Career opportunities, research, internships and graduate study
- Analysis of human genome diversity
- Comparative analysis of bacterial and viral genomes
- High-throughput and Systems Biology
Biological Software Engineer
- Administrator/designer/programmer of biological databases
- Developer of algorithms in computational biology
- Application/Web developer for biologists
- Computer assisted drug design
- Biopharmaceutical development
- Biomarker discovery for personalized medicine
- Epidemiological modeling
- Medical informatics
- Design and analysis of clinical trials
- Draghicescu Lab: Statistical Modeling of Environmental and Epidemiological data, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
- Kawamura Lab: Bioorganic and Natural Products, Chemistry Department
- Mneimneh: Algorithm Development in Genomics, Computer Science Department
- Qiu Lab: Pathogen Variability and Evolutionary Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences Department
Research Opportunities outside of Hunter
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Program in Biology and Neuroscience at MIT
The Undergraduate Research Program in Biology and Neuroscience at MIT in the Summer 2013 is accepting applications till January 30, 2013. The program runs from June 2 to August 10 and includes a stipend. Contact the Program Director, Dr. Mandana Sassanfar, mandana@MIT.edu, for more information. The program's website is:
biology.mit.edu/outreach_initiatives/UG summer internship
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Program in Genomics (SRPG) at the Broad Institute of MIT
Through their Diversity Initiative, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are offering an intensive, paid nine-week summer research internship for students with an interest in genomics and a commitment to research. Students spend the summer in a laboratory at the Broad Institute, engaged in rigorous scientific research under the guidance of experienced scientists and engineers. The application deadline is February 5, 2013. The URL to the application is http://www.broadinstitute.org/partnerships/education/diversity-initiatives/srpg/summer-research-program-genomics-srpg. You can find out more about the program on their website, at http://www.broadinstitute.org/diversity.
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research in Computational Biology at the University of Pittsburgh
This is the fourth time the Univeristy of Pittsburgh is offering a summer undergraduate research experience for undergraduates entitled, Training and Experimentation in Computational Biology (TECBio). This is a 10-week summer program hosted by the Department of Computational and Systems Biology in the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. TECBio will provide a challenging and fulfilling graduate level research experience for undergraduates. The application deadline is March 4, 2013. A PDF version of the flyer highlighting the program can be obtained on the program's website at www.tecbioreu.pitt.edu.
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Program at Princeton University
The Undergraduate Research Program in Molecular, Computational and Quantitative Biology at Princeton Unversity in the Summer 2013 is accepting online applications till Feburary 1, 2013. The program runs from June 10 to August 9, 2013 and includes a stipend. Contact the Program Director, Dr. Allison Gammie, email@example.com, for more information. The program's website is: molbio.princeton.edu/undergraduate/research/summer-research
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming
The Undergraduate Research Program in Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology at the University of Wyoming in Summer of 2013 will run from May 27 to August 2, 2013. The application deadline is February 4, 2013 and the program's website is: www.wyomingbioinformatics.org/SummerSchool/. This program also offers a stipend.
Summer 2013 Undergraduate Research at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City
The Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the National Science Foundation, offers paid summer internshipss for undergraduates to conduct research with AMNH scientists in evolutionary biology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Pending approval of federal funding, successful applicants will receive a stipend and dormmitory housing and an allowance. The application deadline is February 10, 2013. A description of some of the projects may be found at http://rggs.amnh.org/pages/academics_and_research/reubio
Fellowships and Graduate Study
Post Graduate Program at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
The new NIH supported Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY) is now accepting applications. The program is designed to provice a year long intensive laboratory based research experience to underrepresented minority college graduates who want to pursue a PhD or MD/PhD in a research intensive program, but lack sufficient research experience. Additional information and the application are available at http://einstein.yu.edu/education/phd/prep-program/
The Biology-Biotechnology-Bridge Program at MIT
The 2-year Post-Baccalaureate Program at MIT is a unique and rigorous program that combines research training in industry at a local Biotech with academic courses, seminars and faculty mentoring at MIT. It is designed for highly motivated and driven individuals who are recent college graduates (BA awarded between May 2012 and June 2013) and need additional acadmic preparation and research training before applying to competitive Ph.D. programs. The program runs from July 2, 2013 to June 30, 2015 and the deadline for applications is February 24, 2013. The program website is: biology.mit.edu/about/postbac_program
Selected Bioinformatics Job Sites
- Bioinformatics Journal
- International Society for Computational Biology, http://www.iscb.org
- Evolutionary Directory
- Washington University Geome Sequencing Center's Extensive Study Program
- NESCent Summper Internship (National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
New York Times article on bioinformatics of cancer, April 22, 2013
Profiles in Science: Eric Lander, Power in Numbers, January 3, 2012
"His Ph.D. is in pure mathematics, in a subfield so esoteric and specialized that even if someone gets a great result, it can be appreciated by only a few dozen people in the entire world. But, he left that world behind and, with no formal training, entered another; the world of molecular biology, medicine and genomics."
"Soon Dr. Lander had become a central figure in the effort to sequence the human genome, leading the largest of the three centers that did most of the work. He combined his mathematics and the biology and chemistry he'd learned hanging out in labs. And he added insights about industrial organization, achieved in his business school days, to streamline the effort and control costs."
DNA Sequencing Caught in Deluge of Data
This appeared in The New York Times Business Day of December 1, 2011,
"The field of genomics is caught in a data deluge. DNA sequencing is becoming faster and cheaper at a pace far outstripping Moore's law, which describes the rate at which computing gets faster and cheaper.
The result is that the ability to determine DNA sequencing is starting to outrun the ability of researchers to store, transmit and especially to analyze the data."