Intern, Process Development


San Diego, CA, US, 92121


Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life.


Position Summary

The Process Development and Production Intern assists the scientific staff in carrying out development and production assignments involving a variety of laboratory methods, equipment and procedures


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Will be trained and performs a wide variety of tasks in the laboratory, including: maintaining adherent cell lines and suspension cell lines, viral infection, harvest, buffer making for harvest and purification, support purification as needed.
  • Detail oriented. Makes detailed observations as experiments are conducted and reports data accurately and effectively
  • Maintains complete and accurate records of all work done in the laboratory
  • Drafts material specification or communicate with vendor to obtain information for cGMP materials
  • Records inventory changes as supplies and reagents are used
  • Presents and discusses results of experiments within department and project team 
  • Analyzes data and interprets results
  • Prepares summaries and protocols


Minimum Education, Experience and Skills

  • High school degree and a minimum of 1-2 years of experience in a biology laboratory. Cell culture experience and aseptic technique is a plus.
  • Basic understanding of cellular biology, molecular biology, biochemistry and virology
  • Able to learn new skills quickly
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, established techniques, instruments and equipment.
  • Basic understanding of Universal Precautions and Basic Lab safety
  • Able to repeat a procedure in the laboratory multiple times in exactly the same way
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills and critical-thinking skills
  • Skilled with use of word processing, spreadsheets, graphical and presentation software applications



There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions.

Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce.  Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions’ approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.


Protecting and Enhancing 1 billion lives by 2030 focuses our energy to improve the quality of life for individuals around the world, giving them the opportunity to experience the fullness of life.

Our drive towards this vision informs all of our actions—whether it is our approach to product development, manufacturing, encouraging employee health and wellness or giving back to the community—we strive every day to achieve this shared goal.


  • Stand shoulder to shoulder no matter what
    • We combine our best thinking and communicate openly to support each other.
  • Break through thinking
    • We take smart risks, pursue innovation and challenge ourselves to constantly improve.
  • Own it always
    • Every person at Emergent is engaged and accountable for delivering on our commitments.
  • Compete where it counts
    • We set the right goals and respect each other as we conquer them together.

Nearest Major Market: San Diego