Associate Biologist Intern

Job Locations US-VA-Manassas
Role Type
ATCC Federal Solutions - BEIR
Job ID
Scientific Background
Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Bioinformatics, Biologics, Biology, Bioprocessing, Bioproduction, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology


Ready to shape the future of science and global health? ATCC, a pioneer in biomaterials manufacturing, is seeking exceptional candidates for the ATCC 2024 Summer Internship Program.

The ATCC Summer Intern Program provides students with an opportunity to contribute as Associate Biologist interns to cutting-edge ATCC projects that support scientific and break-through research, improving the health of global populations. You will support biological manufacturing, the production of biological cultures and derivative products, and contribute to data collection and recording.


Associate Biologist Intern - ATCC Federal Solutions Protistology:

  • Characterization of a variety of malaria products and support genomic or phenotypic analysis of malaria parasites.
  • Research projects may include:
    • Analysis of relative expression levels of sex-specific and stage-specific malaria genes using qRT-PCR, microscopy, and immunofluorescence assays
    • Evaluation of parasite growth phenotypes and commitment to gametocytogenesis (production of sexual stage parasite)
  • Prior experience in an undergraduate biological science lab, following safety procedures and properly handling chemicals and/or biologicals.
  • Prior hands-on experience with aseptic cell culture techniques, or DNA and RNA handling, or molecular biology techniques (e.g. PCR, cloning) is highly preferred. 


  • Manufacturing Operations: Manufacturing of biological products by following standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions, and other controlled documents. Maintain laboratory safety, operations, equipment, and supplies.
  • Documentation: Maintain production batch records in compliance with good laboratory practices. Collect, analyze, and report data, ensuring meticulous documentation.
  • Continuous Learning and Problem-Solving: Master aseptic technique, gain experience with various cell lines and organisms, and tackle routine challenges in alignment with organizational policies.


Program Qualifications:

  • Must currently be enrolled as rising 3rd or 4th year undergraduate, or within 12 months of graduating from a BS or MS academic degree program at an accredited college or university, majoring in biology, cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or a related science.
  • Must be able to complete a 10-week consecutive full-time internship between June 3 and August 9, 2024.
  • Must meet one of the Deemed Export Control Rules; a citizen or national of the United States; person lawfully admitted for permanent residence (a holder of a Form I-551 or “green card”); person admitted as a refugee; person granted asylum; or temporary resident granted amnesty under the 1986 legalization program.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Prior experience in an undergraduate biological science lab, following safety procedures and properly handling biologicals and/or chemicals.   
  • Hands on laboratory experience and aseptic technique.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  • Ability to follow laboratory safety protocols and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and ability to follow strict protocols and corporate policies and procedures.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, computer skills, and the ability to critically analyze data sets.


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards
    • Corporate bonus program
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we’ve committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


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