2015 Summer Research Scholar Program in Charlotte, NC

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2015 Summer Research Scholar Program in Charlotte, NC

May 26th to July 31st, 2015


  • Work closely with mentors performing original research in a clinical or laboratory setting
  • $5000 for full-time 10 week internship
  • Undergraduate Rising Juniors, Seniors, Graduate, Post-Graduate, Medical (MD or DO), and Dental Students are eligible
  • Application deadline – February 25th, 2015
  • More Details: http://www.carolinashealthcare.org/summer-research-scholars


U-M Summer Research Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

The University of Michigan is home to many summer programs designed to offer valuable research experiences and development opportunities to help your students prepare for graduate school.  Undergraduate students who are interested in the biomedical sciences and PIBS can find our faculty participating in  more than a dozen different programs that span disciplines including (but not limited to) cardiovascular systems, cancer biology, pharmacology, biophysics, physiology, and chemistry.

These programs are now accepting applications with deadlines as early as January 31. Each program has its own application, and students can apply to and be considered for multiple programs.

Please let me know if you or your students have any questions about pursuing research at Michigan this summer.

Lisa Garber

Lisa Fletcher Garber Director, Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
Program in Biomedical Sciences | University of Michigan
734.615.1581lfletch@umich.edu | medicine.umich.edu/phd

Our 14 Programs: Bioinformatics | Biological Chemistry | Biophysics | Cancer Biology  | Cell & Developmental Biology  | Cellular & Molecular Biology  | Human Genetics  | Immunology | Microbiology & Immunology | Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology  | Molecular & Cellular Pathology  | Molecular & Integrative Physiology  | Neuroscience  | Pharmacology


Gulf of Maine and the World Ocean Research Experience for Undergraduates


Assistant Naturalists at the Highlands Nature Center

Assistant Naturalists at the Highlands Nature Center

Wage:   $300/week ($7.50/hr), free group housing, and possible college internship credit.

Hours:   Seasonal full-time (40 hours per week, no overtime available, Saturdays and some
evenings required), position dates are May 12 – Aug 16, but some flexibility is possible.

Description:    Two Assistant Naturalists help with daily operations of the Highlands Nature Center.
Primary duties include working with the public to interpret the natural history of the southern Appalachians and related Nature Center exhibits, answering questions about local natural areas and recreational opportunities, actively developing and presenting several environmentally-based educational programs for diverse audiences, and serving as co-counselor for a series of Nature Day Camps for children ages 4 to 14.  Staff will also assist with the implementation of weekly special evening programs for the public.  Work also involves the feeding, cleaning, general care, and interpretation of live animal exhibits (mainly reptiles and amphibians).  Other general duties include word processing; maintaining program schedules; participant registration; handling money; and cleaning and maintaining exhibits, the Nature Center, and animal enclosures on a daily basis.  Summer staff may also be occasionally asked to assist other Station employees in the office, maintenance shop, or Botanical Garden.  These jobs may include heavy lifting (≤ 50 lbs).  Assistant Naturalists work a 40-hour week, but the schedule will require flexibility including weekend and
some evening work.

Qualifications:    Applicants should be students (or recent graduates) with a major in biology, zoology, botany, environmental science, science education, outdoor recreation, or other related fields.  Proficiency in dealing with the public is a must.  Ideal candidates should have experience working with children; familiarity with a variety of environmental education programs such as Project WILD; experience in a museum, visitor’s center, camp, or similar setting; and experience handling and caring for animals.  Knowledge of the flora and fauna of the southern Appalachians is very desirable.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a valid driver’s license, and be in good physical condition to lead hikes.  Willingness to work a flexible schedule is a must.  Non-smokers
are preferred.

To apply:  A State of North Carolina job application (PD107) MUST be completed (available on
website).  Send application, cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Jim Costa,
Highlands Biological Station, 265 N. Sixth Street, Highlands NC 28741.
Applications must be received by March 13, 2015.

Botanical Garden Assistants

Wage: $300 per week ($7.50 /hr), free group housing, and possible college internship credit.

Hours: Full-time, temporary (40 hours per week, no overtime or benefits available), position is from mid-May through mid-August, with specific dates to be determined.

Description: Supervised by the HBS Botanical Garden horticulturist, the two Botanical Garden Assistants will assist in identification, labeling, and maintenance of more than 450 native plant
species and will help to maintain the grounds and gardens, trails, boardwalks, and bridges throughout the 22-acre campus. This position will include working with the HBS Botanical Garden
Committee, a volunteer group, and working with the public to interpret the natural history of local plants and identify native plant species within the garden. Interns will develop and lead weekly
garden tours. Interns will identify a project of special interest, work with the staff to accomplish the project, and give a presentation on his/her project at the end of the internship. Interns will spend 10 hours/week on the garden tours and their projects, and 30 hours/week on garden maintenance. This job may involve heavy lifting (no more than 50 lbs.) and will sometimes involve
working without supervision and in rainy weather. Occasionally, the individual may be asked to assist other Station employees in the office, library, or Nature Center or with special events.

The successful applicant must be able to trim, cut, and pile brush; use a shovel, hoe, and wheel barrow; do general gardening and trail repairs; help with lawn mowing and lawn maintenance on
the campus; learn to identify wildflowers; collect and mount plant specimens; learn to make plant labels; and assist others as required.

Qualifications: Applicants should be students (or recent graduates) with a major in biology, botany, horticulture, or some other environmental science. The ideal candidate should have
training and/or experience in field botany, landscaping, and working with the public. Familiarity with southern Appalachian plant species and with horticultural practices is desirable. Applicants
must be U.S. citizens and have a valid driver’s license. Non-smokers are preferred.

To apply: A State of North Carolina job application (PD107) MUST be completed (available on
website). Send application, cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Jim Costa,
Highlands Biological Station, 265 N. Sixth Street, Highlands NC 28741.
Applications must be received by March 13, 2015.
For additional information about the Botanical Garden and Highlands Biological Station, please call

Want to study in the United Kingdom this summer?

Want to study in the United Kingdom this summer?

The National Scholarship Office is hosting two information sessions regarding the 2015 Fulbright U.K. Summer Institute Scholarships. The first info session will be Thursday, January 29, at 12:30p and the second session will be Friday, January 30, at 11a. Both sessions will be held in the Multipurpose Room (1303) at the Honors College (701 W. Grace Street). First- and second-year undergraduate students are eligible to apply for these short-term programs. You must have a 3.5 GPA to be eligible. If you never studied abroad before, this may be a great opportunity to have a first study abroad experience. For more information, contact natlscholar@vcu.edu or visit http://www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-uk/undergraduate.

Colleagues: Please pass this along to first- and second-year undergrads who might be eligible and interested.
Jeff Wing
Boren Awards Advisor
Fulbright Program Advisor
Director, National Scholarship Office
The Honors College
Virginia Commonwealth University
P.O. Box 843010
701 W. Grace Street
Richmond, VA  23284-3010

Research Experience for Undergraduates in Population Ecology of Infectious Diseases, hosted by the University of Georgia

Applications are now being accepted for the summer of 2015 NSF Research
Experience for Undergraduates in Population Ecology of Infectious Diseases,
hosted by the University of Georgia. We are excited about the program, which
strives to integrate experimental biological science with computational
methods and techniques to investigate a variety of areas in infectious
disease research. Our goal is to recruit both students with a background in
biology, with the intent of introducing them to computational techniques,
and also students with a background in mathematics and/or computer science,
in order to give them experience in data collection in a laboratory setting.

2015 Program details
Location: University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Dates: May 26-July 24, 2015 (9 weeks)
Number of students: 10
Students will receive a $4500 stipend for the summer, free housing at the
University of Georgia, and up to $300 travel assistance to Athens, GA.

Who is eligible?
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its
territories and have not yet obtained an undergraduate degree.

To Apply:
– Complete the online application at http://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/reu/
– Send transcripts (unofficial is ok) to infectious.disease.reu@gmail.com
– Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to

To be considered, all application materials should be received by February
16, 2015. Accepted students will be notified in early March.

For more information, please see our website at
(http://daphnia.ecology.uga.edu/reu/) or contact Dr. John Drake, program
director, at jdrake@uga.edu

Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences

Dear Undergraduate Student:

We would like to invite you to apply to
http://www.buffalo.edu/climb/climb-up.html> The CLIMB UP (Undergraduate
Program) for Summer Research at the  <
http://www.buffalo.edu/> University at
Buffalo  for Summer 2015.


The CLIMB (Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the
Biosciences) Program at UB has created
http://www.buffalo.edu/climb/climb-up.html> CLIMB UP for Summer Research,
an outstanding summer research experience for undergraduate students to
excel in biomedical, STEM, and health science research and explore career
opportunities. Now entering its 7th summer, the overall goal is to introduce
you to research opportunities, to facilitate understanding of recent
advances in the STEM disciplines, and to mentor you towards graduate and
professional careers. As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will be guided through novel
and exciting research projects and mentored by faculty, graduate students,
and postdoctoral fellows through the summer and beyond. You will spend 10
weeks (May 26-August 1, 2015) in the laboratory of your research mentor,
whom you will be paired with based on your interests. We will train you in
various areas necessary to safely and efficiently perform your research and
related activities.

What Areas of Research Does CLIMB UP Offer?

The CLIMB UP for Summer Research offers many diverse research opportunities
in the STEM disciplines. Faculty are associated with a wide range of UB
programs, encompassing virtually all aspects of scientific research.

Based on your interests and career goals, you can apply to work with mentors
who fall under 3 categories:

Each of the links below contains detailed information on recent mentors in
each group.

*                  <http://www.buffalo.edu/climb/climb-up/climb-up-details/SURF.html>
ASPET-SURF mentors do research in the Departments of
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/pharmtox.html> Pharmacology and
Toxicology and
ml> Pharmaceutical Sciences. If you're interested in those fields, this is a
great place to learn more.
CLIMB PRO mentors are located in the
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments.html> School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences. Most are MDs working in clinical settings. If you're
pre-med, or looking towards a career in medicine and/or research, we
recommend you check out CLIMB PRO!
*                  <
iSEED mentors work in a wide variety of scientific disciplines at 7
different UB schools, including
http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments.html> School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences,  <
http://dental.buffalo.edu/> Dental Medicine,
http://nursing.buffalo.edu/> Nursing,  <http://www.pharmacy.buffalo.edu/>
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,  <
http://sphhp.buffalo.edu/> Public
Health and Health Professions,  <
http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/> Engineering
and Applied Sciences, and  <
http://www.cas.buffalo.edu/> College of Arts and
Sciences. If you're interested in any of those fields, we highly recommend
checking out iSEED.

Undecided!?! No problem! On your application, please let us know which
mentors and/or areas of science are most interesting to you, and upon
acceptance, we will work with you to select the best mentor for you.

What's On the Agenda?

As a CLIMB UP Fellow, you will:

*  Complete individualized lab rotations

*  Learn and apply laboratory skills (1-week course)

*  Gain exposure to a wide variety of STEM disciplines

*  Discover graduate and professional school possibilities at UB

*  Tour the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus

*  Present your research in a formal symposium setting

*  Enjoy all that Summer in the Buffalo Niagara region offers

*  Build lasting relationships with mentors and fellow students

Who Is Eligible for CLIMB UP?

CLIMB UP trains highly qualified undergraduate students interested in
scientific research. Students receive a living stipend through SURF, CLIMB
PRO, or iSEED (and other sources if available), and housing is provided for
students who live outside of Western New York. Students enrolled in the
program are entering their sophomore, junior, or senior years in
undergraduate programs in colleges and universities nationwide. Students
must be US citizens or Permanent Residents to be eligible for funding.
Students from all backgrounds and with divergent needs are encouraged to
apply, and will find opportunities through CLIMB UP that allow them to
thrive and succeed.

How Do I Apply?

<http://www.buffalo.edu/climb/apply/undergraduate.html> Applications for
Summer 2015 are due by February 1, 2015.

Applicants for The CLIMB UP for Summer Research are required to submit:

1.                 ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
http://www.buffalo.edu/climb/apply/undergraduate.html>  (click here!)
2.                 Personal statement describing interest in research and career goals
(in online application, or you may also email this part to
mailto:climb@buffalo.edu> climb@buffalo.edu)
3.                 Please forward a copy of your most recent CV or resume to
mailto:climb@buffalo.edu> climb@buffalo.edu.
4.                 Two (2) letters of recommendation from people who know you well
(professor, advisor, supervisor, etc) should be e-mailed directly to the
program at  <
mailto:%20climb@buffalo.edu> climb@buffalo.edu. We strongly
recommend that at least one of your letters be from someone who can comment
specifically about your experience in research.
Please ask your referees to include in the subject line: your last name
followed by a colon, and the words "CLIMB UP rec" (example, Smith:CLIMB UP
5.                 Please forward us a copy of your latest academic transcript,
preferably by e-mail to  <
mailto:climb@buffalo.edu> climb@buffalo.edu;
unofficial copies are encouraged. Upon your acceptance into the program, we
would request that you have your official transcript sent to us directly
from your college or university.

If you have specific questions, please feel free to
mailto:smbs-climb@buffalo.edu> contact us!

For further information, please visit us online OR- "Like" CLIMB UP on
Facebook!  <

Best wishes,

Margarita L. Dubocovich, PhD

Director of the The CLIMB Program

Rajendram V. Rajnarayanan, PhD

Associate Director of the The CLIMB Program

2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program

Are your students looking for summer research opportunities? Please post, forward, or tell your students about the 2015 Nebraska Summer Research Program housed on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

All programs for 2015 are listed at http://www.unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Minority Health Disparities, Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Redox Biology, and Virology.
Our online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 2 and all applications are due by Monday, March 2.
Thank you for your assistance in disseminating this information.
Best regards,
Maggie Jobes
Summer Research Program Director
Assistant Director of Graduate Recruitment
Office of Graduate Studies
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
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Summer research internships 2015: Plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairies

Summer research internships 2015

Are you interested in field research experience and learning about the ecology and evolution of plants and plant-animal interactions in fragmented prairies? We are looking for 3-6 summer researchers for an NSF-funded project investigating how habitat fragmentation influences inbreeding, pollination, herbivory, and demography in purple coneflower, Echinacea angustifolia, populations in western Minnesota. We anticipate hiring 2-3 REUs, 2-3 summer field assistants, and one or two 12-month research interns. This is a great opportunity for aspiring ecologists, conservation biologists, and evolutionary biologists to gain research experience and learn about the ecology and evolution of plants in fragmented prairies!

No experience is necessary, but you must be enthusiastic and hard-working. During the summer, you will monitor natural plant populations, measure plant traits in experimental plots, and assist in all aspects of research. Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to pursue an independent project as an REU participant. Potential projects could involve hand-pollinating plants, observing & collecting insects, monitoring flowering phenology, conducting statistical analyses, or computer programming.

If you would like more information or wish to apply, please visit this
website http://echinaceaProject.org/opportunities/ or contact Stuart Wagenius. Applications will be reviewed starting 27 February 2014 for REU positions and 6 March for other positions.

Seasonal wetlands field assistant

Seasonal wetlands field assistant – Virginia
Agency: West Virginia University
Location: West Point, Virginia
Dates: May 2015 – July 2015

Job Description: Seasonal wetlands wildlife field assistant, early May through July, for a research project focusing on distribution and abundance of king and clapper rails in marshes along the Pamunkey River near West Point, Virginia. Duties include piloting motorboats, monitoring autonomous recording systems, conducting avian point counts and vegetation surveys, collection of eDNA water samples, and collecting salinity and water depth measurements. Additional opportunities to trap and process birds depending on qualifications and skills.

1) Experience or coursework in wildlife biology or closely related field
2) Applicants must have boating and trailering experience, along with valid
boater’s training
3) Previous experience conducting avian point counts
4) Ability to collect data with strong attention to detail
5) Ability to work long hours, with early mornings (0400)
6) Valid driver’s license and a good driving record
7) Must interact professionally and respectfully with Virginia Department of
Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) officials who assist on the project and
provide equipment

Preference will be given to applicants with experience boating in coastal marshes, identifying estuarine and marsh birds by sight and sound, identifying coastal marsh vegetation, and navigating using handheld GPS units.

Housing and monthly salary will be provided.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and three references in a single document to Lydia Stiffler at llstiffler@mix.wvu.edu by March 01.