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2024 University Recruiting - Discovery Oncology Co-op

Job Description


The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research & Development Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.


Our company's oncology discovery team is seeking motivated and technically skilled students majoring in the biological sciences or related discipline for co-op roles. The student should have strong interest in cancer research and learning about oncology drug discovery. Successful candidates will be able to work independently and will also be expected to proactively collaborate with colleagues.

The co-op will work with a scientific mentor to develop and carry out biochemical, and/or cell-based assays to characterize new therapeutics targets and potential therapeutic molecules. Techniques used may include isolation of immune cell subsets, primary and cancer cell line culture, proliferation assays, and flow cytometry. This project has the potential to identify new targets/pathways for oncology therapy.

Responsibilities of the oncology discovery co-op may include:

Design, execute, interpret, and report in vitro experiments.

Assist in developing, executing, and troubleshooting new cell assays.

Communicate data clearly and concisely to teams and stakeholders.

Monitor, review, and critically interpret published work to guide your own research.

Collaborate with members from other functional areas, including medicinal chemistry, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology, and genetics.

Required Education and Skills:

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a minimum of a BS/BA degree in biological sciences or a related discipline.

Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (6) consecutive months beginning in early to mid-2024.

Candidates must be enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university.

Candidates must have a strong desire to develop knowledge of oncology drug discovery.

Candidates must have experience with basic lab procedures: pipetting, solution preparation, plate assays.

Candidates must have experience with basic mammalian cell culture.

Candidates must have demonstrated ability to perform accurate data analysis


Preferred Experience and Skills:

Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, including preparation of lab reports and presentations.

Candidates should have strong attention to detail.

Candidates should have prior research experience.