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Receptor Biology Intern - Genomics

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

We are seeking a self-motivated and highly organized candidate to join a cutting-edge cell biology research program in the Chemical Senses in New York City. The successful candidate will support a project exploring the neurobiology of how intensity is encoded in the perception of odors.


Internship to begin first week of June and goes through to the last week of August.  

The working hours are Monday – Friday (37.5 hours per week) 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare DNA from bacterial cell culture
  • Perform cell-based experiments to determine olfactory receptor responses to odorants
  • Analyze and interpret experimental data
  • Participate in lab meetings and discussions to inform future experimental design
  • Maintain proper laboratory records
  • Maintain high safety standards within the lab


We value:

  • REQUIRED – High school or college level coursework in biology, chemistry, and math
  • Basic molecular biology skills (sterile cell culture technique a plus)
  • Spreadsheet and word processing efficiency
  • Motivated and intellectually curious individuals
  • Individuals who are highly organized and team and solution focused


We offer:

  • Entry to the exciting and inspiring world of perfumes
  • A culture that values creativity and diversity
  • Great opportunities to learn and grow


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Nearest Major Market: Middletown
Nearest Secondary Market: Poughkeepsie

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