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InBios International, Inc. Seasonal Intern in Seattle, Washington

InBios is looking for people who value a sense of community, cooperation, and camaraderie with a shared vision of delivering impactful solutions to those affected by infectious diseases. At InBios, your ideas are valued, your voice is heard, your accomplishments are celebrated.

ABOUT INBIOS

InBios International Inc. specializes in the design, development, and manufacture of diagnostic assays for emerging infectious diseases and biothreats. Founded in 1996 in Seattle, WA, InBios is dedicated to delivering superior quality products that are accurate, easy to use and cost effective. We have a portfolio of more than 25 diagnostic products, as well as an extensive catalog of life science reagents. For more information, visit www.inbios.com{target="_blank" rel="noopener"}.

Our primary location is in the dynamic neighborhood of South Lake Union in a state-of-the-art biotech facility, and our secondary location is in the SODO neighborhood with newly remodeled lab and office space. InBios offers competitive wages and a rich benefit package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), and performance-based rewards. InBios is committed to work/life balance and provides paid vacation and sick time, including a weeklong, paid shutdown in December.

ABOUT YOU

This position is ideal for someone who wants to gain experience working in an industrial laboratory environment, learn industry standard good manufacturing practices (GMP), and is ready to learn new skills and procedures. Complete on-the-job training is provided, and we are happy to work around class schedules.

Experience and skills needed to be successful in this position

  • Completion of college level general chemistry series
  • Enjoys working with a team and individually
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Easily adaptable to changing priorities
  • Ability to adhere to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) regulations
  • Comfortable with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Good written and verbal communication skills

Responsibilities

  • Follow laboratory safety protocols and maintain a safe working environment
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) per GMP 
  • Operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining lab equipment and machinery
  • Cleaning and maintaining laboratory environment.
  • Assist in conducting experiments and recording data accurately
  • Collaborate with other team members to learn and achieve goals
  • Assist in the preparation of reports

Specific Opportunities for training/activities

Protein Purification

  •  Preparation of buffers
  • Assisting in monitoring E.coli growths via OD560 measurement
  • Sample prep for and running SDS-PAGE
  • Exposure to general protein purification techniques

Transfer Team

  • Conjugation of proteins to gold nanoparticles
  • Stripping proteins onto the Nitrocellulose membrane
  • Preparation of buffers for treating different types of lateral flow assay components
  • Construction of lateral flow assay test strip in dry room
  • Performance (sensitivity/specificity) evaluation of lateral flow test

Tissue Culture

  • Cell line freeze/thaw
  • Cell passage and scaleup
  • Preparation of media

Seasonal Employment Term

This is a temporary job that is designed to accommodate a student who is looking for approximately 6-10 weeks of employment during their summer break. We prefer an applicant who can commit to a minimum of 6 weeks either part-time or full-time, but we are open to considering a shorter or longer term. 

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