Histology & Pharmacology

Cambridge, MA, US
Oct 18, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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The co-op student will work closely with pharmacology scientists to execute experiments to assess the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases in animal models using histological and immunohistochemical methods The student will help design, perform, and analyze in vivo experiments in rodent brains using histological endpoints. The student will learn to run automated immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization equipment and conduct image
analysis on brain sections from studies aimed at assessing efficacy of novel treatments in rodent models of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Students will also have the opportunity to learn in vivo techniques (rodent handling, dosing, tissue collection, etc) as well as biochemical endpoints (ELISA) if interested.

We are seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented student with good communication skills.

Experience with one or more of the following skills is preferred but not required:

  • Immunohistochemistry, histology or microscopy
  • tissue sectioning - frozen or paraffin
  • paraffin processing/embedding
  • Prior experience with neuroanatomy, biochemistry or animal handling preferred, but not required

Transportation: (please provide directions to your office by car and by public transportation from
Northeastern University).

Public Transportation: Walk to Massachusetts Ave @ St. Botolph St; Take CT1 to Central Square; Walk to Massachusetts Ave @ Sidney St; Turn right onto Sidney Street and walk to 200 Sidney Street; AbbVie is
on the 2nd floor.

  • Completed at least one year of college education before beginning internship
  • Must be enrolled in school the semester following your internship
  • BS/BA student
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0/4.0
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis without requiring sponsorship
  • School and/or work experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoin t