Author Archives: Nicole Veilleux

Febs: Research Technician Position Open at Columbia Sawtell Lab

Alumna Christina Pil ’16 has shared with the folks in the Neuroscience department about a position opening in Nate Sawtell’s lab at Columbia. They are currently looking for a research technician to stay for 1-2 years. The start date would be this winter, so a good opportunity for graduating Febs!

Learn more about the Sawtell Lab.

Interested? Send your resume/CV to np2597@columbia.edu.

How Vermont Became a Hotbed for Health Tech Companies

Thus far, there’s no definitive list of Vermont’s health-tech companies. Nevertheless, an informal tally by Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, indicates that more than two dozen companies are engaged in developing health- and wellness-related technologies, including medical devices, software, IT consulting and data management services. According to a vtVA report, “Vermont’s Tech Employment: The Hidden Driver of Our Economic Growth,” the $5.6 billion overall tech sector accounts for one in four jobs in Vermont, with an average wage of $72,482, compared to a statewide average of $44,540.

Read the full Seven Days article by Ken Picard here.

Curious about finding jobs or internships in Vermont Health Tech Companies? Below are links to the companies listed in the article.

Careers with Givebutter. They’re on a ROLL!

Givebutter is a social crowdfunding platform for student organizations, nonprofits, sports teams, startups, and individuals to fundraise for any cause at the lowest fee possible. Every fundraiser on Givebutter has instant access to powerful fundraising features such as trackable team fundraising, an Instagram-esque social donation feed, donor management tools, actionable analytics, event ticketing and registration, and more. Consider Givebutter your completely free, one-stop-shop for fundraising.

 

Become a Butter Ambassador: The Butter Ambassador program gives college students the opportunity to acquire real-world sales experience, grow their resume, give back to their community, and get rewarded for doing so. The primary responsibility of Butter Ambassadors is to encourage others to use Givebutter to fundraise for philanthropy, events, trips abroad, and more. Starts January 2018. Join now.

Check out the MANY internships posted in Handshake!

Roblox Internship and Job Opportunities

At its peak, Roblox has hosted over 1,400,000 concurrent users on our platform.

They need smart minds like yours to help shape their future.

The best thing about joining Roblox is that you don’t just join their company. You join a huge, vibrant community of over 60 million monthly active players who will appreciate and applaud your talents and treat you like the rockstar you are. If contributing to the Roblox platform sounds like fun and you take play seriously, they’d love to hear from you.

Internships:

As the Roblox platform continues to grow, they invite you to grow with them. Their venerable internship program lets you thrive in an environment where responsibility is given early, autonomy is encouraged, and opportunity is everywhere.

Jobs:

Check out our current job listings online.

Don’t see your job in our current openings?

They’re growing and will have new positions available soon.

Send your resume.

IHME Post-Bachelor Fellowship

Using big data to improve the world’s health.

Fellows at the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) impact the health of billions of people by analyzing data and developing new tools. At IHME, we analyze the world’s health data to make better decisions about important health problems. This requires insights from a variety of fields, from computer science to anthropology.

Post-Bachelor Fellows (PBFs) use creativity to solve complex problems. As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers in our dynamic research institute.

To apply for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship, please visit: http://www.healthdata.org/post-bachelor-fellowship/application-process

Application deadline: January 10th

Learn more at www.healthdata.org.

Research Assistant Position for Graduating Seniors with NIMH

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2018.

SMDN conducts research on the brain mechanisms and treatment of mental illness in youth.  Their particular research interest involves the investigation of the brain mechanisms associated with chronic irritability in children and adolescents, and in using this brain-based knowledge to develop new treatments.  These new treatments include computer-based psychological interventions and new applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien).  A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.  Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise
  • Patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment
  • Protocol implementation
  • Data collection, entry, and analysis
  • Manuscript preparation.

This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature.  In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and computer-based psychological treatment clinic visits. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures.  IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application and following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to: Julia Brooks, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services – julia.brooks@nih.gov | 301-435-6647

Innovative Healthcare Show and Tell TONIGHT at VCET

Listen to 5- to 7-minute lightning talks from a diverse group of Burlington-area health care innovators, followed by casual mingling.

TONIGHT: Tuesday, November 14, at the VCET@Burlington space in the FairPoint Innovation Hub.

Speakers and topics include:

Health Care Justice Voter Campaign: Jessica Early, Rights & Democracy Vermont

Drug Testing: Aimee Marti, Aspenti Health

hiCOlab Innovation Lab: Jeremy Beaudry, UVM Medical Center

Mental Health Interventions: Ryan & Ellen McGinnis, UVM

Breast Cancer Risk Gene Signature: Nick Farina, UVM

ABCD Study: Hugh Garavan, UVM

Lung Regeneration & Repair: Franziska Uhl, UVM