Education Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Hours per Week: 30
Number of Positions Anticipated: 1 or 2
Interns will be immersed a leading genomics laboratory working on a variety of projects relating to human disease and transcriptional regulation. The Myers lab uses genomics approaches to better understand and classify human disease focusing on undiagnosed pediatric disorders, ALS, breast, pancreatic, and kidney cancer. Interns can expect to learn a variety of techniques, both on the lab bench and computational, related to using genomics and genetics to study human biology and disease.
The most important requirement is a motivated student who will take advantage of the opportunity, as there are so few positions available for the number of applicants. While the student does not have to be certain that he/she wants to go to graduate school to become a scientist, we are definitely interested in those undergrads and masters students who are considering science as a career (we’ll consider beginners, as well as those who already have some lab experience). Interest and experience in computation in a terminal environment is helpful, though not necessary.