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Research Intern, In Vivo Model Development (Summer 2023)

Internships | South San Francisco, CA | Full Time and Internship | From $25.00 to $28.00 per hour

Job Description


About Allogene Therapeutics, Inc:

Allogene Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a single-minded focus on pioneering the development of investigational allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T cell (AlloCAR T™) products for cancer. Led by world-class management with significant experience in cell therapy, our fully integrated, in-house team of researchers is dedicated to discovery and translational research, development, and cell manufacturing.

At Allogene, we are developing a pipeline of off-the-shelf CAR T cell candidates, with the goal of delivering readily available cell therapy faster, more reliably, and at greater scale to more patients. For more information, please visit, and follow @AllogeneTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the role:

We are seeking an intern for in vivo model characterization. The intern will be working closely with a scientist to support the evaluation and optimization of relevant mouse models that recapitulate the clinical disease observed in patients. A range of in vivo techniques will be taught, as well as education regarding the utility of preclinical studies in the context of CAR T therapy. At the end of the internship, the intern will have the opportunity to present their results to the team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Animal handling and health evaluation
  • Systemic injections (subcutaneous, intravenous, Intraperitoneal)
  • Tumor cell implantation
  • CAR T dosing
  • Tumor measurements: mechanical and/or via bioluminescent imaging
  • Basic cell culture
  • Maintain accurate records and experimental results
  • Gain competency with use of analysis and graphing software (e.g. GraphPad Prism)
  • Interpret experimental data
  • Other duties as assigned

Position Requirements & Experience:

  • Must be at least 18 years old. Veterinary or Biological Sciences or related majors. Small animal handling experience preferred.
  • 0+ years of experience in similar role in biotechnology industry
  • Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize effectively to deliver results within reasonably established timelines.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication are essential in this collaborative work environment.
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

We offer a chance to work with talented people in a collaborative environment. The expected rate range for this role is $25.00 - $28.00 per hour. Actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, business needs, and other job-related factors permitted by law.

As an equal opportunity employer, Allogene is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job-related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. We also embrace differences in experience and background, and welcome diversity of opinions and thought with active recruitment and internships designed to create a stronger and better Allogene that is focused on developing life-changing products for patients.

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