Career Opportunities

For more information on any of the opportunities below, please contact Professor Shaul Hanany, Director of Career Development, at physicscareers@umn.edu

Happening Now

Events in this column are ongoing and potentially time limited.

Bob Brown Colloquium and Discussion

Esteemed physicist Bob Brown is coming to the U on November 9th to give a colloquium and host a discussion with graduates and undergradutes!

Bob Brown is a passionate physicist, with over 100 postdocs, doctorates, master’s students, and undergraduates, as well as research that has resulted in over 200 published papers and abstracts! He has helped start 5 manufacturing companies, becoming a unique blend of academic and industry physics with a wealth of teaching experience, he literally wrote the textbook on MRIs! Thinking about graduate school? He wrote GRE flash cards that have been used by over 3000 students!

Colloquium: Thur. Nov 9th : 3:30 - 4:30 in Tate B50

Food+Discussion for Graduates : Thur. Nov. 9th : 12:30 - 2:00

Food+Discussion for Undergraduates : Thur. Nov. 9th : 5:00 - 6:00

Graduate registration here!

Undergraduate registration here!

Registrants will be informed of the location of the discussion before the event.

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Virtual Career Fair

Join the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on Thursday, November 18, from 11 to 2 p.m. for a virtual career fair showcasing the STEM internships and fellowships offered at U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) research facilities around the country!

Register here!

DOE Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) Entrepreneurship Program

The DOE OTT Entrepreneurship Program gives students the opportunity to participate in research, technical or policy-related projects under the mentorship of technology transfer specialists and OTT staff. They will come away with a better understanding of how technology transitions from the lab into practice, and gain insight into how this is influenced by the policies created and implemented by our federal government.  This is a fantastic opportunity for students who see themselves as entrepreneurs as well as scientists or engineers to expand their skills outside the classroom and beyond pure science and engineering....and get paid $700/week to do it!

More information and applications available here!

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Program Opening

'The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors the Professional Opportunities for the Student Workforce to Experience Research Program (HS-POWER) for undergraduate and graduate students. HS-POWER is open to students majoring in a broad spectrum of homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines as well as DHS mission-relevant research areas.

As a participant in the HS-POWER Program, you will participate in quality research experiences with federal research facilities and other Homeland Security STEM focused entities nationwide either onsite or in a virtual environment. This experience will provide you with a competitive edge as you apply your education, talent and skills in a variety of settings within the DHS enterprise. Additionally, you will establish connections with DHS professionals that facilitate long-term relationships between yourself, researchers, DHS personnel and research facilities.'

Learn more information and apply here!

Jobs and Internships

You can find job and internship opportunities here.

Internships

IBM Chief Analytics Office Openings

Four Internship openings

Data Science at Seagate Spring/Summer Opening

Seagate has a Spring/Summer internship opening in Data Science! This position is for those seeking a BS or MS in Physics and other related fields. More details in the listing below!

Internship listing

Job Opportunities

Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth - Hiring Remote Teachers for Winter 2022

View job posting

Description from Johns Hopkins

'We are actively hiring teachers for Winter 2022 sessions, to support our online science courses. These courses are held on Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. We are seeking teachers with experience in the following areas:'

  • Physics
  • Astrophysics
  • Astronomy
  • Climate Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Game Design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Robotics
  • And More!

'All instructional roles that support online programming are 100% telework and part-time/casual (like adjunct)'

Qualifications

A Bachelors degree from an accredited college/university in a related field. Two years of post-undergraduate teaching experience. They are also seeking teachers with K-12 experience.

Paid APS/IBM Research Internships for undergrads

Women and Underrepresented Minorities

APS/IBM Research Internships for Undergrads

Looking for a paid summer internship to enhance your STEM education? Interested in working at a world-class research facility? APS and IBM co-sponsor two undergraduate research internship programs for women and underrepresented minorities.

The goals of these programs are to encourage women and underrepresented minority undergraduate students to pursue graduate studies in science and engineering. They are also enticing to students because:

  • Both internship programs feature salaried positions at IBM Research locations that are typically 10 weeks long.
  • These internships provide an opportunity for interns to work closely with an IBM mentor.
  • You will have the opportunity to travel to either San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, or Yorktown Heights, NY for these positions.

The undergraduate women internships are located at any of the locations, and the research internships for underrepresented minorities are located in San Jose, CA. While the Austin lab focuses on research for software and systems, the other programs have a full range of research opportunities. 

Find more Information here

ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)

View DOD opportunities through ORISE 

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