Protein Biochemistry Intern

130 - Technology Development · Berkeley, California
Department 130 - Technology Development
Employment Type Intern
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading company in CRISPR genome engineering located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing an internal pipeline of gene-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. The seven-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome engineering technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.

We are seeking a protein biochemistry intern to join our Technology Development group in Berkeley.  This individual will interact closely with Caribou Scientists and Research Associates to engineer novel CRISPR-based tools for therapeutic genome editing.  The intern will execute an independent project with assistance in design and implementation from other team members. During the internship, you will work in our labs, analyze data, and communicate progress on your project in team, department, and company meetings. This internship is a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting edge product development while working in a highly dynamic, interdisciplinary and fun team environment.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate student (pursuing MS or PhD) with a background in Biochemistry, Structural Biology or equivalent in Biological Sciences. Senior undergraduate students will also be considered. Candidates with strong skills in protein purification of challenging proteins by FPLC are highly encouraged to apply. Experience in cloning, PCR, molecular biology, and/or assay development is highly desirable. Some experience with biophysical methods (FP) and/or CRISPR technologies is a plus. Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills are a must. The ideal candidate must be detail oriented with lab work and documentation. This internship will start in the Summer of 2020 for three (3) to six (6) months. 

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up company, and the successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment.  For more information, please visit  Caribou is on Twitter.  Sign up to follow our Twitter feed @CaribouBio.

Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.

Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the basis listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws. 

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    130 - Technology Development
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience