Purple – graduate programs. Red – expiring soon. Blue – full time work. Green – summer internships.
The Cutting Edge of CRISPR
Wednesday, February 22, 12:00-1:00 PM PT
Professor and Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna needs no introduction. We’re beyond excited to host her in our Distinguished Speaker lunchtime series at Bakar Labs. Join us online to learn about the latest in CRISPR research and its applications from a true pioneer.
Are you interested in organ transplantation, cosmetics testing, pharmaceutical drug testing, burn treatment, or regenerative medicine? Then apply for the Explorations in Bioprinting Decal! Students in this decal will learn about biomaterials, 3D modeling and design, 3D printing, cell culture, and engineering project design through lectures, hands-on labs, and student-directed projects. We even have our own commercial-grade desktop bioprinter which we are actively learning how to improve and optimize for our prints. To apply to Spring 23 Explorations in Bioprinting Decal, please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/MBUZPwqkJs4W8wQ99
To find out more information about the Decal (such as class times, course policy, etc): https://decal.berkeley.edu/courses/6804 OR https://bioprinting.berkeley.edu/decal/ Questions? email email@example.com
E-Week 2023 will be February 13-17, and the theme this year is Moonshot!
Follow us on Instagram @berkeleyesc or on Facebook @ESC.Berkeley for updates on our events. Can’t wait to see you all there! **Even more fun events will be held during Pre E-Week, which will be February 6-10.
Join a student panel from a variety of majors who will share with you their good and not-so-good interview experiences to help you prepare for your upcoming interviews.
Thursday, February 2, 12:30-2 p.m., 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Registration link
Learn basic LaTeX syntax in our Introduction to LaTeX with Overleaf workshop: learning commands, uploading figures, notating mathematical formulas and equations, and generating bibliographies. The workshop will be taught using Overleaf, a collaborative LaTeX editor licensed by the Library for student use. This is an interactive workshop that is best attended using a laptop instead of a tablet or phone.
Thursday, February 2, 12-1:30 p.m. Earth Sciences and Map Library Seminar Room (55A McCone). Registration link
H2H8 Undergraduate Research Grant to Advance Humanity
H2H8 Association offers yearly research grants to undergraduate students in Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Computer/Data Sciences and the College of Engineering
Available Undergraduate Research Grants
Twelve US$3,500 awards as stipend for faculty sponsored research in sophomore, junior or senior year.
H2H8 Consideration in awarding Undergraduate Research Grant
• Applicant’s potential as future H2H8 member
• Some examples of research that advance humanity
o Advances human knowledge in science
o Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning
o Climate change, Earth preservation, Space exploration
o Advancement in medicine, engineering and technology
Application Requirements and 2022-2023 Timeline
1. Applicant must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher
2. Apply in freshman, sophomore, or junior year for next year research grant
3. Applicant must have a faculty sponsorship
4. Submit online application at www.h2h8.com 12/1/2022 to 2/28/2023
5. Zoom interview with H2H8 chartered members February – April 2023
6. Faculty recommendation letter required for qualified applicants April – May 2023
7. Award notification from Dean, MPS Division, L&S July 2023
8. Award issued to grant recipients August – October 2023
H2H8 Pioneer Club
Grant recipients become H2H8 Explorers and join H2H8 Pioneer Club to engage with H2H8 Association.
H2H8 Pioneer Club is a community
• Share experiences and activities with other Explorers and H2H8 members
• Build lifelong friendship with like-minded individuals
• Provide learning and support through life challenges
• Celebrate members’ achievements in advancing humanity
Explorer membership continues for 2 years after completion of education including postdoc. After the stated 2 years, Explorer will either join H2H8 membership or end H2H8 Association engagement.
Please visit www.h2h8.com for more information.
The Chen lab at the University of California, San Francisco is seeking full-time Junior/Assistant/Associate/
The UC Berkeley Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) is currently recruiting new members for the spring semester and you can apply to join a committee here until Friday, February 3rd at 11:59PM! As the largest bioengineering club on campus, our goal is to provide a welcoming community for bioengineers to connect both professionally and socially. Along with hosting workshops, panels, formal dinners, and social events, we also have five distinct committees to help members pursue their own interests! If you would like to learn more about how to get involved or if you are a returner and would like to reconnect with the BMES community, come to our General Meeting #3 on Thursday, 2/2 from 6:30-7:30pm at 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building [RSVP here]. We will provide a brief overview of BMES, highlight upcoming events, and share important details about our Tahoe Spring Retreat! To stay connected, check out our website at bmes.berkeley.edu or follow us at facebook.com/calbmes. Thank you!
Cellular Bioengineering: From Biomaterials to Stem Cell
• Cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects
• Hands-on training:
• New emphasis on engineering to address health disparities
• Immersive experience in Innovation & Entrepreneurship with a clinical perspective
• “Cellular Bioengineering Boot Camp”
• GRE Preparation
• Weekly workshops and networking
• End-of-summer research symposium
• 10-week paid research experience
• Expected $6,000 stipend plus housing
• State-of-the-art research facilities
• Easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey shore, and Poconos Mountains
Due March 15, but early review for early applications
The Kamber Lab (kamberlab.com) at the University of California, San Francisco has multiple openings for full-time Junior Specialists and for undergraduate researchers (full-time summer and/or part-time school year positions).
We are a new lab working to discover novel molecules that regulate the ability of macrophages to engulf and clear tumor cells and senescent cells that contribute to the human aging process. We create and use CRISPR-based technologies to identify therapeutic targets and develop the next generation of immunotherapies (see Kamber et al., Nature 2021).
The Junior Specialist positions are ideal for students graduating in 2023 who are interested in gaining additional research experience before graduate or medical school. Previous experience with molecular biology and/or cell culture is helpful but not required. These positions offer opportunities for students to lead independent projects, contribute as an author to one or more publications, help establish new research directions, and benefit from close mentorship and enthusiastic support for their career goals.
Apply at aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04335, or contact Roarke at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about research opportunities in the Kamber Lab.
Several BioE alumni have held these positions in the past and gone on to good things!
Job Title: Post Graduate Research Associate (PGRA)
Location: Yale University – New Haven, CT.
The Bhattacharyya Lab in the Pharmacology Department at Yale University invites applications for a Postgraduate Research Associate (PGRA) position starting starting immediately and will be open until filled. Research goals of the Bhattacharyya Lab include understanding the molecular mechanism of the regulation of kinase signaling and deciphering the role of lipids in cellular signal transduction. We take an integrative approach to answer these biological questions at the molecular level. PGRA is a 2 years position, with second year renewal based on performance.
• Applicants should have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a biology related field (preferable bioengineering) with prior experience in microfluidics and an interest in learning cell biology and single-molecule microscopy techniques. Recent college graduates and students who are interested in pursuing graduate school are highly encouraged to apply.
• Candidate qualifications must include prior experience in microfabrication and photolithography techniques, COMSOL, and content knowledge in microfluidics.
• Preferred qualifications include some experience with mammalian cell culturing.
• The ideal candidate will have excellent time management skills, high attention to detail, the ability to give and receive feedback, and the ability to work independently as well as in teams.
Mentoring and Training Offered
Under Prof. Moitrayee Bhattacharyya’s mentorship, the PGRA applicant will be guided through project tasks which include:
(1) Research-related tasks such as data collection, analyses, and reporting, and academic presentations.
(2) Training on cell culture techniques, TIRF and Confocal microscopy, and PDMS-based microfluidics device fabrication.
(3) Mentorship and guidance for grant writing, scientific journals, and protocols
(4) Active participation in weekly lab group and literature group meetings, and weekly one-on-one meetings with Prof. Bhattacharyya to discuss future research and career goals.
(5) Liaising with professors, students, and organizations within and outside of Yale via telephone, email, zoom, and in-person communications.
(6) Attending the Pharmacology Seminar Series, and research in progress talks with Yale staff and collaborators, keeping meeting minutes, and related tasks as needed.
Please send a resume or CV with a cover letter that includes their goals during a postgrad period of 1 year and what their current interests are beyond the postgrad period to email@example.com.
Please include in the subject line “PGRA, Your Full Name.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Please have at least one letter of reference available upon request. My lab strongly values diversity. We welcome students from diverse professional and personal backgrounds, irrespective of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability. We are committed to promoting equity and inclusiveness in a diverse, supportive, and collaborative environment.
Are you interested in being a tutor and mentor? Looking for flexible community service
- Choose the students and topics you’d like to work with and create your own schedule
- Membership only requires 6 hours of tutoring per month
- Prior tutoring experience is not required
For more information, visit https://tinyurl.com/
Info-session #1: Tuesday 1/31, 8-8:30pm on Zoom (link)
Info-session #2: Wednesday 2/1, 8-8:30pm on Zoom (link)
Application Deadline: No deadline!
Are you interested in presenting a poster on Stem Cell research or Regenerative medicine? Interested in career development? Networking?
The Translational Medicine and Stem Cell Association’s Annual Conference is a full-day event at UC Berkeley that brings together incredible researchers, patient advocates, and students interested in stem cell research. Our goal is to hear from expert-leaders in the translational medicine and stem cell space to inspire students to the research and opportunities in a format accessible to students of all backgrounds around UC Berkeley and Northern California.
Date: February 25, 2023 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: UC Berkeley, Pauley Ballroom
Sign Up: https://tinyurl.com/
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT) announces its Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program for summer 2023. The REU program will fund undergraduate students to work in CMaT labs at Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), University of Georgia (UGA), University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez (UPRM), and University of Wisconsin at Madison (UW).
What CMaT REU Offers:
• 10 weeks of hands-on research at GT, UGA, UPRM or UW
• $6,000 stipend per student
• Housing, meal, and travel allowances
• Grad school prep, faculty mentoring, professional development, and social engagement with other students on campus
• Networking with partner REUs
• Multiple presentation opportunities including the CMaT Annual Retreat
• Must be 18 years or older and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Must be currently enrolled in a science or engineering undergraduate program
• Students from underrepresented minority groups, women, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply
Deadline February 15
Join the American Physician Scientist Association at Berkeley to explore the MD/PhD career track and connect with others pursuing the career! We hold workshops & certifications, panels with MD/PhD students and those already in their career, journal clubs, socials, share opportunities/referrals to top labs, and most excitingly— FIELD TRIPS to top tier local MD/PhD programs like UCSF and Stanford where we talk with students and program directors (!). Fill out our membership form here to join our newsletter and slack: tinyurl.com/berkeleyapsa.
Are you interested in learning more about industry-leading companies and potential job/internship opportunities in the future? If so, come and join ACS@Berkeley at the biggest career and networking fair in the College of Chemistry! You will get to network with industry scientists, engineers, and recruiters from over 25 unique and exciting companies. You can RSVP at the link here: https://tinyurl.com/
6 PM PST, Thursday, February 2 in the East Pauley Ballroom of the MLK Student Union
FB page: https://fb.me/e/
Google Calendar: https://calendar.
Mentor a high school team in the 10th annual BioEHSC™, a 7-week bioengineering research and design competition, scheduled to be in-person on UC Berkeley’s campus on Saturday, April 8th, 2023! Teams will pursue a biological or medical engineering project, and present their findings to a panel of professors, industry representatives, and graduate students in a final research symposium. Mentors should commit 1-3 hours of work per week to support their team, and will be monitoring the team’s progress and answering their questions, but not doing the brunt of the project. Mentors have the option of receiving 2 P/NP units through BioE 98/198. Plus, it looks great on grad/med school, NSF grant apps, and more!
Check out our virtual mentor info session on Thursday, February 2nd at 7 PM PST! Here is the Zoom link for the info session. Furthermore, if students would like to serve as mentors for the competition, they can sign up here (https://bit.ly/
For detailed information on the competition, visit bioehs.berkeley.edu/bioehsc, and email us at email@example.com if you have any questions. We hope you will take advantage of this rewarding opportunity to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers!
As part of this year’s conference, we want to highlight the exceptional data science work completed by students at UC Berkeley. On Tuesday March 7, we will host a poster session during an extended lunch to showcase completed and/or in progress data science projects led by UC Berkeley students. If you are interested in presenting a poster, please provide your name, project title, and a brief project summary below to be considered.
Conference organizers will review proposal submissions for 1) appropriateness and relevance of topic to the field of data science, 2) impact in terms of practice and/or recommendations, 3) evidence of ethical research practice, and 4) organization & clarity.
Cresilon, Inc is a medical device company based out of Brooklyn, NY that focuses on bringing new technologies to the animal health industry that aim to solve problems associated with wound healing. We have created a hemostatic device that can instantly stop traumatic bleeding.
This summer, Cresilon is looking to bring on interns from diverse fields in order for them to gain exposure into the industry. There will be technical and non-technical internships available, which will focus on a specific project. Candidates will be exposed to all aspects of the industry regardless of their placement.
The internship is a 10-week, onsite program beginning on June 5, 2023. Compensation will be fixed at $20.00/hour for 40 hours/week. These are onsite roles in Brooklyn, New York. Neither housing nor relocation offered.
Applications accepted through February 27th via Handshake, Workable, Cresilon’s LinkedIn page, and Cresilon’s website: https://apply.workable.com/cresilon/?lng=en
Are you thinking:
“But wait! I don’t have any experience and this seems advanced!”?
Don’t worry! This class is for you. We will cover how to make things and approach biology in a design-oriented way. We will equip you with everything you need to know to succeed in this course in a low-pressure and supportive environment.
All majors and levels of knowledge are welcome.
Course Location: Jacobs Hall room 10 (basement)
Course Time: Mondays 5-7pm
Course Credit: 2 Units
First day of class: Monday January 23rd
Sign up here to learn more! (Takes literally 2 seconds)
February 21 @ 4-5pm PT / 7-8pm ET | Register
Illumina is made up of extraordinary professionals who are all-in on creating a better world through genomics. We ask a lot of our people, and we strive to make them feel cared for in return. Join reps from University Recruiting, Benefits, Events, and Employee Resource Groups as we share how we enable employees to use the benefits that are most meaningful to them.
February 7 @ 4-4:45pm PT / 7-7:45pm ET | Register
Join us for an interactive event as we provide data-driven insights to help you create a resume, ace interviews, and utilize social networking tools for your job search. We’ll follow with a live Q&A to discuss all things resume, interviewing, and networking.
A professional development event from Illumina
The February 1 application deadline is fast approaching for the 2023 Engineering Summer research immersion Program sponsored by the graduate school of Weill Cornell Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. This 10-week program will begin June 5, 2023 and end on August 11, 2023.
The online application is available here.
We invite current engineering freshmen, sophomores, and juniors interested in pursuing research at the interface of engineering and biomedicine for a 10-week immersive in-person summer research experience.
The John Gardner Fellowship at UC Berkeley selects three seniors and provides each a $47,000 stipend to work in the governmental or nonprofit organization that most closely fits their public-sector interests for 10 months after graduation. (Psst – science policy is public service!)
The goal of the fellowship is to encourage UC Berkeley’s best students to pursue a career in public service. We welcome applicants from a diverse pool of students with a wide variety of service experiences. If you are committed to public service and have leadership experience, we urge you to apply.
Informational Meeting: Wednesday, January 18, at 4 p.m. in 119 Moses Hall (The Harris Room)
If interested, apply by February 9.
- Teach For America’s Logistics, Q&A, and Meet Our Regions | January 18 at 8:00 PM ET
- Equity Talks: How Neighborhoods Affect Social Mobility | January 19 at 7:00 PM ET
- Teach For America Information Session and Q&A | January 30 at 6:00 PM ET
- Paid Summer Opportunity for Impact: TFA & Breakthrough Collaborative | February 1 at 7:00 PM ET
- Equity Talks: Undocumented and Unafraid | February 22 at 7:30 PM ET
- Equity Talks: Gen Z’s Role in Saving the Planet | March 9 at 8:00 PM ET
Teach For America’s spring events provide many opportunities to learn how leaders across the nation are catalyzing leadership to make educational equity a reality for all students.
To students looking for a research position before graduate or medical school:
The Fischbach lab at Stanford has two open 1-2 year technician positions available (ideally starting late spring or summer).
Our lab studies the microbiome and how engineering bacteria can direct specific immune responses to prevent infections and to treat cancers. We are looking for a candidate with the ability to attain a high degree of independence in a fast-paced and dynamic lab environment. The technician will work with and learn from senior lab personnel and there will be opportunities for independence depending on skill level and interest.
Note that there are positions for graduating students (https://careersearch.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Amanda Espinoza, our lab administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UC San Diego’s Chien-Lay Department of Bioengineering is accepting applications for our REU program entitled: Bioengineering Research to Increase Diversity and Graduate Enrollment (UCSD-BRIDGE)
• $600 per week stipend
• FREE on-campus housing
• Program Dates: June 19th – August 12th
• Full-time undergrad student and 18+ years old
• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Women, underrepresented minorities, and military veterans are encouraged to apply
Applications will be open through Feb 15th, and students may apply at: http://be.ucsd.edu/reu
Career counseling appointments are available in Bechtel 230 on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12-2pm, January 30 through May 3. Students book on Handshake
The Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) program supports undergraduates interested in research and pursuing a graduate degree. The program is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and provides a yearly stipend of $13,644 for two years, professional and scientific workshops, and support to attend a research conference each year. For more information on eligibility and the application process, see https://mcb.berkeley.edu/marc/
Datathons are data science competition that will bring the top quantitative students in North America together. Participating students will be eligible for exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel along with prizes of $15,000USD.
Learn more here: https://www.citadel.com/careers/students/the-data-open/apply-for-the-data-open/
From the Office of Undergraduate Research Support:
OURS Peer Advisors are back to support you in the Spring 2023 semester. They represent a variety of majors and interests and have participated in many of the research programs supported by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships. We encourage you to check the website for peer advisor hours and profiles.
URAP Spring 2023 Application Deadline 1/23
Haas 2023 – 2024 Scholars Program Deadline 2/15
UCDC Fall 2023 Application Deadline 2/23
SURF 2023 Application Deadline 3/1
Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Deadline 3/1
Scholarship announcement: each undergraduate student participating in the in-person Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program will receive a $500 scholarship!
The Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program for undergraduate research in biotechnology and bioengineering at Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) in Claremont, CA provides undergraduate students the opportunity for cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research in the areas of applied molecular and cellular biology, bioengineering, computational biology, drug discovery and development, as well as exposure to related ethics and business topics.
Apply now for summer 2023 at kgi.edu/sure. Due March 30
The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors and seniors to create impact-driven solutions to address real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners. Through 3-unit semester courses, Fung Fellows utilize an experiential learning process focused on collaboration, interdisciplinary tactics, and emerging technology in both of our offered tracks: Conservation + Innovation and Health + Innovation (formerly known as Conservation + Tech and Health + Tech).
The Fung Fellowship accepts all majors into the program and there is no GPA bracket. Applications are reviewed holistically.
Information to Apply:
Learn more about the program at: fungfellows.berkeley.edu
Save the dates for our virtual info session on Monday, January 30, in-person info session on Wednesday, February 1, and Coffee & Connect office hours on Tuesday, February 7!
Sign up for our interest form: bit.ly/FF23-interest
Apply by Friday, February 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PST: https://bit.ly/ffapp2023-24
University of Pittsburgh Department of Computational & Systems Biology
We are pleased to announce the 13th summer for our REU program in computational biology. More information and our 2023 program flyer can be found at our website – tecbioreu.pitt.edu, which also hosts our program application page.
Application Deadline: February 13, 2023
Program Dates: May 22 – July 28, 2023
Student Support: $6250 stipend, housing*, travel*, and VR equipment
The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Imaging degree ( https://radiology.ucsf.edu/
Applications due Feb 28, 2023
Our Biomedical Engineering department is uniquely housed in the Colleges of Engineering and Medicine, which provides an ideal opportunity for you to contribute to research that will address clinical needs and improve patient health.
- $5,000 stipend
- Meal allowance
- Travel allowance (up to $1,000)
Program Dates: Sunday, May 21 – Saturday, July 29, 2023 (tentative)
Application Opens: Tuesday, November 1, 2022
Application Deadline: February 10, 2023
The WPI Bioengineering Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is a collaboration with the National Science Foundation to bring bioengineering, research, education, and outreach experiences to 10 undergraduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) from traditionally disadvantaged groups: racial and ethnic minorities, women, and students from low socioeconomic status communities. The program will run from May 30 to August 4.
Participants receive a $6,000 stipend, free housing, funds for travel to and from Worcester, and some funds for conferences and travel to and from the BMES Annual Meeting.
We will begin reviewing applications on February 1, 2023 and continue reviewing until all positions are filled
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