PAID FELLOWSHIP Opportunity in Spring 2021 for Biology Scholars & Data Scholars
Commitment: 10 hours per week, 5 hours required between 9am-5pm and 5 hours flexible to meet your schedule Work location: Remote work Equipment requirements: Computer and regular/reliable internet service Hourly rate: $18 per hour – paid student worker position (no work study requirement) How to apply: Send CV, a short cover letter describing your interests and motivations for joining our lab, and names and contact details of three references to John Marshall firstname.lastname@example.org First review date: January 8th 2021 (apply by this date for full consideration)
The Marshall Lab at UC Berkeley is seeking an undergraduate student for a part-time research fellowship to assist in mathematical and computational aspects of a project to engineer mosquitoes incapable of transmitting malaria, dengue and Zika to humans. Our work on this project spans collaborations with molecular biologists, ecologists and epidemiologists. We develop mathematical models and software to fit models to data generated in the lab and predict how gene-edited mosquitoes could be expected to perform in the wild. As the technology develops, considerations regarding field trial design and implications for disease transmission to humans are becoming increasingly relevant.
We are interested in an undergraduate research fellow who has strengths in computer science and/or mathematics, as well as an interest in the biological sciences, including one or more of molecular biology, ecology or epidemiology. The research fellow will work with postdocs and graduate students in our research group on a project that emphasizes their skill set and is aligned with our research program. A time commitment of 10 hours per week is expected, with flexible hours to be coordinated with other research group members. Significant contributions to the project will have the potential to lead to co-authorship on research publications and may form the basis for an undergraduate research dissertation.
This fellowship is exclusively available to undergraduate UC Berkeley students in the Biology Scholars Program and Data Scholars Program and is a paid position. Extension to subsequent semesters is possible based on interest and performance. Interested students should send their CV, a short cover letter describing their interests and motivations for joining our lab, and names and contact details of three references to John Marshall at email@example.com.