Undergraduate Research Assistant Position immediately available!

 ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute on the STAR Campus at University of Delaware

About the Gene Editing Institute
The Gene Editing Institute (https://research.christianacare.org/geneeditinginstitute/) is located at University of Delaware’s STAR Campus. The Gene Editing Institute focuses on Translational Research & Technology Development and researches the use of CRISPR/CAS gene editing in cancer with a central focus on elucidating the transformation pathways as well as developing innovative technological approaches for studying oncogenesis.

About the position
An Undergraduate Student Research Assistant is needed to work in Animal research to support our pre-clinical data.

The duties include handling and breeding mice as well other tasks associated with the project. Additional tasks could include weighing and measuring the animals, therapeutic dosing and treatment, assistance in surgeries, and tissue dissections.

As the study progresses, there may also be an opportunity for molecular biology benchwork and cell culture as part of the project’s overall workflow.

Work hours and lengths are flexible, but the assistant is expected to work approximately 10 – 15 hrs per week depending on the research needs each week. Importantly, the assistant is anticipated to work through the summer and winter sessions. The assistant will be trained and supervised directly by the senior personnel in the lab. Candidates should have reliable transportation to both the STAR campus and main campus at University of Delaware.

About the qualification
Sophomores and juniors majoring or minoring in Biology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Chemistry, Animal Science, or related fields, who are maintaining good grades, and have taken introductory laboratory courses, are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to have good organization and communication skills, show positive attitudes, and work well independently as well as with others.

About application
Send a resume which summarizes your academic standing and relevant course work, work experience, interest in the position, and two names of referees with contact information via email to Senior Research Scientist Steven Yang (steven.yang@christianacare.org) or Staff Scientist Nicole Haas (Nicole.Haas@christianacare.org).

Free Tutoring for CANR Students

AGcelerate is hosting tutoring sessions for MATH 221 and CHEM 103 just for CANR students. For the rest of the fall semester, these sessions will be held on Wednesday afternoons from 3:30pm – 5:00pm in room 049 of Townsend Hall. Present will be tutors from UD’s Academic Enrichment Center that specialize in these two courses. The tutoring is free and AGcelerate will also have some munchies to help you focus!

Please stop by if you need some academic assistance in these two courses!

Plastino Scholars

Looking for a way to bring your academic, social justice, or personal passions to life? University of Delaware students are encouraged to apply for a David A. Plastino Scholar Award, a study grant that provides funds that make a transformational difference in the lives of selected Plastino Scholars by enabling them to pursue a passionate interest to a degree not otherwise possible during the academic year.

The Plastino Scholars Program was established in 2007 by a gift from UD alumnus David A. Plastino to help outstanding UD undergraduate students realize their dreams by supporting them in self-designed, off-campus learning experiences that create a difference in their lives and in the lives of others.

The program awards study grants to selected undergraduate students who exhibit extraordinary talent, promise, and imagination. Any undergraduate student may apply provided that, at the time of application, he or she is enrolled for at least twelve semester hours and has not completed more than five semesters. For the 2022 Plastino Scholar cycle only, graduating seniors may apply so long as their Plastino experience is completed before the end of 2022.

Applicants must submit a 250-word abstract, a project narrative of no more than 5,000 words, two letters of recommendation, and a detailed project budget by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2021. Students can visit the program website to watch a PowerPoint introduction, begin their application and learn more: https://www.cas.udel.edu/plastino-scholars

Office of Academic Enrichment

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The Office of Academic Enrichment has resources available to help those who are struggling academically, as well as those who are successful and looking for ways to sharpen their academic skills.

Tutoring Services

  • Individual Tutors: available for scheduled one-on-one appointments, using the Blue Hen Success (BHS) platform.
    • Specific class details, subjects and tutor availability can be searched in BHS.
    • Standard peer tutoring rates are $12 for undergraduates and $15 for graduate-level support.
  • Free Drop-in Tutoring: no appointment necessary; first-come, first-served.
    • Drop-in tutoring begins September 12th
    • Drop-in tutoring is available Sunday – Friday, the schedule will be posted online.
    • Tutors are listed by subject and class (details posted on the online schedule).
  • Study Group Support: upon request, free tutors will join small private study groups of 3-6 students. The tutors can help the group review material and prepare for exams.
    • Students are expected to create and organize their own study group; one member makes a request on behalf of the group (requires 10 days’ notice).
  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS): a series of ongoing weekly study sessions for students taking targeted courses. Provides a learning opportunity for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.
    • Study sessions are offered up to 3 times/week: students will review concepts, practice material, and prepare for exams (specific session details are on the website).
  • TutorFind Directory: Students are encouraged to visit these tutor profiles to learn more about tutors’ backgrounds/experience. Includes photo, major, subject specialties and much more.
  • Tutor Hiring: The OAE hires year-round. Position details and application on website.

Academic Support

  • Academic Coaching: individual appointments to help students assess their current strategies/approaches to their classes. A holistic approach explores academic and any non-academic challenges students may be facing. Appointments can be made in Blue Hen Success.
  • Coaching Drop-ins: Five days a week, coaches have hours set aside to work with students who have questions about finding effective strategies for their academic challenges (schedule posted on webpage).
  • Self-guided Workshops: detailed time management/study skills workshops that students can read through at their own pace. Each includes a Putting it into Practice piece for students to complete a task which the professor can then review.
  • Scheduled, live workshops (Zoom): A schedule of workshops covering a range of academic skills topics can be found on the website.