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.

The Undergraduate Research Experience: From starting in a lab to publishing a paper 

This capstone presentation will cover topics including starting in a lab, developing as a scientist, obstacles along the way, the writing process, publishing, and more.
Iowa Biosciences Academy Capstone Presentation
May 2, 2019, 11:00-12:00 PM
154 Biology Building

Register Today: Precision Genomic Medicine Conference

May 2, 2019, 8:30-5:00 PM, Pediatrics Conference Center (2415 JCP, level 2 by elevator E)
Lunch will be provided and this conference has been approved for Continuing Medical Education credit.

Precision Genomic Medicine utilizes an individual's genome profile as a tool in managing patient health care. This rapidly growing field holds great promise in evolving medicine toward tailored treatments through integrative medicine, science, and technology, but it requires an underlying broad knowledge base by both the health care providers and the patient.

This educational event is designed to change competence and performance surrounding the clinical use of genomic information. It will provide health care professionals an introduction to the current areas of study, cases where Precision Genomic Medicine (PGM) is already employed in clinical practice, appraise what PGM can - and cannot - do, and what are possible benefits and challenges surrounding its implementation in standard practice. With the knowledge base gained from this conference, the health care provider should be able to decide if genomic information should be considered in their patient's treatment.

For further information and to register, please go to:  https://medicine.uiowa.edu/humangenetics

College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Course Offerings for Fall 2019

College of Pharmacy Undergraduate Certificates

The College of Pharmacy is now offering three undergraduate certificates.  Pharmacy will be offering several upper level undergraduate courses during Fall 2019 to support these Pharmacy certificate programs.  For more information see:  https://pharmacy.uiowa.edu/undergrad

Pharmacy also will be offering a new lower level undergraduate course PHAR:1812 What’s in My Medicine Cabinet? during Fall 2019 (2 sh, no prerequisites)!  Another course, PHAR:1800 Introduction to Nutraceuticals (2 sh, one semester of biology prerequisite), first offered during Fall 2017, is being offered for the second time this fall.

They are continuing to offer PHAR:1100 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Sciences (1-2 sh), PHAR:1111 Need a New Drug? (online, 1 sh), and PHAR:1200 Medicines That Changed the World (1 sh).  All three of these lower level courses are offered as half semester courses and can be applied to the undergraduate certificates.

Lab Assistant Needed

Department/Agency: Protein and Crystallography Facility

Address: 4-611 BSB, 51 Newton Rd, Iowa City, IA 52242

Hours per Week: 10-12

Rate of Pay: $10.00

Job Beginning/Ending Dates: ASAP to Ongoing

Work Schedule: open

Description: Our core facility provides assistance to researchers on campus with protein production, biophysical characterization, crystallization, structure determination and molecular modeling. We are looking for a responsible and reliable student with a background in biological sciences to help with basic lab upkeep. Freshman and sophomore students are preferred. Previous lab experience will be a plus, but not essential. Basic training will be given along the way; so the student should be willing to learn new things. Should be able to come in 1-2 hours every day, 3-5 days a week.


  • Keep the laboratory clean and organized
  • Keep track of basic laboratory material necessities and place orders as required
  • Prepare and stock solutions, plates and blocks for crystallization
  • Wash and autoclave dishes and other laboratory material
  • Help with preparation of monthly billing reports

Contact Irini-petros@uiowa.edu with (1) resume and (2) schedule for this semester

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.

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:  https://www.pathwaystoscience.org/form.aspx

Search Portable Graduate Fellowships at:  Portable Graduate Fellowships

View their webinar archives and resources library pages for tips on finding and applying to programs:  https://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.