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Combine Your Love of Baseball and Healthcare with this Job at MLB

Learn more and apply on Handshake – Application deadline is February 7, 2020

Coordinator, Medical Administration at Major League Baseball

Primary Responsibilities:EMR Compliance: Assist with all administrative duties around compliance with the league-wide Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system standards.

  • Compliance Administration: Assist with all aspects of program to ensure EMR standards compliance.
  • Regular Monitoring of Records: Monitor completeness of entries and provide feedback to Clubs to ensure that all appropriate documentation is entered in the EMR.
  • Club Support: Serve as key point-of-contact for Club baseball operations and medical personnel on EMR compliance.

EMR Development & Maintenance: Assist with development of EMR and other IT systems for tracking injury and medical information.

  • EMR Strategy: Help to set strategy for EMR development with Club athletic trainers, physicians and other Commissioner’s Office employees.
  • Vendor Management: Work with IT vendors and internal IT staff to develop, test and market the EMR.

Injury Analysis: Complete analysis of player injury-related topics for Commissioner’s Office and Clubs.

  • Injury Trend Reports: Create reports tracking injury trends in Major League Baseball at the Major and Minor League levels.
  • Ad-Hoc Injury Projects: Complete ad-hoc analysis for the Commissioner’s Office, Clubs, and any medical experts or consultants employed by the Commissioner’s Office.

Medical Research: Provide support for all league-wide medical and injury research projects.

  • Research Support: Work with joint MLB-MLBPA epidemiologists and research groups to complete injury research projects.
  • Research Meetings Document Production: Help create presentations for Medical Advisory Committee meetings and other medical meetings throughout year.

Special Projects and Other Labor Relations Responsibilities: Other projects as assigned by Sr. Coordinator, Medical Administration.Desired Skills:

  • Very strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong quantitative background including experience working with large data sets and leading complex analysis
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to manage relationships in a fast-paced business environment
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, Major League Baseball, particularly in baseball medical and injury topics.


  • Undergraduate degree with strong academic performance, preferably including a focus in scientific or other quantitative coursework
  • 1-2 years professional experience preferred

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Research Fellowship with National Human Genome Research Institute – Application Deadline is May 31, 2020

The Health Disparities Unit (HDU) in the Social and Behavioral Research Branch (SBRB) of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) is recruiting a post-baccalaureate research fellow interested in the study of 1) the intersection of genomics, social determinants of health, and health inequities specifically related to the integration of precision medicine and/or curative genetic therapies into health care; or 2) societal issues of genomics, race and human genetic variation; or 3) clinical, genomic and psychosocial factors in sickle cell disease. The Unit studies sickle cell disease as a case study of a genetic condition with a history of inequities in research and clinical care. Post-baccalaureate fellows are expected to develop their own project within the scope of ongoing research in the Unit and participate in the training and mentoring programs for NIH post-baccalaureate fellows. Fellowship term is 2 years.

SBRB is a research program within the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) which focuses on a spectrum of disorders, from those that have a major public health impact, to rare genetic conditions with significant impact on affected families. We conduct research at the intersection of genomics and the social and behavioral sciences and train the next generation of scientists and clinicians in this domain. We approach research with a social genomics lens by investigating the role that social determinants play in creating disparities in risk, morbidity, and mortality of disease. The mission of the HDU within SBRB is to investigate approaches to translating new genomic knowledge and precision medicine into clinical settings without exacerbating health inequities. Vence Bonham, JD is the lead investigator for the Unit

Further information about the Social and Behavioral Research Branch and Division of Intramural Research may be found at:

Don’t Wait – These Internships with Argonne National Laboratory Expire This Week!

Learn more and apply on Handshake – Application deadline is February 3, 2020

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Data Associate at Amazon – Application Deadline is May 29, 2020

The Alexa Data Services (ADS) organization provides data creation, curation, and analytics services to help develop, test, and train the Alexa AI. We work closely with internal customers like Machine Learning Science modeling teams, providing the critical data they need to improve Alexa’s Automatic Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding models and domain features. Come build the future of the voice recognition for Alexa with us.

We are hiring Data Associates in our Medford, MA location for our data team to work on transcriptions for Automatic Speech Recognition, semantic annotation for Natural Language Understanding, and dialogue evaluation for improving overall customer interaction with Alexa.
You will focus on speech and language data, primarily in the areas of transcription, text annotation, and general data analysis to meet the internal customer’s request.

Driven by your passion for data, you show proactive behavior in solving issues with efficiency and accuracy. Your ability to concentrate and your high attention to details help you deliver high-quality work.In this role, you are comfortable with, and understand, the changes to the conventions deployed in response to internal customers’ requests. You demonstrate ability to adjust your workflows accordingly. You prioritize strict compliance with regulatory requirements, and contribute to improvements in the software tools by identifying bugs and suggesting enhancements.
As a Data Associate, you must be capable of:· Maintaining strict confidentiality and follow all applicable Amazon policies for securing confidential information· Transcribing and annotating high priority deliverables· Translating established guidelines into daily work practices and processing data in order of priority· Delivering high quality on deadlines· Getting the job done and working autonomously with minimal direction· Contributing to process improvements to reduce handling time and improve outputWhat We Offer:· Attractive and competitive salary· Possibility of career development within the company· Benefits package

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS· High School or equivalent diploma· Native-level proficiency in English, both verbal and written skills· Experience with business software· Capable of working in strict compliance with internal guidelines· Excellent communication and organizational skills, detailed-oriented, highly collaborative· Comfortable working in an ever-changing, highly collaborative and dynamic work environment· Willingness to support several projects at one time and to accept re-prioritization as necessary· Continuous efforts to deliver the high quality data such as self-analysis· Business English skills both verbal and written.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS· Experience working with speech or language data, including experience with annotation and· Other forms of data markup· Practical knowledge of data processing needs and trade-offs

Don’t Wait! This Summer Research Internship Expires Soon

Summer Internship Program on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

A limited number of stipends for the 2020 Summer Internship Program on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host are available to currently enrolled undergraduate and first-year medical students interested in infectious diseases within immunocompromised populations. The Infectious Disease Sciences Program of Fred Hutch is committed to investing in the future of infectious disease research and patient care.

  • This 8-10 week summer program provides specialized clinical research opportunities, including the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors.
  • The qualified candidate must be 18 years or older, either a currently enrolled undergraduate or first-year medical student with a demonstrated interest in infectious diseases, biomedical sciences, or related area. Candidates must be willing to arrange for a time to attend the program, within the timeline of June 22, 2020 – August 28, 2020.
  • The program’s weekly schedule ranges from 32 – 40 hours, depending on the individual needs of the applicant and their assigned mentor.

Learn more and apply on Handshake – Application deadline is February 8, 2020

Consider Cognex’s Engineering Development Program

Learn more and apply on Handshake – Application Deadline is March 31, 2020

FOR CURRENT UNDERGRAD SENIOR STUDENTS ONLY Graduating in May 2020 – Start Date: June 2020


Cognex Corporation invests in talent. One way we do this is through our Gradnoid to Cognoid Engineering Development Program, a full-time paid opportunity for recent college undergraduates. This program is designed to train and engage emerging engineering professionals that are interested in a Product Marketing and Business Management track. You will begin to bridge the gap between the field of engineering and the field of business management being exposed to the technical expertise, customer exposure and leadership skills needed to advance your career in the fast-paced world of technology.

The Gradnoid program seeks to cultivate highly skilled, productive and committed Cognoids who will help lead Cognex’s future success. Program participants will develop leadership skills, increase their technical competence and gain market knowledge by working on critical business projects. Each candidate hired into the program will be able to make immediate contributions to the business. Following the program, Gradnoids will secure a position within Cognex.

Gradnoid Qualifications:Cognex is looking for well-rounded, intelligent, creative and motivated engineering candidates with a passion for getting results. Individuals with these characteristics will allow Cognex to develop a successful engineering team and continue to lead the machine vision marketplace.

  • High energy and motivated learner that aspires to be a leader
  • Excellent presentation, communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Drives change with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Team player who can work effectively with cross functional teams and willing to take the initiative to address problems without hesitation

Education and Experience Required:

  • Only open to Undergraduate Seniors graduating in May 2020 [Program start date: June 2020]
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical & Computer, or Robotics Engineering
  • Ability to program in C, C++ a must

PROGRAM OVERVIEWEngineering Assignments:The Gradnoid program is a 16-month development program comprised of 4-6 project-based engineering assignments that will each be 4-8 months in duration. The program targets the development of functional, technical, and leadership skills. These assignments help our college graduates and managers determine where Gradnoids will flourish in their full-time position at Cognex.

  • Assignments may span across several business units (e.g. Vision or ID Products, Logistics, Global Solutions & Service)
  • The number and length of assignments will fluctuate depending on business need

Gradnoid Training:Gradnoids are offered exclusive training throughout the program in many important developmental areas including, but not limited to:

  • Introduction to Cognex Corporation
  • Cognex culture and leadership
  • Technical instruction & product overviews
  • Machine vision and ID technology industry overview
  • Global business effectiveness
  • Project management
  • Communication skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Negotiating skills

Gradnoid Mentoring:As a participant in the Gradnoid to Cognoid Engineering Development Program, Gradnoids have access to Cognoid mentors who will personally guide the incoming Gradnoid class, making themselves readily available to answers questions and provide guidance throughout their time in the program.Continuing Education:In addition to the extensive onsite training, Gradnoid members are encouraged to pursue advanced degrees by taking advantage of Cognex’s tuition reimbursement program.Networking:The Gradnoid program offers a unique opportunity to network with colleagues and executives from day one. Through formal introductions with executives, team building exercises with colleagues and hands on work experience, Gradnoids are immediately immersed in the corporate culture in order to hit the ground running!Corporate Culture and Socialization:Cognex embraces the need for camaraderie in the workplace understanding that it fosters collaboration and teamwork. Through exclusive outings and group events the Gradnoid program allows for members to quickly acclimate and form lasting relationships in the industry.


The Company: Cognex CorporationCognex is the global leader in the exciting and growing field of machine vision. With over $800 million of cash in the bank and no debt, we are a financially strong international company with a culture that maintains the fast paced, creative environment of a startup. Our employees, proudly called “Cognoids,” take their work seriously, but don’t take themselves seriously.  Our Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast culture recognizes our employees for their innovation, perseverance, and hard work in a fun, rewarding, and quirky environment.

Are you a Cognoid?Cognoid // [ ‘cog-noyd-s ] //nounHighly skilled and highly motivated members of the Cognex team. Dreamers and doers. Inventors with a passion for reimagining the world through the creative use of leading-edge technology.

We are looking for creative, bright, motivated Cognoids who share our passion for excellence and want to make an impact at a dynamic, global company. If you enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from working together to create products that solve tough problems for organizations around the world, apply directly so you can become part of our team!

Farewell to NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and Its 16 Years of Discovery

The space-based observatory’s infrared eyes spotted 7 Earth-size worlds orbiting another star, a new ring around Saturn and many more cosmic wonders.

On Thursday, NASA’s Spitzer space telescope will sign off and go silent. But even during its final week of operation, the spacecraft was making one-of-a-kind observations.

The telescope, the size of a family sedan, follows Earth in its orbit around the sun, but trails 158 million miles behind. Lately, it has gazed out with its infrared eyes, taking sensitive measurements of fine cosmic dust that pervades the space between planets in the solar system. The resulting imagery will enable researchers to better understand our local celestial neighborhood, while informing models of worlds circling other stars and giving insight into the early universe.

Since it launched on Aug. 25, 2003, Spitzer has provided unique contributions to science. It gave us new views of distant galaxies, newborn stars and nearby exoplanets, as well as of asteroids, comets and other objects in our solar system. Its infrared cameras have observed the universe in a light imperceptible to human senses, providing otherwise unattainable visions of the sky.

“There is no field of investigation that has not been touched by Spitzer,” said Daniela Calzetti, an astronomer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who has used the telescope to study galactic evolution.

Among the highlights of Spitzer’s 16-plus years of discovery:

“It’s really the end of an era, particularly for me,” said Heather Knutson, an astrophysicist at the California Institute of Technology who, as a graduate student, used the telescope to map high-speed winds on a hot Jupiter-size exoplanet. “Spitzer has been around for as long as I’ve been doing science. I don’t remember a time without it.”

Excerpt taken from Adam Mann’s New York Times article. Read the entire article here.