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Research opportunity

Here you will find a collection of research related opportunities at and for the College of Biological Sciences.

Research Opportunity in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

The Balfour Lab is recruiting incoming sophomores to volunteer in its research lab. The lab is looking for individuals that are passionate about public health, virology, vaccine development, infectious disease and clinical research. Experience in clinical or research labs is preferred. 

Hiring: Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant (Spring 2019)

An opportunity to work in the field of plant genetics in the lab of Dr. Robert Stupar, Department of Agronomy and Plant genetics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus. Majority of the work will be based out of lab as well as greenhouses. The successful candidate will work on following tasks:

Hiring: BSL-3 Program Undergraduate Worker

Hiring: BSL-3 Program Undergraduate Worker

Are you interested in gaining biocontainment experience?

The Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Program is hiring an undergraduate student to support routine tasks within biocontainment research facilities on campus.

Master of Science Opportunity, University of Winnipeg Vector Biology Laboratory

University of Winnipeg  Associate Professor Dr. Robert Anderson is looking to recruit a MSc student recently graduated or graduating this year with a BSc degree, biology and honour’s preferred but not necessary if course and work experience fill in. This opportunity is to conduct research in applied medical entomology including species surveys for mosquitoes in Manitoba and evaluation of new approaches to adult mosquito control. The opportunity will involve a mix of laboratory and field work under a variety of weather conditions (non-winter).

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Hunter Lab

The Hunter Lab (Department of Microbiology and Immunology) is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving microbial genetics, proteomics, mouse infection models, primary cell culture, and anaerobic bacterial culture to study the microbial ecology of chronic respiratory disease.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by not required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

REU in the Borer/Seabloom Laboratory

What is the project?
The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting lab and/or field experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, the team is asking how ecological factors influence the transmission of disease and the resulting communities of pathogens. Ecological factors of interest include the fertilization and diversity of plants, the abundance and diversity of aphid vectors, and potential interactions among viruses within infected hosts.

The REU position will include training in:

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Voytas Lab

Arjun Khakhar, a postdoctoral fellow working with Dr. Daniel Voytas, is looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering, virology and synthetic biology in crop plants. This position is for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life sciences.

While prior lab experience is a plus, it is by no means required. Students who are accepted will gain skills in:

Research Position in the Sachs Lab

The Sachs Lab, a translational research science lab in the Cancer Center studying acute myeloid leukemia using mouse models and primary human samples, is seeking an undergraduate student worker.

This position would be a good fit for students who have an interested in a physician scientist/MD/PhD track, although all are welcome to apply.

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