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Summer Research Intern (Pharmaceutics)

Job ID: 360209
Location: Twin Cities
Job Family: Supplemental Employee
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job Code: 0001
Employee Clas: Civil Service

About the Job:
Summer Research Program in Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Minnesota

Program Description:
The Department of Pharmaceutics has a limited number of summer research internship positions in our laboratories. The successful candidates will conduct innovative pharmaceutical research under the guidance of prominent faculty members and talented graduate students.

Interns will work part-time (up to 30 hours per week) and be paid $16.25 per hour for up to 12 weeks (June through August).

Ongoing research projects currently include:

  1. Drug delivery to the central nervous system to treat Alzheimer’s disease, brain cancer, chronic pain, addiction, and epilepsy
  2. Material science and crystal engineering
  3. Development and testing of pharmaceutical formulations as well as novel drug delivery system
  4. Engineering nanotechnology platforms for the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and brain diseases
  5. Investigating pharmacokinetic behavior of small molecules, proteins, and antibodies.

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Duties of the selected interns may include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other lab members to facilitate ongoing research studies
  • Plan and execute experiments independently
  • Gather and analyze data
  • Calibration and maintenance of laboratory equipment

No academic credit will be granted for this program. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required Qualifications:
1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
2. Currently enrolled in a BS program or equivalent degree program.
3. Interested in pursuing a career in Pharmaceutical research and development.

How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section. Applications must include resume or CV and cover letter (500 words or less) that addresses the following:

  •    Why are you interested in the Pharmaceutics summer research program?
  •    What areas of Pharmaceutics research that interest you the most?
  •    What are your qualifications for this research program?
  •    How do your educational and career goals align with the field of Pharmaceutics research and development?
  •    Unofficial transcript(s)

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

No academic credit will be granted for this program. 

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