Intern, In vivo

San Diego, CA, US
Nov 13, 2020
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? Since 2013, Novartis Gene Therapies (formerly AveXis) has had one focus: bringing change to those devastated by genetic diseases.

The Novartis Gene Therapies culture embraces this mission. As a compassionate and dedicated team, we are enthusiastic about the science behind our work and finding answers to difficult questions. We are dedicated to communities affected by rare diseases, and these patients and families are the motivation for everything we do.

We have built a team with exceptional depth of experience, unified by a common vision; to develop gene therapies with the potential to positively impact the lives of the patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Though we are proud of what we have achieved to date, we remain relentlessly focused on making that vision a reality.

Novartis Gene Therapies is seeking a Summer Research Intern to assist with animal care and handling including breeding, dosing, and executing preclinical in vivo pharmacology experiments under supervision of scientists in support of pipeline development.

  • Perform more high-level tasks necessary for the colony management and study of rodent models of disease such as animal identification by marking, breeding, weaning, and collection of tissue samples for DNA or RNA analysis.
  • Execute behavioral testing in mice.
  • Under supervision, responsible for executing, tracking, and managing genotyping.
  • Examine data and contribute to summaries and quantitative analysis, ensuring experiments are well documented and comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain and ensure safe laboratory environment and work practices. Follow standard operating procedures (SOP) and IACUC protocols. Help to maintain laboratory and supply inventory.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across a dynamic scientific environment, therefore excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Current enrollment in an accredited undergraduate, master's or doctoral program, majoring in biology, biomedical research, neuroscience, animal behavior or animal sciences,
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Preferred - Experience in mouse handling.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Novartis Gene Therapies is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.