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The Position


The Pathology department has two openings undergraduate intern students this summer. Potential projects in the lab include tumor metabolism, cancer epigenetics, and cancer signaling pathways.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:


1. Developing an understanding of model systems being used and the experimental questions being proposed, and help to determine how to best address these questions experimentally.


2. Helping to develop image analysis algorithms for automated assessments of histologic endpoints in animal model systems using analysis software including Matlab and/or Definiens Tissue Studio.


3. Validating image analysis algorithms through statistical determinations of precision and accuracy.


Who You Are


Basic Qualifications:


    Applicants should have, at minimum, completed their sophomore year of college, but may be enrolled in a graduate or professional medical degree program (e.g. MD, DVM, DDS). 

    At least six months of lab experience in molecular biology (e.g. PCR, RNA/DNA extraction, cloning, tissue culture, western blot).


Preferred Qualifications:


    Knowledge in computer programming and/or image analysis is preferred.

    Additional knowledge in histology and/or pathology would be beneficial.

    Applicants should have a good academic record, good oral and written communication, and be able to work successfully in a collaborative research environment. 

    High level of organizational and communication skills.

AcademyHealth is pleased to announce that the 2013 application cycle for the AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program is open! Kindly promote this and other scholarship opportunities (listed below) to your networks. The application materials and instructions for the scholars program may be found on AcademyHealth’s website at,1ccpo,2kep,281l,1em3,ckqy,9phd Application materials must be submitted no later than March 1, 2013.

The AcademyHealth/Aetna Foundation Minority Scholars Program is designed to encourage and support research scholars from minority populations underrepresented in the field of health services research (HSR). The program offers support for travel and registration for 15 scholars to attend AcademyHealth’s 2013 Annual Research Meeting (ARM) in Baltimore (June 23-25).,1ccpo,2kep,a3bz,dlgj,ckqy,9phd

Students and fellows from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in HSR with an interest in HSR and/or disparities research are encouraged to apply. This year, stipends also cover enrollment for a pre or post conference Methods Seminar of the scholar’s choice and attendance at the Disparities Interest Group Annual Meeting. Opportunities to meet with leaders in the field and develop mentoring relationships are a key component of the program. Selected scholars will also become part of a highly qualified and talented community of young professionals that engage in ongoing dialogue about research and professional development topics through web-enabled brown bag sessions.
Kindly pass this information along to your networks and direct those interested to the Scholarships page on AcademyHealth’s website at,1ccpo,2kep,7yvi,i1ui,ckqy,9phd

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The Summer Systematics Institute and the Biological Illustration Internships will be offered June 17 to August 9, 2013.  We are currently accepting applications through February 15th 2013.


Now in its 18th year, the California Academy of Sciences Summer Systematics Institute (SSI) with support from NSF's Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) initiative and the Academy's Robert T. Wallace endowment addresses critical issues such as, world-wide threats to biodiversity, the origins and diversification of life, phylogenetic systematics and evolutionary biology, which have become critical components of undergraduate education. 


SSI is an 8-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. This world renowned venue continues to offer undergraduates important insights into the contributions that museum-based research can make to issues facing society today.  The program accommodates up to ten undergraduate students.  This internship is made possible by the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the Robert T. Wallace Endowment for undergraduate research experiences. One internship in Biological Illustration is integrated with the SSI program. Applications to Biological Illustration use much of the same application procedures and forms as the SSI.


Program Curriculum: Participants will conduct research with their chosen adviser on a project relating to the discipline of the adviser and student. Participants also receive instruction while taking part in a museum-based curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences. One-day field trips highlighting the local natural history include tidepooling and hiking. Participants are also invited to attend, fully funded, a scientific meeting (such as the annual meeting for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) following their summer internship to present their findings in the form of a talk or poster.


Duration:  The Summer Systematics Institute and Biological Illustration Internship will be employment opportunities for 8 weeks, from June 17 through August 9, 2013, 40 hours per week.

Deadline:  Your application, and all materials including recommendations and transcripts must be sent by (i.e. postmarked by) February 15, 2013. 

 More information can be found at:
Summer Program for Undergraduate Research Medical College of Wisconsin, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
The Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) provides undergraduate students the opportunity to learn, first-hand, the potential of the biomedical sciences as an interesting and fulfilling career. SPUR provides laboratory experience in science, in which the undergraduate works with graduate school faculty, students, and staff on significant ongoing basic science research issues.

This program is intended for students interested in a PhD degree in biomedical sciences. We also encourage applicants interested in obtaining a dual degree (MD and PhD) to apply.

Participants must be a current sophomore or junior, have a minimum 3.2 GPA, and submit two letters of recommendation and official transcripts in order to be considered for the program. Applications can be accessed online, open the first week in October and are due by February 15th. Visit for more information or email with any questions
Job Announcement
Science Day Camp Leader
Seasonal: June 3 – August 23, 2013
Pay Rate $12.00-$14.00/hr
Positions Open Until Filled

Do you have an interest in teaching science, working with kids, and inspiring the next generation of critical thinkers? Being a CuriOdyssey Science Day Camp Leader may be the position for you. Exploring the beach, building a catapult, or feeding and caring for the animals in our zoo are just some of the unique activities our leaders facilitate with campers. Here is more information about this wonderful opportunity to provide up-close and personal experiences with the natural world.

Role of a Science Day Camp Leader:
Science Day Camp Leaders are facilitators of the camp program and activities, leading in a way that is engaging, fun, and safe. They serve as role models for campers, establishing a foundation of knowledge, providing tools for personal discoveries, modeling inquiry, and creating meaningful learning experiences.

Science Day Camp Leaders share their expertise in one of Camp CuriOdyssey’s Science Camps.
Earth Explorers Camp- Earth Sciences (Kinder – 4th grade)
Gadgets and Gizmos Camp- Physical Sciences (Kinder – 4th grade)
Junior Keepers/Zoo U. Camp- Life Sciences (Kinder – 8th grade)
Outdoor Adventures Camp- Place-Based Environmental Science (Kinder – 4th grade)
Growing Scientists- Preschool Science (3-4 year olds)

Responsibilities of a Science Day Camp Leader:
o As a Science Day Camp Leader you are the primary facilitator of camp activities and engage campers in meaningful educational experiences.
o The Science Day Camp Leader must understand the camp content (including the science) and how to lead campers through activities in a way that is engaging, exciting, and distinctive.
o Science Day Camp Leaders work closely with Leaders in Training (youth volunteers), ensuring that campers have a safe and fun learning environment.
o There may be projects and tasks that arise that may be delegated or taken on by Science Day Camp Leaders, such as providing support to other camps.

Who We Are Seeking as a Science Day Camp Leader:
A Science Day Camp Leader reflects CuriOdyssey’s institutional personality and values. A successful Science Day Camp Leader is responsible for a small group of campers, understands the camp content, is a positive role model, and is creative, curious, and responsible. An effective Science Day Camp Leader understands and respects learners of different ages, recognizes that learning is a process not a product, and is committed to provide the tools and guidance to make that process authentic, fun, and engaging.

Past experiences that are helpful include: having taught and worked with groups in an informal educational institution or camp program, flexibility when working in a fast-paced work environment and with an eclectic work team, and having had a positive learning experience such as the ones a Science Day Camp Leader is expected to create.

Apply to be a Science Day Camp Leader:
Submit cover letter, resume, and completed CuriOdyssey application to:
Carl Oosterman, Director of Education
1651 Coyote Point Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94401


coosterman (at) CuriOdyssey (dot) org

Posting from SJSU Career Website--Must apply through the Career Center
ID# : 75117

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has ongoing internships for Seniors and above, with associated majors, in Environmental Education, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science Field Research, Environmental Sea Turtle Research and Special Events & Development. Depending on the particular internship position, activities may include care for live exhibits, work with protected wildlife, teaching ecological classes, animal handling, developing and managing special events, writing research summaries.

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has internships for Seniors and above, with associated majors, in Environmental Education, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science Field Research, Environmental Sea Turtle Research and Special Events & Development. Depending on the particular internship position, activities may include care for live exhibits, work with protected wildlife, teaching ecological classes, animal handling, developing and managing special events, writing research summaries, developing environmental policy statements or field sample processing.

Stipends, insurance and housing are provided.
Duration: 3-9 months.


Mentoring in Medicine and Science Internship            January 2013

Mentoring in Medicine & Science, Inc. (MIMS) is a nonprofit organization operating in Oakland, California. Our goal is to address health care disparities in urban communities by increasing the diversity of the health care workforce. Our mission is to increase the number of underrepresented health professionals through mentoring, career exposure, and leadership development.

MIMS is seeking program interns to start in January 2013.
The position is perfect for someone interested in getting program coordination and administrative experience in a non-profit organization working on issues that affect the health workforce, public health, health education, and communities of color.

This is a volunteer position; however MIMS can provide documentation for earning course credit, community service, etc.

Interns will be exposed to public health, medical, and health networks and leaders. This is a great opportunity and exposure for students interested in health or medical careers.
Interns' duties may include the following:
(The following list is not all-inclusive and subject to change)
- Assisting program coordinator with program outreach/recruitment efforts
- Assisting Program coordinator in developing health education presentations and materials on Diabetes, Nutrition, Hypertension, Disaster Prevention, Mental health, and Substance abuse. 
- Working closely with coordinator to plan and execute MIMS Healthy Ambassador Program.
-Learning about health education, public health, and working with students K-12 and College. 
- Assistance and possible attendance to Healthy Ambassador workshops and executive meetings
- Other Administrative duties and research as needed

This position will provide light-training & hands-on experience

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:
·Responsible and organized College, post-bac students or college graduates are welcome to apply (UC, CSU, CC's, and private colleges welcome)

·Committed to youth development and increasing diversity in the health workforce
·Ability to work independently and in groups
·Excellent professional and communication skills

This internship is flexible with school schedules requiring about 8-12 hours per week. This internship position begins January 2013 and ends May 2013. Extending this internship to the summer is an option.

810 Clay St. Downtown Oakland, 3-4 blocks from 12th Street BART Station

To apply, please send resume, references and brief cover letter to Julieta Murillo at with "MIMS Internship" in the subject line. 

In your cover letter, please specify the time period for which you are available and earliest possible starting date. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.


Summer Opportunity for Undergraduates! 


The Stanford Summer Health Careers Opportunity Program is now accepting applications for Summer 2013. This program targets college sophomores and juniors who: 
are us citizens or permanent residents of the US
are considering careers in medicine
plan to serve in the Bay Area as physicians
have experienced academic or economic barriers to pursuing postsecondary education or a career in medicine
For more information, to view detailed eligibility criteria, or to apply, please visit the Stanford Summer HCOP website. 

Stanford Summer HCOP conducts information sessions and application workshops for Bay Area community colleges and public universities via webinar. If you would like to have a representative present to your students, please email


Study for Genetic & Biochemical characterization
Position Summary:
Two to Four Undergraduate Research Associate (RA) positions are available for work 20-40 hours/week during the summer (June-August) with possible renewal for up to 20 hours/week Fall 2012 Semester. The research project is from a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded study for genetic and biochemical characterization of mastermind in notch signaling. RA will work on independent study project and perform weekly laboratory duties. The undergraduate RA will be responsible, under the supervision of Professor White, for carrying out independent laboratory research, data entry, data analysis, presenting data at scientific meetings, and writing manuscripts.

Salary Range: $8-$12/hour

Start Date: June 1, 2012

Minimum Qualifications: An undergraduate student in good standing at San José State University in a degree seeking program (Molecular Biology or Biochemistry Majors are preferred)
Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to work independently on assigned projects
• Meticulous and detail oriented
• Reliable
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/PowerPoint
• 3.0 Science and Math GPA
• Must have had Genetics (BIOL115), preferences given to those who have had CHEM135 or BIOL116.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and three letters of reference to Dr. Brandon White via email ( or drop off during office hours (DH644). Application Deadline is March 15, 2012.


Lab Assistant for Studies of Mate Choice in House Crickets
Position Type: Unpaid, volunteer
Position Start Date: March 1, 2012

Dr. Luis Bonachea is seeking one unpaid student assistant to participate in research on mate choice and risk assessment in house crickets. The student that fills the position will be required to spend 5-10 hours a week helping with cricket husbandry and behavior experiments. Depending on student interest, there may be opportunities for developing independent research projects. For more information, please feel free to contact Dr. Bonachea by email,

To apply:
Submit a hardcopy application packet to Dr. Bonachea’s mailbox in the main biology office. The packet should include a letter of application describing your interest, a copy of your transcripts (unofficial are fine), and one sealed and signed letter of recommendation from a lecturer or professor at SJSU.

Application deadline: Feb.15th, 2012