Joint Genome Institute (JGI)
The Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) is managed by the Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) to produce high-throughput DNA sequencing and analysis in support of its missions in alternative energy, global carbon cycling and biogeochemistry. This valuable partnership provides UC Merced students with the opportunity to experience research in a national laboratory setting.
Types of Research
Data science will be the emphasis for Summer 2019 projects. JGI will be relocating to the LBL main site this coming summer, which will impact hosting students on site. Students with basic microbiology and/or genomics understanding, ability to analyze large data sets, coding, and some experience with Python will be given priority in the application process.
Program Eligibility and Requirements
To be eligible for selection, each applicant must:
- Be enrolled in a UC undergraduate degree program
- Be on track to receive a bachelor's degree
- Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
- Be able to demonstrate potential for success in a graduate program
- Prior research experience preferred
The following materials are needed to complete the JGI application:
- UROC online application
- Statement of purpose and personal essay, as described in the online application
- One letter of recommendation from a UC Merced faculty member
- One unofficial transcript from the my.ucmerced.edu portal
- Resume or CV
The application process for Summer 2019 will open October 1 - October 30, 2018. UROC will coordinate the selection of scholars with JGI Researchers.
Students can still apply to other national labs through the SULI application.
Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI)