Laboratory Internship at Prevention Genetics
The Laboratory internship is a temporary, paid position based in Marshfield, WI for approximately 12 weeks over the summer. The Intern will work under the direction of PhD Geneticists.
- The primary project will focus on examining the impact of novel splicing variants associated with various genetic diseases using recombinant DNA constructs. Specifically, using a minigene plasmid platform.
- The secondary project will focus on retrospectively collecting interpretation information for a future database project for copy number variants. Additional projects may be assigned as company needs dictate and personal interests of the intern.
- Read relevant literature, perform laboratory work, and present findings related to test development.
- The student will have the opportunity to learn about genetic testing including Sanger and NextGen sequencing and array CGH technologies.
- At the conclusion of the internship the student will present their results to the Geneticist staff.
- Undergraduate student pursuing a major in biology, chemistry, genetics or related field.
- Undergraduate student with a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum of 2 years of coursework completed.
- Prior laboratory experience and genetics coursework preferred.
- Hard working, able to work independently, and able to think critically.
- Experience in cloning, PCR, and bacterial culture preferred.