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Intern, In vivo pharmacology (Year Round)

San Diego, California

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Intern, In vivo pharmacology (Year Round)

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Job ID R0015647 Date posted 01/08/2020 Location San Diego, California

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Job Description

OBJECTIVES: 

In vivo pharmacology intern in GI (gastrointestinal) biology division will work under the guidance and mentorship of GI Biology-in vivo pharmacology experts, to support the progression of early stage GI drug targets, characterization of novel drugs, and development of new rodent models of GI disease.  

ACCOUNTABILITIES: 

  • Animal(rodent) weighing, dosing, blood collection and tissue handling/processing
  • Assist with studies of GI function including GI transit
  • Assist in animal surgery (rodents)
  • Perform rodent tissue dissection and preparation of tissue for downstream analysis
  • Performs data analysis and present results when necessary
  • Prepares samples for external shipments
  • Duties may include RNA or protein expression analysis of targets in animals

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:  

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited university for the semester before and immediately following the internship.
  • Undergraduate student in good academic standing with a focus in pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, or a related biological or chemical science field (Second or Third year students preferred)
  • 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 rodents
  • Candidate should have a strong interest and understanding of Gastroenterology Biology.
  • Previous experience with each of the following is highly preferred but not required: rodent handling, dosing by multiple routes of administration, gross and fine dissection skills.

LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • None required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

  • Potential exposure to cold temperatures, loud noises, reactive chemicals and possible rodent allergens.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • None required 

Locations

San Diego, CA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time

Job ID R0015647

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