The University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation is looking for a graduate student with one year of experience working with rat colony management to work as a Graduate Hourly employee.
The colony is housed at the Biological Resources Laboratory (BRL) on the Chicago campus. Work hours are expected to vary from 2 to 8 per week depending on experimental need. Responsibilities include visiting and checking on the colony at least once/week or twice/week during breeding periods, assistance with various procedures, and database update. Experience handling rodents and understanding of rodent breeding and biology is a must. Other requirements include ability to independently perform rodent identification (tagging, ear punches), tail blood collection, euthanasia, injections, and tissue collection if needed. If hired, the candidate will be reporting to the PI and will keep accurate records, and will strictly comply with all aspects and rules for working with research animals. Preference will be given to people with the prior experience.
Minimum Qualifications: If you are interested in the position, please submit a .pdf of your resume, cover letter, and a list of three references to Tara Hunter, Associate Director of HR, email@example.com.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
The fall application cycle for 2016-2017 Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Award (CURA) program is now open. CURA is a Federal Work Study (FWS) employment arrangement administered by the Office of Undergraduate Research in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs. We foster undergraduate involvement in research and scholarly and creative endeavors across the entire campus. Thanks to the support of university leadership, last year CURA funded over 100 student-faculty collaborations at no cost to faculty or their departments. You can read more about the program at http://ure.uic.edu/facfws.php
If you do not already have a profile in the Undergraduate Research Experience database, please create one at http://ure.uic.edu/fac_how_do_researchers_get_involved.php Once you are enrolled in the URE, students seeking research contexts will be able to learn about your work and may contact you about this and other funding and for-credit research opportunities.
To participate in the CURA program, you will need to identify the student(s) with whom you are interested in working (must be eligible and have applied for Federal Work Study via the FAFSA). Then complete the online application at http://ure.uic.edu/facfws.php#apply It is also helpful if you speak now with the Business or HR Manager in your department about your interest in hiring a student employee.
Awards are available for one semester or the entire academic year. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order in which they are received. Each faculty member may apply to support up to three CURA students at a time. CURA is not intended to be combined with other campus-based funding programs such as LASURI, Honors College research grants, etc., other than those that will meet additional expenses unmet by CURA. Applications will be accepted until the fall CURA fund is depleted or the end of the fourth week of the fall semester, whichever comes first.
Within the next couple of days, all UIC students will be reminded to start searching in the URE database to find faculty supervisors, advisors and mentors. So if you are already registered, do be sure your profile is up to date by logging in here: www.ure.uic.edu You can mark your profile as active if you are returning from a leave or inactive if you are temporarily not recruiting students. Please do not remove your profile entirely unless you are leaving UIC permanently.
If you are interested in working with a student who is not eligible for Federal Work Study, have that student speak with an academic advisor or Director of Undergraduate Studies to find out about options for course credit or other funded or sponsored programs in the degree-granting college. You can also refer them to this webpage: http://ure.uic.edu/for_students_credit.php or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions of your own, feel free to email us in the Office of Undergraduate Research at email@example.com. Thank you for your participation in the high-impact practice of undergraduate research, which enhances the student experience and contributes in a multitude of ways to positive educational outcomes for UIC's students.
Sara F. Hall, PhD
Associate Professor of Germanic Studies
Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
The University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan Street
2622 University Hall, MC 103
Chicago, IL 60607
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Research Development Services, announces the following expedited limited competition opportunity from the Department of Defense. Advanced authorization is required from Research Development Services to apply for a limited competition.
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DoD - DoD Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCU/MI): Equipment/ Instrumentation -W911NF-16-R-0024.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is soliciting applications for the acquisition of equipment/instrumentation under the Fiscal Year 2017 Research and Education Program for HBCU/MI. The Research and Education Program is designed to enhance the research capabilities of HBCUs and MIs and strengthen their science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics (STEM) education programs. UIC is allowed to submit three proposals. For additional information see http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions/dod-rephb16.
• Preference may be given for resubmissions only if the sponsor provided extramural reviews AND those reviews suggest enthusiasm and/or encouraged resubmission. Reviews MUST be attached to the internal LOI form for consideration.
• If you cannot reach the desired page by clicking on the link provided, try copying the full URL into your browser's address bar. There should be no spaces in the URL.
• Please review guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting an internal LOI.
• If you would like to apply for a limited competition not currently posted at our website at http://research.uic.edu/funding/limited-submissions please contact Tony Halford at RDS@uic.edu