Subject: Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity
We have a position available in the Byung-Eun Kim lab in the Department of
Animal and Avian Sciences for an undergraduate research assistant this
summer. The lab offers a variety of projects using mouse models, C. elegans,
and cell culture to study mechanisms of copper homeostasis in animals.
Copper is an essential micronutrient and reduced copper uptake, utilization,
or excretion can lead to severe human health consequences, including Wilson's
disease, Menkes disease, and impaired neurological function.
The ideal candidate would demonstrate academic success in the life sciences,
and more importantly, a strong desire to carry out exciting new research
throughout the undergraduate degree. We are particularly interested in
students intending to pursue graduate education, as this position will
provide the perfect opportunities to prepare the basic research skills
required to thrive in a research environment. All training will be provided,
although the student must possess a willingness to learn quickly and take on
new challenges throughout the project.
Ideally the project would be extended over the course of multiple years with
the goal of making the undergraduate research position a fully integrated
member of the lab, so early stage students will be highly preferred. If
working in an exciting and dynamic research environment sounds desirable to
you, please contact me with a statement of interest and resume. For more
information about the projects in the lab, see our website or contact me with
Alex Richart, PhD
Faculty Research Assistant, Kim Lab
University of Maryland, College Park
Department of Animal and Avian Sciences
2148 Animal Sciences Bldg.
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