Job Opportunity – Molecular Lab Analyst

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The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory at The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio is in need of a student contractor. This student would assist with analyzing water samples using molecular methods for DNA from specific animal hosts (for microbial source tracking, as well as DNA from bacteria responsible for harmful algal blooms and toxin production. This position will start immediately and can be full-time or part-time during the school year and then full-time during the summer. Student will be expected to assist in sample receipt, log in, and initial processing steps, as well as perform other duties.

Students who wish to apply should have an advanced knowledge of molecular biology and/or microbiology, as well as experience with molecular techniques through course work and/or previous related lab experiences. Compensation is $21.32 per hour if above criteria are met.

Interested students should contact Amie Brady, amgbrady@usgs.gov, 614-430-7760. More Information regarding the position is available.

Job Opportunity – General Lab Analyst

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The Ohio Water Microbiology Laboratory at The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Water Science Center of the U.S. Geological Survey in Columbus, Ohio is in need of a student contractor to assist with general laboratory duties and environmental sample analyses. This position will start in May/June 2019 and will be up to full-time during the summer with a potential to continue as part-time into the fall and winter. Main duties include processing environmental samples for indicator bacteria and viruses using basic filtering and plating techniques, preparing media and reagents, and general upkeep and maintenance of lab and equipment.

Students who wish to apply should have a general background knowledge in biology, environmental science, and/or microbiology. Essential skills include ability to keep accurate records, follow established protocol, and the use of common computer software. Compensation is $13.70 per hour if above criteria are met.

Interested students should contact Amie Brady, amgbrady@usgs.gov, 614-430-7760. More Information regarding the position is available.

 

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at The University of Texas Southwest

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Application Deadline: February 9, 2019

The objective of this program is to provide an intensive research training experience that leads to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in the biological sciences. Fellows will pursue individual research projects under the direction of a member of the graduate school faculty. Lectures and seminars by faculty members will supplement the research experience.

Each fellowship award carries with it $4,000 in support for the 10-week period beginning June 3, 2019 through August 9, 2019. This support is taxable. If a fellow requires housing, the costs will be covered by the program; however, fellows are responsible for paying for their own travel expenses and will not be reimbursed by the SURF Program.

Applications are available, and more information about the SURF program can be found online.

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Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Nanotechnology Research

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology at Johns Hopkins University offers undergraduate students a chance to participate in research projects in the rapidly growing area of nanobiotechnology, a place where biology, medicine, and engineering meet. Students engage in cutting-edge projects in the fields of engineered cancer therapies, stem cells and regenerative engineering, and diagnostic tool development.

The program includes:

  • Ten weeks of research in a graduate-level lab with faculty and graduate student mentoring
  • Scientific and professional development seminars, social activities, networking, and journal club
  • Oral and poster presentation of research and symposium participation

The program’s stipend, paid housing, and travel allowance allow students to concentrate on research and other professional development skills.

Eligible participants fall under the following criteria:

  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents (This criterion is required by NSF).
  • Undergraduate students who have completed at least their freshman year and will not be graduating before the start of the program.
  • GPA of 3.5 or better.
  • Non-Johns Hopkins University students.

The summer 2019 application cycle opens November 10, 2018 and closes February 1, 2019.

More information can be found on the program’s flyer and website.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

DOW AgroSciences Internship

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The application deadline has passed. For more opportunities like this, please visit the opportunities page.

Are you interested in Research and Development summer internship opportunities? There are full-time positions available from May until August at the DOW AgroSciences headquarters located in Indianapolis, IN.

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2017 for the 2018 program.

The internship provides students with an opportunity to work closely with senior scientists to improve and develop their technical skills in an industry setting. Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS degree in biology, chemistry, informatics, or closely related majors.

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The application is currently active, and questions can be directed to FELNTRN@dow.com.

2017 NMS Undergraduate Research Forum

Image result for nms research forumThe Natural and Mathematical Sciences announce the 2017 research forum for undergraduate students majoring in or conducting research in Actuarial Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Data Analytics, Evolution and Ecology, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physics, and Zoology.

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be held day, Monday, April 10, 2017, 2:00–5:30 pm, in the atrium of the Physics Research Building. All students interested in undergraduate research in math and science are welcome to attend.

Certificates and a $50 gift card are awarded for the presenters of each poster, and prizes are given for the best poster award.

Abstract deadline: 12:00 pm (noon), Monday, April 3, 2017

Those interested in submitting an abstract and present need to register. For more information and a rundown of the forum schedule, take a look at their website.Image result for the ohio state university

Covance’s Spring 2017 Informational Session

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All Junior and Senior science majors should be aware of the information session and on-campus interviews hosted by Covance here at the Ohio State University, March 1-2. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak with Covance employees who were once Ohio State students themselves, and discover what it’s like to work at one of the world’s leading drug development organizations. They have full-time positions, and paid summer internships available for chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, biology majors.

Wednesday, March 1st

Informational Session  1:00pm – 2:30pm
Arts and Sciences Career Services Office Denney Hall – Rm 245

On-Campus Interviews 2:30pm – 4:30pm
(30 minute interview slots

Thursday, March 2nd

On-Campus Interviews 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
(30 minute interview slots)
Arts and Sciences Career Services Office, Denney Hall – Rm 100

The date is soon approaching, so sign up now! Visit FutureLink to reserve a 30 minute interview slot and confirm your interest in the presentation. Apply to Job Code 25317752 and/or Job Code 25317778

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Rosetta Commons Paid Summer Research

There are two opportunities for summer research, both out of state, one internationally!

Applications Due: February 1, 2017

Rosetta Commons
is offering paid summer research internships to undergraduates interested in research in biomolecular structure prediction and design.  The summer includes a one-week Code School, eight weeks of hands-on research in one of the Rosetta labs, and finishes with attendance and poster presentations at the Rosetta Conference.


Monetary support is provided through an NSF REU grant.

Possible research projects span methods development in biomolecular design and applications from cancer and biofuels to drug and vaccine design.

One intern will be placed internationally at Correia Lab in Switzerland, and the other will be placed at the industry site EMD Serono in Boston.


Requirements:

  • College Sophomores or Juniors preferred
  • Major in computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and/or biophysics
  • Available for at least 10 weeks during the summer of 2017
  • Interest in graduate school
  • U.S.citizens, permanent residents, and U.S. nationals are eligible.
  • While not required, we seek candidates with some combination of experiences in scientific or academic research, C++/Python/*nix/databases, software engineering, object-oriented programming, and/or collaborative development (git).

Applications open now, deadline February 1.

Complete info. 

Questions can be directed to Camille Mathis (cmathis@jhu.edu) or Jeff Gray (jgray@jhu.edu).


Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Washington University Research

Are you looking for summer research or post-baccalaureate research opportunities? There are several programs at Washington University that may interest you!
 
OGR  The McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis is now accepting applications for the Opportunities in Genomics Research (OGR) program (genome.wustl.edu). The OGR programs are directed to increasing the number of underrepresented students who pursue PhD’s in genomics and related fields. There are two OGR mentored research programs: Undergraduate Scholars, a 10 – week summer program and Extensive Study, a one-year post-baccalaureate program that includes research and enrichment activities such as GRE and graduate school preparation.
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SPORE The SPORE in Leukemia program offers a one-year post-baccalaureate  program for students interested in medical research. The goal of this program is to provide post-baccalaureate trainees  from underrepresented backgrounds with an intensive 1-year exposure to leukemia-related research.  The trainees will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a top leukemia researcher.
 
Program features: Both programs include mentored research with premier investigators in genomics, genetics, cancer biology and other disciplines. Program benefits: competitive stipend/salary, travel to St. Louis and housing (summer program only).
 
Please see attached flyers (linked to titles above) for more information about the programs and how to apply. 
 Deadlines and Program Dates:
 
OGR Programs
OGR Undergraduate Scholars (Summer program):
Deadline – February 10, 2017
Program Dates -­ May 31, 2017 ­ August 2, 2017
 
OGR Extensive Study (Post-baccalaureate program):
Deadline – May 12, 2017
Program Dates -­ August 8, 2017 ­ June 30, 2018
 
Program Contact for OGR:
Cherilynn R. Shadding, Ph.D.
314-286-1897
 
SPORE in Leukemia Program:
Deadline – February 1, 2017
Program Dates – July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Program Contact for SPORE grant:
Amy Abrams
314-747-2274
Want to jump start your search for the right program? Check out this listing  of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Summer 2017 Science Courses and Research Opportunities now being Offered at Ohio State’s Stone Lab!

If you’re thinking about taking science classes this coming summer, consider applying to Stone Lab!

For over 90 years, Stone Lab has served as a fieldstation for Ohio State, allowing thousands to study frestone-lab-image-1shwater biology on Gibraltar Island on Lake Erie. Researchers from all over the Midwest have worked here to understand issues facing the Great Lakes, especially invasive species and toxic algal blooms.

You can become a part of this important team, too! Stone Lab offers 25 college-credit science courses in the fields of biology, geology, and natural resources, in addition to several conferences and educational programs for anyone with an interest in science. These courses range in duration from one day to five weeks. Click here to start your application for summer courses.

Moreover, Stone Lab also features individual research opportunities and tours of the facilities. Click here for more information regarding scholarships for Stone Lab research programs for undergraduates if this is more closely aligned with your interests.

For more information about all that Stone Lab has to offer, click here. You can also subscribe to Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab’s monthly email newsletter.

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