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Summer Intern - Target Discovery: Molecular & Cell Biology at REGENXBIO

Summer Intern - Target Discovery: Molecular & Cell Biology

REGENXBIO Rockville, MD (On Site) Full-Time
Who we are

REGENXBIO is an exceptional place to work. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best and the brightest people, touch amazing science, and be a part of extraordinary plans. Our core values: Trust, Accountability, Perseverance, and Innovation drive everything we do. We aim to bring these values to life every day with all that we do, and we believe that what we do matters - to patients, to their families, and to their communities.

The opportunity

The Research and Early Development (RED) department is seeking a highly motivated and driven undergraduate or graduate student with an interest to explore a career in therapeutic development. The intern will learn the process of identifying disease targets that are conducive to a gene therapy approach, as well as gaining valuable scientific and professional experience within a cutting-edge biotech company. Furthermore, the intern will gain firsthand experience with advanced technologies such as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a tool for validating therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

What you'll be doing:

* Assist with growing and culturing mammalian cell lines including iPSC-derived neurons and rodent-derived primary cells.
* Assist with cellular transduction and transfection experiments.
* Assist with downstream assay evaluation including qRT-PCR, Western blot, immunofluorescence and other molecular techniques.
* Assist with data analysis and summary.
* Participate in RED team meetings.
* Present data in team meetings and end of summer intern symposium.
* Embody REGENXBIO core values (Trust, Innovation, Accountability and Perseverance).

We set our employees up for success. To be successful in this role and help us achieve our goals, we are looking for someone with the following skills and qualifications:

* Currently attending a college or university majoring in one of the biomedical fields.
* Proficient in using Microsoft Office PowerPoint and Excel software.
* Experienced in culturing mammalian cell lines. Experience working with iPSC-derived cells is a plus.
* Experienced performing various biochemical assays such as qRT-PCR, Western blot and immunofluorescence.
* Experienced at communicating and presenting scientific data.

Essential Physical Requirements

* Must be able to lift and move up to 20 lbs with or without reasonable accommodations
* May be required to stand for up to 6 hours in an 8-hour workday
* Must be able to work in a shared lab space

Why should you apply?

By joining REGENXBIO, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing company and incredible team passionate about developing novel AAV gene therapy products to our patients.

In addition, professional development is important to us. By joining our team, you'll have the opportunity the be exposed to challenging projects and development resources to help you grow personally and professionally.

Recommended Skills

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Cell Cultures
  • Communication
  • Data Analysis
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