Start Date: Summer 2020
Term: Must be able to commit to a three-month term at minimum.
Schedule: Flexible, usually Monday through Friday with occasional weekend work. Four or five eight-hour days.
Location: Berkeley, California
About Pivot Bio:
Fueled by an innovative drive and a deep understanding of the soil microbiome, Pivot Bio is pioneering game-changing advances in agriculture. Our first commercial product harnesses the power of naturally-occurring microbes to provide nutrients to crops. We are dedicated to providing new sustainable ways for farmers to improve yield as they work to help feed the world’s growing population. Read/Hear more about Pivot Bio on OneZero or CNN.
We’re looking for:
Pivot Bio is offering a full-time paid summer internship supporting the Strain Optimization team in designing bacterial strains that will lead to more sustainable agricultural practices. This position will give ample opportunity to incorporate your molecular biology and microbiology knowledge into designing and building DNA constructs and engineering microorganisms. Besides having fun with tinkering DNA and microbes, you will also learn about multiple in vitro and in planta analytical methods that help us understand the microbe and plant interactions.
Our team thrives on collaboration and communication, and these internships provide an excellent opportunity to work with a close-knit team while gaining hands-on experience in a biotech laboratory.
Desired Skills and Experience:
*Must be authorized to work in the U.S.