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NSF Powerpoints from the Missouri Transect Annual Meeting

Friday, September 16, 2016

 

 

Missouri EPSCoR Track-1 Program, Missouri Transect, held its second Annual Meeting on the Missouri University of Science & Technology (MST) campus in Rolla on September 14-15, 2016.  Dr. Rebecca Kruse attended the proceedings on September 14 to give presentations on NSF funding opportunities for junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

Rebecca Kruse Bio

Dr. Rebecca Kruse is a Program Director for the Division of Research on Learning in Formal & Informal Settings (in Educational and Human Resources). Rebecca currently serves the Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12), STEM+Computing Partnerships (STEM+C), and Promoting Research & Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME) programs. Rebecca also manages NSF’s participation in the interagency Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program and supports EHR’s program evaluation and monitoring activities. Rebecca’s prior work included development, research, and evaluation of projects and programs that support STEM education across age groups, learning settings, and community contexts. Rebecca has contributed to numerous projects funded by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the state of Louisiana. Rebecca holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and conducted post-doctoral work in science education at San Diego State University’s Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Education. Recent positions include Evaluation Director for the Army Educational Outreach Program Cooperative Agreement (led by Virginia Tech) and Science Educator at Biological Sciences Curriculum Study.

NSF Presentations given on September 14, 2016 at the Missouri Transect Annual Meeting in Rolla, MO

National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities Presentation given on September 15, 2016 at the University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Postdoc Position at Saint Louis University

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Remote Sensing and Earth System Modeling

The Center for Sustainability seeks a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in remote sensing and earth system modeling whose experience and career goals connect to themes broadly defined as climate change and food security, drought and agricultural productivity. The position is anticipated to be a two year appointment. The individual selected should have strong technical remote sensing and modeling skills and the ability to bridge modeling and remote sensing to study climate change effects (drought, ozone) on Midwestern United States agriculture. The fellow is expected to have a strong desire and ability for publication and funded research proposal submission. The fellow will work on the Missouri Transect project with a team of trans-disciplinary researchers whose research overlaps in the areas of climate change, agricultural productivity, hyperspectral remote sensing, and/or regional water quality. Responsibilities include conducting remote sensing research, submit research proposals, and publish research results.

For more information, visit the job announcement here: https://jobs.slu.edu/postings/10162

Job Announcements at the Danforth Center

Monday, May 9, 2016

Dr. Malia Gehan’s lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is looking to fill two positions: a postdoctoral position and lab technician position. See the details for each position below. Applications should be sent to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org.

Lab Technician Opportunity:
The Gehan lab (http://www.gehan-lab.org/) is looking to add an enthusiastic and creative fulltime Laboratory Technician / Laboratory Manager (40 hours / week). The position would mainly focus on research, but also include some managerial tasks like ordering supplies. Therefore good organizational skills, the desire to work in a team, and the ability to communicate are essential for this position. An ideal applicants might have experience in media making, sterile techniques, and basic plant care.

The Gehan laboratory actively engages the community through outreach and education activities, and lab members are encouraged to participate in mentoring and teaching programs. The position is renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a current CV, list of at least three contacts for recommendation. Please email all application materials to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org with the subject line ‘Gehan Lab’.

The international, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center (http://www.danforthcenter.org/) offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical and 403B matching. The Danforth Center is currently ranked in the top ten of places to work in scientific research, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.

Postdoctoral Opportunity:
The Gehan lab (http://www.gehan-lab.org/) is looking to add an enthusiastic and creative postdoctoral researcher to work on mechanisms of temperature stress in grasses and pseudocereals. Ideal candidates would have recently obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell, developmental, genetics, genomics, molecular biology, plant biology, plant physiology, or other related field. Candidates with interest or experience in highthroughput plant phenomics or bioinformatics are highly encouraged to apply.

The Gehan laboratory actively engages the community through outreach and education activities, and lab members are encouraged to participate in mentoring and teaching programs. The position is renewable upon satisfactory performance and availability of funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Candidates should provide a current CV, list of at least three contacts for recommendation, and a cover letter that includes a statement of past research experience, an outline of future research objectives, and career goals. Please email all application materials to careers [at] danforthcenter [dot] org with the subject line ‘Gehan Lab’.

The international, inclusive, and interdisciplinary research environment at the Danforth Center (http://www.danforthcenter.org/) offers an excellent opportunity for career development. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience, and the Danforth Center offers an excellent benefits package including medical and 403B matching. The Danforth Center is currently ranked in the top ten of places to work in scientific research, and the St. Louis region is a rich environment to work and live.

Registration Open for Danforth Center Fall Symposium

Event date(s): Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to Friday, September 28, 2018
Location: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N Warson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63132


The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center will host its 19th Annual Fall Symposium in Saint Louis, Missouri Wednesday, September 26, through Friday September 28, 2018.  The theme, “Bioengineering:  Synthetic Circuits to Sustainable Agriculture”, is particularly timely as the progressive integration of synthetic and designed biological systems is transforming biology and agriculture in the St. Louis region and beyond.

This symposium will focus on engineering plant, microbial, and ecological systems to deliver sustainable and novel solutions for agriculture; the introduction of novel pathways and traits; and the production of new biomolecules.  We will also feature several speakers who are developing novel tools and technologies to introduce synthetic circuits into microbial and plant systems.  Work in these areas will be highlighted in the context of recent advances in engineered biology at the level of pathways, organelles, organisms, and ecosystems.

Registration now open – click here

Early bird discounts for postdocs through August 24, 2018

Travel Awards available through August 24, 2018

Poster Contest - $200 to each of the three top posters

Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting

Event date(s): Friday, February 23, 2018
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites Columbia (at the University of Missouri), 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201


Mark your calendars for Friday, February 23, 2018 for the Missouri Transect All-Hands Meeting.  Researchers will have a chance to come together to collaborate on Missouri Transect research.  There will also be a student evening workshop on February 22 (dinner provided) on “Our Role as Scientists in the Media."  All events will be held at the Hampton Inn in Columbia, MO.  All students traveling into Columbia and in need of a hotel room will be required to share a room.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu if you need help finding a roommate or for any other questions regarding the meeting.

RSVP Here: https://goo.gl/forms/ZRwmIkBil96n17Zw1

 

HOTEL DETAILS

There is a room block available on the night of February 22 at the Hampton Inn and Suites for anyone traveling to Columbia for the All-Hands meeting and/or Student workshop.  Contact Emily Haghighi, haghighie [at] missouri [dot] edu, to be added to the rooming list.

The hotel address is: 1225 Fellow's Place Boulevard, Columbia, Missouri, 65201

Travel expenses will be covered for any participants without a travel budget.

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