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Upcoming Career, Resume and Research Drop-In Events

Express Resume Drop-Ins & Career Fair Tips for U of M Job and Internship Fair

Need someone to take a quick look at your résumé? The CBS Career Team invites you to stop by their 15-minute express résumé review drop-ins. They can quickly review your résumé and give feedback and tips for navigating any upcoming career fairs you may be attending! Registration is not required.

Event details:

AHS 1601 - Future Physician II: The Life & Work of a Physician

Explore the field of medicine by interacting with physician guest speakers from the University of Minnesota Medical School and the community. Physician speakers will share information about their specialties, while talking about their own personal pathways to medicine. Students will learn to think critically about the challenges and opportunities of a career in medicine through interactive and reflective exercises. (1 cr)

BIOL 4950: Directed Research Writing Support

Are you thinking about signing up for WI-directed research this semester?  Writing up your research can be incredibly fulfilling, but it can also be hard to know where to start. This semester, EEB Ph.D. candidate and Student Writing Support consultant Meredith Steck is offering a 1-credit writing support course (BIOL 4950) where she will take you through each step of writing your directed research paper. All assignments and deadlines will directly contribute to the paper you are already required to write by the end of the semester. 

New Student Group: Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Ambassadors

A new student group, the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Ambassadors, is looking for student ambassadors to raise awareness about rare diseases, educate others about current research, and advocate for patients and their families. The group will also fundraise for gene therapy research.

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.