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Discovery Analytics Intern (Summer 2023)

BlueRock Therapeutics
New York City, New York
Start date
Mar 23, 2023

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Who is BlueRock?
BlueRock Therapeutics, a wholly-owned and independently operated subsidiary of Bayer AG, is a leading engineered cell therapy company using its unique cell+gene platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases.The convergence of cell biology and genetic engineering is creating fundamental new ways to impact disease. Founded in 2016 to capitalize on these technological breakthroughs, we are advancing our novel cell+gene platform to develop, manufacture, and deliver an entirely new generation of authentic and engineered cell therapies across three therapeutic areas: neurology, cardiology, and immunology.
What Are We Doing?
Our foundational science harnesses the ability to create and then direct the differentiation of universal pluripotent stem cells into authentic, functional cells that can be used as allogeneic cellular therapies to treat a broad array of diseases. We can also further engineer these cells, enabling them to produce enzymes, antibodies, and other proteins for additional therapeutic benefit. We are passionate about delivering on the promise of cellular and gene therapy, shaping the future of cellular medicine, and delivering new therapies to millions of patients with treatment options. We are seeking individuals who are collaborative, thrive in a fun and dynamic culture, and are steadfast in the commitment to advance cutting-edge cellular therapies to impact patients’ lives.
As part of BlueRock Therapeutics vision to change the future of medicine by enabling ground-breaking cell therapies, the candidate will help drive assay discovery and development at BlueRock, NY, establishing critical characterization and quality assays for cell therapy products and manufacturing processes with supervision. Expertise in cell and molecular biology is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated individual who leads from the bench and enjoys having broad responsibilities and opportunities. Collaboration with a highly driven, world-class team of scientists and engineers promises an exciting and engaging work environment for motivated, self-starting candidates. Responsibilities
  • Design and execute in vitro experiments to assess and develop novel assays/biomarkers, techniques and technologies to characterize cell therapy development processes.  
  • Champion assessing, designing, developing, evaluating and implementing technologies, processes and methods to improve understanding of therapeutic cell product candidates, intermediates, media, reagents, growth factors and other material critical to safety and quality of drug substance and drug product for use in patients. 
  • Perform flow cytometry, ELISA, analytical, cell-based, PCR-based and other assays as required. 
  • Collect, analyze, track, and trend data from various assays 
  • Identify and evaluate new technologies and incorporate them into product quality assessments as appropriate. 
  • This position requires hands-on laboratory work. 
  • Present scientific data to colleagues in group meetings, prepare and present internal and external presentations (presentations, posters, publications). 
  • Perform additional duties to support the safe and efficient operation of the laboratory, and other duties as assigned. 
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Self-motivated and willing to accept temporary responsibilities outside of initial job description. 
  • Good interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities. 
  • Shares relevant information openly and seeks appropriate input from others outside of the direct team; develops and maintains effective cross-functional working relationships and partnerships; responds positively and constructively to requests for support from across the organization. 
  • Creatively challenges the status quo to find new ways of working; looks for the opportunities that arise during times of change; readily adapts to new environment, jobs, technologies and processes. 
  • Minimum Requirements
  • Have (Currently enrolled in a degree program at an accredited college or university à BS/MS/PhD in Biological, Biomedical, or Chemical Engineering or related field of study) 
  • Possess the (Ability to work a ~3-month assignment, full-time – June 7 – August 27) 
  • Must be 18 years of age by the start of the internship/co-op. 
  • Must have transportation to the site in New York, NY. 
  • This position is intended to be on-site and candidates will be informed should anything change. 
  • Familiarity or exposure to standard analytics equipment and procedures including, but not limited to Flow cytometry, ELISA, DNA/RNA analysis, cell-based and screening assays, protein analysis, sterility, mycoplasma, endotoxin, cell-counting, qPCR, ddPCR, IHC/pathology. 
  • A solid understanding of aseptic techniques and technologies is preferred. 
  • A proven ability to be highly productive and successful in a high pace work environment with excellent attention to details and meticulous bench work. 
  • Cooperating with a larger team, must be able to solve a wide range of complex problems in creative and practical ways. 
  • BlueRock Therapeutics Company Culture HighlightsWinner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Diversity 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best Company for Women 2022Winner of Comparably's Award for Best CEO 2022BlueRock Therapeutics is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.Engineering Department is ranked in the top 5% of companies for Overall Culture on Comparably.
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    Equal Opportunity Workplace: At BlueRock, we welcome and support differences and diversity and we are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.  Please let us know if you require disability-related accommodation or other grounds protected by human rights legislation during the recruitment process so that we can work with you to meet your needs.


    BlueRock Therapeutics is a leading engineered cell therapy company with a mission to develop regenerative medicines for intractable diseases. BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell+gene platform harnesses the power of cells to create new medicines for neurology, cardiology, and immunology indications.

    BlueRock Therapeutics’ cell differentiation technology recapitulates the cell’s developmental biology to produce authentic cell therapies, which are further engineered for additional function. Utilizing these cell therapies to replace damaged or degenerated tissue brings the potential to restore or regenerate lost function.

    BlueRock’s culture is defined by scientific innovation, the highest ethical standards and an urgency to bring transformative treatments to all who would benefit. The company strives to be a top employer of scientific talent, empowering every member of the team to make meaningful and lasting contributions to the burgeoning field of regenerative medicine.

    Become a BlueRocker! We are expanding our BlueRock team at all locations. Contact us on our website to learn about rewarding career opportunities.

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