Posting Summary: The Department of Pathology within the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia is currently seeking motivated student interns for the summer. Projects will include recoupling D1 receptor by inhibiting GRK4 kinase activity using a live assay and in vitro kinase assay; and use of microfluidics to make uniform GEMs (Global Cell Solutions eukaryotic microcarriers). Also, extra assistance as an engineer will be offered to students for their projects during the summer.
A working understanding of tissue cell culture will be a significant benefit. Applicants needs to be detail-oriented and able to work at least 20-25 hours per week.
These are restricted positions.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Not Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Status as a non-UVA college student or high school student is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Preferred
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Successful completion of at least one laboratory science course in high school or college is required.
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: 1. At least 50 hours of laboratory experience is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to conduct work in an detail-oriented manner.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Working understanding of tissue cell culture in microfluidic chips is preferred. 2. Knowledge regarding the assembly and set up of high pressure buffer syringe pumps is preferred.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access)
Preferred Computer Applications: Knowledge of computer programming is preferred.
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