We are seeking a highly self-motivated and organized individual to work on a fast-paced interdisciplinary collaborative project in the Traverso Lab at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The project focuses on developing novel biomaterials for implantable systems to better treat inflammatory bowel diseases in research and translational settings. Primary responsibilities include polymer synthesis and characterization, formulation of controlled release dosage forms, in vitro characterization of implantable systems (eg., HPLC, rheometer testing, ELISA, etc.), and preclinical evaluation of the systems in relevant small and large animal models (efficacy studies, pharmacokinetics, and toxicity, etc.). General responsibilities include operating lab equipment, conducting experiments, collecting data, recording and documenting experimental procedures and results, consulting scientific literature as needed, analyzing and summarizing results, and working with a multidisciplinary team of researchers.
B.S./B.A. major in chemical engineering, biological/biomedical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutical science or a field directly related to the work;
Commitment to producing accurate and high-quality data;
Experience of conducting tests following instructions and operating and maintaining technical instruments/equipment;
At least one wet lab experience working in a laboratory environment prior to applying for this position;
Strong organizational, time management and documentation skills;
Excellent analytical skills and strong communication and writing skills;
Proficient with analyzing, summarizing and reporting results;
Willingness to learn new scientific tools and techniques quickly;
Applicant will be trained to perform techniques in experiments, including techniques related to animal work. After sufficient training, the intern is expected to work independently with minimal supervision;
Awareness of basic safety requirements and ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.
PREFERRED (whichever applies):
Relevant experience in novel drug delivery technologies (e.g., micro/nano particles, polymer coatings/matrices, and hydrogels).
Relevant experience with standard molecular, cell and animal techniques, including flow cytometry, PCR, tissue harvest and processing and other techniques as needed.
Relevant experience in polymer synthesis and characterization (e.g., free-radical polymerization, GPC, and 1H-NMR).
Relevant imaging experience, including scanning electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and bright field microscopy.
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