Multiple positions are available for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program of the National Science Foundation, sponsored by SRI International. The program provides opportunities for outstanding undergraduates to participate in research at SRI and to benefit from the collegial atmosphere of collaboration and communication among all members of the assigned laboratory.
A wide variety of experimental projects are available for undergraduate participation. Current research topics include: biomedical optics, microfluidics, biophysics, technology platform development for drug discovery efforts, materials science in energy research, and laboratory studies of atmospheric processes.
Note: Deadline to apply is February 24, 2017.
In addition to completion of the online application, please note the following requirements:
-In order for applicant to be considered for the program, a personal statement of 1-2 pages briefly describing educational background and goals must be submitted during the application process. Any experience with the following should be included in essay: laboratory or research experience, plus experience with computers, programming, electronics, lasers, or optics.
-Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by referring parties (not through students) directly to SRI via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for recommendation letters is also February 24, 2017.
QUALIFICATIONS -Participants must be currently enrolled fulltime as a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college, majoring in Physics, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Applied Physics, and/or Biophysics. Minors in any allied STEM fields are acceptable. (NOTE: Students who are current seniors or who have already received their bachelor's degree are not eligible.) -Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident -Some laboratory research experience is preferred. -Prior work experience and computer skills. -Must be able to commit to work for 12 weeks, generally end of May to mid-August -A post-offer, pre-laboratory placement physical examination will be required. Vaccination records may be requested from students who will work with biological samples
OTHER REQUIREMENTS -A post-offer, pre-laboratory placement physical examination may be required. -U.S. Permanent Resident status required.
BACKGROUND CHECK Employment with SRI International is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.
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