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The Rockefeller University Research Assistant Program (RURA)

The world’s leading biomedical research university is hiring. We are recruiting aspiring scientists to work in our labs and learn from our world-class researchers. It’s a great way to explore what being a scientist is like—and a stepping stone to a rewarding career, no matter where you decide to go next.

As a Rockefeller research assistant, you will:

• Conduct cutting-edge biomedical research

• Interact with senior scientists who are committed to your mentorship

• Learn advanced lab techniques and build strong analytical skills

• Present your work at lab meetings, journal clubs, and conferences

• Attend a rich program of scientific meetings, lectures, and special events

• Enjoy excellent compensation and benefits, free Kaplan MCAT/GRE prep, tuition reimbursement and campus social activities (e.g., summer movies nights, food truck Fridays,

quarterly events at the Faculty Club, etc.)

•The Rockefeller University Research Assistant (RURA) group meets in the Faculty Club the first Wednesday of every month

Your future in bioscience starts here

Posted Feb 5, 2021



Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience

The Yale Autism Center of Excellence (ACE) and Yale Social and Affective Neuroscience of Autism Program (SANA) is interested in recruiting highly qualified students for an exciting pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors.  The position will commence July 2020.

Successful applicants will be involved in a 2-year training program involving clinical research experience. The primary training experience will be in daily activities related to behavioral, psychophysiological, eye-tracking and neuroimaging studies of toddlers and children with and without autism. With research mentorship, selected applicants will be expected to guide a pre-determined project of research from the point of data collection through analysis and publication of results.

Completed applications including cover page, CV, official transcripts, letters of recommendation and personal statements are due no later than January 15, 2020.

Additional information about the lab can be found on our website:

Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Developmental Psychopathology and Social Neuroscience may be directed to Dr. Suzanne Macari at

Posted November 1, 2019



Tina and Richard V. Carolan Rwanda Research Fellowship in Kigali, Rwanda

Brown University and Columbia University are part of a consortium of American universities working to develop the first sustainable graduate medical education programs in the country of Rwanda. Rwanda has made incredible strides in development in recent years, and its government has especially focused on improvements in the health sector. As part of its efforts to strengthen human resources for health in the country, the Rwandan Ministry of Health is partnering with 10 different universities to develop new graduate medical, nursing, and health management education programs in the country. 

Brown University and Columbia University are currently the lead institutions for the Emergency Medicine component of the program, and have been supporting the development of Rwanda’s first emergency care training programs. At the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (UTH-K), a new residency program in Emergency Medicine will produce its first graduates in the summer of 2018. 

In addition to the development of emergency care training programs in Rwanda, researchers at Brown University and Columbia University have a long history of collaboration with the University of Rwanda, UTH-K, and Rwanda Emergency Care Association (RECA) on the development of emergency care research capacity. 

We seek a motivated, adaptable individual with basic research and computer experience, exceptional initiative and interpersonal skills, and with an interest in global health and social justice, to help build emergency care research capacity in Rwanda. 



1. Live in Kigali, Rwanda for 10-12 months. (This is an unpaid fellowship, but travel costs, living expenses, and health insurance will be covered by the grant.) 

2. Coordinate research projects for emergency medicine trainees and faculty. 

3. Give weekly basic research and computer skills seminar to researchers, including basics of how to use programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others. 

4. Assist researchers in study design and to utilize expert consultation at partnering institutions when needed. 

5. Troubleshoot data collection and data entry issues when needed with researchers. 


Degree: Bachelors or higher (medical or public health training viewed favorably) 

Language: Applicant must be proficient in written and spoken English. Some French or Swahili is helpful. 



Successful applicants will have background in basic quantitative research methodology such as introductory coursework in research methods and/or practical experience. 


Successful applicants should have excellent general computer skills and be able to use and teach most basic functions of common applications as well as the ability to troubleshoot problems. Some familiarity with statistical and database software is helpful. Specific technical skills and coding experience is not expected. 


Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, cultural competency, patience, and persistence. 

To Apply: 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from February 1 until April 1, 2018 for positions to begin in June 2018 (start date is flexible). 

Please send the following application materials to 

-Cover letter detailing your motivation for seeking the position and relevant experience 


-1-2 letters of support (ideally one from supervisor during global work) 

-List of relevant coursework completed 

Potentially qualified applicants will be contacted by email to schedule a phone interview. 

Posted Jan 30, 2018





Harvard Alex G Booth Fellowship  

The Booth Fund Fellowships help to defray the cost of travel, tuition, or other appropriate expenses for travel to a country or countries related to the recipient’s field of interest, either during the summer or during the following academic year. Fellowships can usually support up to about $15,000 in costs.

Candidates must demonstrate some purpose to their proposed travel that relates to their undergraduate interests, usually interpreted as related to their concentration. The proposed travel must also reflect a candidate’s own initiative. The donors’ terms direct selection committees to make awards "that will enable the recipient, based on his or her own planning and initiative, to engage in a program of travel, study, research or observation that will further expand and challenge an existing interest in a particular field."

Given the connections between a recipient’s field of interest and the proposed project, committees will expect to see sufficient academic preparation to derive a meaningful and thought-provoking experience on the fellowship. The donors’ terms also list inquisitiveness among selection criteria, as well as the potential to be challenged and have horizons broadened through the fellowship experience. Financial need is not a selection criterion.

Current graduating Harvard College seniors are eligible. The fellowship may be used to support projects in the U.S. or overseas. Grants are intended to fund individuals, not groups.

  • Applications due:Tuesday, February 28, 12 noon
  • Selection Committee meeting: Early March


Harvard GSAS Research Scholar Initiative post-baccalaureate program

In the GSAS Research Scholar Initiative post-baccalaureate program, Research Scholars work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in professional development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support. In addition, scholars may take undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in preparation for doctoral studies. While GSAS cannot guarantee admission to Harvard or peer doctoral programs, the goal of the initiative is to enhance scholars’ competitiveness when applying to a doctoral program. Admissions decisions are made in March and April, and the program begins in July. Only US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics Summer PostBac Program
The 2-3 month Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program is open to students who have received a bachelor’s degree and who are interested in or planning to attend a graduate degree program in biostatistics. Past summer program participants are encouraged to apply! Program duration: June – August 2017 (approximate). Two interns will be selected for a 2-3 month summer stay and will:

  • Conduct biostatistical or epidemiologic research alongside a Harvard faculty mentor and graduate student mentor
  • Participate in collaborative research projects through 1-2 rotations at academic and clinical centers at Harvard
  • Attend regular seminars at Harvard and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute on biostatistical topics
  • Travel will be provided and interns will receive a 
salary from other funding sources. For more information, please contact:
  • Participate in our annual Pipelines Into Biostatistics symposium
  • Receive directed mentoring and support for graduate school applications and selection


Post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award at National Institutes of Health (NIH) enables recent graduates who plan to attend graduate or professional school to conduct full-time research at the NIH. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed their bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. institution. Applications are accepted year-round.


Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25) - PREP awards encourage underrepresented minorities who hold a recent baccalaureate degree in a biomedically relevant science to pursue a research doctorate. PREP participants must have graduated with a baccalaureate degree in a biomedically related science no more than 36 months prior to their selection for participation in the program. Individuals selected as PREP scholars must intend to apply, immediately after completion of their internship, for graduate education that will eventually lead to the research doctorate. In addition, PREP scholars must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The period of appointment is 1 year, but a second year extension may be requested and must be well justified. See the list of PREP participating institutions

  • Office of Career Services Crimson Careers job listings.
  • Search Harvard University Job Listings at ASPIRE.  Click on Search openings to find Research Assistant job openings

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) of Harvard College.

  • Graduating seniors take a look at  Henry Russell Shaw Summer Traveling Fellowship.  It gives students the opportunity to travel in Europe for several months. During this time, students can immerse themselves in different cultures and focus on their individual interests and passions before committing to a job, graduate school, or career path. The Fellowship is not intended for experiences aiming to enhance a student's pre-professional applications.  Awards will also be restricted to students who have not yet had any significant travel experience outside the United States (and, for students from other countries, their home country).

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) Post-Bachelor Fellowship 

Using big data to improve the world’s health

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington offers a Post-Bachelor Fellowship in Global Health that combines a full-time professional position, academic research, and education with progressive on-the-job training and mentoring from a renowned group of professors. As a PBF, you will join a community of passionate researchers using creativity to solve complex global health problems. This program provides Post-Bachelor Fellows the option to pursue a fully funded Master of Public Health degree at the University of Washington.  

Questions?  Contact pbfs@healthdata.org

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington

2301 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Seattle, WA 98121

More information is available from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (URAF) of Harvard College.