Research Assistant Position

We are looking for new undergraduate research assistants to aid in research tasks focusing on social and health consequences of drug use.  This is a paid part-time position through the USC School of Social Work and would include assisting with research tasks, such as data entry, literature reviews, and basic data analysis. Those with statistical or qualitative analysis experience are encouraged to apply. Spanish speakers are not required, but preferred.  If interested, please send a completed application and resume to erikague@usc.edu.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Interested in gaining valuable experience in a research lab?

Looking for a strong letter of recommendation?

The Town lab is looking for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in gaining lab experience as a research assistant. Our lab focuses on the interface between two main systems of the body, the central nervous system and immune system. More specifically, our lab is interested in the innate immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. There are projects focused on immune drug deliveries in Alzheimer rats, immune reactions to neural stem cell engraftments, and the basic cellular biology of microglia (the resident immune cells of the brain).

Freshmen and sophomores looking for multiple years of experience are highly encouraged to apply. Juniors with lab experience are also encouraged to apply. Animal handling experience is a bonus. Drosophila experience is also a bonus. We are asking students to dedicate at least 15 hours per week.

If you are interested, please send an email with a one paragraph description of your reasons for wanting to join the Town lab along with your CV to Allan Jensen allanjen@usc.edu

Workshops for undergrads interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Thinking Ahead:  Could I be a Researcher?

A SACNAS Careers in Research Workshop

October 29, 2013

4:00 – 5:00 pm

THH 102

Sponsored by the USC SACNAS Chapter, this workshop features a panel of USC researchers explaining the importance of research in society and sharing their paths into the sciences.  This is the first of a series of professional development workshops called Careers in Research designed to expose students to research.

SACNAS, the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, is an inclusive organization for all people and all disciplines dedicated to promoting academic excellence and mentoring students to advanced degrees in STEM fields. http://sacnas.org/   The goal of the USC SACNAS Chapter is to create a community at USC for all students in all disciplines interested in research.

Students can register at this link:

https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0fBx5mv0v7bs10w

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Fall 2013 Career Fair

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The Fall 2013 Career Fair is here!  Each year, more than 400 organizations seeking to employ USC students from diverse disciplines attend our career fairs. All students are encouraged to attend and explore the wide variety of internship and full-time employment opportunities that are represented:

Thursday, September 19, 2013
10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Trousdale Parkway

Part-time, Full-Time, and Internship positions available from over 150 companies.  Log-in to connect SC for more information.

Dress to impress!  Bring your resume.

careers.usc.edu

ENST Catalina Semester Pre-Application and Info

The USC Dornsife Environmental Studies Program Catalina Sustainability Semester is a situated learning experience for students that are majoring and/or minoring in either environmental studies or biology. Recommended preparation includes completion of ENST 100 or BISC 120L. Students will learn about coastal ecology and management through scientific diving, laboratory and field studies, and personal interaction with marine managers and scientists, while simultaneously gaining a better understanding and appreciation for the Southern California coastal environment.

Students enrolled in the Catalina Sustainability Semester will live and study at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center for the entire semester (weekend transportation to the mainland is generally available). Rates for room and board are comparable to those on the University Park Campus. Courses are offered in a block format in which a single class meets on a daily basis (i.e., Monday through Friday, although participation in some weekend activities may be required). Each course will run for approximately four weeks,after which another class will take its place (four courses total; see below for details).

Course participants are expected to become scientific diver certified in accordance with the standards of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). As part of this training, the USC Dive Safety Officer or his designee will require each student to submita completed medical history and dive physical examination. Students will be assessed for water safety and ability to perform ecosystem measurements underwater

Explore@4

Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professions in an informational setting.

All Explore@4 panels take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (w/exception)

Fall 2013  Career Panels:

9.9 Careers in technology for Non-Techies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.10 Language Careers @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.11 TIS Bulge Bracket Investment Banking Panel – @ Davidson Conference Center (7:00 – 9:00pm)

9.12 Economics and Math Careers @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

9.24 Health Careers without an MD @ Tutor Campus Center 227

9.25 Careers for Foodies @ Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3

9.26 Consulting @ Tutor Campus Center 351/352

For more information: careers.usc.edu

Undergraduate Research Positions – USC Health, Emotion & Addiction lab is looking for undergraduate research assistants.

Assistantships are available as part of a Directed Research Course or can be done on a volunteer basis.  Assistants work on studies examining the role of emotional factors that influence tobacco, alcohol and drug use, as well as other behaviors that impact health (e.g. exercise and diet). Undergraduate assistantships are a great way to gain initial exposure to research in preparation for medical school and graduate school in psychology, neuroscience and public health. 

We are currently looking for research assistants who are either fluent in Spanish or have a full day of availability in fall 2013.  To get a better understanding of our lab, please check out our website (http://heal.usc.edu). 

If you are interested, we’d appreciate if you could answer some questions by clicking on the following link (https://redcap.sc-ctsi.org/surveys/?s=uvh5oL). Please contact Bree Geary at bgeary@usc.edu for more information!

Undergraduate Research Opportunity – Advertising for URAP interns

3 paid URAP internships: Seeking 3 talented undergrads (biology/pre-med, math/engineering, and computer science/engineering) for a multidisciplinary cancer simulation team. The team will work to make powerful 3-D computer models of cancer user friendly enough for diverse research teams, while testing and refining simulations of invasive breast cancer, stem cell biology, and chemotherapy. Publication and indepdendent study opportunities available. Applications due May 10, interviews May 13-17, and project to run summer 2013-spring 2014. See details in the attached flyer or at MathCancer.org, and apply as instructed to Paul.Macklin@usc.edu.

Requirements: Should be a junior or advanced sophomore with a 3.5+ GPA.  One position in biology, pre-med or related. One position in math or engineering or related. One position in computer science or engineering or related. Same flyer for all 3 positions.

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The Invisible Men Screening

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The Campus Conversation Series: USC Women Who Have Served

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Grace Ford Salvatori Community Service Tuition Scholarships

The Salvatori Community Scholars program provides support to advanced graduate students who are doing community-based research whose experiences with community-based organizations can lead to new opportunities for service-learning students at USC.

Scholar(s) work with JEP’s Associate Director for Research and Academic Affairs, USC faculty, and one or more community organizations to develop service-learning projects for undergraduate USC students. Projects are to be jointly determined by the needs of the community, the academic goals of the service-learning course, and the abilities and interests of the Scholar, and might include participatory action research or direct service activities. All projects must involve undergraduate students in work that builds their knowledge and skills while supporting the Scholar in a community-centered project. Ideally, the service-learning project will closely correspond to the scholarly activities of the Salvatori Community Scholar.

Check out the link for more information and how to apply! http://dornsife.usc.edu/salvatori-community-scholars

Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society meeting on 03/13 at 6pm in ZHS 360: Membership forms due and E-board elections!

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Phi Sigma will be having its third meeting on March 13 AT 6pm in ZHS 360. Want to find out more about joining and what we’re all about? Check out our website at http://uscphisigma.weebly.com/

This will be the last day that you will be able to join the USC chapter of Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society this semester, as this is the late date that membership applications will be due. Please be sure that your ENTIRE application is filled out, especially if you are applying for full membership. This means every blank that addresses you or needs your signature needs to be filled out. All other blanks that address e-board members or whatnot will be filled out accordingly later. Don’t forget that for the full membership form, there is a front page that you need to sign as well. If you do not have this complete, you will not be able to be officially recognized as a member by the national Phi Sigma organization. We will be sending in all dues and forms to the national organization by March 15, 2013, so please be prepared with your dues and filled-out forms at the meeting. If you are interested in joining, please visit our page at http://uscphisigma.weebly.com/membership.html for details. If you cannot make it, arrange a time with us independently to drop things off.

We will also be holding e-board elections so this will be the last chance to submit applications for e-board. You can send e-board applications to our email at uscphisigma@gmail.com and find e-board apps at http://uscphisigma.weebly.com/membership.html.

We will also be going over ordering cords for graduating seniors.

We hope to see you there!