Helen Fellowship – BridgeUP: STEM at American Museum of Natural History

Fields: science, education, computer science, math, research

Location: NYC, New York

About the Organization: The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

About the Position: The Helen Fellowship is a one-year residency for post-baccalaureate women to devote time immersed in computational scientific research and educational outreach at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City. The Helen Fellowship program is part of AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUP: STEM, which is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

This residency allows Fellows to conduct research under the guidance of a museum scientist in one of the AMNH’s science divisions, i.e. Invertebrate Zoology, Vertebrate Zoology, Paleontology, Anthropology, and the Physical Sciences (including Astrophysics and Earth and Planetary Sciences), as well as the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Helen Fellows also spend time in the classroom with high school aged young women (Brown Scholars), from the New York City area, who are instructed in computer programming and computational science concepts in order to answer original scientific questions.

The Helen Fellowship is intended for current college seniors and/or recent graduates of a Bachelors or Masters degree and is a full-time commitment for one year beginning in September. This fellowship is non-renewable. Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or a permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program, at the time of application. Must be currently living in, or willing to relocate to, the greater New York City area [Note: relocation expenses are not reimbursed]. Must not undertake any other employment (full-time or part-time) during the period of the fellowship.

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, natural sciences, applied mathematics, computational science, or other relevant majors from an accredited institution, prior to the fellowship start date in September.
  • Proficiency in computer programming (Python preferred).
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

Estimated Salary: Fellows will receive an annual salary of $70,000, plus generous benefits. Funding is available for expenses such as conference travel, workshops, research equipment and supplies, research collaboration, and publication costs.

Deadline: January 20, 2019

Apply Here:
American Museum of Natural History


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