The Keller Laboratory at the Bren School of and Management is seeking 4 – 8 highly motivated undergraduate volunteers to start in October 2010. We have at least four new projects investigating the various aspects of the fate and transport of man-made nanoparticles in different environmental media. The work will be primarily experimental, and the students will be expected to make solutions and suspensions, do sample preparation, use basic lab equipment such as pH meter, weighing balance, UV-Vis spectrophotometer and keep good records of the experimental work. Students should be able to commit to regular scheduled hours, and we prefer undergraduates who can volunteer for a minimum 1 year and will be available at least 8 hours per week during the regular quarters. They may be required to attend lab group meetings and be assigned relevant scientific literature to read. There is the possibility of earning research credits or doing an independent honors project if the students perform well during the probationary period. We prefer freshmen, sophomores and/or juniors majoring in chemistry/biochemistry/chemical engineering/environmental science/marine biology with good GPAs and who are familiar with . This is an excellent opportunity for students who want to acquire lab research experience and are considering going to Graduate School. Interested undergraduates should submit a resume (listing the chemistry coursework taken / in progress) and bring it to Reginald Thio or Milka Montes at Bren Hall 2045 (please slot the forms beneath the door if no one is in). Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview and have to complete a written exercise.
Beng Joo Reginald Thio, Ph.D.
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
2045 Bren Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106