Member Job Forum

As the National Office receives information about job postings, research opportunities, or internships, we will post the information on this page.  Please contact the person listed in the posting regarding the position.  The BBB National Office does not have any more information about the positions other than what is posted.  

Posted 11/4/2022

"In Archipelagos laboratories, we investigate the abundance of microplastics in different levels of marine ecosystems and various other sources. The Archipelagos Institute maintains 7 monitoring stations on various small, inaccessible beaches and coastal areas across two Aegean Islands, where the accumulation rate of plastic pollution is measured throughout the year to increase our understanding of the plastic’s spatial and temporal distribution and accumulation. The goal of microplastic research at Archipelagos is to quantify the extent of microplastic contamination on various levels of the marine ecosystems of the Aegean Sea. We use this new data to raise awareness and carry out lobbying activities aimed at addressing the complex problem of plastic and microplastic pollution in our seas."   Download the Internship Guide which shows all of the programs we offer, including marine mammal research, marine ecology, GIS, media, environmental law, and environmental education.

Contact:  Lauren Horstmyer, Admissions Manager/ Shark Project Assistant  Email:



Posted 11/3/2022

2023 Bioarchaeology Field School, the Medieval Cemetery Funerary Excavation. The field school is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students.

This program provides a unique opportunity to conduct extensive hands-on training and research on an exceptional well preserved medieval cemetery, with in situ remains dating from the 11th to the 18th century. Through the excavation of an abandoned medieval church in the Transylvanian (Romania) village of Valeni (Hu: Patakfalva), we are exploring how centuries of religious and political upheaval have influenced demographics and health of the individuals interred within the church walls and associated cemetery. The very high state of preservation has allowed us to retrieve, already,  the complete adult and juvenile, the latter ranging from pre-natal to sub-adult, skeletal remains from over 1200 individuals.

This field school project is part of a broader investigation of the abandonment of medieval churches in the area and provides significant opportunities for students to get involved in international bioarchaeology, multi-institution networking and collaboration, and addressing biological, archaeological, and cultural questions. Over the course of each 4-week session, students will acquire skills in broad and small scale mortuary excavation, drawing, mapping, and note taking; thereby, developing the strategic bioarchaeology skill necessary to acquire jobs working for both archaeological and forensic organizations around the world. Evenings and rain days will be used to design and complete projects using excavated materials. Students will have the opportunity to present their research in Romania, at the International Colloquium in Osteology and Bioarchaeology held every year at the Haáz Rezső Museum, as well as other major conferences if they so choose. The institutions involved are interested in extensive research and publication, allowing for many directions of continued investigation and student involvement and research.
Participants can further register to one of our Osteology Workshops, respectively the Adult Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop or the Juvenile Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop, in order to develop a wider array of skill sets. Undergraduate and graduate cademic credits can be acquired separately from University of South Florida (although it is not required to register for credits to participate in our programs).
Program details:
Funerary Excavation Dates:
    Session 1: June 4 - July 1, 2023
    Session 2: July 2 – July 29, 2023

Location: Valeni (Patakfalva), Transylvania, Romania
University of South Florida Credit Information: contact Dr. J. Bethard at
Project Director: Dr. Katie Zejdlik (Western Carolina University)
Contact: Dr. Andre Gonciar at

Posted 11/3/2022

Research Opportunities in Cancer, Infection and Immunology and Bioengineering

Summer Research Program: A ten week summer program for sophomores and juniors, lodging and stipend provided

MS in Microbiology and Immunology Oral Biology Track.: A 2 year program for future  PhD and dental school applicants Assistantships available

PhD in Oral Health Research with concentrations in cancer, infection and immunology and bioengineering:  A 5 year full;y funded program with stipend and health insurance. 


The research themes for all programs are:


  • Understanding signaling pathways and mechanisms of disease,

  • Genetically characterizing cancers and identifying new drug combinations for better treatment.  

  • Studying virally induced cancers (specifically HPV – human papilloma virus and EBV Epstein Barr virus) for improved patient outcomes


Infection and Immunology

  • Identifying factors  in bacterial infection and bacterial induced chronic inflammation

  • Using oral bacteria to model our immune response to bacterial infection to alleviate conditions impacted by chronic inflammation eg diabetes, arthritis

  • New treatments for Lyme disease



  • Generating new bone and ligaments using novel scaffolds.

  • Understanding the role of microvesicles in tissue differentiation

Contact the program director Dr. Oonagh Loughran for more information.

Posted:  10/31/2022

Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Research Training Workshop


The Workshop is designed for both undergraduate and graduate students.  Our 4-week long (each) intensive training program will provide students with the necessary skills to conduct osteological analyses and frame appropriate research questions. The combination of an exceptionally rich and well preserved skeletal research collection, the intensive hands-on laboratory training, and small research groups will ensure that each participant develops an extensive osteological skill set. The latter will comprise an in-depth knowledge of all bones in the human body, including landmarks, muscles attachments and articulations, determining sex and age, development and pathologies; an understanding of fundamental concepts related to the human dentition; how to obtain basic demographic data from skeletal populations; and how to conduct proper intensive research under laboratory conditions.

The Juvenile Osteology Laboratory Research Training Workshop will provide participants with an intensive review of juvenile osteology and an overview of the ways in which this kind of unique information is interpreted.  During the Workshop, participants will have the chance to study the growth and development of the human skeleton across various juvenile age cohorts, weaning and dietary stress, as well as reconstruction and interpretation of infant mortality.

This program provides an unique opportunity to conduct extensive hands-on training and research on an exceptional osteological collection. The very high state of preservation has allowed us to retrieve the skeletal remains of more than 700 juveniles (ranging from pre-natal to sub-adult). Our research collections come from five archaeologically excavated medieval lost churches around the town of Odorheiu Secuiesc (Transylvania, Romania), as well as from our on-going medieval “Lost Church” excavation at Patakfalva (RO: Valeni, Harghita County, Romania).
Undergraduate and graduate academic credits can be acquired separately from University of South Florida (although it is not mandatory to register for credits to participate in our programs).

Program details:
Juvenile Osteology Research Laboratory Workshop Dates: July 2 - July 29, 2023
Location: Odorheiu Secuiesc, Transylvania, Romania
University of South Florida Academic Credit Information: contact Dr. Jonathan Bethard at
Program Director / Instructor: Dr. Jonathan Bethard (University of South Florida)
Contact: Dr. Andre Gonciar at

Posted:  9/30/2022

The Graduate Education Office at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine invites applications to and enquires about our graduate training opportunities. We have 11 Ph.D. programs, all of which provide competitive research assistantships that cover stipend, tuition/fees and health insurance. Additionally, we have 11 M.S. programs, six graduate certificate programs and several dual degree opportunities, including multiple M.D.-Ph.D. options. Our interdisciplinary research strengths include neuroscience, cancer, substance abuse and addiction as well as the human microbiome. We are proud of the scholarly activity of our faculty and students, especially their efforts to address important health-related issues. Please follow the links above or contact us for more information about graduate training opportunities in the VCU School of Medicine.


Posted:  9/26/2022

The Diabetes Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Ohio University will host the Diabetes Institute Summer Interprofessional Research Experience (DISIRE) Program starting in the summer of 2023. The DISIRE program provides hands-on research experience in the structure of a 8-week paid internship focused on one of a number of various aspects of diabetes research.  During the program, participants will research with a faculty mentor on a topic of mutual interest and participate in activities crucial to preparation for graduate school, including a professional development series. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at a research symposium to faculty, staff, and summer scholars. 

Faculty mentors in the DISIRE program study a wide range of affiliated fields including physiology, molecular biology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, and understanding psychosocial and cognitive factors. 

Students from groups underrepresented in science, including first-generation college students and those from the Appalachian region are strongly encouraged to apply, and applications from students with limited research opportunities are highly encouraged.


Students are expected to be on site full time during the program, all program participates will receive a $4,500 stipend for the summer experience and campus food (15 meals a week) and housing for the duration of the program.

For more program information, please see our website:


Kevin Y. Lee, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences and Diabetes Institute

Faculty Director Translational Biological Sciences

Academic & Research Center 202A

1 Ohio University

Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 832-215-6064


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