There is currently a research opportunity in the topics of psychiatry, neuroscience and microbiomes!
Dr. Tamar Gur, of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, is looking for bright, dedicated undergraduates to assist 10 to 20 hours a week in the experiments (academic credit possible). The work is with a mouse model of prenatal stress, looking at the impact in female and male offspring through changes in microbiome and neurobiology. Techniques used in lab include q-PCR, microbiome work, animal behavior, and microscopy.
Students with previous lab experience (including pipetting, handling mice, q-PCR, and animal behavior), and who plan to go to medical or graduate school are preferred.
Qualified students should email Dr. Gur by Thursday, September 15th at firstname.lastname@example.org and include a resume.
The deadline to apply for both of these opportunities is April 1.
Opportunity #1: Bird Project
Individuals with an interest in animal husbandry and animal behavior are encouraged to apply for this position occurring from May-August. Two positions are available. Training will be provided, and assistants will learn about the care, maintenance, and handling of wild birds for an ongoing research project. A time commitment of 2-3 hours, 2 days a week is expected, with some evening or weekend work occurring as needed with a flexibility for class schedules.
This research will occur in the Aronoff Laboratory on the Columbus campus.
To apply, email Dee Bolen and include a short CV/resume. Make sure to put “Bird Project” in the subject line.
Opportunity #2: Goldfinch Research
An upper-level undergraduate student with an interest in animal behavior and working with birds is needed for developing and conducting a project exploring social influences on mate choice preferences in the American Goldfinch. Experience with identifying wild birds by sight and sound is preferred but not required. Data collection will occur May-August and data analysis and write-up will extend into the 2016-2017 school year. Some evening and weekend work will be expected over the summer. The project is collaborative but independent enough for presentation at the Denman and other conferences.
This research will occur in the Aronoff Laboratory on the Columbus campus as well as other field sites on and near campus.
To apply, email Dee Bolen and include a short CV/resume. Make sure to put “Goldfinch Research” in the subject line.
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