Phase1, Oncology Research Trainee (3 positions)Orion Oyj
Phase1 is Orion's paid trainee program for university and university of applied sciences students. The program brings together a large group of trainees from different disciplines. In addition to summer jobs, the program offers various events, networking with other trainees and Orionees, and group mentoring to support your career! Could this be the first phase of your Orion career? For more information about the Phase1 trainee program and the application process, please visit Orion's website.
Description of the positions
The three research teams at Oncology Research - Antibody Drug Conjugates, Cancer Genomics and Immuno Oncology - are looking for highly motivated students with strong background in cell biology to work as a Phase1 R&D-trainee during summer of 2023. You will support early stage drug discovery as a part of a unit focusing on target identification, validation and mechanism of action studies. You will do hands-on laboratory work such as mammalian cell culture and related biology/molecular biology assays, as well as participate in daily laboratory maintenance under supervision of scientists and experienced research assistants. You do not necessarily need knowledge in Finnish for this task. There are three positions in total in Oncology research (one in each research team), and they are all placed in the research laboratories in Turku.
Description of the units
The Antibody-Drug Conjugates team’s role is to identify and validate therapeutic targets and actively develop and characterise Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) utilising biochemical, cellular, and in vivo methods. ADCs are innovative biopharmaceutical products in which a monoclonal antibody is linked to a small molecule drug with a linker.
The Cancer Genomics research team utilises genomic data from databases, cancer models and patients in the discovery of novel cancer vulnerabilities that guide target identification. We have broad technological capabilities and utilise high-throughput methods and automation in our research projects and support small molecule drug discovery.
Immuno-Oncology (IO) therapies are novel class of drugs that provide the immune systems with tools to recognise cells that slip past immune surveillance mechanisms and become cancer. IO unit is responsible for novel IO drug discovery projects and identification and validation of novel IO targets.
At Orion, you'll get a broad insight into oncology research's field of activity. You'll also get responsibility during the summer as we offer you the opportunity to challenge yourself with interesting and varied tasks. During the summer you will also get a comprehensive overview of Orion's processes, activities and learn about different positions within the corporation.
In addition to your salary package, we offer comprehensive employee benefits such as sports and cultural benefits, and a wide range of health and beauty products in our very own staff shop.
Appreciation of colleagues and continuous development are part of our core values.
A successful applicant has hands-on experience in laboratory work and previous experience in working in a mammalian cell culture laboratory. Additionally we expect that you have completed at least 3 years of university studies in the field of health sciences (for example cell biology, molecular biology or biochemistry). You are a highly motivated and accurate professional with good communication skills in English and ability to interact in collaborative work environment.
Please apply as soon as possible, but no later than 5th February 2023. We will start interviewing possible candidates during the application time, so please ensure that we have your application as soon as possible!
If you would like to know more about the application process and timelines, please visit our website.
Welcome to build well-being with us next summer 2023!
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