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I am writing you today because the US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is announcing a funding opportunity for new wild horse and burro related research partnerships with universities, other federal, state, or local agencies, tribal, or non-governmental organizations. Please share this message with colleagues in and outside of your institution.
The BLM is seeking research proposals from scientists who can develop new research projects that support the goals outlined in its 2021 Strategic Research Plan, and described in a related blog post. The process for proposal submission is different for non-federal, as opposed to federal researchers. Federal researchers should respond to the Request for Proposals for Federal Agencies: Wild Horse and Burro Research, and non-federal researchers should respond to the parallel Notice of Funding Opportunity Announcement (NOFO): L22AS00069; Wild Horse and Burro Research for non-federal researchers. All qualifying proposals will be evaluated by scientific review panels, composed of external peer reviewers. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2022.
Because of the need for more effective population growth suppression, the BLM’s top research priority remains the development of safe, practical, effective and long-lasting fertility control methods for wild horses and burros. The BLM’s secondary research priority is to improve understanding of the relationship between wild horses and burros and their environment, including how climate change will impact management and protection.
The BLM is not funding other, lower priority, wild horse and burro research topics at this time. Those include estimating herd size and demographic modeling; population genetics; animal health, handling and welfare; private care placement; and the human dimension (socio-economic) of wild horse and burro management. However, the BLM accepts unsolicited research proposals at any time. Unsolicited proposals addressing those or any other topics are typically evaluated by a technical team, which solicits external peer review as needed; unsolicited projects are approved based on merit, responsiveness to agency management needs, and available funding.
Thank you for considering this opportunity, and sharing with any colleagues, as appropriate.
Paul Griffin, Ph.D.
BLM Wild Horse and Burro Program
2150 Centre Ave. Building C
Fort Collins, CO 80526 USA
(970) 631-4808 (mobile / pandemic)
(970) 226-9358 (office)
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Join us on November 17th, 2021 at 5:00 pm PST, for the CRA Life Sciences Information Session & Case Discussion . This is an event for Ph.D. students to connect with us to learn more about our company, learn about career opportunities in consulting, and features a case discussion in interactive breakout groups to discuss how CRA approaches designing its research methodology for client projects. This is an excellent opportunity to network with our consultants through breakout rooms and learn more about the day to day life as a Consulting Associate at CRA. Please feel free to share this event with interested parties.
This event is geared towards students who are:
While we encourage applications from across the US and Canada, we will be recruiting for full-time roles for our San Francisco office during this event.
Register here! CRA Life Sciences Information Session & Case Discussion
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out. We hope to see you there!
CRA Recruitment Team
We’re always looking for great talent!
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Interested in an opportunity to contribute to research that is being conducted to learn more about the experiences on campus of LGBTQIA+ grad students, professional students and staff?
Participation would involve a 15-minute demographic survey and an interview.
To express interest and/or ask questions, please contact Kait Murray at email@example.com
Post-Doctoral Fellow Position
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Education: Doctorate of Philosophy Required
Background (preferred): Immunology, Diabetes, Stem Cell Biology, Transplantation
Preferred Skills: flow cytometry, cytotoxicity assays, mixed lymphocyte culture and other immunological
assays, stem cell culture, humanized mice, transplantation procedure in rodents and rodent handling,
immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence microscopy
Duties: Design and execute studies related to the primary research focus and funded projects. The proposed
research examines the potential beneficial effects of genetic modifications of human pluripotent stem cell-
derived islet organoids and how these modifications and established cells lines might be cloaked from attack
by an allogeneic immune system, using both cell culture assays and after transplantation into humanized mice.
These studies seek to define what modifications may promote protection from destructive immune
mechanisms and support the concept that genome editing of stem cells for therapeutic benefit.
The following basic job description involves:
1. Study design
2. Data collection (behavioral and tissue/molecular)
3. Data analyses (behavioral, microscopy, bench work, statistical)
4. Prepare manuscripts
5. Write grants
6. Present findings at local and scientific meetings
7. Mentor students (undergraduate, graduate)
The Division of Transplantation and Odorico Lab (https://www.surgery.wisc.edu/research/researchers-
labs/odorico/) is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic post-doctoral fellow with excellent communication
Please email your Cover Letter and CV to the following:
Jon S. Odorico, MD, FACS, FAST
Wisconsin Institutes of Medical Research
UW Transplant Center
H4/756 Clinical Science Center
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792
For graduate students and postdocs from historically excluded/marginalized populations:
Virtual Graduate Student Community Dinner
5:30 pm, every Tuesday
The goal of the biweekly Community Dinners is to engage in social interactions in an effort to make UC Davis feel more like home. Specifically, the environment is relaxed and inviting and meant to be an opportunity for students and postdocs to rejuvenate and build lasting connections.
How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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