Bioscience

College/graduate level students urged to apply for drug discovery internship in Tucson

May 5, 2006

By Flinn Foundation

For the fourth year, the sanofi-aventis Combinatorial Technologies Center internship program will take place this summer, part of a new biotechnology training program of the UA Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics in collaboration with Molecular & Cellular Biology and Chemistry. BIO5 Institute provides administrative support for the program.

The emphasis is on doing drug discovery work, and internships such as this is one way to gain entrance into the global pharmaceutical culture. Graduate students are the intended audience, although undergraduates will be considered for certain situations. The internship stipend is approximately $3,000 per month for the three summer months.

Applicants must submit the following materials ASAP:

  • Cover letter
  • Copy of CV
  • Letter of recommendation from their advisor demonstrating that the advisor supports the internship experience
  • An additional letter of recommendation from one other member of their committee

Send applications to Kevin Hall, Program Coordinator, BIO5 Institute, P.O. Box 210036, Tucson, AZ, 85721. Questions about the program should be directed to Dr. Thomas Baldwin in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at 520-621-9185.