Stem Cell Biology Internship
Are you passionate about pluripotent stem cells and their use in translational medicine? Are you looking to be a part of a department that works on developing cell therapy treatments for Type 1 diabetes, chronic heart failure, and other serious chronic diseases? If so, join us as our new Intern in the Cell Therapy & Formulation department at Novo Nordisk and get an opportunity to work alongside experienced colleagues from many different nationalities. Apply now!
During your internship, you will support our efforts in stem cell cultivation and differentiation. We will provide you with a tailored onboarding program where you will first learn to culture and differentiate human pluripotent stem cells in adherent and suspension cultures. You will participate in the daily work in the laboratory and interact with both technicians and scientists. As part of the position, you will take part in organizing and maintaining laboratory consumables and equipment including stock up of labs. In collaboration with department members, you will be involved in planning, executing, and evaluating experiments aiming to improve our differentiation protocols toward cardiomyocytes. Analytical methods in the research organization include flow cytometric assays, single-cell expression analyses, histology, and various molecular assays.
- Internship period: 6 months (possibility to prolong for 6 additional months)
- Working hours: up to 37 hours per week (with flexible within your exam period)
- Start date: November 2023 or soon thereafter
- Location: Måløv, Denmark
- Internships are remunerated if your educational track allows
- A Danish full-time work permit is required
Students must be enrolled at a university through the entire internship period. The working hours are flexible up to 37 hours a week enabling you to combine an internship with lectures at university, project work, or writing your Bachelor/Master’s thesis.
You are an excellent student who is currently enrolled in your Master’s degree in Cell Biology, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences or a similar field of study. To succeed in this role, you have:
- Good understanding of cell signalling processes and molecular biology in general
- Ability to manage multiple tasks in parallel (with supervision) and have sound personal judgment to make decisions during your daily work
- Well-structured and diligent approach at work
- Outgoing personality with a strong personal drive and dedication
- Fluency and willingness to communicate in English
Preference (nice to have):
- Hands-on experience with one or more of the following methods: cell culture of mammalian cells and specifically pluripotent stem cells, suspension cell culture, RNA/DNA purification, data analysis, and interpretation
We are looking for an intern who is passionate about stem cell biology and molecular assays who can thrive in an innovative environment and bring a can-do attitude. You have a strong work ethic, be a good team player and willing to take responsibility for your own projects and progress.
About the department
You will be part of an international group of dedicated employees, composed of scientists, laboratory technicians, and student workers, focusing on the translation of stem cell-based cell therapies into clinics. Our department has expertise in in vitro protocol optimization and cell formulations and delivery. We take a collaborative approach across disciplines to pave the way for cell manufacturing for clinical applications.
For further information please contact Research Scientist, Karin Lauschke at email@example.com.
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