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Congratulations on your decision to pursue an international co-op! The process involves two steps and both must be completed by the application deadline indicated below (App Deadline) but not necessarily in this order. You must apply to the position and a mandatory meeting with an international team member is required. This meeting can be scheduled by calling 215-895-2185.
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Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa, Israel (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall/Winter
Restrictions: Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in a co-op program
Dates / Deadlines:

Academic Year below always refers to the start of each academic year. Fall is the first term in an academic year and it always starts in September of every year. Please refer to the start and end date listed below for appropriate application term. If you do not see the date range applicable to you, please contact the International Co-op Team. Click here for more co-op terms details.
Term Academic Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall/Winter 2015 09/21/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will be notified of acceptance into this program and will be required to complete additional materials to register the co-op placement.
Fact Sheet:
Min. GPA Requirement: 3.5 Number of Positions: 2
Eligible Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Sci and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Program Description:

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Laboratory

Program Description:Israel

Technion is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the oldest university in Israel. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. It has 18 academic departments and 52 research centers. Since its founding, it has awarded 95,821 degrees and its graduates are cited to have provided the skills and education behind the creation and protection of the State of Israel.

Job Description and Required Skills

Job Title: Biomaterials Co-op

Job Description: The Biomaterials Co-op will perform experiments to support the development of novel biomaterials-based strategies for therapeutic protein production using mammalian cells and therapeutic protein delivery using sustained release systems. The R&D work will be performed under the supervision of an experienced project manager. The co-op will work with scientists and engineers to fabricate prototype hydrogel microcarriers, perform testing to standard protocols on different material formulations, perform cell culture experiments using the biomaterials as hydrogel microcarriers, test the production of therapeutic proteins in the suspension culture system with chemical methods or analytical equipment, test the release profile of therapeutic protein from hydrogel microcarriers, compile test data and write reports, and assist with testing to support manufacturing process validation and technology transfer.

Required Job Skills: 

  • Must have completed a solid base of coursework in chemistry, biology or materials science.
  • Excellent communication skills are a must.
  • Excellent documentation skills.
  • Ability to participate in and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Have broad-based interests, with the desire to participate in a hands-on, fast entrepreneurial environment.
  • Innovative, analytical, versatile and energetic, with the ability to function at all organizational levels.

Number of Positions: 1-2

GPA Requirement: Minimum 3.5 GPA

Language Requirement: English

Compensation: To be determined

Financial Award: Students will be considered and eligible for a financial award from Steinbright Career Development Center once accepted and paperwork submitted.

Housing: Arrangements can be made through the University Housing office

Visa Requirement: Students can apply for a visa at the Israeli Consulate in Philadelphia (link below)



Steinbright Career Development Center
International Co-op • 3201 Arch Street Suite 250

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Voice: 215.895.2185 • Fax: 215.895.1473