Undergraduate Career Opportunities

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Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in the Environment (ICARE)

The main goals of the program are broadening participation in the environmental workforce and community-engaged environmental research in and around Baltimore Harbor. ICARE is now accepting application for our first cohort that will begin in the Fall 2021.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by Jan. 1, 2021.


Harvard's Department of Human Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology (HEB) at Harvard are actively seeking to expand and diversify our pool of graduate student applicants. Our department is virtually unique in being built around a question, "What makes us human," and pursuing this from an evolutionary perspective using the full range of tools available from across the biological, social and medical sciences. 

Harvard University Department of Evolutionary Biology

Johns Hopkins Genomics and Society Mentorship Program

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute’s Genomics and Society Mentorship Program GSMP is open to undergraduate students interested in the ethics of science, clinical care, and/or public health and provides an opportunity for training, research, mentorship, and network development guided by the Berman Institutes’ renowned faculty. The summer internship opportunity is focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics and genomics.

Genomics and Society Mentorship Program

The University of Washington's Department of Pharmacology

The University of Washington's Department of Pharmacology is pleased to announce acceptance of applications to the PhD program for Autumn 2021-22. The UW Pharmacology department hosts a diverse field of research areas including neurobiology, biochemistry, structural biology and genetics/gene architecture. This year we will be holding 2 virtual informational events to provide more information to prospective students about our graduate program, department, and the admissions process. Our virtual events will be held on October 15th and November 5th. Please click link to participate and learn more.

Department of Pharmacology - UW - Admissions

BioMolecular Science Gateway (BMS) at Michigan State University

The BioMolecular Science Gateway offers admission to 6 graduate programs: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Genome Sciences, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Physiology. While earning their Ph.D. (the BMS does not accept Masters students), the students have access to training in over 150 research laboratories in the fields of biochemistry, cancer, cell biology, genomics, genetics, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, pharmacology, toxicology, physiology, plant molecular biology, structural biology, and virology.

BioMolecular Science Gateway (BMS) at Michigan State University

Univ. of Illinois recruiting PhD students in Molecular & Cellular Biology

At the University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, PhD students are at the forefront of life-changing biomedical research. MCB scientists are combatting infectious diseases like the novel coronavirus and influenza. We are uncovering insights into neurological and metabolic disorders, such as epilepsy and diabetes. The University of Illinois is known around the world for its bold, creative, and collaborative work. Graduate students are an integral part of that tradition of excellence.

University of Illinois School of Molecular and Cellular Biology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

An extraordinary academic institution at one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and childhood disease. A degree from the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences is like no other. The program is unique in that it is designed for students who have demonstrated research potential in their undergrad to complete their PhD in 4-5 years with a heavy translational component that puts a human face on the coursework - we will be pairing each student with a clinician so that they can follow St. Jude patients throughout their first year. We can also accommodate students who are interested in an MD/PhD pathway. Most importantly, our application is free and we don’t require GRE score


IRES: Summer Biology Research Program in Japan

IRES: Summer Biology Research Program in Japan

Research focus:  Novel Genetic Elements Regulating Behavior of Medaka and Zebrafish.

This grant-funded international research program allows students to engage in scientific collaborations at top biology institutes in Japan. 

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF Project #1952513), this 10-week summer program (including nine weeks in Japan) will provide students with invaluable research and intercultural experiences while working with an international team of biologists on CRISPR-Cas9 techniques generating transgenic fish to study genetic elements regulating  behavior.

The application period for the Summer 2021 program will be from October 21, 2020 to January 15, 2021. For Summer 2021 the program will run from May 17 to July 23 with time in Japan from May 21 to July 23. 

IRES: Summer Biology Research Program in Japan

Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience at Cornell University

Faculty in the BEN area seek to understand the brain mechanisms of  behavior and cognition, including sensation and perception, communication, social behavior, and learning and memory. We emphasize comparative, developmental and evolutionary approaches to understanding animal behavior and its construction by neural systems. Core questions include: How do neural circuits represent information and generate behavior? How do social, developmental and situational factors influence cognition, behavior, and the neural systems that underlie them? What are the mechanisms (neural, genetic, endocrine, and behavioral) that enable animals (including humans) to produce behavior that is appropriate for their ecological context?

Cornell University - Behavioral and Evolutionary Neuroscience

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)

Eligibility Selection Criteria We invite undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are contemplating a career in biomedical research to apply to SURP. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The most competitive applicants will have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have research experience. The criteria for selection include the applicant’s undergraduate record, two letters of recommendation, and an inclination toward a career in research.

The Application:

Students who are interested in applying to SURP can find the application at: https://www.sloankettering.edu/gerstner/summer-undergraduate-research

The deadline for submission of all application materials is February 3, 2021. The program will start in early June.


Genetic Counseling Careers

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook NY is still accepting applications for the summer 2021 REU program in Translational Ecology.

For program information and to apply:  www.caryinstitute.org/eco-inquiry/reu-program

Application deadline: January 29, 2021 Midnight EST

Dates: June 7 to August 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

Eligibility: Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, juniors or first semester seniors. Must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. The Cary REU program welcomes participants of all races, religions, sexual orientation, age and ability status. Students from groups traditionally underrepresented in ecology and first generation college students are particularly encouraged to apply.

Stipend: $5,500 participation stipend, plus $1800 room and board stipend and all travel expenses covered