Summer Intern Chemistry (DNA & RNA)


CA-San Diego, US

Contract Type: 
Area:  Research & Development
Req Id:  432729

Do you want to join an international team working to improve the future of healthcare? Do you want to improve the lives of millions of people? Grifols is a global healthcare company which, since its foundation in Barcelona in 1909, has been working to improve the health and well-being of people all over the world. Our four divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic, Hospital and Bio Supplies - develop, produce and market innovative medicines, solutions and services in more than 100 countries and regions.


Summer internship to provide opportunity to gain hands-on experience and exposure to non-GMP oligo synthesis production to support the development of NAT assays for screening donated blood.   The intern will work closely with R&D oligonucleotide team and primary duties will include, but not limited to synthesis, deprotection, and purification of oligonucleotides, as well as analysis and characterization of oligonucleotide products.                                


 Primary responsibilities for role:

•           Support oligonucleotide production and oligonucleotide characterization

•           Perform optimization, and troubleshooting as needed

•           Keep accurate and up to date records

•           Provide regular updates to scientist

•           Assist in the preparation of written reports

•           Presents results to colleagues at group/scientific meetings 



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Action Oriented

Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; sustains long working hours when necessary, works with vigor, effectiveness and determination over a sustained period.



Takes action without being asked or required to; achieves goals beyond job requirements; being proactive; taking prompt action to accomplish objectives.



Listens actively and communicates in a positive way that creates trusting partnerships.


Collaborative Teamwork

Works in collaborative and inclusive way with others, putting team goals and organizational priorities first.




Finished undergraduate/graduate degree or degree near completion in any applicable science or engineering field with a minimum of two years university experience



  • Experience working in a laboratory is a plus
  • Interest in oligonucleotide chemistry




EEO Minorities/ Disability/Veterans

Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws.  We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

Location: NORTH AMERICA : USA : CA-San Diego:USSDW - San Diego CA - Willow Ct Mfg 


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