Author Archives: Nicole Veilleux

Research Technician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, they provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; they conduct research that advances treatment; they educate tomorrow’s physician/researchers; they reach out to underserved members of the community; and they work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is looking for an exceptional candidate for a unique Research Associate position. This position affords the exciting opportunity to be part of a research effort at Dana-Farber aiming to delineate genomic aberrations in cancer biology and discover novel therapeutic targets. He/she will use modern next generation sequencing techniques to characterize genomic aberrations and modern functional perturbation techniques including CRISPR/Cas9 and other genome editing tools. He/she will use various model systems to test for drug responses and determine mechanisms of resistance to drugs, including novel immunotherapies. He/she will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that evaluates new technologies and approaches to discover and validate novel systemic cancer biology.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/25.

Opportunities at Tesla

At Tesla, they’re solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share their passion to change the world. Their culture is fast-paced, energetic and innovative. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with office locations around the world, they work to build an inclusive environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

They have a number of opportunities listed in Handshake. Below are a few we thought our STEM students would be interested in:

Biomechanics Team Research Assistant at ORISE Department of Defense

Applications are now being accepted for a research assistant in biomechanics at the U.S. Army Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM), located in Natick, MA, USA. The mission of USARIEM is to optimize Warfighter health and performance through medical research (www.usariem.army.mil).

As military readiness is a top priority, the ideal candidate will assist in conducting research on the biomechanics of overuse injury risk with a focus on the lower extremities.

This individual will participate in research activities ranging from study conception to data collection and analysis to manuscript publication.

Appointments will be awarded for 1 year, potentially renewable up to 4 years, and will be offered through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).

Current research protocols include exploring associations of human movement (walking, load carriage and running), performance and musculoskeletal injury risk utilizing standard motion capture techniques and inertial measurement units (IMUs). The individual will assist with additional activities necessary to enable data collection including IRB paperwork, subject scheduling and coordinating study team member schedules for data collections. The individual will process and analyze motion capture and IMU data plus write-up and present results in abstracts and at conferences.

Learn more in Handshake. Application deadline 2/28.

Open Positions at Facebook for CS and Math Majors!

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through their family of apps and services, they’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether they’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Their global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways.

Do YOU want to build new features and improve existing products that more than a Billion people around the world use?

Are you interested in working on highly impactful technical challenges to help the world be more open and connected?

Want to solve unique, large-scale, highly complex technical problems?

Then consider these position now open in Handshake! Click the position titles to view full description.

Summer BBS Biological Technician Positions Open with the USGS

This opportunity is brought to you by Emilie Seavey ’18!

The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland is seeking to hire two full-time temporary student contractors to assist with the North American Breeding Bird Survey program, a long-term, continental avian monitoring program. Tasks will include working with wildlife survey data, processing incoming data forms, performance of quality assurance and quality control procedures on biological data, data entry, assisting with database management, photocopying and filing, preparation of maps and assisting in preparation of administrative correspondence.

Application deadline is February 25.

Types of services required: During the summer field season, approximately 3100 BBS routes are sampled by participants skilled in avian identification. These data are then processed and analyzed by USGS to inform avian conservation efforts in the U.S. and Canada. Tasks will include processing incoming data and materials, performing data entry and quality control procedures using web-based technologies, tracking progress, assisting with database management, photocopying, scanning and filing materials, map preparation, and corresponding with participants.

Required skills:

  • Applicants are required to have completed two years of undergraduate course work (student must be at least a second semester sophomore).
  • Must be majoring in biology, ecology, environmental science, or related discipline.
  • Must have knowledge of computer software used to summarize and organize data.

Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for a student contract position, applicants must be either a currently enrolled student or a recent graduate. Non-U.S. citizens may be eligible to participate, depending on their immigration status and the applicable regulations of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (formerly Immigration and Naturalization Service). Foreign students in the U.S. under F-1 visas are usually not able to participate in this program, due to USCIS restrictions against off-campus work.

Compensation: The student contractor will be paid $17.09 per hour. (Estimated number of hours for the position is 544. There is a possibility of additional part-time hours continuing into the fall semester.) Student contractors are paid only for hours worked (no holiday or leave benefits). Student is responsible for all costs of transportation to and from the principal duty station location. The Government does not provide housing, meals or other living expenses while working at the principal duty station. Official travel away from the duty station is not expected.

Approximate dates are May 28-August 23, 2019. There is flexibility in start and end dates to accommodate variations in academic calendars.

Send resume and cover letter to Keith Pardieck via email. Applications must be received on or before February 25, 2019. In your cover letter include an explanation of how you meet the eligibility requirements, your expected graduation date, and discuss your experience as related to required services and skills listed above.

Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale April 13-14

The schedule has just been announced for Unite For Sight’s 16th annual Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale on April 13-14, 2019!

This is the world’s largest and leading global health and social entrepreneurship conference! Join 2,000 participants from 50 states and from more than 50 countries for an inspiring weekend exchange of ideas across all disciplines of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

30% off reduced registration rate: Register by February 15th for a 30% reduced registration rate.

CLIMB Internships for CS Students

What is CLIMB?

The Colorado Leaders, Interns and Mentors in Business (CLIMB) Internship Program is a 10-week undergraduate summer internship program in Denver, Colorado, one of the most exciting cities in the US for young people. Designed exclusively for Middlebury, Yale, Denison, Northwestern, Wesleyan, Brown, Harvard, MIT and Stanford students, CLIMB has identified paid, meaningful internships with employers across all industries and non-profit organizations.

Pay is minimum of $4,000 for the summer (although there are exceptions) with several employers paying more, depending on the industry. You will apply for a specific job by submitting resume and cover letter to CLIMB (through Handshake) who will then forward it to the company/organization.

Learn about the internships and the companies in Handshake by clicking on the links below: