Senior Neuroscience Research Fellows Program
Involving Elders in Brain Research
Internships in Brain Science
Summer and Fall , 2009
Tucson is home to one of the largest retiree population in the US. Many retirees are highly skilled individuals who are still very active and motivated. Most have a life time of experience working in engineering, artistic or scientific areas, experience that could be brought to bear on challenging questions that Neuroscientists across our campus are seeking to answer. The goal of this program is to bring together this highly skilled but less active workforce with UA Neuroscience laboratories eager to expand their multi-disciplinary research capabilities.
This pilot program will allow senior individuals retirees 55 and over, with various professional backgrounds, to work as interns in Neuroscience laboratories at the University of Arizona. Four selected fellows will spend the summer 2009 in a host laboratory on campus, and will help with the conduct of experiments, the analyses of data and with all other aspects of laboratory life. This program is based on voluteer work (no stipend, but $300 will be awarded to offset basic fees and transportation costs).
-The flyer for the program can be downloaded here. Please distribute and post widely!
-SNRF in the news
- Application Process:
Application can be submitted throughout the summer.
Please provide a resume and a 2 page statement including: a description of your professional background and a statement that will tells us why you are interested in neuroscience and what you hope to learn over the summer. Indicate 3 laboratories of interest from those listed below. Candidates may contact the faculty of interest. Send your materials as attachments in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information and questions, please call Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous at 520-626-2617.
Note: The time commitment for a research project varies greatly from laboratory to laboratory and in general, is negotiable. About 20 hours per week are expected. Applicants are invited to indicate in their statement any constraints (e.g. time, physical) they might have, so that host laboratories can plan accordingly.
Selection process: Applications will be reviewed throughout the summer. Placement in a laboratory is subject to availability and adequacy of the candidate.
- Possible Host Laboratories:
- List of all Neuroscience Faculty on campus.
- Short slide presentation of all brain research laboratories on campus.
- Please note that as of today, the following laboratories will unfortunately not be able to host fellows this summer: Glisky Lab, Allen Lab, Hildebrand Lab, Gerken Lab.
- Program Committee:
Penny Dacks (Grad rep. Neuroscience program)
Jean-Marc Fellous (Associate Prof. Psychology and Applied Mathematics)
Anthony Lewis (Associate Prof. Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Nate McMullen (Prof. Cell Biology, Anatomy, Neurology, Speech and Hearing science)
Lynn Nadel (Reg Prof. Psychology)
Lynne Oland (Research Scientist, Neurobiology)
Laurel Watkins (Undergrad rep. Studio Art and Physiology)
Konrad Zinsmaier (Prof. Neurobiology and Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dir. Neuroscience GIDP)
This program is funded by a chapter grant from the Society for Neuroscience.