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International Research Experiences for Students in Grenoble, France

Student Poster Winners

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

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The Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC) at the University of Pennsylvania seeks Penn students to participate in the GIANT International Internship Program 2014 in Grenoble, France as part of a collaborative research program between NBIC and the Micro and Nanotechnologies Innovation Campus (MINATEC, http://www.minatec.com/en) in Grenoble.
Program highlights include

  • A world-class research facility
  • Exciting international environment
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Exceptional setting and landscape
  • Reasonable time commitment
  • Cultural and language program and pre-trip preparation

The NBIC will support travel and accommodations for a 10-week research exchange during the upcoming summer (May 19 - July 26, 2014).  Penn graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Outstanding Penn undergraduates (rising juniors and seniors) have participated in previous exchanges and are welcome to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
2014 laboratory placement opportunities include positions with the following investigators at GIANT-MINATEC:

  • Martin Blackledge (project on intrinsically disordered proteins)  
  • Jerome Boisbouvier (project on NMR studies of large biomolecular machines)
  • Yanxia Hou-Broutin (project using an electronic tongue for analysis of protein denaturation)
  • Emmanuelle Pauliac-Vaujour (interests include nanomagnetism, piezoelectric nanowires)
  • Catherine Picart (interests include surface-mediated biomolecular interactions)
  • Patrice Rannou (interests include optoelectronics)
  • Maud Vinet (project on ambipolar MOS transistors architectures)

MINATEC aerial shotTo apply:

  • [ complete the application form ]
  • request a letter of support for your participation in the 2014 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, kfield@seas.upenn.edu. 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 2014 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).


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