Utah Public Health Lab


Application Deadline: April 7, 2022
Anticipated Start Date: May 31, 2022
Anticipated End Date: August 5, 2022
Hours/Week:  15 hours/week, between the hours of 8:00 am-4:00 pm M-F

Location: 4431 S 2700 W, Taylorsville, UT 84129
Compensation from host organization: $15/hour
Company Website: https://uphl.utah.gov/

Program Requirements:

  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours by the internship start date
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a declared major in the College of Science or a recent graduate

Additional Requirements for This Position:

  • 2nd-year student or above

Position Description:

The Overdose2Action grant aims to study the prevalence and representation of fentanyl and fentalogs throughout the state of Utah, especially as they relate to non-fatal overdoses. Our role in the laboratory is to facilitate partnerships with hospitals and syringe exchange programs in order to obtain appropriate samples. Our responsibility also encompasses testing these samples, which involves using sample preparation techniques and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry instrumentation to test for suspected analytes.

The role of the research intern would be to conduct work both in and out of the laboratory, including networking with a wide variety of local public health partners, gaining familiarity with the developed analytical chemistry/toxicology methods and instrumentation, and preparing/running samples under the supervision of the Chemical Threats Technical Supervisor.

Additional Information:

This internship is part of the Facilitated Internship Program.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Career Exploration Scholarship.

Contact the internship coordinator at jacqueline.broida@utah.edu with any questions about the position, program, or scholarship.