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Company: Zoetis, Inc
Location: Fort Collins
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

RESEARCH INTERN - ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND STRUCTURAL biologyLocation: Fort Collins and/or Boulder, COInternship Summary:The goal of the internship is to elucidate the structural mechanism of action of a cytokine in complex with its receptor(s). The intern will use electron microscopy techniques such as negative staining, preparation of cryo grids, as well as operation of a T12 electron microscope at CU Boulder to determine structural elements of these proteins. Additionally, the intern will be exposed to peptide chemistry and workflow.Internship Job Duties:

  • Design reaction strategies and calculations for complex assembly
  • Perform negative staining experiments as well as cryo grids using a Mark IV Vitroblot
  • Process resulting data using software such as Relion, EMAN2 or Xmipp
  • Fully document work in detail as well as frequently interface to update project strategies and deliverables.
  • Communicate and present data to our internal team.
  • Strong remote work, time management and communications skillset are considered critical.Internship Qualifications:
    • The candidate is pursuing a Bachelors, MS or a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Computational Chemistry, or equivalent field
    • Experience in electron microscopy techniques as well as protein expression and purification are strongly desired but not required
    • Experience with protein-protein binding techniques such as SPR is desired but not required
    • The ideal candidate has taken a class and/or lab at the undergraduate level in Organic Chemistry
    • Experience with basic organic chemistry and safety procedures (experience with peptide chemistry is a plus but not required)
    • Experience in a programming language and HPC environment is preferred but not required
    • Is comfortable with reporting results to an internal teamFull timeIntern (Trainee)ColleagueAny unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

Keywords: Zoetis, Inc, Fort Collins , RESEARCH INTERN - ELECTRON MICROSCOPY AND STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY, Other , Fort Collins, Colorado

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