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Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: April 4, 2014
Posted by: Kendra Rakers
Contact: kendrarakers12@augustana.edu

Currently I am an undergraduate in my second year at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.  I am studying to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Neuroscience with minors in Biochemistry and History.  I am most interested in neuroscience research and would like to focus my education in the direction of Alzheimer’s disease.  However, recently I have been looking into graduate programs that combine neuroscience and law, and that idea has fascinated me.  So, I am beginning to focus my career path towards doing research in neuroscience, with a possible focus towards a law degree.  I have always had a passion for learning, reading, and discovering new things unknown to me, as well as applying my knowledge to problem solve and lead.  Pursuing a career in research and/or law will give me the opportunity to continue my passion of learning, discovering, and leading in the field of neuroscience.
In order to get hands on experience with research, I shadowed and volunteered alongside Dr. Farid Sadaka, MD a Critical Care physician at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri during the summer of 2013.  For this project, we wanted to get clinical data on postresuscitation hyperoxia, because other studies we read concluded that there is an association between hyperoxia and in-hospital mortality rates.  However, clinical data is lacking. We decided to record levels of arterial blood gasses (ABG) for in-hospital patients before they went into cardiac arrest and the ABG levels after exposure to hyperoxia.  My specific job during this project was to go through medical records as far back as 2008, find in-hospital patients who went into cardiac arrest, were treated with hypothermia and were exposed to hyperoxia, then record their ABG levels, time of arrest, time of blood gas levels taken, pH of blood, pCO2 levels, and pO2 levels.  Our results did not show any statistical significance, and therefore, no association was evident.  We believe that our sample size (n=76) was too small for any significant data, but our abstract was published by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in October 2013.  Although this project was not based in the field of neuroscience, I was able to apply my knowledge of the scientific method to a real study and learn more about the process of researching. I was also able to fine-tune my researching and data-collecting skills that I have been practicing as an undergraduate.
Currently, I am doing a supervised research study with a group of undergraduate students, in which we are looking at the influence of stress on the Other Race Effect.  The Other Race Effect is the phenomenon that members of one race recognizes his/her own race better than any other race.  We have just started collecting data for this project and plan to be finished by May 2014.  This project has a stronger tie to neuroscience, which is what I would like to start focusing my research projects towards.  Between the clinical research outside of the classroom that I have done and the research I’ve done in classroom setting labs, I have discovered that I have a pronounced interest in researching my questions, solving problems, and learning from every new experience. I would like to intern or volunteer in a lab this upcoming summer to gain more experience in neuroscience research.

Kendra’s Resume

Looking for Research Position

Posted on: April 4, 2014
Posted by: Dorit Daphna-Iken
Contact: ddaphnai@dom.wustl.edu

To Whom It May Concern:
I am seeking a research position that will allow me to use my scientific background to enhance the productivity of a top tier research laboratory.

I am an experienced laboratory manager having worked in many diverse laboratories.  My scientific training has been in cell and molecular biology and most recently my research has been in the areas of diabetes, metabolism and neuroscience.  Due to the departure of my principal investigator, Dr. Simon Fisher, to another institution, I am seeking a research position in your lab.  I can bring to your team excellent management and organizational skills, as well as a strong proficiency in research methodology.

As a research lab manager, I successfully coordinated all aspects of the establishment of a new lab, including developing procedures for its smooth operation.  I trained lab personnel, advised graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in their projects, and supervised several technicians.  My flexibility and focus ensured that I was able to strategically balance management and science, while continuing to direct the lab towards successful research outcomes.

I look forward to hearing from you about possible opportunities in your laboratory.  References are available on request.

Sincerely,
Dorit Daphna-Iken, Ph.D.
Dorit’s Resume

Looking for Lab Position

Posted on: April 1, 2014
Posted by: Danielle Tripoli
Contact: dtripoli@siu.edu

I am interested in research in Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders because I have developed a passion for this field through many years of education and work experience. In my time at Southern Illinois University and the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center, I have become certified to perform a variety of neuropsychological tests as well as biospecimen collection and processing. Additionally, I have worked directly with non-research patients in the Rush Memory Clinic and have over five years of customer service and management experience, which have helped to build my outstanding interpersonal skills.
After April 25th, I will be reachable only through my cellular number (618-925-6684) and my SIU email (dtripoli@siu.edu).
Regards,
Danielle L Tripoli
Danielle’s CV

2014 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience

RNA Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease
May 2, 2014
Chicago, IL

Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: March 12, 2014
Posted by: Jared Selsberg
Contact: jaredselsberg@gmail.com

Hope Center Faculty,
I am a rising senior at Washington University majoring in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology, minoring in marketing, and currently studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh. I am planning on spending the summer in St. Louis and I would love to help out with research at the Hope Center.
Last summer, I gained experience at Houston Methodist Hospital’s Neurological Institute in a data analysis position. I helped organize a database for sports concussion test results and research potential trends in the data.
I have also had some close family members suffer from ALS and MS, which has sparked my interest in neurodegeneration and neurological disease research. However, I would be happy to assist in any area of neurology, psychology, or cognition.
Please let me know if you have any open positions this summer. I’d be more than willing to help out in any way possible. I’m eager to learn about this field and gain experience in neurological research. Feel free to email me at jselsberg@wustl.edu. My resume should be attached.

Thank you,
Jared Selsberg
Jared’s Resume

Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: March 6, 2014
Posted by: Mark Mannino
Contact: mhmgy9@mail.missouri.edu

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am searching for a summer internship for 2014.  I am currently a sophomore at the University of Missouri, Columbia majoring in Biochemistry, Mathematics, and a minor in Physics.  I believe that my academic record and laboratory background are a nice fit for the type of research that is being done at the Hope Center.  I am a hard worker with a curious mind that drives me to excel in both the classroom and the laboratory.  My long term goal is to obtain an MD/PhD in brain research.  I know that Hope Center is engaged in world class research on a daily basis and I would love to be part of it for the summer of 2014.  I look forward to being considered for any opportunity, thank you.

Sincerely,
Mark Mannino
Mark’s Resume

Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: March 5, 2014
Posted by: Jason Greenberg
Contact: jwgreenberg@wisc.edu

As an aspiring pre-medical student, I believe that an integral part ofstudying medicine is understanding the research process that defines theway we understand the human body. Over the past year and a half, I havehad the unique opportunity to volunteer in several labs and learn aboutthe scientific process. My work in the Cardiothoracic Research Lab atWashington University and Dr. Liu’s Vascular Surgery Lab at theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison has given me great insight into thescientific method and has taught me many invaluable research skills. Thededication shown by the physicians and researchers that I’ve becomeacquainted with through my time spent in these labs has inspired me tocontinue my pursuit to be a physician and to try to make an impactthrough research.

While I have certainly learned a lot by working in cardiac and vascularsurgery research labs, I am also very interested in neurologicalresearch. As a kid, I was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and myknowledge and first-hand experience of neurological disorders has sparkedmy interest in neurological research. I have seen the benefits of modernneurological treatments first-hand, and contribute my academic andpersonal success to the dedicated physicians who helped me overcome myillness. Furthermore, my appreciation has driven me to participate inseveral studies on Tourette Syndrome performed at Washington University.I plan on returning home to St. Louis this summer and would like thechance to see the other side of this research by learning about andhelping with the exciting neurological research taking place there.

Thanks again,
Jason
Jason’s resume

Research Position in Functional Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Description: Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position within the Departments of Neurology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis. Research focuses on the application of functional MRI methods to neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and HIV Associated Dementia (HAD)). This research investigates the use of functional neuroimaging measures (including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and resting state blood oxygen dependent (BOLD) imaging) as biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. Opportunities will be provided for pursuing personal research interests if applicable. Writing manuscripts and applying for independent grants will be strongly encouraged.

Requirements: The qualified candidate should have a degree in neurosciences, psychology, biomedical engineering, physics, computer science, or other related fields. Previous experience with some of the following computational methods (e.g., linear algebra, time-series analysis, image analysis), programming (e.g., C/C++, MATLAB, R, Python) and neuroimaging programs (e.g. SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer) is preferred and would allow for more individualized studies.  Strong facility with statistical analyses is also desired.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and CV to bances@wustl.edu. Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent to the address below. Only applicants considered for employment will be contacted.
Contact Information:

Beau Ances MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Washington University in Saint Louis
Box 8111
660 South Euclid Ave
Saint Louis, MO  63110
bances@wustl.edu

Looking for Postdoc or Staff Scientist Position

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Posted by: Illah Joshi
Contact: joshi.illah@gmail.com

I am looking for postdoc or staff scientist position. I received my PhD in Neuroscience and my dissertation topic was”Ionotropic glutamate receptor expression during embryonic stem cell differentiation”. During my PhD work, I established mouse embryonic stem cell culture and differentiation technique in Prof. Hollmann’s laboratory in Germany. As an outcome of my PhD work I have a paper published on 3rd December 2013 in Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience with impact factor 4.5. I am equal author to the paper. Here is the link to the paper for your view.
I have keen interest to work in the area of neurodegenerative diseases and CNS autoimmunity.  I am permanent resident of US and so do not need any Visa and can work for any employer I am currently working as part time volunteer in Dr. Fleming’s Lab, DRC at Saint Louis University and looking for postdoc positions. I am well versed with molecular, cellular, biochemical and immunological techniques. I have teaching experience as I worked as Lecturer and taught B. Tech course(Engineering in Biotechnology) in Delhi Technological University, India.
Further information could be found in my resume, which is attached to this mail. My resume includes the list of references.

Thanks for your time and consideration
Best regards,
Illah Joshi
Illah Joshi resume

Looking for Lab Research Assistant Position

Posted on: December 3, 2013
Posted by: Ryan Troske
Contact: RyanTroske@gmail.com

In May 2007 I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and I would like to use the scientific knowledge, skills and experience that I have gained to contribute to Washington University.

Through the end of last year I worked as a biologist for Saltwater Inc., an industry leader in the design and implementation of fishery and marine mammal observer programs, where I collected fisheries data for a variety of public, private, and foundation clients.  My experience in the field has strengthened an assortment of skills necessary to be successful in a research/lab setting.  The amount and variety of data I collected on a daily basis demanded a high amount of organization, communication and the ability to perform a wide range of data entry in a flawless, timely manner.  Working in an isolated environment has allowed me to develop the independence that is pertinent in working in a laboratory position.  Establishing a sampling station and selecting sampling methods on a multitude of boat designs in a constantly changing environment has required me to be both flexible and adaptable. Please note that I have animal experience both in and outside of school and have had courses in Ruminant and Monogastric Nutrition, Production, and Physiology.  I have the ability to observe, educate and direct activities effectively, and I am willing to accept all the responsibilities associated with a position with Washington University.
Washington University’s commitment to research, teaching and knowledge are compelling reasons to join your team and further its mission, if given the opportunity.  My skills and experience would fit well with your company’s expectations in order to move forward towards a brighter future.  I also believe that my work ethic and passion for science and research are values shared by your staff.  Joining the Washington University team would be an excellent way to become a professional scientist and I would anticipate a long and productive career there.

I would like to discuss my background with you in person and have enclosed a resume for your review.  You may reach me at RyanTroske@gmail.com or (314)435-5025(314)435-5025 .  Thank you very much for your consideration.

Sincerely,
Ryan Troske
Ryan Troske’s Resume

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