Duke University, Biology

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Internship ID:Duke-Biology-REU_SP [#24561]
Internship Title: Paid Research Internship
Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biology
Appl Deadline:2023/06/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2023/03/20, finished 2023/12/23, listed until 2023/06/20)

*** this internship has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

A one-year, full time, paid research internship is available in The Patek Lab, Biology Dept., Duke University, starting summer 2023.

Topic: Hands-on research and administrative training in comparative biomechanics, evolution, and marine research.

Who: Individuals needing additional research experience before applying to graduate school or other further careers in research science. It is not suitable as a single “gap year” for students continuing to medical school. Training & Experiences: experimental design, data collection, data analysis, scientific writing, marine fieldwork, high speed imaging, digital image analysis, materials testing, 3D printing, microCT scanning, aquarium systems, computer systems, data management, equipment care, leadership/organization of lab team events. Stipend: $38000 per year. An additional $2,000 supplement will be provided to cover health insurance. Additional funding is available to attend and present at a scientific conference.

Start date: Approximately July 10, 2023, and can be adjusted to some extent according to the needs of the candidate.

Eligibility requirements and information to be included in cover letter: (1) Must be a U.S. citizen (2) Bachelor’s degree received prior to the start of the position (3) Description of how the pandemic negatively affected hands-on research that was planned or expected during undergraduate studies. (4) Description of how internship would enhance the diversity of individuals pursuing careers in science. (5) Description of interest and commitment to pursuing in-depth research experience in comparative biomechanics. (6) Plans for pursuing further training or a career in science or engineering, but not medical training. Application: Upload the following to Academic Jobs Online: (1) Cover letter detailing the points listed above (2) CV/resume (3) Unofficial transcript (4) Names and contact info for three references. Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Apply ASAP. Inquiries: Email Prof. S. Patek, snp2@duke.edu

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Box 90338
Durham, NC 27708