The Human Molecular Immunology Group intern will be tasked with learning and performing basic cell culture. Core responsibilities will include maintenance of cell lines in culture, uploading data, analysis and shipping of human patient samples, as well as perform various lab tasks such as stocking and ordering reagents. Another large focus of our group is analysis of human IBD patient samples, to which they will be able to contribute. As they learn and prove to be reliable, they will also generate and analyze routine cell based assays including culture and treatment of patient colon tissue, as well as learn other bio assays such as qPCR and western blot analysis as needed.
- Routine cell culture
- Assist with or perform in vitro assays
- Performs data analysis and present results when necessary
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Undergraduate student in good academic standing with a focus in biology, pharmaceutical science, or a related biological or chemical science field (Second or Third year students preferred)
- Students must be legally authorized to work in the United States
- Expected hours: 10 - 20 hours while school is in session; up to 40 hours during school breaks
- Applicants must be highly motivated, self-starters with excellent oral and written communication
- Applicants must be willing to work with human/animal tissues, cells, and fluids (blood)
- Strong interest in Immunology and Gastroenterology
- Previous experience with each of the following is preferred but not required: cell culture, low volume pipette, RNA preparation, qPCR, ELISA, in vitro assays, lab safety
- Lifting boxes weighing 10-20 pounds. Potential exposure to cold temperatures, loud noises, reactive chemicals and possible rodent allergens.