The faculty of the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical Center is pleased to announce the availability of basic research internships for the summer of 2013 (June 3 - August 9). Undergraduate students (international students with a valid visa also qualify) accepted into the program will perform basic research in Pharmacology or Toxicology in the Department or in the affiliated Centers for Cancer, Environmental and Occupational Health, and the Smith Mental Retardation & Human Development, while studying interactions between biological systems and chemical agents. Each student will work in the laboratory of an individual member of the faculty. The program also includes weekly discussion sessions with faculty members and current Pharmacology or Toxicology graduate students on selected topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Aside from gaining experience in basic biomedical research and being introduced to the disciplines of Pharmacology and Toxicology and presenting data in a typical graduate student seminar setting, each summer intern will receive a $3,000 stipend (does not include room and board) throughout the 10-week program, following the KU Medical Center payroll schedule.
The most competitive applications are those from students interested in graduate study and currently majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy or related disciplines who are completing their sophomore or junior years in college.
Deadline for application: March 15th, 2013
To apply, forward a letter describing your background, educational experience and career goals, and a statement regarding your interest in pharmacology or toxicology research. College transcripts and two letters of recommendation from faculty familiar with your academic abilities and career plans are also required. Fill out the application (available in pdf below) and include your current and permanent address, e-mail address, phone number, social security number, birth date and birthplace.
These materials should be submitted to the address below no later than March 15th, 2013. We will notify you whether you have been accepted in early April 2013.
Because we are not located on the main campus of the University of Kansas, we do not offer housing.
This summer undergraduate fellowship program is supported in part by an award from the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.
The University of Kansas Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
For pictures of our previous summer students please visit our Facebook Page (see below)!
Correspondence and Information
Bruno Hagenbuch, Ph.D., Professor and Director
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd., Mail Stop 1018
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913 588-0028
Fax: 913 588-7501