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Biotechnology and Process Engineering Intern

Element Biosciences
San Diego, CA
Start date
Nov 29, 2023

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At Element Biosciences, we are passionate about our mission to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow, and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment. We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.

We are looking for a motivated Biotechnology and Process Engineering intern to make an impactful contribution to our Process Engineering team this summer! This is an incredible opportunity for someone with a team-focused collaborative spirit, eagerness to build, and willingness to learn and improve on their development skills.

If you possess the following and want to make a meaningful impact, we invite you to explore this role.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the development of streamlined production process for DNA-conjugate molecules.
  • Characterize products and validate methods.
  • Work cross-functionally to transfer processes to the MFG floor.
  • Characterization of chemical functionalities and stability.
  • HPLC analysis, UV VIS, NMR.
  • Employ exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate and present findings.

Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelors or Masters degree program at an accredited university, with a focus in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to stay focused on completing tasks and meeting goals within a busy workspace.
  • Previous experience in academic or industry research lab is preferred.
  • Willingness to "try, fail, learn, succeed, and repeat"!

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.


  • San Diego, CA


  • N/A

Job Type:

  • Internship

Base Compensation Pay Range:  $25/hr. - $40/hr.

In addition to base compensation noted above, you will be eligible for stock options, discretionary annual bonus, no cost health insurance plans, 401k with company match, and flexible paid time off. 

Please note: Base compensation will depend on multiple factors, including geographic location, qualifications, and experience. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.


At Element Biosciences, our mission is to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity. Our proprietary approach to improving the signal-to-noise ratio allows us to provide groundbreaking innovations in surface chemistry, instrumentation, and biochemistry to drastically decrease the run cost and capital cost while delivering high sequencing data quality. Founded in 2017, our headquarters is located in San Diego, California, with additional operations located in the San Francisco Bay area.


Company info
(619) 353-0300
10055 Barnes Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121

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