Cancer Research Internship at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Qualifications:
Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period.

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ihenacho at ugonna.ihenacho@med.usc.edu with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.

Break into Research: Fall 2015

break into research flyerInterested in doing research for the Fall 2015 semester? But don’t know how to start? Join The Undergraduate Research Consortium to find out how you can Break into Research for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester! The Undergraduate Research Consortium will host a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday April 21st in VKC 160 at 5pm.

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).

​For more information, please click here: townlab.usc.edu ​

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

​10-​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

CET Undergraduate Fellow Deadline: March 27th

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. 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 Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!

USC International Center for Regulatory Science Info Session

Have you considered a career in the thriving field of regulatory science?

Do you work in the regulatory industry and want to expand your career opportunities?

The USC International Center for Regulatory Science offers Masters and Certificate programs – as well as single classes.

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, March 25, 6:30 – 8 pm, USC Health Science Campus. (Can be viewed online for those living out of town)

Career Paths

Graduates of the USC School of Pharmacy’s Regulatory Science programs are well prepared for leadership roles in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Device industry including:

  • Regulatory Specialists
  • Formulation Engineers
  • Quality Experts
  • Reimbursement Specialists
  • Medical Writers
  • Clinical Research Associates and Scientists

Our students are not only scientists…this diverse field needs those with backgrounds including communication, government, accounting, law, business and engineering.

Our alums are highly sought by large and small companies including Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Strkyer, FDA, Allergan, Amgen, 3M, Edwards, Pfizer and many more.

To register, please visit USC Regulatory Science March 25 Information Session.

You can also visit our website. Feel free to email us at regsci@usc.edu or call at 323-442-3521

40th Annual WCBSUR Conference – Final Call for Abstracts and Early Registration

March 20th is the deadline for both abstract submission and early registration for the 40th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, which will take place on Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.   2012 Medal of Science winner and President of Seattle’s Institute for Systems Biology, Dr. Lee Hood, will present the keynote address;  with Lloyd Smith and others at Caltech in the early 1980s, Hood created the first automated DNA sequencer that would eventually revolutionize biology and open the door to the modern era of “big data”.

The one day WCBSUR Conference will feature up to 120 poster presentations and 100 seminar presentations by undergraduate researchers;  more than 500 students and faculty from throughout the nation are expected to attend.

To learn more about the WCBSUR Conference, or to have your name removed from this email list, please contact Dr. Michael McConnell (Professor Emeritus of Biology, Point Loma Nazarene University), at mmcconne@pointloma.edu.

2015 WCBSUR Conference Homepage:
pointloma.edu/WCBSURC

CET Spring 2015 Recruitment

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. 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 Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!