Looking for highly motivated students who want to learn while they work in the exciting areas of bioinformatics, computational biology, and systems biochemistry.
In particular, seeking students with an interest in chemistry, biology, math, physics, and/or computer science. Applicants should have a very strong interest (spiritual calling) in obtaining the following types of skills, but prior experience is definitely helpful:
Critical evaluation of primary scientific literature.
Object-oriented and functional programming, especially in Python and R.
Modern codebase tracking with GitHub.
Data structures and computer algorithm design.
Machine learning and data mining.
Applied math especially in graph theory, linear algebra, statistical analysis, and mathematical modeling.
Problem domains in biochemistry, structural biology, systems biology, bioinformatics, scientific ontologies, and omics data analysis.
Linux installation, use, virtualization, and administration.
Our research environment will provide unique opportunities to develop programming, problem solving, and critical thinking skills while working on real scientific problems.
Have a resume ready when you inquire about a position.
Undergraduate Student Requirements
If in a 4-year program, undergraduate student in their 2nd semester freshmen up to 2nd semester sophomore.
Will consider 1st semester freshmen entering with sophomore academic status based on prior college-level credit.
If in a 5-year program, undergraduate student in their 2nd semester freshmen up to 1st semester junior.
High School Student Requirements
High school student in their sophomore or junior year, but no later than the summer before their senior year.
Graduate Research Assistant
We are actively recruiting graduate students from several MS and PhD programs at the University of Kentucky, including: