Academia Sinica, the most preeminent academic institution of the Republic of China (Taiwan), was founded in China in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in the sciences and humanities. After the ROC government moved to Taiwan in 1949, Academia Sinica was re-established in Taipei. At present, Academia Sinica is making further progress in improving research conditions and results. Many of its twenty-four Institutes and seven Research Centers are now headed by world-renowned scholars and staffed by highly trained, motivated, and creative young researchers.
The Genomics Research Center includes around 40 full-time members. Their specialties cover a broad range of fields from physics, chemistry, engineering, computation, biology, to medicine. Among the faculties, we have also an excellent team of specialists to support technology development and to increase innovation capacity. These two unique features enable GRC to facilitate advanced interdisciplinary research. In addition to regular research staff, two other tremendous talent pools, Science Advisory Board (SAB) and Joint Research Fellows, complement our research projects or the Center as a whole. All members in SAB are renowned scientists in the world who advise GRC on both research and strategic planning on a regular basis. More than 40 joint research fellows from major research institutes in Taiwan are also a very valuable asset for projects involving interdisciplinary effort.
City: Taipei City (Nankang District)
Internship Department: Genomics Research Center, Biomaterial Genomics Laboratory
The interns will participate in the research activities at the Biomaterials Laboratory, led by Dr. YC Chang, at the Genomics Research Center (GRC), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan. Depending on students’ interests and background, various research projects may be designed and assigned. The possible topics may include tissue engineering, microfluidic design, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing, cell culture, cancer biology, or biomaterials preparation and characterization. In addition, students will join the weekly seminar and activities with other summer undergraduate students at GRC. Students may participate in the local entrepreneurial functions. The program will be wrapped up by the GRC Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at the end of the period.
Number of Opening(s): 1 or 2
Work Hours and Internship Start/End Dates: (Monday to Friday, June
22 –August 14, 2020): 7-8 hours in a day, five days a week.
Work Attire: Casual
Local Language: Mandarin
Local Language Level Needed: Not required
Additional desired intern qualifications: Students who are interested in biotechnology, or medicine as potential career goal would benefit from the experience the most. This is a multidisciplinary team with the background in chemical engineering, bioengineering, bioinformatics, chemistry, cancer biology, medical technology, and medicine. Students need to be able to work proactively in a teamwork environment.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Applicants must be currently enrolled freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and coterms who are undergraduates in all majors, including undeclared. Coterm students must still have undergraduate status. MA students in the Center for East Asian Studies are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must be current Stanford students during the internship period. Seniors must postpone graduation paperwork until the internship ends, but may participate in commencement. For summer graduation requirements, including details regarding enrollment requirements and information about participation in the June commencement ceremonies, students should contact their major department's student services office and Registrar's Office for graduation quarter petition.
Preferably, before beginning their internships, selected candidates should have taken at least one course regarding the internship region. The course can be taken in the spring quarter.
For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.
Each applicant can apply for a maximum of two program-arranged positions. If you apply more than two positions, we will only accept the first two applications based on the time of your submission.