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U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program

The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office is now accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment (with possibility of extension) in the field of environmental microbiology.  This appointment will be located at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (university institute).

Typical laboratory activities will include a wide variety of microbial characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., PCR, ion chromatography, cell counting techniques, microscopy, anaerobic methods, cell plating, and sample preparations for gene sequencing).  Strong mentorship will be provided with the goal of developing research skills that contribute to publishable scientific results and prepare the CBFO Fellow for advanced studies.

The ideal candidate will have a BS or higher in microbiology, biology, or related degrees received within the last five years from an accredited U.S. institution and a strong desire to develop/apply their research skills. Strong analytical, research and communication skills are required.

Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen (no exceptions) and be available for a full-time commitment starting in June/July 2014.  Stipends are dependent on academic level, skills and experience. Additional allowances for round-trip travel to site may be provided.

Eligible candidates must apply by midnight EDT on Wednesday, May 21, 2014For more information, e-mail cbfo.fellowship@orise.orau.gov or visit their website at: http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html

School of Environment and Forest Sciences Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Tuesdays from 3:30 – 4:20 pm in Anderson 223 and are open to all students, staff and faculty.

The Schedule

Week 6: November 5
Stanley Asah, SEFS: “Inciting Organizational Ambidexterity in the Forest Service: Community-Agency Interactions, Personality, and Perceived Organizational Obstruction in Fire Management.”

Week 7: November 12
Team-led by Renata Bura, SEFS: “Bioconversion of Forest Residuals to Biofuels – Technical, Economic, and Life-Cycle Assessments”

Week 8: November 19
Team-led by Sandor Toth, SEFS: “Optimization and Economic Impacts of a Washington State Biofuels Industry Using Forest Residuals”

Week 9: November 26
Team-led by Clare Ryan, SEFS: “Social and Policy Implications of a Washington State Biofuels Industry Using Forest Residuals.”

Week 10: December 3     
Sharon Doty, SEFS: “Increasing Crop Growth and Biomass Production Sustainably Using Natural Endosymbionts of Poplar”