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Internship at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Lausanne (Switzerland)

Start Date Duration Stipend Posted On Apply By
4 Jul'19
2 Months CHF1000 Lump-Sum 21 Dec'18 31 Jan'19
Full time

The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an intensive research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences.
About Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) (https://www.epfl.ch/):
EPFL is Europe's most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer. EPFL works together with an extensive network of partners including other universities and institutes of technology, secondary schools and colleges, industry and economy, political circles and the general public, to bring about real impact for society.
About the Internship:
Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Gain hands-on lab experience under the supervision of an EPFL Faculty from one of our institutes (Brain Mind Instutute (BMI), Institute of Bioengineering (IBI), Global Health Institute (GHI), Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC))
2. Participate in two months of lab work (40 hours/week), Friday seminars/workshops, closing student symposium, and social events
# of Internships available: 25
Who can apply:
Only those candidates can apply who:
  1. are available for full time (in-office) internship
  2. are available for duration of 2 months
  3. have relevant skills and interests
Other requirements:
  1. Must be enrolled in a degree program in biology, biophysics, chemistry, bio-engineering, bio-informatics, quantitative biology, genetics courses or a similar life sciences program and plan on pursuing a career in the life sciences
  2. Basic Life Sciences background is essential
  3. Previous lab experience is a plus
  4. Must be in good standing with a GPA equivalent to a 3.75/4.0 (5.25/6) grade or higher and should have completed at least 2 years of undergraduate coursework by the summer of 2018 (If your university does not use a 4 point scale, then include an explanation of the your grading scale with your motivation letter. Differences in grading scales will be taken into consideration.)
  5. Participants usually come from the top 5% of their class and have some research experience. Their essays show passion and motivation
  6. 1st year master's students are also eligible, but we mostly aim at undergraduates (Undergraduate means the first 4 years of university training usually towards a bachelor's degree)
Additional Information:
1. A financial compensation for living and housing expenses are provided for all successful candidates
2. The majority of travel expenses are covered by program sponsors and the School of Life Sciences. Students are asked to make their own travel arrangements and the SRP coordinator will reimburse the amount once the program starts. In general, up to 1,000 CHF for overseas travel and up to 500 CHF for European travel is covered
3. Housing is provided in the Lausanne area for the duration of the program
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