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MSK Molecular Imaging Summer Program (MISP) 2017
Molecular Imaging (MI) is one of the most rapidly advancing specialties in medicine and MSK has established a vibrant and state-of-the-art laboratory-based translational MI research program, in addition to a world-class clinical research and care operation.
The Center for Molecular Imaging & Nanotechnology and the MSK Department of Radiology are now offering 8-week internships in the field of MI for undergraduate students interested in cancer imaging and related biomedical sciences. MISP is designed to offer students hands-on research experience in cutting-edge laboratories and to interact with research and clinical faculty and trainees
Students will have a chance to take part in independent research projects under the direct mentorship and guidance of a CMINT or Radiology principal investigator (PI). A MISP internship will be tailored to the individual intern and could situated at the intersection of various disciplines — cancer biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, radiochemistry, pharmacology and engineering.
Once matched to a PI the intern will be mentored by a senior member from the PIs lab, such as a resident, fellow, postdoctoral fellow, graduate student, or research technician. At the end of the summer, the students will be expected to present their research project. Possible PIs are listed in the following links:
The program will run from June 19 – August 18, 2017. Students will be paid at an hourly rate for 8 weeks of residence based on the number of years of college experience.
Extracurricular events, tours, training, and luncheons
The students will also have the opportunity to explore outside of the laboratory by participating in a variety of events. These extracurricular activities contribute an additional facet to the internship and allow them to become fully immersed in the world of translational medicine and research. The events are hosted by programs throughout Memorial Sloan Kettering.
Who is Eligible?
The MISP program is designed for undergraduate scientists who are intelligent, self-motivated, and passionate about science and careers in molecular imaging, nanotechnology and radiology. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, have completed college-level general biology and/or introductory chemistry, have taken some advanced science courses, and have preferably research experience.
Students must make an 8-week commitment to the program. MSK does not provide housing to MISP participants. A list of housing resources will be provided to accepted students. All housing and transportation expenses are the participant’s responsibility.
Please click the Apply link to complete your online application.
In the application, please include a single PDF file containing:
* Cover letter (Should include three names of potential PIs and why their work is interesting to you)
* Official school transcripts
* One-page description of why you are interested in the program
Additionally, two letters of reference should be submitted directly by referees to email@example.com. These letters should be written by faculty members who are familiar with the student’s academic progress and credentials.
Application materials must be received by 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.
Students will be notified by March 17th. Accepted applicants will be expected to confirm their participation within five business days of their acceptance notification or forfeit their spot in the program. Please direct any questions about MISP directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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