Intern - Research and Early Development - Neuroscience (Graduate Level)


Research Internship

The Position

Start Date: Summer 2020
Work Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: South San Francisco Campus
Length of Assignment: 3 months
Education Level: Master of Science (1st or 2nd Year or recent grad) OR PhD Student (pursuing PhD, not completed)

Department Overview:
The Neuroscience Department is dedicated to discovering fundamental principles related to the biology and diseases of the nervous system and to translating these discoveries into therapies for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disease.
Here are some examples of the projects we have for interns this summer…;
Intern Project #1
Preferred Majors: Molecular&Cellular Biology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Genetics, or Bioengineering
Lab Skills: experience with mammalian cell culture, Basic molecular biology skills (e.g. RNA isolation and QPCR). Experience in macrophage/microglia biology, microscopy, or high-throughput assays would be beneficial but not essential
Project Description: The intern will use an established CRISPR platform to perform gene editing of mammalian cells in culture. He or she will score phenotypes of modified cells using automated micoscopy assays, and will isolate mRNA for QPCR and RNA-seq experiments. The project may involve additional molecular biology, cell culture, and microscopy measurements based on the expertise and interests of the intern.
Intern Project #2
Preferred Majors: Neuroscience, Molecular Biology or related fields
Lab Skills: tissue culture (cell lines, stem cells and/or primary neurons) (including maintenance, cell transfection, fixation), immunocytochemistry, microscopy, image analysis (ImageJ or similar), basic molecular biology techniques (western blot, immunoprecipitation, RNA isolation)
Project Description: Intern will take part in research aimed at better understanding of ALS pathology. S/he will use a combination of tissue culture and molecular biology techniques to further our understanding of TDP-43-associated toxic events.
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