Summer Intern-Biologics Downstream Purification Development

San Francisco, CA, United States
Mar 26, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Nektar Therapeutics is seeking an enthusiastic and talented Summer Intern to join our Biologics group in our San Francisco, CA office.

Through this exciting opportunity, Interns will gain valuable work experience to supplement their education. The successful candidate will work with various downstream purification methods/techniques/instrumentations in support of our drug development programs.


The intern will be responsible for developing novel separation techniques for purification of biologics molecules. Will be involved in downstream purification development and will run routine operations like chromatography, filtration and analyses for understanding the impact of the experiments on product quality. Will work independently on designing experimental plans to get a first principles understanding of the problem.


At a minimum, applicants should have completed three years of college or be in an advanced degree study in the fields of Chemical engineering/chemistry/biochemistry/biomedical engineering (advanced degree study preferred). Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is a plus. Must have a demonstrated working knowledge of scientific principles. Must have experience with working in a lab. Should have knowledge of protein biochemistry either through lab work or courses. Experience with chromatography or other protein separation processes preferred. Good computer and documentation skills are essential. Must be well organized and willing to work as part of a team.

This is a paid internship opportunity, however, there is no relocation offered.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.