Research Postings

Please note these are only a small sample of the research positions available. The below positions are those that our office has been asked to advertise. If interested in applying to any of the following research opportunities, please complete the online application, indicate the position of interest in the Research Interests section, and the Office of Undergraduate Research will connect you with the Primary Investigator/Research Mentor.

 

Current Research Opportunities (Updated 1/3/2019)
Posting Date Position Position Description Department Location Requirements Project Duration Pay Rate
12/3/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Epigenetic cancer research and the role of micronutrients in the progression and treatment of leukemia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Medical Campus Junior or Senior students Ongoing N/A
12/1/2018 God and Politics Undergraduate Research Assistant For the first, exploring the impact of religion on contemporary US political debate and discourse. To what extent can we measure the impact of religious belief on political debates? Fundamentally, can religious beliefs be credible? Can they be used as a source of moral knowledge and thus inform political debate, discourse, and legislation? On the topic of Higher Education, what can be known about the mission of a United States higher education? US colleges and universities are said to be producing citizens, but can education for democratic citizenship be justified as an aim, especially in light of the emphasis on career and technical education? Religious Studies  Gables Campus Undergraduate at UM N/A N/A
12/1/2018 Future of the Humanities in Higher Education For the first, exploring the impact of religion on contemporary US political debate and discourse. To what extent can we measure the impact of religious belief on political debates? Fundamentally, can religious beliefs be credible? Can they be used as a source of moral knowledge and thus inform political debate, discourse, and legislation? On the topic of Higher Education, what can be known about the mission of a United States higher education? US colleges and universities are said to be producing citizens, but can education for democratic citizenship be justified as an aim, especially in light of the emphasis on career and technical education? EPS Gables Campus Undergraduate at UM N/A N/A
12/1/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant conduct archival research on Cuban/Caribbean theater. Modern Languages and Literatures Gables Campus SPA 203 or equivalent preferred. There is also a second opportunity for students in computer science interested in the arts. ongoing $10.00 for students with work study
11/30/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Run research subjects in Spanish and English, administer surveys, take measurements of blood pressure and cortisol Psychology Gables Campus Must be bilingual in Spanish and English N/A N/A
11/7/2018 Research Assistant Examining racial and ethnic disparities in Miami-Dade County's criminal justice system over spring semester 2019. Research assistants will help code data on criminal defendants in Miami-Dade County's criminal justice system.  Sociology Gables Campus Sophomore or above (as of Spring 19), good time management and organizational skills; preferred: majoring in social sciences 1 semester (spring 2019) N/A
11/1/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Run research subjects, learn how to program, data analysis Psychology Flipse Building, Gables Campus 10 hours per week; programming experience preferred minimum 1 year N/A
11/1/2018 Climate Change Undergraduate Research Assistant Analyze climate model simulations and satellite observations to diagnose and evaluate the physical processes of the climate system and their response to human activities. Atmospheric Science RSMAS 1+ year of programming experience in Python, C++ or Matlab; familiarity with Unix operating system environment, 3.3+ GPA 6-12 months $10/hour
11/1/2018 Undergraduate Lab Internship Bioengineering in Diabetes Treatment Diabetes Research Institute Medical Campus Ongoing N/A
11/1/2018 Honors Thesis Direct honors thesis English Gables Campus None 1 or 2 semesters N/A
11/1/2018 Caribbean Cultural Studies Conduct research about culture and arts in the Caribbean Modern Languages and Literatures Merrick Building, Gables Campus 3.0 GPA, interest in cultures and arts, good research and writing skills 1-2 semester(s) Depeds on qualifications
10/31/2018 Deep Learning/Fusion With Interval-Valued Data Undergraduate Research Assistant Adequate representative statistical training data required for reliably learning parameters in ML/AI (machine learning/artificial intelligence) algorithms are often scarce, and when available, they may not be perfect. Interval-valued (IV) probabilities are better at handling situations when 'missingness' models for data imputation are lacking and when one is compelled to harness all available data, including those possessing different types of uncertainties. This project aims to explore how deel learning/fusion networks could be extended to work with IVPs. Electrical and Computer Engineering 415 McArthur Engineering, Gables Campus GPA: 3.5; analytical ability; programming skills. Depends on progress. N/A
10/17/2018 Interdisciplinary Research Our project was recently funded to evaluate the influence of aerosols in exposures to pathogens and harmful algae from breaking waves along the coast. If you are looking to get involved in research and enjoy working in the field and laboratory Resume
10/16/2018 Latin American cultural studies / global studies / Caribbean studies Latin American cultural studies / global studies / Caribbean studies / Colombian studies Modern Languages and Literatures Gables Campus
10/15/2018 The Human Endeavor and Nature Research and writing in the environmental humanities English Gables Campus N/A
10/11/2018 Research in Classics Assist with research and bibliography in Classics, specifically, Latin poetry and Roman Satire Classics Gables Campus Some study of Latin language necessary Flexible N/A
10/10/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Specific interests in Dr. Toborek's laboratory involve studies on the integrity of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and how different pathological conditions can lead to the disruption and/or dysfunction of the BBB.  Several projects are focused on HIV-1 trafficking into the brain. Another area of interest of Dr. Toborek's laboratory is connected to the effects of drugs of abuse on the brain endothelium.  Molecular mechanisms of cerebrovascular toxicity induced by methamphetamine and/or opioids are studied both in in vitro and in vivo experimental setting.   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Medical Campus N/A
10/10/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Learn husbandry of corals and anemone and work with Dr. Traylor-Knowles to develop a project on cnidarian immunity or regeneration Marine Biology and Ecology RSMAS 3.0 GPA, 8 hours a week (minimum), good work ethic N/A
10/8/2018 Brain Connectivity and Cognition Undergraduate Research Assistant Our current projects focus on understanding dynamic network interactions underlying cognitive flexibility in neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism as well as characterizing network and individual variability across the lifespan. Psychology Gables Campus "Psychology or Neuroscience Major high GPA" 1+ year  N/A
10/5/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Opportunity to gain research experience in multiple projects that address psychosocial, biological and sociocultural determinants of adjustment in chronic diseases such as cancer. Studies involve psychosocial interventions, health system-based intervention, use of mHealth and eHealth technologies, and attention to health disparities Psychology/Medicine Both Gables and Medical Campuses Preferred: 2.5 GPA or higher, some intro courses in psychology and research methods or statistics.  Indefinite N/A
10/5/2018 Undergraduate Research Assistant Biomechanical analysis of gait and stair-climbing in patients having undergone different hip replacement techniques Kinesiology Max Orovitz Laboratory, Gables Campus 5 hours/week availability 4-7 months N/A
10/5/2018 Veterinary Clinical Pathology Gain lab experience in hematology, chemistry, and infectious disease of avian, exotic, and wildlife species Pathology Medical Campus Basic lab knowledge; one day per week (9-3pm) 1 semester (minimum) N/A
5/24/2018 Miami Affective Neuroscience and Translational Experimental Enterprise (MANATEE lab) Undergraduate Research Assistant Assist with multiple studies examining cognitive, affective, and psychobiological risk factors for depression and other forms of psychopathology. These projects employ a variety of methods including self-report, behavioral, physiological (i.e. cortisol, skin conductance), functional MRI, ecological momentary assessment and other mobile health technologies. Psychology Gables Campus The ideal candidate will be motivated and inquisitive with exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. Previous research experience or familiarity with statistical programs, such as R, is preferred but not necessary.  9 hours/week for at least 2 semesters N/A