Friday, October 31, 2014

Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp



Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp

Jan. 5-16, 2015

Dear Colleague,



Please share the news (using the attached invitation) with your students—and keep in mind for yourselves—that the 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Boot Camp: Exploring Quantitative Biology Through the Lens of the Fluorescent Proteins will be taking place January 5-16, 2015. The first round of Boot Camp was a huge success, as recounted by students (undergraduate and graduate), postdocs, staff, and faculty who came from over 40 programs at Rutgers.


This course is an immersive two-week Winter program that provides broad introductory exposure to the language and experimental/theoretical underpinnings of Molecular Biology, Macromolecular Biochemistry/Biophysics, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Systems Biology, and Bioinformatics. Instruction takes the form of lectures on fundamental aspects of biology, a broad range of hands on wet- and dry-laboratory practical exercises (including simulations of biological phenomena using statistical physics, mathematical modeling, and computational chemistry), tours of some of Rutgers’ state-of-the-art facilities for interrogating biological phenomena, and a culminating symposium for which the participants gather their data (akin to a scavenger hunt), teach each other about their findings, and prepare a collaborative presentation that explains how the fluorescent proteins work as light-producing machines.



Ways of participating in the program include:

· Attending select lectures and activities of interest.

· Taking the full two-week experience with wet lab (limited to 40) – 2 credits (Pass/Fail)

· Taking the full two-week experience with computational workshops – 2 credits (Pass/Fail)

· Taking the full two-week experience with computational workshops – 0 credits (Pass/Fail)



The cost of Boot Camp:

· Dropping in: free for all interested participants

· 0 credits: $81.25 Student fee. Participation will appear on student transcript.

· 2 credits: $81.25 Student fee + cost of 2 credits:

i. If you are a full-time undergraduate student, the 2 credits could be part of your full-time student 24-credit allotment for the academic year at no extra cost. Students should discuss with their counselors ways in which they might take Boot Camp as one of their electives.

ii. If you are a graduate student, the 2 credits could be part of your allowable credits (24 if you are a TA and ≤24 if you are a graduate fellow). Otherwise, you or your advisor would be responsible for their cost. Tuition costs can be found here.



How to register for 0 or 2 credits:

· First, register with Proteomics here until Weds. Nov. 26th.

· Then, register with Rutgers on WEBREG until Dec. 22nd.



Additional information (including FAQs) can be found on the Proteomics website.

Contact: Gail Ferstandig Arnold (gfarnold@biomaps.rutgers.edu)



We thank you in advance for your help sharing this offering with your students,





Gail Ferstandig Arnold, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Graduate Studies

Graduate Program in Computational Biology and Molecular Biophysics

BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology Center for Integrative Proteomics Research, Room 105174 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-8076

Phone: 848-445-8377; Fax: 732-445-5958

Website: www.proteomics.rutgers.edu





Stephen K. Burley, M.D., D.Phil.

Director, Center for Integrative Proteomics Research

Director, BioMaPS Institute for Quantitative Biology

Director, RCSB-PDB, UCSD-PDB

Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Member, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Job opening at ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences





AutoReqId 21871BR

Job Title Research Technologist - EMBSI

Job Description:

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI) is ExxonMobil's worldwide technical resource and center of excellence for occupational health and environmental sciences. EMBSI's Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Laboratory is responsible for conducting ecotoxicology research and testing in support of ExxonMobil's petrochemical products and global operations. EMBSI is currently seeking a research technologist to provide analytical chemistry support for environmental fate and effects studies performed according to OECD and U.S. EPA test guidelines.



The qualified candidate should have a master’s degree in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, biochemistry or related field and have a strong record of academic achievement and demonstrated work accomplishments. Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree with extensive experience with contemporary analytical instrumentation (gas chromatography, GC-MS, LC-MS), sample introduction techniques (headspace, SPME, large volume injections, thermal desorption) and sample preparation procedures (SPE, accelerated solvent extraction) is required. Previous experience performing trace environmental or biological analyses and maintaining and troubleshooting chromatographic instruments is also required.



The candidate must be highly motivated and be able to develop and apply analytical methods, with minimal supervision, as part of an interdisciplinary laboratory team. Additionally, the candidate is expected to serve as study director for environmental chemistry studies and communicate directly with EMBSI’s staff of environmental scientists and toxicologists. Experience with the principals of Good Laboratory Practices is desired, as well as proficiency with a variety of chromatographic data systems and Microsoft office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). An understanding of environmental toxicology testing is also desired.



The position is located at ExxonMobil's Research and Engineering facility in Clinton, NJ.



ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Office Address Clinton, NJ



Please use the link below to explore career opportunities at ExxonMobil and to apply for the position described above.
http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/company/careers/career-opportunities

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Course number change

Please note that Principles of Ecology has changed its course number from 704:351 to 216:351.  It is still the same course, however, so go ahead and register for 216:351 if you still need to take ecology.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition

We are putting together a Rutgers team for the 2015 Department of Energy Race to Zero Student Design Competition. I have attached the competition guide for your reference. We already have 4 students who want to participate (2 mechanical engineering majors and 2 EPIB majors), and we are working to recruit more students from other relevant fields.

I am in talks with the Rutgers Green Building Center regarding faculty advisors. But I wanted to ask if you or anyone you know in SEBS might be interested in being involved with the project. Any professors of Landscape Architecture or Environmental Science/Planning/Design would possess the most relevant expertise, however we are eager to bring anyone interested on board.

Thank you again for everything.

Warm regards,
Matthew Kaplan, LEED AP
CEO
ReVireo


1215 Livingston Avenue, Suite #200
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Toll Free: (888) 568-5459
Direct: (732) 853-8338
www.ReVireo.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth is seeking to fill entry level positions for their headquarters in Lake Como, NJ (Monmouth County), as well as our other offices located in Chester, NJ (Morris County), Toms River, NJ (Ocean County), and Newtown, PA (Bucks County).



Dynamic Earth specializes in geotechnical engineering and environmental related services. Dynamic Earth is a subsidiary company of Dynamic Engineering and was ranked as the top 10 small/medium sized companies (in all fields) to work for in New Jersey by NJBIZ Magazine and has been one of the top 50 companies (in all fields) to work for for three (3) consecutive years



Dynamic Earth is seeking candidates who have graduated, or are projected to graduate by December 2014, or May 2015. Candidates will only be considered if they have the degree in, or are pursuing a degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, or Hydrology. Some travel to project sites will be required and OSHA 40 hour health and safety training is a plus.



Please email resume to Jordan Rizzo:

jrizzo@dynamicec.com



Title your resume:

“Your Name - Resume”



Please make sure you include your GPA as well as your Major GPA in your resume. Also, please include in your email/cover letter if you are interested in an environmental or geotechnical position, and if you have a preference for office.



Thank you,





Jordan Rizzo

Design Engineer



Licensed Professional Engineers in 19 States throughout the Northeast, South and Midwest



1904 Main Street | Lake Como, New Jersey 07719

PH: (732) 974-0198 | Fax: (732) 974-3521



Additional office located at:

New Jersey - 1904 Main Street | Lake Como, 07719 | PH: (732) 974-0198 | Fax: (732) 974-3521

Pennsylvania - 223 North Sycamore Street | Newtown, 18940 | PH: (267) 685-0276 | Fax: (267) 685-0361

Texas (Dallas) - 121 North Ballard Avenue | Wylie, 75098 | PH: (972) 534-2100

Texas (Houston) - 6314 Breezy Hollow Lane | Katy, 77450 | PH: (281) 789-6400


Friday, October 10, 2014

Exploring Grad School course for spring 2015

Hi everybody,
                We are offering “Exploring Grad School” 11:015:395 for the 2nd time this coming spring.  Last year, we had 12 SEBS students representing 6 of our majors in the course.  The general consensus among the students was that it was very informative and helpful.  I have attached a syllabus/lecture schedule.

                I would really love it if you can talk to your faculty and send me names of some juniors (and some seniors) who are really interested in going to grad school (with or without a gap year).  We are only targeting STEM majors.

                This course is strictly by SPN.  It is held Wednesday 3rd period in Food Science, room 109.  If anybody would like to participate or give a talk, we can certainly make room for you!

Thanks.

Suzanne
EENR