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Postdoc Researcher Position – Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineer – Aerothermal Experimentalist

Post-Doctoral Researcher or Graduate Student- Mechanical/Aerospace/Chemical Engineer – Aerothermal Experimentalist

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), this posting seeks motivated post-doc or graduate student to design and conduct experiments in the high-temperature (1,400°K gas temperature), high-pressure NETL aero-thermal test rig to evaluate geometries and develop correlations for enhanced heat transfer for use in gas turbine vanes and blades who would be expected to be familiar with CFD techniques and ability to perform CFD modeling is a plus.

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Interested candidates may contact Douglas Straub douglas.straub directly with a current CV at the earliest opportunity.

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10 Week Summer Research Program at NETL-CIESESE

Apply NOW! 10 week Summer Projects for CIESESE (Consortium for Integrating Energy Systems in Engineering & Science Education)

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), this posting seeks motivated undergraduate, graduate and faculty to engage in collaborative research with scientists at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Research and Innovation Center (R&IC) located in Morgantown, WV. NETL is seeking researchers for the 12 projects in the following research areas (RAs):

1. Online Recursive System Identification and Adaptive Control of Hybrid Power Systems

2. RAMAN Gas Analyzer for Control in Advanced Power Systems

3. Supervisory Control

4. Anode Recycle

5. Component Degradation

6. Startup and Electrochemical Light-off

7. MISO + SISO or Feed Forward MISO

8. Cyber-Physical Chemical Looping Reactor Observer

9. Fuel Flexibility in Hybrid Systems

10. Compressor Surge and Stall

11. Modeling the NETL Microgrid

12. Magneto Hydro Dynamics


· Highly competitive weekly stipend

· Travel allowance

· Housing allowance

***Please designate David Tucker, as a mentor in your application. This will associate your application with this posting. Please send a CV to david.tucker.

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Lasker Essay Contest 2017, deadline April 3!

Dear Colleague,

The deadline for the Lasker Foundation’s 2017 Essay Contest is approaching! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society.

Deadline for submitting essays is Monday, April 3, 2017.

The Foundation seeks essays of 800 words or less on the following topic:

Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed and more supportive of biomedical research endeavors.

We kindly ask for your assistance to spread the word about this contest, and to invite students and fellows from your institution to participate in it.

For more information, including eligibility and prizes, and to learn about previous winners, please visit the Lasker Essay Contest website.

With best wishes,
The Lasker Foundation



ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships


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Dear Department Chair/Department Head:

I ask your assistance in forwarding this message to graduate students in your department informing them of an outstanding fellowship opportunity with the Army Research Laboratory (ARL).

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) invites exceptional young researchers to apply for the ARL Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship provides recipients the opportunity to pursue independent research while working alongside some of the nation’s best scientists and engineers. Applicants must display extraordinary ability in scientific research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Successful candidates will have tackled a major scientific or engineering problem or will have provided a new approach or insight, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, computational sciences, behavioral sciences, or engineering and must have earned their doctoral degree no earlier than May 1, 2014.
There are no citizenship requirements; however, selected fellows must successfully complete a Department of Defense clearance process, requiring a background security investigation.
Applicants must demonstrate exceptional qualifications with respect to academic and scholarly achievement, as evidenced by research and publication.
Candidates are expected to have conducted research on a major scientific or engineering problem during their thesis work or have provided a new approach or insight evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.
Fellowship terms and benefits
A stipend of $100,000 annually
Health insurance (including dental and vision)
Paid relocation and a professional travel allowance
Appointments are for one year renewable for up to three years based on performance.
Fellowship appointments require a full-time commitment to the research program at ARL, and Fellows must be in residence at ARL during the entire period of the appointment.
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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Data Rescue Houston (March 4)


I invite you to help save federal datasets at risk of being removed from the public web. Please get in touch if you are interested in assisting with the event.


Data Rescue Houston

Help save government data at risk of being removed from the public web!

What: Data Rescue Houston aims to identify, download, and h elp pre serve federal data resources, ensuring long-term accessibility of data to the public.

Together we can protect public access to data critical for research and democracy. Likely tasks include:

  • Exploring websites to identify data sets
  • Developing and implementing scripts and tools to scrape data
  • Verifying data integrity
  • Uploading data
  • Documenting our work through video, social media and storytelling

Who: We welcome participants with a range of backgrounds, including programmers, librarians, scientists, students, storytellers, archivists, technologists, and other volunteers.

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (You don’t need to stay for the whole event.)

Where: Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library, Rice University

What to bring: Laptop, power cable and a reusable water bottle. We’ll provide food, coffee, and camaraderie.

Please RSVP at by Wednesday, March 1.

Data Rescue Houston is part of the Data Refuge Project and is affiliated with the Libraries Network. Sponsors include Fondren Library, Rice’s Office of Information Technology, Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology (K2I), Center for Civic Leadership, University of Houston Libraries, and Sketch City.

***** Lisa Spiro, Ph.D. Executive Director of Digital Scholarship Services, Fondren Library

Lecturer, Humanities

Rice Research Data Management Team

Rice Digital Humanities group

Rice University

713-348-2480 @lisaspiro

Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program – Applications due March 1st

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program attracts high-achieving postdoctoral researchers from premier universities in the United States to do research at one of four Israeli universities. Once they complete their research, many Zuckerman postdocs are expected to accept faculty positions at top North American universities, weaving a network of academic collaboration and goodwill that will greatly benefit U.S.-Israeli scientific cooperation.

The Zuckerman Postdoctoral program strengthens the connection between the participants and the countries of the United States and Israel through unique experiences and new relationships formed during the program.

In addition, Zuckerman scholars enjoy programming and activities specially organized for them by the host universities, such as sightseeing tours, educational experiences, and social programs. These activities are aimed at strengthening the scholars’ knowledge of and affiliation with Israel, and at cultivating an esprit de corps within the program.

Duration and Funding:

  • Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholarships are up to two years.
  • The amount of the stipend is $50,000 per year up to two years, with $36,000 each year devoted to living expenses and $14,000 each year for research ($10,000) and travel ($4000) expenses.

More information about the program and eligibility criteria can be found here.

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2017
Expected notification of results: April 15,2017


Science Diplomacy and Policy Conference – The University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is pleased to announce and invite you to attend Science Diplomacy and Policy with focus on the Americas. This conference will be convened in Tucson from February 22 to 24, 2017. The conference goal is to bring scientists, policy scientists, students, and others to participate in these discussions on the potential reach of science policy and diplomacy.

To that end, with the support of E. William Colglazier, we have organized a preeminent group of distinguished national and international experts in the field of science diplomacy. They will discuss the role of various agents involved in achieving science driven policy objectives and improving relationships through science collaborations. The conversation will then shift to the science diplomacy in relation to the UN Sustainability Development Goals and Climate and Water Resources issues in the Americas.

We would greatly appreciate if you shared this information with any departments or individuals you think may be interested in joining us for this event. More information is available on the flyer below and attached and our website (

The University of Arizona SD Conference Organizing Committee

William Colglazier, AAAS Peter Agre, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Sir Peter Gluckman, NC Office of the Prime Minister Thomas Pickering, NGP Energy Capital Management
Vaughan Turekian, US State Dept. John Boright, NAS
Lidia Brito, UNESCO Michael Clegg, UC-Irvine
Margaret Hamburg, NAM William E. Kelley, ASEE
Alan Leshner, AAAS Roman Macaya Hayes, Govt. of Costa Rica
Arturo Menchaca Rocha, UNAM Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA
Norman Neureiter, IANSF Marcella Ohira, IAI
Sergio Pastrana, Academy of Sci. of Cuba Glenn Schweitzer, NAS
Jaime Urrutia, Mexican Acad. of Science Katherine Vammen, Univ. of Central America

SD Conference Flyer Final.pdf