• Intern - Molecular Biology

    Job Locations US-CA-South San Francisco
    Req No.
    Research & Development
  • Job Description


    A principle mission of the molecular biology group is to develop genomics product applications that utilize Fluidigm’s proprietary microfluidics technology platform. The intern will participate in experimental planning, standard laboratory procedures, results analysis and reporting that supports the group’s mission.



    • Participate in the planning and design of experiments
    • Adhere to all safety procedures and laboratory
    • Utilize good documentation practices
    • Perform laboratory activities that include but may not be limited to:
      • nucleic acid extraction from formal-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue sections
      • spectrophotometric and fluorescent assays
      • capillary electrophoresis assays
      • polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification using Fluidigm’s proprietary microfluidics technology
      • next generation DNA sequencing library preparation using Fluidigm’s proprietary microfluidics technology
    • Perform results analysis
    • Prepare report summaries



    Education and Experience:

    Current good academic standing in an accredited high school

    No previous experience is required



    Basic understanding of chemistry and biology

    Good communication and organization skills

    Familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of programs

    Laboratory experience very helpful


    Supervisory/Management Responsibilities:


    No supervisory of management responsibilities


    Position Accountability/Scope:

    This position reports to the Senior Director of Molecular Biology.


    Minimum Job Requirements:

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    Working Conditions:

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