Discovery Prep: Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program

Opportunity for undergrads/postbacs interested in going to graduate school:

Are you an underrepresented undergraduate student looking to earn a Ph.D. in biomedical science and looking for some extra resume padding or laboratory experience to be truly competitive for a top tier graduate program?

If so, the Post-baccalaureate Research Education Program at The Ohio State University, DISCOVERY PREP might be right for you! This NIH-funded postbac program runs for one year and is designed to prepare recent college graduates for success in graduate school.

Accepted scholars are provided with:

  • Paid 1-year research experience in a laboratory with a nationally recognized research mentor in a biomedical science discipline
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) preparation assistance
  • Individual mentoring
  • Assistance with application preparation for Ph.D. graduate programs
  • Career development workshops
  • Opportunities to travel and network with other scientists throughout the nation

They are accepting applications until March 1st, 2019 but interested individuals are encouraged to APPLY EARLY.  More information can be found on our web page or the application can be accessed directly here.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Jeffrey Mason by e-mail at Jeffrey.Mason@osumc.edu or call (614-685-9140).

Stone Lab Accepting Applications for Two Full-Time Positions

These postings close February 24, 2019.

Assistant Director of Stone Lab: Under the direction and guidance of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab Director, the Assistant Director of Stone Lab oversees all aspects of Stone Laboratory operations maintaining the lab’s reputation as a program and facility dedicated to cutting-edge scientific research, education and public outreach.

Position Highlights:

  • Supervises Stone Laboratory managers
  • Address the needs and operations of facilities and grounds, vehicles and vessels, etc.
  • Strategic planning
  • Staff training, recruitment, and management
  • Donor relations
  • and more!

Find more information, requirements, and the application here.

Water Quality Research Assistant: Assists Research Coordinator with current Stone Laboratory research projects and visiting researchers at the laboratory.

Position Highlights:

  • Assist in sample collection from Lake Erie
  • Conducts laboratory experiments
  • Quality control
  • Analytic chemistry analyses
  • Write reports to Ohio EPA
  • and more!

 Find more information, requirements, and the application here.

Apply for a Lab Intern Position at POET Biorefining

As a lab intern, you will prepare laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical characteristics or composition of plant process samples for such purposes as quality control, process control, or product development by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Collects samples for lab analysis at specified locations, stages of processing and time interval. Labels sample
    containers with identifying data.
  • Ability to understand and perform lab tests on process samples using wet chemistry methods, microbiological testing
    and light microscopy techniques. Prepares samples for testing by analytical equipment.
  • Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments such as liquid chromatography, Ion
    chromatography, NIR, centrifuge, pH meters, chemical balance scales, spectrophotometer and other equipment.
  • Performs Quality Assurance/Control analysis on instruments, tools and methods.
  • Performs quality control testing on final products to verify conformity to specifications.
  • Records test results on standardized form, enters daily test results into plant database and communicates this
    information to appropriate personnel.
  • Maintains safety in the lab by using personal protective equipment as needed, proper labeling of chemical containers,
    being familiar with Material Safety Data Sheets and maintaining cleanliness of lab.
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory equipment.
  • Calibrates laboratory instruments.
  • Prepares chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
  • Fosters a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintains a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS/COMPETENCIES

To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Completed junior level courses majoring in Chemistry (preferred) or Biochemistry.
  • Experience working with HPLC, analytical balance, pipettes Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and communication skills and the ability to adapt to change.

 

Apply here if interested!

OSU Undergraduate Laboratory Intern

Now Hiring! IMR’s Nanotech West Laboratory is looking to hire an intern for their undergraduate laboratory.

8-15 hours per week (additional summer hours available)

Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Material processing in Class 100 cleanroom facility
  • Metrology of semiconductor materials and devices
  • Maintaining chemical and gas cylinder inventories
  • Daily and weekly equipment status checks
  • Maintaining lab cleanliness and monitoring lab users

[The Institute for Material Research (IMR) offers a free weekday shuttle between central campus and Nanotech West Laboratory located on West Campus]

Please Direct Inquiries to Pete Janney (janney.9@osu.edu)

Undergraduate Research: Retroviruses

Have you thought about working in a lab? Doing research now as an undergraduate?

You have the unique opportunity to work in a research lab for OSU!

The Yoder lab is researching retroviruses, a type of RNA viruses that insert their DNA into host cells, an example of which is HIV.  The lab supervisor is Dr. Kristine Yoder.  This opportunity is open to talented 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students who are interested in medical research.  You will get to work in the lab 10-15 hours a week during the school year, and then full time over the summer for at least one year.

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From Dr. Yoder:

Depending on the experience of the undergraduate, the lab duties may initially be limited to supportive tasks (such as preparing solutions) with the expectation of advancing to an individual medical research project.  For more information about our research visit our website at u.osu.edu/yoder.176.

  • Prefer Students who have completed introductory chemistry and biology coursework
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA required

Interested students should send a resume, unofficial transcript and current class schedule to yoderlabosu@gmail.com by Friday, September 9.