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External Research Opportunity

Here you will find external research opportunities for College of Biological Sciences undergraduate students.

Student opportunity at the Minneapolis VA

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to run and manage the DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

2018 Regenerative Medicine Postbaccalaureate Research Opportunities

The Sens Research Foundation Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Like SRF’s Summer Scholars Program, the goal of the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program will be to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine research. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Fellow will take control of his or her own research project. Research projects offered will vary from year to year.

University of Las Vegas Mechanisms of Evolution REU

The REU Site: Mechanisms of Evolution is accepting applications for its NSF-program. Students will perform independent research under the guidance of a UNLV faculty mentor. Participants will receive a $5,750 stipend ($575 per week), travel subsidy and complimentary housing in a UNLV dormitory.  

Program dates are May 30 to Aug 3, 2018.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at Ohio University

The deadline to apply for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program is February 1, 2018.  

The SURF program allows undergraduate students interested in medicine or biomedical research the opportunity to work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member.

University of Georgia Population Biology of Infectious Diseases Summer REU

The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site at the University of Georgia is a nine-week NSF-funded program which provides students from across the country with research experiences at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology.

University of Georgia Summer Undergraduate Biology Education Research Program

The University of Georgia recently announced the fifth year of its Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) REU site program. UBER is a a nine-week, NSF-funded program which involves undergraduates in designing and conducting research on biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty in UGA’s Division of Biological Sciences and College of Education.

Research Assistant Position at the Minneapolis VA

The Wetlab of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Study at the Minneapolis VA is seeking a research assistant to manage DNA testing in the wetlab.  Candidate will design or use established PCR protocol for gene of interest, take inventory of lab technology and chemicals, and research genetic technology and gene of interest extensively. Ideal candidate should have proficiency and experience with PCR and the multiple variants of the technique. Must also be familiar with the pre- and post-PCR  protocols from lysing the DNA sample to sequencing the amplicon.

Growing Up STEM Summer Research Opportunity

This summer REU in discipline-based education at North Dakota State University is an excellent opportunity for students interested in learning and teaching of STEM at the undergraduate level. Students work in a cohort of undergraduate scholars over a 10-week period during the summer and are immersed in hands-on research experiences in discipline-based education research. Students are housed on-campus and earn a $5000 stipend.

Translational Ecology at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is now accepting applications for its summer 2018 REU program in "Translational Ecology". This NSF-funded program emphasizes the community nature of the scientific enterprise, fosters reflection and builds self confidence and skills. To complement their mentored research, students have many chances to interact, give and receive feedback and support, and participate in a rich assortment of enrichment activities, workshops and field trips around the theme of translational ecology.