Intern as R&D bio-engineer

Engineering and/or Technology, Medical Sciences, Natural Sciences
Norway
Horten
Period: 
1 Sep, 2020 to 1 Apr, 2021
Deadline: 
15 Aug, 2020

General information

Duration: 
6 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

The internship is equivalent to a master-level laboratory project. The undergoing master candidate or a recently graduated master who takes part in this project is planned to acquire experience on the development of a point-of-care assay for follow-up of chronic disease via test of saliva samples. The case of study is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and the goal of the bio-assay to measure biomarker levels indicating early alarm of worsening episodes. The project is financed the Oslofjordfondet foundation in Norway, which has universities and municipalities as parterns.

The candidate with clinical chemistry/analytical chemistry/biochemistry background can participate in two of the activities:

  • Investigation of the relevant pathophysiological factors of COPD with analysis of clinical data collected from COPD patients.
  • Conduct ELISA experiments on saliva samples donated from COPD patients. Samples are collected from municipal clinics and partner hospitals.
  • Development of a fluorescence bioassay with functionalized graphene quantum dots onto paper for detection of salivary protein biomarkers (C-reactive protein, Interleukin-8 and Matrix Metalloproteinase 9).
Compensation: 
Financial compensation
Reimbursement costs

Keywords

bioengineering  biomedicine  analytical chemistry  clinical chemistry  
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Independent User B2
Level of Studies: 
Master
Skills: 
Bio-Laboratory experience
Familiar with statistical analysis