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Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Summer Internship in Bayer

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative biotechnology and specialty pharmaceutical products. We are the sixth largest biotechnology company in the world and the second largest biotechnology employer in the San Francisco Bay Area. More than 2,000 people dedicated to every field of biotechnology - including research, clinical and process development, manufacturing, and commercialization - make up the Bayer family in the Bay Area. We invite you join our family as a Bayer Intern. Begin your career with us.

This internship is sponsored by Global Biological Development - Analytics Development and Support. This department is responsible for analytical method development and assay support for biotechnology pharmaceutical projects within CMC Global Biological Development. Intern will work at the Berkeley, CA site.

The Intern will assist in performing biomolecular interaction assays including binding measurements using fluorescence correlation spectrometry (FCS). This involves working with a Bayer scientist to operate the FCS instrument, assist in protein labeling with fluorophore, and evaluate/report the results. Additional studies may include characterization techniques for proteins and lipid nanoparticles with other laboratory techniques and instruments. Responsibilities include obtaining and preparing samples, performing general laboratory techniques such as buffer preparation, calibration, sample inventory, reporting, etc. Intern must train on and follow the applicable standard operating procedures for the work in compliance with safe laboratory practices. Intern will also be required to communicate technical information effectively by preparing and presenting a review of the work performed and the technology involved.

Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Analytical Sciences, Physical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, or related
• Experience in an analytical laboratory using computer controlled instrumentation, especially spectroscopy. Experience with other bioanalysis techniques and instrumentation is helpful. Particular experience in biophysical analysis of proteins or lipid colloidal systems is an advantage, but not required.
• Must be proficient in computer skills and standard computer software, in particular MS Excel and MS Word
• Candidate should be a team player with excellent communication skills, good attention to detail, and willingness to learn new technologies
• Candidate must be willing to follow required documentation practices for pharmaceutical development

***Resumes received by March 15, 2008, will receive priority consideration.***

Please go online and apply for the position (#6080) at:
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