We would like to invite you and any students at your school who are 
interested in careers in medical and biological research and biodefense 
to join us for an Education and Career Symposium on Wednesday, May 5, 
2010 in conjunction with the annual NCI-Frederick and Fort Detrick 
Spring Research Festival.  The event is sponsored by the National 
Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR), a partnership 
of government agencies with laboratories at Fort Detrick, including the 
US Army, the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Homeland 
Security, the Department of Agriculture, the US Navy, the National 
Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention.  The goal is to present an overview of 
research being performed by the various NICBR partners, through 
presentations and laboratory tours, and to provide information on 
educational and employment opportunities.


The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Sign-in will 
begin at 8:00 a.m. During the morning, representatives from the various 
NICBR laboratories will describe their research programs and 
opportunities for internships, fellowships and employment.  After the 
morning presentations, we will offer tours of the various laboratories.  
Participants will be on their own for lunch.  Several restaurants are 
available on Post and food vendors will be available at the Festival.  
Because of security concerns, it will be necessary for each agency to 
carry out standard "background checks" so all participants are required 
to register ahead of time on our web site:


The Spring Research Festival is a great place to see the nature of our 
research, the discoveries we have made, and the challenges we face in 
the fight against cancer, AIDS and other infectious diseases worldwide. 
 Participants will have the opportunity to learn about job opportunities 
in the NICBR by meeting with representatives of government agencies and 
contract hiring organizations at the Festival:  

Driving directions to Fort Detrick and parking at the conference center 
are also on this site.  Although the tours are open to both US and 
non-US citizens, it is essential that everyone register early to provide 
sufficient time for the clearance process.  *The deadline for 
registration is April 21.  ***

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Please share this information with your students and colleagues. You may 
contact Dr. Mike Bray directly at [log in to unmask] 
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We look forward to seeing you at the NICBR Education and Career Symposium!




Mrs. Peggy Kunka 

US Army Garrison Fort Detrick

Chair, NICBR Education and Training Working Group


Mrs. Julie Hartman


Chair, Spring Research Festival

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