Student Intern - MODEL-AD Lab

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Mike Sasner, Senior Research Scientist in the MODEL-AD lab, is seeking a student intern to join the lab. The group develops and characterizes novel mouse models for Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Over the course of 8-10 weeks, the internship will focus on generating new models for the MODEL-AD program, with other ongoing projects funded by the National Institute of Aging, the Alzheimer's Association, and the International Neuroimmune Consortium.

About Your JAX Internship Experience
Join peers selected from educational institutions across the country for a summer of professional growth and career exploration. As a JAX Intern, you will receive a dedicated mentor in your department and connect with your fellow interns through JAX-sponsored activities.

The ideal start date for this position is by June 19, 2023.

Key Responsibilities
This position will be responsible for executing a defined project to analyze mouse models expressing humanized APOE variants. In addition, they will help as needed in the lab with other ongoing projects.

Immunohistochemistry, including tissue sectioning, staining, image analysis
Western blots
Perform mouse behavioral experiments
Aide with tissue harvests

Desired Qualifications
JAX encourages applications from a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. Preferred qualifications include:
Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university program.
Pursuing an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience or Biology
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience with databases is a plus.
Experience in a professional setting requiring interactions with a diverse range of personnel.
Experience working effectively in a fast-paced team environment in high volume, tight deadline conditions.
Self-motivation, proactivity, dedication, and drive to succeed and contribute to team success.
Strong interpersonal, professional, and relationship-building skills and ability to maintain a positive and professional demeanor in all situations to effectively work with a diverse workforce.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and nearly 3,000 employees in locations across the United States (Maine, Connecticut, California),Japan andChina. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.

Founded in 1929, JAX applies over nine decades of expertise in genetics to increase understanding of human disease, advancing treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease. It models and interprets genomic complexity, integrates basic research with clinical application, educates current and future scientists, and provides critical data, tools and services to the global biomedical community. For more information, please visit.

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 939141

Posted On: Jun 05, 2023

Updated On: Jun 14, 2023

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