International Research Experiences for Students in Grenoble, France
2014 French American Workshop student poster winners (right to left): 1st Place – Penn Student Emmabeth Parrish, 2nd Place – Penn Student Eric Rosenthal, 3rd Place – Case Western Student Dhruv Seshadri
The Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks students to participate in the GIANT International Internship Program 2015 in Grenoble, France as part of a collaborative research exchange program on the GIANT campus (http://www.giant-grenoble.org/en/).
Program highlights include:
- A world-class research facility
- Exciting international environment
- Excellent professional development opportunities
- Exceptional setting and landscape
- Reasonable time commitment
The NBIC will support travel and accommodations for a 10-week research exchange during the upcoming summer (May 25 - July 31, 2015). Graduate students from Penn or Alabama State University (our partnering institution) are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding Penn undergraduates who have completed their second year at Penn by the time the program starts (rising juniors and seniors) are welcome to apply.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Research opportunities in 2015 will include placements in following GIANT research centers (non-exhaustive list):
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the world's leading research institutions, and Europe's flagship laboratory for the life sciences. Research at EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.
The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) is the most powerful synchrotron radiation source in Europe. Research at the ESRF focuses, in large part, on the use of X-ray radiation in fields as diverse as protein crystallography, earth science, paleontology, materials science, chemistry and physics.
The Institut de Biologie Structurale (IBS) is a research center in a field that is essential for understanding fundamental biological mechanisms: structural biology. The IBS possesses cutting edge facilities and hosts many visiting scientists and students.
INSTITUTE FOR NANOSCIENCE AND CRYOGENICS
INAC's expertise encompasses nanomaterials, micro-nanophotonics, spintronics, nanomagnetism, superconductivity, nanoelectronics, theory and simulation, biochips, and DNA damages.
At the heart of the MINATEC innovation campus, LETI is an applied research center for microelectronics and information and healthcare technologies. Facilities include a nano characterization platform and 300mm and 200mm lines for nanoelectronics and MEMS, in 8,000 m² of clean rooms.
The Cell and Plant Physiology Laboratory (LPCV) studies the interactions between the various compartments of the plant cell, their fine modulation during the process of cell differentiation and their disruption by environmental conditions. The unit seeks to analyze the functions of plant cells by using multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, but also physiological and genetic studies
Note that it is possible to be placed in labs throughout the GIANT campus; a lab does NOT need to be on the potential project list to be a potential placement option.
- complete the [ application form ]
- request a letter of support for your participation in the 2015 program from your PI or academic advisor
- obtain a copy of your most current transcript (unofficial version is acceptable)
- provide a copy of your resume or CV
All application materials should be emailed to Kristin Field, PhD, NBIC Director of Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your PI/advisor should email his/her letter directly to K. Field.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Program acceptance and laboratory placement will be dependent on students' backgrounds matching the technical needs of the available French projects. We encourage you to apply as early in 2015 as possible.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented participants from diverse backgrounds. We strongly encourage women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.
This program is funded by the IRES program at NSF (Grant #1130994).