Biomedical Research Intern at Nephrogen (S20)
$20  •  
Curative gene therapies for kidney diseases
New York, NY, US
About Nephrogen
About the role
Skills: Virus engineering, Virology, Gene sequencing, Biology, Biotechnology, CRISPR, FACS, Python

Nephrogen is looking for a Biomedical Research Intern to join our team and contribute to the development and discovery of next-generation gene therapies for kidney diseases. This role offers the opportunity to engage in high-impact translational research in an early-stage, fast-paced startup environment.

The ideal candidate will have previous hands-on experience in a wet lab setting, a strong work ethic, ability to work independently, attention to detail, and be capable of juggling several different tasks and responsibilities concurrently. This is a 10-week full-time summer internship (40 hrs/week) with an ideal time frame of May - August and will take place at our research facility in SoHo, Manhattan, New York. The ideal candidate will also be able to continue part-time work during the school year.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform molecular biology techniques such as PCR, bacterial culture, Western Blot, qPCR, and next-generation sequencing.
  • Prepare and characterize adeno-associated viruses (AAVs) for in vivo injections.
  • Perform mammalian cell culture and transfections to validate therapeutic candidates.
  • Write Python code to analyze experiment data.
  • Document, compile, and analyze experimental data.
  • Present findings at team meetings and conferences.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Highly motivated and passionate about working in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Experience with Python is recommended
  • Experience with AAV or CRISPR-Cas gene editing is preferred but not required.
  • Hardworking and positive attitude.

About Us

Nephrogen is a seed-stage biotech company in NYC developing curative gene therapies for kidney diseases. Our initial focus is on polycystic kidney disease (PKD), which affects 600,000 Americans and has no effective treatment or cure.

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