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QUIP

The Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) offers employers an opportunity to hire interns for a 12-16 month period.  During the internship, students will have the chance to apply the knowledge and skills they have been gaining through their classroom and co-curricular experiences at Queen’s, while making a valuable contribution to your organization.

  • Internships are 12 to 16 month, paid, professional work experiences
  • Students are eligible to participate after completing their 2nd or 3rd year of undergraduate studies
  • The program is open to students from Engineering, Computing, and Arts & Sciences

You can apply for QUIP here.

Current Available QUIP positions:


 

  • Environment and Climate Change Canada is hiring an Assistant Evaluator to start in Jan 2020.
  • Job tasks include:
      1. Literature searches, maintenance of reference libraries, data tabulation, data extraction, use of modelling programs to generate data, systematically evaluating the quality and robustness of literature (including studies from journals or those submitted by industry), data analysis, and drafting summaries of this information.
      2. The types of information considered in an ecological risk assessment include physical and chemical properties, industrial uses, environmental fate and persistence, bioaccumulation potential, ecotoxicity, environmental releases, environmental concentrations, and characterization of risk.
      3. This is not a lab position.
    1. This position is targeted to students in ecotoxicology, environmental sciences, chemical toxicology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry.
    2. They are looking for qualifications such as knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Closes on September 10, 2019
Stemcell TechnologieMolecular/Genomics Co-OP Student  to start on January 20, 2020 This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Bioinformatics/Genomics team within the Research and Development department. As a co-op student, your project(s) will relate to the testing and development of molecular and genomics tools within the company. You will be required to perform experiments determining the feasibility of assays utilizing Next Generation Sequencing technologies. You will also spearhead projects testing a range of molecular biology reagents, optimizing new protocols and applications to aid in the development of these products.  Knowledge and understanding of molecular biology and genomics. Experience in lab techniques including PCR, DNA extraction, and Next Generation Sequencing is highly desirable Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell TechnologiesHematopoietic Cell Culture Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Hematopoietic Products team within the Research and Development department. This position is aimed at candidates with a strong interest in hematology and developmental biology. As a co-op student, your project(s) will relate to improving existing methods and/or developing new methods for culturing human blood stem and progenitor cells to obtain mature red blood cells. You will maintain primary cultures of human cells and optimize protocols and/or media formulations for the expansion of such cultures. Expansion and phenotype of these cells will be monitored and the cells will be characterized using a variety of techniques including but not limited to flow cytometry, histology, qPCR, and other biological or analytical assays.

Knowledge and understanding of pluripotent stem cell biology and immunology. Experience in laboratory techniques including mammalian cell culture, flow cytometry, and/or gene editing is highly desirable.

Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies, Immune Cell Celture Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12-month co-op position working with the Immune Cell Culture team within the Research and Development department. As a co-op student, your project will relate to the development of media and supplements for differentiation and expansion of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) to T lymphocytes. A culture system for the differentiation of hPSCs to hematopoietic (blood cell) progenitors and subsequently to T cells will be optimized using existing methods. The optimization of protocols for such cultures will be required to achieve maximal differentiation and expansion of T cells. Various media formulations will be developed and tested to achieve optimal differentiation of hPSCs to T cells. For validation, in-vitro generated T cells phenotype will be analyzed by both flow cytometry for T cell specific markers and functionality will be assessed by T cell proliferation assays and quantification of cytokine production. Additionally genome editing with CRISPR-Cas9 to modify hPSCs prior and/or during differentiation will be explored. Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies Intestinal Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12-month co-op position working with the Intestinal team within the Research and Development department. The objective of this project will be to develop methods and gather data for the use of intestinal organoid cultures in drug development and toxicity testing. Organoid cultures are a cutting edge cell-culture technique that helps bridge the gap between basic and translational research. The co-op project will be to grow and maintain human biopsy and hPSC-derived intestinal organoids as both 3D and 2D cultures. The student will then assist in developing and testing protocols to conduct toxicity screening on these cultures using a selection of chemicals and pharmaceuticals. This screening will include analysis using a number of different approaches, including measuring cell death, immune and cellular stress responses, epithelial barrier function and cell proliferation. 

Knowledge and understanding of cell biology and common biotechnology techniques such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry. Experience in aseptic cell culture and/or flow cytometry (an asset)

Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies, Mammary and Prostate/Pancreatic Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12 month co-op position working in the Cell Separation Group within the Department of Research and Development. This position is aimed at candidates with a strong interest in immunology, to assist with the validation of immunomagnetic and immunodensity cell separation methods to isolate specific cell types from human and mouse tissue samples. As a co-op student, working within a collaborative and dynamic team, your project will relate to the testing of various cell separation parameters on the effectiveness of the isolation of specific cells. Efficacy will be assessed by several different methods, including, but not limited to, flow cytometry and various biological or analytical assays.

Experience in laboratory techniques such as tissue processing, cell counting, cell isolation, immunomagnetic cell separation, flow cytometry, aseptic cell culture is highly desirable.

Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies, Mouse Immunology Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

 

This is a 12 month co-op position working in the Cell Separation Group within the Department of Research and Development. This position is aimed at candidates with a strong interest in immunology, to assist with the validation of immunomagnetic and immunodensity cell separation methods to isolate specific cell types from human and mouse tissue samples. As a co-op student, working within a collaborative and dynamic team, your project will relate to the testing of various cell separation parameters on the effectiveness of the isolation of specific cells. Efficacy will be assessed by several different methods, including, but not limited to, flow cytometry and various biological or analytical assays. Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Myogenic Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12 month co-op position working with the

Myogenic team within the Research and Development department. As a co-op student, your project(s) will relate to developing products to support research in human stem cell derived cardiomyocytes.

Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Quality Control Cell-Separation Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is an 12-month co-op position where the Co-op student will participate and support activities related to QC testing, scheduling, metrics, and management of investigations and quality commitments.  Some working knowledge of laboratory testing and safety procedures.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Process Development Media Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Media team within the Process Development department. Process development is a science based group that manufactures large scale cell culture media, investigates product non-conformance, designs and conducts experiments to set in-process specifications of materials, optimizes manufacturing processes, and performs general support work for other departments.  Knowledge and understanding of cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related engineering discipline.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Process Development Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Analytical team within the Process Development department. As a co-op student, you will provide analytical support to various projects. You will be responsible for carrying out routine analytical assays, as well as developing and validating new assays on instruments such as HPLC and GC.  Knowledge and understanding of analytical chemistry is preferred .
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Contract Assay Services Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12-month co-op position working with the Contract Assay Services (CAS) team within the Business Operations (BOP) department. CAS is a contract research organization offering preclinical drug discovery assay services using STEMCELL Technologies’ specialized media and reagents. As a co-op student, your project(s) will support the CAS team in the execution of standardized and customized experimental studies for pharmaceutical/biotech clients. Experience in mammalian cell culture is required; experience with colony morphology identification, flow cytometry and immunological techniques is highly desirable.  
Closes on September 15, 2019

Zymeworks Antibody Generation Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020


 
We are currently seeking a co-op student to join the Antibody Generation team and will be responsible for supporting experimental tasks related to antibody discovery.  The Co-op Student will frequently be challenged to critically analyze results, and contribute to the Zymeworks team effort to create best-in-class therapeutics. This position reports to the Associate Scientist in Antibody Generation and will be based in Vancouver, BC.  Must be comfortable to liaise with various resources across departments, not afraid to share your ideas, to take ownership or accept feedback - after all that's how we learn. Build periodic presentations that highlight and outline major successes, challenges, and milestones.   Experience with Business Intelligence (BI) tools a plus, specifically building machine learning algorithms/workflows to predict future outcomes in a business setting.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Zymeworks Protein Engineering Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
We are currently seeking a co-op student to join the Protein Engineering laboratory team. The successful candidate will support experimental studies and tasks related to the production, purification and characterization of recombinant proteins, critically evaluate results, and contribute to the team effort to create best-in-class therapeutics.  Experience with mammalian tissue culture. Knowledge of hybridoma generation. Knowledge of high-throughput antibody generation screening, including ELISA, FACS, FMAT or equivalent.
 

Stemcell Technologies, Neural Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Neural team within the Research and Development department. The objective of the project is to generate new technologies to differentiate and maintain neural crest cell types derived from human pluripotent stem cells. Due to the difficulty in obtaining human neural tissue for study, the ability to generate relevant human neural cells in culture has become an important tool for studying development and neurological disease. During the term, the Co-op student will work with scientists to test technologies for expansion of neural crest cell, and protocols for differentiation of neural crest cells to multiple downstream lineages, including peripheral neurons, schwann cells, chondrocytes, and osteoblasts. The student will work alongside scientists to design and conduct experiments and analyze the results. They will be expected to become highly proficient in aseptic cell culture and other general laboratory techniques. Furthermore, the student will evaluate media from established protocols independently while making modifications to media formulations based on experimental findings. The student will analyze cultured cells using methods such as immunostaining and flow cytometry. It is expected that the student will maintain and document all experimental results in a laboratory notebook and present data at relevant meetings.  Knowledge and understanding of cell biology and common biotechnology techniques such as qPCR and immunocytochemistry.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Cell Separation Particle Chemistry Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Particle Chemistry team supporting the Cell Separation group within the Research and Development department. This project is aimed at candidates with a strong interest in immunology to assist with the validation of immunomagnetic and immunodensity cell separation methods to isolate specific cell types from human and mouse tissue samples. As a co-op student, working within a collaborative and dynamic team, your project will relate to the testing of various cell separation parameters on the effectiveness of the isolation of specific cells. Efficacy will be assessed by several different methods, including, but not limited to, flow cytometry and various biological or analytical assays.  Experience in laboratory techniques such as biological sample processing, cell counting, cell isolation, immunomagnetic cell separation, multicolour flow cytometry, aseptic cell culture, fluorescent microscopy, and/or cell based functional assays is highly desirable.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Particle Chemistry Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12 month co-op position’ to work with the Particle Chemistry team within the Research and Development department. As a co-op student, your project(s) will relate to the synthesis, method optimization and characterization of new materials as intermediates for nanoparticle development.  Assets for this position include: Strong understanding of chemistry principles, hands-on experience in organic or nano-particle synthesis, and characterization using different analytical techniques.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Pluripotent Stem Cell Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020 This is a 12 month co-op position working with the Pluripotent Stem Cell team within the Research and Development department. As a co-op student, your project(s) will relate to improving existing methods for culturing human pluripotent stem cells and/or developing new methods for expanding these cells. You will be required to culture different human pluripotent stem cell lines and optimize protocols and/or media formulations for the expansion of such cultures. The cells will be maintained long-term in expansion cultures for phenotype and genotype analysis by different techniques (e.g. flow cytometry, immunocytochemistry, qPCR).  Knowledge and understanding of cell biology and common biotechnology techniques such as flow cytometry and immunocytochemistry. Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies, Recombinant Molecules & Antibodies Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

This position is an 12-month Coop position in the Recombinant Molecules and Antibodies Team within the Research and Development Department and offers an opportunity to experience working in a highly collaborative team-based environment at a premier Canadian biotechnology company.   Assets for this position include: knowledge of eukaryotic cell culture, column chromatography and a background and interest in protein biochemistry.
Closes on September 15, 2019

Stemcell Technologies, RND Operations Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020

The R&D Operations Co-op Student would be responsible for supporting R&D Program Associates/Coordinators in helping facilitate the delivery of the goals, milestones and related operational activities to drive results forward for the assigned product line(s) within the program. Working closely with the Program Associates/Coordinators, this role provides program management support in planning, coordinating, documenting and executing the program’s tactical operations.  Working towards a bachelor's degree with an interest in biology/life sciences.
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Quality Control Master Cell Bank Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is an 12-month co-op position where the Co-op student will participate and support activities related to QC testing, scheduling, metrics, and management of investigations and quality commitments.  Some working knowledge of laboratory testing and safety procedures.
 
Closes on September 15, 2019
Stemcell Technologies, Quality Control Operators Co-Op Student to start on January 20, 2020
This is a 12-month co-op position where the Co-op student will participate in the inspection and release of raw materials, instrumentation and finished products within the Quality Control department.  Working towards a bachelor's degree.
Closes on September 15, 2019