I may be out of town on Monday, so thought I’d post a couple quick updates of noteworthy news.
I periodically check in on the Ft Detrick Web site for news and happenings. I saw this interesting post on their Bulletin Board:
Student Employment Opportunities at Fort Detrick for the Summer
Do you know of any students interested in a 2009 summer position here at Fort Detrick?
The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center is looking for laborers, bio-science aids and office automation clerks to fill temporary summer opening. Applications must be completed by Feb. 27.
Visit www.detrick.army.mil, click on employment and then on student opportunities (this page is messed up, at least on my browser I can only view one of the two postings) to find the job announcements and instructions on how to apply.
For more information, call (301) 619-2247.
The first opportunity is for Biological Science Aids (PDF in link) at Detrick
Description of Duties: Provides technical laboratory support in a research environment by carrying out a variety of routine and repetitive tasks. Performs standard laboratory procedures. Uses laboratory equipment such as spectrophotometer, fluorometer, balances, centrifuges, thermocycler, incubators, and gel electrophoresis units. Maintains accurate and comprehensive records of experimental proceedings and results in a timely fashion. Contributes to the overall operation and upkeep of the laboratory, helping to maintain a safe, clean, and organized working environment.
There is another set of positions for “Summer research Opportunities” at USAMRIID
Student Research Opportunities
The United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases has opportunities for student participation in laboratory research. Students gain hands-on laboratory experience and scientific knowledge while contributing to a vital national mission in bio-defense. Research opportunities are available full-time in the summer and part-time during the fall and spring semesters. Prospective students may be from undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
Depending on student interests and their educational institution’s program, students may receive class credit for their research participation. The research opportunities may be a paid position or a volunteer position. Students may apply through the ORISE program at www.orau.gov/orise.htm.
To learn more about USAMRIID and its research programs visit www.usamriid.army.mil.
As is typical with trying to find gainful employment on the Fort, the application process appears to be pretty complicated. At least they’re giving students until mid-Feburary to complete the application for employment over the summer.
I also spotted an announcement in the Herald-Mail of a number of Awards given to FredCo residents working at NIST:
The following local residents recently received the Departmental Bronze Medal and other awards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
· Linda C. Acierto of Knoxville, Md., a program analyst in the Office of the Director, received the Bronze Medal.
· Eric P. Whitenton of Knoxville, an engineering technician, received the Bronze Medal.
· Francine K. Amon of Frederick, Md., a chemical engineer, received the Bronze Medal.
· Nelson P. Bryner of Frederick, a supervisory chemical engineer, received the Bronze Medal.
· Marcus T. Cicerone of Frederick, a supervisory research chemist, received the Bronze Medal.
· Bert M. Coursey of Frederick, a program manager in the Physics Laboratory, received the Edward Bennett Rosa Award.
· Douglas Howell of Frederick, a utilities systems repairer operator in the Office of the Chief Facilities Management Officer, received the Eugene Casson Crittenden Award.
· Lizbeth Laureano-Perez of Frederick, a physicist, received the Bronze Medal.
· Val R. Miller of Frederick, a physical scientist, received the Bronze Medal.
· Terri J. Talbott of Frederick, a senior management adviser, received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
· Michelle P. Steves of Frederick, an information systems analyst, received the Bronze Medal.
· Randy L. Wixom of Frederick, a utilities systems repairer operator in the Office of the Chief Facilities Management Officer, received the Eugene Casson Crittenden Award.
· Deborah J. Anderson of Ijamsville, Md., a senior management adviser, received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
· Patricia A. O’Connor of Mount Airy, Md., a human resources specialist, received the Director’s Award for Excellence in Administration.
· Joan C. Sauerwein of Mount Airy, a supervisory measurement services product specialist, received the Judson C. French Award.
- Elizabeth J. Gentry of Urbana, Md., a general business specialist, received the Bronze Medal.
Congratulations to all of those people recognized. I was hoping to go to NIST on Friday to see my friend, science comedian Brian Malow (who was performing for some funtion there), but plans just couldn’t be made.