Summer Intern, Research, Vector Biosciences

San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/13/2023 Job Number: 36940

Job Description

Pay range is $18 - $22 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


Summer Intern, Research, Vector Biosciences


Intern Position Summary

This intern will gain hands on experience working with chromatographic equipment and various biophysical and biochemical characterization methods. Depending on the intern’s interests, they may focus on biochemical underpinnings that determine a successful purification, compare novel capsids, or explore new ways to analyze or characterize methods. This will include:
  • Protein purification and column chromatography
  • AKTA and other liquid handling automation
  • Dynamic light scattering, ELISA, PCR based methods
  • Cell culture and expression methods

The intern’s initial focus will be spent on understanding purification using the AKTA systems and broaden in scope to target their areas of interest.

Intern Job Responsibilities/Deliverables

The first few weeks, the intern will develop proficiency with AKTA instrumentation and purification workflows. As this level of self-sufficiency is achieved, they will work with their manager and stakeholders to identify a problem or area of focus that needs further exploration, and subsequently develop and execute a plan to achieve these goals. The last few weeks will be spent organizing and condensing their work and findings into an accessible and insightful capstone presentation to a broader audience.

Throughout their time at AGT, the intern will be expected and encouraged to pick up techniques and skills as they see fit to contribute to company projects and further their career. Additionally, a large part of this role may involve communicating with other parts of the company including engineering and process groups locally and abroad.

Intern Qualifications and Skills
  • Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering
  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in Life Sciences/Biotech/Pharmaceuticals
  • Ability to manage workload effectively including planning, organizing, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Background in protein science, protein purification, or biophysics preferred
This position comes with full benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k and more!

At Crystal Equation, we empower people and advance technology initiatives by building trust.  Your recruiter will prep you for the interview, obtain feedback, guide you through any necessary paperwork and provide everything you need for a successful start.  We will serve to empower you along the way and provide the path for your professional journey.

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Scott Brasel

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