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.


The Research Associate Intern assists the scientific staff in carrying out research assignments involving a variety of laboratory methods, equipment, and procedures. Provides technical or logistical support to other researchers and may conduct research projects under the supervision of other scientific staff. Contributes to maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment. 


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

•    Execute bench and cell culture experiments carefully and precisely
•    Make and record detailed observations as experiments are conducted
•    Maintain complete and accurate records (hardcopy and electronic) of all work done in the laboratory 
•    Perform a wide variety of tasks in the laboratory related to R&D activities
•    Record inventory changes as supplies and reagents are used
•    Analyze data and interprets results with assistance from other scientists
•    Prepare technical reports, summaries, and protocols 
•    Present and discuss results of experiments with the department and project teams  
•    Work well in a team environment, suggesting creative solutions, and providing input to project planning
•    Troubleshoot problems and initiate corrective action
•    Monitor laboratory safety and perform regular safety checks
•    Contribute to maintaining a clean and organized lab space
•    Assist with mouse cage management during procedures
•    May contribute to presentations or scientific publications 

The above statements are intended to describe the nature of work performed by those in this job and are not an exhaustive list of all duties. Nothing in this job description restricts managements right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time which reflects management’s assignment of essential functions.

•    Basic understanding of cellular biology, molecular biology, and virology
•    Ability to learn new skills quickly
•    Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, techniques, instruments, and equipment
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Basic understanding of Universal Precautions and Basic Lab safety
•    Ability to repeat a procedure in the laboratory multiple times in the same way
•    Works well in a team environment
•    Highly self-motivated, with excellent organizational skills and critical-thinking skills
•    Capable of searching scientific literature to gain information about specific topics
•    Skilled with use of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software
•    Ability to contribute to the design and execution of laboratory experiments 


Per CDC guidelines, Emergent strongly recommends that all employees working on site are vaccinated to help ensure their safety, as well as the safety of fellow employees. This includes the use of good judgment when determining when the CDC guidelines advise that you stay home when ill.

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.

Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy .

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