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Undergraduate students may participate in research during the regular semester. This page lists a number of different off-campus research opportunities for undergraduates. Visit our Summer Off-Campus Opportunities page for additional opportunities.

General Opportunities and Programs

Deadline: Varies

The Council on Undergraduate Research's "Research Opportunities Page" lists multiple opportunities across the country.

More Information: www.cur.org/resources/students/research_opportunities/
Deadline: The application process involves many steps, but there is no hard deadline.

Currently PREP is accepting applications for the 2016-2017 cohort. PREP stands for Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program and is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) training program. PREP is designed to enhance the ability of under-represented individuals in the biomedical sciences to gain entry to, and succeed in, nationally recognized Ph.D. programs.This program is for recent graduates who want to continue their education specifically in the biomedical sciences. PREP’s main benefit is to engage the scholar in cutting edge research for one full year with a faculty mentor of their choice. We also offer many other benefits, such as, annual salary, health/dental benefits, GRE preparation classes, tuition for academic courses, travel support to attend conferences and social and cultural activities. The first step is to go to the below link, Search for a Posting number 0832044, then click View to access the application. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, personal statement, official transcripts, and three letters of reference.
More Information: unmjobs.unm.edu
Nationally known, the Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board provides a register of animal related opportunites nationally and internationally. You are able to filter resutls by a variety of criteria such as salary, location, job type, and focus.

More information: 
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, is seeking a Research Technician II. The technician will join a research program at UTSW in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Biochemistry focused the biology of endocrine and neuroendocrine cancers. The laboratory utilizes a variety of approaches to understand cancer progression and develop new treatments including genetically engineered mouse cancer models, cultured cancer cells and chemical screens. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, a record of strong academic achievement, and knowledge of basic laboratory course techniques.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree with major coursework in biology, chemistry or biochemistry. No prior work experience required. OR Two (2) years college with emphasis in coursework in field of assignment and two (2) years of laboratory experience at level of Laboratory Technical Assistant or equivalent.

UTSW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Interested students should contact David McFadden, M.D., Ph.D. directly at david.mcfadden@utsouthwestern.edu or at (214) 648-8465.

More information in this flyer.
The Lai Lab in the Neuroscience Department at UT Southwestern seeks to understand the spinal neural circuits that underlie somatosensory-motor behavior in mice. We are looking for an enthusiastic and responsible Technician to support ongoing projects in the lab employing stereotaxic surgeries, neural circuit tracing, and microscopy techniques. Efficient organizational skills, attention to detail, accurate record keeping, and effective communication skills are a must! Laboratory experience with molecular biology, histology, and mouse genetics as well as basic word processing and spreadsheet computer skills is preferred.

lease send a CV and three references to Helen.Lai@utsouthwestern.edu.
We are looking for a full-time, lab technician to join the research group of Joel Elmquist. Our group studies the neuroscience behind obesity and diabetes, using mice as our primary models. We are looking for someone who can help with day to day maintenance of the lab, perform mouse breeding and genotyping, histology, analytical assays, and physiology experiments. Independent research experience, molecular biology or rodent handling is an asset.
To find out more about our lab, please go to:     
Please send your resume along with contact information to Syann Lee at syann.lee@UTSouthwestern.edu

Internships and Jobs

The Metabolic Core facility provides full spectrum of services for the metabolic phenotyping of preclinical models and assay capabilities for clinical samples. The facility is part of the Touchstone Diabetes Center. Our laboratory provides analysis services to investigators at UTSWMC and worldwide research groups.

The Research Technician II position offers technical training, as well as promotion based on performance. Salary is negotiable based on specific experience.

Please see official job posting for details about education/experience and job description.

If interested, please contact Dr. Ruth Gordillo (Ph.D.), Director of the Metabolic Phenotyping Core at ruth.gordillo@utsouthwestern.edu.

Conferences and Symposia

Deadline to Apply: August 1, 2017
Event Date:
September 28-30, 2017
Location: University of Texas at Austin, College of Natural Sciences
Website: https://cns.utexas.edu/graduate-education/graduate-programs/sure

The Symposium for Undergraduate Research Exploration in the College of Natural Sciences (SURE in CNS) at UT Austin invites students from other campuses to share research and learn about their graduate program offerings. The 2017 symposium will provide the opportunity to learn about graduate school application processes for the College of Natural Sciences, as well as to tour the labs of top neuroscientists, biomedical researchers, biologists, and nutritional scientists. The research projects for oral and poster presentations should focus on life sciences research. Questions can be directed to Dr. Anne Tibbett: a.tibbs@austin.utexas.edu or (512) 232-1074.

To Apply: txsci.net/SUREinCNS
Deadline to Apply: May 12, 2017
Event Date:
November 3-5, 2017
Location: Westin Peach Tree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia
Website: https://samla.memberclicks.net/

The Undergraduate Research Forum will be an integral part of SAMLA 89, the annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. This year's conference theme is High Art/Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture. Undergraduate Research Forum participants are encouraged, but not required, to address the conference theme.

Participants in the Undergraduate Research Forum will also be eligible for the Undergraduate Essay Prize. The Undergraduate Essay Prize will include a $100 honorarium, complimentary registration for the SAMLA 90 conference in Birmingham, and publication of the winning paper in SAMLA News. 

While all SAMLA conference participants must be registered for the conference and SAMLA membership is a necessary prerequisite for conference registration, the membership fee is waived for undergraduates, and the undergraduate conference registration fee of $40 allows access to all conference activities. 2017 membership and SAMLA 89 conference registration forms will be available on the SAMLA website beginning April 1.

To Apply: Please visit the website listed above, click on the link for the CFP Form and fill out the online form.

Deadline to Apply: October 10, 2017
Event Date:
November 4, 2017
Location: Rice University in Houston, Texas
Website: http://gcurs.rice.edu/

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium is a forum for undergraduate researchers to present original research discoveries. The symposium format is 10-12 minute, individual, oral PowerPoint presentations. An additional 2-3 minutes will be allotted for a question-and-answer period. Advisors are also welcome to attend with their students.

Meals will be provided on the day of the symposium. To close out the day, an interdisciplinary networking reception with heavy appetizers and hors d'oeuvres will be held for all GCURS participants and visiting faculty.

To Apply: Register online at gcurs.rice.edu and submit a one-page research abstract by Tuesday, 10 October 2017.

Deadline to Apply: November 1, 2017
Event Date:
Spring 2018
Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/

Apply to the 2018 Posters on the Hill event in Washington, DC to present your research to congressional members, meet with representatives, and learn about advocacy for undergraduate research! The conference date hasn’t been officially decided but it will take place in spring 2018.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/student_events/posters_on_the_hill/



Bothalia is a multidisciplinary life science journal for the publication of original research articles, short communications and review articles. It is published with an aim to make amalgamation between researchers and subscribers. It is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal that allows scientists to present research findings and discuss challenging issues in the broad field of botanic and other fields of the life sciences. 
Bothalia is currenlty having a call for articles for the next issue.

More Information: http://www.bthla-journal.org/


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Submissions are open now and should be sent to dagordonlaw@gmail.com by 8 December 2017. A first and second place winner will receive a total of $1,500 in tuition scholarships. You can find the scholarship information and application instructions here: www.davidgordonlaw.com/scholarship-2017/

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