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Superfund Research Program

SRP trainees are invited to use this page as a resource to learn about opportunities to advance their studies or begin their professional careers.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • UC Entrepreneurship Academy - September 16-18, 2014 in Davis, California

    The three-day UC Entrepreneurship Academy is the premiere academic program for commercializing science and engineering innovations. It is a springboard for moving research out of the lab and into the world. It is taught by venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, university faculty, industry executives, and angel investors who serve as mentors and guest speakers. You will gain the knowledge and networks needed to develop the commercial potential of your research idea.

    To apply, visit the UC Entrepreneurship Academy  website; the application deadline is August 22.

    The University of California - Davis SRP is offering registration waivers and travel awards to National SRP students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members who attend the academy. To apply for a waiver/award, complete the online form .

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Developmental Neuroscience

    The Department of Psychology and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at Carnegie Mellon University seek to fill a tenure-track faculty position in developmental neuroscience at the assistant professor level. A successful candidate will be committed to high-quality teaching and should have a research background that includes core areas within cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, or social neuroscience; a strong grounding in theory; cutting-edge methods; and an interest in collaborations. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in the neural basis of human learning, development, and plasticity. For more information, see the job announcement .

    Posted: August 18, 2014
    Applications will begin to be reviewed on October 1, 2014.

  • Bayer CropScience - Microbiologist

    The primary responsibility of this role is to design and implement environmental isolation strategies that target rare or difficult to culture microorganisms, such as fastidious bacteria, endophytic bacteria and entomopathogens. Additional responsibilities include growth culture optimization, fermentation optimization, high-throughput screening and large scale data analysis. For more information, see the job announcement  or e-mail Lauren Rintoul.

    Posted: August 15, 2014

  • Bayer CropScience - Bioinformatics Scientist

    The primary responsibility of this role is to use bioinformatics tools, algorithms, and databases to discover novel genes from microbes that will improve agronomic performance and value in key crops, including soybean, cotton, wheat, corn, canola, and rice. These traits include—but are not limited to—pest control, herbicide resistance, disease control, and plant growth/yield. A desirable candidate will incorporate his/her high level of knowledge of molecular biology, bacterial, insect, and plant genomics along with bioinformatics to find biologically relevant solutions. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for interacting with third party software developers to manage the further development and maintenance of Bayer CropScience's widely used custom trait discovery and management system. For more information, see the job description  or e-mail Lauren Rintoul.

    Posted: July 7, 2014

  • NIEHS - Research Positions in Biostatistics/Computational Biology

    The NIEHS is recruiting for multiple full-time appointments at either the tenure-track or tenure-eligible level in the areas of biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology. For more information, see the job announcement.


    Posted: December 16, 2013
    NIEHS will begin evaluating applications on or about February 10, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until vacancies are filled.


Ongoing Opportunities

  • American Chemical Society Public Policy Fellowships
    The American Chemical Society Public Policy Fellowships provide a unique opportunity for ACS members to gain practical experience and insights into public policy by working on Capitol Hill or at ACS in Washington, D.C. Fellows may be entry-level Ph.D.s or experienced professionals from academia, industry, or nonprofits. Former fellows have covered issues as diverse as federal funding for scientific research, science education, and health policy. For more information, see the American Chemical Society Public Policy Fellowships  page.


  • CDC Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health
    This is a paid 10-week summer environmental internship for undergraduate students who are passionate about the environment, interested in human health, and curious about how they are linked. For more information, see the CDC's Collegiate Leaders in Environmental Health  page.


  • CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service
    The Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) is a unique two-year post-graduate training program of service and on-the-job learning for health professionals interested in the practice of applied epidemiology. Since 1951, over 3,000 EIS officers have responded to requests for epidemiologic assistance within the United States and throughout the world. EIS officers are on the public health frontlines, conducting epidemiologic investigations, research, and public health surveillance both nationally and internationally. For more information, see the CDC's Epidemic Intelligence Service  page.


  • CDC Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship
    This is a paid ten week summer internship available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of Environmental Health missions at the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR). For more information, see the CDC's Summer Graduate Environmental Health Internship  page.


  • CDC Summer Program in Environmental Health
    This is a paid 10-week internship for students majoring in environmental health. Interns participate in activities with the Environmental Health Services Branch of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH). For more information, see the CDC's Summer Program in Environmental Health  page.


  • EPA Environmental Careers Program
    The Environmental Careers Program (ECP) is a comprehensive, entry-level, professional, full-time employment and career development opportunity. As a participant, you will join an intensive two-year program to help you "jump-start" your career and develop your potential for future advancement within the EPA. For more information, see EPA's Environmental Careers Program  page.


  • EPA National Network for Environmental Management Studies Fellowship Program
    The purpose of the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) program is to provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences in an EPA office or laboratory; increase public awareness of and involvement in environmental issues; encourage qualified individuals to pursue environmental careers; and help defray the costs associated with the pursuit of academic programs related to the field of environmental protection, such as pollution control, science, engineering, technology, social science, and specialty areas. For more information, see the EPA's NNEMS  page.


  • EPA Office of Research and Development: Postdoctoral Research Program
    In FY 1998, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) began to enhance its scientific workforce by attracting first rate postdoctoral scientists and engineers into its research program through this new hiring initiative. Over 300 postdoctoral researchers have participated in the program to date. The program offers appointments of up to four years, state-of-the-art facilities, world-class scientific expertise, locations throughout the United States, travel to professional scientific meetings, and active postdoctoral trainee organizations. Participants receive full benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and locality pay adjustment. For more information, see EPA ORD's Postdoctoral Research Program  page.


  • EPA Student Internships
    EPA internships and fellowships provide a great introduction to the Agency's work, giving you a sense of whether EPA might be the right place for you. Internships, fellowships and other opportunities are available at EPA's Washington D.C. headquarters, its ten regional offices, and its labs and research centers throughout the nation. For more information, see the EPA's Student Internships  page.


  • The National Academies' Fellowships & Postdocs
    The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council offer several fellowships in science, engineering, and medicine. For more information, see the National Academies' Fellowships & Postdocs  page.


  • NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education
    The NIH offers a variety of training opportunities, including internships and postdoctoral fellowships. For more information, see the NIH's Office of Intramural Training & Education  site and the NIEHS's Summer Internship Program page.


  • Presidential Management Fellows Program
    The Presidential Management Fellows Program is a great leadership training ground. You will perform valuable service to the American people while jump-starting your career, whatever you envision that to be. You will get full salary and benefits, as well as challenging assignments, rotations, feedback on your work plus an opportunity to make government work better. For more information, see the Presidential Management Fellows Program  website.


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