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Roswell Park Cancer Institute, State University of New York at Buffalo

Primary Institution: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Affiliation: State University of New York at Buffalo
City: Buffalo
State: NY
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Junior Year
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biophysics
Medical Physics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Molecular Biology, Biophysics, Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, Immunology, Pharmacology
Description: Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) offer summer research experiences in programs designed to give undergraduates an opportunity to learn and become active participants in basic biological research.

The Summer of 2005 will be the 53rd Anniversary of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Research Experience for Undergraduates. This is a program designed for college juniors who will benefit from an intensive pre-graduate (Ph.D.) research experience. We are particularly interested in applicants from non-research universities who have had limited opportunities to participate in research, under-represented minority students and students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The program will run from June 6-August 11, 2005 and is partially funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Cancer Institute.

National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellowships (10 fellowships - emphasis in cellular-molecular biology and genetics)

Current junior standing (member of the Class of 2006).
Student career goals focus on achieving the Ph.D. and a research/teaching career.
Selected participants receive a $3,000 stipend plus room, board, and travel.
U.S.A. citizen or permanent residents only.
National Cancer Institute - (10 fellowships):
Current junior standing (member of the Class of 2006).
Student career goals should focus on achieving a graduate or professional degree in the biomedical or natural sciences.
Selected participants receive a $2,500 stipend plus room, board and travel.
U.S.A. citizen or permanent residents only.
The major objectives of the program are 1 to introduce you to scientific research through a project supervised by graduate faculty members, 2 to help you develop your own philosophy of science, 3 to give you an opportunity to discover and experience the graduate student lifestyle, and 4 if you have not already decided on a field of specialization, to aid in selecting your Ph.D. Selected students will be assigned to laboratories of graduate professors in molecular biology, biophysics, genetics, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, or pharmacology as your choice of research interest and training indicate.

Applications are received from students who have completed their junior year in college and have demonstrated a high ability and interest in a scientific career. The program is held each summer for 10 weeks. Each student works on an independent research project under the guidance of RPCI scientific staff and spends time attending various seminars. All students prepare critiques on various lectures they attend, and present their research results (oral & poster) during a scientific conference held at the end of the program.

Completed applications, including a $10 application fee, must be received by February 1. If possible, applicants will send the fee, a pre-addressed stamped postcard, application, essay, resume, transcripts, and recommendation together in one envelope. The transcript must include your 2004 Fall semester grades. Your postcard will be date stamped and returned upon receipt of your completed application. Only complete files will be considered. Those selected will be notified of their appointment by early March. In the summer of 2004, 21 of 97 applications were selected.

Competitive stipends and room/board allowances are offered to admitted students. Out-of-town students are housed at Canisius College in townhouse style apartments. The college is two miles from the Roswell Park Campus on the major metro rail and bus lines and provides free parking to summer students.

This college program also receives funding from RPCI investigators and the National Institutes of Health.
Stipend: $3,000
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2006
Job Website:
Additional Information: Please visit our website for more information and an application.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Mary Wisnicki
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-8134
Fax: 716-845-8178
Secondary Contact: Craig R. Johnson
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, NY 14263
Phone: 716-845-8134
Fax: 716-845-8178
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