Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

This page lists postings for undergraduate research opportunities. If you are interested in any of the following please contact the individual listed below. Further opportunities can be found on individual faculty webpages. Research postings can be sent to Carla Vanderbilt at cvanderbilt@bio.fsu.edu.



Research in epigenetics and social behavior: Have you ever wondered how the genes of your friend or adversary can indirectly influence you? These effects are known as indirect genetic effects (IGE). Because interactions with social partners are frequent in many organisms, IGE are expected to be very common in plants and animals; however, we do not know much, if anything, about the underlying mechanism (i.e., HOW do the genes of social partners influence you). Epigenetic modifications are one of the most likely mechanisms by which individuals can change the expression of their genes in response to others in their social environment. Taking advantage of an all-female fish that reproduces clonally (the Amazon molly) this project will aim to understand how the genetic makeup of another individual can lead to differences in both behavior and epigenetic modifications in the brain. Specifically, we ask two questions: 1) How does the number of different clonal lineages in the social environment influence the behavior of focal individuals? 2) Do epigenetic modifications result from individuals encountering only sister clones vs. few non-sister clones vs. many non-sister clones? The proposed experiment will provide excellent experience in experimental design, various behavioral observations of a small-bodied fish (aggression, mate preference, group preference, activity levels, foraging efficiency, etc.), and molecular techniques (from basic DNA isolation to advance epigenetic methods such as DNA methylation and ChIP-seq). DIS and volunteer positions available beginning in Spring 2019.
Contact: Dr. Amber Makowicz
Email: amber_makowicz@ou.edu
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: August 17, 2018

Panama Research Internship, Cusack Lab, UCLA: 4- to 6-month position starting August 2018: A research intern is sought to be trained in and assist with ecological measurements for a new drying experiment in seasonal tropical forests in Panama. The project seeks to understand the effects of decreased rainfall on soil carbon and root dynamics across tropical rainforests that have different background precipitation rates. The intern will spend substantial time working in rainforest field sites, and will learn about setting up dry-down structures and collection of plant and soil samples for analysis. The intern will also learn basic laboratory processing and analysis of environmental samples, including nutrient and carbon extractions in salt solutions, soil moisture, soil carbon, and root biomass measures. The intern will spend about 60% of their time in the field, and 40% of their time in state-of-the-art research laboratories run by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. The research intern will be supervised by Dr. Cusack remotely, and will work day-to-day with Dr. Cusack’s post-doctoral researcher on-site. The position is based in Gamboa, Panama, and there is frequent boat and car travel to access 6 field sites along a rainfall gradient from the Pacific to the Caribbean coast of the Panama Isthmus. The intern will receive airfare and a cost-of-living stipend which will cover housing and food costs. Living quarters will be in shared housing with other researchers in Gamboa (dorm-style housing or a shared house). Interested applicants should send their CV and a brief statement of interest to dcusack@geog.ucla.edu.
Contact: Dr. Cusack
Email: dcusack@geog.ucla.edu
Location: Gamboa, Panama
Last updated: July 12, 2018

Turtle Island announces Cocos Island Conservation Scholarship: Turtle Island Restoration Network is offering a fully-paid scholarship for a person beginning or early in his or her marine conservation career to participate from December 7-17, 2018 in a ten-day shark and sea turtle SCUBA tagging expedition to Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica. This scholarship covers the approximate $6,000 cost for the expedition aboard the Undersea Hunter Argos vessel, which includes all food, shared lodging, tank refills, rental equipment, and a Nitrox certification if needed (thanks to Undersea Hunter!). Find out more via the links below and send all required application materials to cveelenturf@seaturtles.org by September 1, 2018.
Additional Information
Contact: Turtle Island Restoration Network
Email: cveelenturf@seaturtles.org
Phone Number: 415-663-8590
Webpage: https://seaturtles.org/job_listing/scholarship-turtle-island-announces-cocos-island-conservation-scholarship/
Location: Costa Rica
Last updated: June 19, 2018

Houle Lab jobs: The Houle lab works on the genetics and evolution of fruit flies. We are looking to hire two part-time undergraduate students to help run the lab. In addition, we are accepting volunteers to help with specific research projects. Responsibilities include setting up crosses, collecting flies, measuring the wings and legs of flies, data management, making fly food, and preparing fly food. Attendance at weekly lab meetings is required of volunteers and employees. At lab meeting, in addition to taking care of lab business, we hear and discuss presentations by those doing research in the lab, and read papers on genetics and evolution together. We encourage students working in the lab to go on to DIS or Honor’s projects. Starting pay is $8.25/hour, and we expect students to work 15 hours/week. To apply, send an email with a resume or CV, and a brief statement about why you would be interested in working in the lab to David Houle dhoule@bio.fsu.edu and Ryan Fortune rdf14@my.fsu.edu.
Contact: David Houle and Ryan Fortune
Location: FSU main campus
Last updated: June 18, 2018

Tropical Marine Biology Internship: The Cape Eleuthera Institute maintains active field research in The Bahamas focusing on sea turtle and shark ecology, coral reef restoration and monitoring, and sustainable fisheries. Interns will get the chance to enjoy life at the research station, learn about the wildlife and their habitats, see unique wildlife in marine environments including remote Caribbean beaches and coral reefs, and explore the island of Eleuthera. Our mission encompasses research, education and outreach, and is dedicated to raising awareness about environmental conservation. CEI is seeking highly-motivated early career scientists to work as interns supporting our research projects. Interns are critical in fulfilling our mission, and are given the unique opportunity to participate in field-based and analytical research. The successful candidates will be actively engaged with a vibrant community of visiting and resident researchers and students. Requirements: Applicants should have completed or be in the process of completing a relevant undergraduate degree. Ideal candidates are working towards a career in marine ecology, environmental education, or other related fields. Although a scuba diving certification is not required, it is highly recommended. The ability to work independently, as part of a team, and be adaptable to a flexible schedule. Candidates must be comfortable swimming and be prepared to work on boats in adverse weather conditions. Candidates must be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects. Program dates: Fall 2018 Aug 22 - Dec 14; Spring 2019: Jan 21 - June 21. Application deadline: May 1, 2018 (Fall), October 1 2018 (Spring). Interns are responsible for an internship fee of $1,000 per month. This includes: visa fees, shared dormitory style accommodation on campus, three meals a day in on-campus dining hall, airport transfers from Rock Sound Airport, on-campus internet, professional development and networking activities. Based on program schedule interns may have opportunity to experience kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, community outreach and island exploration. To apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, and CEI application form (available online) in a single file with contact information for two references, and the specific dates you are available to de0e@app.catchthebest.com.
Additional Information
Contact: CEI Internship
Email: de0e@app.catchthebest.com
Phone Number: (609) 945-0710
Webpage: http://www.ceibahamas.org/internships
Location: The Bahamas
Last updated: April 19, 2018

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Programs around the country: The National Science Foundation offers summer research internships to competitive undergraduates across the country. Visit the website below for a list of various biology programs with specific research focuses. Most deadlines are in February or March, but visit specific websites for exact details and application instructions. REU programs are a fantastic way to gain valuable research experience in preparation for graduate school.
Contact: n/a
Email: n/a
Webpage: http://www.nsf.gov/crssprgm/reu/list_result.cfm?unitid=5047
Location: Various programs across the country
Last updated: August 17, 2018

Internships at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab: Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Panacea, FL is pleased to be offering semester long internships to college students trying to get experience in the real world of marine and environmental science. Students seeking careers in marine or environmental science, zoology, wildlife, and fisheries management, recreation, or biology are encouraged to apply. Interns can expect to work one or two days per week with experienced staff to identify and care for living marine organisms, teach others about our coastal environment and organisms, rescue and rehabilitate endangered sea turtles, and provide live specimens for research and study at colleges and universities across the country-- all while gaining college credit. Why Intern at GSML? We provide a pre-professional work experience including many aspects of marine animal husbandry, field teaching, and maintenance of a non-profit public aquarium facility. Interns are constantly providing support to the various departments at Gulf Specimen and interacting with the visiting public. Is the internship paid? No, internships are not paid, nor is housing provided. However, we are about 35 miles from Tallahassee and work with FSU, TCC, and Valdosta State to ensure credit for the internship. How many hours will I work and how will I be scheduled? Upper level students generally need to commit two full days per week to the internship,GSML staff work very hard to accommodate studen’ts academic schedule when planning their intern commitment. How do I apply for an internship? Application can be made by sending a resume and cover letter detailing why you would like to work at GSML. These materials should be mailed or emailed to: Leslie Breland, Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. & Aquarium, 222 Clark Ave, Panacea, FL 32346, brelandl@gulfspecimen.org, lbreland.seahag@gmail.com, 850-984-5297
Contact: Leslie Breland
Email: lbreland.seahag@gmail.com
Phone Number: 850-984-5297
Webpage: http://www.gulfspecimen.org/
Location: Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
Last updated: February 12, 2018

South African Shark Conservancy Research Oppotunity: We have recently launched an exciting partnership with our sister company, Volunteer for Sharks, and now offer an even better intensive scientific experiential programme for volunteers. We know passionate conservationists, students and recent graduates will thoroughly enjoy the volunteer experience and greatly benefit from the opportunity to build scientific skill sets focused on elasmobranch ecology and ecological assessments. There are no specific eligibility requirements - purely a love for the ocean and sharks. We also host students, offering supervision and assisting in the facilitation of research projects. Interested students should contact us with a proposal outlining a prospective research study and/or summarising your area of interest and expertise. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with me at intern@sharkconservancy.org.
Additional Information
Contact: Natalia Drobniewska
Email: intern@sharkconservancy.com
Phone Number: +27 28 312 3029
Webpage: http://www.volunteerforsharks.com/
Location: South Africa
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Functional Genomics Research: The Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (CGPM) serves FSU researchers through collaborations in the generation and analysis of large and diverse genomics data sets. The Center works in a wide variety of research areas related to functional genomics, including projects investigating how gene expression, chromatin structure, and replication timing influence phenotypes and cellular responses. Students will have the opportunity to perform wet bench and/or computational genomics research. Students interested in computational research are expected to be comfortable with the unix command line, have some programming experience, and have a basic understanding of concepts in genetics and statistics. All interested students should be highly self-motivated and have the ability to perform independent self-driven learning for the purpose of creative problem solving and establishing knowledge in a given research area.
Contact: Daniel Vera
Email: vera@genomics.fsu.edu
Location: FSU, main campus
Last updated: July 25, 2017

INTERNSHIPS WITH MANGROVE AND MARINE CONSERVATION PROJECTS IN BAJA MEXICO: Please see http://ravenadventures.com/mangrove-project/ and http://ravenadventures.com/marine-conservation/ for more information.
Contact: The Global Classroom
Location: Mexico
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Interns needed at Marine Science Camps of NJ: Our Marine Science Camps are for children k-8 and specialized Teen Programs at the Jersey Shore, the camp focuses on the preservation of the marine eco system through active hands on learning. Camp activities include: marine ecology education, water sampling and quality testing, plant and animal identification, study of tides along with seining, sieving, many other sampling techniques and environmental studies. Interns will be involved with all aspects of camp while supervised by a lead scientist. Interns will learn our marine and environmental curriculum as well as sampling techniques. Interns will help campers with sampling techniques and data collection. Marine Science Camp curriculum examples: Importance of Coral Reefs, Water Quality and Sampling Techniques, Invasive Species, Environmental Awareness (to include pollutants in Bay and Ocean Dumping), Marine Debris/Ocean Gyres, Dolphin Echolocation, Ocean Acidification, and Severe Weather and Coastal Erosion. Interns will learn why we create and select the curriculum for the camp, how we collect samples and analyze data, an understanding about the processes involved in conducting our field research at camp and how to interact with the campers. A minimum of a one-week commitment is required to participate; camp runs M-F, 9am-2pm. For more information, email: Christina Grossi- cgrossi.marinesciencecamps@gmail.com
Additional Information
Contact: Christina Grossi
Email: cgrossi.marinesciencecamps@gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.marinesciencecamp.com
Location: New Jersey
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Field Assistant and DIS positions: Recreational scalloper knowledge and motivations: The Fuentes lab is looking for DIS or volunteer students to participate in an interdisciplinary study looking at the motivations, frequency, and knowledge of recreational scallopers in the Big Bend of Florida. We are studying what brings scallopers to the region, how often they come, and their knowledge of marine turtle populations in areas where they fish. The work will be predominantly focused around in-person surveys and interviews of recreational users at public boat ramps in Crystal River, FL. The candidates must be able to spend two to three day periods at Crystal River two to three times per month from mid-June to mid-October. It is essential that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills and are comfortable approaching and interviewing members of the public. Candidates must also be able to work under summer heat conditions for 6-8 hours per day. Field accommodations and travel to and from the field site will be provided. Preference will be given to candidates with prior survey experience and FSU van training, although all students interested in social science and human-wildlife interaction are encouraged to apply. Applicants who are only available for part of the sampling season will also be considered. Interested applicants should send a 1-2 page resume to Christian Gredzens.
Contact: Christian Gredzens
Email: cg14s@my.fsu.edu
Location: Tallahassee and Crystal River, FL
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Land Surveyor Assistant with the Forest Service: Assists the land surveyor within the state of Florida with administrative tasks and field work. Uses simple hand instruments such as hand levels and compasses to collect land survey data. Obtains adequate data in accordance with its use. Assignments involve use of judgment in estimating distances, in sketching, and in composing brief notes. Records and measures areas through use of manual and electronic recording and measuring devices. Reports instances of inadequate recording and operation due to equipment failure or deviation, or changing conditions have an effect on the operation. General experience for this position is defined as one or more of the following: observing construction inspector or surveyor work; performing general office duties; performing arithmetic computations; typing letters relating to engineering or other technical matters; or other paid or unpaid work experience, that demonstrates an ability to learn and perform the work of this position (e.g., volunteer work at a park, youth camp, scouting organization, hospital, or local fire department), and specialized experience such as: served as rod person on land surveys requiring special rodding and leveling procedures, using various types of rods; served as pacer of a leveling party and determined positions for the rod crew to keep observations balanced and instruments level; or participated in meetings to exchange survey information; served as head of the measuring crew on surveys, selecting measuring points by considering terrain, necessity of balancing observations, and type of equipment.
Contact: Jeff Fillion, Land Surveyor
Email: jfillion@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-523-8571
Location: Tallahassee
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Employment Opportunity in Marine Science Education in the Florida Keys: Seacamp is a private, non-profit, residential program that operates a marine science/SCUBA camp for teenagers during the summer and teaches outdoor marine education to school groups from September to May. Newfound Harbor is our environmental educational organization offering programs in marine science to visiting elementary, secondary, college, and adult groups. Seacamp just celebrated our 50th anniversary and is accredited by the American Camp Association. Seacamp is currently hiring Marine Science Educators for the summer season. Positions begin as early as May. Educators lead interpretive programs in marine science for campers aged 12 - 17 years old, and participate in support services required to run a residential camp. This is an excellent opportunity for science graduates to receive exposure to the tropical marine environment. Extensive training includes science seminars, American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguard, Oxygen Administration, First Aid and CPR/PR, Skin Diving Instructor, Rescue Diver (if currently SCUBA certified), seamanship and boat handling skills, teaching techniques, and more. Qualifications: Instructor - Must have a college degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, education, or related field. Intern - Must be working towards a degree in the biological sciences, environmental science, education or related fields. Must have completed at least one year of college level biology and finished their junior year. All applicants should be strong swimmers and should have a desire to work in a residential, community setting. Benefits: Salary/stipend, housing provided on the property, meals when participants are in residence, extensive training opportunities, worker's compensation insurance, and staff boat use during time off. All NHMI staff benefit from their role in providing unique, experiential, marine science education opportunities for youth and adults from around the world. To apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to info@seacamp.org. We will contact you to complete your employment application packet, including official college transcripts and personal and professional recommendations. Seasonal employment: Fall/Spring (November - May). Spring Only (January-May) Summer (May-August). Multi-seasonal and year-round positions are available. Internship credit is available. No deadline date for applications.
Contact: Seacamp Hiring Committee
Email: info@seacamp.org
Phone Number: 1-877-SEACAMP
Location: Big Pine Key, FL
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Public Affairs Assistant(s) with the Forest Service: Assist public affairs personnel with various projects, which include assisting with public outreach events such as Springtime Tallahassee, festivals and fairs. Available to do routine office work, which may include close captioning videos, scanning images and creating photo files for each of our National Forests in Florida. Candidates can also assist with script writing, feature story writing, photography and videography. You do not have to be a computer guru to apply as a public affairs assistant. Some training will be provided and this is an excellent opportunity to get experience in the public affairs field. Experienced professionals welcome too.
Contact: Susan Blake, Public Affairs Specialist
Email: sblake@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-523-8590
Location: Tallahassee
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Visitor Information Assistant with the Forest Service: Assists office personnel with various tasks, which include meeting visitors and replying, either verbally or in writing, to phone and mail inquiries requesting general information about Forest Service activities, programs, and policies. Responds to a variety of questions covering all services that the forest/district may offer. Monitors and reports inventory of existing publications for public use. Assists in the preparation of informational exhibits which include photos, maps, etc.
Contact: Tim Spivey, Support Services Supervisor
Email: timothyspivey@fs.fed.us
Phone Number: 850-926-3561 x6513
Location: Apalachicola National Forest, Crawfordville
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Manatee Photo-identification Internships: The manatee photo-identification program is based in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a state agency. FWRI�s manatee photo-identification research focuses on long-term monitoring of Florida manatees in southwest Florida. The program�s primary goal is to document individual manatees, which allows us to estimate annual adult survival and reproductive rates and to model population dynamics for state and federal assessments of Florida manatee status and recovery. Photo-identification data also provide insight regarding manatee movements, site fidelity, habitat use and behavior. Interns will primarily assist staff members with photographing manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites around Tampa Bay. Interns will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification tasks, such as downloading images, entering information into databases, scanning data sheets and matching images to known animals. Interns often collect data independently in the field, thus responsible, detail oriented applicants are encouraged to apply. Most field work is land-based; however, during the winter session opportunities are available to assist with boat-based manatee photo-identification. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to data entry, assisting with manatee genetics research, special projects and outreach activities. This internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable field and lab experience at a government agency. Two positions are available each year: one in winter (November to March) and one in summer (May to September). Start and end dates are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of four weekdays per week is required. Work hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no compensation for these internship positions and successful applicants will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the institute. Positions are open until filled, and priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer periods.
Contact: Kari Rood
Email: Kari.Rood@MyFWC.com
Phone Number: 727-502-4737
Webpage: http://myfwc.com/research/manatee/information/internships-volunteers/photo-identification-intern/
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI)
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Study abroad opportunity in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation: The Council on International Educational Exchange program in the Southern Caribbean provides a study abroad opportunity in Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation for upper level undergraduates. The program is made up of 4 upper level science courses, scientific diving courses and a course that introduces students to the cultural and environmental history of Bonaire. Please see www.cieebonaire.org for more information.
Contact: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Email: info@cieebonaire.org
Phone Number: +599 717 4140
Webpage: http://www.cieebonaire.org
Location: Southern Caribbean
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Biology teaching jobs for recent biology graduates: Southern Teachers Agency provides biology and life science vacancy listings from schools around the south. These jobs range from elementary-grade science through AP Biology. STA is the oldest teacher-placement service in America. We receive job listings from hundreds of PK-12 private schools around the South. Schools come to STA because they recognize the value of STA�s help in recruiting & screening talented candidates. Certification is not required by private schools for many science teaching positions. Requirements: For most middle- and high-school biology or life-science positions, a bachelor�s degree with a major in biology (or closely related field) is essential, but teacher certification is not. Of course, a degree in science education is highly desirable, as is a master�s degree in biology. Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Some of these positions require prior teaching experience. Application process: Interested candidates should apply to Southern Teachers Agency by submitting a completed STA application (available online), along with a resume and cover letter to teachers@southernteachers.com.
Contact: Southern Teachers Agency
Email: teachers@southernteachers.com
Phone Number: 434-295-9122
Webpage: http://www.southernteachers.com
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Marine Field Research Opportunity with CMERA: The Coastal Marine Education and Research Academy (CMERA) is offering weekly sessions of natural science fieldresearch in the beautiful Clearwater, Florida area. Most other research or internship opportunities available to you this summer will require long hours of lab work with little to no field work. We are offering a 100% field research opportunity. Come spend as many weeks as you would like with CMERA during the summer and everyday will be spent on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico. While we conduct research on sharks and rays we will be catching and handling wild animals (sharks, stingrays, other fishes, crabs, and many other marine organisms) while learning about their anatomy and ecology. You will also attend lectures on our local ecosystems (sea grass beds, mangrove forests, coral reefs, artificial reefs, sand flats, and estuaries) and the animals that live in each habitat so that you will better recognize each aspect and animal as you experience it!! You will also learn about and gain experience in the difficulties of designing and conducting field research, which is especially useful for those of you pursuing a career in research or continuing on to graduate school. The hands-on experience you will gain during this program is applicable to all scientific careers! There are other opportunities available to you if you want to work in a lab this summer, but we are the only organization that offers 100% field experience!! While lab work is very important in science, we believe that in the natural science disciplines filed work is equally as important. We believe that to truly learn about an organism or an ecosystem you must spend time with it in its natural habitat. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in any discipline of the natural sciences! We will provide email addresses, by request, of previous participants, if you would like to speak to a previous student. Go to www.coastalmera.com for more information and to apply for this amazing opportunity!! Space is limited! Come for 3 weeks and receive the 4th week free!
Contact: Alan Moore
Email: coastalmera@gmail.com
Phone Number: 843-246-0750
Webpage: http://www.coastalmera.com
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Research in the evolution of snake venoms: The Rokyta lab is also looking for DIS or volunteer students to participate in the characterization of genes contributing to snake venoms. We are studying the evolution of venoms across a wide array of species, focusing on identifying signatures of adaptive molecular evolution. The work will be entirely computational and will involve the analysis of large quantities of high-throughput sequence data. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Computational Biology program or who have strong computational backgrounds.
Contact: Dr. Darin Rokyta
Email: drokyta@bio.fsu.edu
Phone Number: (850) 645-8812
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Research in virus adaptation: The Rokyta lab is looking for DIS or volunteer students to study laboratory adaptation of viruses to new environmental conditions. We are particularly interested in trade-offs in viral fitness across different hosts and temperatures. Students will select for mutants under new conditions, sequence genomes to identify the mutations, and characterize their growth properties.
Contact: Dr. Darin Rokyta
Email: drokyta@bio.fsu.edu
Phone Number: (850) 645-8812
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS position in yeast genetics: Looking for a motivated DIS student to learn yeast genetics and assist a high-throughput screen to identify factors that regulate gene expression. Students with previous work experience and excellent academic standing are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Dr. Hong-Guo Yu
Email: hyu@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-yu.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS position in Tumor Virology: DIS opportunities are available to motivated junior or sophomore students who are seeking research experiences. The major theme of our research is to find out how viruses cause human cancers. Requirements: GPA>3.5; basic knowledge in chemistry and biology (we will give you a simple test); flexible time>15 hrs per week.
Contact: Dr. Fanxiu Zhu
Email: fzhu@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-zhu.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Sea-to-See Instructors: Responsible students with a background in biology are invited to apply for a paid position as an instructor for the Sea-to-See marine education program sponsored by the FSU College of Arts and Sciences. Sea-to-See is an outreach education program sponsored by FSU�s College of Arts and Sciences. Specifically, Sea-to-See is designed to introduce second and fourth-grade students to local coastal habitats and marine invertebrates found therein. Aquaria and touch tanks are brought into elementary school classrooms and used as a key component in instruction. Sea to See instructors are hired not only to teach marine science related lessons, but they will also be responsible for handling animals, classroom management, and facilitating respect for live organisms all in the elementary classroom. In addition the job involves heavy lifting as large aquaria, 50+ gallons of water, and other equipment must be hauled by van to and from the schools. Hours vary, but instructors must be able to commit to either Tuesday or Thursdays for a full day (7:00am -5:00pm). Biological or marine science course work and teaching experience preferred. The position is paid. Salary is based on experience-ranging from $72-$100 per day. If you would like more information about our program please go to our website http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/c2c.html or send an email. (See contact info below.)
Contact: Bill Turner
Email: c2c@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/c2c.html
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS Internships with Saturday-at-the-Sea Marine Biology Outreach Program: SATS has DIS internships available for biological science students at FSU interested in science education as a career. This DIS internship requires 10 hours a week. We are looking for people to volunteer 7:15am-5:00 pm either Wednesday, Friday or Saturday each week.. You must be dependable and willing to work outside with middle-school aged students. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience for anyone interested in science education and our coastal ecosystems. If you would like more information about our program please go to our website http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/sats.html or send an email. (See contact info below.)
Contact: Barbara Shoplock
Email: bshop@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/eeo/sats.html
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS position in fly genetics: We are looking for an undergraduate student with a high degree of interest and motivation in learning how genetic and molecular methods can be applied to the investigation of basic cellular and developmental biological questions in Drosophila. An ideal candidate will grow in independence and may eventually pursue graduate training. Good work ethic and team spirit are essential for this position.
Contact: Dr. Wu-Min Deng
Email: wumin@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://www.bio.fsu.edu/faculty-wumin.php
Location: FSU
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Computational Genomics: Assist in the analysis of large genomic data sets aimed at understanding the organization of chromosomes during stem cell differentiation and abnormalities in cancer (pediatric acute lymphocytic leukemia). Student will be expected to have experience with linux command line, R or Python, and basic knowledge of DNA structure, chromosomes and chromatin. An assessment will be given to determine eligibility. Students without these requirements can contact Dr. Gilbert for course suggestions.
Contact: Dr. Dave Gilbert
Email: gilbert@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://gilbertlab.bio.fsu.edu/index.htm
Location: FSU main campus
Last updated: July 25, 2017

DIS Internships at the Tallahassee Museum: The Tallahassee Museum has internships available for biological science students at FSU working in our natural habitat zoo. We are looking for people to work 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Sunday assisting the animal keepers with habitat and cage cleaning, diet preparation, feeding and medicating animals, and other duties assigned by the animal staff. You must be dependable and willing to work outside and get dirty. This internship will provide valuable hands-on experience for anyone interested in animal science and medicine, zoo employment, wildlife management, etc. If all the morning shifts become filled, I will also be looking for afternoon helpers from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Internship is for no more than 3 credit hours per semester. Interns will not be accepted after the end of the add/drop period. If interested please contact Suzie Buzzo at 575-8685 or email us at tmhnszoo@nettally.com to set up an interview.
Contact: Suzie Buzzo
Email: animals@tallahasseemuseum.org
Phone Number: 850-575-8685
Webpage: http://www.tallahasseemuseum.org/
Location: The Tallahassee Museum
Last updated: July 25, 2017

Herbarium Volunteer: There are volunteer opportunities in FSU's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. The herbarium is a museum-quality collection of over 200,000 plant specimens. Most of these document the distribution and natural variation of the 2,400 species of flowering plants, ferns, conifers, and cycads found in northern Florida-one of North America's biodiversity hotspots. Volunteers will be trained to mount new specimens and/or re-file specimens. A commitment of at least 3 hours per week for 1 semester is required.
Contact: Dr. Austin Mast
Email: amast@bio.fsu.edu
Webpage: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu/
Location: Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Last updated: February 25, 2016

Undergraduate Research-College of Medicine: Undergraduate research experience provides a means by which undergraduates can participate in, and meaningfully contribute to, the research programs of the faculty in the FSU College of Medicine. In addition to providing valuable technical training, such research experience affords students a better understanding of science as a career. This experience can prove invaluable in helping students to plan and prepare for their own post-baccalaureate careers whether in research, medicine or industry. Please refer to the URL for further information.
Additional Information
Contact: Elizabeth Foster, PhD
Email: Elizabeth.Foster@med.fsu.edu
Webpage: https://med.fsu.edu/index.cfm?page=researchDivision.SRO_Undergrad
Last updated: April 26, 2018