Research Intern Position Available In Nguyen Laboratory

There is a full-time, research intern position available in the Nguyen laboratory. Please see the position description and application instructions below:

A research intern position is available immediately in the Nguyen laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at UW-Milwaukee. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Research Intern to join our new research team dedicated to investigating cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, with a primary focus on Parkinson’s disease (PD). As a Research Intern, you will contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of molecular neurodegeneration and play a crucial role in laboratory management, conducting experiments, reviewing literature, and analyzing and presenting data in lab meetings and seminars.

Key Responsibilities: 

1. Laboratory Management

    • Manage standard operating protocols (SOPs) , biosafety and animal protocols (IBC and IACUC).
    • Manage laboratory databases and inventory lists (chemicals, plasmids, virus stock, mouse colonies, etc.)
    • Order and ensure the availability of necessary laboratory supplies and reagents.
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and assist in troubleshooting technical issues.

2. Experimental Design and Execution:

    • Plan, design, and execute experiments
    • Keep detailed and accurate laboratory notebooks and records
    • Collaborate closely with other team members on diverse research projects
    • Utilize various laboratory techniques, including cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical and in vivo assays to investigate disease-related pathways

3.  Data Collection and Analysis

    • Collect and organize experimental data, ensuring accuracy and consistency
    • Perform data analysis, statistical assessments, and data visualization

4. Literature Review

    • Stay current with the latest developments in the field of molecular neurodegeneration and PD.
    • Summarize and present relevant research findings during lab meetings and department seminars.


  • A master’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline).
  • Previous research experience in Neuroscience is a plus.
  • Familiar with cell and molecular laboratory techniques, including tissue culture, PCR, molecular cloning, Western blotting, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, stereotaxic surgeries, and microscopy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Self motivated and detail-oriented with a passion for scientific research.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dr. An Phu Tran Nguyen at

UWM is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.