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The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine is the world's most comprehensive research center specializing in spinal cord injury. Our multi-disciplinary team of more than 120 scientists and researchers are committed to finding new treatments for the paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury.

 

Individuals interested in employment at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis are encouraged to visit the University of Miami Career site for a list of available positions.

 

 

Postdoctoral Associates 

Our Postdoctoral Programs offer the opportunity for candidates to perform research in a scientifically diverse setting and contribute to the overall research efforts taking place in our facility.  Individuals are considered on the basis of education, certifications, and/or relevant work experience. Candidates must also demonstrate willingness in furthering the continuing scientific and technological success of The Miami Project.

 

 

Graduate Students 

The Miami Project’s affiliation with the University of Miami Graduate Neuroscience Program makes it a prime location for the mentoring of eager students. 

 

Graduate students in the UM Neuroscience program are trained in cellular, molecular, and integrative neuroscience and have the option of choosing mentors from among Miami Project faculty.

 

To be considered for admission to the UM Neuroscience graduate program, applicants must have:

         - a bachelor's degree in one of the biological, behavioral or physical sciences

         - a grade point average of 3.0 or above (out of 4.0).

         - a strong quantitative background, and

         - a combined score of 1000 or higher on the General Test of the GRE.

 

 

Student Fellowships 

Both graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to volunteer or accept part-time paid positions in many of our laboratories. Paid positions for summer students are made available each year through the support of various funding agencies.

 

 

 

 

Student Research Positions 

Summer 2014

 

Summer Opportunities for Undergraduate and Graduate students

Summer student research positions are an opportunity for outstanding students to work in spinal cord injury research laboratories under the mentorship of Miami Project research staff.  Utilizing their knowledge and laboratory skills, students will take on specific functions and projects as part of a multidisciplinary team.  Prior laboratory experience is preferred as students will be expected to perform laboratory duties. 

 

Several paid positions are made available each year through the support of various funding agencies. 

 

Schedule and Stipend:   Students will be expected to work full-time(40hrs per week) beginning June 2nd thru August 8th, 2014.  Compensation is based on funding provided to the program.

Applicants: All applicants must be Undergraduate and a U.S. Citizen or resident alien status with a current green card.

 

Please note: 

The deadline to apply for the Summer student research program has passed.

All applicants will be notified of our final decision on April 4th, 2014

 

 

If you have questions, please contact: 
  Maria Chagoyen (305) 243-7108 

or visit: 
https://careers.med.miami.edu/
for a list of available positions.

  

 

 

 

 

 ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 
The following is a list of other opportunities available to Graduate and Undergradute
students at the University of Miami

 

 

Undergraduate Students

Neuroscience Undergraduate Program

The University of Miami has taken advantage of its strength in neuroscience research and graduate training to develop an outstanding undergraduate neuroscience major. A key component of this program is the integration of neuroscience faculty at the Medical School with those on the Coral Gables campus. Faculty members cross campuses to share their expertise with undergraduates, and students may gain research experience in neuroscience faculty laboratories. Another component is the development of several new undergraduate courses, including a comprehensive neuroscience laboratory course, a course in the mechanisms of neural diseases, and a developmental biology class. These courses add to an already extensive set of existing neuroscience courses in the biology and psychology departments that are available to neuroscience majors.  MORE

 Minority Undergraduate

&
High School  Student
Programs


The Office of Academic Enhancement at the University of Miami and the Office for Diversity & Multicultural Affairs at the Miller School of Medicine, jointly administer four summer programs for minority undergraduate and high school students, who aspire to pursue a career in various health professions. The Minority Student in Health Careers Motivation Program, the High School Careers in Medicine Workshop, Students Training in Research program, and the Summer Science Enrichment Program incorporate a learning-by-doing approach which allows participants within the programs, to evaluate the rigors of continuing an academic career within the field of medicine.

 

PRIME
Summer Research Scholarship

Psychology Research Initiatives Mentorship Experience (PRIME) began as part of a nationwide effort to increase minority participation in the psycho-biomedical sciences; however, it was later expanded to include students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. The PRIME program is a 10 week summer research program designed for students who intend to apply to Ph.D. programs. Throughout this program, students are required to work 20 hours per week on psychological research under the direction of a psychology faculty member. PRIME students are also required to attend weekly seminars where they discuss their research projects, research ethics and protocol, post-graduation plans, guidelines for poster presentations, and several other topics, and they must showcase their research projects at an end-of-the-summer poster presentation. These students are also expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation).

Application Deadline:    Friday, March 23, 2012

JUMP START Summer Research Scholarship

Just for University of Miami Psychology Students to Accelerate Research Training (JUMP START) is an off-shoot of PRIME.  JUMP START also began as part of a nationwide effort to increase minority participation in the psycho-biomedical sciences; however, it too was later expanded to include students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.  Like PRIME, JUMP START is a 10 week summer research program designed for students who intend to apply to Ph.D. programs.  Throughout this program, students are required to work 20 hours per week on psychological research under the direction of a psychology faculty member.  JUMP START students are also required to attend weekly seminars where they discuss their research projects, research ethics and protocol, post-graduation plans, guidelines for poster presentations, and several other topics, and they must showcase their research projects at an end-of-the-summer poster presentation.

This program is different from PRIME because it has fewer eligibility requirements and participants receive slightly less funding.  JUMP START is ideal for students who want to get involved in research but have not completed PSY 316, Experimental Psychology.


Application Deadline:    Friday, March 23, 2012

 

 Lois Pope Neuroscience Summer Research Scholarship

 

A generous endowment made to the University of Miami (UM) by our Trustee, Lois Pope, allows undergraduate neuroscience majors to participate in summer neuroscience research projects at UM.  Participants are required to work 40 hours per week for at least 10 weeks on neuroscience research, and they are expected to present their findings at the UM Research, Creativity, and Innovation Forum, which is held during the following spring semester (i.e., students must have at least two more semesters before graduation).  Lois Pope participants may also participate in the PRIME program as PRIME Adjuncts, and they may be invited to attend special activities related to other summer research programs, such as the Dean's Women and Minority Research Program and the Honors Research Program.

Application Deadline:    Friday, March 23, 2012

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

Neuroscience Graduate Program


The Neuroscience Program at the University of Miami trains graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for research and teaching careers in the neurosciences. The research interests of the faculty include: the cellular mechanisms underlying neurological diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, and AIDS-related dementia; the ways in which chemical addictions are acquired and can be controlled; strategies to limit and even repair damage to the brain and spinal cord; the molecular mechanisms underlying ion channels and neurotransmitter receptors; sensory transduction; mechanisms of learning and memory; and the development of the nervous system.  MORE

Program In Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has embarked upon a journey of unprecedented growth, with new cutting edge centers of excellence in areas like genetics, genomics and stem cell research to add to our proven efforts in paralysis, cancer, diabetes and eye care. Our students have access to renowned faculty, groundbreaking research, and state of the art resources. All of this set in a bustling international city and an inviting subtropical climate. Learn more about the exciting research being conducted by our faculty.  MORE 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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