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Paid UW Summer Research Opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students – Deadline March 31st

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington invites students to join the “Data Science for Social Good” incubator program this summer.

Sixteen students will be selected to work with academic researchers, computer scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects with public policy implications. These are paid positions.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply, preference given to University of Washington students.

Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact to the local community on the theme of Urban Science. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice.

Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 15th and ending August 21st. Class schedules can be accommodated for students who are enrolled during summer session.

Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend payments will be dispersed through the UW payroll system on the 10th and 25th of each month.


  • Strong academic record
  • Previous programming experience (although strong candidates without significant programming experience will be considered)


How to Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to manager@escience.washington.edu. In your cover letter, please describe your background, interest in the program, and relevant experience/coursework. Favorable candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Work-Study Student Assistant in Telemedicine at Harborview


This position will assist with information processing and management. Duties range from routine photocopying, electronic document conversion, scanning, faxing and filing to more complex tasks such as chart review, clinical data extraction, data entry into research databases, and advanced record management. Assignment of specific duties will vary with skill and commitment. Must be able to work independently and proactively prioritize work, communicate well with team members, and initiate action as required to meet deadlines. We’ll provide excellent work training as well as exposure to bio-behavioral research and telehealth training environments. Learn and observe steps that are needed to conduct research. Gain knowledge of specific disease processes, laboratory tests and radiological tests. Work in a team environment.

This position is based at the Ninth and Jefferson building in the Harborview complex; regular shuttles are available from the UW campus.

Ideal candidates will be available 8-12 hours a week for at least two academic quarters, and preferably on Tuesday mornings.

Pay rate ranges from $10.10 – $12.50/hr.

Consideration for this position is limited to those who have been awarded work study as part of their UW financial aid package.

Requirements: Must be able to balance competing demands. Excellent attention to detail and accuracy including proofreading, editing, organizational and filing skills. Experience with MS Office software including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel desired. Website creation skills a plus. Preference may have given to those with Tuesday morning availability.

Contact Pam Landinez at landinez@uw.edu

Four Directions Summer Research Program

Are you a college student with an interest in Medicine, Public Health, or Biomedical Science? Would you like to visit Boston in the summer and work with leading doctors at Harvard Medical School? Do you want to gain new skills, and knowledge that can be used to help yourself, your community, and future generations of Native peoples? Find out if you are eligible to apply for the Four Directions Summer Research Program, held from June 9 – August 7, 2014 in Boston, MA.

Students will complete an 8-week research project under the direction of a Harvard Medical School faculty mentor. Additional activities include clinical shadowing, and weekly career development seminars and talking circles. Read more about The Program.

Application Deadline: February 17, 2014 by 11pm EST.

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.