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2016 Summer Internship at UCSD – App. Deadline Feb. 26th

UCSD Marine Physical Laboratory Summer Internship Program 2016

Application Deadline: February 26th, 2016


Quick Facts
Dates: Internship begins June 1st (10 week program)
University of California: San Diego (La Jolla, California)
currently 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year undergraduate student; U.S. citizen or permanent resident
$14/hour, no more than 40 hours per week
Apply here: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program

See Program Flyer here: Summer Internship Flyer


Are you contemplating a career in scientific research and development?

The Marine Physical Laboratory, at UC San Diego’s world renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is currently seeking inquisitive, motivated undergraduate students with exceptional aptitude for quantitative science to apply for the 2016 MPL Summer Internship Program.

Undergraduate college students majoring in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology are encouraged to apply. This ten-week internship will offer qualified students the opportunity to work with some of the most notable scientists in the world and learn about marine science and technology while earning a modest salary.

About You
* Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university with a major applicable to research done at MPL and NOT in your senior year.
* Considering a career in scientific research
* Available to start at MPL in La Jolla, CA on or after June 1, 2016, and work the duration of the internship, ten consecutive weeks from the start date, for 40 hours per week at a salary of $14/hr.
* A U.S. citizen or permanent resident and NOT a previous MPL intern
* OK with working a short distance from some of Southern California’s best beaches and surf

About Us
The Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) is an organized research unit of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Originally established as a Navy-orientated research laboratory in 1946, MPL has maintained a strong multidisciplinary research program consisting entirely of sponsored projects, with a large sponsorship from the Department of Defense (DOD) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Research Highlights

  • Whale Acoustics
  • Coastal Observatory Development
  • Whole Sky Imager
  • Observations of Waves and Currents Nearshore
  • Time Reversal Mirror in the Ocean
  • Air-Sea Interaction Research
  • Optical and Ancillary Measurements at High Latitudes in Support of the MODIS Ocean Validation Program
  • Reference Materials for Oceanic Carbon Dioxide Measurements

How to Apply
* Visit https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl/mpl-summer-internship-program to complete the application online
* Applications will be accepted online from December 21,  2015, through February 26, 2016
* Decisions will be emailed to applicants by the end of April

More Information
Marine Physical Laboratory: https://scripps.ucsd.edu/mpl
Scripps Institution of Oceanography:  https://scripps.ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego:  http://ucsd.edu


Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences – Maryland Sea Grant REU

Applications due: February 15, 2016

Maryland Sea Grant’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Estuarine Science.  http://www.mdsg.umd.edu/REU

Since 1989, NSF has supported bringing students to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at either Chesapeake Biological Lab or Horn Point Lab of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This is a great opportunity to conduct research with a mentor and spend a summer by the Chesapeake Bay.


– Program Flyer download http://bit.ly/1icIKEw

– 12 week program: May 22 to August 12, 2016.

– $6,000 stipend plus housing and travel support to and from host institution

– Applications due: February 15, 2016

– Application and guidance http://ww2.mdsg.umd.edu/reu/apply/index.php

We select undergraduates in diverse disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.

We are particularly interested in supporting talented students from institutions where access to marine science and to research projects is limited and who are from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at reu@mdsg.umd.edu.

Best Regards,

Mike Allen

Research Opportunity: How pollinator and pest sensory biology influences chemical trait evolution in flowering plants

Con­tact Name: Marie Clifford

Con­tact Email: cliffmar[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Biology


I am looking at how insect (pollinator: various bees and a moth, pest: a specialized butterfly) olfaction can drive the evolution of traits in flowering plants (Passiflora), particularly in the chemical profile of floral and leaf volatiles (scent), and how these chemical traits relate to morphological ones.

I am looking for an undergraduate volunteer who is willing to commit for at least 9 months in the lab for 6+ hours a week. They would work with another undergraduate and myself on plant maintenance, as well as a project to understand the volatile and morphological profiles of leaves in the Passiflora (the most diverse leaf morphology of any plant family!), and how this relates to herbivory by Heliconius butterflies. After a quarter, there is the possibility to develop an independent project related to this work and receive Biology 499 research credits.

A love of plants, insects, chemistry, evolution, and pollination is encouraged! Email cliffmar[at]uw.edu with a letter of intent, resume/CV, and unofficial transcript.


Introductory chemistry, Biol 180.

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Research Opportunity: Protein Therapy for Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle Disease

Con­tact Name: Wei-Ming Chien

Con­tact Email: chienw[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Cardiology


Our research goal is to develop novel protein-based therapies for cardiac and skeletal muscle disorders, to be tested in cell culture and live mouse models.  Students will work with a graduate student and post-doc in the lab to assist with experimental material preparation, particularly protein induction and purification.  Applicants should provide the following information in no more than a few sentences per question.

1) Contact information (name, email or phone):
2) Current Program of Study and Year:
3) Why are you interested in this position?
4) Past lab experience if any, describe briefly:
5) What do you hope to gain from working in the Chin Lab?
6) What are your hobbies?
7) Where do you hope to be in:
a. 5 years from now?
b. 10 years from now?
8) What are your strengths and weaknesses?
9) What is your availability in terms of time per week and duration of commitment?


The student should commit for at least one year.  Hours spent in lab can be registered for undergraduate research credit.  Previous coursework in Chemistry or Biochemistry or lab experience are preferred but not required.

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Science Job & Internship Fair

Are you a undergraduate science student at the UW – physical sciences, biological sciences, ChemE or BioE?  Then don’t miss the first-ever Science Job & Internship Fair!

Science Job & Internship Fair January 30, 2014
 2:00-5:00pm, MGH Commons
This unique mini-career fair will give you the opportunity to connect directly with recruiters from local and/or national companies who are looking to hire UW science students for job or internship opportunities.

Organizations Attending the Career Fair

Visit the Career Services website for an updated list of attendees and tips for preparing for a career fair.

Companies registered as of 1.2.14 – check back often!

  • AIS Inc
  • Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Climate Corporation, The
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • Labtemps
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Novo Nordisk Research Center
  • PATH
  • PhysAssist Scribes, Inc.
  • Scribes STAT
  • Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
  • Spacelabs Healthcare
  • Teach for America
  • WSP Forensic Laboratory Services Bureau

Research Opportunity: Studies of variation in blood groups and coagulaion

Con­tact Name: Jill Johnsen

Con­tact Email: jjohnsen[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Med­i­c­i­ne


The Johnsen laboratory studies the role of variation of clotting factors, blood groups, and blood cell traits in disease, and the biological impact of differences between these factors in terms of bleeding diseases, blood clotting, pregnancy complications, and susceptibility to infection.

The work in Dr. Johnsen’s lab has significance in blood clotting disorders that are inherited, such as von Willebrand disease and familial platelet disorders, and acquired blood-related diseases, including pregnancy-related vascular complications.

Lab home pages:


A strong interest in exploring a career in research in the biological/biomedical sciences, completion of 2 years of undergraduate coursework in a relevant major and at least one laboratory course in the life sciences or chemistry.

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Research Opportunity: Research in Drug Metabolism and Toxicity

Con­tact Name: Rheem Totah

Con­tact Email: rtotah[at]uw.edu

Depart­ment: Medicinal Chemistry


Students will have a chance to engage in research in drug metabolism and drug toxicity involving cytochrome P450 enzymes.  Several projects are available depending on student interest to investigate the biochemical properties of CYP2J2 and CYP2C8.


Complete two courses in chemistry and one biochemistry

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Research Opportunity: Synthetic Protein Chemistry

Con­tact Name: Champak Chatterjee

Con­tact Email: chatterjee[at]chem.washington.edu

Depart­ment: Chemistry


The Chatterjee laboratory in the Department of Chemistry has one opening for an undergraduate student majoring in chemistry or biochemistry in the general area of peptide synthesis. Students are encouraged to apply for CHEM 399 or 499 credit and are expected to have sufficient time to devote toward performing independent research. The project revolves around applying cutting-edge chemical synthesis strategies to synthesize chemically modified polypeptides using solid-phase peptide synthesis. These synthetic peptides will be used to study the function of enzymes involved in regulating human genes.

All interested students must be at the Sophomore or Junior level and would have taken general chemistry courses.


General Chemistry. Introductory Organic Chemistry preferred but not essential. Chemistry or Biochemistry majors only.

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Researcher Spotlight: Guillermo Romano

Guillermo Romano, Class of 2013

Amgen ScholarMary Gates Research Scholar, and Undergraduate Research Leader

Majors: Biochemistry, Public Health
Minor: Chemistry
Research Mentor: Dr. Dustin Maly

Where is Guillermo now?
Guillermo is currently doing research at Seattle Children’s Research Institute with Dr. David Rawlings, working on a gene therapy project aimed at making human cells immune to HIV infection.