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The Boeckh lab is seeking an undergraduate intern to learn about operations of the Infectious Disease Sciences Biospecimen Repository, a valuable resource that includes more than 300,000 biospecimens spread across 20+ freezers that have been collected over a 40-year period.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively as part of a team to process and add new research samples, maintain and improve organization within the repository and respond to investigator requests. With interest and experience in our lab, the individual may assist with additional opportunities in research. This position offers exposure to faculty and staff across a broad range of careers in clinical and laboratory research and is an excellent opportunity for anyone considering a future in clinical or lab-based research or medicine.
Ideal candidates will be available for 10-12 hours per week for an internship that will last 6 months. This position is open only to members of the MESA program at Seattle Central College.
Interns will receive training in:
Must have a high school diploma or GED, with an interest in laboratory or clinical research and healthcare. Candidates must be enrolled in the MESA program at Seattle Central College and will have completed at least one year of coursework, including basic biology and chemistry. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential. The ideal candidate will by highly motivated and derive satisfaction from creating order out of disorder.
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Access) and effective verbal and written communication skills are also desired.