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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: January 17, 2017
June 27-29, 2017
Location: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff Arizona
Website: http://www.cur.org/conferences_and_events/ur_programsundergraduate_research_collaborations_2017/

 Seeking Strategies for Undergraduate Research Programs Success? Then don’t miss CUR’s “Undergraduate Research Programs: Undergraduate Research Collaborations” Conference. Do you have something to share: a great program, unique process, assessment initiatives, or an interesting and exciting aspect of your undergraduate research program? Are you ready to network and learn from your colleagues? This conference is for you and is designed for programs at any stage, including the development phase! Be a part of it!
Deadline: February 17, 2017
Date: April 14 - April 16, 2017
Location: Stanford University
Website: https://sura.stanford.edu/

On behalf of the Stanford Undergraduate Research Association (SURA), we encourage you to apply to the 2017 Stanford Research Conference (SRC 2017)! Held from April 14 through April 16 on the campus of Stanford University, SRC 2017 is our third annual national undergraduate research conference. At the conference, you'll
interact with esteemed Stanford faculty members in workshops, receive feedback in a poster symposium, learn about cutting-edge research, and explore the Bay Area. Past speakers have included Nobel laureates, domain experts, and renowned faculty.

To Apply: https://stanforduniversity.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6u5gD3SIbHVeszr
Deadline: March 1, 2017
April 14, 2017
Location: University of Houston - Victoria
Website: http://www.uhv.edu/arts-and-sciences/undergraduate-programs/research-conference/

The University of Houston-Victoria School of Arts & Sciences is hosting an interdisciplinary student research conference. Projects from all disciplines will be accepted, and any topic or theme is welcome for consideration. We are accepting traditional oral presentations as well as posters. The conference will accept proposals from undergraduate students in any area of the liberal arts, humantities, natural sciences or social sciences. Students completing capstone or honors projects especially are encouraged to apply. Please visit the website for more information!

To Apply: Please send 50- to 100-word proposals about any topic related to the theme "Crossing Disciplines" in an email to soasresearch@uhv.edu with "Proposal" in the subject line.

Abstract Submission Deadline: March 27, 2017
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2017

Date: April 22, 2017
Location: Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California

The WCBSURC is among the oldest conferences of its kind in the nation and through its first 41 years, has brought together student and faculty participants representing 182 institutions in 36 states. This year's keynote speaker will be Dr. Eugenie Scott, former executive director of the National Center for Science Education, who will be speaking about evolution and famous geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky. The conference will be accepting 90 oral presentations and 120 poster presentations from undergraduates.

For the Abstract Submission Form and details, please visit the following link: https://www.scu.edu/wcbsurc-2017/abstract-submission/  

Deadline: May 12, 2017
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.



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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