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Primary Institution: Tufts University
Affiliation: Biology Department
City: Medford
State: MA
Job Duration: 10 Weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): General Biology
Description: The Department of Biology at Tufts University offers a summer research program entitled "Integrative approaches to studying recognition systems in cells, organisms, and populations" in which 10 students will work closely on a collaborative, interdisciplinary project. Students in this 10-week program will receive a stipend of $420 per week, a $100 per week allotment for food, and on-campus housing.

The Department of Biology has a long-standing commitment to mentoring undergraduates in research, as well as a strong track record of highly productive interdisciplinary research collaborations. Science is a collaborative enterprise, requiring the combined expertise of researchers from diverse fields. The goals of this summer program are:

• To increase students' proficiency in biological research and collaborative skills
• To educate and inspire students toward future research careers
• To develop students' ability to effectively communicate scientific results

In addition to research, students will participate in weekly discussions, seminars, field trips, and a symposium.

Candidates with strong academic records must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are enrolled in an accredited institution. We especially encourage applications from women and minorities, as well as students from community colleges and other institutions that do not traditionally offer research opportunities.
Stipend: $420/week + $100/week for food
Benefits: Housing
Application Deadline: 03/01/2008
Job Website: http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/undergrad/research/reu.asp

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Tufts REU Summer Program
120 Dan Laboratories
Department of Biology / Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155
Email: REU@tufts.edu
Phone: 617-627-3195
Fax: 17-627-3805
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