The UCLA NOCD organization is holding free weekly webinars on managing
anxiety during this time period. Please visit the following link to
register for the webinars: https://lp.treatmyocd.com/uclaregister.
(It's free, every Thursday night, 7PM PST)
Up Next: Managing Anxiety While Being Away From Campus (4/23)
Come join us as we hear from a professional counselor on how to stay mentally healthy while away from campus and dealing with COVID-19.
OCSPP is hosting a series of hiring webinars - 30+ job opportunities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Good Morning Colleagues,
OCSPP Job Opportunities:
We are currently recruiting a team of interdisciplinary scientists to work on TSCA risk assessment requirements and pesticide risk assessments. We are seeking scientists with backgrounds in toxicology, biology, chemistry, physical science, engineering, and epidemiology to support the expansion of the office beyond the Washington, DC metropolitan area. At the entry level of these positions, you will review, research, and analyze data related to understanding the hazards, exposure, fate and transport, and the potential for exposure and risk during manufacture, processing, and use of chemicals, pesticides, nanomaterials and biological agents, and support risk management efforts. Starting salary for a GS-9 employee is $54,976.00 per year at Step 1. Starting salary for a GS-11 employee is $66,515.00 per year at Step 1. To learn more about EPA’s chemical safety office, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp. For information on federal benefits, visit: https://www.epa.gov/careers/salaries-and-benefits.
Health and Happiness,
Shawna C. Gray
Acting Program Management Officer (PMO)
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
My name is Abdi Abdullahi and I am a third year medical student at UCSF School of Medicine. I am one of the coordinators of Bridging Admissions, a volunteer organization composed of medical students from across the nation.
I'm reaching out to you about a mentorship program that we are coordinating for URM and first generation applicants. This is our third cycle for our mentorship program, and we have worked with close to 200 students thus far. We match students with a medical student who providers mentorship throughout the application cycle, ranging from personal statement feedback to interview preparations.
If you know of any students who may benefit from our program, please have them sign up at our website:
Hispanic descent and/or demonstrate significant leadership or service within the underserved community;
Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate students or graduate students;
Pursuing or intending to pursue a science, technology, engineering, math or health-related field of study at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories; and
Possessing an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
Do you have underrepresented students that are looking to earn a PhD in biomedical science and just aren’t quite ready to go to graduate school or need a little bit more experience/time to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?
If so, please let them know about our Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP. This NIH-funded post baccalaureate program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school. Accepted scholars are provided with:
Scholarship applications open for underrepresented students in the chemical sciences
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program is offering renewable scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 per year for African American, Hispanic/Latinx and Native American students majoring in chemistry-related fields and pursuing chemistry-related careers. Qualified students may be studying at community colleges or four-year institutions. Graduating high school seniors and college freshmen, sophomores and juniors may apply.
Eligible majors include, but are not limited to, chemistry, materials science, forensic chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and chemical technology. Students pursuing pre-med, pharmacy, nursing or veterinary programs are not eligible.
In addition to providing financial support, the ACS Scholars Program pairs students with academic and/or professional mentors. These relationships can span entire careers. Conference travel awards and several internship opportunities are also offered.
Scholarship applications will be accepted online at the ACS Scholars Program website www.acs.org/scholars through March 1, 2020, for the academic year 2020-21. Additional information is available by calling 1-800-227-5558, extension 6250, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scholars program, now celebrating a milestone of 25 years, aims to build awareness of the value and rewards associated with careers in chemistry and help students acquire the skills and credentials needed for success. More than 1,700 ACS Scholars have graduated with a bachelor’s degree in the chemical sciences, and a substantial number have gone on to graduate school and/or have entered the workforce in their field. The program awards more than $1 million in scholarship funds to 400 students annually.
ACS Scholars Staff
D. E. Shaw Research
Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates
Friday, April 3, 2020
D. E. Shaw Research (DESRES) seeks exceptional undergraduates pursuing degrees in the computational sciences to join us at our Science and Engineering Summit for Undergraduates. This event will take place on Friday, April 3, 2030, and will bring students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in science and engineering to our offices in New York City for a day of presentations, discussions, networking, and plenty of refreshments! This is an opportunity to learn about the internship and career opportunities available at DESRES, explore our scientific computing and research projects in detail, and connect with other students from across the country who share your interest in science and technology.
Enjoy the vantage point from our Times Square office and an evening in New York City on us! We will cover the cost of travel to and from New York as well as hotel accommodations for two nights for all selected attendees.
If you are studying computer science, engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, applied math, materials science, or another scientific field with a focus on computational methods, and are interested in attending this event, please email your resume and a short statement of interest (approx. 200 words) to DESRESSummit@DEShawResearch.com with the subject line “2020 Summit Application” by Tuesday, February 18, 2020. We can only invite a limited number of attendees to the summit, but we welcome submissions from students of all experience levels.
D. E. Shaw Research is a New York–based independent research laboratory that conducts basic scientific research in the field of computational biochemistry under the direct scientific leadership of Dr. David Shaw. Our group is currently focusing primarily on long molecular dynamics simulations involving proteins and other biological macromolecules of potential interest from both a scientific and a pharmaceutical perspective. An integral part of our effort consists of designing and developing custom hardware and software to carry out this research. We are also pursuing drug discovery programs, leveraging the insights enabled by our novel technologies, with an initial focus on drug targets that have proved resistant to traditional drug discovery methods. For more information about the group, please visit www.DEShawResearch.com.
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