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Research Intern Medicine June 30 2019

Requirements: Sleep Study Research Intern Bachelor's Degree Required Prior training and experience in conducting routine overnight polysomnographic studies is highly preferred. This position is ideally suited to provide excellent research experience to a recent college graduates pursuing application to medical, veterinary, graduate or other health professions school, in the near future. Training will be provided. A two year commitment is required due to the amount of training to become proficient with these skills.

Job Duties: 25% - Administrative/Coordinator duties: - subject recruitment, preparation of mailings to study participants, scheduling, education and tracking - explain and obtain informed consent with volunteers. - collect and review the data from standardized health questionnaires. - data collection, data entry - protocol documentation, administrative record-keeping and data tracking - oversee data quality and data management, Quality Assurance/Quality Control - review with the PI, suggest, assist in drafting procedures and protocols, and implement new techniques where necessary in response to issues that might arise. 65% - Lab Technologist: - prepare study volunteers for the nighttime polysomnogram by attaching monitors for recording electrophysiological data, respiratory data, hemoglobin oxygen saturation, and vital signs (blood pressure, pulse rate) - Analyze polysomnographic recordings for sleep stage and breathing events - Equipment purchase and testing, trouble-shooting and designing test protocols as needed. 10%- Assisting the PI - Publications and grant preparation: analysis of study data, preparing abstracts and manuscripts, and grants as needed, and presentation of data at conferences

Begin Date: 7/1/2019
Percent Time: 80-100%
Salary: $28,000 minimum

Kris Frawley

Research Intern Biomedical Engineering June 30 2019

Requirements: The applicant should hold, or be about to complete, a bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, physics, biology, or a related field. Research experience is preferred; experience in optics, microscopy, or imaging is highly desirable; experience with programming languages (i.e. MATLAB, python) or data analysis is also desirable. The candidate will be expected to work independently and in collaboration with other researchers. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 2 references to Dr. Rogers (

Job Duties: A highly motivated individual is being sought for a research intern position in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Rogers ( to work on a funded project to develop novel optical imaging instrumentation for vision science. The candidate will assemble and align optical components, integrate electronics, and modify and extend open source software and drivers to acquire and analyze images. Applications include developing Adaptive Optics Scanning Light Ophthalmoscopes (AOSLO) to image retinal cells in human subjects and small animal models, and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for quantitative imaging of phase dynamics to study vesicle transport in cells in vitro. The candidate will be expected to design, perform, and analyze experiments independently. Additionally, they will be expected to present their results in regular meetings with other personnel on the project and assist with preparation of manuscripts.

Begin Date: July 1, 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Dr. Jeremy Rogers

Research Intern Cell and Regenerative Biology July 1 2019

Requirements: A Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences is required. Preference will be given to those with experience handling zebrafish in a laboratory setting and strong molecular biology background. Experience with basic fluorescence imaging and basic molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA cloning is preferred. We are interested in highly motivated individuals who have strong organizational skills, communication skills and attention to detail. Please send a cover letter and resume with names and contact information for at least two references.

Job Duties: Under the direction of Dr. Kang, the research intern will perform research related to understanding tissue regeneration using zebrafish models. A highly motivated individual will provide technical support for the Kang lab and will have the ability to carry out projects on their own, as needed. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of the laboratory's research program investigating the regulatory mechanisms of cardiac regeneration enhancer elements. Research duties include molecular biology, sectioning, histology, and zebrafish colony maintenance. The position also requires general lab maintenance duties as necessary, and detailed record keeping. More information about our science can found here

Begin Date: June/Junly 2019
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: $30,000

Junsu Kang