UCSD Internal Deadline: National Institute of Food and Agriculture National Needs Fellowship Program

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is offering fellowships for both master’s and doctoral students. 

“This grant program supports: (1) training students for Master’s and doctoral degrees in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences, and; (2) Special International Study or Thesis/Dissertation Research Travel Allowances (IRTA) for eligible USDA NNF beneficiaries. Awards are specifically intended to support traineeship programs that engage outstanding students to pursue and complete their degrees in USDA mission areas. Applicants provide clarity about the philosophy of their graduate training, and relevance to USDA mission sciences, NIFA priorities and national science education policies and statistics. Applications are being solicited from institutions that confer a graduate degree in at least one of the following Targeted Expertise Shortage Areas: 1) animal and plant production; 2) forest resources; 3) agricultural educators and communicators; 4) agricultural management and economics; 5) food science and human nutrition; 6) sciences for agricultural biosecurity; and 7) training in integrative biosciences for sustainable food and agricultural systems.”

These applications go through UCSD.

Deadline to notify OGS of Intent to Apply: August 16, 2013

UCSD Internal Submission Deadline: August 23, 2013

 

Master’s Level Award Details: 2 years of funding; $18,500 stipend/year; $2,000 cost-of-education allowance/year

Doctoral Level Award Details: 3 years of funding; $24,500 stipend/year; $2,000 cost-of-education allowance/year

Travel Award Details: $4,500 for master’s fellow or $8,000 for doctoral fellow

 

Intel Oregon Job Opportunities

Intel D1C, an organization with a dual charter for derivative technology development and high-volume manufacturing, is seeking PhD candidates within the following disciplines for Process Engineering positions:
– Electrical Engineering – Nuclear Engineering – Materials – Optics
– Chemical Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – Physics – Chemistry

Engineers are needed in multiple modules (e.g. Litho, Etch, Metals, Implant, Yield, Integration, Manufacturing, Sort). In 2013 the factory will finish retooling for the next process generation and ramp the 22nm technology node, followed by internal development and transfer of 22nm SOC process technology.

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
• Module and/or tool ownership: tool preventative maintenance, management of troubleshooting activities, regular monitoring of tool and process performance, defect analysis and reduction
• Project ownership for improvements in safety, yield, cost, and improved manufacturability
• Working with cross-functional teams to solve process and defects issues during 22nm process TD and ramp
• Interacting with process engineering and manufacturing organizations to drive integrated defects reduction so as to deliver and maintain best in class die yields
• Working with E-test and product engineering groups within yield engineering to drive product performance

Qualifications:
• Doctoral candidate in a listed technical discipline with a demonstrated academic record of excellence
• Must have graduated or will graduate within 6 months from today’s date
• Demonstrated experience to rapidly analyze complex process issues and pursue a focused solution path
• Demonstrated experience to summarize complex data sets for technical and nontechnical audiences
• Must be comfortable working hands-on around technical equipment
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Strong preference given for candidates with peer-reviewed published papers

Quick highlights of what you can expect from Intel:
• Compensation: Competitive base salary, two bonus programs, stock grants and purchase programs, a profit share retirement plan, 401(k) retirement plan, and relocation assistance for qualified distances
• Benefits: Several medical, dental and vision plans to chose from, 3 weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays, 8 weeks of sabbatical every 7 years, free beverages and fruit, health and wellness programs, and much more
• Integration and Training: Tuition reimbursement for work-related coursework and certifications, and training from a variety of sources including Intel’s My Learning with over 2,400 technical and development courses
• Community: Networking and social events organized through Intel’s ‘RCGnet’ community group

Location: Portland, Oregon

Lab Coordinator/Chemical Education Position at Georgia Tech

The SCHOOL OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY of the GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY invites applications for the permanent 12-month position of Laboratory Coordinator for organic and inorganic synthesis laboratories.

The position starts January 1, 2014 or sooner.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry with relevant interest and/or experience in Chemical Education is required.

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/2786

Review of applications will begin August 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please see here for more information: Georgia Tech Org-Inorg Lab Coordinator position July 2013

Chemistry Technical Writer Job Opportunity

Chemistry Technical Writer Job Opportunity at Isis Pharmaceuticals:

https://www11.ultirecruit.com/ISI1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*CB108203C93EC147

Academics to Industry Seminar Series

Grads and Post docs interested in gaining more background in drug discovery may be interested in this Academics to Industry Seminar Series.

Seminar Series Description:
“Academics to Industry” is an introduction to medicinal chemistry designed for graduate students and post docs. Local industry professionals will present six seminars covering essential concepts in the biology and chemistry of drug discovery. Topics include: Medicinal chemistry basics (July 24), Barriers to drug exposure (July 31), Drug metabolism (Aug 7), In vitro biology (Aug 14), In vivo biology (Aug 21), Structure based drug design (Aug 28). Lunch will be provided.

Erica Conroy, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Graeme Freestone, Dart Neuroscience
Mark Tichenor, Janssen Research and Development, LLC
Ben Pratt, Dart Neuroscience
Ryan Clark, Inception Sciences
Christopher Smith, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

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Job Opportunity at Intel

Greetings,

The Portland Technology Development group’s Thin Films division of Intel Corporation has several openings for physical science Ph.D.s to support/direct R&D of advanced processing methods. Candidates hired for these positions will be responsible for developing the next generation of Intel’s microprocessors.

Ph.D. candidates in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. Criteria for selection include: a strong academic record, demonstrated experimental and data analysis expertise, superior critical thinking skills, an ability to drive and take responsibility for projects and a solid peer-reviewed publication record. Experience using and maintaining scientific equipment is preferred. Semiconductor processing experience is not mandatory.

Openings are immediately available at Intel’s primary development facility (Ronler Acres) located ~10 miles west of Portland, OR. Please see a more detailed job description included below.

Interested candidates should email resumes to joanna.h.perkins@intel.com.

Joanna Hass Perkins, PhD

PTD Module Engineer

Intel Corporation

 

 

 

PTD Module & Integration Yield Eng

Description

PTD Module Engineers are responsible for leading scientific research and enabling manufacture of innovative device architectures coupled with the realization of these architectures. Responsibilities include designing, executing and analyzing experiments necessary to meet engineering specifications for the process. A Module Engineer participates in the development of intellectual property and the development of the equipment necessary to exploit understanding gained in research (in collaboration with equipment suppliers.) The Engineer must work effectively with the equipment supplier to identify shortcomings, propose and evaluate hardware modification to mitigate issues and operate the manufacturing line in order to integrate the many individual steps necessary for the manufacture of complex microprocessors. Module Engineers are also responsible for overseeing in-situ ramp to manufacturing volumes to demonstrate that the technology meets requirements while simultaneously transferring the technology to counterparts in manufacturing via ‘Copy Exactly!’ methodology. Module ownership includes the install and qualification of manufacturing capacity at the development site and audit installation/qualification and supervision of first full loop at the production site. Must hold a PhD. 

Qualifications

You must possess a minimum of a Ph.D. degree majoring in Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemistry.

Additional qualifications include:

– Demonstrate experience in keen experimental insight
– Demonstrate experience to devise and focus on key experiments

Job Category

Engineering

Primary Location

USA-Oregon, Hillsboro

Business Group

As the world’s largest chip manufacturer, Intel strives to make every facet of semiconductor manufacturing state-of-the-art — from semiconductor process development and manufacturing, through yield improvement to final test and optimization, and lastly packaging. Employees in the Technology and Manufacturing group are part of a worldwide network of manufacturing and assembly/test facilities.

Job Opportunity for new PhD Grads!

Intel D1C, an organization with a dual charter for derivative technology development and high-volume manufacturing, is seeking PhD candidates within the following disciplines for Process Engineering positions:

– Electrical Engineering – Nuclear Engineering – Materials – Optics
– Chemical Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – Physics – Chemistry

 

Engineers are needed in multiple modules (e.g. Litho, Etch, Metals, Implant, Yield, Integration, Manufacturing, Sort). In 2013 the factory will finish retooling for the next process generation and ramp  the 22nm technology node, followed by internal development and transfer of 22nm SOC process technology.

 

Your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Module and/or tool ownership: tool preventative maintenance, management of troubleshooting activities, regular monitoring of tool and process performance, defect analysis and reduction
  • Project ownership for improvements in safety, yield, cost, and improved manufacturability
  • Working with cross-functional teams to solve process and defects issues during 22nm process TD and ramp
  • Interacting with process engineering and manufacturing organizations to drive integrated defects reduction so as to deliver and maintain best in class die yields
  • Working with E-test and product engineering groups within yield engineering to drive product performance

 

Qualifications:

  • Doctoral candidate in a listed technical discipline with a demonstrated academic record of excellence
  • Must have graduated or will graduate within 6 months from today’s date
  • Demonstrated experience to rapidly analyze complex process issues and pursue a focused solution path
  • Demonstrated experience to summarize complex data sets for technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Must be comfortable working hands-on around technical equipment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Strong preference given for candidates with peer-reviewed published papers

 

Quick highlights of what you can expect from Intel:

  • Compensation: Competitive base salary, two bonus programs, stock grants and purchase programs, a profit share retirement plan, 401(k) retirement plan, and relocation assistance for qualified distances
  • Benefits:  Several medical, dental and vision plans to chose from, 3 weeks vacation, 10 paid holidays, 8 weeks of sabbatical every 7 years, free beverages and fruit, health and wellness programs, and much more
  • Integration and Training: Tuition reimbursement for work-related coursework and certifications, and training from a variety of sources including Intel’s My Learning with over 2,400 technical and development courses
  • Community: Networking and social events organized through Intel’s ‘RCGnet’ community group

 

Location:  Portland, Oregon

National Research Council of the National Academies Fellowships

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.  These awards include generous stipends ranging from $42,000 – $80,000 per year for recent Ph.D. recipients, and higher for additional experience.  Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000.  These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.

Detailed program information, including online applications, instructions on how to apply and a list of participating laboratories, is available on the NRC Research Associateship Programs Website (see link above).

Questions should be directed to the NRC at 202-334-2760 (phone) or rap@nas.edu.

There are four annual review cycles.

Review Cycle:  August; Opens June 1; Closes August 1

Review Cycle:  November; Opens September 1; Closes November 1

Review Cycle:  February; Opens December 1; Closes February 1

Review Cycle:  May; Opens March 1; Closes May 1

Applicants should contact prospective Adviser(s) at the lab(s) prior to the application deadline to discuss their research interests and funding opportunities.

Extension Scholarship for Microbial Fermentation Workshop

UC San Diego Extension will be awarding five (5) scholarships to current UC San Diego graduate students that can be applied towards the “Microbial Fermentation Workshop”.  The workshop will be held August 21-23, 2013.

Developed in partnership with UC San Diego’s Center for Continuing Education in Biosciences (CCE|BIO), the 3-day Microbial Fermentation Workshop is designed to provide a deep dive into bioreactor operations for microbial fermentations and equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to optimize your processes. You will also explore bioprocess simulation, economics and modern techniques used in applying process analytical technology in manufacturing.  The course will be taught by four top faculty members from UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and Mira Costa College.

Please see the attached flyer for more information or visit extension.ucsd.edu/lifesciences.

The scholarships will be in the amount of $1,147.50, which will cover half the workshop tuition.  In order to be eligible to receive the scholarship, the student must:  1) be a current, full-time UC San Diego graduate student and 2) be in good academic standing (cumulative GPA above a 3.0).

Please fill out the application (see attached) in its entirety.  All applications must be received by Friday, July 5, 2013.

Please complete the attached application and email or fax to:

Microbial Fermentation Workshop Coordinator

unexbio@ucsd.edu

858-534-9359 (fax)

Deadline to Apply:  Friday, July 5, 2013

Recipients Notified By: Friday, July 12, 2013

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Felicia Murray at (858) 534-9353 or email unexbio@ucsd.edu.

Thank you.

Microbial Fermentation UCSD Scholarship Application

Fermentation Flyer_UCSD

Chemistry Internship

Clincal Metabolomics is a BioSciences startup located in the Janssen Labs Incubator in La Jolla.   They are currently looking for bright, motivated Chemistry students for Lab Internship positions in the company.  A description of the internship is below.

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Chemistry Internship

 

Clinical Metabolomics, an innovative BioSciences startup in La Jolla, has immediate openings for highly motivated student interns to be part of a team responsible for analytical chemistry studies.  Internships have potential for extension into part-time or full-time employment.

 

Responsibilities

– Assist scientists in cutting-edge metabolomics research with human biological sample analysis using gas-chromatography and mass-spectrometry techniques.

– Familiarity with or willingness to learn analytical instruments, such as GC, HPLC, GC/MS, LC/MS, pH meter and UV/Vis spectrometer.

– Commit to 15-25 hours/week.

 

Qualifications –

Students working towards BS or MS in Chemistry, with coursework or knowledge of: analytical and organic chemistry, biochemistry, instrument analysis, sample preparation, separation, purification, and basic chemical reactions.

 

Please respond to careers@clinmet.com with resume and cover letter if you can commit to high impact/demanding research projects in addition to your school curriculum.