Life Edit Therapeutics is hiring a

Downstream Protein Purification, Intern

Durham, United States

The Role:

This internship will provide an excellent opportunity to apply relevant biochemistry and chemistry knowledge from the classroom towards the preclinical development of lifesaving gene editing therapeutics. In this position, you’ll learn the basic theory and workflows of protein purification, operation of relevant equipment (AKTA), and preparing supplies. You will be observing and assisting experienced senior scientists in the laboratory with the goal of achieving laboratory independence by the end of the internship. The candidate will also learn how to properly record experimental data within an electronic lab notebook (Benchling) and present that data to fellow scientists. This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about the growing field of gene therapy while also gaining valuable experience about performing research from scientific experts.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Purify recombinant proteins and AAV capsids from bacterial or mammalian cells using an automated FPLC system (AKTA)
  • Perform bioanalytical assays (SDS-PAGE, etc.) upon generated samples
  • Prepare appropriate buffers and other solutions
  • Design, preparation, and execution of experiments
  • Data capture, analysis, and documentation
  • Present data to fellow scientists


  • Working towards a BS or BA degree in chemistry, biological science, bioengineering, or equivalent
  • Hands-on experience with bioanalytical assays is preferred but not required
  • Organized, independent, and collaborative
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Why join Life Edit Therapeutics?

Life Edit Therapeutics, an ElevateBio portfolio company, is a gene editing company on a mission to rewrite the future by curing disease, making any edit, anywhere. Life Edit has built a world-class genome editing platform with one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of novel RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs) and base editors. The company’s next-generation editing systems will propel the development of novel human therapeutics by enabling ex vivo engineering for cell therapies and regenerative medicines and in vivo delivery of gene therapies.

Our Vision:  To pave the way to faster, safer, gene editing therapeutics that cure disease and improve patient lives

Life Edit is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Life Edit will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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