Summer Field Assistants Needed: Behavior, Ecology, and Physiology of Wild Mice (undergraduate or recent graduate)

Field assistants needed in a study of dispersal, social behavior, population ecology, and the physiological and behavioral consequences of drought stress in wild brush and pinyon mice. Research conducted at Quail Ridge Reserve on beautiful Lake Berryessa in Napa, California.

Responsibilities and benefits

Assistance with live-trapping of mice, radio-telemetry, behavioral assays, and collecting physiological samples. Hiking through steep terrain required. Hours are non-standard and can be in the early mornings or evenings. This is a paid full-time position (40 hr/week) with housing provided on site. Travel to California may be compensated.

Contact Karen Mabry (kmabry@nmsu.edu) for more information or to apply. To apply for this position, please include a CV/resume with contact information for 2 professional references.

Biol 309, Biology Research Lab, MW 1:30-4:00 pm


White Sands National Monument Pathways Internship Summer 2016


The job announcement is attached. Students must apply on-line via this link https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/434190800/

NM-INBRE/NCGR Bioinformatics Intensive Internship

(Tentative) June 13 thru July 29, 2016


Topics covered:

  • UNIX and running command line based algorithms and tools
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technologies and wet lab overview
  • Variant Detection
  • Gene Expression Analysis
  • Pathway Analysis
  • Genome and Transcriptome Assembly Methods
  • PacBio IsoSeq
  • Annotation
  • Metagenomics
  • Genotyping By Sequencing (GBS)
  • New applications and more!


Format: Two weeks of classroom instruction followed by five-six weeks of hands-on projects with NCGR scientists and bioinformaticians.

Application deadline: 11:59 pm Saturday, April 30, 2016 (space is limited)

Laughing Wolf Farm Internship

Seed to Seed Internship, May 16-November 18, 2016

Market Farm Internship, June 6-August 12, 2016

For details and how to apply, please visit the website at:


Summer Institute in Biostatistics

The Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a comprehensive six to seven week summer training course on biostatistics with relevant examples that include data collected in studies of heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders. Designed to address a growing imbalance between the demand and supply for biostatisticians, the course targets undergraduates and beginning graduate students who are interested in learning about biostatistics. The program will provide an intensive introduction to biostatistical approaches and research by exposing participants to the principles, methodologies, uses, and applications of statistical methods in biomedical and clinical research. Courses will be offered during the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018. The program was initiated in 2004 at Boston University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin, and has been expanded to meet the increasing need.

For the upcoming session of 2016, the NHLBI supports seven SIBS programs.


Cancer Research Opportunities- St. Jude

Pediatric Oncology Education (POE) Program


Los Alamos National Labs

Undergraduate Student Programs

National Institute of Health (NIH)

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (Postbac IRTA/CRTA)


University of Michigan

Frontiers Masters Bridging Program and PhD Program- University of Michigan’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



NIH IRTA (for undergrads at graduation)
No deadline but sooner is better


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