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Research Specialist I Position

What: Under the supervision of the PI, the selected research specialist will perform analytical experiments including cell isolation and electrophysiology, and in vitro experiments using isolated cardiomyocytes and electrophysiological fluorescence measurements. This specialist will also design and maintain electrophysiological and fluorometric biomedical equipment and implement computer code for analysis of imaging data. Job duties include cell culture, literature research, experiments, isolating cardiomyocytes from rats, assist in undergraduate training, maintain day-to-day operations of the lab, perform molecular biology assays, and perform other duties as assigned by the PI. This position requires 40 hours per week and involves working with animals.

To Apply: Applicants must have at least a high school diploma and two years work experience in a clinical or research setting. A bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or other natural, life or healthcare science may be substituted for the two years of required experience. Please send cover letter, resume, and availability to

Posted on April 26, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Still Looking for a Paid Research Position this Summer? Look No Further!

Summer internship program at USC Columbia School of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Neuroscience. Dr. Claudia Grillo is seeking two undergraduate students from the College of Charleston to work on a project this summer aimed at understanding the neuroanatomical pathways governing feeding behavior in rats. The students will be trained in stereotaxic surgery, feeding behavior testing, immunohistochemical techniques, and optogenetics. In addition, they will have the opportunity to attend a Microscopy Workshop, visit a state-of-the-art facility for MRI, and present their research findings at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in the fall.

The internship will be for the months of June and July. Housing will be covered and students will have a stipend of approx. $2,000 per month. Students interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience or related field, and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. All students (freshman, sophomores, juniors, seniors) are encouraged to apply regardless of any prior research experience. Please send a resume, unofficial transcript and a short description of your career goals to Dr. Meyer-Bernstein at

Posted on April 6, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research

MUSC Full-Time Summer Research Assistant Position

Seeking an undergraduate student searching for a summer job in an MUSC lab. The job would be to work with Dr. Jonathan J. Halford in an electroencephalography (EEG) research project, which would require proficiency in a range of computer skills (however, knowledge of programming is not necessary). Pay will be around $11/hour with full-time employment throughout the summer with the opportunity for part-time employment during the school year. Rising sophomores and juniors who are science majors are preferred.

If you are interested in interviewing for this position, please email your CV to Dr. Halford at

Posted on March 29, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Research

Applications Now Open: The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship are now open. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive long-term impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship and the online application is available here

Although applications are not due until September 15, 2018,  applicants are encouraged to begin drafting project proposals and securing host affiliations early. Questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to Alexandra Hoenscheid, Program Coordinator for American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at 

Please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards, at if you would like support in applying for this fellowship.

Posted on March 20, 2018 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

NASA DEVELOP National Program – Opportunity for Students & Recent Grads

What: NASA DEVELOP National Program

Where: NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI) in downtown Asheville, NC

When: 10-week programs are available during the summer, fall, and spring

Who: Anyone 18 and over, including currently enrolled college students and recent graduates

Why: Enhance technical and professional skills, receive and introduction to NASA Earth observation capabilities, and gain research and scientific communication experience.

How: See more details on the event flyer. Apply here!


Posted on June 12, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Research

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