Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Post-Graduation Positions

Morton Aroboretum - Research Assistant (RA) in Tree Conservation Biology, Emphasis in Bioinformatics and Genomics

Science Teaching Positions through Southern Teachers Agency

Stowers Research Scholars

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Masters in Medical Anthropology - Case Western Reserve University 

Medix Scientific

One-Year, Non-Thesis MS program in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University

Aerotek Recruiting

Green Corps

Morton Aroboretum - Research Assistant (RA) in Tree Conservation Biology, Emphasis in Bioinformatics and Genomics

Are you interested in using genomic data, bioinformatics, simulations, and ecology for conservation? The Hoban Lab at The Morton Arboretum is hiring a two-year Research Assistant in Tree Conservation Biology. We seek to understand dynamics and adaptation of species, communities, and genes over time (especially during environmental change), and to develop evidence-based conservation actions. A Bachelor¢s degree is required; a Master¢s degree, or Bachelor¢s plus work experience, is preferred.

Applicants should have experience with bioinformatic processing of next generation sequencing data (e.g. RADseq/GBS), computer programming or R, and/or computational simulations (e.g. SimCoal, Slim, etc.). Preferred experience includes genetic data analysis and interpretation. Experience teaching these skills to others is a plus. **Note that this description is more detailed than what is shown on the application website.

Research Assistants (RAs) at The Morton Arboretum are involved in all aspects of research: designing studies, planning and executing work, utilizing a variety of scientific approaches, testing protocols, performing analysis, reading literature, interpreting results, and editing manuscripts. The Morton Arboretum strongly emphasizes professional development. There will be opportunities to collaborate on scientific publications, present research at scientific meetings, and spend time building new skills. Three of four past Hoban Lab RAs are now in graduate school at top-tier universities, and the other is a laboratory manager and team leader for an international conservation NGO.

This position is full time, term-limited (approx. 24 months), and grant-funded. The applicant should be enthusiastic, curious, well-organized, passionate for plant conservation and genomics, persistent, and self-motivated. They should be able to work without constant supervision, quickly learn new skills, solve problems, communicate clearly in person and electronically, and cooperate with others in a team environment. Very strong attention to detail and meticulous record keeping (e.g. lab notebooks, coding) is essential.



Please explain your fit for the position and describe your experience in one or more of the following in your application cover letter. Also, we have several open positions at The Morton; state that you are applying for the RA in Tree Conservation Biology.

   - Planning informatic and/or laboratory activities and keeping

     detailed lab or digital code notebook; organizing samples or data

     from multiple projects

   - Experience in a managing NGS and/or microsatellite data, from raw

     files to analysis

   - Use of statistical software (SAS, JMP, STATA, R, etc.)

   - Use of simulation software, and which kind

   - Computer programming including writing and troubleshooting code;

     translating biological models into code; genomic data analysis

   - Interpreting genetic data in a conservation context

   - Writing; literature search; meta-analysis or systematic reviews;

     writing reports

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will start ideally between May and September, but we are flexible. We are open to remote work for at least part of the year due to the covid pandemic. If you have questions please contact Sean Hoban (*shoban@mortonarb.org*). The Morton Arboretum is a world renowned botanic garden and plant science research institute with a research department of 30+ scientists, a highly collegial and supportive atmosphere, a strong emphasis on work life balance, a research building embedded in 1800 acres of forest and gardens, close proximity to Chicago, and a mission driven focus.  --

Sean Hoban <shoban@mortonarb.org>


Science Teaching Positions through Southern Teachers Agency

K-12 private and independent schools around the South are searching for great teachers to join their school communities for next year.  Schools plan to have in-person classes in the fall, and we have over a hundred science openings, many of them focused on biology.

Our schools seek teachers with subject-matter expertise who are enthusiastic about working with children and teenagers—what is important is a gift for connecting with and caring for kids. Certification is typically not required (except in elementary grades and specialty areas).

Southern Teachers has matched great candidates with schools in the South for over a century, taking the time to interview candidates, and know the person, not just the resumé. Our services are free for our candidates.

The sooner you apply, the more opportunities you will have to pursue as you search for the right school community for you.   

Apply now at SouthernTeachers.com.


Stowers Research Scholars

The Stowers Institute for Medical Research (Kansas City, Missouri) is now accepting applications for Stowers Research Scholars, a mentored 1-year postbaccalaureate research fellowship. Through guided research experience and academic career mentoring, this program aims to increase the number of NIH-defined underrepresented students in fundamental biological research.  This year we are accepting up to three students for the inaugural class.


This opportunity is open to US citizen or permanent residents from diverse backgrounds with a BA or BS in a STEM field who are interested in pursuing graduate education in basic biological sciences.  Compensation is highly competitive and prior laboratory experience is not required. Please feel free to directly forward this message to any and all who may be interested in applying for this unique opportunity for research experience and career mentoring.

 For further information please visit:



Application Deadline: February 12, 2021

Program Dates: June 7, 2021 – June 17, 2022 (flexible)

Contact: postbac@stowers.org


Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Outstanding teachers can make a world of difference for students—particularly in high-need schools. The prestigious WW Teaching Fellowship is looking to support those who want to share their math and science knowledge with young people in Pennsylvania. Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis—applicants are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2021.


The Fellowship offers:


  • a $32,000 stipend;
  • admission into a competitive M.Ed. program at a WW partner university in Pennsylvania;
  • extensive clinical practice;
  • ongoing mentoring;
  • a pathway to teacher certification; and
  • lifelong membership in a network of intellectual leaders.


Masters in Medical Anthropology - Case Western Reserve University

Are you planning a career in the health sciences or allied health sciences but want to develop your knowledge and skills in medical anthropology?


The Anthropology Department at Case Western Reserve University offers an intensive M.A. program in Medical Anthropology and Global Health that provides conceptual, topical and research understanding of the biocultural basis of health and illness and the interface between disease/illness-culture-biology-society designed to serve the needs of students seeking to work professionally in the medical arena or allied health sciences or planning to go to professional schools.

In just two semesters of classwork, students receive an M.A. from an internationally recognized faculty in the field of Medical Anthropology and Global Health. Students seeking a one year M.A. work alongside M.A./Ph.D. students in a dynamic and stimulating environment that provides training in bio-cultural anthropology, global health, evolutionary medicine, reproductive health, psychological anthropology, demography/population aging, globalization and drug use together with introductions to statistics and research methods.

For more information on this program, go to our webpage.



Erin Shelton


Department of Anthropology

Mather Memorial Building 

11220 Bellflower Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7125

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Medix Scientific

My name is Brooke Binette from Medix Scientific and I am a Recruitment Advisor. My organization hires Biology graduates (Bachelor and Master levels) for a number of organizations in the Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage, Chemical and Medical Device industries in the Chicagoland area. I am reaching out because I know a lot of your students will be graduating come May. I wanted to give you my contact information to pass along to any students who may be interested in the types of positions we hire for (which are listed below)! Please let me know if there is anything you need from me and thank you for your time.

Again some of the positions we regularly hire for include:

Quality Assurance/Quality Control

  • Lab Techs
  • Quality Techs
  • Quality Specialists
  • QC Chemists

Regulatory Affairs

  • Regulatory Affairs Associate
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Specifications Specialist

Product Development

  • Lab Techs
  • Food Technologists
  • Chemists/Analytical Scientists


Students can reach me at my contact information below if they are interested in hearing more about the opportunities.

Thank you again for your time.




Brooke Binette | Recruitment Advisor




222 S. Riverside Plaza Ste. 2120 Chicago IL 60606

# (312) 487.5830| Fax (630) 725.9049 |bbinette@medixteam.com


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One-Year, Non-Thesis MS program in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University

In just one year of graduate course work, laboratory training, and collaboration with faculty on a project of choice, students can earn a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences.

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

The One-Year, Non-Thesis MS program is designed to open up opportunities for students planning to:

·         Enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.);

·         Pursue a PhD;

·         Teach in higher education and;

·         Land a career in industry.

Visit our website at http://vetmed.iastate.edu/bms/ to find out more about all the graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

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Aerotek Recruiting

We are currently working with a very large food/flavors company to find a recent biology graduates looking to get into a biology lab in a professional setting. We are looking to train this person on all things biology in a professional setting.

For more information, contact Scott Munger - 847-273-2797

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Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.          

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship. 

Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.        

The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2020-2021 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, click here to apply. 

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2019 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.

For more information, click here.

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