External Opportunities

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) is an intensive, nine-week internship designed to provide research experience and mentorship for undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical research. 

The program runs from Monday, June 13, through Friday, Aug. 12, 2022. Students must be able to commit to this entire period in order to participate.

While we are planning to hold an onsite experience in 2022, we are monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and assessing the safest way for students and staff to conduct the program next summer.

Program Components:
•    Independent, mentored research project;
•    Weekly professional development workshops;
•    Weekly research seminars;
•    Competitive poster session; and
•    Social activities.

Housing, Meals, and Transportation: Interns are responsible for their housing, meals, and local transportation. Housing is available at the University of Washington for approximately $2,700 for the duration of the program.

Compensation and Travel: Interns will receive $4,938 (minus taxes). Round trip travel costs (up to $450) are provided.

Eligibility Requirements
•    U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
•    Entering the summer before the final year (or semester or quarter) of undergraduate studies;
•    Strong background in the sciences or related area of interest.

How to Apply: Submit an application at www.fredhutch.org/surp

Contact Us: SURP@fredhutch.org.


Gap Year Opportunity: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Deadline for the application: Jan. 15, 2022.

The Bandopadhayay Lab at DFCI (with co-affiliations with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Broad Institute) is seeking a motivated research assistant to join our efforts to find better treatments for children with brain tumors. We apply cutting-edge genomic technologies to identify drivers of childhood cancers and to determine mechanisms of resistance to current and novel treatments. Our lab is highly translational and span efforts from acquiring patient samples to generating and analyzing high-throughput datasets from those samples. To that end, the individual will engage in experiments that utilize molecular biology techniques such as cell culture methods, recombinant DNA and gene transfer technology, and other cell biology assays (Western blots, immunoprecipitation, flow cytometry, etc.). There will be opportunities to learn and assist in computational methods of analysis. The individual will also assist in daily laboratory operations and organization. 

Click here to learn more about the position. Please contact Dana Novikov at Dana_Novikov@dfci.harvard.edu if interested.


Summer 2022 Translational Research Immersion Program

Join us at the University of Pennsylvania for an NIH CTSA-sponsored program that provides experiential learning opportunities in clinical and translational science.

Apply by Feb. 4, 2022. Click here to learn more and to applyQuestions? Contact jbgerman@upenn.edu or cskarke@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.


Cancer Biology Research Technician Job: Perelman School of Medicine

This is a minimum two-year position in the lab of Dr. Robert B. Faryabi for a research technician experienced with basic molecular biology techniques and an interest in chromatin biology. The lab studies the epigenetic drivers of transcriptional addiction in cancer (primarily blood and breast cancers) in order to develop new therapies. Both experimental biology and computational biology are used. Those with an in interest in learning chromatin conformation genomics, high-content imaging, and advanced computational analysis would have the opportunity to do so.

Click here to read more about the position (PDF).

Click here to learn more about the lab.