TNPRC Summer Research Program

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TNPRC Summer Research Program

Location: Covington, LA


The Tulane National Primate Research Center (TNPRC) offers a nine week Summer Research Program to a limited number of undergraduate students interested in biomedical research. The program introduces students to the principles and practice of scientific research.

Successful Program candidates are paired with a TNPRC faculty mentor and will be expected to complete a short research project and present the research findings to faculty and staff of the Center. Students assigned to laboratory-based projects do not have contact with nonhuman primates.

Program openings are available in the following Divisions of the TNPRC: Comparative Pathology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Veterinary Medicine's Behavioral management Unit. Applicants may state Division preference, but will not be able to pre-select. The Programs selection committee assigns students to mentors.


Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Program Date: May 28, 2021 - July 30, 2021 (9 weeks)

Attendance is required for the 9 week duration, only apply if you can make this commitment.

If uncertainty around Covid-19 continues into 2021 we will reassess and inform applicants before the Program's start date May 28th.

Applicant Prerequisites:

  • Completion of at least one year of undergraduate coursework in biology or biomedical related fields
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in good academic standing
  • Motivation to participate in ongoing research projects at the TNPRC
  • Own transportation and housing arrangements
  • TNPRC is in Covington, a small town 45 miles north of New Orleans.
  • There is neither public transportation nor sidewalks/bicycle paths in the surrounding area.


  • Successful candidates will receive $10.67 per hour (based on 37.5 hour work week) for duration of the Program.

Application Process:

All documents should be in .pdf format and addressed to the Program Coordinator

  • The following documents are to be emailed directly to: [email protected]
    • Official transcript(s)- Request the University/College to email directly.
    • Two letters of recommendation- from past or current employers, professors, or peers.
  • Upload the following document to the online application
    • Cover letter outlining career goals, Please include current email address and cell phone number.
    • Resume, including academic awards, significant accomplishments and participation in organizations.

Questions? Email: [email protected]   

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Job No:
Posted: 10/8/2020
Application Due: 4/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time