Undergraduate Lab Assistant
The Halberg Laboratory in the Department of Medicine is seeking a motivated undergraduate student to assist with general lab duties and support research projects. The goal of our research is to better understand tumorigenesis in the mammalian intestine to develop better therapeutic approaches. Responsibilities would include dishwashing, processing of tissues for genetic analysis, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and assisting senior laboratory staff including research specialists and scientists with rodent husbandry and research projects.
All accepted students would earn three research credits (9-10 hours/week) during the spring 2020 semester. Based upon performance and interest this position will continue into the summer with a pay rate of $10.00/hour for 10-20hrs/week.
Applications close January 17, 2020.
Research Internship with Lankau Lab
We are seeking a student who is interested in studying plant associated microbial communities (plant microbiomes) for research credit. The project is focused on helping to develop a sterile miniaturized plant environment (aka micro-cosm) to cultivate beneficial plant associated microbial communities. This will involve preparing and testing sterile media culture, plant tissue culture, inoculating the micro-cosm and measuring plant biomass. The students will also become exposed to molecular techniques like PCR, qPCR, and DNA fingerprinting. Added plus if students have some working knowledge of such techniques but not required. The project will also require the student to familiarize themselves with primary literature to optimize, developed and analyze results of experiment.
Anyone who is interested is encouraged to apply! Please email a small paragraph (4-5 sentences) stating general research interests/goals and resume to Max Miao (firstname.lastname@example.org). Possibility of extending into a Summer Paid research position as well!
For more information about our lab please visit our website:
NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU): Molecular and Biochemical Analysis of Proteins
Department of Biochemistry, Purdue University
Dates: May 25 – July 31, 2020
Overview of Program
• Ten-week mentored research experience
• Weekly career development sessions
• $5250 stipend and additional $750 meal allowance
• On-campus housing provided
• Round-trip transportation to West Lafayette, IN
• Undergraduate who has completed at least 4 semesters of college study
• Students must have at least one semester of college remaining after the summer of 2020
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
• Online application requiring a statement of career goals and interest in the program
• Two faculty letters of recommendation
• Copy of transcript
• Application deadline is February 7, 2020.
Student Helper – Genotyping
We are looking for an undergraduate lab helper to work 12-15 hours per week. Tasks include collecting tissue, running PCRs, and gel electrophoresis. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills are required.
While there are no class pre-requisites and you will be trained in all tasks, the ideal candidate will be a science major interested in pursuing research. This lab genotyping position has the possibility to expand into a research position for the right individual. All years may apply, though preference will be given to those who can make a multi-year commitment.This article was posted in Uncategorized.