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American Museum of Natural History Research and Education Helen Fellowship

The BridgeUP: STEM program at the AMNH is excited to announce that the application for the Helen Fellowship is now open. This fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the AMNH. This fellowship is an initiative at the AMNH dedicated to increasing the diversity of the talent pipeline by providing underrepresented students access to the skills and tools required for the 21st Century.

To learn more about the fellowship and the application process, visit  https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/adults/bridgeup-stem/helen-fellowship.

BridgeUP: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science. This portfolio of programs includes:

  • tuition-free intensive 3-year Brown Scholars program for high school girls
  • introductory middle school institutes covering a range of computational topics, like climate change (full-tuition scholarships are available; email institutes@amnh.org for more information)
  • the Helen Fellowship, a one-year post-baccalaureate fellowship for women
  • an annual overnight hackathon in November for professional developers addressing computational challenges in a given scientific discipline

Learn more in Handshake!

Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, OCD and Related Disorders Program, Harvard Medical School

The OCD and Related Disorders Program (www.mghocd.org) at Massachusetts General Hospital is looking for qualified college graduates (and Spring 2018 graduates) with a background in research and psychology to fill openings for Clinical Research Coordinators. The start date for the position is June 11, 2018.

The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will support and/or conduct the full range of clinical and basic neuroimaging research activities within the program. This will include assistance of all administrative and managerial tasks involved with the conduct of human subjects research, running subject testing sessions, and data entry and analysis. The CRC would be responsible for monitoring of pace and progress of the study. Serve as a main contact for study participants. Ensure that all components of the participants’ assessments and surveys are properly completed, tracked in the computer database, and filed correctly. Correspond with the Internal Review Board (IRB) for any protocol amendments and yearly reports as needed. Correspond with various external regulatory bodies such as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for yearly non-competing renewal for budget and protocol purposes.

Interested? Learn more in Handshake!

Medical Assistant for Pre-Medical Gap Year Students

Interested in taking a gap year? The Kuchnir Dermatology Bridge Year Program is an excellent clinical experience perfect for those interested in pursuing an interactive, patient-oriented gap year for 14- or 26-months before medical school matriculation!

Students in the program learn about Dermatology by scribing for physicians, coordinating patient care, and attending educational events. This unique opportunity allows students to develop strong interpersonal skills with patients along with a solid foundation of the healthcare system, especially the intricacies of administrative work that go into achieving high-quality patient care.

They are looking for highly energetic students passionate about patient care with an aspiration to become a well-rounded physician. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a passion for the life-long learning that is required once matriculating to medical school. The program offers positions in the Boston area along with a few opportunities out-of-state. Deadline Thursday January 18th 2018. 

Learn more in Handshake!

Alumni Posting: Medical Scribe in Bristol, VT

Roger Winters ’07 will be leaving his position as Medical Scribe for Dr. Bouchard at Mountain Health Center in Bristol, VT and wanted to see if any Middlebury students might be interested. He writes,

“This is an amazing opportunity to work for a truly unique and engaged physician. Dr. Bouchard takes an integrative, holistic approach to medicine and has been in practice in Bristol for 24 years. She has a deep commitment to her patients, and community informs her approach to care. Scribing at a rural community health center has been a fascinating experience, getting to engage with and learn from a wide array of patients. As a Scribe, you are in the patient exam room with Dr. Bouchard, experiencing medicine in action. Dr. Bouchard is a fantastic teacher and mentor, and I am fortunate to be learning the fundamentals of medical care, from diagnosis and treatment, to patient interaction, EMR, and much more. Anyone interested is welcome to reach out to me for more information at rwinters@middlebury.edu

NIH Post-Baccalaureate Bioethics Fellowship

Bioethics Department at the NIH is now accepting applications for its post-baccalaureate fellowship program!

The Department of Bioethics is pleased to offer a limited number of two-year post-baccalaureate fellowships. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of our interdisciplinary department and study ethical issues related to biomedical research, clinical practice, genetics, biotechnology, public health, and health policy. They conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research on a range of bioethical fields of interest. For a typical fellow, this research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals. In addition to research and writing, fellows participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH.  No prior bioethics experience is required or expected.

Fellowships begin in September 2018. Stipends are commensurate with NIH Intramural Research Training Award guidelines.

Applicants for post-baccalaureate fellowships must have earned their degree no more than 3 years prior to the start date of the fellowship. Students planning to pursue MD, JD, PhD or other graduate degrees are encouraged to apply for post-baccalaureate fellowships. Only U.S. citizens are eligible.

Applications comprise: resume/CV, undergraduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, a statement of interest, and one or two writing samples. Writing samples should total fewer than 30 double-spaced pages and should demonstrate analytical or critical thinking ability. They need not be on a bioethics topic. Most successful applicants submit samples that defend a position or analyze an argument. The statement of interest should be up to 1000 words and explain how the fellowship fits into your career goals and what potential bioethics topics you would like to investigate. You may also choose to discuss how you can lend a unique perspective to the department or contribute to the department’s diversity. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Apply on-line at http://bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml. For further information see www.bioethics.nih.gov or contact bioethics-inquiries@mail.nih.gov, or call 301-496-2429.

Application Deadline Date: January 15, 2018

Alumni Posting: Two Open Positions with the Faustman Immunobiology Lab

Dr. Denise Faustman

Denise Faustman, MD, PhD, is Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her current research focuses on discovering and developing new treatments for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases, including Crohn’s disease, lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, and multiple sclerosis. She is currently leading a human clinical trial program testing the efficacy of the BCG vaccine for reversal of long-term type 1 diabetes. Positive results from the Phase I study were reported in 2012.

Thanks to Mike Yang ’17, there are two positions posted in Handshake that they would love to have Middlebury students apply for! Both are two-year positions. Click on the position titles below to learn more and apply in Handshake!

  • Clinical Research CoordinatorSuccessful applicants might have previous experience consenting and enrolling patients in clinical research studies, analyzing research data and designing new studies. Through this position, you will have first-hand experience conducting a clinical trial under FDA supervision, as well as gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of translational research. In addition, you will have extensive patient interaction and gain blood drawing skills. 
  • Research TechnicianSuccessful applicants will have a strong bench science background and a willingness to learn. Previous experience with western blotting, Elisa, flow cytometry or molecular biology is preferred. Through this position, you will have first-hand experience conducting a clinical trial under FDA supervision, as well as gain an understanding of the importance and challenges of translational research.

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.