Intern Metabolomics in Neuchatel for a 6-month challenge starting as of January/February 2020
Take part in a revolutionary change
This is just the start. For us. For you. Although our tobacco brands have been world famous since the 1900s, we now have a bold new vision: to make cigarettes history and create products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide.
Your fresh perspective and positive mindset can fuel our smoke-free future. You’ll be collaborating on projects that really matter and helping us to explore completely new commercial territory. As you take your first steps, you’ll have the backing and brainpower of a multinational business behind you, but with the freedom you’d normally find in a start-up. It’s the perfect start to your career.
Our Swiss Internship program will really help you shape your career in the direction you choose. Get paid to collaborate on meaningful projects where you can challenge yourself and have the flavor of a real business experience. Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone's contribution is respected. Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with PMI – our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
Main topic of the internship: Development of quantitative LC-MS/MS based assay for nicotine metabolites in biological matrices
Who we’re looking for a Master student with the following skills:
Specialization in Analytical chemistry (ideally) or attendance to relevant courses
Hands-on experience or at least good theoretical knowledge of separation science (liquid chromatography) and mass spectrometric detection
Hands-on experience with preparation of solutions
Interest in method development, positive attitude towards problem-solving
In this team you will be able to learn about:
Literature research: analysis of peer-reviewed articles to immerse into problematics
Technologies: work with either LC-MS Shimadzu 8060 or Waters Xevo TQMS (to be precised)
Method development – MRM optimization, ESI optimization, choice of LC columns, optimization of gradient and mobile phases for compound separation
Preliminary tests of LOD, LOQ, linearity, accuracy, precision, matrix effect,..
Sample preparation – extraction of nicotine metabolites from biological matrices (urine) using either liquid-liquid extraction or solid phase extraction
Transfer of the method into high-throughput (96 deep-well plate) format if feasible, potentially using robotic system to do this work
After your internship with PMI, you will have the relevant experience to conquer the job market! Are you ready to make a difference and grow with us?
Our success depends on the men and women who come to work every day with a sense of purpose and an appetite for progress. Join PMI and you too can:
• Seize the freedom to shape your future and ours. We’ll empower you to take risks, experiment and explore.
• Be part of an inclusive, diverse culture, where everyone’s contribution is respected; collaborate with some of the world’s best people and feel like you belong.
• Pursue your ambitions and develop your skills with a global business –our staggering size and scale provides endless opportunities to progress.
• Take pride in delivering our promise to society: to improve the lives of a billion smokers.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity – visit www.pmi.com today.
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