Monday, June 12, 2017

Wildlife/Plant Biologist Position with Redhorse

Wildlife/Plant Biologist position with Redhorse:

We have an excellent team of biologists and archaeologists working on natural and cultural resources management at Fort Irwin, as well at Edwards Air Force Base. Please let me know if you have any questions. Students can also contact me directly to discuss the position.

Lynda Arakelian, PMP, LEED GA
Environmental & Sustainability Manager
Redhorse Corporation
1370 India Street, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92101
W: (619) 241-4609 Ext 856
C: (415) 216-3018

Thesis Center Information Session (HSC) and Thesis Center Office Hours (UPC)

The Graduate School will be hosting a Thesis Center information session for students who are submitting their thesis or dissertation. The session will be about 50 minutes long. Advisors and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend.

There will be one session on Health Sciences Campus:
Wednesday June 14th, 2017 @ 12:00 PM, in MCH 256

Next week, I will be holding Thesis Center Office Hours. Office Hours will be held in the Graduate School Conference Room, in STU 301, between 6/14/17 and 6/23/17. Office Hours appointments can be scheduled on the Graduate School website, in the Graduate Events page:

If students, advisors, or faculty need one-on-one assistance with submitting to Thesis Center, these sessions will be very helpful for them.

Topics will include important information for both students and advisors, such as:
Thesis Center navigation
submission deadlines
required documentation
Finalizing publishing information with the USC Digital Library

Please pass this incredibly valuable information along to your students and faculty! There will be an opportunity for questions following the presentation. These dates and times will also be listed in myGradSchool for reference.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowships in 2018-19

We are writing share information about postdoctoral fellowship opportunities with the Fulbright US Scholar Program. We hope that you will share this message with eligible colleagues and graduate students, or recommend someone via our online referral system. We will follow up with all referred individuals, providing tailored guidance on the application process and directing them to the most appropriate awards. Highlights for the 2018-19 competition include:

Postdoctoral Fellowship to Israel

These unique and prestigious grants are open to researchers in all academic disciplines and support programs of work for up to 20 months (two academic years). Applicants may be hosted by any accredited institution of higher education or research center in Israel. To be eligible for a Fulbright fellowship beginning in 2018, candidates must have received their Ph.D. degrees no earlier than April 2015. Holders of tenure track positions are not eligible to apply. Individuals who have already begun postdoctoral research activities in Israel prior to the application date are also not eligible.

Fulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award (Junior Research) to France  (relevant to Cognitive Science and Mathematics)
The Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) is an esteemed university located in Paris, France. The first mission of the EHESS is to help young researchers acquire an international scientific background through the quality of its training, the international profiles of its professors and the quality and scope of its research. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the grantee will participate in a seminar series conducted by the associated research center. French language proficiency sufficient to complete the research project is required, and applicants must obtain their Ph.D. by June 2018 to be eligible.

Applicants are welcome to join us on May 10 at 2PM EST for our annual Fulbright Grants for Postdoctoral and Early Career Applicants webinar. You can also explore hundreds of other grant opportunities in our Catalog of Awards. Applications are due August 1, 2017.

For additional information, please contact or

Postdoc opportunities has 167 different postdoc and early career opportunities posted on the site, including postdoctoral fellowships, grants, travel awards, mentoring opportunities, and more.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Watershed Stewards Program

Watershed Stewards Program (WSP), a natural resources program, is currently recruiting 48 Members to serve in our 10.5 month program throughout California.

WSP offers exceptional training and hands-on experience for individuals interested in natural resources and watershed protection. The mission of WSP is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality scientific practices.

I have attached position descriptions for the Member and Team Leader position for our 24th program year. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Earth Sciences Colloquium | Rob Eagle Tripati from UCLA

Rob Tripati (UCLA) will be coming tomorrow to speak about "Cross-disciplinary approaches to understand the response of marine organisms to changing oceanic conditions in a high CO2 world”.

Abstract: The growth response of calcium carbonate mineralizing organisms to elevated CO2 conditions is extremely diverse. Some organisms are negatively influenced by CO2-induced seawater carbonate system perturbations and associated pH decline, producing less calcium carbonate in their shells or skeletons. Yet, other organisms are resilient and positive growth response for some species has been observed in culture experiments. Many organisms produce their shells and skeletons from an internal fluid pool that is chemically distinct from seawater. Here we address the hypothesis that an organism’s ability to regulate the pH and carbonate chemistry of their internal calcification fluid and their ability to buffer internal pH from changes in external seawater chemistry is a significant factor in the observed diversity of organismal responses to increasing CO2 conditions. To address this we combine approaches from geochemistry and cellular biology, using measurements of δ11B and pH microelectrodes to probe the calcification site pH of a range of different marine calcifying organisms cultured across a range of CO2 levels. Our data shows an extremely diverse range of isotopic and microelectrode signatures. In some cases this diversity is coupled to net calcification response, suggesting a primary internal pH control over shell growth, and in other cases it is decoupled suggesting additional complexity in organismal calcification responses to CO2.