2013 Undergraduate Summer Co-Ops: Research & Development
Sanofi Pasteur - Swiftwater, PA

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2013 Undergraduate Summer Co-Ops: Research & Development

Location(s): Swiftwater, PA
Duration: July-December, 2013

Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi's press releases and other company information are available at www.sanofi.com.

Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the Sanofi Group, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Our company offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases. We distribute more than 1.6 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Our vision is a world in which no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. Sanofi Pasteur's press releases and other company information are available at www.sanofipasteur.com.

One of the world's leading biotechnology companies, Genzyme is dedicated to making a major positive impact on the lives of people with serious diseases. Since its founding in 1981, the company has introduced breakthrough treatments that have provided new hope for patients. The company's areas of focus are rare genetic diseases, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, and endocrinology. Genzyme is a Sanofi company. Genzyme's press releases and other company information are available at www.genzyme.com.

Discover your future…
Sanofi Group's university opportunities offer exposure to a fast-paced and collaborative environment. Our students work side-by-side with industry professionals, providing an opportunity to make an impact in the lives of patients around the globe. Join us in one of our R&D platforms that can broadly be categorized as: protein therapies, therapeutic polymers/chemistry, biomaterials, small molecules, gene therapies, biological mass spectrometry, protein engineering, pharmacology, and cell therapies. Therapeutic areas of focus include:
-Cardiovascular
-Genetics
-Immune-mediated
-Oncology
-Orthopedics
-Renal
-Transplant
-Vaccines

Responsibilities:
Responsibilities for each position will vary depending on function and current level of experience.
-Work in a team environment to support R&D through the development of novel therapies for unmet medical needs
-Specific techniques may include: aseptic techniques, assays, cell culture, in vitro/in vivo testing, ELISA, flow cytometry, gels, gene and protein analysis, HPLC, liquid/liquid extraction, mass spectrometry and Western blotting
-Learn data analysis, interpretation and scientific notebook maintenance

Requirements:
Basic qualifications:
-Must be currently enrolled as a student in an accredited undergraduate academic program and have completed at least one year of study, with plans to return to school after the assignment
-Working towards a degree in the life sciences with some completed coursework in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical --Engineering, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, etc.
-Basic laboratory experience such as pipetting, molarity and concentration calculations
-Analyze and interpret data, maintain a scientific notebook
-Strong knowledge of MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Preferred qualifications:
-Strong attention to detail and analytical skills
-Demonstrated leadership skills
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
-Desire to work within a team environment

Application instructions:
-Apply online here
-Complete our 2013 Summer Co-Op Questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013SummerCoop

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