P3 Research Assistant Internship
Each year, the PhARM Program recruits up to three University of Texas at Austin P2 College of Pharmacy students for a year-long (May to August) internship to take place in their P3 year. Selected P3 PhARM RAs will assist PhARM colleagues in conducting their research and meeting project deliverables. Additionally, RAs will lead their own project, with the goals of presenting project findings at a national conference for poster presentation and writing a manuscript. RAs will work remotely, ~5-10 hours per week (flexible to meet school needs) and be paid $20 per hour.
Recruitment will begin in January 2024 and selected candidates will be asked to interview with the internship supervisors in February 2024. Online applications will be accepted from January 12 - 28. All application materials must be received by January 28, 2024 at 5:00 PM CST. No applications will be considered after this date / time.
Lucas Hill, PharmD
Lindsey Loera, PharmD
Jennifer Bosworth, PharmD
Q. Do I have to be in the Austin region to apply?
A. No! Any region is acceptable, we work from home.
Q. I don't have research experience... can I still apply?
A. Yes! Prior research experience is not required.
Q. What specifically will weekly tasks look like?
A. Attending a recurring 12pm Monday PhARM meeting each week. Other responsibilities depend on the specific projects underway at that time. Examples of possible duties includes: literature searching, writing summaries, journal club presentations, creating Qualtrics surveys, data cleaning, assisting with IRB submissions, developing abstracts for conferences, assistance with manuscript development, etc. No matter what the duties are, thorough explanation, guidance, and mentorship will be provided beforehand.
Q. Do RAs have autonomy to create the research project they will lead?
A. To an extent. The research the PhARM Program conducts must meet the deliverables of our funded contracts. Dr. Hill and Dr. Loera typically compile a list of potential options and allow RAs to select what they are most interested in.