MUSC’s Dept. of Surgery offers a funded summer internship through the PASS Program

The PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) Program provides summer internships with the MUSC Department of Surgery.

The Opportunity: The PASS Program provides up to three Honors interns with an immersive 10-week summer experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

Great Fit For: Aspiring surgeons / Future medical scientists / those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS and looking to bolster their application credentials

Get Funded: Students accepted into the PASS Program also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which includes funding of up to $4000 to support their PASS internship.

How to Apply: Learn more about the P.A.S.S. Program then submit your application online by Friday, February 23 at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Apply to Join the HOPE Lab for a Research Opportunity With Dolphins!

Dr. Leslie Hart is seeking a research assistant to help with a NIH-funded study investigating microplastic and phthalate exposure in wild bottlenose dolphins and their prey!

The Opportunity: Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead, assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations.

Benefits:

  • Participate in field research
  • Prepare biological samples for laboratory analyses & develop new ecotoxicological laboratory skills
  • Perform a targeted literature search and develop a literature matrix
  • Formulate testable research hypotheses and perform statistical analyses
  • Enhance your scientific writing and presentation skills

To Apply: Send the items listed below to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by February 15th, 2024.

For more information, click below, email Dr. Hart, or check out the HOPE Lab’s Instagram.

Research Assistant Job Description

Undergraduate students involved in this study will participate in fieldwork with the project lead (Dr. Leslie Hart, Public Health), assist with sample preparation (including fish dissection), assist a graduate student with laboratory analyses of fish and bottlenose dolphin samples, perform literature searches and reviews, curate databases, and assist with statistical analyses and the preparation of manuscripts, reports, and presentations. The project team will meet weekly to set monthly goals, assess project needs, evaluate project status, discuss challenges, schedule deliverables, and review topic-related journal articles. Training on statistical methods and scientific methods will occur throughout the academic year during these weekly meetings.

Students interested in this project should be prepared to assist with research starting in spring 2024. Preference will be given to students interested in assisting for the 2024-2025 academic year (including summer 2024). Because sample collection, processing, and analysis will occur throughout the year, students must be able to dedicate 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week during the summer months, at $11/hr.

Qualifications

  • US Citizen
  • Full-time student at the College of Charleston
  • Research assistants will be expected to commit 10 hours per week during the academic year and 20 hours per week in the summer
  • Research assistants will be expected to travel (domestically) for fieldwork (funding will be provided)

Application Details

If you are interested in this position, please send questions and the following materials to Dr. Hart (hartlb@cofc.edu) by no later than February 15, 2024.

  • Updated CV or Resume that includes all extracurricular activities and employment plans (for academic years and summers)
  • Year of Study, Major, Academic Achievements
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Writing Sample – submit a copy of your best paper/presentation/reflection that you’ve done for a class
  • Statement of Interest (500 words) that includes all of the following:
    • Previous research experience, if applicable
    • Previous laboratory experience, if applicable
    • What you can offer to the project and how long would you like to work on this project?
    • What you would like to get out of this experience?
    • Why you are interested in participating in this (or any) research?
    • Please describe your specific time management strategies
    • Any other relevant information that you would like to share

Paid Summer Scholars Fellowship for Children’s Research at MUSC

MUSC’s Darby Children’s Research Institute is offering the John Covington and Robert Lukey summer scholarship, which provides undergrads the opportunity to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

The Opportunity: The scholarship provides summer funding for trainees to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research environment in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

  • Recipients will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $4,000 (plus $1,000 for consumable lab supplies), with the potential to continue performing research during the following school year.

Great Fit For: Science and public health majors / Aspiring clinical researchers / Future pediatric practitioners / All grade-levels welcome

How to Apply: Read below or download the application instructions, carefully follow the instructions, then submit your application to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu) by March 1, 2024.

The John Covington and Robert Lukey Summer Scholarship in the MUSC Darby Children’s Research Institute

PURPOSE

The purpose of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

OVERVIEW

The Darby Children's Research Institute (DCRI) is the research arm of the Department of Pediatrics and the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The DCRI is comprised of basic and physician scientists working together with a common goal to perform impactful science that can be translated for the wellness of children’s health. The DCRI is composed of state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The primary objective of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide funding for undergraduate students with strong interests to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research experience in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

Information on the DCRI and areas of research can be found at the following link: https://dcri.musc.edu

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited US college or university
  • Must be able to physically work in a designated lab for an 8-week

KEY DATES

  • Applications due: March 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Applicants will be notified of awards: March 15, 2024
  • Award Period: June 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024

AWARD AMOUNT

$4,000 stipend for the student fellow / $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

APPLICATION FORM AND DOCUMENTS

Document

  • Font Type and Size Arial,
  • Page Margins No less than 0.5” on all sides
  • Document Type single PDF file

Required Documents/Files

  • Cover letter – Include what peeks your interests in pediatric research either basic or clinical. Do you have a particular area of interest? Are you interested in a particular DCRI researcher from the information provided on the DCRI website or publications? (1 page)
  • Personal and Scientific Background (1-2 pages) – Please describe your educational background in science, why you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, and how this would enhance or further your career goals?
  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of Recommendation (1 letter minimum)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Combine all documents into a single PDF file
  • Email to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu), Subject Line: DCRI Summer Fellowship Program

QUESTIONS

Please address questions to Jasmine Ballentine at ballentj@musc.edu

Submit an abstract to present at EXPO 2024

EXPO 2024 returns this spring to showcase student research, creative activities, and community service projects from across campus, and your work can be a part of it!

The Event: Thursday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in TD Arena.

The Opportunity: Share your highly impressive undertakings with the local community and gain public presentation experience that will be valuable for future endeavors.

Great Fit For: All students who are collaborating with faculty on research, creative projects, or community engagement.

How to Participate: Submit an abstract by Friday, February 16.

Get your summer research funded through SSME summer research funding

SSME undergraduate students are invited to apply for funding which will enable them to conduct summer research.

The Funding: Stipends of up to $5000 are available to successful applicants. Students conducting a 10 week project with a College of Charleston research mentor will be given priority.

Great Fit For: All students majoring/minoring in an SSME discipline and planning to conduct summer research.

How to Apply: Online application by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024.

  • Important: Your faculty research advisor must also submit their own faculty application, so be sure to coordinate with them.

Paid Summer Scholars Fellowship for Children’s Research at MUSC

MUSC’s Darby Children’s Research Institute is offering the John Covington and Robert Lukey summer scholarship, which provides undergrads the opportunity to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

The Opportunity: The scholarship provides summer funding for trainees to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research environment in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

  • Recipients will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $4,000 (plus $1,000 for consumable lab supplies), with the potential to continue performing research during the following school year.

Great Fit For: Science and public health majors / Aspiring clinical researchers / Future pediatric practitioners / All grade-levels welcome

How to Apply: Read below or download the application instructions, carefully follow the instructions, then submit your application to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu) by March 1, 2024.

The John Covington and Robert Lukey Summer Scholarship in the MUSC Darby Children’s Research Institute

PURPOSE

The purpose of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide an opportunity for undergraduate students to perform pediatric clinical and basic science research.

OVERVIEW

The Darby Children's Research Institute (DCRI) is the research arm of the Department of Pediatrics and the Shawn Jenkins Children’s Hospital at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). The DCRI is comprised of basic and physician scientists working together with a common goal to perform impactful science that can be translated for the wellness of children’s health. The DCRI is composed of state-of-the-art laboratories with faculty, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students spanning multiple disciplines in childhood health and disease.

The primary objective of The John Covington and Robert Lukey Scholarship is to provide funding for undergraduate students with strong interests to gain exposure to a clinical and basic science pediatric research experience in a nationally ranked academic medical center that will advance their career aspirations.

Information on the DCRI and areas of research can be found at the following link: https://dcri.musc.edu

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate accredited US college or university
  • Must be able to physically work in a designated lab for an 8-week

KEY DATES

  • Applications due: March 1, 2024 at 5:00 pm EST
  • Applicants will be notified of awards: March 15, 2024
  • Award Period: June 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024

AWARD AMOUNT

$4,000 stipend for the student fellow / $1,000 for consumable lab supplies

APPLICATION FORM AND DOCUMENTS

Document

  • Font Type and Size Arial,
  • Page Margins No less than 0.5” on all sides
  • Document Type single PDF file

Required Documents/Files

  • Cover letter – Include what peeks your interests in pediatric research either basic or clinical. Do you have a particular area of interest? Are you interested in a particular DCRI researcher from the information provided on the DCRI website or publications? (1 page)
  • Personal and Scientific Background (1-2 pages) – Please describe your educational background in science, why you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, and how this would enhance or further your career goals?
  • Resume or CV
  • Letter of Recommendation (1 letter minimum)

SUBMISSION PROCESS

  • Combine all documents into a single PDF file
  • Email to Jasmine Ballentine (ballentj@musc.edu), Subject Line: DCRI Summer Fellowship Program

QUESTIONS

Please address questions to Jasmine Ballentine at ballentj@musc.edu

On the Front Lines of Drug Discovery: A Laboratory Internship in Drug Resistance and Drug Development

The Ozgur Sahin Lab at MUSC is looking for students to join the fight against breast cancer by contributing to cancer biology research at the intersection of drug resistance, metastasis, and drug discovery.

The Opportunity: Students will gain hands-on experience working in a laboratory environment in cell culture and molecular biology techniques, while working with cutting-edge patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) and transgenic mice models.

Benefits:

  • Gain hands-on experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Develop valuable skills and experience that will make you more competitive for jobs and graduate programs in the biological and biomedical sciences
  • Work with and learn from leading experts in the field of cancer biology
  • Explore your interests, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn how to work independently and as part of a team, and build your professional network!

Great Fit For: Undergraduates majoring in biology or chemistry in their first or second year.

To Apply: Email your CV and letter of intent to Dr. Ozgur Sahin (sahin@musc.edu) or Dr. Patrick Nasarre (nasarre@musc.edu).

For more information, go to this link or email Dr. Nasarre.

CofC Engineering Department Research Opportunity in Biosensors and Lab-On-Chip Devices

A research position is opening in Dr. Leilei Shi’s lab to work on the biosensor and lab-on-chip devices in medical applications. Average hours approximately 10 per week; this research opportunity can be part of independent research for credit or performed as a volunteer. This opportunity is for the upcoming semester Spring 2024, with possible extension to the summer of 2024.

Benefits:

  • Gain some research experience and enhance the prospects for future graduate school applications and industry career preparations
  • Develop specialized knowledge in the areas of bioelectronics, biosensors, and microfluidics
  • Use for course credit or bachelor’s essay research

Great Fit For: Freshmen, sophomores, or juniors interested in scientific research, especially Engineering, Physics, Biology, Biochemistry, and Computer Science students.

To Apply: Interested students can email Dr. Shi directly at shil1@cofc.edu.

Click here for more information or contact Dr. Shi with any questions.