18 Mar 2018

REU Synthetic Biology Research Experience for Undergraduates (SynBREU)

Northwestern University Center for Synthetic Biology – Posted by dtercek Evanston, Illinois, United States

Job Description

We are looking for eight highly motivated students with an interest in research at the interface of engineering, biology, mathematics, and chemistry to participate in the 2018 summer research program for undergraduates.

This is a ten-week program of mentored, research-intensive activities in the field of synthetic biology including:

  • One week of “bootcamp” to learn the key synthetic biology techniques and to jump-start your research experience
  • Nine weeks of hands-on research at the intersection of biology, engineering, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in a Northwestern University laboratory under the guidance of one or more of the program’s faculty mentors
  • Workshops, seminars, and hands-on activities to strengthen related skillsets including communication, design, ethics, teamwork, and entrepreneurship

The program will take place from June 17 – August 25, 2018.

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation. Undergraduate participants will receive housing, paid travel expenses, a dinner meal plan plus some lunches, and a $5,750 stipend.

The position is open to undergraduates entering their sophomore, junior, or senior year in Fall 2018, though preference is given to rising juniors. The positions are open to US citizens, US nationals, or US permanent residents only. Students majoring in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, computer science and/or mathematics are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please visit the website, synbreu.northwestern.edu, for application materials to download and complete. You will save the completed essays and questionnaire as a pdf, and also should have available pdf versions of your resume, transcript, and contact information for at least two references.

Then apply online at: https://openposition.mccormick.northwestern.edu/apply/index/NzA

UPDATE: The deadline for applications is March 28, 2018 and letters of recommendation must be received by March 30, 2018.

Job Categories: Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Computational Chemistry, and Other. Job Types: REU. Job Tags: biochemical engineering, bioengineering, biophysics, metabolic engineering, and synthetic biology.

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