Neuroscience Graduate Program

If you are committed to a career in neuroscience research, consider our Neuroscience Graduate Program (NGP) at the Vollum Institute/Oregon Health and Science University.

The NGP faculty is large and diverse while the number of graduate students remains relatively small, allowing graduate students to connect with highly accomplished scientists including many well-recognized senior scientists as well as a growing number of outstanding junior faculty members. As a medical campus, OHSU provides its students with access to both translational and clinical research activities, and our graduates go on to secure excellent postdoctoral positions and a wide variety of jobs in academia, industry, and other science-related fields such as science writing.

Visit the NGP website to read about the experiences of some of our graduates and to explore areas in which we excel, including:

  • Biophysics of channels and transporters.
  • Molecular neurobiology and gene regulation.
  • Glial biology.
  • Synapses and circuits.
  • Sensory systems.
  • Developmental neuroscience.
  • Neurobiology of disease.

Our program is recognized as one of the top programs in the US, and we are located in one of its most livable and beautiful cities, Portland. We have great and affordable neighborhoods with restaurants that fit into even a graduate student’s budget. The application deadline for this year’s program is December 1, 2017.

If you are a college junior looking for summer research fellowships, we will be accepting applications for our stipended undergraduate summer research program. The application deadline for this program is March 1, 2018.

Please visit our websites or contact us for more information. I think you will be excited about the quality of our program and the opportunities it presents for a positive PhD experience.

MIT Amgen Scholars Program, Summer 2018

We want you to be aware of an exciting opportunity for students to engage in research at MIT as part of our summer 2018 Amgen Scholars Program. Undergraduates will participate in faculty-mentored summer research at MIT in the science and biotechnology areas. Students admitted to this program will conduct full-time research, attend seminars and workshops, present their research, network with other undergraduates with similar research interests, and attend a mid-summer symposium at UCLA.
Twenty undergraduates, 15 visiting students and 5 MIT students, will be admitted to the program. Participants will be paid $4,500 for the summer, receive on-campus housing, a food allowance, and visiting Scholars will be provided travel to/from Boston.
Attached is a flyer about the program.
More information can also be found here

Frog Tutoring – Job Opportunity

All Frog Tutoring tutors will meet with assigned students to provide one-on-one private tutoring for subject matters in their areas of expertise. Tutors are to serve as a guide and coach to assist their students to become a successful, independent learner while integrating effective study and learning strategies to maximize the student’s potential for academic progress. Ultimately, it is the tutor’s responsibility to motivate students to want to learn, achieve, and be self-motivated.

Why Work For Frog Tutoring?

  1. Flexibility
  2. Tutors will choose which grade levels and subjects to tutor.
  3. Tutors will create their own work schedule.
  4. As long as tutors work the minimum amount of hours a week, they can work as many hours as they like.
  5. Driving Compensation Depending on the distance, tutors will be compensated for driving over a certain mileage.
  6. Bonuses Tutors who constantly receive high tutor rankings will be eligible for periodic bonuses
  7. Incentives & Acknowledgement (Hard work does not go unnoticed!!!)
  8. Tutor of the month: Every month the Regional Coordinator from each region will submit one tutor to be selected as the tutor of the month. This tutor will have their name and photo posted on the corporate page of the website as well as our Facebook page. Not only will they receive public acknowledgement and a certificate, the tutor of the month will receive “special prize” which will vary each month.
  9. Tutor Referral Program during our “busy” season
  10. During times when there is a high need for tutors, current tutors will receive a bonus for every person referred and hired that are qualified to tutor in high demand subjects.

If this position interests you, please apply online at: www.frogtutoring.com/become-a-tutor

Summer Internships @ Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve of the University of Minnesota has opportunities for students to work as plant community ecology interns, research field supervisors, ornithology technicians, and prescribed burn technicians. Many positions run from June through August, but some technicians will be needed as early as March and some are needed through October. As a research intern or technician, you will contribute to ongoing field experiments, have the opportunity to initiate individual research, attend scientific seminars, and interact with professors, post-docs, and graduate students. If you are an undergraduate or a newly graduated student with a background or interest in biology, ecology, environmental science, botany, environmental education, ornithology, or related field we encourage you to apply.

We have three large scale projects, along with several smaller scale experiments, that require most of our intern resources throughout the summer. BioCON is one of the large scale experiments where we explore the ways in which plant communities respond to environmental changes such as increased nitrogen deposition, increased atmospheric CO2, decreased biodiversity, altered precipitation patterns, and increased temperatures. Another large scale project is the Big Biodiversity experiment that studies how plant diversity affects the rates, dynamics, and stability of ecological processes at the population, community, and ecosystem levels. There are multiple experiments nested within the Big Biodiversity experiment as well, looking at factors such as irrigation and increased temperatures. The third large scale experiment, FAB, is
looking at tree competition under different diversity levels. This experiment includes approximately 40,000 trees within a 30 acre field that will run for over 100 years. Throughout the summer we maintain and sample these experiments. We also have a couple of technician positions that will involve studying woodpecker behavior, habitat use, and nesting success throughout the spring and summer
season at Cedar Creek.

The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is a nine square mile tract of land 35 miles north of the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent’s biological heritage. Cedar Creek is endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate make it ideal for ecosystem studies. To learn more detailed information about experiments, researchers, and the Cedar Creek area please visit our website at www.cedarcreek.umn.edu.

To apply for any of the above intern positions please visit our website, http://z.umn.edu/ccjobs. The deadline for application submission is February 19 th or 26 th (depending on position). For any questions regarding the internships or application please email ccintern@umn.edu.

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2018 Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Our digital brochure can be found online, and is attached in this email.  We appreciate your help!
Also, have you seen the Summer Program video that we created from the 2017 program?  If not, check it out here!

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Summer Research and Postbac

Broad Cancer Genomic Scholars (BCGS- postbac) – broad.io/bcgs

An innovative, two-year program run jointly by the Broad Diversity, Education and Outreach Office and the Cancer Program, BCGS offers participants a comprehensive, structured and immersive experience that includes groundbreaking research and academic and career guidance. BCGS participants will carry out research as paid, full-time Associate Computational Biologists or Research Associates, working alongside leading scientists within the Broad Cancer Program.

Eligibility – seniors or recent graduates who majored in the biological, physical or computer sciences, engineering or mathematics, and are interested in pursuing a graduate degree (M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.

Deadline: January 26, 2018

 

Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) – broad.io/bsrp

The Broad Summer Research Program (BSRP) offers students with a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in STEM disciplines the opportunity to conduct intensive research in a collaborative community. Students from groups that are underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.

BSRP participants spend the summer performing original computational or experimental-based research in labs across the Broad Institute’s research areas, from cancer to infectious disease to computational biology. In addition, the program features a rich curriculum outside the lab that emphasizes career development, personal development, and teamwork in a small cohort.

Deadline: January 8, 2018