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.

One-Year MS in Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University

The Department of Biomedical Sciences is housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories and learning spaces.  In addition, they have the opportunity to work with world-renowned faculty whose research interests range from molecular neurotoxicology, to pediatric immunology, to targets for antiparasitic drugs.

The One-Year, Non-Thesis MS program is designed to open up opportunities for students planning to:

·         Enter professional schools (Medical, Dental, Veterinary, PA, etc.);

·         Pursue a PhD;

·         Teach in higher education and;

·         Land a career in industry.

Visit our website at https://vetmed.iastate.edu/bms/ to find out more about all the graduate programs in Biomedical Sciences or send an email to BMSgrad@iastate.edu.

Graduate Student Positions Available

The Riddle lab at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has two openings for MS or PhD students with interest in epigenetics and chromatin for Fall 2018.  They are looking for students to join two on-going projects to study:

1. Genetic and epigenetic contributions to exercise response.

2.  The HP1 family of chromatin proteins and their roles in the regulation of chromatin structure and gene expression.

For more information about their research, please see their website:  http://www.uab.edu/cas/biology/people/faculty/nicole-c-riddle

University of Indiana Biochemistry Graduate Program

The University of Indiana is looking for PhD students who want to participate in vital studies that write the story of how they live and grow.  Their graduate students study a diverse set of biological problems through a unique integration of:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics
  • Bioorganic and Inorganic Chemistry
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry

For more information, please go to https://biochemistry.indiana.edu

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

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.  

 

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.