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Cell Process Development Intern

Beam Therapeutics

Beam Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Beam is seeking a self-motivated and technically competent intern who wants to learn and explore in the field of cell and gene therapy to join us from June through August 2024. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Cell Process Development Team to support the design, development, and characterization of processes and technologies related to hematopoietic stem & progenitor cells (HSPCs). The candidate will specifically support process characterization experiments and other activities for the BEAM-101 drug product manufacturing process which will involve the execution of experiments and data compilation and analysis to define the robustness range of critical process parameters.


  • Apply mammalian cell culture and non-viral transduction techniques to conduct process development and process characterization activities to advance Beam’s ex vivo hematology pipeline.
  • Aid in the execution of stem cell isolations and production of HSPC from primary donors.
  • Perform cellular characterization assays to monitor process performance and product quality.
  • Assist team in day-to-day lab activities.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate data records using internal electronic lab notebook.
  • Summarize and present studies at internal group meetings.


  • Working towards a BS degree in Life Sciences, Chemical, Mechanical, Bio- Engineering or other related discipline.
  • Prior experience with or understanding of aseptic mammalian cell culturing desirable.
  • Experience with statistical software and statistical data analysis desirable.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture and work in a matrixed team environment.