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    UNDERGRADS: Join ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative as an intern in the Higher Education Research Experiences program

    The Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applications for internships in software development within ORNL’s Computer Science and Mathematics Division!

    As an intern, you will be part of ORNL’s Scientific Software Initiative, which provides scientific software development expertise to the Laboratory.

    If selected, you will learn about and contribute under the direction of your mentor to the development of open source projects such as the Eclipse Advanced Visualization Project and the Eclipse Integrated Computational Environment; collaborate on software development on other Java, C++, and Python projects; and contribute to software development activities and original research.



    • Stipend of $500 per week for full time
    • Additional travel/housing allowance, if eligible

    To be eligible, you must:

    • Be 18 years old
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5/4.0
    • Be a current undergraduate in computer science, computational science or a related discipline

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with software development methodologies, such as version control systems like Git and Subversion and knowledge of UML
    • Excellent communication and writing skills, and the ability to work on a team in a dynamic group environment as the team meets daily, practices Continuous Integration, collaborates on the source code and has regular deadlines
    • Experience using multiple languages, including the following: C/C++, Java, JavaScript, Python
    • Activity within the broader open-source software community

    If you have any questions, please contact


    The National Security Directorate at Savannah River National Laboratory seeks Postdoctoral Research Associate

    The National Security Directorate at Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) seeks highly qualified candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the field of data science, with particular interest in network identification and data visualization.

    Successful candidates will have relevant data science experience, critical thinking skills, data processing skills, and a demonstrated ability to synthesize these skills into effective experimental design, execution, and reporting.

     Eligible applicants must:

    • Be a US Citizen,
    • Have earned a Ph.D. in Business Statistics, Computer Sciences, Population Ecology, Population Medicine/Public Health/Epidemiology, Virology, Mathematics and Statistics, Analytical Chemistry, Demography, Economics, Linguistic Anthropology, Sociology (except Social Work), or related field from an accredited university or college within the last 60 months, and
    • Be capable of obtaining a security clearance.

    For the position description and to apply:

    For information on the Savannah River Nuclear Laboratory:

    Questions? Email The SRNL Postgraduate Research Associates Program is administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).


    Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program accepting applications - Deadline March 12, 2018

    The Intelligence Community (IC) Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program offers scientists and engineers from a wide variety of disciplines unique opportunities to conduct research in a wide range of topics relevant to the Intelligence Community.

    The research is conducted by the postdocs, while working in partnership with a research advisor and collaborating with an advisor from the Intelligence Community. In partnership with the research advisor, the postdoc composes and submits a technical proposal that responds to a research opportunity identified at:

    Award Details: 

    • Annual stipends range from $75,000 to $79,000, depending on research location.
    • Annual travel budget of up to $6,000
    • Appointments for two years, and option to extend for a third year
    • Host institutions receive an annual laboratory budget of up to $5,000.
    • Research advisors receive a $10,000 stipend and an annual travel budget of up to $2,000.

    Postdoc Eligibility: U.S. citizenship required; Ph.D. received within five years of the application deadline

    Application Deadline: March 12, 2018

    For additional program information, please visit:

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    The Young Innovative Investigator Program - Deadline April 25, 2018

    The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS<>) at the University of Connecticut (UConn), a cross university translational institute led by Dr. Cato T. Laurencin, is pleased to announce an exciting research opportunity.


    The Young Innovative Investigator Program (YIIP) is now accepting applications

    YIIP provides academic training to underrepresented minority students who have an interest in graduate studies in biological and biomedical science and the pursuit of careers as physicians and academic scientists. By fulfilling the program requirements, YIIP Scholars will acquire the expertise necessary to enter a M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or Ph.D. program.


    Important Dates

    • April 25, 2018 – YIIP Application Deadline

    • May 2018 – YIIP Scholars Announced


    For questions about YIIP (, please contact<> or 860-679-7661.