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01.31.18 Off-Campus Summer Research Opportunities Digest

January 31st, 2018

Interested in doing research this summer somewhere beyond the Orange Bubble? Below is Career Services' weekly compilation of summer research internship opportunities, as advertised through Handshake. Click here for additional Career Services tools/resources. Feel free to contact Career Services if you have any questions regarding the opportunities listed below or contact the Office of Undergraduate Research if you have other questions about doing research next summer.

Be sure to pay attention to the deadlines!


Post-Bachelor’s Research Opportunity - USDA’s National Animal Disease Center

Posted 01/08/18. Full-time 12-month research opportunity in the Virus and Prion Research Unit in Ames, IA. The participant's overall research activities are to execute technical methods, experimentation and procedures; conduct laboratory maintenance and safety practices; and collect, analyze, and maintain physical and electronic data in support of the Intervention Strategies to Control IAV Infection in Swine project plan. 


UCSF Post-Bacc Research Opportunity – Dr. David Toczyski

Posted 01/15/18. Researcher at UCSF seeks recent/upcoming senior for a FT position in his lab studying cell cycle regulation (yeast and tissue culture). Prior research experience in cell biology, MolBio, or genetics. Fun, dynamic lab with mix of students and postdocs. Click title above to email: include current dept/major, GPA, and name/dates/contact info of the lab(s) in which you worked. Please put "SRA" into the subject line.


Associate Scientist – Chemistry – Merck (Rahway, NJ or West Point, PA)

Posted 01/29/18. Analytical Development and Commercialization - Pharmaceuticals group. Support product formulation and process development for new Merck products utilizing various analytical techniques.  In particular, product support includes: Process and product characterization; Clinical study support including release and stability testing; and Analytical method development and validation.


Research Associate– Editas Medicine – Cambridge, MA

Posted 01/29/18. Support the development of gene editing-based therapies. Contribute as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary discovery team dedicated to the development of a novel class of therapeutics. The successful candidate should have proven practical experience in molecular biology, specifically in plasmid design and production, and cell culture.


2018 NSF REU in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Biodesign (B3) – City College of New York

Posted 01/29/18. Goal of the program is to provide an intensive faculty-mentored 10-week research experience. Experiences at the lab bench or in front of a computer will be supplemented with activities to promote interactions between students, peers, senior colleagues, faculty mentors, and expose students to science outside the laboratory. Weekly stipend and commuting/housing assistance provided.


Toshiba-Westinghouse Undergraduate Fellows Program at Penn State University!

Apply by 01/31/18. Paid summer research in the Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering for outstanding undergrads in engineering, COS, physics or chemistry. Students will conduct faculty-mentored research in areas like Reactor Safety Research, Reactor Core Analysis, Particle Transport Methods/Application, Advanced Control, Radiation Monitoring/Instrumentation, Materials Research, and Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics.


Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI) Summer Student Research Program

Apply by 02/01/18. An opportunity for undergraduates to receive an educational experience in biomedical research. Research at MMCRI covers a broad area in biomedical science including vascular biology, stem cell biology, developmental biology, neurobiology, hematology, nephrology, tumor biology, and molecular genetics as well as outcomes research, vector-borne diseases, and clinical research.


The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology

Apply by 02/02/18. Opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, and species diversity.


Molecular Engineering and Molecular Imaging Summer Programs at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

Apply by 02/02/18. Molecular Engineering seeks engineering majors interested in research at interface of engineering and cancer biology. Molecular Imaging seeks students interested in research at the interface of cancer biology and chemistry & imaging. Program open to first-, second-, and third-year students.


2018 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) - USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Apply by 02/05/18. Spend summer break working alongside USC’s world-class faculty on cutting-edge research in engineering and computer science. Participants will gain valuable research experience and receive a stipend for living expenses in Los Angeles. Housing and transportation will also be provided. Seeking outstanding sophomores and juniors in engineering or computer science.


Marshall University Edwards School of Medicine - Summer Research Internship for Minority Students (SRIMS)

Apply by 02/09/18. Nine weeks of graduate-level research in the field of biomedical sciences. Participants receive formal research training through workshops, seminars on current topics, mentoring and use of state-of-the-art core facilities. Students will present their research at the WV Summer Research Symposium. Includes stipend, free room and board, as well as assistance with travel. 


Vanderbilt University NSF- Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Apply by 02/15/18. The Vanderbilt Institute for Nanoscale Science and Engineering focuses on interdisciplinary nanoscale research at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. Program includes hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities; Poster session, awards banquet, field trips, social activities, outreach opportunities, mentoring; Stipend, travel allowance, room & board.


Northwestern University Materials Research Science & Engineering Center REU

Apply by 02/15/18. Interdisciplinary program focused on multi-functional nanoscale material structures. A range of projects is available in both experimental and theoretical/simulation fields. Program activities include mentored research and presentations, field trip to a national or industrial lab, beach party for social networking, panel discussion on graduate school admissions, and seminars by faculty and graduate students.


Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) – Rowan University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences – Stratford, NJ

Apply by 02/15/18. SURE is designed to provide a stimulating hands-on research experience for undergrads considering graduate education in the biomedical sciences. Program runs May 29- August 3, 2018. Research available include developmental biology, inflammatory mediators, aging, gene expression, stem cells, and cancer biology.


Summer Research Opportunities - National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)

Apply by 02/16/18. Hosted at U.S. FDA facility in Jefferson, Arkansas. 10-week training alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products. Includes monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.


Summer Research at Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Apply by 02/16/18. Ten-week summer internship at UC San Diego, in La Jolla, CA. Program is a great opportunity for inquisitive and motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science majoring in Oceanography, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world while earning a modest salary. 


Summer Scholars Program – MIT Materials Research Laboratory

Apply by 02/16/18. Challenging program for rising juniors and seniors in science and engineering to learn and perform research in laboratories in a broad selection of materials science subfields. Includes stipend and round-trip travel, hosted presentations, and group discussions. At conclusion of program, students present their individual research results at a poster session.


The 2018 CNF & PARADIM Summer 2018 REU Programs

Apply by 02/21/18.  Ten-week research program with Cornell NanoScale Science & Technology Facility (CNF) and Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis, and Discovery of Interface Materials (PARADIM). Emphasis on nanoscience and technology w/applications to bio-engineering, chemistry, electronics, materials science, optics, optoelectronics, physics, and the life sciences. Stipend, travel allowance, room & board.


Nuclear Forensics Undergraduate Summer School (NFUSS) – Univ. of Utah – Salt Lake City

Apply by 02/28/18. Six-week course, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), designed to provide undergrads w/comprehensive, experimental, hands-on training in topics essential to nuclear forensics. Program dates: June 11-July 20, 2018. The program will also include a field trip to Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).


Columbia University Materials Research REU Program Summer 2018

Apply by 03/02/18. PASencompasses two Interdisciplinary Research Groups studying materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters. Benefits include $4,000 stipend, campus housing and round-trip travel; hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, faculty/peer mentoring, site visits, and social activities throughout NYC.


Summer 2018 NSF-REU internship in Nanobioengineering – Alabama State University

Apply by 03/09/18. Hands-on research in state-of-the-art facilities, exciting projects from multidisciplinary faculty, weekly career development seminars, workshops, and field trips, group social activities, and presentations in research symposiums. Stipend, travel allowance, and room & board included. Selections based on a combination of research interests, academic qualifications and STEM faculty recommendations.


Summer Opportunities with Andlinger Center for Energy + The Environment

Apply by 03/09/18, latest. Research opportunities with faculty members on campus, as well as with non-profit organizations off campus, are listed below. Application instructions and a link to the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) can be found here. Research must begin no later than June 25, 2018 and last at least eight weeks

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