Penn State University Postdoc Positions

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Penn State University has partnered with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to provide postdoctoral positions within the Department of Defense. The Scholars Program is designed to bring the expertise of highly qualified recent Ph.D. graduates to bear on the challenging, but highly rewarding problem of combating and responding to weapons of mass destruction proliferation and use.  These are not lab or bench research positions, but rather an opportunity to research and develop grant topics,  manage grant activities, and sit on inter-agency councils and working groups. Come be on the other side of research: the policy side!! There are currently three open positions; all require US Citizenship to apply.

Life Sciences Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Candidates should have a strong research background and a Ph.D. in one or more of the biologically-oriented physical or computational sciences such as biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, analytical chemistry, environmental sciences, radiation biology, bioinformatics, or systems biology inter alia. Please apply at https://psu.jobs/job/71667 .

Network Sciences and Nuclear Effects Postdoctoral Scholar Position

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in mathematics, theoretical physics, network engineering, or a related field. Preferred skills include computational and analytical modeling and simulation.

Proficiency in the following areas are of interest:  graph theoretical concepts, network analysis, HPC programming, PDE/ODE, optimization, NP computational complexity algorithms, queuing, transportation, routing. Please apply at https://psu.jobs/job/72130 .

Computational Mathematical Scientist Postdoctoral Scholar Position

The position will support research activities to improve methods for understanding the modeling of critical infrastructure networks. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent in mathematics, theoretical physics, network engineering, or a related field. Preferred skills include computational and analytical modeling and simulation. Proficiency in the following areas are of interest: graph theoretical concepts, network analysis, HPC programming, PDE/ODE, optimization, NP computational complexity algorithms, queuing, transportation, routing. Please apply at https://psu.jobs/job/71300 .

LBNL Nanofabrication Fellowships

A number of industry employment positions are available at a semiconductor company located near Berkeley, in partnership with the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) in the fields of nano fabrication, nanocharacterization. The candidates will have research opportunities at the Lawrence Berkeley Molecular Foundry while working for industry.

A. Post-docs and PhD students
If you are a post-doc or a graduating PhD student with any Nanofabrication/Nanocharacterization/Synthesis (Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics,  Engineering) experience (clean room, deposition, AFM, SEM, TEM), and a US citizen/US Permanent resident please review this opportunity for a two year fellowship in industry: $75K/year plus health benefits. This is an NSF/ ASEE fellowship.
Contact: info@astrileux.com for more information
B. Masters and Undergraduate Students
B. If you are a graduating masters or undergraduate student (Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Engineering) with Nanofab/Nanocharacterization experience and seek a full time opportunity for one year as part of an exciting start-up company at LBNL please review this Applied Research Fellowship opportunity: ($40/yr-$60K/yr depending on experience) US. A $10K travel fellowship is also provided with the opportunity for attending research conferences. (US Citizen/US permanent resident)
Contact: info@astrileux.com for more information

PostDoc Opportunities through PathwaysToScience

PathwaysToScience.org has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more.

Browse the full list of opportunities here:
http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?u=Postdocs_Postdoc+%26+Early+Career&submit=y&all=all

Or use our advanced search page to narrow your results:
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We17 Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competition – Applications Open!

Are you interested in attending We17? Apply for the Collegiate Poster & Rapid Fire Competition!

20 graduate student will be selected for travel stipend and award, 10 for the poster competition and 10 for the Rapid Fire talks.

Apply here:
http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/awards/collegiate-competitions

Deadline is June 15.

Grad Member Spotlight: Caity Clark

caityCaity Clark
PhD, Mechanical Engineering
Oregon State University
As a member of the SWE since 2010, Caity has been engaged with SWE at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level through the Oregon State University, Willamette Valley, and Columbia River sections. She enjoys bridging the undergraduate, graduate, and professional groups through event participation, service activities, mentorship, and social activities. In 2016, she also presented at the regional ABJ conference in Seattle with fellow SWE member, Aisha McKee.
In the past year, Caity has received four research awards. First, she was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in Denmark next year on risk and reliability in offshore renewable energy systems. Currently, she is sponsored by Iberdrola as a Research Fellow at OSU and is a NSF National Research Traineeship Fellow through OSU’s Risk and Uncertainty in Marine Sciences program. Lastly, she is an OMSI Science Communication Fellow with the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, through which she has created a mini-exhibit and participates regularly in presenting her exhibit at public outreach events. Through OMSI, she also participates in the Designing Our World program, which focuses on engaging young girls in engineering throughout Oregon. Congratulations, Caity, on all you’ve accomplished! Keep up the great work!

What is your degree program (MS/PhD, department)? When do you expect to graduate?

I am a second-year graduate student, pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. I focus on challenges at the nexus of offshore renewable energy, computational optimization, and machine learning. I will be receiving my MSc this summer before traveling to Denmark for a year. Previously, I have worked at Anchor QEA in Portland, and received my Honors BSc from Oregon State in Ecological Engineering in 2014.

Give a brief explanation of your research.
I currently work on a few projects. My MSc thesis involves computational optimization techniques applied to co-located wind-wave energy systems, and my NSF side-project applies machine learning techniques to coastal community resilience and emergency renewable energy generation. Next year, I will be studying risk and reliability propagation in offshore renewable energy systems.

What do you want to do with your degree? What are your career goals?
I want to conduct research for the rest of my life in renewable energy systems. I am unsure yet if that research position will be in a researching university, national laboratory, or industry.  Research gives me the outlet to express my creativity and ambition, and a career which allows me to do that every day would be nothing short of a dream come true.

What are some of your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
In my free time, you can usually find me out on a run (I have run three full marathons and a handful of half-marathons), or in my garden. I also like to get out on the weekends to hike, bike, raft…any activity in which I can play outdoors and get my blood pumping.

What’s a fun fact about you?
I have Type 1 Diabetes.