ASC Career Treks – Free Opportunities over Spring Break!

The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences Career Trek is offering three neat opportunities for students to explore careers in the science industry! These opportunities take place over Spring Break (March 9th, 2020 to March 13th, 2020). Students will get to visit the company they choose, learn about the various careers offered, tour the facilities, and ask questions! Here are the three opportunities:

Monday, March 9th, 2020 from 1:45pm to 3:00pm — LabCorp in Dublin, Ohio

LabCorp would prefer juniors and seniors majoring in biology or microbiology to sign up, but encourage students majoring in life science to attend as well. There is a limit of 20 students able to register.

Learn more and sign up at: https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/443722/share_preview

Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 11:00am to 2:00pm — MEDPACE in Cincinnati, Ohio

MEDPACE would prefer juniors, seniors, and graduate students from the College of Pharmacy or majoring in life science to sign up, but the company welcomes students at all levels in those fields to attend. There is a limit of 35 students able to attend. Also, MEDPACE would like for students to submit their resumes prior to visiting. Students can email their resumes to Molly Wanamaker at wanamaker.1@osu.edu

Learn more and sign up at:  https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/443536/share_preview

Friday, March 13th, 2020 from 2:30pm to 5:00pm — Camargo Pharma in Cincinnati, Ohio

Camargo would prefer post-doctorate students, graduate students, and seniors; however, all students are encouraged to attend. There is a limit of 20 students able to join. Similar to MEDPACE, Camargo would like for students to submit their resumes prior to visit. Students can send their resumes to Molly Wanamaker at wanamaker.1@osu.edu.

Learn more and sign up at:  https://osu.joinhandshake.com/events/445584/share_preview

Students will need to have their own transportation to and from the companies. In addition, LabCorp, MEDPACE, and Camargo are not currently providing work visas for international students. Students are able to attend more than one of the Career Treks if they wish!

Career Treks gives students from the College of Arts and Sciences opportunities to learn more about career options by visiting various companies.

Job Opportunity – Molecular Lab Analyst

Related image

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

Related image

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

Image result for ut southwestern university

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.

Image result for surf undergraduate research ut southwestern

Image result for surf undergraduate research ut southwestern

 


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

Image result for dow agrosciences headquarters

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.

Image result for dow agrosciences

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

Image result for covance

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

Discover more career opportunities online.

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.
washushielding-svg
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.