Research and Education Experience in Marine
Molecular Biology: The Tucson Marine Phage Lab (http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/mbsulli/)
offers a dynamic experimental research program in the
cutting edge, globally important and technologically
advanced research area of ocean viral (meta) genomics.
We seek an enthusiastic 2 highly motivated undergraduates
to (A) train with our laboratory technician in isolating,
characterizing and genome sequencing ocean viruses, and
(B) translate that knowledge to the classroom through
a teaching opportunity at Tucson HS. We run a course
module entitled, “Ocean viruses: From isolates
to genomes” in Margaret Wilch’s Biotechnology
course at Tucson HS just a few blocks away. We have extensive
lecture material and protocols already available having
taught the course module twice – please see, http://www.eebweb.arizona.edu/faculty/mbsulli/outreach/hs_lab_course.htm.
The ideal candidates would have a strong interest in
science and education with curiosity and passion to learn
about research used to investigate ocean ecosystems.
Please send informal inquiries to Matt Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Formal
applications will require a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, and contact information for three referees. Review
of applications will start immediately, the course occurs
Spring 2011. This is a paid position, or could be done
for course credit if preferred.
AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships: are
provided primarily as a professional development opportunity.
Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified individuals
interested in learning about the science-policy interface
while applying their scientific and technical knowledge
and analytical skills to the federal policy realm. The
online application system (http://fellowshipapp.aaas.org/applications/)
for the 2011-2012 fellowship year is now open. Click
to review the Guidelines and Instructions for candidates.
The annual deadline for receipt of all application
materials, including three letters of recommendation,
is December 5, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Standard
accept applications each year from early September through
December 5, for the fellowship class that begins the
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