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Lab Internship (Development, Aging and Regeneration Program) Duester Lab

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Lab Internship (Development, Aging and Regeneration Program) Duester Lab

La Jolla, CA
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children’s diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities.

    Internships at Sanford Burnham Prebys are unpaid opportunities that have great benefits for students interested in a career related to life science. Our internships are designed to provide hands-on experiential learning outside the classroom that connects theories and concepts learned in academic coursework. Here you will find closely-supervised training and opportunities to develop your professional skills along with research experience. You will also get to learn about the uniqueness of an academic research institute. We identify a clear training plan at the beginning to ensure that learning objectives are met.

    ABOUT THE LAB: Our lab is investigating the impact of Retinoic Acid (RA, the active molecule of Vitamin A) signaling in embryonic development. To understand the impact of this signaling pathway on limbs development and body axis elongation, we are using mouse and zebrafish models.

    TRAINING PLAN HIGHLIGHTS: The student will acquire knowledge about embryonic development, mouse model, and genome editing techniques. The student will be trained in molecular biology techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis. Whole Mount in situ hybridization on fixed embryos might be planned depending of the student’s availability and motivation.

    *INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT A CV/RESUME AND COVER LETTER FOR CONSIDERATION.

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate program pursuing scientific course of study.
    • Must be able to participate a minimum of 6 hours per week for 6 months.
    • Experience in a laboratory setting is a plus but not a requirement.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • BE EXCITED TO LEARN AND GAIN EXPERTISE AT THE BENCH.
    • Be self-directed and work well in a team environment
    • Be responsible and possess attention to detail
    • Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion