Strain Engineering Internship - Summer/Fall 2019

Clara Foods

Have you learned enough engineering principles from your textbooks and classes, but wonder how they are applied in the food and biotech industries? Do you want to leverage technology to feed the world with protein that promotes human health, safeguards our environment, and alleviates animal suffering?

Then Clara Foods is the place for you!

Come join us for a challenging and enjoyable learning experience. We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our strain engineering team for a three- to six-month internship program, starting in the summer of 2019. The candidate will be working on NGS sequencing and data analysis in support of Strain Engineering projects.

We are looking for:

∞ A current student in a BS or MS Program in biology, bioengineering, genetics or other related majors who will be returning to school after the internship

∞ Has at least 3 months of lab experience. Lab projects related to biology and NGS in particular, are preferred

∞ Ability to contribute in a fast paced, research-oriented environment, with a curiosity to learn

∞ Ability to take a break from academic engagements for up to 6 months

∞ Ability to lift up to 30 pounds

Duties include:

∞ Adherence to safety regulations (e.g. constant use of protective gears)

∞ Precise handling and setup of microliter scale reactions

∞ Isolating DNA/RNA for sequence analysis, preparation of input materials for sequencing systems such Minion from Oxford Nanopore Technologies

∞ Use NGS workflows and Omics data analyses suites to convert reads into biological results

We can offer:

∞ Ample opportunities to apply biotechnology skills in the food industry

∞ First-hand experience to use science to make an impact in shaping Clara’s breakthrough product offerings

∞ Opportunity to conduct cutting edge research in a great team environment

∞ Monthly all-hands meetings, an insight to management and company success strategies

∞ Reasonable stipend

∞ Intern socials, weekly happy hours, and quarterly offsite events

∞ Some cool company merch!

Sounds interesting?