Associate Company Positions

Business of Biotech Intern

Associate Company: iCubate

Education Level: Undergraduate student

Hours per week: 25 – 30

Description: iCubate is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with specific projects related to the business of biotech, specifically molecular diagnostics. The individual selected may have tasks and projects including but not limited to market research on the overall molecular diagnostics/in vitro diagnostics market, market research on specific products for the company, competitive landscape research, investments/investor relations, financial projections and strategic financial planning. The company is looking for a candidate with a drive for small business and entrepreneurship but with a strong interest, education and/or experience in the life sciences industry.

Requirements:

  • Undergraduate (jr or sr) – major in data analytics, economics, finance, or accounting
  • Graduate level – same type of majors/background
  • Ability to work independently after receiving defined direction.
  • Education/experience in the life sciences preferred.
  • Enjoys and thrives in a small team setting.

Assay Development Assistant

Associate Company: iCubate

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 30

Description: iCubate is seeking an intern to assist with the development of assays for the company’s platform for molecular diagnostics. The intern selected will have a research background in molecular biology-based assay development. Responsibilities will include reagent preparation and maintenance, experimental design and troubleshooting and data analysis. The intern should be able to maintain accurate and detailed records and effectively communicate research findings. The candidate selected will likely have multiple projects/tasks ongoing with members of the assay development group.

Requirements: 

  • Background in molecular biology, microbiology or related discipline
  • Experience in assay development, particularly with PCR-based techniques
  • Experience with laboratory techniques including nucleic acid extraction, PCR and RT-PCR, gel electrophoresis, hybridization, primer design, bacteria cell culture, and reagent preparation

Lab Technician

Associate Company: GeneCapture, Inc.

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 25

Description:

GeneCapture is developing a portable rapid gene expression screener.  The instrument, which is currently a prototype has many applications in the health care and bio-security fields.  We need help in the lab running validation tests on the instrument and preparing buffers and dilutions for testing.  If the intern has an interest in the genetic target design, we can include them on that task as well.  Our lab is BSL2, although we do not plan to have any active pathogens in the lab during the time the intern is working with us.  We are a small and fun team working on a very important project.  If the intern participates in testing that is part of a published  paper, the intern will receive publication credit.

Requirements:

Freshman level biology or chemistry lab experience.

Chemist Intern

Associate Company: Serina Therapeutics, Inc.

Education Level: Undergraduate student

Hours per week: 25

Description:

  1. Learn simple polymer chemistry properties in relation to synthesis, conjugation and performance. Be willing to perform these tasks independently.
  2. Learn analytical methods and tools that are necessary to characterize these compounds. Some of the instruments that the candidate will be asked to learn are HPLC, UV-spectrophotometer and NMR.
  3. Take supervision from full-time chemists but also be willing to contribute on research findings. Be able to understand and interpret analytical data obtained from experiments.
  4. Maintain chemistry laboratory notebook to record procedures and results.

Requirements:

  1. An undergraduate science student majoring in chemistry or biology.
  2. Knowledge of use of PC software such as Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  3. Must have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and the ability to participate in a team environment. Experience in writing scientific reports and presenting data to peers is a plus.
  4. Performance of tasks essential to the job function may require the employee to work directly with, handle, or otherwise come into contact with chemicals, pharmaceutical agents and biological matrices. Employees must be able to wear respiratory protection (filtering face piece, ½ face, full-face or powered air purifying respirator, supplied air or self-contained breathing apparatus) for certain tasks essential to the job function.

BeerBiologist Intern

Associate Company: Leavendary

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 20

Description: Levendary is seeking help providing biology support to its client craft brewers. In this position, you will work with propagating large batches of “pitchable” yeast, conducting quality control tests, and research and development activities. If you like plaid, blue jeans and beer this is the internship for you.

Requirements:

We get dirty, and that can’t be a big deal. Also, the position will involve lots of mopping.

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Histopathology Intern - 2 positions

Associate Company: Conversant Bio

Education Level: Undergraduate student

Hours per week: 30

Description:

  • Live CBio’s core values: Glad to Be Here, Open & Honest Communication, Fail Forward
  • Prepare orders for shipment
  • File
  • Organize and label FFPE (formalin fixed paraffin embedded) blocks and slides
  • Support the Histopathology department in other duties as assigned
  • Build a good working relationship with your colleagues at CBio; you will need them and they will need you

Requirements:

  1. Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a life sciences field
  2. High attention to detail
  3. Strong organizational skills
  4. Effectively and clearly speak, write, and communicate in a pleasant and professional manner
  5. Work independently or with a team
  6. Self-motivated, efficient, and balanced
  7. Ability to maintain a positive and productive attitude with those who you interact with on a daily basis

Research Intern

Associate Company: CFD Research Corporation

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 20-30

Description: CFDRC is currently seeking candidates for an internship position in the Biomedical Technologies division. The selected person will work closely with scientists and engineers on design, fabrication and testing of microfluidic devices for cellular and molecular biological assays.

Requirements: Experience in laboratory with analytical and optical equipment is desired. Other preferred experiences include basic knowledge of fluidics and biology.

Molecular Diagnostics Internship

Associate CompanyKailos Genetics

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 25-30

Description: The purpose of this position is to perform basic research for novel clinical and/or human identity assays. You will be responsible for the performance of DNA extraction,PCR and sequencing applications. You will develop and utilize laboratory skills in the support of DNA variant identification, epigenetic (methylation) changes and potentially applications to new sequencing devices.

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of the theories, practices and procedures of PCR and DNA sequencing.
  •  Write brief reports, data summaries, and contribute to publications and presentations for scientific meetings.
  •  Strong organizational skills with the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing priorities and projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to express scientific results in a clear, concise manner.
  • Skill in the use of computers in a laboratory setting; word processing software experience is preferred.

Chemistry Internship

Associate Company: Volatile Analysis

Education Level: Undergraduate or Masters level graduate student

Hours per week: 30

Description: Volatile Analysis Corporation works with volatile odorous compounds as its primary business.  Volatile profiles are investigated utilizing GC-MS/O techniques and technology.  During an intern’s time over the summer, we anticipate the following types of projects will be available in which the intern will participate:

  1. Absorption technologies will be evaluated comparatively to demonstrate performance in evaluating diseases based on volatile profiles.
  2.  Evaluation of plant volatiles from genetically modified plants

Requirements: 

  • An undergraduate or masters level graduate student majoring in chemistry or a related field. Must have taken at least freshman level chemistry lab.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to efficiently evaluate, prioritize and handle multiple and changing priorities and projects

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