Opportunities

Our center is part of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. We are located in Biodesign C, an award-winning laboratory that is the research home to scientists from a variety of fields, including computer science, biology, engineering, chemistry and more.

For further information about our work or active candidate searches, please contact Wendy Winslow. General inquiries should be directed to biodesigninstitute@asu.edu.

Neuroscience Scholars Program

If understanding the inner workings of the brain is on your mind, now is the time to explore the Banner-ASU Neuroscience Scholars program. Spend eight weeks working side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented scientists, clinicians and researchers in an environment devoted to neuroscientific biomedical research and clinical care. This program is a paid, eight-week training program open to top-achieving college undergraduate and graduate science students. Students will work on a research project full-time in a laboratory under the mentorship of a scientist from Banner Health or the Biodesign Institute.

Applications must be received by March 1.

Students will have the opportunity to select one of five research tracks for deeper study, including basic and translational neuroscience; computational image analysis; healthy aging research; brain and body donation; and clinical neurodegenerative research. Each research track is correlated to a participating training facility. As a part of the comprehensive program, Neuroscience Scholars also have an opportunity to: obtain hands-on training, attend educational seminars to boost their professional skills, learn about career options, practice scientific writing, attend social networking events, and create a scientific poster to present the outcomes of their research at a concluding symposium.

Scholars are expected to commit 35-40 hours per week to the program. A stipend of $125 per week for a total of $1,000 will be provided upon successful completion of the program. The overall aim is to give scholars cutting-edge experience in biomedical and clinical research.

Past participants have gone on to achieve success and shared impressive accomplishments, including scientific abstract and manuscript publications, earning top national student rankings, gaining acceptance into first-rate graduate and medical schools, and receiving national awards and scholarships.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and to apply to be a neuroscience scholar, please visit: NeuroscienceScholars.org.

Current openings

All open positions are posted on the Biodesign Institute website. Check there frequently for new positions.

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