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STEM Leads Research Opportunities

July 9th, 2021
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Here is the Center for Career Development's weekly compilation of research events, opportunities, and positions, as advertised through Handshake. Click here for additional Career Development tools/resources. Feel free to contact the Center for Career Development if you have any questions regarding the opportunities listed below or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research if you have other questions about doing research.


Summer Campaign Job Opportunities - Fund for Public Interest (nationwide)

  • Educate and engage citizens on pressing issues  like stopping plastic pollution, or getting pesticides out of our food supply.
  • Build membership and raise money for environmental and social change groups.
  • Seeking hard-working individuals with a passion for social change to fill citizen outreach and field manager positions ·   

STEM Content Provider - Numerade (virtual)

  • Numerade's mission is to close the educational opportunity gap by unlocking and democratizing access to extraordinary educators.
  • Flexible, remote and paid internship opportunity. 
  • Develop STEM content for middle school and high school students.

Entry-Level Roles

Professional Development Program – Chemical Engineering (2022) - BASF, Florham Park, NJ

  • Application open to chemical engineering majors earning degree May 2021 - August 2022.
  • 24-month cross-functional program with three 8-month rotations in various technical areas, including: Manufacturing/Operations, Corporate Engineering, Ecology and Safety, Maintenance, and Research and Development (R&D)
  • Upon your completion of the program, you may be offered direct placement within the organization in a variety of disciplines in engineering and production.

Manufacturing Engineer - Blue Origin, Merritt Island, FL

  • Translate engineering intent, drawings, and configurations into fully functional hardware ready for test, qualification, and flight
  • Bachelor of Science in mechanical, manufacturing, industrial or aerospace engineering (other relevant fields may apply) from an accredited university

Materials Engineering Rotational Program (2022) - Charter Steel, Cleveland, OH

  • Develop a broad understanding of the overall operations and how critical materials engineering and quality are to the overall business
  • Develop a diversified knowledge of multiple metallurgical/technical functions

Associate Scientist - Estee Lauder Companies, Melville, NY

  • Entry level research position working on setting raw material specifications, through analytical testing, on new ingredients coming through the innovation pipeline to ensure they comply with corporate and global regulatory requirements
  • Daily analysis will include physical and chemical testing using wet chemistry techniques and analytical instrumentation.
  • Also responsible for data entry, documentation and informing appropriate personnel of critical issues when necessary. 

Project Engineer - Johnson Controls, Largo, FL

  • Johnson Controls focuses on efficiency, controls, and automation to make your world more sustainable
  • Coordinate engineering design and order processing activities related to standard and special quote customer HVAC orders
  • Assist with engineering design and process changes for legacy HVAC products

Salt Lake Operations Acceleration Rotational Leadership Program - Stryker, Salt Lake City, UT

  • Accelerate career progression in manufacturing operations and leadership
  • Develop into a world-class engineer in neurovascular product lines through challenging rotational assignments across the manufacturing site
  • 2-year program with 8-month rotations.

Research and Fellowship Positions

(NJ ACTS) Workforce Development Core Fall 2021 Clinical Research Internships (remote)

  • Paid internship, funded by the NIH, approx. 15 hrs/week with flexible scheduling.
  • Attend virtual meetings, submit written project, and present findings at end of program
  • Applications due July 15

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program - U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC

  • Conduct research on relevant topics to building energy efficiency including international, national and local policies, market barriers, and technologies
  • Join team focused on accelerating the pace of innovation in technologies for both existing buildings and new construction

Nuclear Engineering (NE) Research Assistant - U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC

  • Research and document state, local government, utility, and public utility commission policies and best practices  
  • Interface with program offices to learn how they execute NE's mission through the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects
  • Present at technical conferences and events to solicit stakeholder feedback on program activities

Virtual Tissue Models [Full-time] Internship - U.S. EPA, Research Triangle Park, NC

  • Research project addresses critical cellular events in tissue fusion in human embryonic development that are susceptible to disruption
  • Involves culture of human primary tissue-derived cells in 2D and in 3D culture and monitoring of their growth and activity over time
  • Various assays may be performed to provide information regarding cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, cell viability and immunocytochemical analysis of proteins

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