Process Development - Internship

Redwood City, CA
Technology Development – Process Development /
Internship /
Adverum Biotechnologies is a clinical-stage company that aims to establish gene therapy as a new standard of care for highly prevalent ocular diseases with the aspiration of developing functional cures to restore vision and prevent blindness.  And we’re excited to have 3-Product Development Internships, for a 9-week paid ($17/hr) opportunity at our Redwood City, CA location.  As an intern, you'll be fully immersed in our team's culture and work on individual projects while supporting team engagement. This is a full-time, 40-hour a week in-office position that will provide valuable experience and networking opportunities within the Gene Therapy/Biotech Industry.  As a Process Development Intern, you’ll have the opportunity to learn project design, planning, process, data analysis and summary. 

What you'll do:

    • Intern #1 PD Upstream:
    • Focus area: suspension cell culture, 2, 10, 50 and 200 liter scale bioreactor operation, automation system - high throughput Ambr250 for process development studies, baculovirus production and purification, gene therapy vector package in cells (Sf9 cells).

    • Intern #2 PD Downstream:
    • Focus area: learn about gene therapy vector isolation, clarification/filtration, and formulation, AKTA system operation, drug production generation.

    • Intern #3PD Assay:
    • Focus area; qPCR for gene therapy vector genomic titer test, BacPAK assay for baculovirus titer test, cell culture, DNA replication and purification, primer design, assay data analysis.    

About you:

    • Enrolled in a bachelor’s or master’s degree program in Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Genetics
    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
    • Able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
    • Able to lift 25 pounds.
    • Availability to work full-time for the duration of the internship at our Redwood City, CA facility. We do not have a housing stipend for this role.
About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

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