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Undergraduate Research

The Andre Palmer Research Laboratory strives to support mentored research opportunities for undergraduate students to enrich their academic experience. Each semester the Andre Palmer Research Laboratory takes 4 to 10 students to work in the lab.

Application Instructions:

Please include the following documents combined into a single PDF file in the following order.

  1. Lab Application
  2. Unofficial OSU transcript (Acedemic Advising Report)
  3. One page statement of intent
  4. Resume/CV
  5. Class  schedule for the upcoming semester

Upon completing your application, please email the compiled PDF file to palmer.351@osu.edu . If your application is approved, you will be contacted via email for an additional interview.

Expectations for Working in the Andre Palmer Research Lab

Safety Expectations

Prior to working in the lab, you will be required to complete a set of lab standard Ohio State University Environmental Health and Science training modules: https://ehsapps.osu.edu/secure/apps/Training/Training.aspx. After completing this training you will need to complete a series of in lab training sessions including but not limited to chemical safety, biosafety level 2 (BSL2), chemical hygiene plan, and emergency evacuation. Failure to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), to maintain chemical safety, or to perform safe lab practices will result in termination.

Work Expectations

When starting work in the lab you will be assigned to work with a graduate student mentor on a selected project. You will also be expected to complete several lab activities including general cleaning/housekeeping, process monitoring, and protein purification. Undergraduate researcher volunteers are expected to work for at least 15 hours per week on average.  Work hours will need to be performed in 3-hour time slots at a minimum. During weeks while a lab wide material production is performed you will need to come in at hours determined by Dr. Palmer or the lab manager. Otherwise, you will need to come in at times determined by either your graduate student mentor or the lab manager.  You will also need to notify the lab of any non-emergency absences at least a week in advance. Lab related communication and data storage must comply with laboratory procedures.