Cell and Molecular Biology Summer Internship

Black Diamond Therapeutics

New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Intern
  • Function: Intern
  • Post Date: 04/22/2021
  • Website: blackdiamondtherapeutics.com
  • Company Address: 25 HEALTH SCIENCES DRIVE, Stony Brook, NY, 1790

About Black Diamond Therapeutics

Black Diamond Therapeutics Inc. is a leading venture-backed biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of precision medicines for cancer that are directed against a novel class of allosteric mutant oncogenes.

Job Description

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a precision oncology medicine company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies. Black Diamond targets undrugged mutations in patients with genetically defined cancers for whom limited treatment options currently exist. Black Diamond is built upon a deep understanding of cancer genetics, protein structure and function, and medicinal chemistry. The Company’s proprietary technology platform, Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology, or MAP, platform, is designed to allow Black Diamond to analyze population-level genetic sequencing data to identify oncogenic mutations that promote cancer across tumor types, group these mutations into families and develop a single small molecule therapy in a tumor-agnostic manner that targets a specific family of mutations.

 

We are looking for a Summer Intern to join our Research Biology team. This is a Full-time paid Internship for 8-10 weeks. The Internship is located in our New York City location or could be remote (US candidates only). 

 

Scope:

The scope of the project will use basic science research methods to develop and test methods and technologies involving Engineering cell lines and validation of Engineered cell lines.

Responsibilities

  • Depending upon project requirement, you may obtain hands on training with the following mammalian cell culture or molecular biology techniques that are widely used in biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Cell viability determination
  • Aseptic cell culture technique
  • DNA extraction
  • Polymerase chain reaction
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Analyzes data, generates charts and graphs representing data, prepares reports describing results
  • Effectively communicates with other team members

Performs other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

·       Current college students majoring in Genetics, Development, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, or related major entering their Junior or Senior year.

·       Have Completed course work in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer.

·       Basic knowledge of Molecular biology techniques or NCBI blast is a plus though not required

·       Exceptional High school Junior/Seniors can be considered if they have already taken Advanced courses in Biology, Mathematics, Statistics, and Chemistry. Basic knowledge of Molecular biology techniques or NCBI blast is a plus though not required

 

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies up to 20 lbs.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.