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Seeking lab position

Posted on: May 26, 2015
Posted by: Arjun Devraj

My name is Arjun Devraj, and I am a dedicated 10th grade student at Marquette High School with a passion for scientific research. I would like to assist in your lab, without compensation, to gain more insight and experience in the field of scientific research as well as have access to a knowledgeable and accomplished mentor.

With my hard work and dedication, I finished this school year with a 4.572 weighted GPA and a 4.0 unweighted GPA: I have attained above a 99% in Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry and plan on taking advanced science courses, such as AP Chemistry and AP Physics, in the upcoming school year. Although this would be my first research experience in a lab under a distinguished university professor, I have some prior experience with other forms of research.  In fact, I was enrolled in the rigorous Advanced Language Arts Research/Presentation (ALAR/P) class, in which students spend the entire year researching (and eventually delivering a thirty minute presentation on) an independent study project of the student’s choice. This past year, my project pertained to genetically modified crops and their biological capabilities; I also wrote a mini-research paper on the topic. In addition, I was one of just fourteen students (out of a pool of nearly 2,000) nominated by the Rockwood School District to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy: the selection process involved GPA, standardized test and IQ scores, as well as a written supplement. I am also the captain of robotics team named the iBots, and we recently won the second place Inspire Award (“overall best” award) at the Missouri State Championship and participated in the North Superregional Championship this past March in order to vie for a spot in the robotics World Championship. Robotics has introduced me to useful engineering skills, especially working with mechanical kinetics, various motors and sensors, electrical wiring, and different tools and machines. Although the season does not begin until September, I have planned several meetings and events for this summer and fall. I am also the president and founder of a math competition club at my school, and we placed fifth at our first regional competition after working on extensive practice problems for numerous hours each week: I spent time tutoring other students, locating and solving practice problems, and planning meetings! After joining Science Olympiad just this year and having competed at the varsity level, I placed 4th (out of 16) in the Chemistry Lab event: I have now been appointed as the club’s treasurer for this upcoming school year. I have attached my resume if you would like further details.

I am fascinated by the prospect of aiding in the discovery of novel scientific technologies and am looking to complete an Intel Science Fair Project to further pursue my interest: the Intel Science and Engineering Fair allows high school students to complete a professional research project to possibly win scholarships for future higher education. I can start working full-time by the end of June and part-time throughout the school year. All in all, I would really appreciate it if you could offer me an opportunity to learn in a more advanced setting!
Arjun Devraj
Arjun’s Resume

Seeking summer internship

Posted on: May 26, 2015
Posted by: Alex Morrisey

From Jon Klover (Covidien):
Alex has just finished his freshman year at Mizzou.  He is looking for an internship this summer in the science field.  Having worked with summer interns for many years at Searle/Monsanto/Pfizer and Covidien/Mallinckrodt, there are several types.  Science majors who feel they need to have the internship, some who want a job, and a select few who have a voracious appetite for science.  Alex Morrissey falls into the last category.  He loves science.  I can tell the difference between those who want a summer job and those who see their career in front of them. I am enclosing his resume, but I want to make sure you have my ringing endorsement.

Thanks! Jon Klover
Alex’s Resume

Seeking full-time lab position

Posted on: March 24, 2015
Posted by: Christina Herbosa

I am a senior at Harvard College, concentrating in neurobiology and getting a secondary in global health and health policy. Born and raised in St. Louis, I am hoping to spend my gap year broadening my research experience in St. Louis by taking on a full-time research position. Pursuing a career in medicine and concentrating in neurobiology, I am interested in getting involved in the research on neurodegenerative disorders.

For the past two years, I have worked at Boston Children’s Hospital at the Lab of Cognitive Neuroscience. I primarily focused on a research project that investigates differences in the neural activity of young children with and without ADHD. I am therefore experienced with running EEG sessions and editing/filtering EEG data via MATLAB (EEGLAB) and NetStation. I also helped run fMRI scans, conducted diagnostic interviews, and preformed statistical analyses. While my research experience is more at the systems level of neuroscience, my class work has provided me with a solid foundation in molecular biology and neuroscience.

I am hoping to take on a full-time research position. I will be available to work between June 2015 to August 2016. My resume and a brief cover letter are attached. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Thank you for your time and consideration,
Christina Herbosa
Christina’s CV
Christina’s Resume

Seeking summer lab position

Posted on: March 23, 2015
Posted by: Ameya Chinawalkar

I am currently a high school senior at Parkway Central High School and I’m planning on attending UMKC in the fall. I am going to the school of biological sciences with the intention of enrolling in the 6 year BA/MD program UMKC offers. I’d like to add to my medical experience by doing some summer research in a medical setting. I would like to see if I could get such an opportunity.

I have had experience working in a medical setting through hospital volunteering and I have also had experience in a biological lab setting by taking AP Biology. I am also currently enrolled in AP Chemistry and Anatomy and Physiology. I am very willing to work with your faculty and I hope that you can send this letter, along with my CV, to anyone who may have any opportunities available this summer.

Thank you for your consideration.
Ameya Chinawalkar
Ameya’s CV

Seeking lab position

Posted on: March 9, 2015
Posted by: Laura Hmiel

My name is Laura Hmiel, and I am a first-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University. I graduated from Washington University with a BA in chemistry in 2013 and am interested in doing research in neurology. I have prior laboratory experience in immunoassays, nuclear magnetic resonance, organic synthesis, and scientific writing. My experience with analytic NMR, in particular, has interested me in fMRI as a way to translate my interest in NMR into a clinically relevant medical and research technique. I will be in St. Louis for June and July this year and am willing to work remotely from Cleveland during school months. My CV is attached. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Laura Hmiel’s CV

Seeking Summer internship

Posted on: February 25, 2015
Posted by: Ana Claudia Soares Benevides

My name is Ana Claudia Soares Benevides and I am a 4th year brazilian medical student.I was selected to be part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP) and I am currently studying Biomedical Science at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois.  The BSMP is a one-year exchange program sponsored by the International Institute of Education.
The program includes a period of internship called Academic Training. I am sending you this email because I have great interest in your field of study and I want to know if you have any project I could join during next Summer ( research project, shadowing, community programs, etc).Regarding costs, my sponsor will fund me completely.
I’ve done previously an internship in the Neurology & Neurosurgery Service of my University’s Hospital for 18 months, and I would really appreciate the opportunity to continue to shadow this service or to be part of any of your projects since it’s one of my biggest options to my future residence.
Working with you or with anyone from the WashU team would be an incredible learning experience for me and I am willing to speak with you about potential opportunities.

Kindest regards,
Ana Benevides
Ana’s CV

Seeking position integrating patient care and research

Posted on: February 2, 2015
Posted by: Liz Ellis

My name is Liz Ellis and I am a first year medical student at University of Missouri in Columbia. I am very interested in neurology and aspire to pursue a career integrating patient care and research.

I received my Master’s Degree in Anatomy in 2014 from Saint Louis University; there, I dedicated myself to understanding neuroanatomy, emphasizing this in my degree. I am currently in the neurology block in medical school and I continue to be intrigued about the pathophysiology of neurological diseases.  I am excited to further my knowledge by working in research this summer. Currently at Mizzou, I am involved as the Diabetes Specialty Clinic Chair at our student-operated clinic, MedZou, and I am involved in the Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN).

I am inquiring if you or any one else in your department has any available summer research positions. Because I love all aspects of neurology, I have a broad-based interest in many components of current research including the pathophysiology of neurodegeneration, demyelination, inflammatory disease, and the roles of glial cells in these disease processes. I am interested in performing basic science, translational, and clinical research regarding the nervous system. I have attached my CV for your review. Could you also please forward my CV to others in your department?

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Liz Ellis, M.S.
University of Missouri School of Medicine Class of 2018 MedZou Specialty Clinic Diabetes Chair
Elizabeth Ellis CV

Seeking Statistical Data Analyst position

Posted on: November 20, 2014
Posted by: Shengmei Ma

I am writing to express my interest in pursuing a Statistical Data Analyst position. I am currently a Statistical Data Analyst under Dr. Anne Fagan at Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, specializing in clinical, biomarker, cognition, and imaging data analysis using advanced statistical models and software packages. So far I have over 37 months of working experiences, 2 major publications in top-notch journals of Neurology and Statistics, and over 4 years of programming experiences using SAS and other statistical software.

I am leaving my current position because of funding cut. I got my Master of Science in Biostatistics from Department of Biostatistics, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, in 2012. During my Master study I have received departmental tuition scholarship as well as Research Assistantship under Dr. Chengjie Xiong. I come from a solid mathematical background with a strong interest in statistical data analysis. I believe my mathematics background, statistical knowledge and professional experiences have provided me with the credentials needed to thrive as a Data Analyst in your program.

Prior to Washington University, I earned a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering, and a Master Degree in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, which both provided me solid backgrounds in mathematics and analytical problem solving.

To date, my experiences as a Statistical Data Analyst have been extremely rewarding and productive, including 5 publications in top journals or under preparation (see resume for details). I believe my statistics and mathematics background, over 3 years of working experiences, and my spirit as a team worker will allow me to keep pursuing bigger success with your program.

I would appreciate the opportunity to interview with your program. Please find enclosed my resume for your review. I can be reached via email or by phone at (314) 262-9958. I enthusiastically look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Shengmei Ma
Shengmei’s Resume

Seeking lab position

Posted on: August 18, 2014
Posted by: Eric Hendricks

My long term goal is to further my research career by pursuing a PhD in Neuroscience with Washington University being my number one school of choice. Specifically, I am interested in neurodegenerative diseases and traumatic brain injuries. Since the PhD application process will take approximately 7-12 months, I am looking for a temporary researcher position (paid or volunteer) that will allow me to learn more about current research in Neuroscience and help sharpen my scientific skills during this gap period. I would greatly appreciate being contacted if any opportunities exist at Washington University. Thank you once again for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Eric Hendricks
Eric’s Resume

Looking for Staff Scientist or Lab Manager Position

Posted on: May 12, 2014
Posted by: Jannette Rusch

I am seeking a staff scientist or lab manager position in an academic laboratory.  I am currently working as a staff scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Ursula Goodenough (Biology Department, Danforth Campus).  However, the lab will be closing at the end of August due to lack of funding.

As you can see from my CV, I have a strong background in neuroscience.  After completing my Ph.D., I did a postdoc in Dr Mu-Ming Poo’s laboratory at the University of California, San Diego, where I developed an in vitro culture system for Drosophila neurons that could be used for electrophysiological recordings.  I also used this culture system to study axon pathfinding in vitro.  I subsequently did a postdoc in Dr David Van Vactor’s lab at Harvard Medical School, where I continued to study axon pathfinding in the context of a genetic screen centered on discovering genes that interact with the abl tyrosine kinase.  Most recently, I worked as an instructor in Jim Skeath’s laboratory at WashU, where I undertook a DamID screen for interactors with the neuronal fate determinant, Hb9, and characterized one of the candidates, Nitric Oxide Synthase (Nos).  Apart from neurobiology, I have a strong background in multiple areas of modern biology including cell and molecular biology, genetics, and developmental biology.  In addition to all common molecular biology techniques, protein work, tissue culture, immunostainings and imaging (confocal and standard microscopy, EM), I also have very good fine motor skills that will enable me to perform detailed manipulations such as injections or dissections.

Thank you very much for your consideration,
Jannette Rusch
Jannette’s CV

Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: April 4, 2014
Posted by: Kendra Rakers

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

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.

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

Looking for Lab Position

Posted on: April 1, 2014
Posted by: Danielle Tripoli

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 (
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

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 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

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.

Mark Mannino
Mark’s Resume

Looking for Summer Position

Posted on: March 5, 2014
Posted by: Jason Greenberg

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’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 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

Looking for Postdoc or Staff Scientist Position

Posted on: February 25, 2014
Posted by: Illah Joshi

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

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 or (314)435-5025(314)435-5025 .  Thank you very much for your consideration.

Ryan Troske
Ryan Troske’s Resume



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