Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Alicia Joens

Alicia Joens

Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself inquisitive, analytical, or insightful? 
  • Are you interested in learning about scientific issues or applying technical concepts to solve problems? 
  • Does it sound like fun to perform lab experiments or utilize a microscope to examine cells? 
  • Could you see yourself investigating scientific principles by collecting and analyzing data?

Careers in this community focus on designing and conducting research to improve products, processes, and ways of living.

Quality Control

  • Quality Assurance, Quality Lab Technician
  • Other terms: QC Analytical Chemist/Scientist/Engineer/Manager

Research & Development

  • Research Technician, Research Assistant
  • Other terms: Research Scientist, R&D Scientist/Chemist, Cosmetic Chemist

Benchwork

  • Lab Assistant, Lab Technician, Lab Analyst, Applications/Analytical Scientist
  • Other Terms: Chemical Operator, Samples Chemist, Pharmaceutical Testing Technician, Microbiology Technician, Physical Scientist

Clinical

  • Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Lab Technologist, Clinical Trial Assistant/Specialist
  • Other terms: Medical Technologist, Toxicology Technologist

Manufacturing

  • Process Development Scientist, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, Manufacturing Scientist

Food Science

  • Food Safety Supervisor, Food Safety Inspector, Food Processing & Packaging, Product/Ingredient Development  

Other Industries: Science Education, Pharmacology, Sales, Forensics, Field Science, Regulatory Affairs

   

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Want to put your interests to good use? Join other students who share them. Discover student organizations on campus which relate to science and research. You can browse the database by letter or search by keyword or name for locating student organizations. 

Some examples of organizations that may be of interest:

  • American Chemical Society Student Chapter
  • Biochemistry Majors Club
  • Microbiology Undergraduate Student Association
  • oSTEM@Iowa
  • Society of Physics Students
  • UI Bio
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)

Also consider volunteering as a way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!

In addition, you can find activities and events related to your interests via After Class

Professional organizations are a great way to explore, prepare, experience, and achieve your career interests and goals!

  • Explore - Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on
  • Prepare - Learn about job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders
  • Experience - Check out resources, including specialized job boards and LinkedIn groups to locate mentors and job shadowing/informational interview opportunities
  • Achieve - Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

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Surge Response Epidemiologist - Epidemiologist Intermediate at Minnesota Department of Health

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: Minnesota Department of Health - Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Prevention & Control Expires: 12/07/2022 This epidemiologist intermediate position exists within the Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) Surveillance Unit to help coordinate statewide surveillance activities for vaccine-preventable diseases, focusing on Monkeypox surveillance as well as surge response capacity for other vaccine preventable diseases, including but not limited to measles, mumps, pertussis, varicella, and polio. Responsibilities include: Collaborating with the immunization program around monkeypox prevention efforts Collaborating with other surveillance colleagues on monkeypox data analysis Collaborating with other unit subject matter experts and agency partners in planning, coordinating and implementing monkeypox and other VPD investigation and control measures Performing case investigations for a variety of VPDs; providing epidemiologic consultation for health care providers, local public health agencies, schools, daycares, and the general public Advising monkeypox community outreach teams; developing and disseminating information and standard recommendations regarding the epidemiology, prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases

Radiological Engineering Support Team Lead at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Expires: 12/02/2022 Overview: We are seeking a Radiological Engineering Support Team Lead who will focus on the radioactive waste characterization effort for disposal of radioactive waste. This position resides in the Transportation and Waste Management Division of the Environmental, Health, Safety and Quality Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).   As part of our support services team, you will… Major Duties/Responsibilities: Provide leadership for the Waste Management Specialists and Analytic Sampling Program in providing high-quality radiological characterization guidance and documentation support.Provide input to the Transportation and Waste Management Division leadership team and division Director.Provide expert technical direction as an ORNL Subject Matter Expert for the characterization and disposition of all ORNL radioactive streams including radioactive waste generated by nuclear accelerators, nuclear reactors, isotope production, radiochemical research, irradiated nuclear fuel testing, irradiated metal interrogation, environmental cleanup, laboratory analysis, and biological research.Attend conferences to present technical papers and participate in DOE site assessments and audits as requested in support of the DOE missionLead ORNL’s audit preparation for audits and assessment conducted by DOE and DOE contractors of the radioactive waste management program.Lead the development of new characterization techniques and equipment to support characterization and packaging of high activity radioactive waste while balancing impacts of ALARA, DOT criteria and facility limitations.Guide the development of peer-reviewed waste management calculations and technical position papers.Guide the creation and editing of waste management procedures and spreadsheet application tools.Interface with treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs).Develop the next generation of ORNL radioactive waste management staff. Basic Qualifications:A Bachelor of Science degree in a science or engineering discipline 12+ years of experience at a DOE site in radioactive waste management programs and operations. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered for this position.Experience with Microsoft Excel.Experience in characterizing radioactive waste that is generated by nuclear accelerators, nuclear reactors, hot cell facilities, and chemical separation processes.Excellent written and verbal communication skills.Must be capable of obtaining a DOE “Q” clearance. Preferred Qualifications:Radioactive waste management experience at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.Experience with reviewing gamma spectrum analysis.Leadership of radioactive waste management programs.Experience with the review and application of laboratory analysis to characterize the radioactive and chemical constituents of waste.Experience at multiple DOE sites.Extensive experience in the use of Microshield© software application.Experience in characterizing radioactive waste that is also regulated under RCRA and TSCA.Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory. Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs. Special Requirements:This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Health Scientist at US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Tobacco Products Expires: 12/01/2022 The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.  This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.Responsibilities/Job Duties:Provides scientific input to leadership on issues relating to addiction, addiction health risks, abuse liability of tobacco products, and use behaviors.Reviews tobacco product submissions from academic institutions and industry to determine adequacy of the results from studies, related to abuse liability, addiction health risks, and use behaviors of a tobacco product.Reviews documents submitted for regulatory action and provides verbal and written documentation summaries on the document.Provides consult and advice to a variety of scientific disciplines within the Center for Tobacco Products, including epidemiology, social science, and chemistry.Qualifications:The position of Health Scientist falls under the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-11/12, you must meet all requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 11/30/2022. Basic RequirementsBachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. AND Minimum Qualifications: Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. The specialized experience must demonstrate one year of full-time work experience , or the equivalent if part-time (for example, an employee working 20 hours per week for a 12-month period should be credited with 6 months of experience.) Experience may have been obtained in either the federal service or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.GS-11: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09, in the Federal service, which includes: providing scientific assistance on matters pertaining to policy needs or activities relating to the regulation of tobacco, tobacco products, addictive drugs, their use, prevention, and effects on public health.-OR- Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; -OR- 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M, if related. Education at the graduate level must be in an accredited college or university and must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position. -OR-Have a combination of education and appropriate experience that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. GS-12: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11, in the Federal service, which includes: providing scientific analysis and evaluation on matters pertaining to tobacco, tobacco products, or addictive drug regulations, policies and/or studies to improve public health; developing and implementing scientific research projects or surveys and recommending solutions based on results.

Social Worker, Senior at Hennepin County

Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Employer: Hennepin County Expires: 12/01/2022 DescriptionThe Child and Family Services Area of Health and Human Services seeks a Senior Social Worker for the Parent Support Outreach (PSOP) Team. PSOP workers provide voluntary child welfare services to families who have risk factors of child abuse and neglect. Location and hours:This position is hybrid. Work will be both remote and in person, requiring travel to various sites throughout Hennepin County to meet face-to-face with residents. Work hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements, hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.About the position type:This is a full-time, benefit-earning position. This position is internally classified as a Social Worker, Senior. Click here to view the job classification specification. In this position you will:Engage with residents in voluntary services and provide strengths-based case management. Complete referrals to community agencies to address long-term resident needs.Communicate with internal and external stakeholders via phone, email, and in-person in accordance with the case management role.Complete documentation in accordance with program standards.Need to have:One of the following:Bachelor's degree in social work, psychology, sociology, or human services, and at least 27 quarter credits of graduate work in the above areas, and three years or more of full-time supervised experience as a social worker.Master's degree or higher in social work or closely related field with course work emphasis in areas such as social work methods, human growth and behavior, and principles or social welfare.Licensed as a Graduate Social Worker by the Minnesota Board of Social Work.A valid driver's license and daily access to reliable transportation to travel throughout Hennepin County.Nice to have:One or more years of experience providing social services to children as a supervised social worker in a public or private social services agency.Case management experience working with at-risk families.Experience with social service information system (SSIS) documentation and the ability to engage residents in voluntary child welfare services.Knowledge of:The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and other financial programs, and the ability to collaborate with internal service providers from these companion programs. Community resources and supports.Social work practice and ethics, including early intervention and prevention work.The ability to understand issues related to equity and to demonstrate a commitment to promote diversity and inclusion. Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the Well-Being team.About the department:Human Services delivers a variety of services to individuals or families that assist with basic needs or encourage client change around specific objectives. We work with individuals as well as systems and communities in order to develop policy and advocate for the people we serve. The people we serve and our communities are connected. By helping one, we help the other.

Nuclear R&D Quality Representative at Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Expires: 12/06/2022 Overview: The Performance Analysis & Quality Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking qualified applicants for a Nuclear Quality Representative (NQR). The NQR works with internal and external customers and other quality professionals to provide independent quality assurance support for the development of quality philosophy, tools and techniques, quality management systems, procedures, process improvements, strategic planning and performance metrics, and other quality-related initiatives. This position supports Research and Development (R&D) and Pilot Production activities progressing toward Demonstration and Production within the Enrichment Science and Engineering Division (ESED). The position encompasses a wide range of quality oversight, review, verification and validation of internal and external systems, items, and components. ORNL is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. Our diverse capabilities span a broad spectrum of scientific and engineering disciplines, enabling the Laboratory to explore fundamental science challenges and to carry out the research needed to accelerate the delivery of solutions to the marketplace. Major Duties/Responsibilities: Work independently to provide quality assurance support for implementation of a graded approach to quality requirements within an R&D environment, with increasing rigor as R&D progresses through research/technical maturity toward Demonstration, Pilot Production and/or Production activities.Identify and understand customer needs while influencing the prioritization and development of quality initiatives.Provide guidance and support development of project plans, checklists, procedures, and guidelines for efficient and effective deployment of management systems and organizations supported.Plan and lead assessments to evaluate the health of the overall quality program.Review actions associated with assessment findings and opportunities for improvement to ensure objective evidence is sufficient to support closure.Review procurement specifications, design specifications, fabrication procedures, maintenance work packages, and other documents for incorporation of appropriate quality controls.Assist in the development of fabrication and inspection plans and establishment of quality hold points.Provide quality planning assistance for various tasks, projects, procurements, work evolutions; provide assessments of work in progress, including document reviews against specifications.Perform supplier evaluations and serve as an NQA-1 Lead auditor (some travel may be required).Conduct supplier evaluations and perform oversight of inspection of fabricated items and assemblies to ensure conformance with established performance criteria, including NQA-1; may include source inspections or witnessing of NDE of critical components and assemblies.Conduct material receiving inspection and commercial grade dedication on safety related and non-safety related materials.Assist in implementation of nonconformance processing.Lead independent reviews of revisions, updates and modifications involving Software Quality Assurance requirements.Provide support for event critiques and causal analysis, including determination of preventive and/or corrective actions.Identify and/or solve problems, assessing needs to achieve desired results.Continually search out new technologies and techniques to improve design, workflow, and optimization of processes and performance management functions.Operate and communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels of management on quality issues.Build and develop strong relationships with peers and other to exchange feedback on issues and concerns.Work effectively with both external and internal customers to meet goals and assess customer satisfaction. Basic Qualifications:A Bachelor’s Degree in science, engineering, or a related field.A minimum of eight years of quality assurance experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.A working knowledge of recognized Quality Standards such as NQA-1, ISO 9001, cGMP and quality concepts.This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Q clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse program (WSAP) testing designed position which requires passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program. Preferred Qualifications:Knowledge and experience in validating implementation of quality assurance programs in a radiological and/or nuclear facility.Experience in the fabrication and testing requirements for components used for nuclear and radiological applications. Experience as a critique facilitator and root cause analyst or the ability to obtain qualifications as an ORNL Critique Facilitator and ORNL Root Cause Analyst.Ability to read and interpret design drawings.Lead Auditor or assessor experience.A demonstrated track record of investigation analysis and problem solving.Strong computer, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to multi-task.Strong analytical skills; customer service experience; and the ability to interpret, communicate, and implement complex instructions.This position may require some level of travel. This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Clinical Psychologist (Drug Abuse Program Coordinator at Federal Bureau of Prisons

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Federal Bureau of Prisons - BOP Nationwide Expires: 12/01/2022 NOTE: A 25% RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE WILL BE PAID TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR RECRUITMENT BONUSES.DutiesResponsible for developing, implementing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating drug abuse programs.Responsible for the administration, scoring, and interpretation of a wide variety of psychological testing instruments and procedures.Formulates appropriate treatment programs, refers medical/psychiatric problems to medical services, and assists in deciding when individuals are to be referred to more appropriate or specialized facilities.Plans and performs both individual and group psychotherapy on a regularly scheduled basis.Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary unit team in developing, implementing, and assessing drug abuse treatment program needs and goals.Responsible for providing assessment and referral services for staff referred to Psychology Services by their supervisors or for staff personally requesting assistance with problems of alcohol use, drug use, or emotional problems which are affecting job performance.Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staffs correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is Required.See Special Conditions of Employment Section.Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.govInteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click HereThe Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click HereQualificationsTo be considered for the position, you must meet the following:Basic Requirements:Degree: Satisfactory completion of all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) directly related to full professional work in clinical psychology is required.NOTE: Applicants may have received this degree in either clinical or counseling psychology.ANDIn addition to the basic requirements, you must have:Education:There is no substitution of education for specialized experience for this position.ORExperience:At least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically be in or related to the position to be filled.Some examples of the qualifying experience for are:Experience in evaluating need for substance use and/or mental health treatment.Experience in supervising treatment staff in the provision of individual or group therapy and associated clinical documentation.Experience in providing psychosocial treatment to individuals receiving medication for substance use disorders.Experience in planning and implementing treatment programs for individuals with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring disorders.If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**EducationSee Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.Additional informationIn accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. In special situations, a waiver may be requested up to age 39 at locations where there is a shortage of applicants under 37.Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.Special Conditions of Employment Section:Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a one-year probationary period.The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs of the agency.Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70-minute time period and a passing score of 68 must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

Biological Science Laboratory Technician at Agricultural Research Service

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Agricultural Research Service Expires: 12/06/2022 SummaryThis position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Produce Safety & Microbiology Research Unit in Albany, CaliforniaIn this position, you will be conducting experiments involving bacteria or viruses, summarizing research data, researching, and collecting microbiological samples; and utilizing microbiological research equipment.DutiesCollects, prepares, or evaluates and tests samples for food, soil, water, fecal matter, plants, microorganisms, and DNA.Maintains inventory of chemicals, stock solutions, etc., prepares solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, or field, and safely disposes of waste material (both chemical and biological).Assists in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties, in a laboratory environment, common to research on soil, water.Maintains records, locates, and compiles data and other information from various sources.Records data involving bacteriophage absorption rate, temperature, susceptibility, efficiency of planting, and host range analysis.Keeps detailed records of experimental data.Maintains, calibrates, and modifies equipment and automated systems used for test and evaluation procedures, such as spot tests, purification, plaque assay, propagation, and ultracentrifugation.Performs routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment.QualificationsGS-5:Specialized Experience: For this position, specialized experience conducting experiments involving bacteria or viruses, summarizing research data, researching, and collecting microbiological samples; following standard research procedures; and utilizing microbiological research equipment in a laboratory environment.OREducation: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study above the high school level leading to a bachelor's degree with major study, or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses must have been directly related to the position. Related courses may include Genetics, Biochemistry, Food science Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology.ORA combination of education and experience as described above.GS-6:Specialized Experience: For this position, specialized experience includes experience participating in a microbiological research project including collecting pathogen samples; compiling scientific data; and operating or maintaining microbiological research equipment or systems.OREducation: One full year of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related. Related courses may include Genetics, Biochemistry, Food science Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology.ORA combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above.GS-7:Specialized Experience:  For this position, specialized experience is participating in an experiment or research project related to the study of microorganisms, human pathogens, or bio bacterial phages; recording or analyzing microbiology research or data; utilizing microbiological research equipment.OREducation: One full year of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Master's degree, if directly related. Related degrees may include genetics, biochemistry, food science, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology.ORA combination of graduate level education and experience as described above.Work Environment: The work involves regular and recurring moderate risks or discomforts which require special safety precautions, e.g., working with contagious diseases or irritant chemicals or working outdoors. The employee is required to use protective clothing such as gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves.

Biological Science Technician at Agricultural Research Service

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Agricultural Research Service Expires: 12/05/2022 SummaryThis position is located with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Plains Area (PA), Plant Stress and Germplasm Development Research in Lubbock, TX. The incumbent will provide research support to the Research Geneticist of the unit.DutiesCollects, prepares, and evaluates sorghum samples and supporting records; maintains records and locates and compiles data and other information from various sources.Participates in the planning, execution, monitoring, and closing of multi-disciplinary sorghum research projects.Research sorghum planting and harvesting using large mechanical farm equipment.Searches for and synthesizes literature pertinent to research for new procedures or techniques in the laboratory, field, greenhouse, adaptation, and mitigation.Tabulates, statistically analyzes, and summarizes data using personal computers and software packages.QualificationsGS-05The qualification requirements for this position at the GS-05 grade level includes one-year of specialized experience at the GS-04 grade level, or its non-Federal equivalent, that includes; experience collecting, maintaining, and measuring biological samples related to plants; and recording, and compiling the results of the data.OREducation: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics. At least 6 semester hours of courses have been directly related to the position to be filled. Related degrees may include Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Agronomy, National Resource Management, Plant and Soil Science, Range and Wildfire Management, or Horticulture.ORA qualifying combination of graduate education and experience as described above.GS-06The qualification requirements for this position at the GS-06 grade level includes one-year specialized experience at the GS-05 grade level, or its non-Federal equivalent, that includes experience collecting, maintaining, and measuring biological samples related to plants, recording, compiling, and interpreting research results and dataOREducation: One full year of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master's or equivalent graduate degree, if directly related. Related degrees may include Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Natural Resources Management, Plant and Soil Science, Range and Wildfire Management, or Horticulture.ORA combination of graduate level education and specialized experience directly related to the position as described above.

Animal Caretaker at US Department of Agriculture

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: US Department of Agriculture Expires: 12/06/2022 This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Centers for Animal Health, Animal Resources Unit in Ames, Iowa. In this position, you will perform standard husbandry procedures, observing, feeding, watering, cleaning, sanitation, and promotion of animal well-being related to the care of various laboratory animals used in testing and training following established guidelines and instructions.

Training Instructor (Custodial Management) at Federal Bureau of Prisons

Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Employer: Federal Bureau of Prisons - BOP Nationwide Expires: 11/26/2022 NOTE: A 25% RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE WILL BE PAID TO SELECTEE(S) WHO MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR RECRUITMENT BONUSES.DutiesServes as a training instructor in a vocational or occupational training program in the Education Department of a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) correctional facility and may also serve as a program coordinator for other vocational/occupational training programs.Selects and/or develops curriculums which focus on the appropriate vocational training area.This position has direct responsibility for the delivery of classroom training for vocational and apprenticeship courses in the field/trade of Custodial Maintenance.Develops a curriculum design and record-keeping system to organize and track student progress through identified course work.Ensures the training program(s) are implemented and delivered in compliance with Bureau policies, Department of Labor, and Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training regulations, and the standards established by other certifying agencies and organizations.Serve as apprenticeship program coordinator with responsibility for coordinating the various occupational training programs and classes, as well as responsibilities which include development, review and evaluation of the vocational trades program.Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.RequirementsConditions of EmploymentU.S. Citizenship is Required.See Special Conditions of Employment Section.Selective Service Requirement: http://www.sss.govInteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: Click HereThe Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established category rating criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click HereQualificationsTo be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements:Education:GL-09: A Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B OR J.D., if related.GS-11: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M., if related.Undergraduate and Graduate Education: Major study - education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.ORExperience:GL-09 and GS-11: You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the next lower grade level. To be creditable, this experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular qualifications to perform successfully the duties of the position, and demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position, and of the methods and techniques of instruction.Some examples of this qualifying experience could be:GL-09:Experience in developing curriculum and individualized learning plans for higher levels of learning .Experience in assisting in developing programs and providing instruction to students from diverse backgrounds in a correctional setting.Experience in following standardized curricula and lesson plans to meet the needs of students.GS-11:Experience in teaching with full and primary responsibility for classroom instruction.Experience in supervising or administering a training program.Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.ORCombination of Education and Experience:GL-09 and GS-11: A combination of education and experience. This experience must have equipped you with the qualifications to perform the major duties of this position as described above.ANDSelective Placement Factor:GL-09 and GS-11: Applicants applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event that you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.Applicants must have three years' experience in a commercial cleaning operation, with one year experience at a managerial level.NOTE: All applicants MUST clearly address the Selective Factor in their resume and, if applicable, upload any required documentation (i.e., licensure, certification, or transcripts) at the time you apply.If applicable, credit will be given for paid and unpaid experience. To receive proper credit, you must show the actual time (such as the number of hours worked per week) spent in activities.**Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.**EducationSee Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.ONLY if education is a requirement/substitution for specialized experience, applicant MUST upload legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement. Transcripts MUST be uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you apply and MUST include identifying information to include School Name, Student Name, Degree and Date Awarded (if applicable). All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, Click Here.Foreign Education: For information regarding foreign education requirements, please see Foreign Diploma and Credit Recognition at the U.S. Department of Education website: Recognition of Foreign Qualifications.If you are selected for this position and qualified based on education (i.e. basic education requirement and/or substitution of education), you will be required to provide an OFFICIAL transcript prior to your first day on duty.Additional informationIn accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an SF-50 to verify prior coverage.Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate veteran eligibility.Special Conditions of Employment Section:Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.All applicants not currently working in an institution will be required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized to carry a firearm.The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a 70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score. Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current BOP employees.Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is required.

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Social Workers Are Superheroes!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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The Master of Social Work (MSW) such a versatile, customizable and in-demand degree today. If helping people overcome challenges and advocating for those who cannot appeals to you, an MSW should be in your future. At Binghamton University, the top public university in New York we believe social workers are superheroes. And our program trains you to enter any facet of this career. https://www.binghamton.edu/social-work We invite you to join us at a series of virtual information sessions presented...

Social Justice For The Planet

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Social Workers Are Superheroes!

Friday, December 9, 2022 11:00am to 12:00pm
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American Marketing Association Sales & Marketing Career Fair

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 4:00pm to 7:00pm
The Hilton Garden Inn
This event will occur the day before the Spring All Majors Career Fair. Students who specifically want to work in Marketing and Sales related internships/careers are highly encouraged to attend the AMA Sales & Marketing Career Fair. Bring your resume and dress business professional for this event.
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Growing up in Puerto Rico, Héctor Sánchez Meléndez made up his mind to study the brain and go to medical school. But as a neuroscience major at the University of Iowa, he has discovered a passion for research. Now, he wants to establish a lab back home.
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Improving health care around the world

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Graduating senior Emily Silich wants to be an astrophysicist, using her skills in instrumentation and observation to investigate a range of questions about the universe. She’s well on her way, thanks to her research opportunities as an Iowa undergraduate.