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Summer 2022 - Neuroscience Intern (Cell Culture)

Company: Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Richmond
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Intern Supervisor: Scientist II Department:-- - Neuroscience Location: Richmond Sangamo Therapeutics is a genomic medicine company building value with cutting-edge work across four distinct but complementary technology platforms - gene therapy, cell therapy, in vivo genome editing, and in vivo genome regulation. Using its deep scientific expertise and proprietary zinc finger genome engineering technology, Sangamo is working to create genomic cures for patients suffering from severe genetic diseases for which today's medicines can only treat symptoms. At Sangamo, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment that promotes and values diversity. We are dedicated to providing an innovative space where students can engage in meaningful work and collaborate with professionals in the biotech industry through our internship program. Sangamo's internship program gives students the opportunity to flourish, grow and develop their expertise. We are a company that inspires and empowers everyone who works here to grow and be better than they believe they can be in our mission to collectively transform patients' lives. We are seeking passionate, curious, and innovative interns to contribute to our mission. Let's build a better future together. What Will You Get Out of This Summer Internship? Opportunity to obtain valuable real-world experience in a biotech setting, while gaining specific field-related exposure and making important professional connections. Discover if a particular career path or field of study in the biotech industry is right for you. Engage in our fun and collaborative company culture while participating in team wide social events. Receive compensation through this paid internship. Consideration for future full-time positions or contract roles. -- - Scope of Timeline December: Applications open Mid- February: Application close (may still consider application if we have openings left) February through March: Offers made June through August: Internship period -- - Program Requirements Must be 18 years of age prior to scheduled start date Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Must be able to commit to the full 10-12 weeks' time frame between June and August. Interns will be expected to work 40 hours a week. Candidates are eligible to apply to the internship within one year of their last degree attained. We do not have a GPA requirement. Applicants must have completed at least one year of accredited university or community college course work to be considered for an internship. We currently do not offer visa sponsorship to interns. INTERNSHIP PROJECT SUMMARY:-- - -- - Sangamo Therapeutics is seeking a talented intern to perform and develop screening assays for Sangamo's ZFP-based gene regulation therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) diseases. This is a hands-on position requiring excellent attention to detail, organizational and communication skills. The successful candidate will gain research experience in an industry setting while contributing to the advancement of genomic medicine across our neuroscience pipeline. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:-- - Culture, maintain, and transfect mammalian cell lines and primary cells (including fibroblast, neuronal cells, and iPSCs). Possibly transduce cells with AAV Conduct high-throughput screens using established transfection and transduction protocols. Western blot, biochemical methods Immunocytochemistry, high-content imaging Successfully plan, analyse, and document laboratory procedures with exceptional attention to detail. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS: 2-3 years of college courses taken with a major in molecular biology, cell biology, neuroscience, or related discipline 1 year experience in a research laboratory Textbook understanding of molecular biology techniques, including quantitative PCR, Western blot, and molecular cloning Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills Dedicated, hard-working, and dependable OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Strong communication and data presentation skills Ability to work in a team-oriented, multidisciplinary environment. Any questions, please feel free to contact us here. Sangamo is an equal opportunity employer The above reflects management's definition of essential functions for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The above duties are representative only; management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. COVID-19 Sangamo requires all U.S. workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of their start date.-- - This requirement is a condition of employment at Sangamo, and it applies regardless of location or classification of role.-- - If you are unable to receive the vaccine, you will have an opportunity to request a reasonable accommodation consistent with applicable laws.-- - Note to External Recruiters:-- -Please understand that we do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than from the candidates themselves. Any agency or independent recruiter must have a signed copy of our agency agreement before presenting candidates. Submission of unsolicited resumes without our signed agreement will not create any implied obligation on our part. If you wish to be considered for the presentation of candidates, please contact us through-- -. Attach your contact information, your area of specialty, and any marketing information you wish to provide. Someone from the Talent Acquisition Department will contact you directly if there is a business need for your services. #LI-RF1 -- -

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