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Application for 2015 UCSF iGEM Team




We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants to join the UCSF iGEM team for this summer! Any students from Bay Area high schools, community or junior colleges, or universities are encouraged to apply.


Team members will work with 7-9 other undergraduate students and recent high school graduates to complete a group project in synthetic biology, working closely with UCSF researchers and graduate students. Teams are required to design a website, poster, and oral presentation on their work to be presented at the iGEM Jamboree with over 200 international teams! Please explore the rest of this website to learn more about the program.


All work will take place at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. Availability should be 40 hrs/wk June 8-Aug 21. Students will be compensated with a living stipend. In order to prepare for the competition, students should expect some amount of work (~5hr/wk) to practice presentations and finish materials between Aug 22 and Sept 23. Participation in the iGEM Jamboree in Boston, Sept 24-28, is mandatory, and all travel expenses will be covered.


Applications are due March 31, but interviews will begin on a rolling basis starting March 15 -- so please get your applications in as soon as possible!


*applicants must be at least 18 years of age to meet safety requirements*



Thank you for your interest! Please contact Kara Helmke with any questions about the application or to append recommendation letters to your application (kara.helmke 'at' ucsf.edu).