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REMINDER: Sustainability Office is hiring for spring!

1) Applications for the new spring positions in the Office of Sustainability Integration are still open, get your apps in by Wednesday! (details below)
2) VERY EXCITING–they are extending the deadline for applications for the Solar Decathlon houses! Applications (available here) are now due on FEBRUARY 16th at NOON.

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The Office of Sustainability Integration is hiring for FIVE students to be divided between two brand new positions. Both positions focus on sustainability outreach on campus–one will primarily deal with waste management and the other with energy conservation. These are paid positions.

Details and applications are available at the following links. Applications are due Feb. 14th (❤) at noon.

http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16629
http://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/16628

Questions? Please feel free to ask away and please share these listings with anyone who might be interested!

Eva Fillion, Middlebury College
Sustainability Outreach Coordinator

Email: efillion@middlebury.edu
Phone: 802-443-2536

DEADLINE 2/15-Seabird Research Intern on Maine Coastal Islands

DEADLINE Thursday FEBRUARY 15, 2018

This internship is jointly funded by the Center for Careers and Internships and Environmental Affairs. We have been funding this opportunity for many years.

Location:  Southern and mid-coast Maine at an island field camp

Compensation:  $350/week with food provided.  Shared housing provided when on the mainland; camping is required at Island field sites. 

 

Position Description:
Audubon’s Seabird Restoration Program operates seven island field stations along the Maine coast as critical seabird nesting sanctuaries. Research Interns will work under the direction of the Island Supervisor, participating in all aspects of seabird research, monitoring, and management that take place at the field station. The majority of research projects focus on studying the nesting success and foods fed to seabird  chicks,most work focuses on terns, but depending of field site, other species studied may include:  guillemots, puffins, and or razorbills. with most work focusing on terns. Work includes, but is not limited to: conducting population censuses, monitoring productivity and chick growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and re-sighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; and assisting with predator management.

Research Interns will live on island (a single island or group of islands) for the duration of the field season. Interns assigned to inshore islands will have occasional trips to the mainland for logistics and resupplying the field camp, returning to the islands to work and sleep. On offshore islands, food, supplies, and mail are delivered approximately every 2 weeks. Research Interns on off shore islands will remain offshore for approximately eleven weeks. In a tern colony, the birds are loud, and in defense of their nests, terns will dive-bomb anyone moving through the colony. Living conditions on the islands are rustic. A cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents (wooden tent platforms provided). Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water (rainwater is collected for washing; drinking water is brought from the mainland). Communications with the mainland are via cell or VOIP phone, depending on location, with VHF radios available as a back-up mode of communication. There is no internet access. Cooking, cleaning, and camp maintenance duties are shared by all island team members.

To see more information about this internship, please go to Handshake here: https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1333828?ref=16-dashboard

7 food security fellowships, new calls for applications, transatlantic fellowships, and more

Profellow is an excellent resource for finding fellowships in every area of interest of social impact.  Several of the fellowships listed are for folks in more senior stages of their careers, however check out the ones that are eligible for recent grads with their application deadlines. Also, note the tips for writing effective fellowships:

14 Transatlantic Fellowships for U.S.-Europe Exchange and Study: Whether you are interested in studying abroad, researching in a different country, or collaborating across the Atlantic, there is a transatlantic fellowship for you! These 14 opportunities take Americans and Europeans across the pond for projects and study.

5 Ways to Improve Your Personal Essay Writing: Being a good writer is not just about how much time you spend writing – it is also about practicing the act of writing to hone your skills. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your writing, or if you’re gearing up for another fellowship deadline, these tips are for you!

7 Food Security Fellowships to Tackle Hunger: Food security fellowships arm fellows with the knowledge and skills needed to address hunger in communities, whether at home or abroad. These seven fellowships combine issues of hunger with education, environmental degradation, and policy.

Calls for Applications:

The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is seeking global, young leaders (age 20-25) for a 3-week leadership training program at the University of San Diego, June 29 – July 23, 2018. Travel, accommodations and stipend provided.  Apply by March 9!

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

Middlebury Social Impact Corps – Student Info Sessions

  • Feb. 13th 7:00-8:00pm
  • Feb. 14th 4:30-5:30pm
    Location: Adirondack House Library
    Snacks provided

    Interested in gaining knowledge, skills, and dispositions for purposeful careers in social impact?
    The Middlebury Social Impact Corps program connects students to social change with unique global internship opportunities. A select cohort of Middlebury College and MIIS graduate students are chosen and matched with a social enterprise or NGO for an eight-week fully-funded summer internship in the Bahamas at the Cape Eleuthera Institute or Peru at the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development.

Come learn more about the program, host sites, and how to apply!

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1302863/share_preview

https://middlebury.joinhandshake.com/jobs/1233058/share_preview

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Openings

Full-time Research Assistant positions will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, HSCI Faculty Member, and Director of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model  to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision, you will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests and techniques as well as work with zebrafish. Technicians will be required to perform standard molecular biology techniques, microinjections, microscopy of zebrafish morphology, tissue culture, and animal husbandry. The positions are excellent opportunities for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive require a two-year commitment.


A full-time Research Assistant/Research Laboratory manager will be available beginning in early summer with Dr. Leonard Zon, Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, HHMI Investigator, and HSCI Faculty Member. The lab utilizes zebrafish as a genetic model to study the role of gene expression in hematopoiesis, cancer, and stem cell development. Under supervision of the principal investigator and research scientists, this research support position will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures for the purpose of research (including qPCR, Western blotting, gel electrophoresis, in situ hybridization, genotyping, etc).  The Research Laboratory Manager provides daily management of a ~14 member zebrafish laboratory located the main campus of Harvard University.  The responsibilities include the purchasing of lab supplies and regents, monitoring consumable spending, providing monthly spending reports to grants manager and PI, acting as lab safety officer, overseeing equipment maintenance and the laboratory’s compliance with institute and governmental regulations, and acting as laboratory liaison to vendors, core facilities, and other laboratories.  The position is an excellent opportunity for those interested in later pursuing graduate school, medical school, dentistry, nursing, and other health-related programs/professions.

If you are interested, email your cover letter and CV to Lab Manager Dr. Bruce Barut: barut@enders.tch.harvard.edu. Positions are competitive and require a two-year commitment.

Summer Internship with MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2018.

The MU-ARTSS program is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor. The program is set up to provide an independent learning experience and offer the intern an opportunity to get a sense of a ‘grad school’ working environment. The internship is full-time with a stipend of $3,600. In addition, the University of Missouri will be providing room and board at no cost to the intern. However, travel costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the intern. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program. MU-ARTSS aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, R25AA023687), part of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The summer program will contain four components:

  1. A week-long didactic program held in the Department of Psychological Sciences from May 30 – June 6, 2018. Topics to be covered include both psychosocial and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and disorder, its causes, consequences and treatment.
  2. At the conclusion of the didactic program, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 7 – July 27, 2018 in the laboratories of addiction researchers housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences at MU. Depending upon students’ interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (a) human genetics, (b) behavioral pharmacology, (c) psychiatric epidemiology, (d) neuroimaging, and (e) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences in preparation for graduate study. This experience will culminate in a formal presentation to MU-ARTSS interns, faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a poster presentation at the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum.
  3. Weekly meetings with the MU-ARTSS group to update on the status of the project, professional development discussions, informal discussions on research topics led by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, and viewings and subsequent discussions of classic movies that portray the myriad of ways alcohol affects people’s lives.
  4. Structured activities as part of MU-SURP on campus, including seminars, training in the responsible conduct of research, and professional development.

We are looking for undergraduates, typically sophomores and juniors, freshmen can apply and seniors who will not have graduated until after the summer of 2018. Most applications are interested in continuing their education in Psychology but any student interested in science and medicine are welcome to apply.

Apply in Handshake!

Summer Internship with MU Alcohol Research Training Summer School

Application deadline is February 15, 2018. Applicants will be notified of decisions by March 15, 2018.

The MU-ARTSS program is structured into a week-long didactic program providing an intensive introduction to alcohol research followed by an 8-week research internship in the lab of a MU-ARTSS professor. The program is set up to provide an independent learning experience and offer the intern an opportunity to get a sense of a ‘grad school’ working environment. The internship is full-time with a stipend of $3,600. In addition, the University of Missouri will be providing room and board at no cost to the intern. However, travel costs are not covered and are the responsibility of the intern. Interns will receive 1 hour of academic credit (course title: Special Problems in Psychology, Psych 2950) from the University of Missouri which is paid for by the program. MU-ARTSS aims to increase the pipeline of scientists among minority and nonminority undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers in alcohol research and is supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA, R25AA023687), part of the National Institutes of Health. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

The summer program will contain four components:

  1. A week-long didactic program held in the Department of Psychological Sciences from May 30 – June 6, 2018. Topics to be covered include both psychosocial and biomedical aspects of alcohol use and disorder, its causes, consequences and treatment.
  2. At the conclusion of the didactic program, MU-ARTSS students will be placed in internships from June 7 – July 27, 2018 in the laboratories of addiction researchers housed in the Department of Psychological Sciences at MU. Depending upon students’ interests, students will be placed in laboratories that focus on one or more of the following areas: (a) human genetics, (b) behavioral pharmacology, (c) psychiatric epidemiology, (d) neuroimaging, and (e) statistical modeling. In these internships, students will work alongside other interns, graduate students, and faculty members to gain experience in contemporary alcohol research that will provide valuable experiences in preparation for graduate study. This experience will culminate in a formal presentation to MU-ARTSS interns, faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and a poster presentation at the Summer Undergraduate Research & Creative Achievements Forum.
  3. Weekly meetings with the MU-ARTSS group to update on the status of the project, professional development discussions, informal discussions on research topics led by postdoctoral and predoctoral fellows, and viewings and subsequent discussions of classic movies that portray the myriad of ways alcohol affects people’s lives.
  4. Structured activities as part of MU-SURP on campus, including seminars, training in the responsible conduct of research, and professional development.

We are looking for undergraduates, typically sophomores and juniors, freshmen can apply and seniors who will not have graduated until after the summer of 2018. Most applications are interested in continuing their education in Psychology but any student interested in science and medicine are welcome to apply.

Apply in Handshake!