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Intern, Life Sciences in South San Francisco, CA at REG

Date Posted: 5/7/2018

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POSITION PURPOSE:

REG, Life Sciences seeks talented and motivated individuals seeking experience in industrial biotechnology. Our internship program is open to qualified individuals at all levels of education and background from pre-high school to post-doctoral degrees and is aimed at individuals seeking specific hand’s-on experience. The program is open all year and has a target duration of 4-6 months to ensure thorough training and opportunity for accomplishment.

If interested, please submit your resume along with a cover letter online at any time. Please include your goals for the internship and the time you can commit to the program. Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and qualified applicants contacted if there is match of interest, capabilities, schedule, and internal opportunity.   REG, Life Sciences prides itself on the training provided and the technical achievements of its interns. If you are graduate student or NIH Biotechnology trainee, we will work with your graduate advisors to ensure the internship is supportive to your graduate program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Metabolic & Enzyme Engineering Group:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate genetic experiments and their data in the manipulation of microbial metabolism for improved strain performance
  • Design, implement, and evaluate experiments and their data for the evolutionary engineering of enzymes for improved catalytic properties
  • Develop and implement assays to characterize physiology of  modified microorganisms
  • Develop new techniques to increase complexity and throughput of genomic engineering efforts

Screening & Bioanalytical Group:

  • Support all of screening operations
  • Develop and implement microbial high throughput fermentation, bioassays and analytical methods
  • Quantitatively analyze protein expression, using targeted proteomics
  • Develop analytical techniques to identify and characterize small molecules, products and by products

 

Bioprocess & Downstream Process Group:

  • Execute and analyze experiments to further fermentation process development efforts within the scope of relevant corporate projects and goals
  • Experiments will be conducted at both shake flask and bioreactor scales
  • Assist staff engineers in conducting lab and pilot scale downstream activities such as: fermentation harvest, further refining of fermentation derived biofuels / biochemicals, and executing experiments to improve existing downstream process unit operations
  • Conduct various analytical assays to characterize fermentation derived biofuels / biochemicals and report on results
Perform other duties and assignments as required


JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education Required: All levels from high school to post-doctoral degrees

Experience Required:  Exposure and interest in synthetic biology, pathway engineering, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics, bio-analytical chemistry, automation and high-throughput screening, fermentation process development, or down-stream process engineering

Skills Required: 

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Visio)

Basic accounting skills

Advanced math skills

Special skills or knowledge preferred:

Ability to give detailed instructions

DNASTAR Suite


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