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Intern - R&D Biology

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Maravai LifeSciences


1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Diego

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  • You must be a Junior or Senior undergrad in biology/immunology with cell culture lab experience. Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency in word, excel, and PowerPoint are a plus.
  • You will train on lab basics, review scientific concepts, conduct guided and independent cell-based assays, screen modified mRNAs, and present findings to the R&D team.

Off-cycle Internship

Research & Development, Science•San Diego


  • Maravai LifeSciences is seeking a #MiracleMaker to join our Research & Development - Biology team as an R&D Biology Intern. In this role you will gain hands on experience with mRNA cell based assays. 
  • Project Overview: The intern will be introduced to the scientific concepts and standard processes involved in functional evaluation of mRNAs in cell-based assays. They will be trained in in-vitro cell culture, mRNA transfection, and expression assays. After demonstrating proficiency by transfecting cells and evaluation expression of control reporter mRNAs, they will perform cell-based assay experiments with novel modified mRNAs.


  • Must be pursing an undergraduate degree, currently in the Junior year or first semester of senior year. Preferred areas of study are biology, immunology.
  • Previous cell culture wet lab experience is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both in a team setting and independently
  • Experience with word, excel, and PowerPoint presentation a plus

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Train on lab basics: safety, pipetting, assays/instruments, etc.
  • Review relevant scientific concepts: Cell line culture, mRNA structure and function, mRNA transfection, ELISA, etc.
  • Perform a guided cell-based assay experiment.
  • Perform an additional independent cell-based assay experiment/analysis.
  • Once proficiency has been demonstrated, screen a manageable number of novel modified mRNAs.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation summarizing findings to the R&D team.


Work type

Full time

Work mode



San Diego


  • You have the potential to change, improve, and save lives around the world. 
  • You have the opportunity to be a part owner in Maravai through RSU grants and optional employee stock purchase plans. 
  • We offer comprehensive medical plans and HSA/FSA options. 
  • Fertility & family planning assistance. 
  • A variety of additional optional benefits and insurance options, including pet insurance. 
  • Retirement contributions. 
  • Holidays & Paid Time Off.