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 Bio Bulletin

July 22, 2014

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Student Thesis Defense:  "Growth and Physiological Response of Juvenile Tidewater Goby to Interspecific Competitive Interactions" by Physiology & Behavioral Biology major Dan Chase (Todgham Lab), 3:00-5:00 p.m., July 23, Bay Conference Center.  Everyone is welcomed.


Khouancy Souvong Oakgrove (MS Micriobiology 2013) co-authored "Distribution, Diversity and Drivers of Blood-Borne Parasite Co-Infections in Alaskan Bird Populations" published in PubMed.  To read the abstract, visit: 


Graduate Studies invites students who earned their Master's degree within July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 to enter their theses into the WAGS Master's Thesis Award Competition.  Submission deadline:  July 25.  For more information, visit:

Graduate Studies presents "New Student Orientation," 1:00-2:30 p.m., August 15 and 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., August 16, Knuth Hall.  For more information, email: 


Howard University (Washingtono D.C.) offers NSF-funded Post Doc position in Evolutionary Morphology & Phylogenetics.  Application deadline:  July 25.  For more information, email: (write "Postdoc Application" in subject line).  

Water Resources and Policy Initiatives offers U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Watershed Management Experiential Learing for USDA Careers Internship Program for full time students enrolled in CSU campuses.  Includes $4,500 award/intern.  Application deadline:  September 15.  For more information, visit: 


National Research Council of the National Academies offers graduate fellowships.  Application deadline:  August 1.  For more information, visit:, email: or call:  202-334-2760.  

For more information on summer STEM funding resources, visit: (Posted 7/8)


Bay Area Science Festival 2014, October 23-November 1, celebrates science with events taking place from Santa Rosa to San Jose.  For more information, visit: 


San Francisco's Exploratorium seeks full-time Public Programs Coordinator.  BA/BS required.  Application deadline:  July 25.  For more information, visit: 

ACC Environmental Consultants seek Entry-Level Environmental Field Technician for Nothern California project sites.  BA/BS in environmental science or related field, and willing to travel and work evenings and weekends as needed required.  For more information, visit: or email: (Posted 7/15)

Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps seeks Fall Crew Members & Leaders, Restoration & Biology Intern and Environmental Education & Outreach Youth Interns.  Living allowances, education awards and some on-sie housing provided.  For more information, visit: or email: (Posted 7/8)

Smithsonian seeks Program Manager for Marine Global Earth Observatory (Washington, D.C.). MS degree in biology or related science required.  For more information, visit: or email: (Posted 7/8)  

Smithsonian seeks Marine Biology Research Technician for Marine Global Earth Observatory (Edgewater, MD).  BA/BS degree in biology or related science required.  For more information, visit: or email:  duffye@si.ed (Posted 7/8)

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution seeks full-time zebrafish/Fundulus Technician (req #14-06-07).  BA/BS in biology or related field required.  For more information, visit: (click "Research Positions" link).  (Posted 7/1)

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland) seeks entry-level Survey Researcher for the Access and Service Assessment Department.  To apply, email cover letter, resume, and transcripts to: and visit: and search for job #263298.  (Posted 7/1)

SF State's Student Involvement & Career Center offers "Quick Questions," 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Monday-Tuesday) and 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Wednesday-Thursday), Student Service Bldg, Room 206.  Career counselor available for help with cover letters and resumes.  For more information, visit:


Volunteer needed for social behavior and cognition in wild and captive blue and great tits in French Pyrenees study, September-November.  Housing provided.  For more information, email: (Posted 7/22)

UCSF lab seeks volunteer with strong background in molecular biology techniques (PCR, DNA cloning).  3 days/week, 8 hours/day, 6 months' commitment required.  For more information, email your CV/resume to: or visit: (Posted 7/8)