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Graduate Programs and Career Opportunities

Many of our students continue their studies in graduate school.  Here are some current opportunities for graduate school programs:

  • Master of Science in Chemical Sciences at Kennesaw State University

    The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences (MSCB) is a thesis-based program with tracks in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The MSCB offers a flexible curriculum, individually tailored to the student’s background and research interests. The program is 33-credit-hours of coursework with research opportunities in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry, from synthetic organic chemistry to enzymology. This program is designed to allow students to complete course work and thesis research within two academic years. Qualified students admitted to the program will be awarded a teaching assistantship, helping to instruct undergraduate students in general chemistry lab classes. This award includes a tuition waiver and a stipend of $12,000 for the first 10 months in the program.

  • Master of Professional Science (MPS) at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

    The Master of Professional Science(MPS) is an accelerated, graduate degree at the University of Miami, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, intended for students who want to generate innovative solutions to marine, coastal, and climate related issues.  Students enrolled in this program are exposed to a unique, multidisciplinary curriculum, including science theory, field and laboratory training, legal and regulatory knowledge, communication and media training, and the development of project management skills, designed to prepare them to address environmental challenges as future global leaders.Now accepting applications for Fall 2017 admission. Application deadline is June 1, 2017. 
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- Department of Materials Science & Engineering

    The UT Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers MS and PhD degrees in materials science and engineering with concentrations in materials, metallurgy, polymers, nanomaterials, biomaterials, and energy science & engineering.  The Department has Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA), Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAssoc), Graduate Assistants (GA) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRA) openings in which students usually receive a waiver of maintenance fees and tuition. Assistantships also provide student health insurance.

  • The Pediatric Oncology Education program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. The POE home page https://www.stjude.org/POE contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2017 application materials is February 1, 2017. 

  • Missouri S & T Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering Programs

    There are many graduate opportunities in the MAE Department. In addition to PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, including direct PhD degrees for students holding a bachelor’s degree, we offer MS degrees (thesis and non-thesis) in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering. You can find out more information about the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering graduate programs, respectively, at http://mae.mst.edu/mechanicalengineering/mechanicalengineeringgraduate/, http://mae.mst.edu/aerospaceengineering/aerospaceengineeringgraduate/, and http://mae.mst.edu/manufacturingengineering/

    We are currently soliciting applications for the Mathews and Kaiser Graduate Fellowships
    Successful applicants will receive a 50% appointment ($2040/month), full tuition and fees ($10,000), and a Mathews or Kaiser Fellowship worth an additional $2500/year to pursue their PhD. This financial package is worth over $37,000/year. The Chancellor’s Distinguished Fellowship (http://grad.mst.edu/funding/cd_fellowship/) is also available. This Fellowship included a yearly stipend of $28,000, full tuition and fees, and an annual research conference travel allowance of $1250. This financial package is worth over $39,000/year.

  • Sentara RMH School of Medical Laboratory Science Programs:

    The Sentara RMH School of Histotechnology is a one year program.  The program includes six months of lecture and student labs, followed by six months of rotation through hospital histology labs.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the ASCP HTL Certification Exam.  There is a severe national shortage of Histotechnologists, and many of our graduates have jobs before graduation.  The prerequisites for admission to the program include:  a bachelor’s degree, 30 semester hours in chemistry and biology with a minimum of 12 hours in each, at least one college level math class, and at least a 2.5 GPA. More information about the program can be found on our website.

    The Sentara RMH School of Medical Laboratory Science is also a one year program.  The program includes six months of lecture and student labs, followed by six months of rotation through all departments in the clinical laboratory.  Graduates of the program will be eligible to take the ASCP MLS Certification Exam.  We are proud to note that our graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the exam for the last 17 years!  The prerequisites for admission to the program include:  a bachelor’s degree, 16 semester hours of biology including microbiology and immunology, 16 semester hours of chemistry including organic and biochemistry, and at least a 2.6 GPA. More information about the program can be found on our website.

  • Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University -- Graduate Research Assistantships

    The Center for Sustainability at Saint Louis University is seeking applications for graduate-level research assistantships.  Assistantships are for two years and include tuition scholarships and a monthly stipend.  The programs begin in August 2016.  The deadline to apply is December 31, 2015. For more information go to sustainability.slu.edu

  • The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb)

    Find Answers to Your Grad School Questions! Choosing a graduate school? Need to know who's doing research in your area of interest? Find the answers in DGRweb. DGRweb, a free online resource. No subscription is needed!DGRweb 2014, the searchable online version of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Directory of Graduate Research (DGRweb), is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in North America. With the DGRweb you can search for faculty, institutions, and research experiences for undergraduates. 

  • Master of Biomedical Science with a concentration in Laboratory Research and Management (MSLRM) 

    This program is currently offered by The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) in Memphis. The mission of this 16-month 35-credit program is to train qualified individuals in the advanced technical, managerial, and administrative skills required to be a Senior Research Assistant, leading to Lab Manager in basic and translational biomedical research laboratories in the academic, government and private biotech sectors. Graduates of this program will help fulfill the local and national need for experienced, highly skilled technical staff that is essential to the success of biomedical research. More information about this program can be found at the MSLRM homepage:  http://cghs.uthsc.edu/Programs/BCLRMMO.php. 
There are a variety of career options for our graduates. Here are a few opportunities you might be interested in:
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      • ORNL Computational Biologist – Job Positions Open for Recent Bachelor’s Graduates and Master’s GraduatesThe Plant Microbial Interfaces (PMI) and the Bioenergy Science Center (BESC) programs at ORNL are looking for Computational Biologists at the post-bachelor’s and post-master’s levels to assist with supercomputing projects focused on analyzing and modeling complex biological systems. Full-time, one year position (with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding). Must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computational biology, mathematics, statistics, computer science, chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, or a related STEM field. Must have extensive experience in computer programming, a record of productive research demonstrated by publications, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Will be involved with the analysis of OMICs data, computer programming, statistics, mathematics, network analysis, and high performance computing for PMI/BESC large-scale computational biology systems projects.Access the full position description and application for recent B.S. graduates here:http://orau.org/ornl/postbachelors/description.aspx?JobId=19410Access the full position description and application for recent M.S. graduates here:http://orau.org/ornl/post-masters/description.aspx?JobId=19409

      • ORNL Software Engineer – Job Positions Open for Recent Bachelor’s Graduates and Master’s Graduates
      • The Environmental Data Sciences and Systems Group at ORNL is looking for Software Engineers at the post-bachelor’s and post-master’s levels to assist with linking advanced informatics and computer science to data management and distribution in the Earth, climate and environmental sciences. Full-time, two year position (with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding). Must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or a related field, with a background in software development. Must have strong software development, informatics, database management, and system design knowledge, as well as experience in one or more computer programming languages, such as Java, Python, PHP, C, R, MatLab, etc.Will be involved with various software development and applied data management activities that support projects in Earth Sciences Informatics, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement project, and other DOE projects.Access the full position description and application for recent B.S. graduates here: 
http://orau.org/ornl/postbachelors/description.aspx?JobId=19415
         Access the full position description and application for recent M.S. graduates here: 
http://orau.org/ornl/post-masters/description.aspx?JobId=19413
  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has job openings for recent bachelor’s and master’s graduates interested in quantitative ecology.  

    Quantitative Ecologist – Post Bachelor’s Associate -- 
    Successful candidates will support quantitative ecology research which seeks to understand how hydropower and bioenergy influence fish and wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork in East Tennessee. Find the full job description and application here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/126

    Quantitative Ecologist – Post Master’s Associate  -- 
    Successful candidates will support quantitative ecology research which seeks to understand how hydropower and bioenergy influence fish and wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Big South Fork in East Tennessee. Find the full job description and application here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1262

  • Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has job openings for recent bachelor’s and master’s graduates interested in software engineering.  

    Software Engineering – Post Bachelor’s Associate -- Successful candidates will significantly contribute to the design, development, implementation, documentation, and delivery of new software capabilities for the Bellerophon Environment Analysis of Materials (BEAM) project at ORNL. Find the full job description and application here: https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1545

    Software Engineering – Post Master’s Associate -- Successful candidates will significantly contribute to the design, development, implementation, documentation, and delivery of new software capabilities for the Bellerophon Environment Analysis of Materials (BEAM) at ORNL. Find the full job description and application here:https://www.zintellect.com/Posting/Details/1546

  • Monarch Outreach SpecialistThe National Wildlife Federation's (NWF) South Central Regional office, located in Austin, TX seeks an energetic, focused and motivated individual to assist with the implementation of our Monarch Urban Outreach Program, which will build capacity within targeted cities in the monarch butterfly central flyway to take appropriate, effective action on behalf of monarch butterfly recovery.

  • Nashville Teaching Fellows Nashville Teaching Fellows are accomplished professionals and recent graduates from all academic backgrounds who commit to becoming exceptional teachers in Nashville’s highest-need schools.  With hands-on training, Fellows develop the skills to hit the ground running on day one and continue improving for years to come. Great teachers have a huge and lasting impact on students’ lives, and students grappling with the challenges of poverty need great teachers most.