International Research Experience for Students (Info Sessions)

Dear students,

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology is hosting two information sessions for their International Research Experience for Students program this month. Details are in the flyer attached (note: there’s free food involved!). An RSVP to is required to attend.


5:00pm in Croft hall 170.

Thursday 10/23/2014 Tuesday 10/28/2014


Tuesday 10/28/2014
12:30pm  in Croft hall 170.

RSVP is required. Reply to Tom Fekete at

2015 UNCF/Merck Scholarships & Fellowships for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Science Scholarships and Fellowships

The UNCF*Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.

Science Research Scholarships

  • Scholarships up to $25,000
  • Internship opportunities
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Eligibility: College juniors, science or engineering majors, 3.3 GPA
  • Deadline: November 6,  2014

Science Research Dissertation Fellowships

  • Fellowships up to $53,500
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree candidates engaged in Dissertation research in the biological, chemical or engineering fields
  • Deadline: December 2, 2014

Science Research Fellowships

  • Fellowships up to $92,000
  • Mentoring and networking opportunities
  • Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree recipients in the biological, chemical or engineering fields
  • Deadline: December 2, 2014

Submit by December 2, 2014
T 202 810 0331
F 202 234 0225


GlaxoSmithKline Future Leaders Program

For PhD Students: Please see the information in regards to the GlaxoSmithKline Future Leaders Program.

Official Flyer: 2014 FLP for prospective biopharm applicants v2

What is GlaxoSmithKline?

We are a science-led global healthcare company, making a range of products that help people do more, feel better and live longer. Our commercial success depends on creating innovative new products and making these accessible to as many people who need them as possible.

This include: Pharmaceuticals (respiratory disease, cancer, heart disease, epilepsy, HIV , lupus, and skin conditions like psoriasis), Vaccines (Influenza, rotavirus, cervical cancer, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis, polio, tetanus and meningitis) and Consumer Healthcare (Wellness, Skin Health, Oral Health and Nutrition. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as: Horlicks, Panadol and Sensodyne).

In Global Manufacturing and Supply they:

  • Manufacture the products that enable people to do more, feel better and live longer
  • Ensure the delivery of quality and value to the patient at the end of the Supply Chain

Global Manufacturing and Supply Future Leaders Programme 

  • This is a unique opportunity to gain a broad range of experience in biopharmaceutical production and learn from experts
  • 3 Rotations in different sites or parts of our business (with the potential for international assignment)
  • 3 Year Development Program
  • Target of 50 recruits per year, globally
  • Development Framework: Technical Expertise, Business Execution, LeadershipExpectations, Personal Skills

What Type of Work Would I Do After the Rotations? Engineering and Science are the Core of Our Business

  • Product Owners
    • Responsible for technical governance of our products and maintenance of the product control strategy
  • Process Engineers & Platform Experts
    • Experts in the interaction between process equipment and the product
  • Technologists
    • Scientific graduates who are responsible for executing key technical activities including trials, improvement projects, root cause analysis, validation, report writing etc.

What do you need to apply?

  • Do you have an engineering or science degree with strong credentials (i.e., GPA >3.5; preference for MS or PhD candidates)?
  • Applicants must hold a full US work permit for this program
  • Do you have strengths in communication, influencing, teamwork and problem-solving?
  • Do you want to help people to do more, feel better and live longer?
  • Do you demonstrate GSK’s values?

The Application Process

  • Online application form
    • Do you have the right degree background?
    • Why do you want to work at GSK?
  • Phone Interview
  • Assessment Centre
    • TechnicalAssessment
    • CompetencyAssessment
    • GroupAssessment

For additional information: leaders-us-technical-development/


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Faculty position at Tulane

Tulane is planning to hire at least one assistant professor this year. Please see the advertisement attached.
Tulane is a research-intensive private school, with undergraduate class sizes of 25-35. In addition, there is no graduate tuition charged to federal funding. Both of these features make starting a research program for a junior faculty member quite attractive.
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