The Univ. of Kansas Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The University of Kansas
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Learn (and earn) about the chemistry and biology of drug research
May 21 to July 27, 2018
The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the
University of Kansas offers a ten-week program for
undergraduate students to participate in paid laboratory
research. Students will perform independent research under
the supervision of faculty members, applying chemical
principles to problems involving drugs and related molecules.
In Pharmaceutical Chemistry, the emphasis is on promoting
the therapeutic effects of the drug or to minimize toxicity by
controlling delivery of the drug to specific sites of action. This
involves increased attention to physical-organic, physical,
biophysical and analytical chemistry.
Students will engage in a full-time research experience in
close collaboration with faculty members and graduate
students. The program provides an opportunity for students
to evaluate the possibility of entering a graduate program
in pharmaceutical sciences. As a direct result of the
summer undergraduate research experience, many former
participants entered graduate schools and successfully
completed doctoral degrees. Participants receive basic
instruction in laboratory and research techniques including
laboratory safety, effective use of a major university science
library, and instruction in the first-hand use of specialized
laboratory instrumentation of importance to a given research
Who Should Apply
Undergraduates who have completed their junior year by
the beginning of the summer are encouraged to apply, but
highly qualified sophomore students will be considered.
Courses in general, organic and analytical chemistry should
be completed before the start of the program.
The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. Applications are invited from all qualified
people regardless of race, religion, color, sex, disability,
national origin, ancestry, age or veteran status. Applications
from minorities and women are especially encouraged.
Stipend, Hours and Academic Credit
Participants will receive a competitive stipend plus room
and board costs. Students will enroll and pay fees for one
hour of a graduate level course at the University of Kansas
for the summer semester and receive academic credit for
their research work. Excellent recreation facilities and other
University privileges are available to program participants.
Univ of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
Full time
Posted Date: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Apply By: 
Friday, February 16, 2018
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