Internship (Paid) - Oxford, UK
We are looking for a summer intern to join the commercial team at Oxford Nanopore, supporting existing and potential customers. We need someone to start immediately, for 2-3 months.
Do you have a PhD degree in molecular biology/genetics/related discipline? Are you a great communicator?
Oxford Nanopore is behind the MinION, the only portable DNA sequencer. It’s being used in pathogen analysis, the identification of antimicrobial resistance, environmental monitoring cancer research, the analysis of human, plant, microbial and many other genomes. It’s even currently on the International Space Station, waiting to be used for DNA sequencing in space for the first time. We have other technologies coming, including the high-throughput PromethION and the mobile phone compatible SmidgION; we design our technology to enable the analysis of any living thing, by any person, in any environment.
We are looking for a bright, motivated, diligent biologist with a great attitude, who can support us as the number of use cases of our technology grows. You will have the opportunity to help us communicate the growing number of use cases of the technology, its technical merits and instructions. You will get a chance to participate in this scientific communication and you will also be expected to perform more routine work.
If you are:
- a biologist
- with a PhD, or currently completing your PhD
- ideally, experience or understanding of DNA sequencing technologies
- with an interest in communication
- you can critique or create novel scientific content for accuracy and clarity
- you are familiar with digital methods of scientific communication e.g. movies, photography, diagrams/graphics
Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.
Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.
To apply for this internship position please submit your CV and a one-page cover letter using the application form.
Please include links to any previous scientific communications that you’ve been directly involved with.