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SaferWorldbyDesign Internship

This internship program is organised by Edelweiss Connect, GmbH, and SaferWorldbyDesign partners. Internships will run for six months with an emphasis on virtual work. Opportunities to visit and be hosted by SaferWorldbyDesign partners will also be considered.

This internship program is organised by Edelweiss Connect, GmbH, and SaferWorldbyDesign partners. Internships will run for six months with an emphasis on virtual work. Opportunities to visit and be hosted by SaferWorldbyDesign partners will also be considered.

The effort required can be negotiated but is typically in the range of 1-2 days/week. We will consider candidate CVs from global locations. We expect candidates from this call to commence their internships during the period May-July 2022.

Goals of the Program:

  1. Provide career development and learning experience for interns in the emerging area of new approach methods and next-generation safety assessment (i.e., a combination of biology, chemistry, and data science approaches replacing and reducing animal testing with more effective and intelligent evidence-based methods to be used by industry in product design and risk assessment including human health, environmental health, and Green Deal goals);
  2. Support the practical training and learning experiences of interns in new approach methods and next-generation safety assessment, including exposure to and application of in vitro methods in our SaferWorldbyDesign partner labs, use of modern data management, analysis and modelling in silico methods, and developing experience in integrated methods combining in vitro and in silico methods and data;
  3. Provide intern exposure to our SaferWorldbyDesign partner network and collaboration with partners in the network e.g., working on smaller demonstration projects advancing our shared platform and market goals;
  4. Improve the employment prospects of interns, which could be with ourselves, our partners, or on the broader market;
  5. Work together on moving forward from the COVID-19 economically-challenged time into a near future with new scientific and business opportunities.

Outline Examples of Individual Intern Plans:

Scientific Track:

  1. The program for the candidate will be tailored to a scientist development level within a small entrepreneurial business environment, aimed to test and improve the practical skills and leadership ability of the candidate to plan and execute effective scientific work tasks and outcomes.
  2. Task 1: plan and organise a skin irritation test for a small series of reference ingredients and formulations, organise the data management and analysis with high integrity and execute a workflow demonstrating the results through our SaferWorldbyDesign data infrastructure and portal.
  3. Task 2: plan and organise an endocrine disruption test for a small series of reference ingredients and formulations, organise the data management and analysis with high integrity and execute a workflow demonstrating the results through our SaferWorldbyDesign data infrastructure and portal.
  4. Task 3: learn to use modelling methods effectively relevant to a) skin safety assessment and b) endocrine disruption and incorporate the in silico results into the analysis and understanding of the in vitro results from Tasks 1 and 2.
  5. A work plan will be developed for the candidate with weekly coaching/review sessions, monthly reporting and evaluation against deliverables, and a 3 month and 6-month performance and learning appraisal.

Business Track:

  1. The program for the candidate will be tailored to a scientist development level within a small entrepreneurial business environment, aimed to test and improve the practical skills and leadership ability of the candidate to plan and execute effective business-oriented and scientific work tasks and outcomes.
  2. Task 1: plan and organise communications materials, messaging, and meetings with customer prospects explaining the value proposition of our solutions.
  3. Task 2: work within a team to respond to customer needs with well-prepared and convincing proposals and solutions.
  4. Task 3: learn to use data science and modelling methods effectively relevant to product design, risk and safety assessment including incorporating resources and testing data from partners into integrated customer solutions.
  5. Task 4: develop project management skills and apply them to teamwork for projects and customers.
  6. A work plan will be developed for the candidate with weekly coaching/review sessions, monthly reporting, and evaluation against deliverables, and a 3 month and 6-month performance and learning appraisal.

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SaferWorldbyDesign

SaferWorldbyDesign integrates in silico and in vitro methods to develop standard and premium Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATAs), including methods that support ingredient and formulation screening and testing, product design and the preparation of Regulatory Dossiers.

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