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Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Conference at California State University, San Bernardino

The Medical and Pre-Health Student Society is proud to announce the 1st Annual Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Conference at California State University, San Bernardino on Saturday, January 19th, 2013! This conference is for all students, advisors, and parents interested in learning more about health care professions and also for those who care about making a difference in their communities!

Join us for the 1st Annual

Pre-Medical & Pre-Health Conference

California State University, San Bernardino

Keynote Speakers

  • Alejandro Andrade, MD, Internal Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC
  • G. Richard Olds, MD, MACP, Vice Chancellor, Health Affairs, Founding Dean of UCR School or Medicine
  • More To Be Announced…


Deans of Admission

UC Irvine School of Medicine, UCR School of Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC Primary Care PA, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC, Chapman University, and much more!

Special Programming

  • Physician (MD)
  • Osteopathic Physician (DO)
  • Physician Assistant (PA)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Physical Therapy (PT)
  • Ophthalmology/ Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Public Health (PH)
  • Health Education
  • Clinical Research
  • Biomedical Research


Key Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Deans of Admission Panel (Q&A Session)
  • American Medical College Application Service, AMCAS
  • Medical Student Panel
  • Over 30 Informative Workshops to choose from
  • Representation from many medical and graduate schools
  • Personal Statement
  • Health Profession’s/Recruitment Fair
  • How to be successful at the MCAT
  • Suture Clinic Session
  • Osteopathic Medicine
  • Networking Opportunities with students in medical, graduate, veterinary, and much more!
  • A chance to Win a FREE iPad
  • Plus Various Opportunity Drawing!
  • FREE Conference t-shirt


For more information relating to Scheduling & Workshops please visit our website and social media:





Registration is now OPEN!

General Admission


Research Scientist position at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

Opening for a career-track, Research Scientist position at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP). This is a Solar Fuels Innovation Hub recently funded by the Department of Energy with physical location at the sites of the major partners, Caltech (South) and LBNL (North).

The position will assume significant responsibility for the synthetic and catalyst evaluation efforts in the Molecular Catalysis Project located at the JCAP North Site. Anticipated activities involve novel synthetic approaches, including those based on molecular design and precursor chemistry, for targeting novel catalytic structures such as inorganic clusters, nanostructures, and stabilized, surface-bound catalytic centers. Significant effort will also involve electrochemical studies for the evaluation of new catalysts, and for characterizations of active catalytic centers and catalytic mechanisms.

The position offers a unique opportunity for a stellar early career scientist to assume a key role at the inception of the Lab and the JCAP research effort towards solar-to-fuels technologies.

Classification will be at the Research Scientist or Staff Scientist/Career-track or Career level. If you are aware of any suitable candidates for this position, please encourage them to visit the LBNL employment page or view the position description at this web address:
(http://go.lbl.gov/75229 )

Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) Undergraduate Summer Research Program

The Center for Chemical Evolution (CCE) is currently recruiting students for our 10-week, paid summer research experiences for undergraduates (REU). We are seeking undergraduate students at all levels that have an interest in chemical sciences research and are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Students are paired with some of the leading research professors in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering. Interdisciplinary research areas include the study of chemical evolution and the chemistry associated with the origins of life.

The summer program dates vary depending on the adviser chosen. Possible research locations include, but not limited to, Georgia Tech (Atlanta), Scripps Research Institute (San Diego) and, Emory University (Atlanta).

The application deadline is Feb. 15, 2013. Participants are paid a minimum stipend of $3500 and on-campus housing is provided.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website: http://www.centerforchemicalevolution.com/opportunities.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Dr. Meisa Salaita at 404.727.8953 or meisa.salaita@emory.edu

CCE REU 2013

STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 9 month period. The Office of Science and Technology provide a stipend of up to 1,400 €/month (depending on other sources of funding) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance.

STEM Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition. Priority is given to candidates working toward a “double degree” (cotutelle) with their host institution. All Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) and Health disciplines are eligible. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory.

The deadline for applications is February 1st 2013, for a stay which can begin from September 1st 2013 to April 1st, 2014.

More information and registration:   http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org


Other open calls for academic and research collaboration between France and the United States:

Partner University Fund : http://www.facecouncil.org/puf/ ; Deadline : January 7th 2013

France-Chicago Fund:  http://faccts.uchicago.edu/ ; Deadline : December 10th 2012 (Letter of intent until December 3rd 2012)

France-Stanford : http://francestanford.stanford.edu/collaborative_projects ; Deadline : January 31st 2013

France-Berkeley Fund: http://fbf.berkeley.edu/ ; Deadline : February 1st 2013

Fulbright-France fellowship for French PhD students (symmetric of the Chateaubriand fellowship):

http://www.fulbright-france.org/gene/main.php?uni=1&base=31#doctorants ; Deadline : February 1st 2013


Fulbright-France fellowship for a research stay in the United States: http://www.fulbright-france.org/gene/main.php?uni=1&base=31#chercheurs; Deadline : February 1st 2013

See also open calls for proposals on http://www.france-science.org/-Career-opportunities-.html

3-Tenure Track Positions- University of Connecticut

The Department of Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for
three Assistant/Associate/Full Professor tenure-track positions. The positions will be in the
Green Emulsions, Micelles and Surfactants (GEMS) Center of the Department of Chemistry.
Researchers involved with the synthesis, characterization, modeling, and applications of
emulsions, micelles, and surfactants, interpreted in the broadest sense, will be considered.

UCONN Chemistry Faculty Position Ad 12 12

AWIS – San Diego Scholarship Program

The AWIS – San Diego Scholarship Program strives to encourage and reward aspiring women scientists pursuing their degrees in San Diego colleges and universities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).


Applications are due in February 2013. To apply or submit a letter of recommendation, or to find out more, please see http://sdawis.org/programs/scholarshipprogram


The scholarships, now in their 14th year, are awarded annually and have supported community college, undergraduate, and graduate women in San Diego County pursuing their degrees, conducting research projects, or assisting with additional educational expenses, with an emphasis on STEM fields where women are underrepresented. The fields of study of past scholarship recipients have included: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Experimental Psychology. Each recipient receives a $1000 Scholarship Award.


Eligibility: Female students actively engaged in a degree program in the 2012-2013 academic year may apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be affiliated with an institute of higher learning in San Diego County. The award can be used for educational expenses including tuition, books, housing, or research.


Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of a completed application approximately 2-3 weeks following the application deadline. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April 2013.


2013 Scholarship receipts will be honored at the AWIS Women in Science and Technology (WIST) conference (May 18, 2013 at the UCSD Faculty Club).

Hahn Lab Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Positions

Hahn lab, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill

Departments of Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry, and Lineberger Cancer Center

We are seeking postdoctoral fellows to develop and apply novel approaches for in vivo manipulation and imaging of signaling. We are a multidisciplinary team using protein engineering, organic chemistry, and novel microscopy techniques to study the dynamics of signaling networks in living cells and animals.  We seek postdoctoral fellows to design novel biosensors, molecules for photomanipulation of protein activity, and engineered allosteric activation of signaling pathways. Other positions focus on the flow of information through signaling networks controlled by spatio-temporal dynamics, and involve interactions with groups developing models of network behavior and computational tools to understand and model imaging data. See the Hahn lab web site for more  information about our work and the exciting collaborative environment at UNC. (hahnlab.com). See also Gulyani et al. Nature Chem. Bio 7:437 p437; Karginov et al. Nature Biotech 28(7) p743; Yoo et al. Developmental Cell 18 p226; Wu et al. Nature 461 p104; and Machacek et al Nature 461 p99.

Chemical Biology. We seek postdoctoral fellows experienced  in the design and execution of complex multi-step organic syntheses. This position offers the opportunity for an organic chemist to move into a new area of research, focusing on projects that combine organic synthesis and molecular biology to develop new tools for the imaging and manipulation of signaling pathways in vivo.  There will be multiple opportunities to apply your new tools in biological studies.

Biophysics and imaging. We are developing novel biophysical techniques based on lifetime imaging, single molecule imaging and correlation microscopy to study signaling dynamics in living cells. These projects will require a background in mathematics, physics or engineering, and ideally an understanding of microscopes, lasers, and/or programming for microscope automation.  This is a collaboration with Enrico Gratton of the Laboratory of Fluorescence Dynamics (http://www.lfd.uci.edu/).

GEF- GTPase signaling networks. These positions are for postdocs interested in protein engineering and/or the spatio-temporal dynamics of signaling networks.  Projects focus on a) developing novel biosensor approaches for signaling upstream and downstream of GTPases b) methods for control of such  molecules in vivo, and/or c) use of these  tools to dissect the spatio-temporal dynamics of signaling networks controlling cell  polarization and trans-endothelial migration. We will interact closely with Dr. Gaudenz Danuser developing network models and computational approaches to derive information re the spatio-temporal dynamics of signaling from imaging data (http://lccb.hms.harvard.edu/), and with Drs. Keith Burridge (http://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/faculty/burridge) and with John Sondek of UNC (http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/sondeklab/) , who study the biology and structural biology of GEFs and GTPases. Applications in vivo will be carried out with Dr. Anna Huttenlocher, examining TEM in zebrafish models  (http://medmicro.wisc.edu/people_faculty.php).

To apply, please send a CV  to Klaus Hahn at khahn@med.unc.edu.


Fall 2013 PhD Application Deadline: December 15

Don’t forget, the deadline for Fall 2013 PhD Applications is December 15th! http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/graduate-program/admissions/index.html

Tenure Track Position




Food Chemistry

University of California, Davis


The Department of Food Science and Technology is currently seeking to fill a faculty position, which includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station We seek applications from individuals who have or can establish a strong extramurally funded research program in an advanced contemporary area of chemistry or biochemistry that can be broadly described as impacting food. The research approach will endeavor to produce significant scholarly achievements that impact one or more areas of contemporary food science including food security, quality, safety, health, toxicology, processing-efficiency and food sustainability. Candidates are expected to have a PhD (or equivalent) and demonstrated ability in chemistry, biochemistry, food science or a related discipline. Postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Selection will be based in part on a record of research publications in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals, and the ability to obtain extramural funding. The specific research program will depend upon the expertise and interests of the candidate. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an independent, internationally recognized research program and contribute to the mission of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the California  Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/facstaff/rmap/aes-overview)., teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervise graduate student research.


Applicants should submit online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu a letter of application, curriculum vitae (including list of publications), a statement of research, a separate statement describing teaching interests and background; pfd files of three publications; undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts and names, addresses including e-mail, and telephone numbers of three references. The position is open until filled; but to assure full consideration, completed online applications should be submitted no later than February 1, 2013, for a targeted start date of July 1, 2013.


UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans.