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Healthcare Innovation Internship and Full-Time Fellows Program Open at OhanaHealth

OhanaHealth is designed to connect the best and brightest entrepreneurial students from all over the country, with high-growth start-ups that are solving some of the biggest problems in healthcare.

It’s their belief that, in order to build a great company, you need great people. At Ohana, they connect incredible students who are passionate about moving healthcare innovation forward, with companies that are doing just that.

Healthcare Innovation Full-Time Position

OhanaHealth’s Full-Time Fellows program is a “one of a kind” experience designed for recent grads to build a career in healthcare innovation. With OhanaHealth, students with a passion to see positive change in healthcare through entrepreneurship are connected to leading health / healthcare organizations that are currently researching, designing, and implementing healthcare innovation initiatives. Fellows receive an immersive, hands-on experience, as they work with a startup to solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare. Learn more in Handshake.

Healthcare Innovation Internship

OhanaHealth’s Internship Program is a “one of a kind” internship experience designed for students with a passion to see positive change in healthcare through entrepreneurship. Ohana works with exciting health / healthcare organizations that are currently researching, designing, and implementing healthcare innovation initiatives. Fellows receive an immersive, hands-on experience, as they work with a startup to solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare. Learn more in Handshake.

“After my summer as an OhanaHealth intern, I have such a better understanding about what non-clinical work in the healthcare field looks like. I’m excited about the direction healthcare innovation is headed, and I’m glad I had the chance to do real, meaningful work while also learning and growing.”  ~Jordan Moody, Vanderbilt University

VT EPSCoR Summer Environmental Research Opportunity-Deadline Jan. 30th

Attached please find a flyer for the Vermont EPSCoR Undergraduate Internship Program, which offers students a $5,000 stipend and the opportunity to join a team of scientists (faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates) conducting research on the coupling of natural and social systems of the Lake Champlain Basin to understand and promote Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE).

 Undergraduates will be matched with a research team working for 10 weeks in summer 2019 on the transdisciplinary BREE research program. Research teams are assembled by topic and interact regularly across focus areas including Ecological Systems, Social Systems, and Integrated Assessment Modeling.

 The summer 2019 internship runs from May 28 to August 2 at the University of Vermont. In addition to the $5,000 stipend, travel and on-campus lodging will be provided.  Interns will have the opportunity to present their research at the Vermont EPSCoR Research Symposium. Applications will be available the first week of December, and the deadline to apply is January 30, 2019.

 For more information, see our website at https://epscor.w3.uvm.edu/epscor, or contact us at this email address if you have any questions.

Thank you,


 Funding Provided by NSF OIA 1556770


J-PAL Annual Recruitment Drive opens November 19

Interested in leading evidence-informed approaches to poverty reduction? Looking for energetic and intellectually engaging work? J-PAL’s annual recruitment drive begins November 19 and will be open through January 11, 2019. Visit their careers page to learn about the application process and to explore the research, policy, education, and training job opportunities at J-PAL’s global and regional offices, as well as at their partner organizations.  Sign up to receive their jobs newsletter »

J-PAL and its partner organizations recruit for hundreds of positions on a regular basis. Positions may be located at universities, research centers, and non-profit organizations connected to the work of our affiliated professors and partners around the world. They are available in field research, project management, and data analysis, as well as policy outreach, training, and finance & administration.

The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) is a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence. Anchored by a network of more than 170 affiliated professors at universities around the world, J-PAL draws on results from randomized impact evaluations to answer critical questions in the fight against poverty. We build partnerships with governments, NGOs, donors, and others to share this knowledge, scale up effective programs, and advance evidence-informed decision-making. J-PAL was launched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2003 and has regional centers in Africa, Europe, Latin America & the Caribbean, North America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.

Research Assistant at the Nathan Kline Institute

Applications are currently being invited for a 2-year Research Assistant position with the NKI-Rockland Sample Research Program (NKI-RS) at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY.

The NKI-RS is focused on understanding the impact of psychiatric illnesses on developmental processes utilizing innovative MRI-based imaging approaches to characterize brain maturation across the lifespan. Additionally, the NKI-RS is dedicated to the support of open data-sharing initiatives, such as the 1000 Functional Connectomes Project and the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative.

Applicants should have a B.S. or B.A. in psychology, neuroscience, biology, social work, or related scientific fields. The ideal candidates will have prior human subject research experience, strong interpersonal skills, strong written and oral communication, and the ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently. Technical skills are a plus, but not required.

Learn more in Handshake.


UM-SMART Undergraduate Summer Research Program Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)

Application opens:  October 15, 2018

Application deadline:  January 18, 2019

Summer Program dates: May 28-Aug 4, 2019

Are you an undergraduate student who is interested in learning more about what it means to be a physician-scientist?

The UM-SMART program offers students an opportunity to participate in biomedical research and gain exposure to clinical medicine at Michigan Medicine, a highly ranked academic medical center with top-10 funding from the National Institutes of Health.

As a UM-SMART summer research fellow, you will work full-time in a basic research laboratory under the mentorship
of a research faculty member. Participating in UM-SMART may help you decide if this is the right career path for you
and could enhance your competitiveness when applying to MD/PhD programs.

Their 10-week program is aimed at students who have some amount of basic and mechanistic research experience related to medicine and are interested in gaining more experience to advance their career goals. UM-SMART is not intended for students seeking clinical research experience on human subjects.

The UM-SMART Program is designed for students who want to:

  • Perform full-time research under the direction of a faculty mentor in a research laboratory.
  • Receive a stipend of $4,400 plus double-occupancy dormitory housing on campus. Breakfast and dinner are provided by the University of Michigan’s Meal Service. Transportation costs up to $200 are reimbursed with receipts.
  • Gain clinical exposure by participating in two half-day physician shadowing experiences.
  • Attend the 3-day annual MSTP scientific retreat including participation in a poster session.
  • Participate in selfpaced online MCAT preparation.
  • Connect with a “Big Sib” student advisor who is currently in the MSTP.
  • Participate in a poster session on campus with undergraduate students from other University of Michigan biomedical research summer programs.
  • Gain exposure to biomedical research by attending weekly scientific seminars.


Applicants must come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in the sciences, or have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances, or have a physical or mental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities.

Additionally, applicants must:

  • Be a current undergraduate student (completed sophomore year by June 1, 2019). We do not accept students who are applying to medical or graduate school in 2018 for possible admission in 2019.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Completed a physiology, biology, biochemistry or organic chemistry course, preferably with lab.
  • Have at least 100 hours of experience in a research lab by June 1, 2019. (This is in addition to completing the lab associated with a science course.)
  • Submit two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a research mentor or the instructor of a laboratory course.
  • Maintain a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.
  • Show proof of health insurance.

For more information please visit their website: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/education/md-phd-program/um-smart-undergrad-summer-program

To apply to the UM-SMART program, follow this link:  https://umich-smart.smapply.io/prog/um-smart_summer_undergraduate_research_program/

Futures in STEM: Women in Academia and Research Panel

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103

There will be a guided discussion and Q&A session regarding their paths to professorship, research, and experiences as women in STEM academia.

Panelists will be:

  • Shelby Kimmel, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Middlebury
  • Mary Jane Simpson, Assistant Laboratory Professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry at Middlebury
  • Lisa Dion, Lecturer in Computer Science at UVM
Click on image to view full flyer.

This event is hosted by WiCS++

Refreshments and pizza will be served.

Scientific Application and Database Developer at Oak Ridge Associated Universities

The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for a Scientific Application and Database Developer with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA Research Triangle Park facility in Raleigh Durham, NC.

The Office of Research and Development at the EPA supports high-quality research to improve the scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues and help EPA achieve its environmental goals. Research is conducted in a broad range of environmental areas by scientists in EPA laboratories and at universities across the country.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is managed and administered by ORAU. The purpose of the EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program is to address EPA’s need to increase the supply of promising scientists, engineers, and administrative personnel in disciplines related to the EPA mission. This program provides opportunities for exceptional undergraduate and graduate students and recent bachelor’s, master’s, and postdoctoral graduates to work in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD) research and administrative projects at multiple EPA laboratories and research centers.

Learn more about the position in Handshake.