Graduate Intern, Cell Biology

Employer
Kite Pharma
Location
Santa Monica, CA, United States
Posted
Nov 20, 2020
Ref
R0015855
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individuals to join our Summer Internship Program! As an intern at Kite, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn about cell therapy from some of the brightest minds in biotech while making a meaningful impact. We're committed to developing early talent, and we welcome motivated individuals with a passion for transforming the way cancer is treated. The program also offers the opportunity for networking within Kite and Gilead, social events with fellow interns and Kite leadership as well as career development trainings while providing competitive compensation and relocation assistance for eligible candidates.

The Role

As an intern position you will be able to gain experience in in vitro T-cell culture maintenance, lentiviral infection of T cells, multicolor flow cytometry data collection and analysis, mRNA extraction and RT-PCR testing. You will be required to adhere to good laboratory practices, and may have a chance to present data in a group meeting setting.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • In vitro T cell culture maintenance
  • Lentiviral infection of T cells
  • Flow cytometry data collection and analysis
  • mRNA extraction and RT-PCR testing
  • Adhering to good laboratory practices and presenting data in a group meeting setting


Basic Qualifications:
  • Must be at least 18 years or older
  • Must be currently enrolledin a full time Master's Degree program at an accredited university/college
  • Must have completed at least one year of study at an accredited university/college prior to internship commencing
  • Must be enrolled in the Fall Semester at an accredited university/college after the completion of the internship
  • Must be able to complete a 10-12 consecutive week internship between June and September
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S. without Kite sponsorship
  • Must not be employed at the time the internship starts


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Degree concentration(s) in Molecular and Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology, and/or Immunology
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite
  • Ability to identify issues and seek solutions
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Efficient, organized, and able to handle short timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge and/or experience in:
    • Molecular Biology
    • In vitro T cell development
    • Multicolor flow cytometer
    • Lentiviral infection
    • Bioinformatics


Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com. Sign up to follow @KitePharma on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kitepharma.

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