Job Description:

Kernal Biologics is creating mRNA drugs that instruct specific cells in the body on how to make their own medicine. We are seeking a highly motivated student to fill a Co-Op Immunology position to support the development of mRNA 2.0 therapeutics for immuno-oncology applications. The ideal candidate will work and become part of the Immuno-Oncology team to support existing projects and programs, performing experimental research and learning new skills and technologies. Key Responsibilities: Contribute with the team by driving and understanding the design and implementation of experiments and cell-based assays to solve biological questions. Learn how to work with minimal supervision and generate decision-making data.

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S in Biology, Immunology, Pharmacology, or related biological degree
  • Able to work full-time (35-40 hours/week) throughout the 6 month co-op.
  • Previous basic laboratory experience, ideally skilled in cell culture and aseptic techniques, mammalian cell culture techniques and maintenance of several immortalized human cell lines and primary human cells.
  • Basic knowledge of immunology techniques and literature.
  • Basic experience with handling mice.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic understanding of cell culture and aseptic techniques
  • Basic understanding of Flow Cytometry (FACS), plate-based assays and immunostaining techniques
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint.)
  • Eagerness to grow and develop as a scientist.

Kernal is dedicated to providing a diverse work environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in employment practices for reasons of race, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, religion, disability, or any other legally protected status. Kernal will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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