Opportunities

R&D Electronics Intern; Avkin @ Wilmington, DE

Apply via LinkedIn

Research Coordinator in Neuropsychology; Kennedy Kreiger Institute @ Baltimore, MD

Details via ICIMS

Multiple Openings; Halliburton @ Multiple Locations

Halliburton is building a new group focused on automation and is looking for candidates (MS/PhD/Post-doc) from sciences and engineering with machine learning/deep learning experience in their skill set. Interested candidates should contact Dan Stark at Daniel.Stark@halliburton.com with a cover letter and resume ready.

Research Engineer; Globus Medical @ Audubon, PA

Details here via LinkedIn

Biomedical Associate/Mechanical Engineer; Exponent @ Philadelphia, PA

Details here via LinkedIn

Non-Tenure Track Faculty – Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Widener University @ Chester, PA

Details here via Widener’s HR site

Medical Device Recruiter Directory

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Virtual Bioinformatics Workshop on Differential-gene Expression, Metagenomics, and Visualization: 1st Deadline is January 9, 2021

When

January, February and March 2021

January 19-29 (9 days 10% off pricing), February 16-26 (9 days 10% off pricing), and tentative March 15-26 (10 days)

Where

Online (by the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) Santa Fe, NM)

Audience

This program is geared towards training biologists (undergraduates, graduates and researchers) with minimal or no bioinformatics experience. Space is limited.

Objective

DE: In week 1, students will acquire the skill set to independently analyze RNA-Seq data using the command line interface, analytical workflows and current DE tools. UNIX fundamentals, RNA-Seq, data QC, alignments, read count generation, DE and pathway analysis will be covered. 

Metagenomics: In week 2, students will continue to use the command line interface to learn and conduct 16S Community Profiling and whole genome Metagenomics and metatranscriptomics analysis. Relevant tools such as QIIME2 will be used for community analysis and Centrifuge, MEGAN, DIAMOND and other tools for metatranscriptomics analysis.

Visualization: A ½ -1 day session at the end of week 2 will cover generation of simple graphs using R and utilizing genome browsers such as Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV) to apply visualization to gene expression data. 

Topic overview

DE entails examining the fraction of the genome that is responsible for making products that drive organismal function. Gene expression is influenced by various extrinsic physiological and environmental as well as several intrinsic properties of the organism. Whole transcriptome profiles are becoming increasingly popular, useful and generate large volumes of data. Knowing how to handle, analyze, and make biological inferences on this scale of data is a valuable skill-set for students and researchers.

Microbes are extremely essential for every part of human life.  Microbes are closely associated with plants and animals and participate in the healthy functioning of hosts by making all nutrients, vitamins and metals available to them.  Our gut microbes for instance make energy from food available to us while protecting us from other pathogenic bacteria. Hence it is evident, microbes do not conduct these functions as single entities, instead as complex communities. Through metagenomics workshop, we will use computational methods to maximize our understanding of the collective genetic composition as well as the acitivies of complex microbial communities sampled from diverse environments.

Workshop Rates

New Mexico Students & New Mexico Academic Researchers Free
All other students $1,750
IDeA Researchers $2,000
Academic, Military, Government $2,500
Commercial $3,000

Application: Fill out this online application here: Bioinformatics Intensives Application

Prerequisites

Unix, DE, Metagenomics and other study guides will be provided upon acceptance.

What to expect upon acceptance
Email confirming acceptance into the internship program and further details.

Logistics

The workshop will be conducted virtually using primarily Zoom as our conferencing platform.  We will also use a variety of other software and tools, and you will log onto NCGR’s Unix analysis server for the command line tools.  After the workshop, students can use our analysis server for their research or education purposes for up to one year. 

Contact

Please contact Project Assistant, Ethan Price, with any additional questions you may have at eprice@ncgr.org and we look forward to your participation!

Sponsored by New Mexico IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (NM-INBRE).

Health Policy Research Scholars; Open Jan 13 to Mar 17, 2021

Are you a doctoral student who’s passionate about using research to improve health and advance equity through policy change? Applications open in January for the next cohort of @HPRScholars! #policy4health #CultureofHealth https://healthpolicyresearch-scholars.org/about-the-program/

Volunteerism with Art Therapy Express

At Art Therapy Express many of our participants are medically compromised. With
the pandemic, a large majority of our artists don’t anticipate re-entering society until a
vaccine is available. In March, our families instantly became isolated and many of
their support systems discontinued their services. Many of our participants struggle to
feel like they are still part of a community. Even during these challenging times, Art
Therapy Express is committed to enriching their lives. It has become necessary to
pivot from our face to face sessions, at our adapted art studio, to creating engaging
and visually stimulating virtual programs within my home. These sessions include art
education, art as therapy, paint parties, and special event holiday celebrations for our
children and adults with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities and their
parents. We are requesting your support to enhance the learning environment for our
participants through overhead camera views (for painting demonstrations) and
increased use of audio and visual aids (for multi-sensory learning). This integration of
new photography and digital media techniques will engage our participants and
caregivers and strengthen our virtual program format. Overhead track lighting and
movable cameras will create sensory rich experiences that help individuals with short
attention spans to focus. In addition, participants with visual impairments will be
provided with close-up views and detailed painting instruction.

Of course, you are the experts! Any solutions are welcome and greatly appreciated!!!
Please consider joining one of our Zoom sessions to meet our amazing participants. It
would be a small glimpse of the many individuals that would be impacted by your
creation, within the community, the special education school programs, and the
nonprofit organizations we serve. Our virtual programs are provided free to all our
participants and their caregivers throughout the pandemic.

Thank you, in advance, for sharing your talents to enrich the lives of our participants
with mild to severe disabilities. Art is needed, now more than ever, to provide a venue
that promotes “a voice” of creative self-expression, friendships, and joy for our artists
and their caregivers.

Fondly,
Lisa Bartoli
http://www.arttherapyexpressprogram.org
Located in Wilmington DE

Postdoc Fellowships at U.S. Federal Research Labs

Click here to learn more.

This calendar provides a conglomeration of all the virtual events that are being offered to our graduate students for professional development and personal wellbeing. If you do not have access to the Google Calendar, please reach out to Michelle Pergeorelis @ mperge@udel.edu.

Fellowships/Scholarships

Students at the University of Delaware are exclusively eligible to apply to the following fellowships and scholarships:

  1. UD offers a NSF IGERT program in Systems Biology of Cells in Engineered Environments (SBE2), a multi-disciplinary doctoral traineeship program for students interested in studying Cells in Engineered Environments using the technologies and approaches of Systems Biology.
  2. The George W. Laird Merit Fellowship is given to students working toward graduate degrees in the College of Engineering.

Graduate students conducting research in biomedical engineering can apply for numerous fellowships and scholarships:

  1. NIH’s F31 awards provide predoctoral individuals with supervised research training in specified health and health-related areas leading toward the research degree (e.g., Ph.D.).
  2. The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality and diversity of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States by recognizing and supporting outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited US institutions.
  3. The Force & Motion Foundation offers scholarships for promising research involving multi-axis measurement or multi-axis testing.
  4. The Hertz Foundation offers awards to the nation’s most remarkable PhD students in the physical, biological and engineering sciences.
  5. The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program established by the Department of Defense supports students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines providing them the opportunity to receive a full scholarship and be gainfully employed upon degree completion.
  6. Through the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate fellowship program, the Department of Defense (DoD) awards three-year graduate fellowships to individuals who have demonstrated the ability and special aptitude for advanced training in science and engineering.
  7. GEM Fellowships are doctoral fellowships at participating GEM Member Universities for underrepresented minority students.
  8. National Physical Science Consortium (NPSC) graduate fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool.
  9. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Medical Research Fellows Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a year of basic, translational, or applied biomedical research.
  10. Google offers numerous scholarships to students.
  11. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans are given to permanent residents, naturalized citizens if born abroad, or children of naturalized citizen parents for their graduate education.
  12. The National Security Agency (NSA) awards Women In Defense Horizons Scholarships to women pursuing a course of study aimed at a career in national security.
  13. The PEO foundation offers scholarships/fellowships to support graduate education for women.
  14. Fogarty International Center has a directory of non-NIH funding opportunities.

To find more funding opportunities specific to your qualifications, use the Pathways to Science form.

Fellowships/Scholarships for Prospective Undergraduates

None at this time. Stay tuned for further updates!

Programs for Prospective Undergraduate and Graduate Students

None at this time. Stay tuned for further updates!

RSO’s

Student Organizations: The university has over 300 registered student organizations available so students can participate in a wide range of activities.

  • UD’s Biomedical Engineering Society student chapter was approved in summer 2012. After being a registered student club for a year, it fulfilled the requirements to become an official chapter. Last year it piloted a peer mentor program to match freshman with older undergrads, based on selection criteria such as hometown and future career plans. Mentors and mentees frequently met and were encouraged to attend professional development events. BMES also kicked-off a hands-on engineering project with Prof. Cole Galloway in the Physical Therapy department. Dr. Galloway’s lab modifies off-the-shelf toy race cars to provide mobility to children who can’t crawl or walk due to cerebral palsy. The BMES students worked to transform these cars into power walkers for these children. In addition to these two programs, they fostered undergraduate interactions and investigated programs for the future (such as GREs, MCATs and graduate school programs).
    Interested in finding out more? Please contact Emily Day, faculty advisor for BMES.
Honor and Professional Societies
  • Student Honor and Professional societies: The college of engineering offers a variety of engineering organizations for students. They can choose one in the engineering college or in their particular engineering field.
Study Abroad
  • International Experience: Study abroad programs in locations throughout the world are available to students at the University of Delaware. We offer short term programs during the Winter Session that include classes to fulfill general education (breadth) requirements. We also offer immersion experiences for the duration of an entire semester to enhance fluency in a foreign language.
Extracurricular Activities
Internships or Part-Time Work
  • NEW! Refer to the ‘Job Opportunities’ or ‘Career Development’ tab for the most recent updates and their deadlines.
Research
  • See the BME Weekly for undergraduate research opportunities as they are offered on a more frequent basis.
Outreach
  • The university offers a variety of resources through their Engineering Outreach Program for part-time students who already hold full-time jobs.