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Internship - Immunology Research

Barinthus Biotherapeutics
Germantown, MD
Start date
Jun 6, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biology, Immunology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

Barinthus Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel T cell immunotherapeutic candidates designed to guide the immune system to overcome chronic infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and cancer. Helping people living with serious diseases and their families is the guiding principle at the heart of Barinthus Biotherapeutics. Barinthus Biotherapeutics’ proven scientific expertise, diverse portfolio and focus on pipeline development uniquely positions the company to navigate towards delivering treatments for people with infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancers that have a significant impact on their everyday lives.

Internship description

We have an exciting opportunity for an intern to join the immunology research team in our North American location (Germantown, MD). The position will be lab-based for a hands-on opportunities to learn and perform immunological assays including tissue processing, cell culture, ELISA and flow cytometry. These experimental techniques will help support the discovery and development processes for new drugs and therapeutics. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of research ranging from experiment planning to data presentation under the supervision of senior lab members.

What we are looking for in a candidate

  • Positive attitude and willingness see projects to completion, even when they are challenging.
  • A critical thinker with great organizational and presentation skills
  • Currently enrolled in, or recently completed, higher education (Including community college, Bachelor’s degree etc. ) in the biology field.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a team.
  • Some knowledge of immunology and autoimmune diseases is preferred, but an interest to learn is acceptable.
  • An interest in the drug discovery process.
  • The ability to be onsite in Germantown part-time (hours and schedule are negotiable).
  • Some experience in a lab setting is preferred but not required.
  • Barinthus Bio uses a holistic review that allows the hiring committee to consider the whole applicant rather that disproportionately focusing on any one factor - if you are interested in this position and have a lower GPA, please highlight in your application your work experience.


Application process

Please provide a resume and a cover letter detailing why you would be interested in this role, what you could bring to the team and how this internship would help your future career plans. 

Please provide contact details for one academic reference who can attest to your work ethic and willingness to learn.


Barinthus Bio is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As an employer, we are committed to ensuring representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps, we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable. More information on our diversity policy can be found here:


For further information on working at Barinthus please read this page: 

Details of our company values can be found here: 

Notice to recruiters


Barinthus Biotherapeutics' internal Talent Acquisition leads recruitment and employment for Barinthus Biotherapeutics. Unsolicited resumes sent to Barinthus Biotherapeutics from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Barinthus Biotherapeutics and do not obligate Barinthus Biotherapeutics to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. Barinthus Biotherapeutics operate a preferred list of recruitment suppliers, any and all enquiries about joining us as a supplier should be directed to Barinthus Biotherapeutics' TA Team. We ask that external recruiters and/ or agencies not contact or present candidates directly to our hiring manager or employees. To enquire about partnership please email


Barinthus Biotherapeutics plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel T cell immunotherapeutics that guide the immune system to overcome chronic infectious diseases, autoimmunity and cancer. The company stands apart through its broad pipeline, built around four proprietary platform technologies;ChAdOx, MVA, SNAP-TI and SNAP-CI. These platforms are enabling the company to develop antigen-specific immunotherapeutics that aim to optimize the disease-fighting capabilities of T cells and guide them towards a healthy balance. Leading the way with a passion for science embodies everything we do at Barinthus Biotherapeutics – even our new name. Barinthus was the name of the mythological navigator who guided the legendary King Arthur of Britain by ship to the island of Avalon to be healed after he was wounded. Like Barinthus, our company aims to be a strong and resilient guide, navigating those that rely on us toward better health. In this most important journey, our vessel is the power of science and our expertise to harness it in directing the immune system to help people overcome chronic infectious diseases, autoimmunity, and cancer. While our eyes are keenly focused on moving science forward, we also draw inspiration from the past. Aligning the name of our company with an Arthurian legend is a nod to our rich UK-based history as a dedicated steward of science and unwavering champion of patients. If the past is prologue for the future, then we proudly embrace the values and technological approach that continue to be the hallmark and fabric of our company – now more than ever as we blaze on as Barinthus Biotherapeutics.

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20400 Century Blvd
United States

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