The GREEN Program Still Looking For Interested Applicants!

2015 PROGRAM DATES

ICELAND SPRING - RENEWABLE ENERGY & EXTREME CLIMATE 8 DAY
ICELAND SUMMER – RENEWABLE ENERGY  & SUSTAINABILITY 10 DAY
PERU SPRING/SUMMER – WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT & PRACTICES 10 DAY
PHILADELPHIA, USA SUMMER – URBAN REGENERATION & SUSTAINABLE DESIGN 9 DAY

The GREEN Program represents…

A cultural and technological shift towards sustainability. An apex experience for emerging young leaders in innovative industries.

A potentially life defining experience and definitely not your traditional study abroad.

EXCLUSIVE EDUCATION:
Professors, lecturers,  and top tier industry professionals are hand-picked, guaranteeing you the most qualified and inspiring professionals in the industry. GREEN students receive unparalleled access to world renowned renewable energy facilities. Academic credit is always included.
BUCKET-LIST ADVENTURE:
All adventures are curated with our local partners with one goal in mind, to build a strong moral character and to experience the best the country has to offer. To list a few, our adventure list could be a combination of ziplining the longest in the world to Class-3 whitewater rafting to snorkeling between tectonic plates to superjeeping on a volcano to hiking Machu Picchu – these are country exclusive adventures that you cannot experience anywhere else in the world.

 ENTREPRENEURSHIP:
Extraordinary outside the box solutions are needed to solve the world’s most pressing issues. Become a part of the solution to solve these problems. The program will push you to be innovative in your thinking, while providing the inspiration and motivation needed for real change. We promise you, you will walk away from this program motivated to make a difference.
AUTHENTIC CULTURE:
Providing an immersive and authentic cultural experience is integral to our core values. Our in-country staff are locals who strive to expose GREEN students to the unique delicacies and traditions of their country, while exploring how their home-land has adopted sustainable practices.

BioProcess Specialist Position with GSK

GSK_LOS_RGBGlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has an open position for a BioProcess Specialist (Upstream) in the BioPharm AMT (Biopharmaceutical Advanced Manufacturing Technologies) group. This is an exciting opportunity to assess breakthrough technologies that can transform biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Description: This position is for a biopharmaceutical process technologist in the upstream area of cell culture and fermentation.

Site: GlaxoSmithKline – US – Upper Merion – King of Prussia – PA

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors (5+ years of experience) in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • MS (2-4 years experience)/PhD (0-3 years experience) is strongly preferred in Biology, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Excellent scientific knowledge in Cell Line & Cell Culture/Fermentation. A fundamental and thorough understanding of sterile laboratory techniques and experience with culturing suspension adapted mammalian cells, operating bioreactors is highly desirable.
  • Broad understanding of all science/engineering principles applicable to biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical development/manufacturing.
  • Knowledge and experience of early phase technology search, technology development and proof of concept studies for technology development efforts is preferred.
  • Knowledge of design of experiment (DOE) tools.
  • Experience in biopharmaceutical manufacturing or process/technology development in a technical role. Scale-up and process development experience using recombinant proteins/antibodies.
  • Passionate personality and positive attitude.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple experiments/tasks/technologies at a given time. Basic knowledge around project planning and prioritization preferred.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills across internal and external stakeholders.
  • Logical and independent thinking.

Job details and responsibilities:

The purpose of this job is to drive the activities identified in the BioPharm work stream business plan. The business plan has identified a portfolio of new technology platform opportunities with the potential to transform biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing within GSK. Activities fall within the seek, select, learn, integrate and incubate phase of the Manufacturing Technology Roadmap. The role will be laboratory based with objective to evaluate new emerging ideas and technologies. This individual will have the opportunity to participate in the creation, development and design of the organization’s novel technologies by interfacing with design, downstream and analytical teams.

The job holder will be required to take direction from the BioPharm TDL or project leader or other assigned individual to conduct experimental studies that meet the objective of the technology assessment work.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide hands-on support for technology development scale-up work to demonstrate proof of concept for technologies progressed within the BioPharm work stream business plan.
  • If required, optimize the growth and productivity parameters of suspension cell lines and assist, as needed, in the hands on experiments to define these variables.
  • Support the technical transfer of data, processes and technical specifications to development and technology transfer teams for the implementation in large-scale manufacturing operations for clinical and commercial development of targeted products.
  • Prepare, analyze, present and write technical reports in support of technology development conclusions and decision making.
  • Support as required the seeking, picking, learning, integrating and incubating of new transformative ideas, science and technology within a broad thematic area.
  • Collaborate with existing technology development efforts in the BioPharm R&D community and the wider Manufacturing Technology Roadmap in the specific scientific area of Cell Line & Cell Culture/Fermentation.
  • Assist in the evaluation of technologies against Commit to Technology Industrialization Milestone criteria in the specific scientific area of Cell Line & Cell Culture/Fermentation.

Aspiring candidates can send their resumes directly to Niraj P.E. George at niraj.p.george@gsk.com

Post-Master’s Research Associate Position at ORNLL

Immediate Opening!

Post-Master’s Research Associate – HPC User Support Specialist/Programmer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, Tennessee 

The National Center for Computational Sciences (NCCS) at ORNL provides the nation’s most powerful computing resources to researchers across the world. With the fastest computer in the nation, High-Performance Computing (HPC) User Support Specialists at ORNL provide scientists with training, documentation, and day-to-day assistance to enable their successful use of these resources. Major responsibilities will include debugging large scientific and engineering applications, resolve system and operational changes, proactively ensure users have up-to-date information about the system, develop user training materials, implement special projects and respond to general administrative questions.

Qualifications: Must have a master’s degree, preferably in computer science, with 2+ years of experience in at least one area of user support including operations, user training, hardware, and/or software administration. Should also have practical experience with multiple programming languages and technologies such as Fortran, C, C++, Perl, Python, and Shell scripting in a Linux or Unix environment. The applicant should also have strong problem solving skills, strong communication skills, a commitment to excellent service, and a willingness to learn.

 Interested? To apply, go to www.zintellect.com, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-20-NCCS to find the position posting. Refer questions to ORNLedu@orau.org.

American Chemical Society 2015 Green Chemistry Award

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ATTENTION UNDERGRADUATES, GRADUATES, AND POST DOCS
  
Are you interested in attending the 19th Annual Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference this July, but worried about the cost of travel and registration? 
  
Don’t let money stand in your way! Apply for these three green chemistry awards by March 13, 2015, presented by The ACS Green Chemistry Institute® and earn a chance to have your green chemistry research recognized and attend this prestigious event!


International and U.S. Students:
  
The Joseph Breen Memorial Award  grants the selected students up to $2000. This award will sponsor a young international green chemistry scholar to participate in an international green chemistry technical meeting, conference or training program.
  
For the Breen award application and more details visit: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/gci/breen.html 
  
The Kenneth Hancock Memorial Award  provides national recognition and honor for outstanding student contributions to furthering the goals of green chemistry through research and/or studies.
The recipient of the award receives $1000. The award is presented in conjunction with the annual GC&E Conference.
  
For the Hancock award application and more details visit: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards/awards/gci/hancock.html


U.S. Students 
  
Apply for the NSF Student Travel Scholarship and receive up to $1,000! This money will reimburse your GC&E registration and travel costs. 
  
What steps do you need to take to appl for this award?
  1. Complete the application form with a proposed travel budget
  2. Attach a one-page (maximum) résumé or biographical sketch
  3. Include an unofficial transcript
  4. Write one full page essay describing: why you should be selected for a travel scholarship and what value the conference and student workshop (including green chemistry & engineering introduction and either outreach training or toxicology + metrics/tools) would bring to your studies, outreach activities, and/or career 
  5. Request a recommendation letter from your faculty advisor written on university letterhead showing the school crest
For the NSF Grant applications and more details visit: 
http://www.gcande.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/NSF-Scholars-Application-2015.docx
  
**All NSF Scholars will be required to present a poster during the GC&E Welcome Reception on Tuesday July 14, 2015. You will need to submit an abstract to the NSF scholar category describing your green chemistry or engineering related research by March 13, 2015. 


  
Students are not able to receive more than one award per year, but we still encourage students to apply all three, if eligible.
  
If you have any questions do not hesitate to email gci@acs.org!

Textron Career Talk with Alumni

Bill Irby ’00, an alumni leader as well as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Textron Unmanned Systems, is coming to speak with Hopkins students next week.

Date: Thursday, March 12th from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Malone Hall, Room 107

Interested students are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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