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Below are available summer internship opportunities of interest to CBB students:

  1. Boston Scientific Internship, Disease State and Technology RoadMapping

    Skills to build: industry experience, exposure to business and entrepreneurship, working on a team, presenting to superiors

    Adapted from Boston Scientific:
    The Disease State and Technology RoadMapping (DS&TRM) Team is a rising juggernaut whose mission is to provide knowledge-driven business strategy and cultivate disruptive innovation for the various franchises within Boston Scientific. This tight-knit group operates like a start-up and fosters a highly entrepreneurial, spirited, and collaborative environment. Projects typically include in-depth characterization and functional modeling of disease states, analysis of healthcare utilization, field research, and assessments of technologies, clinical trials, and intellectual property. Outputs of past projects have included development of novel prototypes, acquisitions, and clinical trial design for new therapies. Our ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced work environment, is driven to learn and produce high quality work, and has a positive, good-humored attitude.

    Our interns are assigned to projects that will develop their clinical acumen, technical reasoning, and business acuity. Interns will be able to showcase their output to executives within Boston Scientific to influence critical business decisions. Potential responsibilities include:

    • Assess pathophysiology; determine novel therapeutic targets
    • Identify and prioritize technology opportunities using engineering first principles, technical requirements, and clinical requirements
    • Review clinical trial history, predict outcomes, and compare evidence between treatments

    Required qualifications:

    • PhD Candidate, Master's Candidate, or Undergraduate Senior
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0+
    • Knowledge base in biology (e.g. anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry)
    • Knowledge base in physics and mathematics (e.g. kinetics, calculus)
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong passion for the medical field

    Preferred qualifications:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Biomedical field

    If this internship opportunity resonates with your current and/or future aspirations, please email Bhargavi.Puppala@bsci.com with your resume and cover letter for consideration by Dec 21.

  2. Elizabeth Rach (CBB PhD Alum) works in oncology regulatory affairs at Janssen (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) in New Jersey; there is a summer internship (June - August) available in Global Regulatory Affairs (GRA).  The job number is 00000W9A and the direct link is (http://jobs.jnj.com/s/GPD2EB).  You can contact her directly at elizabeth.a.rach@gmail.com, or connect to her on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-rach/1/631/84a/en)

  3. Becton-Dickinson Technologies, located in the Research Triangle Park, has five internship opportunities in:
    1. Genomics (#1)bd_technologies_summer_internship_1_genomics_job_description.doc
    2. Diagnostic (#2)bd_technologies_summer_internship_2_diagnostics_job_description.doc
    3. Smart(#3, this one is particularly relevant to CBB students as it involves developing "mobile and web apps with analytics and databases running in the back end")
    4. Smart Devices (#4)bd_technologies_summer_internship_4.doc
    5. RNA-Seq (#5, focus is more on molecular biology, but they are specifically looking for a "PhD student in Life Sciences"): bd_technologies_summer_internship_5_rna_seq.doc

    See the attachments for the specific job descriptions.  Although the opportunities state they are for summer undergrad interns, they are also looking for PhDs to evaluate possible full-time hires (there was a biology student who did one such internship with them last year who now has a full-time job at BD Technologies).  The BD Technologies contact is Kristen Crapnell, PhD (kirsten_crapnell@bd.com), and here is the job announcement email:

    I am contacting you from BD Technologies located in RTP, NC.  BD Technologies is offering summer internship programs this summer 2015.  The position will last roughly 12 weeks starting June 1, 2015, and ending August 21, 2015. Some flexibility with the position’s start and end dates may be allowed to accommodate the candidate’s schedule. 

    If you or your student meets the skills and requirements for any of these positions, please have them submit their CV and cover letter to me (Kirsten Crapnell).  I will then transfer all applications (CV and cover letter) to the hiring manager and they will be contacting those regarding next steps. 

    Please have them only apply for the position if they meet the requirements and relevant skills. 

    Please respond with “BD Technologies Summer Internship {#1 (Genomics), #2 (Diagnostic), #3 (Smart), #4, or #5}” in the title of their email. 

    Kirsten Crapnell, Ph.D.

    Leader, Genomic Sciences

                   BD Technologies
                   21 Davis Drive, RTP, NC 27709 USA
                   Email: kirsten_crapnell@bd.com
                   Work: 919-597-6248
                   Cell: 919-475-0313

  4. The New York Genome Center, a collaboration among multiple hospitals and research institutions in New York City, is looking for a Bioinformatics Intern for this summer.  Here is the posting: http://www.nygenome.org/careers/job-positions/#internships



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