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Summer Internship Program in
Biomedical Research

Application deadline for all participating NIH Institutes
and Centers is March 1, 2008.

The Summer Internship Program (SIP) at the NIH provides an opportunity to spend
the summer working side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world in an
environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. Students sixteen years of age
or older who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and are currently enrolled at least
half-time in high school, an accredited U.S. college or university or an accredited U.S.
medical/dental school are eligible to apply. Students who have been accepted into a
college or university may also apply. For more information, click here.
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Application deadline for all participating NIH Institutes and Centers is March 1, 2008.
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Descriptions of summer activities designed to enrich the summer internship experience.
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Undergraduate Summer Fellowship Program in Vision
June 2 -August 1, 2008

The application deadline is February 1, 2008

Download the Undergraduate Fellowship Poster pdf

The Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester announces its 2008
Summer Research Fellowship Program in Vision Science. Undergraduates in their
junior year of baccalaureate studies interested in neuroscience, cognitive science,
artificial intelligence, and biomedical science are invited to join the Center for Visual
Science for a summer of supervised laboratory training. Applicants will be selected
based on academic achievements and an interest in pursuing graduate studies in
science. Both US and foreign applications will be accepted.

Our fellowship will cover travel and on-campus housing expenses for non-local
students and provide a stipend of $3462 for a summer of continuous training in a
faculty member's lab. Training will also include an orientation with introductory
lectures, weekly talks from CVS faculty, laboratory demos, a poster session and CVS
picnic at summer's end. Rochester, located near Lake Ontario in western New York, is
an internationally recognized center for visual and imaging science and provides a
scenic and natural setting for a variety of outdoor activities.

Research assistant (forskarassistent) in neuroimaging
Karolinska Institutet

Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society

Department / unit or equivalent:        
The Aging Research Center (ARC)

Form of employment:         
Project employment

Full-time  100%

Time period:         
A 4-year (2 + 2 years) position as research scientist (forskarassistent)

Description of the work group/equivalent
and its work/focus:        
A 4-year position as research scientist (forskarassistent) in neuroimaging is available at
the Aging Research Center (ARC), NVS department, Karolinska Institutet in
Stockholm, Sweden (

ARC is a multidisciplinary academic environment, representing psychology, sociology,
and various branches of medicine (e.g., neurology, epidemiology, psychiatry,
geriatrics). A large part of our empirical activities is based on population-based
longitudinal studies. In an ongoing study (Swedish National Study on Aging and Care-
Kungsholmen or SNACK), a large population of 60+ old individualsis is followed att
regular time intervals. The protocol includes extensive assessment of social, medical,
biological, and genetic factors as well as a comprehensive cognitive battery. A
subsample (n = 552) undergoes structural magnetic resonance imaging at each
measurement occasion, including diffusion tensor imaging. A key project examines how
vascular risk factors (e.g., atherosclerosis, hypoperfusion) are related to white-matter
alterations and subsequent deleterious outcomes (e.g., cognitive decline, dementia).
For further information, see

The term of employment as research scientist at KI is fixed at 2 + 2 years, subject to
evaluation after the first two years. After a positive evaluation an extension will
happen. The employment is according to higher education ordinance.
Area of responsibilities/duties:         Major tasks for the research scientist
(forskarassistent) will be to manage, analyze, and publish data from the brain-imaging
part of SNACK. The person will be working in the interface between epidemiological
and clinical research, with the major aim to detect early brain alterations and to relate
these to previous vascular conditions and cognitive performance. The incumbent is
expected to be an independent researcher, to have extensive hands-on experience in
using and interpreting neuroimaging data as well as relevant software (i.e., SPM, FSL)
and a strong conceptual background. The person will be part of the multidisciplinary
team directing the SNACK project, and act as a connecting player between the
neuroimaging lab and the epidemiological center.
Qualifications:         The qualifications required for the post of research scientist
(forskarassistent) include a doctorate degree or corresponding academic qualification,
research experience in cognitive aging and dementia, and specific expertise in
neuroimaging data management.

Professor Lars Bäckman
+46 8 690 5826
Professor Laura Fratiglioni
+46 8 690 58 26
Head of Human Resources
Ulla Cronfalk-Hernlund
+46 8 585 854 06
Union representatives:         
Maja Stenberg, SACO
+46 8 524 839 05
Anna Aleman, OFR
+46 8 524 866 07
Gunnar Stenberg, SEKO
+ 46 8 524 880 75

Application procedure:         
Send your application, marked with reference number 5048/2007. Three sets of the
following documents must be submitted with your application, and written in English:

- Curriculum Vitae
- Your qualifications and a description of your research plans, listed in accordance with
the Karolinska Institutet qualification portfolio
- A selection of five scientific papers

The regulations of the Swedish National Archives require us to keep records of one
round of applications for two years after the appointment decision has gained legal
force. This does not apply, however, to appended documents that have been printed or
otherwise published.
Application sent to:         
Karolinska Institutet
Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society
ATT: Anna Önnestig
Novum, plan 4
SE-141 86 Stockholm
email: ,
Reference number:         
Last date for applications:         March 1, 2008
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