UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH POSITIONS in motor control

 

 

I. Academic year opportunities:

During academic year, undergraduate students can work or volunteer in the laboratory of Dr. Beloozerova.

 

Invited to apply are:

- All College Students who are attending an undergraduate degree awarding institution. Priority consideration will be given to those who are attending the Arizona State University.

- College Seniors who had applied to The Arizona State University/Barrow Neurological Institute PhD program in Neuroscience.

Requirements include:

- Strong background in math.

- Some background in physics.

- Students must enjoy the feel which comes when one attempts to do something what he/she does not quite know how to do.

- Be available to work a minimum of 3-4 hours per day at least two days per week (including some weekends) during the school year.

- Be available to work a minimum of 30 hours per week during summer vacations.

 

Typically a successful candidate will be first accepted into a volunteering position. This position is potentially convertible into a paid Student Research Assistant position. This conversion is contingent upon demonstrated skills and performance, and cannot be accomplished before at least 150 volunteering hours are accumulated.

 

Application procedure:

Interested candidates should read at least 3 (three) papers by Beloozerova IN and then send by e-mail to Dr. Beloozerova:

- a description of why the research, which is conducted in this lab, is of interest to the student,

- a detailed description of a previous research experience (ANY topic),

- a list of math and science courses with grades, indicating the granting institution (Bs are fine, occasional Cs might be OK)

  (freshmen and sophomores should include their high school courses) ,

- a list of all other courses and extracurricular activities

  (freshmen and sophomores should include their high school courses and activities),

- a reference letter from a teacher.

 

 

 

 

 


II. Summer opportunities:

A. Undergraduate Summer Student Research Program is a Barrow Neurological Institute-wide program, which consists of full-time summer employment as a Student Research Assistant under the direction and supervision of a Staff Research Scientist in a Research laboratory in the Division of Neurobiology. Undergraduate students are paid a stipend for the summer.

 

This laboratory will consider:

- Applications from High School Seniors planning to attend an undergraduate degree awarding institutions in the next fall.

- Applications from all College Students who are attending an undergraduate degree awarding institution.

(Among High School and College Students a priority will be given to those who will be or are currently attending the Arizona State University.)

- Applications from College Seniors who have applied to The Arizona State University/Barrow Neurological Institute PhD program in Neuroscience.

 

In this laboratory the position can be unpaid (Student Volunteer) or paid (Student Research Assistant) depending on the applicant’s credentials. Generally, students with previously demonstrated successful research experience are considered for paid positions. Such demonstration can be achieved through:

- submitting a portfolio of successful research accomplishments (ANY topic), or

- working in the volunteer position during previous summer or academic year.

 

Requirements for this laboratory include:

- Strong background in math.

- Some background in physics.

- Good skills in computer applications.

- Students must enjoy the feel which comes when one attempts to do something what he/she does not quite know how to do.

- Be available to work a minimum of 40 hours per week.

 

Application procedure for this laboratory:

Although applications from undergraduate students to participate in the research in this laboratory are accepted and considered year-round (see above), for a summer position an application must be submitted no later than April 1st of this year.

Before applying, interested students should read at least 3 (three) papers by Beloozerova IN and then submit by e-mail to Dr. Beloozerova:

- a description of why the research, which is conducted in this lab, is of  interest to the student,

- a detailed description of a previous research experience (ANY topic),

- a list of math and science courses with grades, indicating the granting institution (Bs are fine, occasional Cs might be OK)

   (college freshmen and sophomores should include their high school courses)

- a list of all other courses and extracurricular activities,

   (college freshmen and sophomores should include their high school courses and activities)

- a reference letter from a teacher.

 

 

 

 

 


B. The University of Arizona Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP).

Dr. Beloozerova is a faculty sponsor in the University of Arizona UBRP program.

 

Students applying for summer research assistantship in this laboratory through UBRP should:

- satisfy this laboratory requirements (see above), and

- complete this laboratory additional application procedures as outlined above.

 

If accepted, UBRP students will be required to work full time (40 hours/week). Participants will receive a stipend based on the number of years in the program.

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