Opportunities for Trainees
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.
University of Arizona - Postdoctoral Training Program
Two postdoctoral positions are available through the University of Arizona's Training in Environmental Toxicology of Complex Diseases program. The primary objective of the program is to train toxicologists to apply state-of-the-art techniques to investigate mechanisms of environmental toxicity affecting complex diseases in various organ systems. For more information, see the program's website .
Posted: September 25, 2014
Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) - Program Officer (Science Education and Diversity)
The Program Officer is responsible for developing, executing, and evaluating BWF competitive award programs and program-related activities in science and mathematics education and diversity in the biomedical research workforce. In particular, he/she will provide leadership for the Science Education and the Diversity in Science programs. The Program Officer is also expected to take initiative and leadership of program-related projects within the scientific, educational, and funding communities outside of BWF. For more information, see the job announcement .
To insure full consideration for this position, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of interest, and the name and contact information for three references by October 17, 2014.
Posted: September 10, 2014
Oregon State University - Postdoctoral Research Scholar
The successful candidate will be helping to mentor undergraduate and graduate students working in the laboratory, maintaining and repairing laboratory instrumentation, and conducting analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and/or environmental engineering research on organic compounds. The candidate should have experience in the statistical treatment of large datasets, the writing and editing of scientific manuscripts, and communication of scientific results to the scientific community. Read more(186KB).
Posted: September 9, 2014
Stowers Institute for Medical Research - Assistant Investigator
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research invites innovative young scientists in the life sciences to submit applications for a faculty position. We anticipate making an appointment in 2015 at the rank of Assistant Investigator. Research programs of interest include but are not limited to computational biology, neuroscience, developmental and cell biology, genomics, stem cell biology, regenerative biology, and epigenetics. Our interests encompass a broad gamut of experimental organisms and approaches. The successful candidate will benefit from and complement the Institute's existing strengths in genetics and epigenetics, cell and chromosome biology, stem cells and regenerative biology, developmental biology and evolution, biochemistry, and neuroscience. For more information, see the job announcement .
Deadline for applications is October 31, 2014.
Posted: September 5, 2014
University at Buffalo - Assistant Professor - Epigenetics
The Department of Biological Sciences anticipates hiring an individual with research skill and expertise in epigenetics. We seek individuals with research interests in the fundamental regulatory mechanisms controlling gene expression, including but not limited to non-coding RNA, chromatin modification, or post-translational modification of regulatory factors. The individual selected will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, demonstrate leadership in his/her field of research, participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and provide appropriate service to the department. For more information, see the job announcement .
For full consideration, applications must be completed by November 1, 2014.
Posted: September 5, 2014
University at Buffalo - Assistant Professor - Metagenomics
The Department of Biological Sciences anticipates hiring an individual with research skill and expertise in metagenomics. We seek individuals using cutting-edge technologies to address fundamental biological questions in functional, computational, or evolutionary metagenomic research. The individual selected will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program, demonstrate leadership in his/her field of research, participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and provide appropriate service to the department. For more information, see the job announcement .
For full consideration, applications must be completed by November 1, 2014.
Posted: September 5, 2014
Baylor University - Assistant or Associate Professor of Environmental Science
The Department of Environmental Science at Baylor University is pleased to accept applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The area of specialization is open to any field of environmental science; however, the most immediate need in the department involves environmental health science. A successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent in an environmental, life, physical, or health science discipline and will have a competitive research record. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a tenure line in the dynamic Department of Environmental Science and will be expected to contribute strongly to interdisciplinary research. For more information, see the job announcement .
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials must be submitted by October 24, 2014.
Posted: September 5, 2014
University of Pittsburgh - New Faculty Positions in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
The Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree or equivalent. Successful candidates are expected to develop a highly productive research program in areas of the molecular pathogenesis, virology and immunology of HIV and associated co-infections, and are expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate students. We are seeking early stage or established investigators with strong records of research accomplishment who will complement and expand these departmental research interests. The Department has a highly interactive group of virologists, immunologists, and geneticists working on the immunopathogenesis of HIV/SIV and associated coinfections, including HCV, KSHV, and TB. Priority will be given to those applicants who have established funded research programs or have recently obtained funding to transition into independent research. The positions offer competitive salary, benefits and start-up funds, new laboratory space, access to state-of-the-art core facilities, and extensive opportunities for collaboration with faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Cancer Institute. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and future plans, and names of three references to: Chair, Biosciences Search Committee, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, A419 Crabtree Hall, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261 ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will commence upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pittsburgh is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
Contact Charles Rinaldo, Ph.D. ( email@example.com), Chair of the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, if you have any questions about the positions.
Posted: September 2, 2014
Dartmouth College - Community Engagement Coordinator
The purpose of this position is to build bi-directional partnerships with diverse communities in Northern New England to enhance their ability to understand and address the health risks posed by toxic metals, especially arsenic and mercury; to reveal the information needs and research priorities of these target communities, as well as assist our partner organizations in building capacity to carry out their mission as it pertains to community awareness and reduction of risk; and to assist in the preparation of papers for publication in peer-reviewed journals. For more information, see the job announcement .
Posted: August 21, 2014
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.
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.