MS&T Downstream Co-Op

  • Opportunity Profile:

      Position Summary: The role of Co-Op Intern is to conduct experiments for the purpose of improvement and / or validation of processes for removal of cells from culture, clarification of cell-free broth and purification of biopharmaceuticals from clarified broth. This includes operation, cleaning, and maintenance of laboratory equipment, preparation of buffers, documentation of experimental results, verification of data, and preparation of reports. Appropriate cGMP/GLP must be followed.

      Location: Syracuse, NY



       Preparation of buffers and reagents

       Perform general laboratory functions of cleaning and maintenance of equipment.

       Perform laboratory experiments in support of recovery and purification process improvement and/or validation studies.

       Submission of experimental samples for testing, and analysis of data.

       Documentation of experimental results in laboratory notebooks, batch records, log books, and development reports as required

      Data verification and document preparation.



      Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, etc: General scientific knowledge including experimental design, execution, analysis, and documentation

      Education/Experience/ Licenses/Certifications: Currently enrolled in a B.A. / B.S. / M.S./ Ph.D. program in Biological Sciences / Engineering.

      Physical Demands:
      This position is a lab-based position which requires appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE). This role will require contact with biohazardous materials such as live cell cultures and other hazardous chemicals including methotrexate, acids, and caustics. Powdered materials and high temperature liquids and solids are also handled. Frequent repeated motions such as pipetting, lifting, bending, twisting, squatting, crouching, kneeling, climbing on step-stools, and reaching is required. This role also requires frequent unassisted lifting (not to exceed 50 lbs). Repetitive use of arms/hands/wrists and grasping is also required. Depending on the work demands, office-based work requires sitting. This position is based indoors and you will primarily be working with others, but also independently and alone at times. This position is a team-based position that may require shift work, weekends, and holidays.

      Work Environment:  Aqueous-based laboratory and office environments