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Job: Research & Development Internship - Epigenos, -, Greenville, NC

General Information


Job title:
Research & Development Internship - Epigenos
Job location:
Greenville, NC  27834 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
02/09/2021
Compensation:
$3000
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Intern

Job Description


While the pathways underlying multiple rare diseases, including hard to treat cancers, are quite diverse, a common theme is the inappropriate repression or activation of a single gene – so-called epigenetic dysfunction. Our technology provides personalized epigenome-based therapeutics that leverage site-specific Cas9 technology to treat disease at the root of gene mis-regulation.

Internship Activities*
Using cells derived frompatients affected by Friedreich's Ataxia (FA), the intern will learnnumerous techniques including human skin cell culture, transfection, protein and RNAisolation, Western blotting and quantitative PCR to assess the efficacy of ourepigenetic-based therapeutic to treat FA in our lab at UNC Chapel Hill.

This internship requires a commitment of 30 hours per week over 12 weeks, and is available starting in May,

This internship is supported in part by a grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center through the Industrial Internship Program.

Job Requirements


Noresearch experience required

AP Biology or College level General Biology coursework
(Job number: 4000661)
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