Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards

AACR Minority Scholar Awards in Cancer Research are offered to eligible minority scientists wishing to participate in Annual Meetings and Special Conferences of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). These awards are intended to enhance the education and training of minority researchers and to increase the visibility and recognition of minorities involved in cancer research.

· Candidates must be full-time graduate students, medical students, residents, clinical or postdoctoral fellows, or junior faculty members
· Only minority groups that have been defined by the National Cancer Institute as being traditionally underrepresented in cancer and biomedical research are eligible for this award: African Americans, Alaskan Natives, Hispanics, Native Americans and, Native Pacific Islanders
· Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada.

Financial Support
Financial support will be provided to awardees wishing to attend AACR Annual Meetings and Special Conferences.

Click here for more information, and to download an application

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Northwestern Postdoc: Science in Human Culture

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Science in Human Culture Program
Northwestern University

The Science in Human Culture Program (SHC) at Northwestern University invites applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the contextual study of science, technology, or medicine to run September 2010-August 2012. Applications are welcome from scholars who study science, medicine, or technology from a variety of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, or literary perspectives. The fellow will be affiliated with both the SHC program and an appropriate disciplinary department (History, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology, etc.). Fellows will pursue a program of independent scholarship and teach two one-quarter courses each year: a seminar and a lecture course. They will also help organize the SHC faculty seminar series. Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D. before beginning their fellowship or have received their degree within the last five years. The annual stipend is $42,000, plus $3,100 per year to fund research and conference travel. The due date for all materials is January 15, 2010.

Applicants should send the following materials directly to the SHC office in both paper AND in electronic form:

1) a cover letter and full curriculum vitae
2) a four-page fellowship proposal
3) a writing sample consisting of either a dissertation chapter or published paper
4) graduate school transcripts (in paper form only)
5) three letters of recommendation, at least one commenting on teaching qualifications

Office address: Science in Human Culture Program, 20 University Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 60208-2245.

Administration questions and electronic materials should be sent to: Natasha Dennison, at Other questions may be addressed to Ken Alder, program director, at

AA/EOE: applications from women and minorities are especially encourage.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Part-Time Employment Opportunity

Revolution Prep is looking for part-time employees to proctor SAT/ACT exams and/or teach Prep courses. One of our grads is working for them and he highly recommends them; while proctoring exams you have a lot of time to work on your own reading for grad school.

Entrepreneurial Management Program

The Company
Seven years ago, Revolution Prep was founded with the vision of using technology to transform Education while remaining true to a social mission. By attracting and retaining a group of dedicated, talented and performance-minded individuals, Revolution Prep has become a national leader in Educational services and software. The company has achieved triple digit growth annually and will generate revenues of $15MM in 2009. This fun, energetic and youthful company employs 85 people, is profitable and privately held. Over the next five years, Revolution Prep intends to dramatically accelerate growth while maintaining the quality of its products, the excitement of its people and its commitment to social change.

The Opportunity

Launch your career with Revolution Prep's Entrepreneurial Management Development program. Become a part of a dynamic, fast-paced training program that will prepare you to run your own sales territory. Spend your first 12 to 18 months in the company’s home office in Santa Monica, CA developing your professional skill set, learning the intricacies of our organization while working as an integral part of our high-energy inside sales team. Upon successful completion of the program, top performers will be promoted to a Regional Manager position where they will be responsible for a million dollar plus sales region. This program is comparable to management development programs at top-tier investment banks (Goldman Sachs), consulting firms (McKinsey) or technology companies (Google).

The Candidate

An accomplished recent college graduate who has demonstrated leadership in previous internships, work experiences, athletics, philanthropic activities and social organizations. Ideal candidates are interested in building a career in sales and marketing.

· Must relocate to an open region after successful completion of the program

· A performance-minded individual who is goal-oriented and highly organized

· Highly motivated with a competitive spirit, thrives in a fast paced environment

Salary and Benefits
Total compensation: $35-$45k which includes base salary and bonus. In addition: Medical, Dental, Vision benefits, 401k with Company matching and Employee options plan.

To Apply

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to and indicate that you are applying for the "EMP" as the subject of the e-mail.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Post-doc position - institutional response to food related risks in Canada


Job Description: We are seeking a full-time, post-doctoral Research Associate to join a research team conducting an analysis of institutional responses to food-related risks in Canada, using recent outbreaks of bovine spongiform encephalopathy as a case study. The Research Associate will coordinate research activities and assist in the mentorship of graduate students. The Research Associate will be engaged with a research team consisting of three faculty members and three graduate students, and will participate in the development of a research framework, data collection including interviews and archival research, data analysis, and coordination of a stakeholder workshop. The successful candidate will have experience in both quantitative and qualitative data gathering and analysis. Candidates with familiarity of Canadian agricultural systems are preferred. Some travel between the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario will be required.

Term: Full-time Equivalent 12-month renewable appointment, with funding secured for two years. Renewal at the discretion of the Principle Investigators. Appointment begins January 1, 2010
Salary: $37,000-$42,000 per annum plus benefits.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant social science field, such as Sociology, Human Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, or Environmental Studies.

Location: The Research Associate will hold an office in the Department of Rural Economy, on the University of Alberta North campus, located in the heart of the City of Edmonton, capital of the Province of Alberta. The Department of Rural Economy is an interdisciplinary social science department housed in the Faculty of Agriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences. (See department web site.

To Apply: Application packages should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and one letter of recommendation, and must be received by November 30, 2009. Inquiries and applications should be directed in hard copy or email to:

Dr. Debra J. Davidson
Department of Rural Economy
Room 515 General Services Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G2H1
(780) 492-4598