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Research opportunity

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

Volunteer Position in the Department of Anesthesiology

Pain research lab at the Department of Anesthesiology is looking for a undergrad student volunteer who is interested in gaining research experience while supporting the lab with a variety of research projects. This is an immediate opening. 

Role: The volunteer should be able to work for approximately 6-8 hours/week. The role will involve performing western immunoblotting or immunohistochemistry of animal samples, collection of data, data analysis, and collaboration with a research team. 

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.

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.

Borer/Seabloom Laboratory REU

What is the project? 

The successful applicant will join a team that is studying the community ecology of disease. The team will be conducting experiments using a model plant-aphid-virus system. Broadly, they are 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.

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.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in the Fixen Lab

The Fixen lab is working to understand how a photosynthetic bacterium works and how we can get it to work for us by producing energy rich compounds. Students will learn a variety of lab techniques under the supervision of the lab manager and PI and would have the opportunity to take on an independent research project after the first semester. Students will gain experience in molecular biology approaches such as cloning and qPCR and in growing microorganisms using sterile technique under anaerobic conditions. Volunteer, directed research, and UROP options are possible. 

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.

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.