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5/9/14 - Carlsbad Field Office fellowship program accepting applications

The U.S. Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for a one-year CBFO appointment with the 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.

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 bachelor of science degree 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 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 the site may be provided

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. For information about how to apply, visit http://orise.orau.gov/cbfo/applicants/applicants.html. The application deadline is 11 p.m. on May 21.

For further information, please contact Barbara Dunkin at barbara.dunkin@orau.org.

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