Molecular and Cell Biology Summer Intern

Seattle, WA
Nov 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

About the role

Sana Biotechnology is growing, and we are hiring new team members who believe in the potential of engineered cells as medicines, who want to challenge status quo, and lead with the desire to work on novel ideas.  As an Intern, you will report to the Principal Scientist, Cardiac Cell Therapy. The internship is designed to be accessible to a new researcher and provide you with transferable and widely marketable skills for future research, education, and biotechnology endeavors. You will contribute to cell and molecular biology projects, working with a team of scientists engineering cardiac cell therapies.

We are looking for students who share in our passion that engineered cells as medicines have the potential to change the outcome for patients across a broad swath of diseases AND that building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable work environment will improve our probability of success in achieving this vision.

What you’ll do

  • Scientific skills: Lab bench skills, data integrity and quality, good lab and safety practices, Electronic Lab Notebook documentation, the designing, planning, and executing of experiments; data analysis, visualizations, and data interpretation
  • Research community and communication: Working as a team, and sharing results
  • Molecular biology: Analyze gene expression and molecular cloning
  • Cell biology: Cell culture and fluorescence microscopy
  • Learn about: Novel therapeutic approaches using stem cells and cell engineering

What we’re looking for

  • Undergraduate coursework targeting a degree in a scientific discipline within the Biological Sciences such as: Molecular and Cell biology, Developmental biology, Bioengineering, or Biochemistry
  • GPA Requirement: 3.0

What will separate you from the crowd

  • A passion for learning
  • Experience adapting to a new environment
  • Experience working with others
  • Experience managing multiple tasks

What you should know

  • Working safely in person on a predictable and regular in-person basis is an essential job function for this position, and the Company requires that all individuals working in-person be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including receipt of a vaccine booster shot if recommended by the CDC
  • You must be 18 years of age prior to scheduled start date
  • You must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Available to work 40 hours a week



How we work together

  • Lead from every seat – we seek to understand, act with honesty, and engage in the crucial conversations
  • Thrive as a team – we hire amazing people, are intensely curious, and cultivate inclusion and personal connectivity
  • Make it happen – we value vigorous debate, alignment around our decisions, and resilient execution

Get to know us

At Sana, we believe that a diverse workforce strengthens us as a company and helps us to achieve our mission to meaningfully change the outcome of many human diseases. This belief is a pillar of our business and is critical to our success. Our goal is that Sana is the place for talented people to bring their authentic selves to work, to have a great career and to deeply, positively impact patients.

Core to our values, we believe there is nothing more important than the health and wellness of you and your family. For benefit eligible employees, we cover 100% of the cost for employee health coverage and offer generous time-off, parental leave, short- and long-term disability, financial wellness programs, a 401(k) Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, commuter subsidy and a variety of wellness offerings to support each person individually.

We are committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental or sensory disability (including the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability), genetic information, actual or perceived HIV or Hepatitis C infection, medical condition (cancer or a record or history of cancer and genetic characteristics), marital status, sexual orientation, sexual preference, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), disability, veteran status, political ideology, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

To perform this job successfully, you must be able to perform each job responsibility satisfactorily. The job description listed above is representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions described above.