Position title
2021 Calyxt Summer Internship

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 setting. The candidates will have the opportunities to work closely with highly talented scientists at Calyxt in many R&D functions. Candidates will also gain exposure to regulatory and project management 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 run for 10 weeks between May 24th – August 13th, 2021.

  • Based on interest and skillsets, the candidate will work with a scientist or team lead on an independent project within the Trait Discovery & Targeting, Gene Editing, or Breeding platforms.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including Trait Discovery, Molecular Biology, Chemical Analysis, Cell Biology and Tissue Culture, Genotyping, Breeding and Controlled Environments.
  • Learn and assist in routine lab work and/or plant care and field work to ensure smooth workflow and safe environment.
  • Accurately document all experimental procedures and results in a lab notebook and LIMS system as required.
  • Opportunity to present findings to the entire Calyxt R&D team.
  • Junior or Senior undergraduate student in biology, plant science, agronomy, genetics, 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, plant care

Please send resume and motivation letter to clxraip202009@calyxt.com

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Date posted
September 24, 2020
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Position: 2021 Calyxt Summer Internship

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