Junior Air Pollution Chemist-Job Opportunity

The County of San Diego’s Department of Human Resources is currently accepting applications for Junior Air Pollution Chemist-16385904.

This recruitment is scheduled to close on May 30, 2016.

Fall Data Science Fellowship Opportunity

Program: The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship.

Who Should Apply: Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

Locations: There will be both an in-person (in NYC, DC, SF) and online section of the fellowship. There is a common application for both the online and in-person sections.

Dates: All sections will be from 2016-09-06 to 2016-10-28

Application Link: https://www.thedataincubator.com/fellowship.html#apply?ref=wamVzdW5AdWNzZC5lZHU=

Learn More: You can learn about our fellows at The New York Times or Palantir. To read about our latest fellow alumni, check out blog. To learn more about The Data Incubator, check us out on Venture Beat, The Next Web, or Harvard Business Review.

Housing Survey for MS Students

As UC San Diego continues to grow as an institution, we are seeing a large influx of Masters students. Traditionally, PhD students have attended town hall meetings and have been able to offer input on surveys related to housing.

ARCHAC (Associated Residential Community Housing Advisory Committee) is a committee that meets weekly throughout the academic year and summer to discuss matters of housing policy for the community at large.

Below is a very short linked survey to be distributed to Masters students in your respective departments so ARCHAC can thereby consider how future housing developments can better accommodate Masters students.



UCSD 2016 Commencement Information

Reminder: All graduates interested in attending, must fill out the form here: https://gradforms.ucsd.edu/commencement/. DUE: Friday, June 3rd, 4pm

Important Deadlines if you plan on participating in Commencement

4pm, Friday, June 3rd – participate in commencement with your name printed in the Commencement Program Booklet

4pm, Friday, June 10th – participate in commencement without your name printed in the Commencement Program Booklet


Please visit http://grad.ucsd.edu/gradlife/commencement/index.html for more information

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships are open to immigrants and the children of immigrants who are 30 or younger and entering or are in their first two years of graduate school as of the November 1, 2016 deadline. Fellows receive up to $90,000 over two years in support of their education: $40,000 in tuition support and $50,000 in stipend support. More importantly, they join a lifelong community of New Americans who are making significant contributions to society.


We are looking for individuals who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field.


For full eligibility requirements, to register for a web information session or to apply, go to: www.pdsoros.org.

Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication

The transformative workshop Inspiring Research: Creative Strategies for Communication will be offered again this June.

Dates: Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24, 2016

Time: 10am to 5:30pm everyday

Where: Dolores Huerta/Philip Vera Cruz Room

Description: This intensive four-day workshop will enhance participants’ abilities to vividly articulate their research and inspire audiences.  Participants will incorporate storytelling, metaphor and gestures while practicing innovative communication of their research.  During the final day of the workshop, participants will be filmed by an expert interviewer and camera crew in a setting that resembles a professional media capture environment.

Participants must commit to all four workshop days in order to fully benefit in the development of inspiring research skills.  It is essential they check their schedule and receive permission from their PI or other academic supervisor.  Priority will be given to applicants who certify in advance that they will commit to the full four days without conflicts.


Applications are available on the grAdvantage website and are due by Wednesday, May 25th.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Info Session

*TODAY* MAY 23, 2016

NIH Loan Repayment Programs Information Session

Monday, May 23

Time: 12- 2 pm

Location: UC San Diego campus, Leichtag Building, room 107

Registration: https://ff2016nihlrps.eventbrite.com

Please join us for a NIH Loan Repayment Programs Information Session – May 23 at 12 pm.   Spots are still available, so register now!

This event is open to Postdocs, Graduate Students, Project Scientists, Research Scientists, and Faculty! You do not have to have NIH funding to be eligible. 

Dr. Ericka Boone, Director of the Loan Repayment Programs (LRP) will explain this set of programs established by Congress, designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research careers and answer your questions on eligibility and the application process.  For more information, visit: https://www.lrp.nih.gov

Summer internship 2016

2016 Risser Award: Alum Jillian Blatti

Where are they now? Congratulations to Alum Jillian Blatti-2016 Risser Award winner for outstanding teaching at PCC! http://ow.ly/i/jqMHe

Presidential Election Event – May 10th

Come discuss the upcoming elections and why you support who you’re voting for with other fellow graduate students! Meet new people, talk politics, and eat some pad thai!  

Catered by Lemongrass.