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MiddView Internship Applications Now OPEN! Apply via the SEO

MiddView is Middlebury College’s fall new student orientation program and will include a five-day on campus orientation and three-day trips program.

MiddView Intern:  The MiddView Interns are integral members of our MiddView Steering Committee and serve as critical links between student leaders, staff, faculty, new students (first-years, transfers, and exchanges), families, and the Middlebury College community. They are ambassadors of the College and the faces and voices of MiddView. Key responsibilities include developing a vision and schedule for MiddView 2018, communicating with new students and their families, managing the MiddView website, social media, and other communications, planning and assisting with events, managing complex logistics, and training and supervising other student staff. These positions offer employment from March through September 2018. MiddView Interns are expected to work 4-8 hours per week during the academic year and then transition to 37.5 hours per week during the summer (with over-time virtually assured during the week of MiddView).

MiddView Trips Intern: MiddView Trips Interns serve as critical members of the College’s MiddView planning team. They help to design and coordinate all aspects of the MiddView trips; Middlebury’s three day, two-night off-campus adventure that explores Vermont’s cultural, community or outdoor landscapes, providing small-group connections amongst first-year students to ease their transition to college. There are three positions available. Each intern will work on one kind of trip topic: Wilderness trips, Vermont Explorations trips, or Community Engagement trips. All three interns should expect a lot of collaboration between trip types.

Interested? Click on the links above to learn more and apply via the Student Employment Office.

Experimental Design Workshop at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Tuition costs COVERED. HOUSING provided. MEALS provided. Additional $1000 STIPEND provided. Do not miss this opportunity!

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, January 30th at 11:55 pm.

Location: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan

Dates: August 17-23, 2018

Eligibility: Any STEM major

Financial: OIST covers all tuition/housing/meals/some travel, Middlebury will contribute an additional $1000 that should be sufficient to close the gap and cover any remaining travel costs.

The Collaborative Experimental Design and Analytics is designed to present students with thematically related research topics in the biological sciences, from organismal to molecular resolution, which represent phenomena that illustrate fundamental principles by combining scientific research presentations, foundational lectures, hands-on data collection and quantitative skills workshops. This one-week intensive course will provide opportunities for students to explore cutting-edge questions in a beautiful campus at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University in Japan.

CEDA 2018 is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in scientific discovery based on future PhD training. CEDA will help students model the process of scientific inquiry and collaboration in an international environment where communication relies on use of the English language.

The top 3 candidates will be invited to apply to OIST with the support of Middlebury College committing an additional $1000 to cover the remaining travel costs.

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Alumni Posting >> Axel Lab Tech Positions at Columbia University Medical Center

This position is brought to you by recent grad, Eliza Jaeger. Highly interested candidates can email Eliza directly instead of applying through the Columbia job portal. Eliza works at Axel Lab where they work with both fly and mouse models of behavior, and they primarily study the neuroscience of olfaction. You can read more about the lab at: axellab.columbia.edu. The lab is looking for new technicians this year. If you’re a neuroscience graduate who might be interested, reach out to Eliza.

Applications Now Open: Neuroscience Research Tech Recruitment Program

Applications Are Now Open

The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health seeks to provide the opportunity for talented graduates to gain valuable research experience. Neuroscientists at NYU are members of an intellectually stimulating, collegial environment, equipped with state-of-the-art resources, in the heart of Manhattan. Current research topics cover a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience.

The application includes:

  1. CV
  2. a 1-page statement of interest
  3. contact information for 2 references

Click here to apply. Positions begin Summer 2018. Applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis. The final day to submit applications is March 30, 2018. Selected applicants will be matched with Faculty members who have complimentary research interests and will be invited to interview for the position.

Volunteers Needed at the Turning Point Center

Are you a caring, compassionate and understanding person? Would you like to help others on their paths in addiction recovery? Then consider volunteering at the Turning Point Center of Addison County.

Andrew Stoner ’17 highly recommends volunteering with the Turning Point Center and writes,

I began volunteering at the Turning Point Center of Addison County during my sophomore year at Middlebury. Volunteering at the Turning Point Center made it possible for me to have experiences that broadened my perspective as both a student and future medical professional. The experience that I gained talking with individuals in recovery in the relaxed setting of a peer-to-peer recovery support center helped me understand the realities of addiction and poverty that individuals in the Middlebury community face. I credit my experience at the Turning Point Center with developing my ability to provide compassionate support for individuals facing severe life challenges, a skill that has proven to be invaluable to me as I embark on a career in medicine.

Please call or stop by the Centers at 54 A1 Creek Road, Middlebury to fill out a recovery support worker application, they are always looking for great Volunteers.

Notre Dame ESTEEM Graduate Program in Entrepreneurship Info Session

Tuesday, January 23 at 4:30 in Hillcrest 103

Join Kyle Williams at ESTEEM for this info session. ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. By the time they graduate, due to the rigorous academic experience, exposure to real-life business ventures, and exceptional mentorship, ESTEEM students find their technical skills impactful and marketable in a rapidly changing economy. Students are launched into career tracks outside of narrow technical roles, taking positions of leadership at the intersection of business and innovation. Learn more about the program at: https://esteem.nd.edu

Columbia University Medical Center Cardiothoracic Surgery Dept Info Session and 2-Year Research Opportunities FRIDAY 1/19

Friday, January 19 at 12:15 in the ADK Library

Come meet with Ariana Mills ’17 to hear about her job as a research assistant (RA) in the Cardiothoracic Surgery Department at Columbia University Medical Center and available positions in her department.

This is a highly unique position, ideal for candidates who are taking time off between college and medical school. RAs have four major responsibilities which include:

  • transplant call
  • tissue call
  • consent call
  • databasing

RAs participate in heart and lung organ procurements for transplant surgeries at Columbia. RAs pack the relevant supplies for the procuring surgeons, fly or drive with the surgeons to the donor hospital, perfuse the organ with preservation solution, and deliver the organ back to the recipient OR at Columbia. On tissue and consent calls, RAs collect tissue from cardiac surgery cases for research, as well as obtain consent from these patients to use their tissue for research. RAs regularly collect data from patient files for retrospective studies, and there are many opportunities for RAs to come up with their own research project. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department is hiring for multiple new RA positions and we invite you come learn about these exceptional opportunities.