Subject: Gap Year Positions Available with University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Description: Gap Year Position Available with University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Dr. Sarah Brem Sunshine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine is looking to hire a full-time research assistant for the 2021-2022 year. This position is ideal for a student planning to attend medical or graduate school. There will be ample opportunity to gain clinical exposure, receive mentorship, and publish/present work. Many prior students in the department have gone on to pursue an MD or MD/PhD. We love seeing our mentees succeed! This position will be a combination of clinical and basic science research involving recruitment and enrollment of study patients, interfacing with the IRB, carrying out study procedures, and coordinating patient visits as well as performing laboratory work including designing and analyzing animal studies in murine models and analyzing data including flow cytometry and RNA sequencing in both mouse and human samples. Our lab is focused on developing a translational model of mouse ocular graft-vs-host disease (GVHD) to develop a better understanding of the pathology and novel treatment targets as well as collecting and evaluating patient samples from our GVHD clinic. This position will provide the applicant with dedicated in-depth scientific research, excellent mentorship, as well as clinical exposure and the opportunity to present/publish research. Worksite will be on the main hospital campus in Baltimore, MD. Minimum expected commitment is 12 months, but the position can be extended as needed. The position has a flexible starting date of May or June 2021 and is for current graduates or graduating seniors. Part-time or full-time employment prior to May 2021 is possible and encouraged for training purposes. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing a career in medicine or biomedical research. Ideal applicants are very organized, self-motivated and have experience with research, teamwork, and patient interaction. A background with previous mouse work and/or immunology is preferred but not required. The ideal applicant is excited about working with a great group of people both in the laboratory and the clinic. All interested applicants are invited to submit their CV to [log in to unmask] Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, but priority will be given to those received by May 7, 2021. Contact Person: Dr. Sarah Sunshine Contact Email: [log in to unmask] You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.