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Febs/Seniors: Interested in Renewable Energy Storage? Apply to Jupiter Power

A Middlebury alum, Nat Drucker ’14 is looking for a recent Feb graduate or senior for a great entry-level position working as a Project Development Coordinator at Jupiter Power in Chicago, IL. Jupiter Power, “is using novel applications of cutting-edge energy storage technologies to ensure that clean energy is available when and where it is needed.” Looks like a great opportunity for someone looking to enter into renewable energy sector. Application deadline February 14, 2021.

Associate Researcher at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This position brought to us by Natalie Burlant ’17 – thank you Natalie!!

Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center and Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We’re looking to hire a full-time, paid Associate Researcher to start this spring or early summer. The Harony-Nicolas’s lab investigates neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on (1) studying the effect of (ASD)-associated mutations on brain systems and neural circuits of social behavior, (2) assessing the effect of novel therapeutics, and (3) improving drug delivery to the brain.

Some responsibilities include rodent behavior experiments, rodent brain surgery, and standardized molecular experiments such as immunohistochemistry, protein assays, and western blots. S/he will also analyze experiment data and assist in interpreting moderately complex results. Previous experience in biology/neuroscience research is highly recommended, and familiarity with R or other statistical languages is a plus. The position is great for recently graduated Febs or seniors graduating in May who want to take a 2-year gap period before medical or graduate school.

Natalie writes, “I’ve genuinely enjoyed working in the Harony-Nicolas lab and highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaining more research experience! As a member of a small lab, I have been responsible for a significant portion of our work and have the ability to pilot and troubleshoot protocols. There is a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving as well as collaboration with the other members of the Seaver Center, both pre-clinical and clinical.”

Interested applicants can send a C.V. and brief statement of interest to Natalie Burlant and apply on Handshake directly. Applicants can feel free to email Natalie with more questions or information about the position. Deadline 4/26.

Welcome Febs!

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.

Super Senior Febs: Medical Record Chart Reviewer with UVM’s VCHIP

This is a great opportunity for graduating Febs:

UVM’s Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP) needs medical record chart reviewers from February through June 2018 for its annual statewide chart review. We seek candidates with strong attention to detail and accuracy who can commit to working a minimum of three full days per week. Bachelor’s degree required; experience reading electronic and paper medical records, working in a healthcare setting, and strong computer skills highly desired. This position involves travel around Vermont to pediatric and family medicine practices for data collection, including possible overnight stays. Travel expenses are reimbursed. We provide training, supervision of data quality, and ongoing support. The position pays $18 per hour. If interested, submit a cover letter and resume to VCHIP.CHAMP@med.uvm.edu.

Brought to you by Alumni: Faculty Research Assistant Opening in Global Mental Health at University of MD, College Park

Our thanks to Kristen Regenauer ’17 for bringing this position to our attention! Kristen generously offered to answer any questions you may have about this position. You can contact her at her work email.

Kristen writes of the position, “Dr. Magidson’s current study aims to design an intervention to improve substance addiction and adherence to HIV medication at the same time through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Cape Town, South Africa.  I absolutely love working with her, and working for her would be an asset for anyone interested in the global mental health field.”

This position is perfect for Super Senior Febs or Seniors:

Dr. Jessica Magidson will be joining the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park in January 2018 and will be hiring a full-time Faculty Assistant (research assistant) interested in global mental health and addiction science. The research assistant will be involved in two research projects both evaluating behavioral activation interventions delivered by peer recovery coaches in primary care: one based globally in Cape Town, South Africa and the second based locally in Baltimore, MD in collaboration with researchers at University of Maryland Baltimore in the Department of Nursing. Both projects aim to understand the effectiveness and implementation success of a peer-delivered behavioral activation intervention for individuals with substance use disorders in primary care.

The position is available as early as January 2018; however, applicants who are highly qualified and a good fit for the position graduating in Spring 2018 are encouraged to apply. Applicants interested in global mental health, implementation science, and addiction who are interested in pursuing PhD programs in clinical psychology, public health, or global health, or medical school are encouraged to apply. Dr. Magidson’s program of research at University of Maryland will offer an exciting opportunity to be engaged in local and global addiction science and mental health research.

The position will be based at University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of University of Maryland, located only 5 miles outside of Washington DC, and 30 miles from Baltimore, MD. The position does not require international travel to Cape Town, South Africa; however, it may be a possibility if of interest. This position will involve on-site data collection in Baltimore, MD and does require someone to have a car to travel to the community center. The position is a one-year appointment subject to renewal of a second year based on performance.

Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, attention to detail and excellent written skills, the ability to work independently, ability to demonstrate a high level of cross-cultural sensitivity, and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members.

Necessary qualifications include:

  1. BA/BS in Social Sciences (Psychology, Public Health, or related field);
  2. Prior research experience working with diverse populations, particularly vulnerable populations and/or individuals with substance use disorders or chronic medical conditions;
  3. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Prior experience developing research protocols, IRB submissions, and familiarity with electronic data capture tools (RedCap) and statistical software (SPSS) preferred.

Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter (describing research interests and how prior experiences and skill set meet the above requirements), transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Jessica Magidson and Julia Felton with the subject line “Global Mental Health and Addiction RA position.” Please indicate in your cover letter when you would be available to start this position. You can read the full job description here.

New INC: The First Museum-Led Incubator for Art, Design, and Technology

An experimental initiative of the New Museum, NEW INC is a shared workspace and professional development program that brings together over 100 cultural practitioners and creative entrepreneurs, including anchor tenants Rhizome and Columbia University’s GSAPP Incubator.

The operation occupies eight thousand square feet of dedicated office, workshop, social, and presentation space, and each year selects an outstanding interdisciplinary community of one hundred members who are investigating new ideas and developing sustainable practices.

NEW INC offers students interested in art, design, technology, and entrepreneurship an opportunity to get hands-on with the ins and outs of running a small non-profit program within a major contemporary arts institution.

In addition to working closely with NEW INC staff on both long- and short-term projects, interns work with and learn from the cutting-edge cultural producers who make up NEW INC’s community of members.


This internship focuses on creation of media and management of technology within the space. Working directly with the Technology & Operations Administrator, the position involves both video and photo documentation of our events and everyday activities at NEW INC; this includes set-up, pre- and post-production. Interns will also be involved with coordinating trainings and conducting research related to our equipment and fabrication spaces. This is a hands-on internship with the opportunity to potentially develop original content for the right candidate.

NEW INC is not your typical incubator. They are a visionary group of creative practitioners who embrace risk, investigate the undiscovered and undefined, and engage with timely issues and ideas at the intersection of culture and technology. Their community is composed of sole practitioners, studios and start-ups who are building cultural enterprises both big and small. They offer forty full-time and forty part-time memberships a year, and encourage both individuals and teams to apply.

Recent Grads – They are currently accepting membership applications for the 2017-18 intake!

Super Senior Febs – They are also currently accepting applications for our Spring internship intake.

Apply online. Learn more about NEW INC.