2024 University Recruiting – Sample Management Intern
Lower Gwynedd Township, PA
The Future Talent Program features internships that last 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our company's Research Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.
Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where our company has codified its legacy for over a century. Our company's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
Our company is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Our company's Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow and will take our company's leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.
Our company's Research Lab's Lab Systems and Sample Management within the Pharmacokinetic, Dynamics, Metabolism and Bioanalytics (PDMB) department is seeking summer interns. The Global BA group at our company provides quantitative analysis of biologically derived samples for all of our company's discovery and development programs.
Learning opportunities for the prospective intern may include:
Becoming familiar with technology used in modern day laboratories that they may not be exposed to in an academic setting and learn how to update/improve pipetting performance
Optimizing the performance of the equipment for specific liquids, labware and volume ranges
Analyzing and interpreting generated data to make data driven decisions
The intern would be introduced and exposed to real world applications to concepts learned in their academic studies (eg. Beer’s Law)
They would learn how to write basic programs on the Hamilton, interpret data, and optimize equipment performance
In addition to laboratory and/or instrumentation skills, the interns will have the opportunity to be engaged in scientific discussion and interpretation of data. The intern student will have an opportunity to present their research results in both oral and written formats.
We are seeking intern candidates at all levels with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment.
Location: Spring House, PA
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program or higher education in the basic sciences or related field
Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies towards a Bachelor’s degree by June 2024
Required Experience and Skills:
Candidate must be able to commit to full-time onsite employment for 10 - 12 weeks beginning June 2024
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Basic laboratory skills and research experience, such as ligand binding assays (ELISA, etc.), basic pipetting, and dilution techniques
Basic knowledge in biology and protein chemistry
Basic computer programming experience
Familarity with Automated Liquid Handlers (eg. Tecan, Hamilton, Beckman, etc…)
Ability to follow procedures and thoroughly document experiments
Strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills
GPA of 3.0 or higher
Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.
Expected salary range:
$39,600.00 - $105,500.00
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Travel Requirements:No Travel Required
Flexible Work Arrangements:On-Site
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