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Protein Purification Summer Intern

Intellia Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA
Start date
Jan 30, 2023

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Science/R&D, Cell Biology, Laboratory
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.

We wantall ofour people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

We seeking a highly motivated summer intern for a 12 week period for protein assays and characterization. In this role, you will help run assays that will assess protein binding. The role may also involve routine activity assays or ELISAs. Additional role responsibilities may include:

  • Express and purify various proteins derived from either bacterial or mammalian cells

  • Characterize proteins using a variety of analytical methods

  • Present information to cross functional teams

About You:

Do you describe yourself as organized, curious, and detailed oriented? Our ideal candidate will be working towards a Masters of science degree in a life sciences major and are interested in a career in biotech or related fields.

Strong candidates will possess skills which include:

  • Basic lab skills such as pipetting, buffer prep, sterile techniques, etc.

  • Knowledge and understanding of FPLC/HPLC systems and common chromatographic methods for protein purification

  • Conceptual understanding of some of these methods is required and experience is a plus: SDS-PAGE, western blot, SEC-MALS, DLS, analytical SEC, ELISA, and LAL

  • Experience maintaining mammalian/bacteria cell cultures

  • Ability to work effectively within a broader cross-functional team

  • A self-starter with demonstrated problem-solving skills

Meet your Future Team:

The Protein Engineering and Purification team, within the Gene Editing and Production function, is a cohesive group of fun and energetic individuals. We have a common goal of making a difference by developing new and improved CRISPR-based gene editing tools for curative human therapeutics. You will report directly to the Senior Scientist. This hiring manager leads/co-leads efforts geared towards expanding Intellia’s gene editing toolbox to potentially unlock currently inaccessible disease indications. Given the breadth of activities within this team, the candidate will have the opportunity to explore both new and established projects across Intellia’s in vivo and ex vivo platforms and programs.

The team is currently working mostly onsite to execute workflows in a wet-lab environment. Therefore, we require the candidate to be currently local to Cambridge MA, or open to relocating. While much of the day to day operations require wet-lab work, our team is focused on building not just technical expertise but fostering an environment for growth of scientists interested in a career in biotech and chemistry. If you join our team, you can expect to join a hardworking and collaborative environment. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team that will make a difference in patient’s lives.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.


Many of us pursuing work in the biotechnology industry are inspired by a loved one who is living with a disease or the loss of someone in our community. Rare genetic and oncological and immunological diseases not only affect the people living with often debilitating and life-threatening symptoms, but these disorders also significantly impact their families, friends and caregivers.
Our researchers work tirelessly to harness the genome editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 for human therapeutic use. Jennifer Doudna, an Intellia co-founder, and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their pioneering work in CRISPR. We at Intellia are humbled to have a hand in making what we believe to be medical history. As a leader in this space, we take this responsibility to patients seriously.
We are employing a modular genome editing platform to create diverse in vivo and ex vivo pipelines, spanning a range of therapeutic indications. Guided by this full-spectrum approach, we are committed to making CRISPR/Cas9-based medicines a reality for patients suffering from genetic diseases and to creating novel engineered cell therapies for various cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Change life stories with genome editing therapies!

Stock Symbol: NTLA


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Intellia Therapeutics
(857) 285-6200
40 Erie Street

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