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Automation & Compound Management Summer Internship

Maze Therapeutics
South San Francisco, CA
Start date
Feb 22, 2024

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Engineering, Automation Engineer
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay

Job Details

The Opportunity 

Welcome to Maze Therapeutics, where innovation meets a passion for improving patients' lives through research, automation, and discovery. We are on the lookout for a dynamic and detail-oriented summer intern to join our Automation and Compound Management team. This is not just an internship; it's an opportunity to contribute to the forefront of scientific excellence and make a lasting impact on the biotech industry.   

At Maze Therapeutics, we believe in the power of innovation to shape the future of healthcare. As a cutting-edge biotechnology company dedicated to unraveling the complexities of human biology, we're on a mission to redefine the possibilities of therapeutic discovery. Our commitment to advancing medical science is matched only by our passion for nurturing the next generation of scientific leaders. 

As a summer intern at Maze Therapeutics, you won't just be an observer—you'll be an active participant in groundbreaking research and development. Our internship program is designed to provide hands-on experience, mentorship, and a dynamic learning environment where your ideas can flourish. Join us in our quest to transform the landscape of healthcare through innovation and exploration. 

About the Internship 

As an intern at Maze Therapeutics, your mission will be to enhance our Automation and Compound Management processes, leveraging your wet lab and instrumentation experience. Collaborate with our talented teams to design and implement a quality control system that ensures the integrity of our high-value assets, including Liquid Handlers and compound library microplates. Your dedication to precision and accuracy, coupled with your scientific knowledge, will be crucial as you verify that automated liquid handlers perform according to the highest standards.   

Your Role Includes: 

  • Implement a robust quality control system to assess the integrity and quality of compounds stored in High Throughput screening plates, ensuring the reliability of our scientific data.  
  • Develop a fluorescein assay to determine the accuracy and precision of automated liquid handlers, playing a key role in elevating our automation processes, and applying your understanding of lab instrumentation and biological/chemical principles. 


We're seeking an innovative rising junior or above, currently enrolled in a 4-year college or university, with a major or strong interest in the life sciences. Whether your focus is in Automation Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Chemistry, or related fields, this internship is your gateway to the fast-paced world of biotech startups.  

  • Be motivated by the goal of improving patients' lives through research, automation, discovery, and teamwork.  
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment, working with automation and compound management teams to design and implement cutting-edge processes.  
  • Embrace new challenges and learn new skills, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement.  
  • Familiarity with aseptic technique, wet lab experience, and proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint) are essential.  
  • Experience or knowledge about SQL and working with large data sets.
  • Ideal, but Not Required: Inventory or sample management experience and/or QC experience 

The internship is scheduled to commence on June 17, 2024, and will conclude on August 16, 2024 (with potential flexibility in dates). 

The expected hourly rate for this role is as follows:  

Undergraduate: $27.50/hour  

Graduate: $35.00/hour 



Maze Therapeutics is translating novel genetic insights into lifesaving medicines, through an approach that integrates human genetics and functional genomics. Advances in these areas have enabled us to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers in a range of severe diseases, which we aim to turn into medicines that mimic protective mutations. 
What are genetic modifiers?
Despite an understanding of the genetic basis for many diseases, it remains a mystery why some people with a disease-causing mutation never get sick. This is often due to genes elsewhere in our DNA that affect the severity of disease and can provide a natural form of protection.
The Maze approach
Dramatic advances in human genetics and functional genomics now enable us to decode the mysteries of genetic modifiers in a range of severe diseases. Today, we believe we can systematically identify genetic modifiers and turn these insights into medicines. We have assembled a world-class team to realize this vision, including creative scientific pioneers, experienced company builders and biotech industry leaders.
Join us in our pursuit to change lives by translating genetic insights into medicine - view our job postings with the link to the left.

Company info
171 Oyster Point Blvd, Suite 200
South San Francisco
United States

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