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SENS Research Foundation Summer Internship


SRF’s summer internship and gap-year programs offer undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Both programs seek to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine through an intensive mentored research experience and communication skill development exercises, such as a mock grant proposal and research presentations. In addition, the gap-year program is designed to accommodate time for applications and interviews during the research fellowship.


Paid positions are available at:

  • Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Harvard School of Medicine
  • Rubedo Life Sciences
  • Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
  • SRF Research Center
  • Stanford University
  • Underdog Pharmaceuticals


A program overview, the online application, and full descriptions of each 2021 research project can be found at:

The Summer Scholar application is due: NOON PST Friday, January 15, 2021 (12 pm PST 1/15/21)

The Postbacc Fellowship application is due: NOON PST Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (12 pm PST 2/17/21)

A high-resolution downloadable program flyer with this information is available at each URL. 


Mayo Clinic Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship


The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, is ideal for college students considering, or curious about, biomedical research careers.

By immersing themselves in a research lab, the SURF offers students an exciting way to build their skills as young scientists and test their inclinations toward research. They will have the opportunity to be mentored by top-notch scientists, to conduct exciting real-world research, and to form lasting relationships with faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and other SURF participants.

The SURF award is $6,000, and the 2021 program is scheduled to run from Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, August 6. Applications for the program must be received by February 1, 2020.

Students can apply to the program if they:

  • Have completed two or three years at a U.S. college or university at the time the SURF program begins
  • Have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale)
  • Are seriously considering a biomedical research career as a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D.


We are eager to bring together a wide variety of talented, motivated students from all ethnic, geographic, educational and economic groups. Applicants from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Information about the SURF is available online – – or by contacting Glenda Mueller at or 507-284-3862.

Pediatric Oncology Education Program

We invite your best students to apply for our NIH/NCI-funded (5 R25CA023944-37) Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program. The program offers a unique opportunity for pre-doctoral students preparing for careers in the biomedical sciences, medicine, and pharmacy to gain biomedical and oncology research experience. Students participate in basic or clinical oncology research, research and clinical conferences, and a core lecture series designed specifically for them. All participants make a PowerPoint presentation on their research project and submit a report on their research project written in the style of a journal in which their faculty mentor publishes. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is likely that our 2021 program will be primarily virtual. Thus, data analysis skills and experience that would be helpful for remote projects will be advantageous.

A primary goal of the POE program is to encourage students to pursue a career in cancer research. Thus, we are particularly interested in highly qualified students with a serious career interest in cancer research, either as a clinical scientist or laboratory-based research scientist. Our St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers training in leading-edge scientific fields paired with unique mentoring in the St. Jude clinical experience. Highly motivated POE students would have the opportunity to be considered for admission to the St. Jude Graduate School upon completion of their undergraduate degree.

All POE program applicants must have research experience at the time they apply. POEs must be United States citizens, non-citizen nationals, or possess a visa permitting permanent residence in the United States (required by the funding agency). All must have completed at least their college sophomore year by the time they participate. POE medical students spend a minimum of 10 weeks in the program. The minimum tenure requirement for all others is 11 weeks. All POE applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.40 (on a 4.0 scale) in math and science (biology, chemistry, and physics) and at least a 3.40 overall. The 2021 subsistence allowance will be $400/per week for undergraduates, and $480/week for all others.

The POE home page contains links to the program application. The deadline for receipt of all 2021 application materials is February 1, 2021. Early application is highly recommended, since completed applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis. Members of under-represented ethnic minority groups and women are particularly encouraged to apply, since one of our major long-term program goals is to increase the diversity of persons engaged in oncology research and practice.


Bureau of Public Health Laboratories (Miami, FL)


These positions conduct work involving independent judgment on a variety of complex laboratory procedures. A State of Florida Clinical Laboratory License is required (see below for further information). Duties include specimen accessioning, specimen processing, reagent preparation, clinical testing data review, reporting, and instrument operation and maintenance, according to establish procedure. We are currently recruiting for multiple positions.These positions are being recruited specifically to aid in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most positions will be used to fill positions directly responsible for testing specimens for SARS-CoV-2. Employees in these positions will be trained to use high-throughput instrumentation, multiple nucleic acid amplification platforms, to perform real-time PCR, and to conduct antibody testing. These positions may also be used to temporarily fill positions in other testing sections, such as HIV, serology, and microbiology.


  • Applicants must possess or be able to obtain (within 3 months) a State of Florida Board of
  • Clinical Laboratory Personnel license as a technician (or higher).
  • The public health technician license is generally available to those with a bachelor’s
  • degree in a laboratory science (e.g., biology or chemistry).
  • Refer to for more details on eligibility.
  • Eligible for employment with the State of Florida, including passing a background check.
  • Applicants must be comfortable handling specimens containing SARS-CoV-2 and other infectious
  • agents.
  • Applicants must be able to wear a respirator or PAPR.
  • Applicants must be able to work both independently and with others.
  • Applicants must have good computer skills.
  • Applicants must be able to independently problem solve.
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively with customers, including physicians,
  • nurses, and other Department of Health employees.
  • Pay and Benefits:
  • Pay ranges from $16 to $23 per hour, depending on education, experience, licensure, and
  • available positions.
  • OPS employees are eligible for health, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as FSA and HSA
  • accounts and other benefits. OPS employees also have access to the State’s Employee
  • Assistance Program.
  • For a full list of benefits and further details, visit:
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Please note that OPS employees are not eligible for paid time off (e.g., holidays, vacation, or sick leave) and are not eligible for the State Tuition Waiver Program. If interested in applying, please email your resume and a letter of interest to: Positions will be filled on a rolling basis.