be adhered to by all persons on campus. The program will pay $6,000 over the entire work period and will involve 400 hours of remote/on ground research with a UAB faculty mentor. The research represents actual projects that will contribute, in some way, to the work already being conducted in the labs.

REU at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville, Department of Physics and Astronomy | University of Texas RioGrande Valley

2 months 1 week ago
Browsville, Texas, The REU/RET program is offered as an  in-person experience  with hands-on access to the research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Research experience for undergraduates (REU) to increase the opportunities for students who are perusing a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program allows students to participate in a broader spectrum of projects that would otherwise not be available to them. The NSF awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) a renewal of a grant (#2244167) that will allow UTRGV to engage in high impact practices that will offer student research opportunities in relevant state-of-the-art research topics mentored by UTRGV physics faculty members. The most prominent change in the renewed grant is that NSF approved the extension of the program with undergraduate participants from Fine Arts into the REU cohort. The program now includes 2 Fine Arts major students in the cohort, changing the dynamic from a strictly STEM program into a STEAM REU that helps interpret Artistic theory and practice using the sciences. This REU program at UTRGV now represents a true interdisciplinary summer program that benefits underrepresented students and is located at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Integrating the art component to the REU exposes the Art students to research that they would normally never be exposed to and helps with their professional development, and exposing the science students to the Arts helps expand their horizons fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between departments. The program supports a cohort consisting of 12 students, 6 local UTRGV students and 6 National students. Having half of the students from the Rio Grande Valley provides the framework for an organic cultural exchange where the local students show the visiting REU students the area, promoting the local region and in a sense serve as ambassadors to the Rio Grande Valley while they are also exposed to the background of the visiting students. The cohort has planned lunch meetings that are done daily, scheduled field trips, and talks by visiting faculty or program mentors. The REU students are also encouraged to speak about their research and give short presentations during the REU to practice presenting their summer projects. The REU has a 10-week duration and during that time they will prepare to have a poster presentation, while the art students also have a poster presentation that they must present they also have a finished piece of art as a deliverable. We encourage the local students to present their research at conferences and the College of Science Research Symposium in April, these things help the students build up their CV and learn practical knowledge on how to present. The program provides educational and outreach aspects to local and visiting students and promotes diversity by exchanging cultural, scientific, and creative thoughts on a peer level basis. $6,000. For non-local students a travel reimbursement up to $800, free accommodation and a food allowance will be provided.

REU at Penn State University in Nanomanufacturing of Emerging 2D Materials and Devices | Penn State University

2 months 1 week ago
University Park, Pennsylvania, Nanomanufacturing of Emerging 2D Materials and Devices  summer undergraduate research program provides undergraduate students with an opportunity to experience research within a small team environment reflective of the organizational structure typical of the semiconductor industry. Undergraduate students work as part of small interdisciplinary research team that includes other fellow undergraduate summer researchers, their faculty advisors and graduate student mentors, all of whom working together towards a novel device or process development goal. Each undergraduate has an individual responsibility on the team and questions to investigate that tie directly into the overall team objectives. The undergraduate students also receive training in responsible conduct of research, data management, and laboratory safety; and they take part in professional development opportunities, interact with engineers in the semiconductor industry, and participate in social activities. Housing and reasonable travel will be provided. The 10 week program pays a stipend of $7,000.

Department-of-Physics-and-Astronomy.pngREU at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville | University of Texas RioGrande Valley

2 months 2 weeks ago
Browsville, Texas, The REU/RET program is offered as an  in-person experience  with hands-on access to the research. The National Science Foundation (NSF) established the Research experience for undergraduates (REU) to increase the opportunities for students who are perusing a degree in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This program allows students to participate in a broader spectrum of projects that would otherwise not be available to them. The NSF awarded The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) a renewal of a grant (#2244167) that will allow UTRGV to engage in high impact practices that will offer student research opportunities in relevant state-of-the-art research topics mentored by UTRGV physics faculty members. The most prominent change in the renewed grant is that NSF approved the extension of the program with undergraduate participants from Fine Arts into the REU cohort. The program now includes 2 Fine Arts major students in the cohort, changing the dynamic from a strictly STEM program into a STEAM REU that helps interpret Artistic theory and practice using the sciences. This REU program at UTRGV now represents a true interdisciplinary summer program that benefits underrepresented students and is located at a Hispanic Serving Institution. Integrating the art component to the REU exposes the Art students to research that they would normally never be exposed to and helps with their professional development, and exposing the science students to the Arts helps expand their horizons fostering interdisciplinary collaboration between departments. The program supports a cohort consisting of 12 students, 6 local UTRGV students and 6 National students. Having half of the students from the Rio Grande Valley provides the framework for an organic cultural exchange where the local students show the visiting REU students the area, promoting the local region and in a sense serve as ambassadors to the Rio Grande Valley while they are also exposed to the background of the visiting students. The cohort has planned lunch meetings that are done daily, scheduled field trips, and talks by visiting faculty or program mentors. The REU students are also encouraged to speak about their research and give short presentations during the REU to practice presenting their summer projects. The REU has a 10-week duration and during that time they will prepare to have a poster presentation, while the art students also have a poster presentation that they must present they also have a finished piece of art as a deliverable. We encourage the local students to present their research at conferences and the College of Science Research Symposium in April, these things help the students build up their CV and learn practical knowledge on how to present. The program provides educational and outreach aspects to local and visiting students and promotes diversity by exchanging cultural, scientific, and creative thoughts on a peer level basis. $6,000. For non-local students a travel reimbursement up to $800, free accommodation and a food allowance will be provided.

Rice University REU Internship: Climate & Sustainability Research Experience for Undergraduates | Rice University Office of STEM Engagement

2 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas, The Climate and Sustainability REU at Rice University The  Climate and Sustainability REU  at Rice University is a 10-week, paid research internship sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for community college students to work in Rice University’s nanotechnology laboratories. Through this REU, students will gain hands-on experience in research laboratories, participate in various professional development activities, and receive an opportunity to present their research at our annual research symposium at Rice University.  REU interns are expected to:   Work full-time (40 hours/week) in the assigned laboratory (except for federal holidays) Document summer hours and submit timesheets on time Attend all REU-related field trips and professional development activities Submit all course assignments on time Complete a poster on summer research Attend and present at a research experience Prospective applicants can apply directly at reuapply.rice.edu . First, register for an account and then choose the Climate and Sustainability REU application. Application requirements include: unofficial transcripts, a 1-page personal statement, and 2 contacts for recommendation (one must be a STEM professor).  For more information, select the following link: Climate and Sustainability REU Internship   Learn more. Click here     $8,250 will be payable in installments throughout the duration of the internship program and is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of the program.

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) - Research Associate in Chemistry | Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, James Madison University

2 months 2 weeks ago
Harrisonville, Virginia, JMU faculty, along with  Dr. Adebowale "Debo" Ogunjirin , a visiting faculty from  Gallaudet University , provide research opportunities in all major sub-disciplines of chemistry, with expertise centered in synthesis, biophysical chemistry and materials. (See this  partial list of mentors and project descriptions .) In addition to conducting research, REU students will also participate in professional development activities aimed at enhancing effective science communication.  Adrienne Hooker , a faculty member from JMU’s School of Media Arts and Design ( SMAD ) co-hosts workshops on the use of visual communication to inform both scientific and non-scientific audiences about the impacts of the research conducted at JMU on science and society.  Participants are expected to: Conduct research/work full-time (40 hours per week) for 10 weeks. Complete on-line assessment surveys at the start and at the end of the program.  Complete surveys for up to 10 years after REU so that we can assess the impacts of our program on students' professional development. This requires that students provide a permanent e-mail address so that we can stay in touch. Connect with the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at JMU thorugh LinkedIn. If you do not currently have a LinkedIn account, no worries. We will help you set one up during the program. Attend scheduled meetings and participate in events throughout the summer program, including science communication events.  Present research results at events throughout the summer and at the end-of-summer symposium. Submit a research paper that describes the results obtained over the course of the summer. Adhere to all safety protocols. If appropriate, work with your research advisor to write up the results of your research for presentation at an external conference or for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Adhere to the expectation that REU awardees are "ambassadors" for the program who aim to disseminate the results of their work and experiences broadly. Commit to the creation of an inclusive learning environment. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Department is committed to an inclusive environment that celebrates the diversity of its community. We view our opportunity to teach, serve, and interact with many, varied individuals to be a privilege. We will strive to reach, support, and show respect to every person and we expect our community will do the same. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at JMU hosts an REU site that integrates Deaf, hearing and sign language interpreting students in chemical research. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry (CHE-2150091). Participants include Deaf and hard-of-hearing (D/HH) students, underrepresented minority students and first-generation college students, primarily from institutions with limited research infrastructure. In addition, American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting students are immersed in the Science community, expanding the pool if interpreters who are comfortable in a STEM setting. Through the REU, both Deaf and hearing participants learn together, removing communication barriers in the scientific research environment, fostering cultural awareness, and growing a more inclusive scientific community.  $6000 scholarship is paid for 10 weeks of summer research. In addition, participants receive $1k for food.

Summer REU in Coastal Plains Ecosystems - Georgia Southern University | Georgia Southern University

2 months 2 weeks ago
Statesboro, Georgia, Research Experiences in Southeastern Coastal Plain Ecosystems (RESCoPE) The RESCoPE program is a part of the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates ( REU ) initiative which aims to provide meaningful experience to develop undergraduate students using experience-based learning. The RESCoPE program in the Georgia Southern Department of Biology brings together ten undergraduate students  from diverse backgrounds and allows them to engage in  independent research with a departmental faculty mentor during a  ten-week program . Fellows are paid a weekly stipend ( $650/week ), housed on campus at no cost, and receive a meal plan with the university. Students are able to engage with faculty, graduate students, and a number of program partners from governmental entities and NGOs in the southeast. Our program provides meaningful experiences to growing researchers including field trips, expert-led panels for professional development, and an opportunity to present research findings at an end-of-the-program symposium! Research is focused in Coastal Plain ecosystems in the Southeastern US, including hardwood forests, sand hills, blackwater rivers, and barrier islands. The faculty mentors of the program have a wide breadth of research interests including climate change, stream ecology, fisheries biology, entomology, and more!  Explore the program's webpage, linked here , to learn more about potential faculty mentors, the University, and how to apply!   Selected applicants will receive: A ten-week paid fellowship position  ($6,500 total) . Research experience mentored by a program faculty mentor. Networking opportunities with program partners and GS faculty (seminars, workshops, field trips, etc.). Included housing  on the Georgia Southern Statesboro campus. Meal plan options. Professional and personal growth  through a dynamic and enriching cohort-based program. Eligible applicants: Must be currently enrolled in an applicable undergraduate program; applicants must be eligible to enroll in Fall 2024 Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. Must be able to relocate to Statesboro, GA for the duration of the program.  Applicants from primarily undergraduate institutions, HBCUs, or academic institutions that are otherwise limited in research capability are encouraged to apply! Likewise, interested applicants from  historically underrepresented groups in STEM  are encouraged to apply to the program! Applicants must submit: A completed online application and registration through the online NSF ETAP portal. ( https://etap.nsf.gov/award/ 2742/opportunity/4952 ) A personal essay expressing your interest in the RESCoPE program at Georgia Southern and your research background. Two (2) references for letters of recommendation.  Undergraduate transcript(s) Please visit our program website for more information on applying to the program.   Applications for the RESCoPE NSF REU Program are due on March 1st, 2024 Fellows will receive a weekly stipend of $650 for the duration of the program. Fellows are housed at Georgia Southern University for no cost with meal options for on campus-dining.

REU Site: Solar, Terrestrial, and Space Weather Sciences at the New Jersey Institute of Technology | New Jersey Institute of Technology

2 months 2 weeks ago
Newark, New Jersey, The Institute of Space Weather Sciences (ISWS) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology will host a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in the summer of 2024 (May 20 to July 26, 2024), funded by the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate students in STEM fields will be invited to Newark, New Jersey for 10 weeks to engage in cutting-edge solar physics, terrestrial physics, space weather, and big data research with space physicists, astronomers, and computer scientists. A list of research projects offered can be viewed at this link . Students will be provided a stipend of $6,000 for the 10-week program. Additionally, travel, meal allowance, and accommodation are provided to each student. We will accept applications until February 15, 2024 . Applications by members of under-represented groups are encouraged. For more information about the program and online application, please visit the ISWS REU website .
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