Friday, April 16th
4/16/2021: 4:30-5:30 PM PT– John Dueber is a bioengineering professor that focuses on engineering metabolic pathways into microbes to produce chemicals of interest. His lab is particularly interested in finding ways to gain control over metabolic and signaling pathways in a programmable way. If you’re interested in cutting edge synthetic biology research and want to learn more, come out to this coffee chat with BioE Professor, Professor Dueber! You and a small group of 5-6 other students will get the opportunity to discuss biomaterials and any other questions of interest with Professor Dueber.
The first eight students who sign up for each chat will be placed on the list of attendees and will receive further information, regarding the event, through an email. Anyone who signs up after will be placed on the waitlist and will be contacted if space opens up. Thank you for your interest!
Job at new UCSF institute for recent grad:
This is a position with the Lim Lab and the newly-founded UCSF Cell Design Institute (CDI). The CDI is focused on developing novel cell engineering technologies and creating the next generation of cellular therapies. We are engaged in basic and translational partnerships with research groups at UCSF to develop engineered immune cell therapeutics and prepare them for the clinic. We use cutting-edge approaches in cell engineering and synthetic biology to develop smart immune cells designed to recognize and kill cancer cells. We are seeking a Jr. Specialist who will assist a team of scientists in the performance of laboratory and investigative procedures by performing a variety of experimental techniques such as PCR, plasmid prep and purification, molecular cloning, cell culture (cell lines and primary cells), flow cytometry, and ELISA-like assays. The successful candidate should be able to learn new cell biological assays and execute them as necessary. Requirements include Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related field or four years of relevant research experience. Knowledge of Immunology is preferable but not required. The successful candidate should have at least 1 year of laboratory experience that involved relevant techniques outlined above.
Knowledge/Understanding/Skills & Abilities:
- Generally experienced in job duties and in the principles and practices associated with those duties with an understanding of the underlying scientific principles.
- Ability to draft routine reports and keep accurate records of work performed.
- Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.
- Able to learn complex tasks with general instruction. Able to use experience to perform a variety of new techniques. Candidates must meet the qualifications at the time of hire. Candidate’s CV and/or cover letter must state basic qualification (or if pending) upon submission.
This is a highly unique learning and research experience. Candidates must be highly motivated, responsible and organized.
Interested in getting started in health advocacy? Want to make a change in the causes you care about? Come join the California Health Professional Student Alliance at Berkeley in our Spring 2021 Health Policy and Legislative Action Week (April 12-17), centered around People, Policy, and Equity. We’ve partnered with a number of public health groups at UC Berkeley to offer daily events covering reproductive rights, universal healthcare, Black women disparities in healthcare, aging and dementia, and more! Our activities culminate in the ActivateU Conference, where you can hear directly from community members involved in driving changes in our healthcare system!Learn more about each event and register at cahpsa.berkeley.edu or tiny
Join oSTEM for a session with Micron Technology, Monday, April 12, 7 p.m., during which they will share what Micron does, in general and in terms of equity and inclusion within their company! Learn about their LGBTQ+ ERG (employee resource group), followed by a panel discussion. Zoom link.
Out for Undergrad (O4U), invites high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates to their four, industry-specific conferences (Engineering, Tech, Marketing, and Business) where you’ll learn to navigate the nuances of a diverse corporate climate. In providing you with these resources, O4U helps transform your professional skills, careers, and ultimately lives. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are available on the O4U webpage.
Check out the Healthy Engineering Assistance Resources tool, a fully interactive table filled with health related resources such as mental health, sexual assault, and substance abuse.
The College of Engineering is hosting auditions for the 2021 commencement student speakers. In order to be eligible to participate, you must be graduating fall 2020, spring 2021, or summer 2021. You must register by April 14 and then submit a video and your written speech by April 23.
COVID-19 QUARANTINE MYOPIA RESEARCH STUDY
You are invited to participate in a study evaluating the effects of shelter-in-place behavior on nearsightedness (myopia), conducted by Dr. Christine Wildsoet and Dr. Elise Harb at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Optometry.
The study involves 1-2 10-15 minute questionnaires over 1 year.
For your participation in this study, you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five $25 Visa gift cards!
If you are an undergraduate student enrolled at UC Berkeley between the ages of 18-35 and would like to participate, fill out the first survey by using the following link: https://berkeley.qualtrics.
If you have any questions, contact: Elizabeth Gove at email@example.com
Research assistant position in Carolyn Bertozzi’s Stanford lab:
Full time, 1 year contract position for BS graduate.
Unsure about how to choose between graduate school and going into industry? Join the BMES Graduate School vs. Industry Panel on Friday, April 16 7-8:30 pm PDT to hear from panelists from various backgrounds across the academia to industry spectrum about their experiences pursuing a PhD, working in industry, and their current pursuits and plans. During the panel, you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions to panelists during the Q&A portion. RSVP and get the Zoom link right after filling out the form: tinyurl.com/PhDvsIndustry
Voice of Specially Abled People (VOSAP) is seeking students with an interest in pursuing research within the disability sector. Apply for a research internship before April 15 by filling out an application or email for more information.
The Student Learning Center (SLC) knows these next few weeks can be especially heavy with paper deadlines, and you do not need not to go it alone. Whether you’re working on a specific project or just needing a partner to plan with, count on the SLC for community and conversation. They emphasize that you do not need to have anything written down in order to see them! They are here to help make the most of each assignment, strategize long-term, and explore the support you have in each another.
Visit their website for complete service details and reach out through email with any questions.
At Out for Undergrad (O4U), we invite high-achieving LGBTQ+ undergraduates to our four, industry-specific conferences (Engineering, Tech, Marketing, and Business) where they learn to navigate the nuances of a diverse corporate climate. In providing them with these resources, we help transform their professional skills, careers, and ultimately lives. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are available on the O4U webpage: www.outforundergrad.org/apply.
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University invites prospective graduate students to apply to its Master of Science in biomedical engineering program.
- Close collaborations with VCU Medical Center
- Both thesis and non-thesis options
- GRE waived for Fall 2021 applicants
Deadline is June 15, 2021
We are pleased to add an additional tool for Berkeley Engineering students to use: a one-year subscription to the premium version of Calm, one of several wellness apps designed to reduce stress, clear the mind and improve sleep.
What is SMDP?
The one year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse students (Baccalaureate, Master or Ph.D.) and early career researchers with industry mentors who work at companies in the medical technology, biotechnology and consumer healthcare industries.
With their mentors, Scholars attend a 5-day training session to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. They also attend a major industry conference.
Apply by April 11
The Myopia Research Group in UC Berkeley’s Optometry & Vision Science Department is currently recruiting healthy participants between the ages of 18-24 years old for a study titled, Visual Stimulus Therapy (VST) for Myopia Control. This study will involve up to 2-3 visits. To thank you for your participation, you will be compensated $20 per visit. During each visit, you will be asked to view a video for one hour. Some non-invasive, routine clinical measurements will be acquired before and after the viewing session. If you are interested in participating in this study or for more information on the study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
An alumnus is recruiting a summer intern in the In Vitro Technologies group at Triple Ring Technologies!
Apply now: https://tripleringtech.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2283tp8pwjh
The $2,000 prize is awarded annually and is open to all Berkeley undergraduate students with a sophomore or higher standing, regardless of gender, race, creed, or national origin.
TECH SCEnE – Technology, Science, and Community Engagement in Engineering is a unique undergraduate research program.
The program combines engineering research with direct community involvement and impact.
Each project will team the students with mentors at Michigan Tech and the Natural Resources Department at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community.
Projects include water quality testing for heavy metal contamination, smart adhesives for underwater applications, underwater sensor networks for long-term monitoring, simulating daylight for hatcheries and nanofiber manufacturing for personal protective equipment and filters.
Hands-on laboratory experience and field visits to the beautiful lake shores of the Keweenaw Bay and Lake Superior.
Applications due May 1
Let’s Talk: Mindfulness Meditation | Thursday, Apr. 15, 2:15–3:30 p.m.
This highly experiential workshop will demonstrate how Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction techniques increase performance, reduce stress and help you reach personal and academic goals. Tips for maintaining a healthy brain will also be offered. Register online.
Personalized Medicine Inc. is developing a fully-integrated vital sign monitoring system for the hospital setting. Our team is working on the software and hardware development for a first-generation prototype. We are seeking a highly-motivated R&D intern for a paid, remote position starting in April and extending through the summer. As an intern, you will learn and develop skills related to medical device development as part of a cross-functional team.
● Work directly with senior engineers to support the prototyping, assembly, and testing of electromechanical systems.
● Design and execute experiments to evaluate device performance with hands-on verification and validation testing under minimal supervision.
● Effectively document and communicate literature reviews and experimental results.
● Contribute to data analysis and present findings regularly at group meetings.
● An undergraduate student working towards a degree in bioengineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or related field.
● Preferably with prior research or internship experience.
● Ability to understand, analyze, and troubleshoot complex systems.
● Effective oral and written communication.
If interested, please send a resume/CV to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
An alumna sends us news that there are multiple open positions at all levels in the Biochemistry and Bioprocess Development departments; see https://codexis.applytojob.com/apply/
Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Open to all Engineers: https://me.berkeley.edu/resources/virtual-career-panel-series/
The series will cover a broad variety of industry careers available to engineering graduates, with the aim of providing an open forum to students. Topics covered may include daily life, technical skills, career development and job search strategies, and finding passion. The career panel will take place on Fridays 1-2 p.m. via Zoom. There will be a different topic every week from February 5 to April 30 (excluding spring break).
The dynamic team of intake staff and Peer Academic Counselors (PACs) are available to support students through the EOP/USP Virtual Community Space. Students can meet with an EOP Counselor through their pre-scheduled appointments or by booking a same-day appointment starting at 9 a.m., Monday-Thursday. Visit their spring virtual programming website to connect with events and workshops throughout the semester. They are also excited to announce the continued EOP satellite advising, featuring 12 campus departments that offer dedicated appointments for EOP students on a weekly basis.
We understand that times are difficult and that taking care of your mental health is especially important right now. There is a new daily texting program, StayWell at Home, that will provide tips on managing the stress of social distancing and stay home orders. Sign up here for English language texts or Spanish language texts.
The Center for Access to Engineering Excellence (CAEE) is open starting today, Feb. 1. The spring semester hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Learn more online about access to the CAEE, courses that have tutors available, and tutor/student staff bios.
Have questions about course selection, research, clubs, double majors/simultaneous degrees and minors, campus resources, completing forms, and/or general survival tips at UC Berkeley? Drop-in at the ESS virtual front desk to see our ESS peer advisers! They are available online Monday – Friday. Check out their hours or learn more about them online.
For full details, including the online directory of this year’s attendees, login to Handshake. Student registration opens 1 week prior to each fair. Employer information is updated up to the day of the fair – be sure to check frequently.
Spring Semester 2021 Fairs & Forums
|Diversity Career & Internship Fair||March 10, 12-4pm|
|Nonprofit, Education, & Public Service Career Fair||March 11, 12-4pm|
|Summer Internship & Career Fair||April 14, 12-5pm|
The College of Engineering would like to do all we can to lower barriers to student success brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. To this end, the college established the COE Student Emergency Needs Fund to assist COE undergraduate and graduate engineering students encountering sudden, unexpected financial hardships.
COE Undergraduate students: Emergency needs application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScpYm075AlFm_ZF-7Yarkc5-y8l7_N6KjTuPU6Nckx4VnJrwQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
COE Graduate students: Emergency needs application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKRsnMPA0UEK6oN0iFXymdHbzHd_qMgpDDlGO4aR8CUDolIw/viewform
Cases will be evaluated we will prioritize requests from students who have exhausted all other resources including loans. Filling out this emergency funding application does not guarantee funding. If you are granted funding, documentation may be required for financial aid records. Undergraduate students will receive a response within seven days. Please note it could take longer to receive funding.
There are a number of resources on campus to help:
Berkeley Basic Needs: The Basic Needs Holistic Support Application is designed to provide short-term emergency financial support for needs that can not be met by other financial resources including Basic Needs Center (BNC) and FASO services. Students who have emergency needs and limited financial resources will be prioritized. Students may apply for short-term emergency support across: 1) rental assistance; 2) food assistance; and 3) housing security deposit
Short Term Emergency Loans: The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office offers short-term emergency loans to graduate and undergraduate students. These interest-free loans are designed to help students meet unanticipated expenses directly related to the cost of education.
Technology Access Program: If you are a UCB graduate, professional, or undergraduate student without the resources you need to engage in the online environment, please complete an application for a free loan of hardware from the Student Technology Equity Program (STEP)
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