Bioinformatics Opportunity for UMass/Five Colleges Undergrads

The DeAngelis Lab is seeking an undergraduate research assistant to collaborate on research investigating microbial evolution in response to environmental warming. The goal of this project is to describe adaptation of soil bacteria to long-term warming using computational (e.g. comparative genomics) and laboratory approaches (e.g. microbial physiology). The ideal candidate has a passion for microbiology/microbial ecology & evolution, strong problem and critical thinking skills, and a desire to learn new techniques. While lab experience (including coursework) is desirable, previous experience is not required. Training will be provided for all required tasks. The candidate is expected to contribute to on-going projects and design and execute independent work.    

***Underrepresented and minoritized students are highly encouraged to apply.

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#ShutDownSTEM #StrikeForBlackLives

A list of resources and reading to help guide our work of making academia safe, welcoming and celebrating of black people and people of color.

#ShutDownAcademia and #ShutDownSTEM is an initiative from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics taking action for Black lives. Click through for resources, suggested actions, and tips to develop a personal plan for dismantling anti-black racism.
https://www.shutdownstem.com

Download this anti-racist action plan worksheet, and fill it out for yourself. This was developed by Stephany Santos (@StephanySantos_).
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XAq9fDa1IhaCYqlEqsTNaPyoYNNz_kV-/view

The #StrikeForBlackLives call to action by physicists in academia.
https://www.particlesforjustice.org/resources

A google doc of anti-racist resources, including how to support with or without money, elections to watch, policy, and reading.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fhv106tLcNESic4Gt-6S7hqa_bnO8VOjWiGL1Id-ttE/edit#gid=1708368031

500 Women Scientists has a resource page with readings and suggested actions.
https://500womenscientists.org/updates/2020/6/8/take-action

Recruiting a graduate student to study microbial evolution and ecology of climate change

Come join a dynamic group of microbiologists, microbial ecologists, biogeochemists and bioinformaticians! Students who work in my lab can expect to perform cutting-edge research, gain experience in teaching and mentoring, and rely on the support of a group interested in your professional and personal well-being. Support is for three years as a research assistant, including summers & health insurance, with funds available for one national or international meeting per year and one local meeting per year to grow your network and share your research progress.

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