Coop, Research / BWH Gastroenterology
Company: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Posted on: June 12, 2021
We are seeking a highly self-motivated and organized individual
to work as a cooperative (co-op) education student, part-time, in
the Traverso Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Our research
group consists of chemists, biologists, engineers, pharmaceutical
scientists, and physicians and focuses on developing clinically
relevant solutions to a host of challenges such as infectious
diseases and cancer.
The student will contribute towards developing ultra long-term
and triggerable drug delivery systems, including oral drug delivery
systems that reside in the gastrointestinal tract for >1 month.
Primary responsibilities include materials synthesis and
physicochemical characterization, in vitro testing of materials on
cells/tissues and in vivo analyses in small and large animals.
General responsibilities include operating lab equipment,
conducting experiments, collecting data, recording and documenting
experimental procedures and results, consulting scientific
literature as needed, analyzing and summarizing results, and
working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers.
- B.S./B.A. major in biomedical engineering, material science,
chemical engineering, bioengineering or a related field;
- Commitment to producing accurate and high-quality data;
- Experience of conducting tests following instructions and
operating and maintaining technical instruments/equipment;
- One or two years of prior experience working in a laboratory
environment (at the undergraduate level is acceptable);
- Strong organizational, time management and documentation
- Excellent analytical skills and strong communication and
- Willingness to learn new scientific tools and techniques
- Applicant will be trained to perform techniques in experiments,
including techniques related to animal work. After sufficient
training, the intern is expected to work independently with minimal
- Awareness of basic safety requirements and ability to follow
safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.
PREFERRED (whichever applies):
- Relevant experience in novel drug delivery technologies (e.g.,
micro/nano particles, polymer coatings/matrices, and
- Relevant experience with standard molecular, cell and animal
techniques, including flow cytometry, PCR, tissue harvest and
processing and other techniques as needed.
- Relevant experience in polymer synthesis and characterization
techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) / gel
permeation chromatography (GPC) / scanning electron microscopy
(SEM)/ rheology / differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) / dynamic
light scattering (DLS), etc.
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