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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
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.

Learn more and apply on Handshake!

Check Out These Recent Research Postings from Brigham and Women’s!

Research Assistant I: Division of Vascular and Endovascular/BWH Dept. of Surgery

Working under the supervision of Division of Vascular and Endovascular Director and Principal Investigators, and following established policies and procedures; provides assistance on clinical research studies. May be responsible for the following activities: institutional review board applications and communications; recruiting and evaluating patients for studies; collecting and organizing patient data; scheduling patients for study visits; performing clinical tests such as phlebotomy, EKGs, etc.; occasional travel to meetings; maintaining and updating data generated by the study.  Two positions are available!! Apply on Handshake: #3314049 & #3313034 Expires May 19, 2020

Research Assistant I: Ortho Trauma/BWH Orthopaedics

The Harvard Orthopedic Trauma Initiative is one of the most successful fully-integrated cross-campus clinical programs. The Initiative has a very robust clinical research patient-reported outcomes programs that have grown substantially during the last five years. 

The Research Assistant I position offers exposure to the clinical, operative, and academic aspects of Orthopedic Trauma Surgery. This position offers terrific opportunities to both work with expert Orthopedic Trauma surgeons and contribute to cutting-edge innovations. 

Working independently and under general supervision from the Senior Project Manager and/or Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant I will provide support to clinical research studies and outcomes data collection. He/She may be responsible for the following activities: gathering data from the clinical record; recruiting and enrolling subjects into clinical protocols; developing and implementing patient recruitment strategies; and recommending changes to protocols.

Apply on Handshake! Expires May 19, 2020

Interested in a Research Position? The University of Pittsburgh is Hiring!

Apply for the Research Technician position today!

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Research Technician in the Division of Newborn Medicine/Neonatology. The Research Technician will join the basic research laboratory studying in vitro and in vivo models of neonatal/perinatal bacterial infections, preterm birth, and persistent bacterial colonization.

The successful candidate will be familiar with basic cell and molecular biology techniques including cloning, sequencing, PCR and RT-PCR methods, protein analysis, and cell culture techniques. Interaction with the mammalian specimen core may be required. Candidates familiar with the performance and interpretation of Next Gen sequencing and analysis of transcriptional profiles and large data sets are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong computer and basic statistical skills are particularly important as is the ability to analyze, organize, interpret, and present data both verbally and in writing.

An Associate’s degree in biology, biochemistry, genetics, biomedical engineering, statistics, or related scientific field is required. Bachelor’s preferred. Some experience in a laboratory, specifically with molecular biology is desired. Advanced computer skills are a plus. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement. 

This position is located at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.