Full-Time JOB OPPORTUNITY: Senior Tech Advisor at Basic Energy Sciences!

Dear Colleagues,


The DOE Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) is currently recruiting for a full-time, permanent position of Senior Technical Advisor. The position provides expert scientific advice and detailed technical analyses to the BES Director and Division Directors for formulation, execution, and defense of the budget, as well as the evaluation of research programs, facility operations, and their associated resources to attain a planned course of action for the overall BES mission. For more information about BES please see http://science.energy.gov/bes/. 


The Senior Technical Advisor has regular interactions with senior officials from other offices within the Office of Science and DOE, other Federal agencies, and the external community.  The Senior Technical Advisor also works closely with the BES Advisory Committee on BES strategic planning activities.


The position is posted under series/grade EJ-1301-04 and closes on December 11, 2014.  Interested applicants can find more information and apply under vacancy announcement 15-EJ-SC-HQ-001 athttps://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/386080200

APDCC McKinsey & Company Interviewee Information Session

Have questions on the McKinsey & Company interview process? Come talk to graduate students who just interviewed with the company this fall!

The APD Consulting Club will be hosting an information session on the McKinsey & Company interview process on 12/2. Graduate students and postdocs who recently interviewed will discuss their individual experiences. How did their resumes look? How much case study preparation did they do? What is the application timeline? If you want answers to these or any other questions, please join us at the info session!


Location: The Forum in Price Center East

Time: 6-7:30 pm

Date: Tuesday, 12/2/14


Thanks to funding from GSA, refreshments and snacks will be served, so please RSVP. Looking forward to seeing you all there!



Applying to Grad School? Want writing help?


Researchers from the Design Lab at UCSD are recruiting people who are currently applying to graduate programs to participate in the GradStudio Project, an open online peer assessment research project which aims to provide helpful (and free!) feedback for research statements and other graduate application essays.


More info and join here: d.ucsd.edu/gradstudio


Happy writing!


-The GradStudio Team
The GradStudio Project is an open online peer assessment project from Cat Hicks, Ailie Fraser, Purvi Desai and Scott R. Klemmer. Check out our homebase, the Design Lab!

OPPORTUNITY – Learn to Innovate & Earn a Stipend – for STEM professionals

The San Diego Incubator for Innovation invites early career professionals in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) to participate in innovation training and research. Learn innovation skills, earn money, and contribute to the development of innovation best practices through the San Diego Water & Innovation Challenge.

  • Participate in five 4-hour workshops on consecutive Saturdays, January 10th – February 7th, 2015.
  • Earn a stipend of $500 for full participation.
  • Learn innovation practices from industry leaders.
  • Work in teams to innovate solutions to the challenge of regional water scarcity.
  • Be part of research about innovation best practices, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Eligibility and Requirements

  • Work in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) for ten years or less.
    • Educators, practitioners, and graduate students in STEM are welcome to apply.
  • Have at least two years college education.
  • Have professional competency in English language.
  • Be able to attend all five training session on the following Saturdays:
    • January 10, 2015
    • January 17, 2015
    • January 24, 2015
    • January 31, 2015
    • February 7, 2015

Application deadline is November 30, 2014.

Early applicants will receive priority placement.


Submit applications to www.surveymonkey.com/s/ChallengeWater
Contact Erin Wilcox at Wilcox@audienceviewpoints.com with any questions regarding this opportunity.

San Diego Water and Innovation Challenge Announcement

2015 International Conference on Global Health Announcement

Conference Registration Announcement

OneDayWith BASF: Online Recruitment Event, December 3, 2014


Do you want to find out more about the science and technology behind the new Adidas running shoe? Have you always wanted to know how our chemists and engineers at Innovation Campus in Shanghai contribute to the Adidas running shoe and other products?

BASF offers a wide range of career opportunities that you might expect from a global leader in the Chemical industry. In Asia, we employ fresh graduates and skilled professionals in our Research & Development, Engineering & Production, and Business & Corporate functions.

BASF is looking for Engineers and Scientists to join their team!

Join us online on December 3rd for the Live Day and learn how it is to work for BASF directly from their top managers!

You will be able to learn more about BASF during an online presentation. After that, you will be able to ask your questions directly to BASF managers in a Live Chat. Do not miss this opportunity, register now!

To enjoy the Online event you only need a computer with an internet connection.

You cannot attend the live day? Do not worry: the recorded presentation and chat session remain accessible even after the event has taken place.

We are looking forward to meeting you online!

Kind regards,

The Careers International Team


APDCC Social Night at The Loft 11/24

The APD Consulting Club will be hosting a Social Mixer at the Loft on Monday, November 24! If you’re interested in getting to know the ongoing club projects or events, or if you just want to get to know club members, please join us!

Here are the details:

Date/time: Monday, 11/24, 5-7pm

Location: The Loft

If you’d like to keep yourself updated on APDCC events, please fill out our member registration form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CN443WfK1T17m9Od9FbDnInurYR266iDZRIANUAxPkY/viewform) and like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ucsdapdcc). Hope to see you all at The Loft next week!




Research Abroad! Apply for the 2015 IREU Program!

The American Chemical Society, in partnership with select universities in Singapore, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom is pleased to announce the 2015 International Research Experience for Undergraduates (IREU) Program. This NSF supported program enables U.S. undergraduates to complete a summer research experience at top labs abroad on preselected chemistry and materials research projects. IREU fellows receive funding for a 10-12 week research experience following an orientation in Washington, D.C. Applications will open in late 2014. The ACS IREU program is also a bilateral exchange, meaning students from host universities abroad can apply for similar research opportunities in the United States. More information can be found atwww.acs.org/ireu.

Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Science, Technology & Environmental Policy, University of Minnesota

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks applications for a faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP).

The STEP area at the Humphrey School focuses on public issues arising at the intersection of science, technology, environment and society that shape economic development, environmental sustainability, human health and well-being. The focus of this faculty search is on – new and emerging technologies in the context of STEP. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class and ethnicity.

Candidates must have training in STEM disciplines (physical and natural sciences, engineering, environmental studies) at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level, and demonstrate work at the interface with public affairs. Candidates must be willing and able to contribute in rank-appropriate ways to the school, teach in the school’s core curriculum, provide leadership to its master’s and Ph.D.

programs, demonstrate a willingness to help students in career preparation , and function collaboratively in a multi- and inter-disciplinary college, and with external constituencies.

For more information and to apply online please go to:


Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.

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BENG 277 Tissue Engineering Lab: Winter 2015

Winter 2015 – Tissue Engineering Opportunity

BENG 277/BIOM 287. Tissue Engineering Laboratory (4)
Winter 2015 MW 12:30 -2:30 PM
CERC – Jacobs Hall

Students will learn the basics of tissue engineering techniques and experimental design.  Lab modules will include bio- and synthetic polymer scaffold fabrication and characterization, generation of decellularized extracellular matrix scaffolds, as well as cell differentiation assays. This course is designed for students who do not have previous tissue engineering lab experience.

To be considered for the class: Sign up for the wait list for the class and also email Dr. Christman (kchristman@ucsd.edu) with a short introduction or CV describing your background.  Up to 14 students will be enrolled in the course.  Interfaces program students will have priority; however, only a couple Interfaces students are expected, so students from other programs are encouraged to email Dr. Christman in order to put their names on the wait list.


ENROLLMENT Preauthorization: Contact Bioengineering Graduate Coordinator jlenington@ucsd.edu