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2024 Cell Culture Development Intern

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28d ago

🚀 Summer Internship

San Francisco

AI generated summary

  • You must be enrolled in a Master's or PhD program in biology or related field, skilled in mammalian cell culture, aseptic technique, and ATF technology. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are a plus.
  • You will prepare cell culture media, execute cell culture activities, monitor performance, analyze data, and present findings in a structured format.

Summer Internship

ScienceSan Francisco


  • Envision spending your summer working with energetic colleagues and inspirational leaders, all while gaining world-class experience in one of the most dynamic organizations in the pharmaceutical industry. This is a reality for AbbVie Interns.
  • The Cell Culture Development Intern will support the Cell Culture Development Group in South San Francisco, CA to work on an exciting project developing a N-1 perfusion process for Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applications.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in university, pursuing a Master’s or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or other related field.
  • Must be enrolled in university for at least one semester following the internship.
  • Laboratory experience with mammalian cell culture and proficiency in aseptic technique..
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expected graduation date between December 2024 – July 2025.
  • Experience with ATF (alternating tangential flow filtration) perfusion technology.
  • Experience in executing mammalian suspension cell culture processes in shake flasks and 2L bioreactors.
  • Experience with authoring technical reports and delivering presentations.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Prepare cell culture media and stock solutions.
  • Plan, design, and execute cell culture activities from vial thaw, passaging, scale-up, and shake flask fed batch production experiments.
  • Setup and execute 2L bioreactors with ATF perfusion.
  • Monitor the cell culture performance via various analyzers such as cell counter, blood gas analyzer, metabolite analyzer, and HPLC.
  • Document and analyze data.
  • Author and present experiment findings in a PowerPoint and/or poster presentation.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Francisco


  • Competitive pay
  • Relocation support for eligible students.
  • Break rooms stocked with complimentary coffee, tea, beverages, snacks, and cold breakfast items.
  • Onsite café and fitness center.