Internship: Pharmacology

Boulder, Colorado /
Research – Pharmacology & Toxicology /
/ On-site
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Who We Are

Cogent Biosciences is a publicly traded biotechnology company developing real solutions to treat genetically driven diseases. With a focus on rational drug discovery and development, we are leveraging validated biology to advance precision therapies designed to address the true underlying drivers of disease and provide real hope for patients. Cogent’s lead therapeutic candidate, bezuclastinib (CGT9486), is a precision kinase inhibitor designed to selectively and potently inhibit the KIT D816V mutation. This mutation is responsible for driving a rare and serious condition called Systemic Mastocytosis (SM), which can severely impact many different tissues and organs in the body. We are also studying CGT9486 to treat advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which have a strong dependence on oncogenic KIT signaling. We are currently enrolling two Phase 2 clinical trials for patients with SM and a global Phase 3 trial for GIST patients.

Our Team

The Role

Cogent’s Boulder, Colorado based research team is looking for a student intern to join the Pharmacology department. The Pharmacology department studies the pharmacological properties of new small molecules designed to treat cancer and rare diseases. Start date, duration and FTE (full time or part time) is flexible.


    • Help pharmacology members with routine tasks, including:
    • -Basic cell culture techniques.
      -In-vivo pharmacology studies to assess pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and efficacy of test compounds.
      -Standard wet lab techniques focused on protein analysis, including Western blot, ELISA or other techniques.
      -Document experiments in electronic notebooks and present data in team meetings.
      -Lead an assigned study to address a biological question of relevance outside of routine pharmacology studies.


    • Experience with mouse and/or rat studies highly preferred.
    • BS in relevant field, including biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology, physiology etc. Outstanding Junior/Senior Undergraduate students will also be considered.
    • Experience in cancer research welcomed but not required.
    • Hands-on experience with standard wet lab techniques. Experience with protein analysis techniques an asset.
    • Experience in aseptic cell culture techniques an asset.
    • Experience conceptualizing, planning and performing a biology experiment.
    • Eager to learn, discover and work in a team environment. 


    • Hourly Pay: $20-33/hr. (depending on experience and level)
    • Target Bonus: N/A
    • Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.
Our Locations

Waltham, MA: Our Boston office includes an open office layout that has recently undergone a makeover designed for collaboration and giving our employees the best work place possible. Free access is provided for both on-site parking and gym facilities in the building.

Boulder, CO: We have just moved into our new state-of-the art Research Facility in the fast-growing biopharmaceutical hub in the greater Denver/Boulder corridor.  Our CEO is based full-time in this location and we are proud to call this the home of Cogent’s discovery research organization.

Our Offer To You

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to have a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

In an effort to protect our employees and extended communities from COVID-19, Cogent requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved reasonable accommodation for medical or religious reasons.