Master’s in Forensic Toxicology & Analytical Genetics

As the flagship university in the Commonwealth, the University of Kentucky provides the only Master’s of Forensic Toxicology and Analytical Genetics (or degree of comparable nature) in the state, and it is only the fifth such professional master’s degree in the field of forensics in the nation.

This two-year program has two areas of concentration: one concentration is focused on Forensic Toxicology/Chemistry and the second on Forensic/Analytical Genetics. Through the common core curriculum, students in both concentrations will have foundational information and skill set in advanced forensic science, writing, communication, professionalism, ethics, legal perspectives, and workplace-specific laboratory skills. Through a rigorous targeted finishing curriculum in either concentration, including internship experiences and cognate elective courses, the graduates will be competitive for workforce deployment in the areas of private industry drug testing, private DNA analysis, forensic governmental divisions, and hospital clinical labs.

This new degree is an advanced training curriculum that includes courses to prepare students for courtroom testimony and two internship experiences to prepare students for rapid workforce deployment upon graduation.

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

The department is still recruiting students for Fall 2019, so this may be of interest to recent graduates! Interested students can email Isabel Mellon or the department.

Healthcare and Life Sciences Expo

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Attend the upcoming Healthcare and Life Sciences career expo! The expo will take place on Monday, March 18th from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Biomedical Research Tower, Room 115.

Register here now!

All of the companies attending are hiring for various positions. Undergraduate and graduate students will be eligible for these positions. Check out the 19 companies currently attending and their websites below:

Medpace, Inc.Charles River LaboratoriesVeeva SystemsIndiana Primary Health Care AssociationNationwide Children’s HospitalWexner Medical Center – Ohio State UniversityMedical Scribing SolutionsRural ActionMount Carmel Healthcare SystemCollege Nannies and Tutors | South HillsUnited States Army Columbus Medical Recruiting StationLicking Park DistrictAdmissions- College of Optometry – The Ohio State UniversitySpring Creek FertilityChillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical CenterScribeAmericaViaQuestCognosanteEnsemble Health Partners,

Healthcare & Life Sciences Expo

ASC Career Success is bringing together a select group of 15-30 companies that will provide a wide range of opportunities in two huge industries: Healthcare & the Life Sciences.  The Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO is open to ALL students interested in careers in these areas.

RSVP now for the Monday, March 18th Healthcare & Life Sciences EXPO at the Biomedical Research Tower (room 115) from 3:30pm to 6:30pm.

The companies attending this fair will be hiring for full-time entry level positions, as well as summer internships. Don’t put off your career search any longer! Attend the event and find that first job, your next job, or a resume building summer internship! 

More details are available on Handshake.

University of Florida-Department of Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida is looking for prospective chemistry students interested in a graduate degree! Their mission is to conduct basic and applied research in chemistry, biochemistry, and related disciplines as it relates to drug design and discovery. The department focuses on all aspects of drug design, discovery and development with a unique blend of the physical and biological sciences.

Stipends for graduate research assistants start at $31,000, and those with a Pharm.D.  are eligible for additional funding. Graduates of the program earn a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, with a major in medicinal chemistry. Former graduates of this program have landed positions at major research universities, government agencies, and biotech companies.

For more information and to apply, visit the Department of Medicinal Chemistry website!

College of Medicine ASPIRE Program

Application Deadline: December 1, 2018

Inaugural ASPIRE Cohort

OSU College of Medicine’s ASPIRE program aims to provide research experience for Ohio State undergraduate students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers by earning an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD degree.

ASPIRE aims to increase the pool of medical doctors and biomedical scientists from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who conduct research that positively impacts the lives of people from communities with inequitable access to healthcare who would benefit from advances in basic science and translation of research.

Students will begin the program with meetings one or two times a week in a research lab during the spring semester, followed by eight to 10 weeks of experience in a research lab in the summer of 2019. The principal investigator (PI) and the student may choose to extend the experience to two summers. Stipend amounts for the PI, instructors and undergraduate students will be determined.

The program is intended for current Ohio State students who are expected to graduate in 2021 or 2022.

Eligible students are encouraged to learn more and apply online by December 1, 2018.


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.

ACell Research & Development Internship

Location: Columbia, MD
Time frame: At least nine weeks
Compensation: Hourly pay

ACell is a leading regenerative medicine company that develops and manufactures products designed to facilitate the body’s ability to repair and remodel tissue. The company is seeking applicants for a full-time intern/co-op for Jan 2019 to June 2019. The co-op/internship has the opportunity to extend to a full year position depending on job performance.

The R&D internship is intended for current undergraduate or graduate students studying relevant fields of study and interested in a career involving Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, and/or Biomaterials. Students who apply should have four semesters of college-level coursework towards a degree in a related science or engineering field and experience maintaining a laboratory notebook.

The R&D Intern will have a primary project or task area developed in partnership with a Principal Scientist with the aims of both fulfilling an R&D technical objective while also providing the intern with growth opportunities. Examples of such projects:

  • Development and optimization of research procedures to expand R&D capabilities
  • Planning and carrying out research studies in biomaterial characterization
  • Production and evaluation of new product prototypes

Learn more about the internship and ACell.

Students who are interested can send their cover letter and resume to Jeremy Hale of the ASC Center for Career and Professional Success at hale.516@osu.edu. He asks that students save their resume as one file, using the following format:

2018_ACell_R&D Internship_Student Full First & Last Name

Example: 2018_ACell_R&D Internship_Jesse Jones

Molecular Medicine PhD Program

Have you considered a research career in graduate school?  
Deadline: January 1st 2018  
In this program, you will get a Research Thesis Advisor and a Clinical Mentor who will help design an independent study or “Clinical Experience,” in addition to core coursework. All course work is completed in the Lerner Research Institute on the main campus of the Cleveland Clinic. You get to choose rotation and thesis mentors from a  faculty in research departments at both the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University campuses.
 

Full Tuition + Stipend
The deadline for the PhD program in Molecular Medicine, offered through a partnership between the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University, is January 1st, 2018 for Fall 2018 enrollment. Details and the online application can be found on our website, www.lerner.ccf.org/mmed/.

Pre-Med Reception at Ohio University

Students, you have been invited to a Pre-Med Reception hosted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) and Dublin Methodist Hospital Clinical Campus!

When: April 25th, 5:30 – 7:30

Where: Dublin Methodist Hospital, 7500 Hospital Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016-8518, Conference Rooms 1 and 2

Who: Prospective students with interest in OUHCOM and the admissions process

RSVP by April 18th to ricem@ohio.edu or by calling 800.345.1560

The Associate of Admission and Student Affairs, John Schriner, PhD will attend to answer questions.  3rd and 4th year students present to help give an idea of a ‘day in the life’ while in the program and answer questions about being a student.  Medical education staff and physicians from Dublin Methodist Hospital will also be on hand to answer questions and provide additional insight.

Information Sessions for Clinical Research

The Master of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research (MACPR) program is inviting you to attend one of two information sessions!  This program is an interdisciplinary graduate degree program offered by The Ohio State University Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine. Available to full and part-time students, it offers specializations in clinical research management, regulatory affairs, and clinical and safety pharmacology. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in any area are able to apply. Session information below:

  • The in-person session will be held January 31st, 2017, at 5 p.m. in 260 Prior Hall. No RSVP is required for the in-person session.
  • An online session will be available on February 1st, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. via Carmen Connect. An RSVP is required for the online session, so please do so with Nikki Herbert at herbert.1865@osu.edu.

Check out macpr.osu.edu and/or contact Nikki Herbert at herbert.1865@osu.edu for additional information.

Pharmacology Postgraduate at University of Cincinnati

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The Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine currently offers a one-year, on-site, non-thesis MS degree program in Pharmacology focused on Basic Pharmacology, Drug Discovery, and Safety Pharmacology.  The program is designed to prepare students for advanced academic training in the life sciences (MD, PhD, DDS, DVM) or employment in the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organizations, or regulatory agencies (FDA, CDC).

The University of Cincinnati’s MS program is now in its fifth year of operation.  All students in the first four classes successfully completed their degrees.  About half of graduates have gone on to PhD or MD programs, and 100% of our graduates who applied to medical school have been admitted.  About half of graduates are employed in the academic research or private sector enterprises.

For their next class (starting in August 2017), they plan to enroll 15 students.  Applications from domestic applicants will be accepted until 30 June 2017 or until the class is full.  Early applications are encouraged, and foreign applicants should apply before 1 March 2017.

For further information about the program and a link to the online application, please check http://med.uc.edu/ms-in-pharmacology.