US Culture Collection Network Internships

2016 US Culture Collection Network Internship Program

The US Culture Collection Network is pleased to present a new activity for living microbe collection stakeholders.

Beginning immediately we will accept applications for a collection internship at one of the USCCN participating collections.

US Students and researchers interested in learning how to preserve, store, and document living microbe specimens are invited to apply to the US Culture Collection Network for 2 – 12 day internships at some of the country’s leading microbial repositories.

To be considered for an internship please send a brief essay describing your reason for wanting to participate in the internship along with a CV/resume and a statement from your major professor/sponsor stating why this is important for your education to any member of the USCCN Steering Committee. The duration of lab visits will be decided by the applicant in discussion with the hosting laboratory. All applications will be reviewed by the USCCN Steering Committee. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2016 and internships should be completed by March 31, 2017. Support will include economy air-travel, local transportation and accommodations as well as a modest per diem. These internships should be educational in nature and not as a means to establish or conduct a research collaboration.

All participant expenses are to be compatible with the NSF recommendations:

Participant support allowances may not be paid to trainees who are receiving compensation, either directly or indirectly, from other Federal government sources while participating in the project. A non-NSF Federal employee may receive participant support allowances from grant funds provided there is no duplication of funding of items and provided no single item of participant cost is divided between his/her parent agency and NSF grant funds.

The USCCN does not discriminate on the basis of on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military status, or veteran status, in this internship program or in any the networks programs and activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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