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IIP-University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience
Brisbane, Australia (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Duration of Program: 8 or more weeks Program Adviser: Shahreen Rahman
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University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Organization Overview
Since its establishment in 2000, The University of Queensland Institute for Molecular Bioscience has earned a reputation as one of the Asia Pacific region's leading research Institutes. Over the past five years, IMB has attracted nearly $250M in research funding, leveraging federal and state government funding sources to address life research across all sectors. With collective expertise in genomics, bio-statistics, biology, pharmacology and chemistry, the Institute’s life science discoveries have delivered ground breaking solutions to complex global human health problems.

Intern Responsibilities:

Antibiotic Discovery Projects Intern
The Cooper group at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience has a strong interest in the discovery and development of new antimicrobial agents. We have several ongoing projects at various stages of maturity, from early discovery through to hit-to-lead, lead optimization and pre-clinical development. Each project is unique in terms of targeted organism and medicinal chemistry focus. The IIP intern will have the opportunity to understand the unique challenges of antibiotic discovery and development in a globally recognized research group, and contribute to a high impact research area.

In particular, the IIP intern can expect to gain first-hand experience as an independent researcher in a medicinal chemistry setting, learning how to perform reactions and monitor their progress, and how to isolate and characterize their target molecules. Importantly, projects are designed to challenge the intern, and will NOT involve routine repetitive analysis. As such, it will require the intern to think beyond the usual “laboratory practical manual”, where an analytical mind and attention to detail is an asset for identifying and overcoming unforeseen difficulties. The IIP intern will have a clear set objectives and will receive continual guidance during the course of the project.

Demonstrated practical ability in the laboratory in essential, with some experience in organic synthetic techniques. Candidates with an interest in therapeutics and medicinal chemistry will be highly regarded. 

If you are enrolled in the Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.

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