Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference!
We are currently seeking several interns for a small summer program for 3 different labs at Fred Hutch:
1. The Lund lab, which seeks to understand the basic mechanisms of immunity to viral infections, is recruiting a student from PLU to intern for the summer and assist with basic laboratory maintenance and research. This may include:
2. The McElrath lab is a research and development laboratory within the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Division (VIDD) and HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC). Our laboratory is one of many that strive to find a vaccine against the HIV-1 virus. Internship duties may include:
3. The Holland Lab's research focuses on using a system of postnatal gene transfer to study brain cancer formation in model systems, providing a model for the development of gliomas and medulloblastomas; demonstrating that stem cells are more sensitive to changes that can lead to cancer, providing clues to cancer development and its ability to evade treatment; and demonstrating the activity of a protein called Akt is elevated in human glioblastomas—a finding that provided major insights into the development of this cancer. Skills that will be demonstrated, taught and/or practiced are as follows:
Qualifications for each opening:
The intern must be entering junior or preferably senior year and have declared biology as a major at Pacific Lutheran University. This internship requires that you have completed at least three biology wet lab courses with emphasis on pipetting, PCR, recording in a lab notebook, proficient in MS Office programs and you are interested in research as a future career. The intern must have scientific curiosity, be highly motivated, and have the desire to learn and work in a hands-on environment. The intern must be able to work at least 3 consecutive days per week, and be reliable, on time, attentive to detail, organized, and have the ability to follow directions and take instruction and correction.
How to Apply
Application will remain open until filled. To apply for the position, simply click on the link below:
Please read this page completely and carefully before contacting us. For questions about the program or application process, please contact: Scott Canavera, Internship Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest!