Research Intern

San Ramon, CA
Research /
Intern /
Donor Network West’s mission is to save and heal lives through organ and tissue donation for transplantation and research.
At Donor Network West, we're looking for people who embody our core values: passion, excellence, equity and inclusion, and relationships. We welcome diverse perspectives and foster an environment of collaboration and service.

The Research Intern program provides an opportunity for interns to work closely with a senior scientist in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting.


    • Review the research projects and their status with the mentor.
    • Participate in all phases of research including planning, preparation, application, and execution.
    • Adhere to the confidentiality of all research projects performed.
    • Performing data analysis and strictly adhering to the privacy laws and regulations.
    • Play the role of liaison between DNW and specific local research laboratories.
    • Participate in the collection, preparation, and the transfer of biological samples to DNW Discovery Lab or DNW partner research laboratories.
    • Travel to DNW partner research laboratories to process procured samples and be able to acquire new state of the art research techniques.


    • This position is intended to provide a mutually beneficial arrangement where the candidate will receive highly valuable experience working in a world class laboratory while staff will benefit from having more time to focus on advanced tasks and project work.
    • Staff will rely heavily on the candidate to be responsible and to perform assigned tasks in a correct and efficient manner. As a result, past work history, volunteer activities, notable achievements/honors, and letters of recommendation will all be seriously considered as part of the selection process for this position.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Candidates must be degree-seeking students enrolled at an accredited college or university. Candidates must be taking at least 6 credit hours and have an overall GPA of 2.5. 

Preferred Qualifications

    • The candidate will have completed at least a basic entry level college chemistry course and be working towards a B.S. degree in a scientific field.
    • Laboratory experience working with pipets and volumetric glassware is highly desired.
    • Candidate must be local as this is a year around position.
    • Preferred GPA >3.0 
$17 - $17 an hour

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