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Co-Op, Cell Culture Process Development

Internship Responsibilities

Paragon Bioservices is seeking qualified interns and student co-ops to support rapid growth of the company. Our internships and co-ops provide in-depth, targeted on-the-job training and ongoing mentorship to help future talent maximize their potential. 

The Co-Op candidate must have a solid grasp of basic concepts and be willing and capable to learn in a fast-paced environment. Interest in cell culture and mammalian and insect cell propagation is required. This individual functions with supervision as a cooperative associate and is actively engaged in cell culture upstream and midstream process development within a dynamic project team. Displays basic scientific and technical knowledge, initiative and scientific commitment, and makes scientific and technical contributions within the fermentation group.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Participation in projects focused on the development of methods for production of therapies for rare and orphan diseases
• Cell propagation in shake flasks and reactors
• Instrument care, maintenance, troubleshooting and data collection
• Participation in laboratory discussions, complete production records, assemble data presentations and summaries
• Aseptic techniques including plating, expansion and propagation of mammalian, and optimization of growth kinetics
• Document writing, data interpretation, presentation, statistical analysis and trending

Skill Set Required

• Completed at least 3 semesters of undergraduate studies and had at least one laboratory course in any of the following: Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biochemistry. 
• Knowledge relevant to aseptic technique, mammalian cell expansion, recombinant protein expression, and culturing methods
• Knowledge/expertise should be practical and focused on lab-related activities
• Knowledge of transfection methods a plus
• Practical knowledge of basic laboratory instrumentation, including pH and conductivity measurement, centrifugation, and mammalian cell culturing
• Knowledge of heterologous protein expression and VLP/AAV production and analytical methods
• Familiarity with harvest methodologies
• Previous laboratory experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, cell culture, sterile technique and related methodologies is preferred
• Prior internship experience preferred

Internship Location

Baltimore, MD


Semester: Summer (Jun - Aug), Fall (Sep - Dec)
Year: 2019
Hours per week: 40
Workdays: Flexible
Pay: Yes

Application Requirements

Application Deadline: March 22, 2019
Required Documentation: Resume
Application Instructions Please apply at:

Additional Information

This is a 6-month co-op and will begin in June 2019.

Please submit your application by 11:59 PM EST on March 22, 2019. Applicants will be contacted on a rolling basis.


801 West Baltimore Street, Suite 302
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

About Paragon Bioservices

Paragon Bioservices is a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) whose focus is the development and manufacturing of cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals. We provide industry-leading GMP development and manufacturing services for cutting-edge biopharmaceuticals such as recombinant viral vectors, next generation vaccines & hard-to-express recombinant proteins and oncolytic viruses. Paragon’s scientists, engineers, quality experts, manufacturing operators and program managers are experts working with biologics from research and process development to GMP manufacturing for clinical trials and commercial launch.