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Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Proteomics and Functional Genomics at UW Oshkosh

Primary Institution: University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
City: Oshkosh
State: WI
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
molecular biology; proteomics; functional genomics
Description: Program:
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, in association with the National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) SITES Program and the College of Letters and Science, is pleased to announce an undergraduate research program that will allow undergraduate students to gain experience in research in proteomics and functional genomics. Students will work with faculty mentors and other REU student participants to investigate research questions germane to a variety of biological disciplines, ranging from biochemistry to animal physiology through the lenses of proteomics and functional genomics. Detailed descriptions of possible research projects are available at http://reu.uwosh.edu. Student researchers will receive training in and have full access to state-of-the-art instrumentation housed within the NSF / Robert E. Moore Proteomics and Functional Genomics Core Facility at UW Oshkosh.

Support:
All student participants will receive:

- A $4,500 stipend for the ten-week, full-time research experience

- Housing in dormitories on the UW Oshkosh campus

- A complete meal plan

- Travel to and from UW Oshkosh

Environment:
Oshkosh, WI – The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is the 3rd largest University in Wisconsin. Faculty members within the Departments of Biology and Chemistry maintain vigorous, student-centric research programs in a wide variety of research areas. Our smaller size enables faculty to work directly with and mentor student researchers. With funding from the National Science Foundation, a state-of-the-art proteomics and functional genomics core facility was recently established at UW Oshkosh. As such, UW Oshkosh faculty are ideally situated to work with student researchers investigating basic research questions with this cutting-edge instrumentation. The Oshkosh community enjoys pleasant, mild summers. The University is situated on the Fox River, while the City of Oshkosh resides on the shores of Wisconsin's largest inland lake, Lake Winnebago. The community bustles with summer activities ranging from weekly concerts on the Fox River (http://waterfest.oshkosh.net) to a large international aircraft exhibition (http://www.airventure.org).

Eligibility:
Applicants must be:

- US citizens or permanent residents enrolled in an accredited academic institution

- Biology, Chemistry, or related majors

- Sophomore or juniors and have completed an entry-level set of biology and chemistry coursework.

- Seniors with at least an additional term of coursework remaining after Summer 2006 are eligible.

- First-year students with exceptional records and experience will also be considered.

Application:
Prospective student participants must deliver all required application components by Friday, February 29, 2008. The applicant is responsible for completing an application packet that consists of: 1) a completed online application form available at http://reu.uwosh.edu, 2) a brief (1-2 pages) narrative describing why you are interested in joining our REU Site, 3) a college transcript(s), 4) two letters of reference, and 5) a resumé. Partially completed applications will not be considered.
Stipend: $4500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/29/2008
Job Website: http://reu.uwosh.edu

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Todd Sandrin
800 Algoma Blvd.
UW Oshkosh; Biology Dept.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Email: sandrin@uwosh.edu
Phone: 9204241104
Fax: 9204241101