SOAR Funding – Deadline Sept 26th

SOAR FUNDING
 
Calling all Dornsife majors! The Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program provides funding to undergraduates for participation as a research assistant in a Dornsife faculty member’s project. Students can receive a stipend of up to $1000 per academic year!  Applications for SOAR funding are due on September 26th – please check out our website (https://dornsife.usc.edu/soar) or email soar@dornsife.usc.edu for more information.

Internship, Research and Volunteer Opportunities Workshop

USC Center for Excellence in Teaching Fall Recruitment 2014

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET (Center for Excellence in Teaching) are recruiting new fellows for the 2014-2015 school year! Do you have ideas about campus enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

A branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, based out of the Provost’s Office, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. Last year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Student-Led Seminars, a study skills workshop for incoming students, CETalks: Finding the Right Major, Now You Know: How to Get Research, and a faculty speaker series event. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at http://cet.usc.edu/undergraduates and submit via email to cet.ufs@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 10th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Friday, September 12th. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to learning more about you!

Job Announcement: Joint Education Project (JEP) – YSP Teaching Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Joint Educational Project (JEP)– YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAM
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YSP Teaching Assistant

JEP is searching for two undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.

This position requires:

  • An interest in science education;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities;
  • A self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently;
  • 5 hours per week available to dedicate to the position (pay rate $10/hour);
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Presenting meaningful, hands-on science lessons that will be implemented in the at assigned school;
  • Organizing and maintaining the Science Lab Materials at the school;
  • Assisting classroom teachers and students with science activities to promote the development of science education;
  • Other responsibilities which match specific program needs.

To apply, contact Tina Koneazny:
koneazny@usc.edu
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Job Announcement: Joint Educational Project (JEP) – Science Education Teaching Assistant

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Joint Educational Project (JEP)– YOUNG SCIENTISTS PROGRAM
USC ReadersPlus

Science Education Teaching Assistant

JEP is searching for two undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.

This position requires:

  • An interest in science education;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Strong organization skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities;
  • A self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently;
  • 5 hours per week available to dedicate to the position (pay rate $10/hour);
  • Attendance at regular staff meetings.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Presenting meaningful, hands-on science lessons that will be implemented in the at assigned school;
  • Organizing and maintaining the Science Lab Materials at the school;
  • Assisting classroom teachers and students with science activities to promote the development of science education;
  • Other responsibilities which match specific program needs.

To apply, contact Tina Koneazny:
koneazny@usc.edu
Deadline to apply: Friday, September 5th, 2014

Volunteer Research Assistants Opportunities

The Director of Research Cecily Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN and Associate Director Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH of the University of Southern California University Center (USC) for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) located at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are seeking individuals who are interested in serving as volunteers with several research projects involving children and youth who have chronic conditions. The schedule and time commitment are flexible, although we are seeking at least 5 hours per week. The volunteer tasks vary according to the needs of the project. The volunteer may be asked to conduct literature reviews using electronic databases, compile mailings for research surveys, and input data into databases; other tasks will be dependent on the volunteer’s skill level and experience—so please feel free to apply! Even if you don’t have a lot of experience but are willing to learn, please apply. The benefits for volunteers are many, including the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment, involvement in a worthy cause, contact with professors and experienced directors, and the learning of new practical skills. A volunteer effort at our esteemed research center is a very favorable addition to a resume: individuals seeking employment in the future will gain useful work experience, and participation in respected projects that serve a noble cause is viewed very favorably by potential employers and admission committees.

If you are interested please send your resume to
Kristy Macias at kmacias@chla.usc.edu

Research positions, MCB

The Nuzhdin lab is looking for undergraduates to participate in a long-term Drosophila behavioral genetics and modelling project. Support will be given for obtaining scholarships and stipends, as well as the possibility of research for credit (Bisc 499).

The research involves several components. Fly maintenance and crosses; setting up (video) behavioural experiments; and video scoring. Training will be provided. We request a minimum 10 hours a week. Hours are flexible (mornings, evenings and weekends), as long as you coordinate, and meet your commitments. Nuzhdin lab undergraduates have been highly successful applying to scholarships and awards, and spoken at conferences and other high-profile events.

You will be welcome at  lab meetings, be exposed to a variety of molecular, whole organismal and computational techniques. You will also be encouraged to work on independent, group, or semi-independent projects. Past undergrads have gone on to medical schools, pharmacy school, graduate school and other research positions, with excellent CVs and letters of reference.

Please email Brad Foley, bradfole@usc.edu, a resume, and a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your research interests.