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Opportunities

The Department of Biochemistry regularly gets announcements from organizations outside the University describing opportunities for undergraduates. These include opportunities for research experience (including summer research programs), education, or professional development. This message board lists these announcements as we receive them. For more information, please contact the website or individual listed.

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is the premier undergraduate fellowship for STEM students and awards up to $7,500 to college sophomores and juniors majoring in math, science, engineering, or research psychology (not clinical).  Competitive applicants must have significant research experience and plans to pursue graduate study (PhD) and a career in research. 

For more information about this opportunity, contact Kelly Thornburg, Director of Scholar Development, at 319-335-1874 or kelly-thornburg@uiowa.edu.  You can also visit their site at honors.uiowa.edu/uihpfellowships

Latham Science Engagement Initiative Fellows Program

The Latham Fellows Program (latham.uiowa.edu) is a unique experience established to foster scientific engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovative thinking. Undergraduate students who are working in labs or taking courses and doing research are encouraged to apply to our program.

Demonstrate broader impact of research

  • Develop fluency in communicating science to varied audiences
  • Opportunities to present scientific research to community and policy makers

Interdisciplinary learning

  • Group projects working with cohort of students from varied research backgrounds
  • Coursework in science engagement and communication with guest speakers from across campus

Prepare for the future

  • Gain real world experience to strengthen career and/or award applications

Requirements to Apply:

  • Freshman, Sophomore or Junior standing with a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS)
  • One semester of undergraduate research experience (minimum)
  • GPA > 3.0

Application:

  • Complete online application (latham.uiowa.edu > APPLY)
  • One letter of recommendation from a research advisor
  • Application deadline to be considered for Fall 2017 is May 15, 2017

Award Expectations:

  • Enrollment in LATH:3000 Science Communication Skill Building (Fall 2017) and LATH:3001
  • Latham Fellows: Science Outreach Project (Spring 2018)
  • Completion of a Science Communication Capstone Project (Spring 2018)
  • Fellows will receive $500 upon completion of one-year program

To learn more about the program, please contact Latham Program Manager Brinda Shetty at 335-0964 or brinda-shetty@uiowa.edu.

Adimab, LLC, Seeking Predoctoral Research Associates

Adimab, LLC, is planning to hire 5-6 predoctoral research associates this year and are looking for candidates who could start this summer/early fall.  To learn more about this position, or to apply, please email your CV or questions to jennifer.boylston@adimab.com.  Please write "Predoctoral Applicant" in the subject line. 

STEM Funding and Professional Development Resources

Students can sign up for periodic (4-6 emails/year) notifications about deadlines for programs that match their disciplinary interests and level of study:  http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/form.aspx

Search Portable Graduate Fellowships (deadlines opening soon for academic year 2017-2018 funding) at:  Portable Graduate Fellowships

View their webinar archives and resources library pages for tips on finding and applying to programs:  http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Library.aspx  

Interested in Working Abroad? Check out Going Global

Going Global is an online international employment resource offered by Pomerantz Career Center for student use. If you are looking for a job or internship abroad, utilize the country and city guides and jobs/internships search feature. If you are an international student seeking information on employment in the U.S., use the H-1B database to research companies that have filed for employment visa sponsorship in the past year and check out the U.S. country guide. Note: You must create a personal account while on campus (click on the link in the upper right corner of the Going Global homepage), then you can log in to use it anytime, anywhere. https://online.goinglobal.com/ or through your HireaHawk.com account.  

Internships in Scientific Research or Medicine

Faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have developed an extensive compilation of internships in scientific research and medicine offered nationwide for high school, undergraduate, post-doc and graduate students, which can be accessed at the link above.

Postings on this website are not necessarily endorsed by the Biochemistry Department or the University of Iowa. They are intended for the use of Biochemistry Majors at the University of Iowa.