Product Discovery- Cell and Molecular Biology Intern

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Employer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 21, 2021
Ref
2112087661
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Internship
Salary Type
Salary
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

In this role, you will be assisting the Product Discovery group in our goal of discovering new antibodies for the treatment of human disease by performing general lab maintenance and upkeep. Additionally, you will assist our Cell Culture group in developing suspension CHO cells lines that are optimal for generating stable antibody producing cells.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Assist with preparation of various buffers and cell media.
  • Maintain and passage cells lines using proper aseptic technique.
  • Determine cell growth rates and antibody production rates.
  • Conduct regular laboratory housekeeping duties such as autoclaving glassware, cleaning hoods and incubators, and maintaining inventory of laboratory supplies.


Depending on project direction, you may obtain hands on training with the following mammalian cell culture or molecular biology techniques that are widely used in biopharmaceutical industry:
    • Cell count determination
    • Cell viability determination
    • Antibody concentration determination
    • Aseptic technique
    • DNA extraction
    • Polymerase chain reaction
    • Gel electrophoresis
    • Training with various analytical equipment


    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in progress or Technical Training certificate or Associate's degree in Biology, Biotechnology, or related discipline.
    • Hands on experience in a biology or chemistry laboratory. Ability to calculate molar solutions, use a micropipette, and followed detailed experimental protocols.
    • Ability to be responsible for conducting routine laboratory tasks that are critical to successful department operation.
    • Excellent written documentation and organizational skills. Ability to follow oral and written procedures precisely.
    • Must be able to perform essential functions of the position, with reasonable accommodation if disabled


    Resident of one of the following zip codes are preferred: 02118, 02119, 02120, 02121, 02122, 02124, 02125, 02130, 02126, 02131, 02136, 02137. (These zip codes cover Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Hyde Park, Roslindale and Mattapan, MA.)

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