Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Garden Club of America scholarships

Each year The Garden Club of America extends an invitation to qualified students at the undergraduate and post graduate levels to apply for one of our 27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards. These scholarship offerings fund the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, the environment and more. In 2016, 83 awards were made to students studying in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage you to share information about these GCA funding opportunities with students enrolled in U.S. institutions who may be seeking financial assistance for their studies.
 
The GCA website at www.gcamerica.org/scholarships provides a comprehensive listing of our scholarship offerings, application requirements, deadlines and funding levels as well as information on previous scholarship recipients.
 Please encourage worthy candidates to apply for these scholarship offerings:
  • Summer scholarships in field botany for undergraduate and graduate students
  • A scholarship for graduate study in public horticulture
  • A fellowship to study pollinator decline
  • An award to fund graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying horticulture, conservation, botany, environmental science and landscape design relating to arid landscapes
  • A fellowship in urban forestry
  • An offering in summer environmental studies for residents of New Jersey or non-residents studying in New Jersey
  • A fellowship in ecological restoration
  • Regional scholarships for undergraduates or graduate students who wish to pursue the study of horticulture and related subjects
  • Awards for summer environmental studies to undergraduates following their freshman, sophomore or junior years
  • A scholarship to study the habitat of threatened or endangered native birds of the U.S.
  • A grant for graduate students to conduct field research on biology and management of rare flora 
  • A scholarship for undergraduate or graduate students for the study abroad of tropical horticulture and botany
  • A fellowship in garden history and design
  • An internship in garden history and design with a preference given to those who want to intern at the Smithsonian 
  • A summer scholarship in medicinal botany primarily for undergraduate students
  • A fellowship in medicinal botany
  • Awards in tropical botany for Ph.D. candidates to pursue independent field study
  • Funding to assist graduate students for field work and research in coastal wetland studies
  • A fellowship in landscape architecture at the American Academy in Rome
  • Scholarships for graduate study in horticulture and landscape architecture in Great Britain
Follow us @GCAScholarships on Twitter to get updates on our scholarship offerings and winners. Please join us in reaching out to worthy applicants by sharing and posting the attached material! For additional information, email scholarship@gcamerica.org.

Sincerely,
Julia F. Johnson
Chairman, GCA Scholarship Committee
 
Please click HERE to view the scholarship poster
Please click HERE to view the list of GCA 2016-2017 scholars
Please click HERE for to learn more about the American Academy in Rome's 2017 Rome Prize

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Career Fair TOMORROW

ALL CAREER & INTERNSHIP MEGA FAIR 
Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22
11 am ­­– 4 pmWERBLIN REC CENTER

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Env Health job in Piscataway



My name is Geeta Paraboo and I am the Human Resources Coordinator at Foley Incorporated, I am reaching out to you regarding an Environmental Heath and Safety position I am trying to fill. I am not sure if any of your students who has maybe one or 2 internship experience would be interested. I have included the job description link on our website and I will be posting it with Rutgers University shortly as well. I appreciate your help on this.  Please do not hesitate to give me a call if you have any questions.




Thanks,
Geeta Paraboo.

My goal is to provide astonishing customer service. Did I earn a 10 today? Please share your feedback.
Geeta Paraboo | Human Resources Coordinator | 732-885-3036
Foley Inc. 855 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Friday, September 9, 2016

Seminar on Science Careers TODAY at 3:30 in the Alampi room

TODAY AT 3:30 IN THE ALAMPI ROOM

The Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology invites faculty, staff, and students to a seminar on 

Science Careers 

by Dr. Yaihara Fortis Santiago, Ph.D., 

of the New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Fortis Santiago is neuroscientist, a former AAAS policy fellow, and has worked at the NSF before her leadership as the program manager of the Global Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences. She has a long standing commitment to service and mentoring students in STEM fields. For several years she has worked closely with the Society for Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics and Native American in Sciences (SACNAS) and the non-for profit organization Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) to increase the participation of underrepresented minority students in STEM careers.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Career Fair and FREE TUITION

ALL CAREER & INTERNSHIP MEGA FAIR
Wednesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 22
11 am ­­– 4 pm
Werblin Recreation Center, Busch Campus

-          University Career Services is hosting 300 employers over two days who are hiring for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. There will be different employers participating during each day of the fair.  More details can be found at careers.rutgers.edu/megafair
-          Students can participate in our #MegaFastPass Program to skip the check-in line at the fair. Details can also be found at careers.rutgers.edu/megafair
-          Programs designed to assist students with preparing for the fair are as follows:
o    Get Ahead: Successful Career Fair Tips (RSVP via CareerKnight)
Friday, September 16, 2016 • 12-1 pmBusch Student Center, Room 122ABC
o    Get Ahead: Successful Career Fair Tips (RSVP via CareerKnight)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 • 5-6 pmGateway Transit Village, 4th FL (next to Barnes & Noble on CAC) 
o    Drop-in Resume Clinic with Employers (Technical Resumes)
Monday, September 19, 2016 • 12-3 pmBusch Student Center, The Cove 
o    Drop-in Resume Clinic with Employers (Non-technical Resumes)
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 • 12-3 pmGateway Transit Village, 4th FL (next to Barnes & Noble on CAC) 

THE #RUTGERSWORKS CHALLENGE FREE TUITION CAMPAIGN:

-          University Career Services is encouraging all students to take the necessary steps towards career success by providing a semester of free tuition.
-          Students participating in the #RUTGERSWORKS Challenge must fulfill a variety of career development objectives such as attending certain programs, participating in recruiting services, and engaging in a variety of online resources.
-          The Challenge will run until December 2, 2016.
-          Learn more about the #RUTGERSWORKS Challenge at careers.rutgers.edu/challenge.

To learn more about how we can partner together to ensure the career success of students, visit careers.rutgers.edu/faculty or careers.rutgers.edu/staff

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

PhD positions in Melbourne, Australia




Are you interested in getting a PhD in Australia? Monash U. is located in
Melbourne, Australia and they are looking for PhD candidates.  See below.


 

PhD Scholarship No 1.

Title:

Understanding risks derived from Campylobacter in recreational waters

The project:

Cities rely on their river systems to provide multiple benefits to communities, including provision of: drinking water, flood mitigation, cultural traditions, aesthetic appeal and recreational opportunities. However, due care is required; recreational waterborne disease outbreaks are common and can cost communities 100s of million dollars per year. Many of these outbreaks arise from contact with pathogens derived from faecal pollution.
Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessments (QMRA) are applied to attempt to characterise hazards and estimate their associated human health risks associated with recreational water contact. Several QMRAs have determined that bacterial pathogens are a major source of risk to recreational water users, with Campylobacter alone shown to represent a risk of illness per swimming event twice that of protozoa and enteric viruses. However, these studies have assumed the majority of Campylobacter isolated from recreational waters were infective; an assumption which needs verification.
The aims of this project are to apply a multiple lines of evidence approach through the application of whole genome sequencing (WGS), and in vitro assays to define the human health risk of Campylobacter isolated from recreational waters. 
The project will focus on the use of a multi-pronged approach, combining WGS-based genetic typing, toxicity and other in-vitro assays to characterise a subset of Campylobacter collected taken from rivers, animal and clinical sources within Australia. In combination, the results will allow the student to infer potential infectivity and estimate the proportion of infectious Campylobacter within our recreational waters. The data will then be applied by our industry partners, Melbourne Water and the Environmental Protection Authority, to update existing QMRAs to better define human health risks associated with these environments.

The opportunity:

One scholarship is potentially available in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus. The position would be for 3 years full-time research towards a PhD. A tax-free stipend is provided (roughly $28,000/year). There is potential for the applicants to earn an extra $3,000 (not-tax free) per annum through assistance in undergraduate teaching.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens, are exempt from the full tuition fee costs for the duration of candidature. International students are eligible to apply on the condition the awardees have the ability to meet full tuition fee costs for the duration of candidature.
Attendance at both national and international conferences could be provided during the course of the degree.
The start date is as soon as possible, but must be before February 2017.

Selection Criteria:

1.       Bachelor of Science or Biomedical Science degree with H1 Honours (majoring in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related field)
2.       An excellent academic track record, including having published in peer reviewed journals or conferences
3.       Outstanding ability to use a range of computer packages. In your application, please provide proof that you have outstanding ability to use word processing, data management tools and statistical programs
4.       Current driver’s license and ability to swim (or partake in driving/swimming lessons)
5.       Experience or at least interest in working as part of a multi-disciplinary applied research team, including a paired PhD student who will be working on the same project but on slightly different topics.

 

Applications:

Your application should include:
·         Cover letter which specifically outlines how you meet each of the key selection criteria
N.B. applications without this cover letter will not be considered.
·         Up-to-date CV; inclusive of employment history and any journal publications and conference attendance

·         A copy of your academic transcript
N.B. applications submitted without academic transcripts from all your completed degrees will not be considered.
·         Contact details of three referees

Send your application to david.mccarthy@monash.edu
Closing date: 31st September 2016

Enquires:

·         A/Prof David McCarthy, Department of Civil Engineering
o   Telephone: 03 9905 5068
·         Dr Rebekah Henry, Department of Civil Engineering
o   Telephone: 03 9902 9885
o   Email: rebekah.henry@monash.edu

PhD Scholarship No 2.

Title:

Development of microbial source tracking techniques for recreational waters.

The project:

Cities rely on their river systems to provide multiple benefits to communities, including provision of: drinking water, flood mitigation, cultural traditions, aesthetic appeal and recreational opportunities. However, due care is required; recreational waterborne disease outbreaks are common and can cost communities 100s of million dollars per year. Many of these outbreaks arise from contact with microbial pathogens derived from faecal pollution, which is a main cause for waterway degradation. Understanding faecal contamination, and hence risks, is therefore required to fully exploit (or remediate) our rivers.
The aims of this project are to develop and validate a microbial source-tracking approach to identify pollutant sources within the Yarra River, and to prioritise the mitigation of key pollutant sources. The successful PhD student will further our current research into source tracking using microbial community profiles (further info: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0043135416300884).
The results will be used by our industry partners, Melbourne Water and the Environmental Protection Authority, to make decisions about how to protect their recreational assets, and if required, inform them of what sources of contamination need to be mitigated.

The opportunity:

One scholarship is potentially available in the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Clayton Campus. The position would be for 3 years full-time research towards a PhD. A tax-free stipend is provided (roughly $28,000/year). There is potential for the applicants to earn an extra $3,000 (not-tax free) per annum through assistance in undergraduate teaching.
Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, or New Zealand citizens, are exempt from the full tuition fee costs for the duration of candidature. International students are eligible to apply on the condition the awardees have the ability to meet full tuition fee costs for the duration of candidature.
Attendance at both national and international conferences could be provided during the course of the degree.
The start date is as soon as possible, but must be before February 2017.

Selection Criteria:

1.       Bachelor of Science or Biomedical Science degree with H1 Honours (majoring in Microbiology, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related field)
2.       An excellent academic track record, including having published in peer reviewed journals or conferences
3.       Outstanding ability to use a range of computer packages. In your application, please provide proof that you have outstanding ability to use word processing, data management tools and statistical programs
4.       Current driver’s license and ability to swim (or partake in driving/swimming lessons)
5.       Experience or at least interest in working as part of a multi-disciplinary applied research team, including a paired PhD student who will be working on the same project but on slightly different topics.

 

Applications:

Your application should include:
·         Cover letter which specifically outlines how you meet each of the key selection criteria
N.B. applications without this cover letter will not be considered.
·         Up-to-date CV; inclusive of employment history and any journal publications and conference attendance

·         A copy of your academic transcript(s)
N.B. applications submitted without academic transcripts from all completed degrees will not be considered.
·         Contact details of three referees

Send your application to david.mccarthy@monash.edu
Closing date: 31st September 2016

Enquires:

·         A/Prof David McCarthy, Department of Civil Engineering
o   Telephone: 03 9905 5068
·         Dr Rebekah Henry, Department of Civil Engineering
o   Telephone: 03 9902 9885
o   Email: rebekah.henry@monash.edu