Category Archives: Campus Announcements

Bus Trip to Women’s March in Austin

Interested in joining the Women’s March on Austin? Two buses are leaving from Rice on Saturday, January 21st, at 7:00 am. Participants will join the march in Austin, and will arrive back on campus around 8 pm that night.

Cost to ride the bus is $10 for students, and $25 for faculty/staff/other. A group of Rice faculty are organizing the trip and subsidizing the student price to encourage student attendance. Please contact Margaret Beier ( with questions.

Seats on the bus are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment must be received for your place to be reserved. Confirmation will be sent within two days of your signing up and instructions for the ride a few days beforehand.

Use the link below to sign up.



The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Postgraduate Research Program (PGRP), managed by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, is a high-intensity program designed to not only identify recent master’s and doctoral graduates of high promise, but to continue developing advanced research skills within those graduates. It allows the postgraduate researcher to systematically outline career goals and helps provide the means of achieving these goals. One way the program helps to achieve these goals is the critical interaction with NETL principal investigators, who become the postgraduate’s mentor. This interaction affords the postgraduate researcher a unique opportunity to define and structure his or her investigations, to establish a research paradigm, and to publish results– all critical skills needed to become an independent scientist or engineer. See the NETL On-Site Research Core Competencies.


  • Carbon Management
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Combustion Science
  • Computational Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Fuel Cell Research
  • Geosciences
  • High Temperature/High Pressure Science 
  • Materials Performance
  • Methane Hydrates Research
  • Process Development
  • Reciprocating Engines Research
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensors and Controls
  • Separations Science
  • Surface Science


Post-Doctoral: Ten weeks to two year initial appointments renewable up to five years


Graduates who received their master’s degree within the last three years, or doctorate within the last five years.


  • Stipend – All postgraduate appointments provide a monthly stipend based upon academic classification and experience.
  • Insurance – Stipend supplement for single or family medical insurance is provided for most appointments (restrictions apply).
  • Household Relocation – Awarded on a case-by-case basis, relocation supplements assist with moving your household goods from your current residence to the research center (restrictions may apply).
  • On-station Travel – Classified as travel during your appointment, on-station travel is designed to enhance your learning experience by promoting attendance at conferences, workshops, and other educational meetings. Awarded on a case-by-case basis.


Application is always open.

Search for available positions at

For more information, contact Terry Howard at (865) 574-6912


Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholars Program – Call for Applications

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


Pre-Registration Now Open! Annual Presidential Career Symposium (APCS) in the Texas Medical Center

Dear Rice Postdoc,

We would like to inform you that pre-registration to attend the 6th Annual Presidential Career Symposium (APCS) is now open. The event will be held on Thursday February 16th 2017 from 730 am to 7 pm at Mid-Campus 1 Building, MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Take a look at the flier attached for more information and for more information please visit

Pre-registration fills up fast, so register early to ensure that you get a spot in the APCS:

Pre-registration link

The title of this year’s APCS is “Beyond PhD: Discover à Act à Achieve”. We have organized a full day of breakout sessions and workshops that will be useful for post-doctoral researchers and graduate students to understand their future career choices and opportunities in the biomedical field and beyond. We will also offer networking opportunities after each session in the form of Coffee Breaks and during a formal reception in the evening.

Dr. Henry Sauermann
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Scheller College of Business
Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Associate
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

The event is jointly organized by the postdoctoral associations from:

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Houston Methodist Research Institute
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Rice University
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Texas Children’s Hospital
  • University of Houston
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center

Breakout sessions offered:

  • Academia
  • Administration
  • Clinical Operations
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship/Start-ups
  • Government research
  • Industry
  • IP/Legal
  • Medical science liaison
  • Regulatory affairs/Compliance
  • Scientific outreach/non-profit
  • Science policy
  • Teaching
  • Science writing

Possible Workshops being considered:

  • Resume/CV
  • Women Leadership Conference
  • Job search
  • Networking
  • Mentoring

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the organizers at tmcpostdoc

Thank you.

2017 Registration Flyer.pdf