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Are You a Pre-Dental Student Interested in Research?

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Research Assistant II – Long Term Oral Health

Working independently and under general supervision from a Principal Investigator or manager provides support to clinical research. May be responsible for the following activities: coordination of clinical research project/protocol, subject recruitment, developing. Individual should be able to use independent judgment, in concert with the Principal Investigator, of the suitability of potential participants for clinical studies, developing and implementing strategies for recruiting, advertising, collecting and organizing subject data; scheduling subjects for study visits, performs telephone screening, clinical tests such as EKGs; maintaining and updating data generated by the study. Coordinates recruitment office activities overseeing the work of more entry level staff.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordinates the implementation, both internally and externally, of clinical studies. 
  2. Initiates and maintains contact with study participants, via: telephone and/or mail. Responsible for screening applicants, ensuring they meet all appropriate criteria for the study, and in concert with the Principal Investigator make independent judgement as to the eligibility of the potential subject. May be required to perform clinical tests such as saliva collection.
  3.  Develops and implements patient recruitment strategies. 
  4. Develops, organizes and/or maintains human research subject information database for study. Required to input data, and present weeklyreports.
  5. In conjunction with the Principal Investigator/Project Leader, develops and prepares research protocols including, design, data collection systems, internal review board approval (IRB) applications/amendments and annual reports. Responsible for preparing payment request for human research subjects, outside agencies and etc. 
  6. Assist the PI and Project Leader with preparation for presentations and written published article. 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Responsible for the supervising, monitoring and coordinating of the recruitment office and staff. 
  2.  Responsible for weekly staff meetings to ensure compliance with recruiting procedures, policies and practices. 
  3. Responsible for purchases and supplies. 
  4. Responsible for training and orienting new staff. 
  5. In conjunction with the principal investigator or manager assist in the hiring, firing, evaluating and disciplining of recruitment office staff. 
  6. Performs all other duties, as required.

Qualifications:

  • BS or BA.
  • At least one-year experience in research setting.
  • Sound independent judgment and competence in research methodologies.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with the following computer software preferred: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: 

  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required for working with the study participants.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.Knowledge of clinical research protocols.
  • Knowledge of computer programs, database, etc.Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize a variety of tasks.
  • Careful attention to detail.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism and respect for subject rights and individual needs.

Learn more and apply on Handshake! Application deadline is April 30, 2020.

Looking to Move to New York or Boston? These Research Positions Could Be For You!

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Gartner Research Campus Access for Faculty, Staff, and Students

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Are you interested in the most current and cutting edge information about technology? Are you researching or looking to invest in new technology and want industry-leading research to help you make the decision? Is your department looking to teach current IT-related topics? Do you need in-depth insights across all facets of technology – including communications, telecom, mobile, digital business, AI, Internet of Things (IoT), and cyber-security?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be interested in Middlebury’s access to the Gartner Campus Access Research service.  Gartner is a leading information technology research and advisory company that provides easy-to-understand summaries of complex ideas and extensive, in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis for a variety of IT topics.   

Middlebury’s subscription to Gartner includes access to both Gartner Magic Quadrants and Hype Cycles. 

  • Magic Quadrants help you get educated quickly about a market’s participants, maturity, and direction.  Magic Quadrants focus on the subtle differences between vendors in markets that are highly mature or newly emerging, and map vendor strengths against your specific need.
  • Hype Cycles are based on graphic representations of the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications which help discern technology hype from what’s viable
  • Special Reports are time-sensitive research reports focused on critical issues in technology. 
  • Regularly updated Complimentary Research selections of cutting-edge research from Gartner analysts
  • Webinars that can help you to build impactful, transformative strategies, based on real-life examples

Students can benefit by using Gartner to find research for assignments, learn where IT is headed and how it will shape our world, discover an area of interest, or even get ideas on careers. Gartner’s research enriches the educational experience by providing timely, objective real-world examples and content.

Faculty: Gartner Campus Access research enables professors to bring timely, objective real-world examples and content to the classroom, enriching the educational experience. 

Staff can access information on how to improve infrastructure, validate technology decisions, analyze trends in the industry, and understand best practices.

Gartner’s Campus Access research is licensed for use and is accessible to Middlebury College faculty, staff, and students at no cost.   To access Gartner, go to http://go.middlebury.edu/gartner.  Access is through Single-Sign-On (SSO) so you will need to authenticate using your Middlebury username and password.

Don’t Wait – These Summer Research Internships Expire This Week

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Regenerative Medicine Summer Internship with SENS Research Foundation

The SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Program emphasizes both laboratory and communication skills training to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. 

The Summer Scholars Program sets itself apart from many other internship programs with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program are guided through intensive writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals, abstracts, and PPT presentations. The communication training culminates in a student symposium after the internship, where Summer Scholars present the results of their work. 

  • Program Learning Objectives include:
    • Plan and execute an independent research project.
    • Learn new technical skills.
    • Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.
    • Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.
    • Present results at a student symposium.

Quantitative Sciences Undergraduate Research Experience with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The QSURE program is an NCI funded internship (R25 CA214255), designed to provide a hands-on research experience to undergraduates with an aptitude for and interest in quantitative sciences in cancer. Students will participate in an individual research project and receive exposure to methods in biostatistics, epidemiology and health outcomes research. Through the program, students will advance their quantitative skills and knowledge, as well as their understanding of options for graduate study and careers in these areas. Student research projects will be individualized and will address topics such as survival analysis, prediction modeling, cancer epidemiology, genetics and genomics, quality measurement, and disparities in cancer care and outcomes. 

Candidates must have completed at least one academic year of college, one college level statistics course (AP statistics does not count), and must also be enrolled as full-time undergraduate student. Competitive applicants must have a keen interest in cancer and population health, demonstrated aptitude in data analysis, and excellent oral and written communication skills. The program provides a modest stipend for the 10-week summer internship at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, located in midtown Manhattan. Students are responsible for their own housing, but QSURE will provide a nominal reimbursement for housing expenses. Applicants must also be authorized to work in the US.

For details and application, visit www.mskcc.org/qsure
EmailbstQSURE@mskcc.org
Deadline for Applying: January 17th at 5pm EST
Internship duration: June 1 to August 7, 2020

Spend Your Summer Studying Neuroscience at Boston University

Don’t wait – the application deadline is February 28, 2020

The Summer Program in Neuroscience (SPIN) is an annual 8-week program for undergraduates hosted at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center.  It began in 2016 as a collaboration between the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology (Dr. Jarrett Rushmore) and the Department of Neurosurgery (Dr. James Holsapple, Chair), and has expanded to include faculty participants in neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuro oncology, and neuro radio oncology. Since the first session in 2016, 10-15 undergraduate students have been selected each summer to participate in a variety of structured clinical, didactic, and mentored research activities designed to enhance their understanding of the brain, medicine, neuroscience, and neuroscience research.

These experiences are divided into three parts:

Didactics.  Twice a week, students learn neuroscience and neuroanatomy through small group lectures / discussions and hands-on neuroanatomy labs. The curriculum and content of the neuroanatomy labs and lectures are at the medical/graduate school level and delivered by an award-winning medical educator.  Small group sessions cover the organization of the central nervous system and clinical cases are used to illustrate the anatomy and function of the brain and spinal cord.  Neuroanatomy laboratories allow students to explore the anatomy presented in lectures by guided dissection exercises using real human brain specimens.  With human brain specimens in hand, students learn about the relationship between the nervous system organization and function, and how this relationship is disrupted in disease.

Clinical.  Students are exposed to the function and organization of the brain by viewing it from a clinical perspective and in the operating room. They rotate in the neurology and neurosurgery clinic where fundamentals of the neurological assessment and examination are taught, attend histopathologic review sessions in small groups with a trained neuropathologist and brain “cutting” sessions with pathology staff and residents in the hospital morgue, participate in the review and interpretation of radiographic studies of the human brain and spinal cord with a neuroradiologist, round with the neurosurgery residents in the neurointensive care unit and neurological hospital wards, and observe multiple cranial and spinal neurosurgical procedures. Students also attend weekly neurosurgical didactic sessions for neurosurgery fellows and residents, including weekly surgical case reviews and the institutional combined neurology and neurosurgical Grand Rounds. In addition, SPIN students are given pagers and are paged to shadow neurology or neurosurgical residents at night as opportunities arise, seeing patients in the emergency room and throughout the hospital. Didactic and clinical sessions are organized to optimize the integration and reinforcement of topic material.

Research.  Each student is paired with a research faculty mentor from the Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology (including neuro oncology), Radiology (neuroradiology), Pathology (neuropathology) and Radiation Oncology. Over the eight-week period of the program, students conduct an independent but closely mentored research project. Laboratory and mentor assignments are determined in a manner that leverages the students’ stated research interests and existing laboratory knowledge. Project types vary but a range of clinical, cell biological, molecular, and system level neuroscience research activities are available. At the end of the program, students present their research project and results in a public conference attended by their research mentors, course faculty, SPIN participants, family members and others.

SPIN is a unique program that combines mentored research activity with parallel organized clinical and didactic experiences to create and enhance an understanding and appreciation of the relationship between investigation and medicine in the neurosciences. Students emerge with a nuanced and multifaceted perspective of the brain informed by research, clinical experience, and small group didactics. Many SPIN alumni entered the program with hopes to pursue careers in biomedical research or medicine and afterwards have done so in doctoral programs in neuroscience and medical school. The program supports these choices by having career-development sessions to explain application processes for medical and graduate schools and teach interview skills.  Alumni indicate that the program has been “life changing” and critical to determining their individual, post-graduate career path.

Applying to SPIN

SPIN is open to rising junior and senior undergraduate students interested in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, computer science, and medicine. Admission is based on academic performance, letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.  Tuition does not include room and board. Proof of current immunizations required before accepted students can begin the course.

Dates: June 1 – July 24 2020

Tuition: $4,000 (Room and Board is an additional fee.)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

Learn more and apply here.

Looking for a Summer Research Position? Check This Out!

Apply on Handshake – Application deadline is February 16, 2020

Summer Research Assistant at The Ohio State University

The Center for Emergent Materials (CEM) engages researchers from multiple disciplines to work in teams on scientific problems too complex for a single researcher to solve.

CEM has three Interdisciplinary Research Groups:
IRG-1: Spin-Orbit Coupling in Correlated Materials: Novel Phases and PhenomenaIRG-1 is creating novel materials designed to tune the delicate interplay between electron correlations arising from Coulomb interactions and spin-orbit interactions that are enhanced in heavier elements. Their focus is on 5d materials where tuning by chemistry, structure and epitaxial strain enables topological phases, quantum phase transitions and novel magnetism.

IRG-2: Control of 2D Electronic Structure and 1D Interfaces by Surface Functionalization of Group IV Graphane AnaloguesIRG-2 is creating new materials: single atom thick 2D materials reminiscent of graphene but composed of heavier group IV atoms. These allow tuning of electronic properties by covalently attaching surface species to enable novel electronic phases and spin physics. Spatially-patterning in 2D creates the exciting possibility of novel 1D interfaces.

IRG-3: Nonlinear Interactions Between Spin Flux and Engineered Magnetic TexturesIRG-3 is pushing spin transport studies into the nonlinear regime with a program that aims to understand spin fluxes interacting with magnetic textures. Nonlinear response could move beyond diffusive spin currents to enable novel approaches to spin manipulation and control for next generation spintronics.

Students will participate in professional development activities focusing on preparing for graduate school and research related careers. They will also participate in peer networking and social activities. Successful REU applicants will be paired with a faculty mentor from a core CEM department (Physics, Materials Science & Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Chemistry) and will perform experimental or computational research projects aligned with CEM focal areas.

This 10-WEEK UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROGRAM includes a stipend of $5000, reasonable travel costs, and housing (dorm room – two people per room). Participants have access to OSU library and COTA bus transportation.

Please see http://cem.osu.edu/reu to apply!

Consider this Research Position with Mass General and Harvard Medical School

Research Technician Opportunity

We at the Faustman Lab are running an innovative Phase II clinical trial focused on the treatment of type 1 diabetes. Located at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, we are testing the potential of BCG, our study drug, to potentially reverse type 1 diabetes in adults and children. Please visit www.faustmanlab.org to familiarize yourself with our work.

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with an interest in basic and clinical research. Through this position, you will have first-hand experience working with real human samples, not just mouse experiments or tissue culture experiments. This position will provide first-hand exposure to research related to human disease and will provide an understanding of the importance and challenges of translational research.

Successful applicants will have a strong bench science background and a willingness to learn. Previous experience with western blotting, Elisa, flow cytometry or molecular biology is preferred. All applicants must be able to commit to 2 years of work (or more if desired). Exceptional hires in the past have had publications in scientific journals. This is an ideal position for candidates wishing to pursue a career in medicine or research.

  • Additional desired attributes:
    • Ability to learn quickly and problem solve
    • Advanced quantitative reasoning and data analysis skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail, self-directed and responsible
    • Must be able to spearhead multiple projects while working in a fast-paced environment with a multidisciplinary team
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are a must
    • High competency with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Should be able to demonstrate a distinct interest in our research and in type 1 diabetes.

Please visit www.faustmanlab.org for details.

To apply for this position, please submit your information through Handshake or email a resume, cover letter, and transcript to Nathan Ng (nng1@mgh.harvard.edu). Hired applicant will start work in June 2020.

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