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Fellowships

The BYU Simmons Center for Cancer Research is dedicated to training undergraduate and graduate students in experimental oncology in an effort to make a significant contribution to finding a cure for cancer. Each year the center sponsors numerous cancer research fellows. These students are given the opportunity to perform full-time cancer research under the direction of their faculty mentor during spring and summer terms at BYU or abroad, and for a few, year-round.

In 2022 the Simmons Center has funded a total of 39 fellows. 13 on-campus summer fellows, 2 collaborative fellows, 19 off-campus fellows, 4 year-round fellows and 1 graduate student research fellowship.

Selection for fellowship opportunities is competitive, and those chosen receive a generous stipend in order to allow them to give full attention to their research during their fellowship. Funding varies accordingly to location and duration of fellowship.

While not all students will receive a fellowship award, SCCR faculty members are welcoming to undergraduate and graduate student researchers in their labs. Many mentors require students to begin working as a volunteer in their lab before applying for a fellowship. Please see our faculty list to read about our faculty, their research, and ways to contact them.

Below are the fellowship opportunities the center offered for the 2023 school year.

BYU Fellowships

  • Location:
    Brigham Young University, Provo, Ut.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/summer terms. April 1, 2023 - August 18, 2023

    Description:
    On-campus fellows gain valuable mentored experience as they work in BYU research labs full-time over spring and summer terms. The fellowship sharpens their focus on future careers in cancer research, strengthens their applications to graduate and health professional schools, and advances their training in pursuit of careers.

    • Fellows receive up to $9600 for 16 weeks of full-time research during spring/summer terms. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job. Students will be hired on contracts and are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. classes, additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. We encourage fellows to not take classes during their fellowship.
    • The SCCR staff host lab tours. During a tour, Fellows should be willing to meet with donors touring the facilities and describe the work they are doing. Fellows will receive brief training and orientation in preparation to meet in their labs with tour guests.
    • Attendance at weekly seminars during Spring/Summer is mandatory. The listing of anticipated absences should include reference to which, if any seminar(s), they will not be able to attend. If unforeseen circumstances arise which preclude attendance, the Fellow should notify the Program Coordinator prior to the seminar to inform them of those circumstances.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation during the last week of the fellowship. The SCCR Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits by a committee of Simmons Center faculty. Fellows are then selected by the Simmons Center Executive Board. Students should already be participating in a BYU lab working with a mentor.

    Application:
    1) Fill out THIS application.

    2) Have your BYU mentor fill out THIS form.

    • One application is allowed per person. All applications and mentor forms will be accepted from now until Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m. Submissions may not be edited or accepted after that date and time.
    • Your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed without the above TWO forms. We will review all applications in February and will notify awardees in early March.

    Due Date:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

  • Location:
    Determined by mentor’s collaborative center.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    2023 Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Please negotiate start and end dates with mentor's collaborative center.

    Description:
    Collaborative fellows gain valuable mentored experience as they continue work on their BYU research in collaborative labs off-campus. The fellowship sharpens their focus on future careers in cancer research, strengthens their applications to graduate and health professional schools, and advances their training in pursuit of careers.

    • Fellows receive up to $9600 for up to 16 weeks of full-time research during the spring/summer terms. The center will pay for one round trip flight, housing not included. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. classes, additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • Collaborative fellows receive an additional $600 flight stipend to help with your travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.

    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation during the last week of the fellowship. The SCCR Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits by a committee of Simmons Center faculty. Fellows are then selected by the Simmons Center Executive Board. Students should already be participating in a BYU lab working with a mentor who does collaborative research with another institution.

    1) Fill out THIS application.

    2) Have your mentor fill out THIS form.

    • One application is allowed per person. All applications and mentor forms will be accepted from now until Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m. Submissions may not be edited or accepted after that date and time.
    • Your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed without the above TWO forms. Applications will be evaluated in February and awardees will be awarded in early March.

    Due Date:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

  • Location: Brigham Young University, Provo, Ut.

    Time Frame of Internship: Fall 2022 - end of Summer 2023

    Description: Year-round fellowships are awarded to the highest quality doctoral student(s) who demonstrate exceptional research productivity and commitment to a career in cancer research. They gain valuable mentored experience as they work in BYU research labs full-time over the course of an academic year. The fellowship covers the cost of tuition and provides a competitive stipend. The goal of the fellowship is to support these promising student researchers who one day will become principal investigators and ground-breaking contributors to the cancer research field.

    • Fellows receive up to $32,000 for full-time research during an entire academic year. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job. Students will be hired on contracts and are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. classes, additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship.
    • The SCCR staff host lab tours. During a tour, Fellows should be willing to meet with donors touring the facilities and describe the work they are doing. Fellows will receive brief training and orientation in preparation to meet in their labs with tour guests.
    • Attendance at weekly seminars during Spring/Summer is mandatory. The listing of anticipated absences should include reference to which, if any seminar(s), they will not be able to attend. If unforeseen circumstances arise which preclude attendance, the Fellow should notify the Program Coordinator prior to the seminar to inform them of those circumstances.
    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation during the last week of the fellowship during the Summer term. The SCCR Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate times.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend and be prepared to present a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • Each spring the SCCR and Cougs Vs Cancer (CVC) Club host the Cougs Vs Cancer Run. All proceeds from the run help fund the SCCR fellowship program. Please be prepared to volunteer at that event.

    Qualifications: Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits by a committee of Simmons Center faculty. Fellows are then selected by the Simmons Center Executive Board. Students should already be participating in a BYU lab working with a mentor.

    • Fill out THIS application. Please do not begin the application until you have all of the material required–you cannot save the form and come back to it later.
    • Have your mentor fill out THIS application. Please do not begin the application until you have all of the material required–you cannot save the form and come back to it later.
    • One application is allowed per person. All applications and mentor forms will be accepted from now until Friday, June 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Submissions will not be accepted after that date and time.
    • Your application will not be considered complete and will not be reviewed without the above forms. We will review all applications and make awards in July.

    Due Date: Friday June 17, 2022 11:59pm.

External Undergraduate Fellowships

  • Location:
    Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, UT

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.


    Description:
    The Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) is divided into four research programs that include laboratory, clinical, and population-based efforts. Participants in this program will complete up to 16 weeks of cancer research. Fellows will be expected to work effectively with colleagues, be self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills. Students participating in the program conduct research under the direction of a faculty member. Research assignments are made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty mentors and student participants.

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.

    • Fellows may be invited to career development presentations, social activities, seminars, and weekly collaborative discussions with other HCI summer interns.
    • Fellows are required to participate in a HCI poster presentation/symposium at the end of the fellowship. You will need to notify the SCCR of the date so the executive team can attend.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Qualifications:
    Applicants will be evaluated on an individual basis based on their merits by a committee of Simmons Center faculty and Executive Board. They are then presented to HCI faculty for final selection. Students may be contacted by HCI for an interview. Awardees will be notified in March.

    Application:
    1) Fill out THIS application.

    • HCI requires all students coming for an in-person experience to have had the Covid-19 vaccination.

    Visit: https://healthcare.utah.edu/huntsmancancerinstitute/

    Due Date:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

  • Locations:
    Harvard, Stanford, U Penn, John's Hopkins, Wash-U, or Vanderbilt.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.

    Description: This program places BYU students in research positions at prominent medical institutions across the country.

    Please find more information HERE.

    Students have exceptional opportunities to learn research methods and execute research studies, often from beginning to end. Students have conducted research in many areas including:

    • Oncology
    • Endocrinology
    • Anesthesia
    • Neurology
    • Global/public health
    • Pulmonology
    • Gastroenterology

    Students who submit applications will be asked to select the area of interest they would like to pursue; however, the primary investigator at each lab ultimately accepts an individual student and makes the offer; hence no position in an area of interest is guaranteed. Applicants are encouraged to be open to a wide range of opportunities.

    Qualifications:
    All undergraduate students are eligible for this internship. Prior research experience is helpful but not necessary.

    Duties:
    Duties and expectations vary widely among internships. Students can be involved in any part of the research project: literature review, creation of hypotheses, study development and implementation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation and dissemination of findings.

    Timeline:
    Internship applications are due December 15, 2022. Upon reception of applications, primary investigators will select and interview their top applicants. Offers will typically be made in January or early February. Although most internships start in May and end in August, specific dates vary widely based on the individual and the lab/primary investigator.

    Application:
    1) Please following THIS link to apply.

    2) Please complete THIS Simmons Center application for funding (only eligible for cancer research).

    Simmons Center Fellow Expectations:

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • SPRI fellows receive an additional $600 flight stipend to help with your travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.

    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Application Deadline:
    December 15, 2022

  • Location: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC), Columbus, Ohio.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    May 22, 2023 – July 28, 2023

    Description:
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC), Center for Cancer Health Equity (CCHE) Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Program provides summer research experiences to qualified undergraduate students. Participants in this program will complete a 10-week cancer research internship at the OSUCCC during the summer of 2023. Each student/intern will work directly with a mentor and conduct research under the direction of a faculty member and his/her staff. Research assignments are made based upon availability of research opportunities and according to the mutual interests of the faculty mentors and student participants.

    For more details click HERE.

    • Fellows receive funding of up to $6000 for 10 weeks of full time research through the Simmons Center for Cancer Research. Amount will vary based on length of fellowship. The center will also pay for one round trip flight (if done in person). Housing is not included. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work a minimum of 38 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship.
    • The Ohio State fellows receive an additional $600 flight stipend to help with your travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will provide students with a spreadsheet.

    • Each scholar will produce a final paper, poster, and deliver an oral presentation to CCHE staff,
      OSU and OSUCCC staff, faculty, and invited guests.
    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation to the SCCR during the last week of the fellowship. The SCCR Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate (if working away from Provo, you may present via zoom).
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense. If Covid restrictions are still enforced, this may change to a virtual event.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Qualifications:
    The program is intended for undergraduate students with a background in science and an interest in social science or laboratory-based research relevant to cancer. Projects focus on analyzing disease impact on individuals and communities. We invite applications from current undergraduate sophomores (rising junior), or juniors (rising senior). There is no minimum GPA requirement. Please note if you are graduating in May 2023, you are not eligible for the program.

    A committee comprised of OSUCCC staff will review applications and determine internship recipients. The criteria for selection include the student’s undergraduate record, letter of recommendation, and applicant’s essay responses.

    Application:
    Please do the following and return all supporting documents to:

    Oindrila Bhattacharyya M.S., Ph.D.
    Program Director
    The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
    1590 N. High St. Suite 525
    Columbus, OH 43201

    1) Fill out THIS application.

    2) To be considered for Simmons Center funding, fill out THIS form.

    3) Current Resume.

    4) Recommendation letter from a faculty member at your university who can comment on the qualifications for this research position

    Selection Timeline:

    • Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 3, 2023.
    • Interviews: Mid-February
    • Students Notified of Selection: March 2023
  • Location:
    Sumitomo Pharma Oncology, Inc. Lehi, UT

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.

    Description:
    SDP Oncology is an oncology-focused drug discovery and development company combining unique and proven preclinical development efficiencies to advance novel and effective therapeutic agents. Their approach enables development of novel therapeutics on a dramatically shortened time frame and at a much lower cost than traditional drug development.

    Option 1: Molecular Biology

    Fellows will work under the direction of a mentor to advance a program in the SDP Oncology Research pipeline. The Intern will work in SDP Oncology’s molecular biology laboratory in Lehi UT and carry out in vitro and in vivo (mouse) experiments which may include (but are not limited to) biochemical assays, cell culture, microscopy, nucleic acid and protein purification / detection, and immunostaining, as well as analysis and presentation of the resulting data. This position involves 80% in-lab bench work and 20% data analysis.

    The internship will culminate in a short presentation by the Intern to the Research staff of the background, data, and conclusions of the research project(s).

    The successful applicant will have an interest in learning about the process of oncology research in an industry setting, and will be completing their sophomore or later year of a bachelor’s program in one of the following fields of study (or related):

    • Molecular Biology
    • Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Immunology
    • Genetics
    • Cancer Biology
    • Biochemistry

    Applicants should also have basic hands-on experience with working in a molecular biology laboratory from their course work (pipetting, molarity calculations, safe / sterile procedure, et cetera). Other techniques will be learned as part of the mentoring process. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Powerpoint are also preferred. Applicants will be asked to submit a list of courses which are germane to the internship along with the associated grade earned, GPA, relevant experience from coursework / other sources, and a letter of recommendation from an instructor or mentor with a relevant connection to the field of study.

    Option 2: Computational Biology

    Fellows will work under the direction of a mentor to create or find new ways to help speed up or reduce the workload of discovery biology scientists at SDP Oncology. The intern will work with SDP Oncology’s Digital Innovation team in Lehi UT and carry out data mining, visualization, and analysis. This position involves a combination of 60% data mining, 20% data engineering and 20% research.

    The internship will culminate in a short presentation by the intern to the Research staff of the background, data, and conclusions of the research project(s).

    The successful applicant will have an interest in learning about the process of oncology research in an industry setting, and will be completing their sophomore or later year of a bachelor’s program in one of the following fields of study (or related):

    • Bioinformatics
    • Computer Science
    • Computational Biology
    • Computational Chemistry

    Applicants should also have familiarity with macros and beginner lever coding experience in R, Python or querying language such as SQL. Other techniques will be learned as part of the mentoring process. Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint are also preferred. Applicants will be asked to submit a list of courses which are germane to the internship along with the associated grade earned, GPA, relevant experience from coursework / other sources, and a letter of recommendation from an instructor or mentor with a relevant connection to the field of study.

    Additional requirements:

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Application:
    1) Fill out THIS application.

    Visit:
    https://oncology.sumitomo-pharma.com/

    Application Deadline:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

  • Location:
    Biolexis Therapeutics, American Fork, UT

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.

    Description:
    Biolexis is advancing on understanding of non-clinical in vitro/ex vivo/in vivo models to estimate the efficacies and toxicities associated with our pre-clinical pipeline of programs, including combination studies. The candidates will collaborate with our Molecular Pathology, PK/PD, Immunology, Cancer Immunotherapy and Medicinal Chemistry groups. The interns will be expected to work with various cell-free and cell-based functional assays under the direction of one of our senior scientists and our team leaders.

    Biolexis Therapeutics, Inc., is Salt Lake City based (pre)clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small-molecule precision therapeutics. From our FIELDS(TM) (Fields Ion Pairs/Hydrogen Bonds Electrostatics Linear Free Energy Desolvation/Polar Scoring) Platform.

    FIELDS uses training and test sets to identify novel fragments of small molecules for any given (un)druggable protein, RNA-based, PROTAC, AUTOTAC, LYTAC and Molecular Glue target of interest.FIELDS is a proprietary, real/empirical deep learning protein hot-spot screening technology, with innovative human-in the loop learning workflows for predicting 40+ molecular properties.

    Combining a world-class team with deep roots in the industry, a first-in-class platform, and an innovative decentralized partnership model, Biolexis is creating new medicines with greater precision for rare and unmet patient needs, all with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

    1) Biology, Cancer Biology, Cancer Immunotherapy and Drug Discovery
    As an intern at Biolexis, you will actively learn various laboratory techniques, contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of results to our drug development needs. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support interns in a few ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. During your internship period you will learn and experience various scientific experiments, laboratory techniques, presentation and writing skills that may assist your future career or higher education goals.

    Internship Areas of Focus:

    • Learn, execute and evaluate novel translatable in vitro assays, ex-vivo analysis of samples, safety, biomarkers for Oncology& Non-Oncology programs.
    • Characterize next generation non-clinical models for predictivity of toxicities associated with targeted agents driven responses and findings.
    • Deepen mechanistic understanding, differences of response to targeted agents.

    Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Demonstrated knowledge of in vivo and/or in vitro, immune-oncology assay models, and state of the art immunoassay technologies.
    • Experience with tissue cultures or micro-physiological systems is a plus.
    • Ability to collaborate with scientists from other areas.
    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Working towards a BS or MS degree in Biology, cancer biology, Immunology or Cancer Immunotherapy expertise with minimal laboratory exposure and 1 year experience is a plus.

    2) AMPS - Algos, Machines, People and Science
    We are a (pre)clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class small-molecule precision therapeutics. From our FIELDS™ (Fields Ion Pairs/Hydrogen Bonds Electrostatics Linear Free Energy Desolvation/Polar Scoring) Platform.

    FIELDS uses training and test sets to identify novel fragments of small molecules for any given (un)druggable protein, RNA-based, PROTAC, AUTOTAC, LYTAC and Molecular Glue target of interest.FIELDS is a proprietary, real/empirical deep learning protein hot-spot screening technology, with innovative human-in the loop learning workflows for predicting 40+ molecular properties.

    Combining a world-class team with deep roots in the industry, a first-in-class platform, and an innovative decentralized partnership model, Biolexis is creating new medicines with greater precision for rare and unmet patient needs, all with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

    AMPS Team Areas of Focus:
    - Product / Project Management
    - Software Engineering
    - Data Engineering
    - Machine Learning Engineering
    - Computational Engineering

    Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Typically, a 2nd year in college / university. Technical degree is awesome, but not required. Ideally, we want someone who has coding knowledge and some amount of practical experience eg school or personal projects.
    • Understand the basics of software development in addition to understanding the use of Git and is learning or knows python or similar languages, and /or has knowledge of helpful libraries or frameworks like Pandas / React / Vue.
    • Good to have GitHub profile with personal projects that can showcase some level of technical competency.
    • Able to clearly communicate their work with Scientific, Technical and Non-technical teams.

    Job Description
    Works at the direction of Director Data, ML and Technology and senior engineers

    You will be delivering software, data and machine learning products for our FIELDS Platform, Customer Delivery Apps, and internal and external tools.

    • Duties and Responsibilities may include:

      • Software Engineering Roles

        • Creating front-end UI: 

          • Javascript, HTML, CSS, ReactJS, Streamlit
        • Building application layer and API: 

          • Python, FastAPI
      • Data and Machine Learning Engineering Roles

        • Generation, Storage, Ingestion, Transformation, Serving, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP and Entity Extraction, Explainability and Validation
      • General Technology Skills

        • Working with cloud services (AWS/GCP), Distributed Computing, Terminal / Command Line, Python, bash/fsh/zsh
      • Computational Engineering Roles

        • Molecular Docking Molecular Dynamics, AutoDock Vina Family, CCDC-Gold, Forcefields
    • Things you will gain understanding of:

      • Security, Data and Information Management, Ops (DevOps, DataOps, MLOps), Design and Architecture, UX/UI, Orchestration, Knowledge Graphs / Vector Search, Non-Technical Skills (Communication with Scientific, Technical, and Non-Technical people, Validation of business and product ideas, functionality, features, and solutions, Foundations of Agile, Dev/Data. ML Ops).

    Additional requirements:

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Application:
    1) Fill out THIS application.

    Visit:
    biolexistx.com

    Application Deadline:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.Lehi, UT

  • Locations:
    Please negotiate with provider.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider. We do not fund experiences less than 10 weeks.

    Description: Students often find exceptional opportunities to do mentored cancer research throughout the United States. This application allows students to apply for funding for an opportunity they found on their own.

    Qualifications:
    All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Prior research experience is helpful but not necessary.

    Duties:
    Duties and expectations can vary widely. Students can be involved in any part of a research project: literature review, creation of hypotheses, study development and implementation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation and dissemination of findings.

    Application:
    1) Please follow THIS link to apply.

    Simmons Center Fellow Expectations:

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research, or $600 a week if less than 16 weeks. We will not fund an experience that is less than 10 weeks.
      . The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • Fellows receive an additional $600 travel stipend to help with your travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Application Deadline:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

International Undergraduate Fellowships

  • Location:
    Melbourne, Australia

    Time Frame of Internship:
    10 weeks during BYU's Spring/Summer terms. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.
    *Students may not remain in the country longer than 12 weeks.

    Description: 
    WEHI (https://www.wehi.edu.au) was founded in 1915 and is the oldest medical research institute in Australia. In its 107-year history, WEHI has produced one Nobel Prize winner, Frank MacFarlane Burnet in 1960, and four Lasker Award winners, Frank MacFarlane Burnet in 1952, Donald Metcalf in 1993, Mark Feldmann in 2003, and Jacques Miller in 2019.

    From the beginning, WEHI has partnered with the University of Melbourne (UoM) and is the Department of Medical Biology in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences. WEHI’s scientific staff are honorary UoM academic staff members and all students are enrolled through the UoM. WEHI also enjoys a research relationship with the UoM and all scientists work collaboratively on projects and share scientific resources.

    WEHI currently houses 14 research divisions structured around five key themes: Cancer Research and Treatments, Healthy Development and Ageing, Infection, Inflammation and Immunity, Computational Biology, New Medicines and Advanced Technologies. More than 90 faculty members lead research groups with major research areas in cancer, immune health and infection, and development and ageing and are supported by professional service teams. 1300 staff and students work in a collaborative environment and use interdisciplinary methods to address their research questions. WEHI has a reputation for performing influential research and clinical translation that leads to long-term improvements in disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

    The International Student Program in Research Experience (InSPIRE) was founded in 2016 and is committed to forging new and stronger education and research collaboration links with top institutions. Since its start, it has since developed collaborative relationships all over Asia, and is starting its United States collaborations by partnering with Brigham Young University's Simmons Center for Cancer Research.

    Qualifications:
    WEHI is seeking undergraduate students in the fields of life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, bioinformatics, computational biology, and medicinal chemistry to participate in the program. Students gain research experience in laboratories working in a range of research fields, such as:

    Students will have the opportunity to:

    • Undertake a 10-week program
    • Attend weekly lectures provided by scientific leaders
    • Gain support from other Institute students and participate in social activities 
    • Experience Melbourne and Victoria

    Students are matched to laboratories based on their research interests. During the 10-week internship, the interns are imbedded in a research lab and are expected to contribute to the labs ongoing research.

    They will live with host families while in Melbourne, so they can have the wonderful experience of life and biomedical research in Australia. WEHI aims to arrange all interns to live with a host family during their internship in Melbourne and will coordinate this arrangement between interns and host families. If WEHI is unable to provide this, interns will need to find their own accommodations.

    All interns will apply for an Australian tourist visa subtype 600. WEHI will guide their visa application.

    Application:
    1) Please follow THIS link to apply.

    Simmons Center Fellow Expectations:

    • Fellows receive up to $6000 for 10 weeks of full-time research during spring/summer terms. The fellowship is intended to be a full-time job. Fellows are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. 
    • Students will receive a one time payment of $6000 at the beginning of the fellowship into their BYU account. (*Any outstanding debts on your BYU account will get paid off first when that money hits your account.)
    • International fellows receive an additional $600 flight stipend to help with travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements. 
    • Fellows are required to answer a weekly survey question. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Fellows are required to give a 10 minute presentation during the last week of the fellowship. The SCCR Program Coordinator will reach out to coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts an appreciation dinner for donors and friends of the center. If invited, you will need to attend and prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write another letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Visti:
    https://www.wehi.edu.au/inspire

    Application Deadline:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.

  • Locations:
    Please negotiate with provider.

    Time Frame of Internship:
    Spring/Summer terms (up to 16 weeks). Approximately May 1, 2023 -August 18, 2023. Start/end dates negotiable with provider.

    Description: Students often find exceptional opportunities to do mentored cancer research internationally. This application allows students to apply for funding for an opportunity they found on their own.

    Qualifications:
    All undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Prior research experience is helpful but not necessary.

    Duties:
    Duties and expectations can vary widely. Students can be involved in any part of a research project: literature review, creation of hypotheses, study development and implementation, data collection, data analysis, and presentation and dissemination of findings.

    Application:
    1) Please follow THIS link to apply.

    Simmons Center Fellow Expectations:

    • Fellows receive a stipend of up to $9600 for spring/summer research. The Fellowship is intended to be a full-time job and students are expected to work 40 hours a week in line with the productivity expectations of their mentors. In addition to describing anticipated absences, applicants must list all other planned activities (e.g. additional employment, physician shadowing, etc.) which may require time away from their research, and indicate how they will compensate to comply with the time commitment required for the Fellowship. Fellows may not take classes during their fellowship.
    • International fellows receive an additional $600 flight stipend to help with your travel. It is up to you to manage all travel arrangements.
    • Fellows are required to provide a weekly update. The SCCR Program Coordinator will coordinate.
    • Each fall the SCCR hosts a Donor Appreciation dinner. If invited, you will need to prepare a poster of your research. The SCCR will print your poster for you and cover the expense.
    • You will be required to write a second letter of appreciation to your assigned donor at the end of your fellowship.

    Application Deadline:
    Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 12 a.m.