Internship Opportunities

Science Laboratory Based Research Internship

Northvale, New Jersey, United States

Myofrastand Inc has positions available for students seeking winter internship opportunities. These opportunities are full-time positions available from December until Feb. Applicable majors would include:

  • Biology (biochemistry, biotechnology, cell biology, hematology, microbiology, molecular biology or microscopy)
  • Informatics (bioinformatics and image analysis)
  • Statistic (Biostatistic)

R&D opportunities are primarily laboratory-based and are located at our headquarters in Northvale, NJ.

Job Descriptions

The R&D intern program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with a senior scientists and director of research in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting. It is desirable that the intern have past practical experience in operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as computer database, statistical analysis and word-processing skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted significant latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor. Interns are expected to always operate in a safe and efficient manner.

Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS degree in biology, microbiology, bioinformatics, or closely related majors. Students having completed at least their junior year are preferred. A biology intern candidate having a working knowledge of histology and/or image analysis techniques applied to stereology is highly desirable. For a biology intern, it would be advantageous to have a working knowledge of their area of study. Interns will be part of a team responsible for the development of an algorithm of counting in histologic tissue. Good interpersonal, communication, organizational, teamwork and time management skills are essential.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Review and research project background and status with mentor
  • Become proficient in laboratory experiments or image analysis to characterize the mechanismsby which mitochondrial dysfunction causes mitochondrial diseases
  • Participate in all phases of research including planning, preparation, calibration, application, evaluation, data analysis and maintenance
  • Design and conduct experiments, with mentorship guidance, within a defined project
  • Make novel observations
  • Collect and interpret data
  • Draw sound scientific conclusions based on data analysis. The results of these studies, and the conclusions generated, will impact research plans and advancement decisions on the experimental materials.
  • Present project reviews before colleagues and peers

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can foreign students apply for an internship?

A: Yes, foreign students are encouraged to apply; the only requirement is they MUST be attending a U.S. university or college as the school is the sponsor for them to work in the U.S.

Q: What is the timeframe for the internship?

A: Internships begin in December 2019 and end in February 2020. Definitive dates will be established once contact has been made with your research mentor.

Q: When can I apply?

A: As soon as possible.

Q: Is this a paid internship?

A: Yes! Minimum wage applies to this position.

Q: Is there housing assistance?

A: No.
Please read the information available on the intern homepage. The project basics will be unveiled during the interviewing process, with a detailed description following once you join the group.

Q: How is the intern performance evaluation handled?

A: You will have frequent, informal feedback sessions with your research mentor. There is a formal performance evaluation conducted at the end of your internship that is shared with you.

Q: Will I have to give a presentation?

A: Since you will be part of a research team, you may be asked to present at a team/group meeting. These are great opportunities to polish your public speaking skills in a non-threatening environment.

Q: Can my internship turn into a full-time position?

A: Internships will not automatically transition into a full-time position within the company. You would still need to go through the hiring process (submit a resume and interview) once an open position is established. Research experience (i.e. internship) is highly regarded when looking at prospective candidates.

Q: How do I apply?

A: You may electronically submit a resume at your earliest convenience together with your Cover Letter to .
Don’t forget to include in the subject line: Internship.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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