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Research opportunity

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

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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Hand on the Mouse, Eyes on the Wild

Cedar Creek's latest project calls on citizen scientists to identify on-site wildlife entirely online.

Eyes On The Wild Deer Collage

Pictured above: Oh Deer! Visitors to Eyes on the Wild will find lots of photos of deer. Here are a few of favorite snapshots.

Undergraduate research opportunities in plant evolutionary ecology

Interested in gaining research experience? Need directed research credits to graduate? Apply for a research position in the Moeller Lab!

The Moeller Lab is seeking research volunteers or directed research students to work 6-10 hours per week during Spring 2019.

Mosaics in Science

A Mosaics in Science Internship is a rich opportunity to work side-by-side with scientists and other professionals. Interns are part of bat research, bird surveys, seed collection projects, geological surveys, archaeological exploration, and much more. Interns receive additional training through weekly webinars and help to share the mission of the program through a blog.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity in Plant Genetic Engineering

The Voytas lab is currently looking for a sophomore or junior undergraduate student interested in working on projects involving cutting edge genetic engineering systems in crop plants. This position requires 10-15 hours/week of lab work (hours can be flexible depending on mentor availability and independence) and is a great opportunity for students who are thinking about a research career in biotech/life 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.