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2024 GRC Functional Genomics Intern

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🚀 Summer Internship


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Summer Internship



  • 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.
  • This internship opportunity is in the Functional Genomics group within the Genomics Research Center which plays a key role in technology development that furthers goals in the identification and validation of novel targets across all disease indications. Under supervision of a principal research scientist in the group, the individual will primarily support a project to establish new CRISPR-based technologies that will assist oncology research in model development.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a PhD or Master’s program in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or related field.
  • Ability to conduct and interpret scientific experiments, providing suggestions for additional experiments, including design and development of new assays.
  • Must be enrolled in university for at least one semester following the internship.
  • Experience with molecular biological techniques and mammalian tissue culture.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Expected graduation date between December 2024 – July 2025.
  • Previous experience utilizing CRISPR and handling lentivirus.
  • Self-motivated; ability to execute with limited supervision and direction. Can work independently or part of a team.
  • Troubleshoot experiments, identify, and solve elementary problems in experimental designs, including laboratory experimentation.
  • Proficient in required software including Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • Performing wet-lab experimentation towards the development of novel CRISPR technologies.
  • Creating new experimental models that will assist in creating new disease models.
  • Communicating data in a group setting and collaborating in a cross-functional setting.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





  • Competitive pay.
  • Relocation support for eligible students. 
  • Potential for publication co-authorship.
  • Opportunity to connect with AbbVie leaders and scientists.
  • Exposure to cutting edge technologies and concepts presented by AbbVie scientists.