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February 24, 2015


2015 Spring postdoctoral recruitment event - ohio state university College of medicine

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Office of Postdoctoral Research is pleased to announce the 2015 Spring Postdoctoral Recruitment Event! This event will be held on May 7-8th, in collaboration with the Research Institute Training Office at Nationwide Children's Hospital.External Link

This two-day event will provide an excellent opportunity for outstanding PhD students from leading graduate programs to meet our research faculty, interview for open postdoctoral positions, and discover the exciting and innovative research taking place at The Ohio State University and the Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Selected candidates will be invited to visit the Ohio State campus, network with current OSU and NCH postdocs, present their research to faculty in a podium presentation, interview with prospective mentors, and learn more about postdoctoral opportunities at Ohio State and Nationwide Children's Hospital. Candidates selected to attend this event may be considered for a variety of opportunities at Ohio State, including fellowships, training grants, and other internal training programs. Full funding will be provided for travel expenses.

Application for this event is open to senior graduate students who have completed or expect to complete their PhD in 2014 or 2015. Preference will be given to US Citizens and permanent residents who are training grant-eligible. Exceptional international applicants may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please visit External Link for application instructions, the schedule of events, and all other details. All applications must be submitted by March 9, 2015.

United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Experience Externship Program

This is an 8-10 week summer program.  There will be two entry on duty dates, May 26th, 2015 and June 18th, 2015. Opportunities are available in the following areas:  Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations, Office of Patent Information Management, and Office of Patent Legal Administration. 

For more information on the program visit External Link  The USAJOBS posting for the externship is here 

The closing date is March 27, 2015

The University of Michigan Postdoc Preview

The University of Michigan Medical School Office of Postdoctoral Studies is pleased to announce that our annual postdoctoral recruitment event, Postdoc Preview, will be held in Ann Arbor June 4-5, 2015.

Postdoc Preview introduces selected upper-level graduate students in the biomedical sciences to the rich opportunities for postdoctoral research and training at Michigan. During a fully-funded visit, recruits will interview with prospective mentors, learn about our NIH-funded training programs, and network with current postdocs. Applicants must expect to complete their thesis research in 2015 and be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, or be currently enrolled in a U.S. graduate institution.

 This is a great way for your students to explore the postdoctoral experience at the University of Michigan Medical School, and interview for postdoctoral positions with our faculty.

The application is available February 16 through March 31. Please visit our websiteExternal Link for more information.


NIH Clinical and Translational Research Course for Grad STudents  - Applications open

The NIH Clinical Center invites graduate students to apply to the Clinical and Translational Research Course for Ph.D. Students, to be held July 6-17, 2015 at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. During the two-week intensive course, students will learn the process of clinical and translational research from concept to implementation. This training is offered by the Clinical Center at no cost. Participants are responsible for their travel and lodging.

Application Deadline: March 30, 2015.

For more information, please call (301) 435-8015 or visit

National Nanotechnology initiative Multimedia contest

Submit pictures or videos to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of the nanotechnology intiative.  For more information visit

FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program - Applications open March 16-April 14, 2015

The Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance of an FDA senior scientist Preceptor committed to mentoring, Fellows will explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science.

This experience can be in a biology, physics or engineering lab, in a clinical review team, in biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, risk analysis, or in other aspects of FDA science.

Fellows also have the opportunity to contribute to FDA's review of sponsor's applications for new products or to other regulatory reviews. They work with FDA scientists to develop better research and evaluation tools and approaches, ranging from assays for chemical or pathogen detection to methods to assess clinical or health care data.

For more information on the program visit External Link

Engineering for you video contest

Throughout history, engineering has advanced civilization from the way we connect with each other, to the way we heal, to how we get around, and simply have fun. But society still faces major obstacles. The National Academy of Engineering has outlined 14 game-changing opportunities for the 21st century called the Grand Challenges for Engineering. We want you to review the 14 Grand Challenges, and then create and submit a 1 to 2 minute video that shows how achieving one or more of the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, secure, and/or joyous world!

The Grand Prize of $25,000 will go to the most inspiring 1-2 minute video. We hope that you will participate in the contest and also encourage those in your communities to enter as well!
The E4U2 Video Contest is open for video submissions from January 5, 2015 to March 2, 2015.

Visit External Linkto learn more!
For any additional questions, please email


NCI Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP)

The NCI recognizes that health information dissemination is key to raising public awareness about new cancer treatments, support for cancer patients and their families, and prevention strategies. To that end, in 1975 the NCI established the Health Communications Internship Program (HCIP) to attract and developindividuals interested in careers in health communications and science writing.
The HCIP gives highly qualified graduate students and recent graduate degree recipients the opportunity to participate in vital health and science communications projects in one of the many offices that make up the NCI. Interns will select an area of emphasis: Health Communications or Science Writing. Six-month and one-year internship terms are available.

Applications are due by March 3, 2015. For more information and to apply visit

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