Oak Ridge Associated Universities

When it comes to advancing your skills in one of the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, hands-on opportunities to do real-world research are invaluable. The Maryland office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers research participation programs through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) that allow senior scientists; faculty; high school, bachelor's, master's and doctoral students; and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience. Participants engage in projects and activities at U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and research facilities worldwide. These programs provide a flow of qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in current research and development activities related to our DOD's critical missions.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities West Point, NY, United States
Dec 18, 2017
The Environmental Management Participation Program for the U.S. Army Environmental Command (USAEC) provides opportunities to participate in USAEC on-going applied research and development projects, and environmental technology demonstration projects at Army installations worldwide. Project areas include Environmental Compliance and Planning, Cultural Resources, Natural Resources, Range Management, and Geographical Information Systems.   HOW TO APPLY: www.orau.org/Maryland Select 'Search Open Projects' Keyword Search "AEC' to view all open projects BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ORISE PROGRAM Selected Fellows/Researchers will have the opportunity to perform research on topics of interest to the U.S. Government and to interact with leading scientists performing research and/or advising at the sponsor. The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world <x{(}>(i.e., operational) needs. Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems. Other benefits may include the following: • Stipend Payments   • Health Insurance   • Inbound Relocation/Dislocation   • Training & Travel   ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS   Applicants should have recently completed a degree within five years of the desired starting date in or related discipline, or will be able to complete of all requirements for the degree within six months of the starting date. Other applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.   APPLICATION   Applications are accepted and reviewed on an ongoing basis. Selections are made as openings occur throughout the year. A complete application includes: profile, two references, and transcripts for all degrees earned and/or currently attending.   GENERAL INFORMATION   The participants will be selected based on academic records, recommendations, applied research interests and compatibility of background with applied research programs and projects at the host Installation. The initial appointment is typically for one year and may be renewed for up to four additional years based upon recommendation of the host installation and subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend which is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORAU and the host installation. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health plans are available through the ORAU for Postgraduate Internship participants.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities Columbus, GA, United States
Dec 12, 2017
Full time
The Nature Conservancy <x{(}>(TNC) located in Columbus, GA is seeking a bachelor's graduate with an educational background in Ecology, Field Biology, and/or Forestry desired. The selected candidate will be the Chattahoochee Fall Line <x{(}>(CFL) Field Biologist who will assist regular full time TNC CFL staff and local partners in implementing land management strategies to restore, enhance, and maintain the longleaf pine ecosystem and associated habitat types within the CFL landscape. Equally emphasized within the fellowship is coordination and application of habitat monitoring efforts that will measure and evaluate success of the land management approach relative to desired future conditions and guides the adaptive management approach. Given this, knowledge of the longleaf pine ecosystem is preferred, as is experience with land management strategies such as prescribed fire and skills associated with field biology are central.