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.
- 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.
- Potential exposure to cold temperatures, loud noises, reactive chemicals and possible rodent allergens.
San Diego, CA
Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)