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SENS Research Foundation
110 Pioneer Way, Suite J
Mountain View, CA
Posted: November 10 2016
Application Deadline: February 6, 2017
Position: 12 Full-time, Paid
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DescriptionThe SRF Summer Scholars Program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s Disease. Under the guidance of a scientific mentor, each Summer Scholar is responsible for his or her own research project in such areas as genetic engineering and stem cell research. The Summer Scholars Program emphasizes development of both laboratory and communication skills to develop well-rounded future scientists, healthcare professionals, and policy makers. Students participating in the program will hone their writing skills via periodic reports, which are designed to emulate text scientists commonly must produce. At the end of the summer, students will have the opportunity to put all of their newly developed communication skills into practice at a student symposium.
The online application and full descriptions of each research project can be found at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars. The online application will be available by December 1. Completed applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST Monday, February 6, 2017 (12 pm 2/6/17). ONLY applications submitted at the SRF website (www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars) will be considered. All requested documents MUST be submitted through the online application. Letter(s) of recommendation must be submitted separately by recommenders.
ResponsibilitiesThe Summer Scholars Program sets itself apart from many other internship program with its focus on the development of scientific communication skills in addition to enhancing laboratory and critical thinking skills. Throughout the summer, students participating in the program are guided through practical writing assignments that simulate documents scientists are often asked to produce, such as grant proposals. The communication training culminates in a student symposium at the end of the summer, where Summer Scholars present the results of their work.
Program Learning Objectives:
1. Plan and execute an independent research project.
2. Learn new technical skills.
3. Learn how to explain scientific concepts to a non-scientific audience.
4. Learn how to write a simple grant proposal.
5. Present results at a student symposium.
RequirementsTO APPLY: The online application will be available by December 1. Completed applications will be accepted until 12 pm PST Monday, February 6, 2017 (12 pm 2/6/17). ONLY applications submitted at the SRF website will be considered.
Please be sure to review the full Program Eligibility Requirements at www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars before applying as eligibility varies slightly from host institution to host institution, but briefly each applicant:
1) Must currently be enrolled or was enrolled at a university in 2016-2017 academic year.
2) Must legally be able to receive a stipend check in the host country.
Applicants should have some prior research experience.
Visit www.sens.org/2017-summer-scholars to see project-specific skill requirements.