Full, Part-time and Summer Jobs

Paid Internship Opportunity

MilliporeSigma, headquartered in Saint Louis, is currently looking for an individual to join the Global Pricing Team as a PAID intern. Applicants must have a chemistry and/or biology background and be able to work at least 20 hours/week during the school year and 30 hours/week during the summer. Work hours can be coordinated with class schedules by semester. The position term is for a calendar year with possible extension.

This internship mainly involves the cross matching of MilliporeSigma scientific products to our competitors' products using an array of resources. A student who has completed their sophomore year in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related degree is preferred. If you are interested, please contact us via email and provide:

  • A current resume
  • Any science courses, completed or in progress
  • Preferred contact information
Contact Information: USCustomerPricing@sial.com

About Us:

MilliporeSigma is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Our chemical and biochemical products and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology manufacturing.

MilliporeSigma operates in 38 countries and has 7,900 employees providing excellent service worldwide. MilliporeSigma is committed to Accelerating Customers' Success through Innovation and Leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service.

Donald Danforth Plant Center

The Kellogg lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill a paid summer Intern position.

The successful applicant will be responsible for general lab duties such as basic lab preparation and upkeep, data collection, supply stocking and tracking, media preparation, assist with lab and greenhouse work, and facilitate with staff support. The individual must have a basic understanding of sterile technique and be able to maintain a clean and organized work environment. The successful individual must be willing to work within a team setting, as well as demonstrate the ability to manage a variety of tasks within the working hours. The incumbent will split time between Washington University in St. Louis and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and must be able to provide their own transportation to both locations. This position is available to individuals who are currently an undergraduate student at a university/college or a planning on attending one in the fall. Preferences will be given to candidates who are pursuing a Bachelor degree in a science-related discipline. Laboratory experience or coursework is preferred, but not required. The candidate should also have a familiarity of computer programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, use of scripting languages or willingness to learn one is a plus. Start date is as soon as possible, end date in late summer.

Please send a cover letter, detailed resume/CV, and contact information for three (3) references to: careers@danforthcenter.org with 'Intern' in the subject line.

The Center for Open Science

The Center for Open Science (http://cos.io) is looking to hire several recent graduates of undergraduate programs for the Project Coordinator position. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, detail orientated, organized, and passionate about scientific research and the reproducibility of it. It is our mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research, and the project coordinator would be working closely with a team to foster these goals.

Join us to work on changing the way science is done. Prior Project Coordinators have made projects like the Reproducibility Project: Psychology a reality, and have used their experience to earn entrance to top graduate school programs. Our initiatives receive frequent attention in the top scientific journals and newspapers around the world, including Science Magazine, Discover Magazine, New York Times, Washington Post, and National Geographic.

See our website for more details: https://cos.io/news/.

SSMHealth Seeking exceptional people

Want to be part of a Mission-focused team that makes a real difference in people's lives? Would you like to help improve the health and wellness for people across our community? Clinical Lab Scientist Students

Research Opportunity in Neurobiology and Genomics

This opportunity is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology and is located on the Washington University Medical School Campus. The lab is an exciting, fast-paced research environment with a team of fun and highly motivated undergraduate students, graduate students and postdocs. This opportunity is particularly suitable for graduating seniors who wish to participate in research for a couple years prior to applying to graduate or medical school.

Job Type/Schedule
This opportunity is full-time, 40 hours per week.

Essential Functions
The present opening is for a highly motivated individual to work at the interface of genomics and neurobiology studying the development and diseases of the visual system in fish, bird and mammalian models and to help to develop cures for blindness. As part of this work, you will have the opportunity to participate in both national and international collaborations. For more details about our lab, please see the following website: http://pathology.wustl.edu/~corbolab/

Required Qualifications
Successful candidates will be highly independent, creative and self-motivated problem solvers who wish to play a lead role in both collaborative and independent research projects. No prior knowledge specifically related to the work is required, but a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field is preferred. Some experience with molecular and cellular biology or genetics/genomics/bioinformatics will be considered a plus.

Salary Range
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits.

To learn more about this position, please email Joe Corbo (jcorbo@wustl.edu)

Barnes Jewish Hospital:
ScribeAmerica Emergency Room Scribe

Job Highlights

  • Offers paid one-on-one time with physicians
  • Paid training providing a crash course in medicine.
  • Wages are $8/hr initially, raised to $10 per hour after the initial training period
  • Flexible shift scheduling, with weekend shifts available.
  • It is an excellent resume builder for any pre-healthcare professional school, including medical schools, physician assistant schools, nursing school, etc.

How to Apply
Go to http://www.scribeamerica.com/apply and search for the St. Louis, MO location. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email me at barnesjewishscribes@scribeamerica.com.

The ER physician group at Barnes Jewish Hospital is creating a brand-new scribe program for their physicians. They have contracted our company ScribeAmerica to hire and train their scribes. Accordingly, we are recruiting outstanding students interested in careers in medicine to begin staffing their program. Our company is the largest scribe company in the United States and we staff over 1,000 sites across 48 states.

The job opportunity is called a "Medical Scribe." We act as personal assistants to the physician and perform all of their non-patient-care tasks. These include documentation, patient tracking, organization, and much more. We are looking for extremely motivated, sharp, and adaptable students who perform well in a fast-paced and high-energy environment. Because adaptable students who perform well in a fast-paced and high-energy environment. Because you will work one-on-one with a board certified physician for the entirety of their shift you become intimately familiar with medicine. It is extremely exciting work; you see everything from cardiac arrest, to strokes, gunshot wounds, and much more. Additionally, you gain first-hand experience documenting exactly like a physician; a skill that is invaluable later for any career in health.

There is both theoretical classroom training and applied training live on the hospital floor. Because of the rigors of training, all hours spent training are paid. Both time in the classroom and time on the hospital floor are compensated. After training, shifts last 8-9 hours each, and we ask for a minimum of two shifts per week. Additionally, since we personally commit over 100 hours of training for each employee, there is verbal commitment of two years of work. The raining starts at $8.00 per hour, and raises to $10.00 per hour after you have proved your ability to work independently. Additionally, we are looking to hire a chief scribe and trainers to run the program at this hospital so career opportunities are available for noteworthy candidates.

There are few other opportunities that allow for such direct exposure to the physician medical decision making process: and this opportunity is paid. This job is one of a kind; those who have excelled as scribes have consistently progressed to have successful careers in medicine. If you especially impress a physician, they will be happy to provide a strong letter of recommendation for medical school. Additionally, the medical terminology acquired during your time as a scribe will put you leagues above your other classmates later in school. To find out more information visit www.scribeamerica.com or contact me directly through the email above. I look forward to reading your applications!

Scribe Job Description.pdf and SA Recruitment ERScribes 1.pdf

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Summer 2016 Internships
Simmons Cancer Institute

Undergraduate college students can now apply for a summer internship at Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Four positions will be awarded to qualified undergraduate college students who plan a career in medicine or research with a focus on cancer. This is SCI's eighth summer hosting the internships.

Selected interns will learn basic laboratory skills while working under the supervision of SCI faculty members. One internship position will be offered at the SIU Carbondale campus. The remaining three will be at the School of Medicine campus in Springfield.

The internships were created to "provide hands-on experience working in a cancer research lab," said Don Torry, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology and Director of Basic and Translational Research at SCI. "They see first-hand what it is like to work side-by-side with a researcher and their team."

Qualified applicants will have completed their freshman year of college by June 2016 and not have graduated from college prior to June 2016. Applicants should submit a current college transcript, a résumé, and a personal statement letter describing their current studies, activities, and future career goals. In addition, applicants must arrange to have two letters of reference sent from instructors addressing their academic qualifications and potential for the research internship. The paid internships are awarded on a competitive basis.

Applications should be submitted as a single PDF and emailed to Theresa Casson at tcasson@siumed.edu.
Instructors should email their reference letters directly to Theresa Casson. Deadline for receipt of all materials is March 16, 2016. Contact Theresa with any questions or for additional information at 217-545-2220.

SIU Summer Internship ad to colleges.pdf

Kansas State University
REU Site program

The REU Site program at Kansas State University "Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Changing Environments: Integrating from Genomes to Biomes" invites applicants for a 10-week summer program, which will provide a foundation in mechanistic and integrative research in ecology and evolutionary biology. We have a diverse set of research projects addressing biological patterns observed in changing environments and their underlying genetic, developmental, physiological, or ecological mechanisms.

The program is hosted by the Ecological Genomics Institute, Konza Prairie Biological Station, and the Division of Biology at K-State. Over 30 faculty from the Division of Biology and Departments of Entomology, and Plant Pathology serve as potential mentors. Participants will gain practical research skills in molecular techniques, field methods, experimental design, and data analysis; attend professional development seminars; travel to important ecological sites and genomic centers; and have two opportunities to present their research. The program covers costs of accommodations. Participants will also receive a generous stipend and food allowance.

Application deadline is 1 March 2016.
Complete information about the program is available by visiting http://www.ksu.edu/reu.
Specific questions can be directed to the PIs (Dr. Bruce A. Snyder and Dr. Theodore J. Morgan) at biologyreu@ksu.edu.
Theodore J Morgan, Associate Professor
Mail: Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785.532.6126, Email: tjmorgan@k-state.edu, Skype: morganlab.ksu, www.ksu.edu/morganlab

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Undergraduate students who are interested in a summer research experience at the University of Nebraska please visit:

2016 Nebraska Summer Research Program

The program offers students an excellent opportunity to hone research skills and to experience life as a graduate student. Students will enhance their academic resume, work closely with faculty and peers, and have fun with social and professional development activities, all while receiving numerous benefits. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education are especially encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, participation is limited to U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents (those holding a green card.)

All programs for 2016 are listed at unl.edu/summerprogram and include projects in Biochemistry, Plant Science/Pathology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Microbiology, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Optics and Laser Physics, Psychology, Redox Biology, Sociology, and Virology.

Our online application makes it easy for students to apply for up to three different research groups. Priority review of applications begins Monday, February 1 and all applications are due by Monday, March 1.

Georgetown University Summer 2016

REU Site: Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation's Capital

We anticipate that Georgetown University's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program "Environmental Science and Policy in the Nation's Capital" will be funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (award is pending). This ten-week program will bring a cohort of students to Washington DC to conduct research in environmental science at Georgetown University and to take part in a mini-curriculum that explores the intersections of science and policy. Participating research mentors have expertise in various aspects of environmental science and policy.

The 2016 program will run from May 31 - August 5. Students will be housed on campus and will receive a $5250 stipend plus a $750 allowance for food. We are striving for a diverse group, so students from populations typically underrepresented in STEM fields are strongly encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2016.

For more information on the program and to apply, visit: biology.georgetown.edu/REU

For other inquiries, contact Dr. Manus Patten mmp64@georgetown.edu

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan

The Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan is pleased to offer summer fellowship programs to support undergraduate students that are interested in research in physiology and/or biomedical sciences. Any student who is currently enrolled at any degree-granting University or College is invited to apply, with preference given to those students interested in a career in research. In general:

  1. Biological science students will join our traditional Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF): https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/surf/home
  2. Students from quantitative science majors (e.g. engineering, math, computer science) will join our Short Term Educational Program (STEP) towards Digestive and Metabolic Physiology: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/step/home
  3. Underrepresented groups and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds will join out Summer Undergraduate Research In Physiology (SURP) program: https://sites.google.com/a/umich.edu/surp/home

Each student will be matched, based on his or her interests, to a laboratory that is led by a faculty member of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology or of the University of Michigan Medical School. The selected laboratories are involved in nationally recognized research, in topics such as hormones and signal transduction, obesity and diabetes, reproduction and circadian rhythms including sleep, gastrointestinal physiology including digestive diseases, and many aspects of cardiovascular disease.

There will be a lecture series, a research forum at the end of the summer in which fellows will present their work, and opportunities to attend research seminars throughout the summer.

Further details and application materials are available from the fellowship website: https://medicine.umich.edu/dept/molecular-integrative-physiology/education/undergraduate-opportunities The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student program administrator, Ms. Michele Boggs, at mboggs@umich.edu.

The UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB) Summer 2016

The UCLA Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences (QCB), is committed to training undergraduates who are interested in learning about Bioinformatics and Genomics - skill sets that are critical for 21st century Biomedical Research and Precision Medicine.

The B.I.G. Summer program includes next generation sequencing analysis workshops, weekly science talks by researchers, a weekly student journal club, professional development seminars, social activities, concluding poster sessions, and an optional GRE test prep course.

See the website for more details.

Call for Applications: 2016 NIMBioS Summer Research Program

The National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) is now taking applications for its eight-week long Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates and Teachers (SRE). The program will be held June 6 - July 29, 2016, on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, campus. Undergraduate majors in biology, math, and related fields, as well as high school teachers in biology and mathematics, will live on campus and work in teams with UT professors, NIMBioS researchers, and collaborators to conduct research. This year's research topics include human emotion modeling, spread of mice and hantavirus, molecular dynamics simulations, organelle movements in plant cells, and development of computer games for teaching biology.Stipend and housing are provided along with some funding for travel.

Application Deadline: February 12, 2016

For more information and how to apply, go to http://nimbios.org/sre/sre2016

For more information about NIMBioS, go to http://www.nimbios.org or contact Kelly Sturner, NIMBioS Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ksturner@nimbios.org or Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS Associate Director of Education and Outreach, lenhart@math.utk.edu

Interested high or middle school math or science teachers should send an email to Dr. Lenhart.


National Eye Institute
Diversity in Vision Research & Ophthalmology

The National Eye Institute (NEI) seeks exceptional candidates for its Diversity in Vision Research and Ophthalmology (DIVRO) program.

The mission of the NEI is to conduct and support research that helps prevent and treat eye diseases and other vision disorders. Because we believe that a diverse group of scientists plays a crucial role in accomplishing this mission, NEI seeks to increase the number of African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, and Pacific Islander scientists in vision research by promoting career development opportunities for science students interested in pursuing a career in research.

Training Assignments

DIVRO offers participants the opportunity to work closely with leading NEI scientists. Training typically begins in May or June of the selection year for 8-12 weeks on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. Students are provided a monthly stipend that is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The program is designed to:

  • Provide hands-on training in a research environment and an opportunity to present scientific research at NIH Poster Day.
  • Prepare students to continue their studies and advance their career in clinical and basic research.
  • Apply knowledge gained during their academic studies to actual experiences in a laboratory.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students 16 years of age and older who are enrolled at least half time in high school or in an accredited U.S. college, university, or professional (medical or veterinary) school.
  • Completed course work relevant to biomedical or statistical research.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) or science course GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Must not have a relative who works for the NEI.

Application Process

  • Complete online application for the NIH Summer Internship Program at http://www.training.nih.gov/programs/sip by March 1, 2016, and indicate in Question #8: Preferred Institute: National Eye Institute (NEI).
  • In your Cover Letter, please indicate your interest in the DIVRO program.
  • Additionally, applicants must contact Dr. Cesar Perez-Gonzalez (cesarp@nei.nih.gov) once the online application is completed.

Candidates will be selected based on their academic achievement, personal goals and interests, and letters of recommendation. The number of positions varies based on the availability of scientists, funds, and mentors.

Information about the DIVRO program: www.nei.nih.gov/training/diversity_in_research.asp

2016 Summer Undergraduate Internship on Thermal Biology (based at NGRREC with field work in Iceland)

We are seeking an outstanding undergraduate student (sophomore, junior, senior years) for a paid internship through the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (www.ngrrec.org). The intern will be supervised by Dr. Carl Cloyed and Dr. Anthony Dell and will be based in the www.dellecologylab.org. The internship will be located at NGRREC's field station on the banks of the Mississippi River in East Alton, IL, including a 3-week field expedition to the Hengill watershed in southwestern Iceland. The Hengill system comprises streams of varying temperature, due to their different geothermal properties, making it an excellent natural laboratory for addressing questions about thermal adaptation and acclimation. The intern will run experiments using novel methods in computer vision (see Dell et al 2014. TREE) to explore the thermal acclimation of movement and behavior in aquatic macroinvertebrates.

The role of the intern will be to perform their own experiments on thermal acclimation and to contribute to other experiments our lab and collaborators are undertaking at the Hengill system. The intern will assist in preparation of the expedition, analysis of results, and in the writing and submission of any resultant manuscripts (a commitment which would extend beyond the 8-week internship). The intern will work both independently and collaboratively. The intern will be provided a generous summer stipend. Housing in Iceland and flight to Iceland will be provided. Travel to Illinois and housing in Illinois will be reimbursed.

To apply, please send a cover letter addressing relevant skills and interests (ecological fieldwork experience, international travel, and living in remote locations), academic experience, and academic ambitions, a CV, and unofficial academic transcripts to ccloyed@lc.edu. The search is open immediately, and will close when filled (it must be filled by 01/09/16). Please contact cloyed@lc.edu or adell@lc.edu for further information.


Opportunities at Caltech

Caltech is excited to announce two summer research opportunities available to continuing undergraduate students. Questions about these programs can be directed to Carol Casey at casey@caltech.edu or (626) 395-2887.

WAVE Fellows Program at Caltech

The WAVE Fellows program provides support for talented undergraduates intent on pursuing a Ph.D. to conduct a 10-week summer research project at Caltech. The WAVE Fellows program aims to foster diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and to make Caltech's programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. The program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Competitive applicants will have completed sophomore-level courses in desired research field, have demonstrated through academic and/or co-curricular activities a passion for research, and can articulate how their research interests align with Caltech's research areas. The most competitive applicants will have prior research experience.

Support: WAVE Fellows will receive a $6000 award for the ten-week program. An additional $500 housing and travel supplement will be provided.

Application: Online applications are due January 7, 2016.

For more information, visit http://www.sfp.caltech.edu/programs/wavefellows.


Caltech's Amgen Scholars Program is geared towards students in biology, chemistry, and biotechnology fields. Some of these fields include biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical and biomolecular engineering, and chemistry.

Eligibility: Students must be current sophomores through non-graduating seniors, must be attending a four-year university in the US, and must be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. A minimum GPA of 3.2 is required.

Support: Amgen Scholars will receive a $6000 award, round-trip air transportation, campus housing, and a food allowance.

Application: Online applications are due February 15, 2016.

For more information, please visit

University Colorado Boulder - Summer REU Plant Phylogenetics

We are recruiting two undergraduate students to conduct independent research over 10 weeks this summer (23 May - 29 July) at the University of Colorado Boulder as part of an NSF-funded REU. The project will involve investigating the ecological and evolutionary processes influencing the phylogenetic structure of plant communities across the United States. Students will work in the Smith lab (www.colorado.edu/smithlab) under the guidance of Dr. Julienne Ng and Dr. Robert Laport, primarily generating DNA sequence data, conducting phylogenetic analyses, and accessing and managing large amounts of plant trait data from public databases.

Students will be provided a stipend of $500/week, dormitory housing and transportation.

Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and an undergraduate during the entire period. We especially encourage students from groups traditionally underrepresented in science to apply.

To apply, please send a personal statement that describes your research interests and how this REU will support your professional goals (no more than half a page), a CV, unofficial transcripts, and the contact details of two professional references (including title, how you know them, phone number and email address) to Dr. Julienne Ng (julienne.ng@colorado.edu). Applications close 4th March, 2016.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Julienne Ng (julienne.ng@colorado.edu).

More Opportunities

Danforth Campus

  • The WUSTL Summer School is looking to recruit current WUSTL undergraduate and graduate students to fill a number of positions available with our middle school, high school, and international summer programs. Positions are available to view on our website: https://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/jobs?

WU Medical Campus

Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO.

Saint Louis

Beyond Saint Louis

Students looking for work: (posted alphabetically with CV)

  • Student looking for part-time work. Resume

For more information, go to the help getting started webpage

(email Frances Thuet to be added or removed from this list)

Updated December 2015

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