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Internship: R&D Student Associate

BIOMILQ

BIOMILQ

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North Carolina, USA · Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Internship: R&D Student Associate

Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

BIOMILQ is focused on developing technology that utilizes the unique potential of human mammary cells to produce functional human milk components outside of the body. We are R&D-stage, science-led, and diligently working to bring more of the benefits of breast milk to more babies.

We are looking for an R&D Student Associate to join our team this summer in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina! This internship is expected to be around 10-12 weeks, with flexible start and end dates based on the student’s schedule.

About the Position

Responsibilities & Core Areas of Learning

  • Responsible for working onsite 9am-5pm from Monday to Friday in RTP (no transportation provided)
  • Responsible for independently executing experiments with the guidance of scientists on the team
  • Work within provided plans and budgets to prepare a data package while giving feedback to the broader team on results and next steps
  • You will get hands-on experience and knowledge with genetic engineering workflows, assays and data analysis, and lab safety

About You

Skills & Competencies

  • You have experience working with mammalian cells
  • You feel comfortable preparing cell culture media and aseptically maintaining human cells on a daily basis in a laboratory setting
  • You are able to move through molecular biology workflows including transfecting, selecting, validating, and banking cells
  • You are able to maintain meticulous record-keeping
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors

Qualifications & Experience

Education

    • Undergraduate junior/senior or graduate student in biology, chemistry, biomedical sciences, biotechnology, or another applicable STEM field

    Helpful background knowledge

    • Coursework or hands-on experience culturing human cells
    • Coursework or hands-on experience with genetic modification techniques including transfection, transduction, or CRISPR
    • Experience/familiarity with molecular biology-based analytical techniques including western blotting, qPCR, immunofluorescence, ELISA, or other plate-based assays
    • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas: mammalian cell culture, sterile techniques, passaging/subculturing, cryopreservation, media preparation, cell-based assays
    • Experience with hypothesis generation, experimental design, implementation, and analysis

    Benefits and Compensation
    • We’ll have you with us full-time (40 hours a week for 10-12 weeks) and yes, it’s paid!
    • Medical, dental and vision coverage
    • PTO & Paid Sick Leave
    • Socialize with your fellow interns during work hours
    • Mentorship with company leaders committed to developing your professional skills

    Workplace & Culture

    As a woman-led company based in Research Triangle Park, NC we are cognizant of building a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work everyday. We 'cell'ebrate our daily wins and fails, we enjoy flexible hours, and we feel motivated by our mission. We hope you're excited to come and work to change the world with us!

    About BIOMILQ


    BIOMILQ is a women-owned and science-led start-up building a mammary biomanufacturing platform to produce bioauthentic human milk ingredients for better human health. By combining the unique capabilities of human mammary cells with a scalable biomanufacturing process, BIOMILQ aims to demonstrate the power of our platform through impact in early-life nutrition with ingredients that promote immune, gut, and neurological development.

    We are building an inclusive team in Research Triangle Park, NC, that will bring diverse perspectives to our organization. BIOMILQ is proud to have been named a Family Forward NC Certified Employer by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Family Forward NC initiative. A Family Forward NC Employer Certification designates employers that offer policies and practices that support the health and well-being of working families and children.

    Founded in 2020

    Internship: R&D Student Associate

    Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

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