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Champaign, IL

DEADLINE -  April 30th

About

The Poultry Science Association (PSA) is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,800 educators, scientists, extension specialists, industry researchers, administrators, producers, and college students who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.

 

Since 1908, the Poultry Science Association has maintained a level of prestige that ranks it among the top professional organizations in the field. For over a century, PSA’s member scientists have contributed through their research to the growth of the poultry industry and the development of safer and more nutritious food products for the consumer. Throughout this period, PSA has served – and it continues to serve – as the premier clearinghouse and publisher of basic and applied poultry research in the world.

 

Position Description

The Andrew F. Giesen III Poultry Science Undergraduate Internship Program is designed to promote the education and development of undergraduate students interested in considering a career in Poultry Science. It provides companies in the poultry industry an opportunity to employ interns with assisted funding through the Poultry Science Association Foundation.



Requirements

  • Be a PSA Member (Student Membership is Free)
  • Be entering his/her junior or senior year.
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree with a declared major in any area of life sciences.
  • Write a letter of application (details below) and provide a letter of support (from an advisor, instructor, or past employer with the perspectives of the applicant's qualifications).
  • Apply through the PSA Foundation Application
  • AND must also apply to the internship position listed through the internship opportunities

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  No less than $10/hour

Start Date: N/A (program lasts between 8-12 weeks)

End Date: N/A

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send




Additional Information 

 

Woodside, CA

DEADLINE -  TBA

About

The estate was purchased in 1937 by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Roth, owners of the Matson Navigation Company. Under the Roths’ supervision, the property was maintained and the formal garden gained worldwide recognition. Mrs. Roth made Filoli her home until 1975 when she donated 125 acres, including the House and formal Garden, to the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the enjoyment and inspiration of future generations. The remaining acreage was later gifted to Filoli Center.

Position Description

 

  • Planting and Soil Preparation: Use of hand tools and equipment to prepare and amend soil, plant bulbs, annuals, perennials, woody plants and follow a formal planting plan;
  • Pruning & Hedging: Prune and train trees, shrubs, hedges, topiary, and vines in accordance with landscape design specifications;
  • Irrigation: Check soil moisture and hand water;
  • Turf Care: Mow, edge, dethatch and aerate;
  • Pest, Weed and Brush Control: Weed, cultivate, rough-cut, vertebrate pest control and poison oak control;
  • Fertilizing: Use broadcast and rotary spreaders and composting;
  • Clean-up & Grooming: Leaves, debris, deadhead and groom pots and beds;
  • Harvesting: Fruit, cut flowers, herbs and foliage;
  • Structural Maintenance: Repair header board and plant support structures, monitor and clean pools and drains, control algae on brick paths;
  • Equipment Care & Maintenance: Provide basic care and some maintenance for tools and equipment;
  • Safety: Follow safety standards regarding equipment use, pesticide use, and ergonomic safety;
  • Assist with special events: set-up tables and chairs, assist with parking, put up holiday lights, etc.;
  • Interact daily with Filoli visitors and share information about our historic horticultural landscapes and displays;
  • Ability to provide the highest quality service to all customers in every interaction;
  • Uphold all Filoli's policies, procedures, guidelines and standards;
  • Maintain flexibility and perform other duties as assigned to respond to the needs of the organization;
  • Attendance and punctuality are essential to work and all work-related functions

Requirements

  • Current student or recent graduate (within 2 years) with a Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree in Horticulture, Botany, Plant Science, Environmental Science, Landscape Preservation or Landscape Architecture or other related field;
  • Should have a cumulative GPA of 2.80 or better;
  • Ability to learn, understand and apply the basic principles of horticulture, plant science, and botany;
  • Mechanical abilities necessary to safely operate a range of power equipment, vehicles and tractors;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Proficiency with email and basic MS Office applications;
  • Communicate (listening and speaking) effectively and respectfully with Filoli employees and volunteers;
  • Work independently, and demonstrate wise decision-making within the bounds of the area of responsibility and authority;
  • Take direction, multi-task and work effectively in a team environment;
  • Ability to interact with Garden Staff, volunteers, members and visitors.
  • Stand, walk across uneven terrain, climb ladders (extensive use of orchard and extension ladders up to 16’ and scaffolding up to 25’) and stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, lift, carry, push and bend frequently;
  • Possess strength sufficient to exert force up to 60 lbs. occasionally and/or up to 35 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. constantly to lift, carry, push and pull or otherwise move objects;
  • Perform repetitive motions up to 50% of time using tools and equipment;
  • Able to drive vehicles and large garden equipment

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate:  N/A (this is a paid internship)

Start Date: June 17, 2019

End Date: August 23, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (outline background and related experience)

Additional Information 

  • No phone calls
  • Possession of minimum requirements does not gurantee an interview 
  • A valid drivers license is required

 

Kenya, Africa

March 31, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  March 31st, 2019

Mission Statement

As Maryland’s first historically black public university, Bowie State University empowers a diverse population of students to reach their potential by providing innovative academic programs and transformational experiences as they prepare for careers, lifelong learning, and civic responsibility. Bowie State University supports Maryland’s workforce and economy by engaging in strategic partnerships, research, and public service to benefit our local, state, national, and global communities.

 

About

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,600 students, along with faculty and staff, represent many ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Position Description

 

Students spend the first week at BSU for an intensive boot camp on safety, ethics and the responsible conduct of research, the history and culture of Kenya, and basic scientific principles to prepare for the research project. The next 8 weeks are dedicated to research at Egerton University and University of Nairobi (Kenya) followed by a concluding week at BSU where students present the results of their research. Students will learn how research is conducted, analyzed, and communicated. Many will present the results of their work at scientific conferences, and some will publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.


 

Requirements

(1) Atleast 18 years old by June 1, 2019

(2) A U.S. citizen or permanent citizen of the U.S. and its territories

(3) Students in good standing at an undergraduate degree program who will not have graduated by the end of this REU program

(4) Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

(5) Unofficial transcript

(6) Two-page personal statement that includes responses to the following questions

  • Why are you interested in participating in this program (1-4 paragraphs)?
  • What specific research area you are interested in and why?
  • What relevant work or class experiences have prepared you for this program? Have you had previous research experiences? If so, please describe them.
  • What are your career objectives?
  • Are there any relevant details about your background that you wish to provide?

 

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $575 per week

Start Date: May 29, 2019

End Date: July 31, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must complete and submit an online application
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professor, advisor, or project/research mentor although two letters are preferred. Please ask your letter-writer to email their letter to aosano@bowiestate.eduwith GE REU somewhere in the subject line. Each applicant will be contacted soon after the application deadline

 

Application Tips

  • Recruitment and participant selection will focus on students with outstanding research potential with special emphasis on students from underrepresented groups from schools with limited research opportunities

Additional Information 

  • Students will be required to obtain passports for the international travels which they will be responsible for including the expenses. Visas must be obtained before any travel plans can be completed. It takes approximately one month for visa issuance after receipt of documentation.
  • The students will be housed at the Nairobi Safari club hotel. The hotel is very secure with 24-hour security and is a walking distance to the University of Nairobi, Chiromo campus where the students will be based at the College of Biological and Physical Sciences. The hotel has complementary free internet and Wi-Fi facilities with rooms which have air conditioning and are well sprayed against insects, especially mosquitoes. At Egerton University, the students will be accommodated at the ARC hotel, a 3-star hotel on campus, which also has Wi-Fi facilities. Both hotels have shuttles.
  • Food is guaranteed to be different from what students are used to but they will be encouraged to experiment and enjoy some of the world’s best cuisine. While adjusting, include some familiar foods, Kenya has many restaurants that serve American food.
  • After submitting the online application, you must email your supplementary documents to Dr. Anne Osano at aosano@bowiestate.edu.

Pittsburgh, PA

April 15, 2019
More Info

DEADLINE -  April 15th, 2019

Mission Statement

Diversity in the scientific workforce promotes the recruitment of the most talented researchers from all ethnic groups, and improves the ability to recruit subjects from diverse backgrounds into clinical trials, collectively helping to address and eliminate health disparity. Our mission is to promote an interest in pursuing a career in the biomedical sciences in college students from minority backgrounds.  

Our three goals are:

      1. (1) To enhance the competitiveness of underrepresented minority undergraduates to enroll in MD/PhD and PhD programs by enriching their portfolios with cutting edge mentored research experiences

      1. (2) To help underrepresented minority undergraduate students master the critical skills needed to navigate the application process for graduate and other health profession careers

    1.            (3) To provide an intensive didactic and group study course in the fundamentals of     biomedical research

 

About

The Pittsburgh Undergraduate Research Diversity Program (PURDIP) is open to minority (African American, Hispanic/Latino American, or Native American) undergraduate students interested in biomedical research.  The 10-week summer program is held on the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus. Students will work with a designated faculty member for 8-10 weeks. Training will incorporate didactic lectures, seminars, workshops, group homework, hands-on research and presentations by the trainees.

Position Description

(1) Participants will be matched with innovative researchers at Pitt and will be expected to work in the laboratory full-time throughout the 10-week program

(2) Participants will learn some fundamental principles of research ethics and regulations, different types research studies, and how these studies are applied to addressing health disparities 

(3) Participants will also attend weekly lectures, seminars, or workshops to learn about Graduate School application process, PhD programs and careers in biomedical sciences



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Requirements

(1) Must have completed at least one year at an accredited university or school

(2) Must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or non-citizen national

 

Duration & Compensation

Pay Rate: $4,000 

Start Date: May 29, 2019

End Date: July 31, 2019

Days Off: N/A

 

Application Process

What To Send

  • Candidates must complete and submit an online application

 

Application Tips

  • Recommended for students from underrespresented  groups considering a career in biomedical sciences

Additional Information 

  • Free housing, travel allowance, and food allowance

Champaign, IL

About

 

Position Requirements

 
1. Perform and develop molecular biology and cell culture research techniques, including collection,
processing, and storage of tissues, cell isolation, purification, and maintenance in culture, cellstaining, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and qPCR.
2. Collect, analyze, evaluate, and summarize empirical data including formulation of recommendations and implementation of improvements and planning to facilitate research goals.
3. Cooperate with Research Coordinator to manage and facilitate procurement of commodities and
resources necessary for optimal operations and maintenance of comparative genomics laboratory.
4. Keep abreast of new methodologies, techniques, equipment, materials, and ongoing projects in the biomedical research field.
5. Design and develop research protocols to facilitate projects and experiments.
6. Maintain and support research protocol standards along with the Research Coordinator to assure compliance procedures.
7. Coordinate on-going teaching and/or training in any areas of human resources, environmental
management, animal-care, safety, etc. which effect the on-going regulatory requirements of the unit.
8. Contribute to research projects including publishing data in peer reviewed scientific journals.
9. Oversee collection of research data, assist with grant applications, and generate progress reports
for funded studies.
10. Hire, train, and supervise hourly lab personnel.
11.Collaborate with colleagues and associates at national and international laboratories.
12.Other duties as assigned to enhance the mission of the department. 

Qualifications

Education:
Required:
Bachelors in animal sciences, genomics, cell and molecular biology or a related field.
Preferred:
Masters in biomedical related field.
 
Experience:
Required: Two years of experience working in a research laboratory.
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
 
Required: Familiarity with database analysis, animal handling (both laboratory and livestock animals), molecular biology, cell culture, and general laboratory management practices. Demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to work efficiently in a team
environment. Good oral and written communication skills.
 
Preferred: Proficiency in organizing complex research initiatives and understanding of research design and statistical analysis. Strong interest in developing porcine cancer models.
 
Environmental Demands:
Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground.
In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may
frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting cdthoma2@illinois.edu
.

Benefits & Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications and experience 

 

Additional Information

The University of Illnois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, andcontact information of three professional references by March 6, 2019. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. Interviews may take place and offers may be made before the closing date, but all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration for an open position. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, cdthoma2@illinois.edu. Additional information about the laboratory can be found at http://comparativegenomics.illinois.edu

 

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