Genetic Engineering Intern

Full Time

Brooklyn, New York, United States

Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of a biotech company that is developing tools for in vitro and in vivo research with RNAi and CRISPR/Cas genome editing for animal model creations as well as pre-clinical drug discovery development. 

We are currently looking for a Genetic Engineering Intern for our Genetic Engineering Services department. This is a paid internship @ $35,000/year with some benefits included. Potential to transition to full-time position highly likely for the right candidate. Experience with PCR, DNA manipulation, sequence analysis and cloning is a must.

The job position will primarily focus on specific projects or aspects imperative to our operational pipeline, working with the Genetic Engineering team on the targeting vector cloning, DNA sequence analysis, and vital upstream preparation for our validation and ES cell targeting team members.  Projects will be based on our RNAi and CRISPR/Cas9 pipelines.  The candidate will also assist our Director of Genetic Engineering Services and other team members with organization, timelines, and compiling data reports. 
Candidate must have a very good pipetting skills; must have attention to detail; must be able to work in a fast pace environment to meet deadlines; must be eager to learn; must be able to work in a team and independently; must be able to operate lab instruments; must be familiar with MS Excel and computers. 
Successful candidates will be part of an innovative and creative team with the opportunity to apply their creativity to the company’s core vision.

Minimum Education and Experience Needed: 
-BS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology or related field
-Minimum 1 year of relevant research lab or industry experience 

Suitable Candidates Should: 
-Have the ability to learn quickly and properly follow protocols, procedures, and instruction.
-Routinely perform molecular biology techniques such as genomic DNA extraction, PCR, plasmid mini-prep, restriction enzyme digestion and ligation, DNA oligo annealing, Gibson assembly cloning, and DNA sequence analysis.
-Have good knowledge of scientific principles, methods and processes (technical and/or theoretical) used to conduct systematic and objective inquiry, methods of data collection and analyses, and interpreting and reporting results are required, as well as the ability to operate instruments and equipment and proficiency in related information technology including Microsoft Office, VectorNTI, SnapGene etc. 
-Have a working knowledge of RNA interference, shRNA and/or siRNA, as well as, gene editing techniques including homologous recombination and CRISPR/Cas9, and their applications to study gene function. 
-Be able to effectively summarize and clearly report on a wide range of service line related tasks
-Have excellent written and oral communication skills. 
-Interact with all individuals in productive ways to enhance the company's goals and core vision. 
-Show respect and maintain a professional attitude to all lab members and outside collaborators. 

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