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

Undergraduate Research Opportunity: Voytas Lab

Are you a sophomore or junior undergraduate student who is interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering 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:

McNair Summer Research Program

The goal of McNair Scholars is to give undergraduate students intensive, faculty-driven research experiences and prepare students for entry into graduate school. During the 10 week summer research program, students will: develop relationships with faculty, receive a $3500 stipend, conduct research, develop a quality research paper and poster presentation, and receive guidance through the graduate school process. Applications are due January 28, 2019.

Ten Thousand Families Undergraduate Research Assistant

The University is conducting a research study of what we hope will become 10,000 Families Study because health, diseases and risk factors can run in families. The study is multigenerational study and will help us understand how genetics and shared habits contribute to health and disease. The goal is to enroll 10,000 Minnesota families with young children, their parents, siblings, and grandparents. 

Position in the Voytas Lab

The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Voytas on the St. Paul campus is currently looking for sophomore or junior undergraduate students interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position is a great opportunity 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: Molecular cloning, plant rearing and genetic screening, and methods of genetic modification

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Resources – September 10

 

Funding and Scholarships

  • Goldwater National Scholarships award $7500 toward undergraduate educational expenses for sophomores and juniors in STEM fields with outstanding academic records and significant research experience who plan to have careers related to research. Deadline for consideration for a campus nomination is November 19, 2018.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities and Resources

CBS offers a multitude of resources for students interested in undergraduate research, whether you are just getting started, or have been working in a lab for years. Continue reading below for more information!

NEW! The CBS Undergraduate Research Listserv
The CBS Undergraduate Research Listserv is a way for you to stay connected with research resources. This newsletter will provide information related to:

Work-Study Position in Tissue Engineering Laboratory

A work-study position for general laboratory maintenance and cell culture for the Bioprinting Facility is now open. The position will provide the student with an opportunity to start at the ground-level of a regenerative medicine research laboratory and begin building tangible research skills. Learn more.

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.