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Cellular Biology Intern

South San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Job Title:Cellular Biology Intern

Location: South San Francisco

Reports to: Associate Scientist, Gene Therapy

Duration: 10 weeks

About SonoThera

SonoThera is a venture capital-backed early-stage biopharmaceutical company developing ultra-sound-guided non-viral targeted gene therapies to treat multiple diseases of high unmet need. SonoThera uses a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and forward-thinking approach to solving many of the current challenges facing genetic medicine discovery and drug development. SonoThera is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Job Summary

The individual in this role will work collaboratively with their manager and team on research projects and laboratory activities. The position aims to provide hands-on experience in research while generating impactful data to support research goals at SonoThera. We are not sponsoring work visa for this position.

What You Will Accomplish
  • Learn various techniques including but not limited to, western blot, cell culture, RT-qPCR, and ELISA
  • Develop western blot for the detection and quantification of target proteins
  • Analyze samples from various in vitro studies
  • Maintain and culture various cell lines under aseptic conditions
  • Assist in gene expression profiling of various cell lines to ensure quality and reproducibility for downstream assays

Qualifications, Technical Requirements and Skills:
  • Actively pursuing a science related degree
  • Basic laboratory skills and familiar with common lab equipment and techniques
  • Ability to follow detailed protocols and instructions
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of experiments, results and conclusions in electronic laboratory notebook and database
  • Good organizational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Preferred skills: Experience in molecular biology techniques such as PCR, Western blotting, and cell culture

Equal Opportunity for Diversity & Inclusion

SonoThera provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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