Position title
2020 Calyxt Summer Internship
Description

The goal of this internship program is to build and extend on the academic knowledge of qualified individuals who wish to apply theory learned in the classroom to an industry laboratory setting. The candidates will have the opportunities to work closely with highly talented scientists at Calyxt in many R&D functions. Successful candidates will learn invaluable skills that are not only essential for the biotech industry but also translatable to any professional setting. In addition, the internship program provides critical information for the candidates in their decision-making process for future career paths.

The position will start on May 20th and end on Aug 9th, 2020.

Responsibilities
  • Work with team lead on an independent project within Cell Biology and Tissue Culture, Vector Construction, or Molecular and Chemical Analysis (depending on skillsets and interest of the selected candidate)
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including Plant Growth, Molecular Biology, Trait Analysis, and Breeding.
  • Learn and assist in routine lab work to ensure smooth workflow and safe environment
  • Accurately document all experimental procedures and results in a lab notebook
  • Opportunity to present findings to the entire Calyxt R&D team
Qualifications
  • Junior or Senior undergraduate student in biology, plant science, molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, food science or related science field
  • Self-motivation and willingness to learn
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in diverse team setting
  • Solid organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a laboratory setting
  • Experience in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, analytical chemistry, cell biology, tissue culture
Job Location
Date posted
March 6, 2020
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Position: 2020 Calyxt Summer Internship

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