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Overview of the company

Icagen partners with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to offer industry-leading scientific expertise and comprehensive access to technologies for ion channel and transporter drug discovery and development. With over 20 years of leadership in the ion channel field, the Icagen team offers an extensive track record of success in advancing molecules from drug discovery to clinical development across multiple therapeutic areas and ion channel classes.

Announcement received: 09.16.16

Start – Fall semester 2016 ASAP

Aim –Investigate strategies to increase muscle stem cell activity, both proliferation and differentiation, for future therapeutic intervention in muscular dystrophies. Objectives for each student are to gain experience in muscle stem cell culture and master experimentation in the early drug discovery space. Students will gain experience in advanced analytical techniques and skills relevant in assaying cellular biology function.  Completion of these projects will aid student(s) in future academic or industry career paths.

Position 1 - Investigate cellular signaling pathways in isolated muscle stem cells (satellite cells).

The student will learn and perform muscle stem cell culturing and passaging. Multiple techniques will be utilized including differentiation of muscle stem cells, quantification of gene expression via quantitative Real-time PCR, quantification of protein expression via immunohistochemistry, and analysis of high content imaging. Project timeline is 3 months.

Position 2 - Investigate microRNA function in muscle stem cells.

The student will learn and perform muscle stem cell culturing and passaging. The student will utilize transient transfection methods to knock-down and inhibit expression of microRNA's of interest in muscle stem cell culture. Multiple techniques will be utilized including differentiation of muscle stem cells, quantification of protein expression via immunohistochemistry, and analysis of high content imaging.  Project timeline is 3-6 months.

Position 3 - Investigate small molecule modulation of muscle stem cell biology, early drug development.

The student will learn and perform muscle stem cell culturing and passaging. The student will evaluate multiple small molecules targeting signaling pathways of interest. Multiple techniques will be utilized including differentiation of muscle stem cells, quantification of gene expression via quantitative Real-time PCR, quantification of protein expression via immunohistochemistry, and analysis of high content imaging. Project timeline is 3-6 months.

Required Experience

• Cell culture and aseptic technique

For more information, please contact:

L. Charlie Chen (CChen@icagen.com)
Senior Research Investigator
Icagen Tucson Research Center
2090 E Innovation Park Dr
Oro Valley, AZ  85755
Phone: (520) 544-6868

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Announcement received 08.30.16Ms

Job Title: Internship- Research Project,

Supervisor: Ramesh Nayak, PhD., Director of Research

Hours: XXX per week

Background:

MSDx is focused on commercializing In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) blood test products that aid in the diagnosing and monitoring of patients with brain disease.  MSDx refers to this novel approach as the.  This patented technology will enable the development of simple, commercially viable blood test products and services.  

Duties and Responsibilities

MSDx is seeking an intern to assist in assay development project relating the MSDx Complex1 blood test.  This intern will work closely with the MSDx team. Initiatives include:

  • Develop a competency in the pre-analytical processing of blood samples.  This includes producing lysates and performing a protein analysis. 
  • Work on a project that relates to the MSDx Complex-1 assay development.  Develop a competency in running the current procedure.
  • Work to produce a second generation MSDx Complex-1 assay.  This project will include working with new antibodies and reagents. 
  • Conduct experiments to evaluate the first and second generation assay performance.  
  • The deliverables of these projects would include a white paper and a presentation on the findings.  

The ideal intern for this project will have the following qualifications:

  • Appropriate laboratory skills and technical knowledge. 
  • Attention to detail.
  • Pursuing a life science/neuroscience program.
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and eager to learn.

Skills for the job include:

  • Trainable
  • ELISA Experience
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Other:

  • Able to work at least 10-12 hours per week.  At least two days at MSDx.

The above skills and job description may vary based on the activities of the company. The job description is meant as a guide and can in no way be inclusive of all the activities or duties that an intern may be asked to complete. This internship is subject to   pre-employment screening, which includes a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and work history. In addition, a check of names and identification documents is conducted on all interns to ensure they are legally authorized to work in the United States.  For more information contact Marie Wesselhoft at mwesselhoft@msdx.co.

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Job Title: PSM Internship

Supervisor: Marie Wesselhoft and Ramesh Nayak, PhD

Hours: xx  hours/week

Background:

MSDx is a precision medicine company developing blood testing products for brain diseases.  These blood tests provide the doctor with critical data that can be useful in diagnosis, monitoring the response of drug therapy.  We call our patented blood test panel WINDOW INTO THE BRAINTM.

Duties and Responsibilities

MSDx is looking for an intern to assist in implementing our Quality System as we prepare for GLP and CLIA certification.  This person will work closely with the MSDx team. Initiatives include:

Initiatives include:

  • Learn the basics of the MSDx technology and business strategy in order to understand the company offering.
  • Learn the basic entrepreneurial business concepts of a successful diagnostic company launch.  (Sales, marketing, fundraising, regulatory, reimbursement, precision medicine, CLIA lab, lean start-up, and drug /diagnostic development pathway).
  • Gain a basic understanding of implementing a Quality System in a diagnostic company.
  • Learn about GLP and CLIA certification.
  • Assist in writing SOP’s and implementing processes and procedures.
  • The deliverables of these projects would include a white paper and presentation of finding.     

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:

  • Experience in clinical and research laboratories.
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to learn about the diseases and the technology.
  • An interest or understanding of quality and regulatory environment.

Skills for the job include:

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of Microsoft tools
  • Strong writing and communication skills

Other:

  • Able to work 10-15 hours per week. 

The above skills and job description may vary based on the activities of the company. The job description is meant as a guide and can in no way be inclusive of all the activities or duties that an employee may be asked to complete.

For More Information Contact
Marie Wesselhoft
 mwesselhoft@msdx.co

 

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Direct Link:  http://www.academickeys.com/r?job=81200  

Job Title Program Director- Medical Laboratory Technician Program

Department Medical Laboratory Technician Program

http://www.bhcc.edu/academics/divisions/scienceengineeringandhealthprograms/medical

Institution Bunker Hill Community College Boston, Massachusetts

Date Posted July 13, 2016

Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Start Date   Available immediately

Job Categories   Director/Manager

Academic Field(s) Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Position Start Date:    Immediately

Duration of Internship:   8-10 weeks

NOTE: This could become an ongoing part-time position or a full-time applications scientists position.  This is a DAY TIME Position.

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+1-715-383-4298
Sentinel Monitoring Systems, Inc.
Research Loop
Tucson, AZ 85710

Last updated 20 Sep 2016