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Molecular Microbiology Summer Intern

Nature’s Fynd

Nature’s Fynd

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
As an intern in our Biotech R&D team you will work together with Scientists and Research Associates. Tasks could include plasmid construction, bacterial and fungal transformation, culturing, DNA quality control, next generation sequencing analysis, transformant screening, genetic part characterization, preparing buffer and media, stocking consumables, etc.
We are looking for local candidates this summer as the role is on site at 2250 W Campbell Park Dr. Chicago, IL

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Biotech R&D team, conducting laboratory-based research work using microbiology and molecular approaches
  • Conduct bench-top work, analyze, summarize and present scientific outcomes
  • Provide accurate, clear, and concise reports and documentation on R&D activities

Role Requirements:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelors in Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Laboratory Automation, Chemical Engineering, or a related field and completed at least two years or pursuing a graduate degree in a relevant filed
  • Previous hands-on experience with basic molecular and/or microbiology techniques
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of programs including excel
  • Strong organizational, time management, record keeping, and prioritization skills
  • Independent, hard-working, and highly self-motivated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relationship skills
  • Desire to work in a team and assist other team members
  • Exhibit a strong sense of professional and personal integrity
  • Inherent curiosity and creativity in solving problems to understand how things work
  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Awareness of safety issues in the work environment

Commitment To Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, And Belonging:

  • Nature’s Fynd views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values

EEO Statement:

  • We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law