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 .

April Webinar: Engineering Consulting 101

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Date: April 19th

Time: 7 pm EST

Engineering Consulting combines engineering, business, and client management skills, making it a dynamic and exciting career path. The skills required for Engineering Consulting evolve over one’s career, and include a balance between technical, business development, financial management, client management, project management, team work, and communication. We will discuss how to shape your cover letter, resume, and considerations for your interview. We will identify the skills you need to develop and how to navigate a career in Engineering Consulting to be successful. We will also review the principles of business management associated with Engineering Consulting.

Objectives:

• Shape your cover letter, resume, and be successful during the interview

• Identify and develop skills you need to navigate a career and be successful

• Understand the principles of business management associated with engineering consulting

Click here to register for the webinar!

Webinar next week: Challenges for women talking in meetings

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Webinar date and time: March 14th at 9 PM EST

This experience may be familiar to many women: After witnessing men speaking their minds all day, you offer one firm opinion and it immediately gets perceived as angry, rude, or hostile. As a result, women have often learned to preface their ideas with “I’m sorry, but..” and “Don’t you also think…” The language of women speaking in meetings is a delicate balance: being direct without being offensive, being accommodating yet strong, being passionate while not seeming emotional.  In this session, we will all share experiences and address the biases that have created this language and ways to overcome them.

Click here to sign up for the webinar!

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY -GAANN PhD Program

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CU-Denver has received funding to support several PhD students for the upcoming fall semester.

The SHRC Program is a U.S. Department of Education-sponsored GAANN (Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need) PhD fellowship program, focusing on interdisciplinary training of fellows in the area of Transportation Engineering for Safe, Healthy and Resilient Communities.

The three-year fellowship will cover:

  • Tuition
  • Fees
  • Conference Travel
  • Annual Stipend

Find out more at http://www.gaann.org/

SWE scholarship application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now open

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The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women studying baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2016, SWE awarded approximately 230 new and renewed scholarships valued at over $750,000.

Sophomores through graduate students application period: December 1, 2016 – February 15,2017

Click here for the application.

Funding Opportunity: L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program

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The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science program recognizes and rewards the contributions women make in STEM fields and identifies exceptional women researchers committed to serving as role models for younger generations.  More than 2,250 women scientists in over 110 countries have been recognized since the program began in 1998.

In the US, the L’Oréal USA For Women In Science fellowship program awards five post‐doctoral women scientists annually with grants of $60,000 each. Applicants are selected from a variety of fields, including the life and physical/material sciences, technology (including computer science), engineering, and mathematics.

I invite you to collaborate with us and spread the word to your community about this special fellowship program for exceptional female post‐doctoral researchers who are also committed to serving as role models for the next generation of girls in STEM.

Applications will open on November 28, 2016 and are due by February 3, 2017.

The application and more information about the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science program can be found here.