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Undergraduate Research Position Available in Nutrition and the Human Genome Laboratory

The Nutrition and Human Microbiome Laboratory is looking for undergraduate students to contribute to clinical research focused on the impact of diet on the microbiome. Specifically, responsibilities for research assistants will include benchtop work processing and analyzing biological samples from an ongoing clinical trial.  All necessary training will be provided, although previous lab work or courses involving pipetting is preferred.  

 Research assistants will be asked to commit to at least 6 hours/week of time in lab, mornings preferred.  Training will begin immediately, and work will begin at the end of January. There will be the option to obtain graded research credit for the Spring or Summer 2017 semesters.

 For more information: Nutrition and the Human Microbiome Laboratory and Dr. Hannah Holscher’s FSHN faculty page.  

 Interested individuals should send their resume to Sharon Thompson (svthomp2@illinois.edu) as soon as possible, but no later than November 30th.

Opportunity for Undergraduate Students to Edit Student Journal

Peer Review: the Undergraduate Research Journal of the Ethnography of the University Initiative is looking for two undergraduate interns to join its team of student Managing Editors (MEs). Ideally, candidates will have research or writing experience. MEs work with and are mentored by the graduate student Senior Editor, as well as Peer Review’s Advisory Board. MEs will facilitate all stages of the publication process, including: advertising and soliciting submissions; selecting pieces to publish; requesting content and format edits from authors; work one-on-one with authors in the editing process; and copy-edit/format the annual issue for publication. You can see previous editions of Peer Review here.

Generally, MEs work an average of 5 hours per week. While this is an unpaid internship, this position may qualify as internship hours toward undergraduate programs (James Scholars, for instance), undergraduate research certificate (through Office of Undergraduate Research), etc. They provide documentation of support upon request.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter outlining their interest, a current resume, a writing sample showcasing their own work (Max 1000 words) and a reference from a faculty mentor or program administrator (McNair, James Scholars, etc.). All applications should be submitted electronically (as one document if possible) by completing Peer Review’s electronic application form, or by email to eui-peerreview@illinois.edu, with “Undergraduate Editor” in the subject line. Deadline is October 14th, 2016.

Any questions should be addressed to Karen Rodriguez’G, Program Director for EUI, at eui-info@illinois.edu.  For more general information on EUI and its mission, please see our website: www.eui.illinois.edu.  

Undergraduate Researcher Position Announcement – MCB 290

Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Biochemistry laboratory working on various projects is looking for motivated MCB majors who are very interested in doing research and getting credit under MCB 290.

Positions are available starting spring 2017.  Accepting applications now.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Highly motivated sophomore (GPA>3.6) who is keen to go to medical school, graduate school, pharmacy school or veterinary school are welcome to apply.

 PREFERRED SKILLS:

Experience with standard molecular biology techniques is desired but not required. High motivation and strong research ethics is required.

APPLICATION MATERIALS:

The application materials should be emailed as a single PDF file containing

(a) Resume, (b) a list containing details of courses and your grades and (c) one paragraph on your reason for applying for this position in my laboratory

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH PROMOTION:

  • Our lab believes in undergraduate research and we have an extremely successful track record.
  • Undergraduates in our lab do hands on research, present papers and co-author papers and obtain fellowships.

CONTACT:

Aditi Das Ph.D.

aditidaslab@gmail.com

website: https://sites.google.com/site/aditidaspro/

Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students Travel Award

The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) is the largest, professional conference for minority students, including those with disabilities and US military veterans, encouraging them to pursue advanced training in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year ABRCMS will be held in Tampa, Florida on November 9-12.

ABRCMS is currently accepting abstract submissions and applications for the student travel awards. MCB undergrads, please consider applying if you are interested! The application deadline is August 26, 2016.

Summer 2016 Research Position

Chronic Wasting Disease in Illinois White-tailed Deer Employee

The Mateus and Novakofski lab is seeking a motivated individual to assist with research on the genetics of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Illinois white-tailed deer. The CWD research program conducts applied conservation and population genetic analysis of deer, describes patterns of genetic structure, spatial distribution and gene flow, to draw insights into the epidemiology of CWD.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • DNA extraction
  • PCR
  • Sequencing
  • Genotyping
  • Data analysis in Sequencher and Genemapper software
  • Data entry in MS Excel and Access

Necessary Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction.
  • Must have good organization and communication skills.
  • Experience with basic lab techniques (i.e., PCR).
  • Must be able to work during summer 2016.

Compensation: During the summer, the selected candidate will be expected to work 30-40 hours per week. Extension of the position after summer is possible. If the candidate is an undergraduate student, work during fall/spring semesters is limited to a maximum of 10 hours per week. Pay will be hourly based on experience.

Closing: Applications will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Inquiries: Please send a cover letter and resume to Michelle Green (mlgreen@illinois.edu)

Undergraduate International Area Studies Research Workshop

Do you have a research paper on an international, global, or regionally focused topic you’d like to develop further?

Or are you planning or working on a thesis on a topic involving a foreign country or region?

APPLY today to join the Undergraduate International Area Studies Workshop (May 16-20, 2016)

 Deadline: 5pm CT, Friday, March 25, 2016

What you’ll get:

  • Close mentoring by an Illinois faculty member and librarians.
  • An insider’s view of scholarly publishing.
  • An introduction to interdisciplinary area studies research, which means:
    • Access to new sources and data from other disciplines to address your research problem.
    • A broader and more diverse perspective on your research.
    • The chance to advance your project and make it appeal to a wider audience.
    • Enhanced research skills and experience with vernacular language sources.
  • The opportunity to produce a better writing sample for grad school or a thesis that stands out from the crowd.

To apply, send the following information and materials to reec@illinois.edu:

  • A completed copy of the application cover sheet which you can find here: Ugrad_Wkshp_app[2]
  • Proposal. A description (200-400 words) of the project you will work on at the workshop: title, topic, discipline (history, sociology, biology, chemistry etc.), methodology if relevant, course original paper was written for an instructor (if you are revising a course paper), major, advisor for thesis (if the project is a thesis project), and an indication of the current state of the projects and any ideas for its further development.
  • One letter of recommendation from a professor or instructor (sent directly by the instructor).
  • An unofficial copy of your UIUC transcript.

 

 

Summer Internship Opportunity with Former MCB Graduate Student

Erik Reed, an MCB PhD alum, is filling the role of Site Microbiologist at AstraZeneca’s Frederick Manufacturing Facility in Frederick, MD. He is looking for a junior/senior microbiology (or MCB) major to work as a simmer intern (anticipated June 7th start date), who understands bacterial physiology and ecology.

The company will pay for housing and a salary. Aseptic technique would also help as there is a likely opportunity to participate in some biofilm focused lab work.

Here’s the link to the opportunity: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1209771

USAISR 2016 Undergrad Summer Internship

The US Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) is seeking applications for summer internship appointments for undergraduate students from accredited colleges and universities to conduct research at the USAISR.

Application deadline March 4, 2016

The US Army Institute for Surgical Research (USAISR) PAID Summer Internship Program for Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, and Engineering (STEM) undergraduate students will be from June 6 to August 10 in San Antonio, TX.

Number of internship Openings: 10

Degree Required:  Bachelor Degree Student (In Progress)

All interns must have completed at least their First Year class requirements for a bachelor’s degree.

Chosen applicants will work closely with a USAISR staff mentor and their research team to conduct a scientific investigation in one of the research focus areas of the USAISR:

  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Resuscitation
  • Blood and Coagulation
  • Burn Injury
  • Ocular Trauma
  • Dental Trauma
  • Pre-hospital Trauma Care
  • Intensive Care
  • Pain
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Extremity Trauma

What it is: A PAID ($2,726/month) summer internship for students in the above categories. Note that housing and transportation are NOT provided. Students are mentored by Army Physicians to conduct research in areas such as burns,rehabilitative medicine and orthopedics, along with dental/ocular trauma.

The extensive partnering relationships with universities and other government agencies will expose participants to a broad research community. Program participants will have the opportunity to meet government decision-makers and learn directly from them about the role of scientific research in addressing complex, real-world (i.e., operational) needs.

Furthermore, fellows have the opportunity to learn how research products transition from the proof-of-concept stage to integrated production systems

Additional information and links to the application process are available at the below site.

http://www.usaisr.amedd.army.mil/2016_undergrad_internship.html

Undergraduate Research Symposium 2016 Now Accepting Submissions

The Office of Undergraduate Research is excited to announce that they are now accepting submissions for the 2016 Undergraduate Research Symposium. This event, which takes place during Undergraduate Research Week, bring students and faculty from all disciplines on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus together to learn  more about their research and its potential to change the world.

Throughout the week of April 17 – 23, 2016, students will showcase their projects at events across campus through presentations, posters and performances. The main event is the Undergraduate Research Symposium which will take place on April 21st, 2016.

For more information on Undergraduate Research Week and the Undergraduate Research Symposium, including programs and awardees from past years, please visit: http://undergradresearch.illinois.edu/

Deadline for submission to the Undergraduate Research Symposium is Monday, February 15th 2016 at 11:59pm. The application can be found at: http://go.illinois.edu/urs2016

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) and High School Students (RHEU)

The Conte Center for Computational Neuropsychiatric Genomics is offering a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program this summer. In addition, the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats is offering a Research Experiences for High School and Undergraduate students (RHEU) program this summer. Both Centers seek qualified students for 2016 fellowships. Stipends are $4,000 (undergrad) and $2,000 (high school student) for ten-week projects at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of California, San Diego, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Tennessee, University of Buffalo, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. At the conclusion of the program students will produce reports and present findings at a symposium.

The deadline to apply to the REU and REHU programs is February 8, 2016. Links to information and applications are at  http://ratgenes.org/summer-2016-genes-and-addictive-behavior-rehu-program/