Opportunities: Research, Internships, and Announcements

Research Technologist - Dr. Deok-Ho Kim Lab,Johns Hopkins University

The Laboratory of Dr. Deok-Ho Kim in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Technologist  to help support research in human induced pluripotent stem cells pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation for disease modeling, drug efficacy/safety screening, regenerative medicine, space biology studies. 

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • The Kim Lab wishes to recruit a qualified individual to support our group’s research.
  • The Research Technologist will become proficient in novel and modern methods of human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC) culture and differentiation and have access to state-of-the-art resources and equipment, and contribute to high-impact research at the interface of engineering and medicine. 
  • The candidate will work under the supervision of senior laboratory personnel, the principal investigator, and the lab manager.
  • The candidate should have a solid foundation in basic laboratory techniques and the underlying science. Significant contributions which lead to authorship on publications and oral/poster presentation of novel data will be highly encouraged.
  • Under initial supervision and training of the faculty investigator and senior lab members, the research technologist follows established procedures or protocols and utilizes aseptic technique to perform experiments which will include: human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation and experiments for cardiac tissue engineering.
  • Performing related general duties such as ordering supplies, general lab housekeeping, and maintaining safety records.
  • Operating and maintenance of lab equipment and supplies.
  • Documenting and reporting all experimental results.
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, routine repairs or notifying service personnel when more complex problems occur.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 
The Work Will Involve a Wide Range of Techniques Including:

  • Human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation.
  • Tissue fabrication and functional analysis.
  • Immunostaining and histology.
  • Microscopy.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.

See full job announcemnt here: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Research-Technologist-MD-21205/824738700/

 

Announcing the 2022 SCGB Undergraduate Research Fellowship RFA

Dear SCGB Community, The Simons Collaboration on the Global Brain (SCGB) is pleased to announce the launch of the SCGB Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program. Our request for applications (RFA) opens April 4, 2022.

The goal of the SURF Program is to spark and sustain interest in systems and computational neuroscience among undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in neuroscience research. The SCGB is launching this program with the recognition that diversity improves scientific innovation and collaboration. SURF provides funds for undergraduate research assistants to work in SCGB-funded laboratories during the academic year under the mentorship of postdoctoral fellows or graduate students who will provide personalized guidance.

This RFA is aimed at undergraduate students from underrepresented groups who are interested in gaining laboratory experience. This year’s opportunities are located in the Bay Area, Chicago, Cold Spring Harbor, London, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego and Seattle.

The program application is open to individuals who are from gender, racial, ethnic and other groups underrepresented in systems and computational neuroscience, including individuals with disabilities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. This includes, but is not limited to, women of any ethnic or racial group as well as any individual identifying as Hispanic/Latine, Black/African American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or American Indian/Alaska Native. Prior laboratory experience is not required.

SURF fellows will receive a commitment of $25 per hour wage for 10 hours per week over 30 weeks, administered through the hosting laboratory. In addition to financial support, SCGB will provide program certificates to fellows, facilitate meetings among fellows and mentors, provide access to professional development opportunities including a computational boot camp, and arrange an end-of-year research symposium for fellows to share their work. Awards will begin in the fall 2022 academic semester.

The deadline for applications and letters of recommendation is May 26, 2022.

Detailed information and application instructions are available here. Contact scgbsurf@simonsfoundation.org with any questions about the program.

 

GANAS Career Internship Program

The Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Initiatives, Career Success, and Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) are all excited to launch the new recruitment cycle for the GANAS Career Internship Program!

The GANAS Career Internship Program is part of a new HSI grant initiative that places underrepresented, low-income, and/or Latinx/e/a/o students in paid internships situated in one of the six high-demand fields of Accounting/Finance, Agriculture, Bio-tech, Education/Teaching, Health, and STEM. Students will work in their internships for the 2022-2023 academic year and receive a $5,400 scholarship for their participation. Additionally, GANAS interns will receive free career readiness and financial literacy coaching during their program participation! 

To be eligible for the GANAS Career Internship Program students must:

  • Be a Sophomore, Junior, or Senior full-time for the entire 2022-2023 academic year
  • Be from an underrepresented group, low-income, AND/OR Latinx/e/a/o
  • Provide employment authorization documentation (EAD)
  • Be in good academic standing

The internship application is NOW OPEN. The deadline to complete it is Monday, May 2nd. CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

We'll be hosting drop-in hours to help you complete your application, review and provide feedback on your resume, and to answer any questions you might have. If interested, please register to join one of our drop-in hours sessions below:

  • Tuesday, April 26th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm RSVP Link
  • Wednesday, April 27th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm RSVP Link
  • Thursday, April 28th from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm RSVP Link
  • Friday, April 29th from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm RSVP Link

Additionally, we encourage you to check out the video recording of our last information session for more information about the program and tips in navigating the application questions:

If you still have any questions about the program or the application process please contact Alma R. Orozco at ganas_ci@ucsc.edu or make an appointment with her via Handshake using these instructions.

 

"My time participating in the GANAS internship program provided me with an excellent opportunity to explore my field of interest. The GANAS team working in conjunction with my internship mentor ensured a positive and equitable internship site experience. Along with the technical skills learned at the site, the program fostered valuable professional growth lessons, including leadership and constructive communication ideas. Overall, the program has given me a great foundation for my career that bestows me with confidence as I plan for life past my undergrad.”

- GANAS Career 2021-2022 Intern

The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) Student Ambassador Program

The University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) is seeking applicants from across all 10 UC campuses, UC Hastings and Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Charles R. Drew University for the 2022-2023 Student Ambassador Program. UCGHI is pleased to offer this program for the first time over the course of an academic year, from September 2022 - June 2023. This leadership opportunity is open to all students (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, medical, nursing, law, etc.) who are dedicated to personal and professional growth by serving and representing their respective campus. 


UCGHI Student Ambassadors will develop, organize, and promote Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment (WHGE) or Planetary Health (PH) activities across campuses and mobilize student, faculty and staff involvement. Students will receive a $250 stipend for participating, at the end of the program. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to engage with key faculty, researchers, and leaders in either PH or WHGE while also strengthening professional network
s. 

This program offers two tracks as part of UCGHI’s two Centers of Expertise (COEs): 

1) Planetary Health 

2) Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment 

For more information about the program, please visit the UCGHI Student Ambassador Program Page

We will be holding a UCGHI Student Ambassador Program Information Session on Thursday, April 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PT via Zoom. During the session we will discuss the program and answer student's questions.

 
Application Procedure:  

 

Tulane University School of Medicine Technician Positions & Ph.D. Student Openings

My name is Dr. Yi-Ping Li. I am the Dean’s Endowed Chair Professor and the Director of the Division in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. My lab currently has five lab technician positions opening. If you are interested in applying for a technician position in my lab, you may submit your online application for  Lab Technician - https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC21132  or Lab Assistant - https://jobs.tulane.edu/position/IRC21130 .   Please also send your CV directly to me (yli81@tulane.edu) and cc to Marie Kaiser (mkaiser@tulane.edu).
 
My lab also has multiple Ph.D. students positions opening. If you are interested in the Tulane University School of Medicine PhD program and need help for the Ph.D. program application, please also let me know and send your CV to me also (yli81@tulane.edu) and cc to Marie Kaiser (mkaiser@tulane.edu).
 
Our lab has multiple projects that are sponsored by NIH R01 grants and are ready to move forward, including research projects in cancer immunotherapy, bioinformatics, genetics and epigenetics, development, musculoskeletal and aging diseases, inflammatory, and immune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, periodontal diseases and osteoporosis. Please see detailed information about my lab research projects on my webpage at https://medicine.tulane.edu/departments/pathology-laboratory-medicine/faculty/yi-ping-li-phd, and my lab webpage at https://medicine.tulane.edu/yi-ping-li-laboratories and https://www.yi-ping-li-lab.org).

Please feel free to contact Dr. Yi-Ping Li if you have any questions.

Galileo's paid summer opportunities

We are hiring over 2,600 summer staff members to lead our students this summer in the Bay Area, Southern California, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington DC. Here’s a quick summary of Galileo’s summer staff positions:
  • Summer Operations Interns: Interns work to support all aspects of office operations and camp programming. Recommended for college freshmen.
  • Camp Counselors: Our Camp Counselors  will take their small groups of campers from rotation to rotation, and spearhead camper management and community building. Recommended for undergraduates looking to gain leadership and/or education experience. 
  • Instructors: Focus on teaching one elementary-level subject (art, science, or outdoor play) to a specific age group for the entire summer. Recommended for students with leadership and childcare experience. 
All you need is 15 minutes and an updated resume to take the next step in having one of the most transformative summers of your life! Need help with your resume? We’ve created this template for you  to use when updating your resume. 
Our next priority application deadline is Sunday, April 10th at 11:59PM PT. 
Questions?
We’re hosting a Galileo summer internships & jobs information session on April 5th at 4PM PT where you can learn more about the opportunities we have, hear from past employees, and get your questions answered. If you can’t attend, feel free to RSVP and we’ll send the recording to you.  Click here to register for the info session. 
We look forward to seeing your application soon!

 

CALPIRG Students is a student organization here that works to protect the environment, make college more affordable, and promote civic engagement. Last Fall we helped nearly 10,000 students register to vote in California and got the UCs to release new policy to phase out single-use plastics to protect our oceans! Sign our petition to fight plastic pollution and check off Volunteering/Internships/Careers to get involved.

Now we’re working to tackle plastic pollution. From single-use plastic packaging, to foam takeout containers, so much plastic ends up in our environment harming wildlife and polluting our parks and communities for hundreds of years. That’s why we’re calling on state legislators to act on reducing plastic pollution by 75%!  

As a volunteer or leader with CALPIRG you can:
  • Work with the media and help organize beach or park press conferences with marine experts and elected officials
  • Increase voting accessibility and voter turnout in elections
  • Get city and county officials to make plans for 100% clean energy transportation
  • Advocate for increase Pell Grant funding for students and free, open textbooks at the UCs
  • And more!

Learn skills, build your resume, and work with issues that matter. Get involved today.

 

Intern with VAW Global Health Alliances

VAW Global Health Alliances

Looking for Medical internships? As an intern with VAW Global Health Alliances, you'll support a team to work closely with local health workers and partners to implement primary health clinics (or any other type) across LMIC

Join VAW Global Health Alliances at UCSC! This is an incredible opportunity to work alongside physicians to provide basic medical care to communities abroad. Interns will take vitals, shadow doctors, distribute medications, learn about basic pharmacology, and prepare a public health lesson to teach to children. You will also have opportunities during free days to explore Peru and fully immerse yourself in the culture. This is a 2-week intensive trip valuable to those who want to gain experience and collaborate in sustainable projects with partner communities while also having fun exploring a new country.

We are currently accepting applicants of all majors for our summer trip to Peru and we also have leadership positions available! Email us at vawucsc@gmail.com for an application.

Like us on Instagram @vawucsc to stay updated, and check out our national website www.vawglobal.org.

S.T.A.R.T. Research Opportunities

Are you interested in getting into a lab in your major or other majors? Send us an email at start@ucsc.edu and let us know what you are interested in. We would love to help get you connected.

In the coming weeks, we will be regularly posting opportunities to the following document. Please look it over and let us know how we can help you.

Link to Opportunities Document

Internship Opportunity: ESLP Organizer

ESLP Recruitment Flyer

Fall Quarter is almost here and climate change continues to increase! Now is the time to take action. Do you want to get involved in sustainability and climate change education? Are you looking for an internship or volunteer opportunity? The Education for Sustainable Living Program is now seeking new organizers for the 2021-2022 academic year. Come put your energy for environmental justice into action!
 
The Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) is a student-run organization that believes intersectional environmentalism and sustainability must start within education. Our team is focused on reshaping the way we as students learn by fostering a space of peer-to-peer learning and having intentional discourse about the nature of our unprecedented time. What actions do we need to take towards sustainability and environmental justice? Who do we need to talk to? What actions can be taken on campus? Our mission aims to address these questions.
 
We provide the opportunity to plan and design 2 UCSC courses that include learning skills about facilitating, communication, contacting guest speakers, designing our own curriculum, collaborating with other organizations, and more. To learn more about ESLP and what we do, visit http://eslp-enviroslug.org.
 
We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to join our team in planning and envisioning these educational opportunities for our student community!
 
ESLP is currently offering volunteer, 2-unit, and 5-unit internship opportunities. Email us at eslp@ucsc.edu with your interest today!