MIT Biotechnology Group

MBG Digest: April 13 2015

MIT Biotech Group News and Events

MBG Affiliates: News & Events

  • 2015 Innovation & Intellectual Property Symposium
  • FluidicMEMS April 2015
  • Frontiers in Life Sciences: Career Paths in Research and Development
    • April 21, 2015, 5:30-8pm
    • Industry panel highlighting careers in chemistry, biology, pharmacology, and intellectual property
    • Meant for current graduate students, post doctoral fellows, and medical residents who are interested in careers in the life sciences industry
    • More info: MassBio event link ($20 registration fee can be waived by applying to event fellowships)
  • Early Stage Funding Twitter Chat
    • April 23rd, 8-9pm ET
    • Discussion of early-stage life sciences funding with industry experts
    • To join in, follow #impact2020
    • More info: MassBio event link 
  • MassBio Open House: Seis de Mayo
    • May 6, 2015, 4-6pm
    • Networking event with food, drinks, and company at 300 Tech Square
    • MassBio event link (register with MassBio for free to register)
  • NatureJobs Career Expo 2015 
    • May 20, 2015
    • Come meet employers face-to-face and participate in 1-on-1 CV checks and networking events!
    • More info: NatureJobs event link

Job & Internship Opportunities

  • R&D Scientist, SQZ Biotechnologies – Boston
    • SQZ Biotechnologies is an MIT startup with technology that enables delivery of materials directly to the cell cytoplasm, with exciting clinical and research applications. The company is seeking to expand its team by recruiting an R&D Scientist. Please see the job description.
    • The successful candidate will be working closely with our founders, industrial partners and contractors to drive high-impact R&D and therapeutic projects. The minimum requirements for interested candidates are a Masters of Science + 3 years of relevant work experience or a PhD in Immunology, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related fields.
    • Potential applicants should contact and include their resume.
  • ​​Biotechnology Summer Research Intern, Perceptive Advisors – New York
    • Perceptive Advisors is a premier healthcare fund investing over $1B in public and private healthcare firms. Founded in 1999 by Joseph Edelman, the fund has a long track record of success investing in a broad variety of healthcare companies. The investment process is team-based and fundamentally driven, with a strong emphasis on understanding the underlying science of every investment decision. The team includes molecular biologists and industry experts with a unique balance of scientific and investment expertise.
    • Perceptive is seeking a biotechnology intern to work directly with our investment team. The intern will be involved in the investment process, meeting with the management teams of public and private biotechnology companies, researching these technologies, and interviewing experts to help form investment theses. Candidates should have a strong interest in biotechnology investment, ideally en route to a PhD, MD or other relevant scientific background. MBA candidates with a scientific background are also encouraged to apply.
    • All interested candidates please email your resume and cover letter to
  • Scientific Lead (Full-time and Internship), Diassess – San Francisco
    • Diassess is a medical diagnostic start-up that has developed a test kit that allows any cell phone to perform rapid DNA-based disease detection, in a clinic or at-home, within 20 minutes. This technology bypasses centralized medical lab testing and streamlines patient care. The company is focusing on developing DNA tests for hospital and clinics, as well as agricultural and industrial settings. Over the past 4 years, the Gates Foundation, DARPA, NSF, and NIH have awarded the co-founders $3.5M in grant funding to develop the technology.
    • As the Scientific Lead for Diassess Inc., you will be responsible for planning and overseeing the assay development for our rapid DNA diagnostic device. You will apply molecular biology and biochemistry principles to assist in the design, development, and clinical evaluation of our diagnostic test for several infectious diseases. You will be an essential early addition to the Diassess team and work closely with the CTO.
    • Please contact Vas Bailey ( if you are interested!
  • Protein Engineering Intern, Visterra – Cambridge
    • Visterra is looking for interns to work on generating novel biologic candidates, developing biochemical and cellular assays, and characterizing candidate molecules. Please see the job description for more information.
    • Please direct questions and resumes to Luke Robinson at!
  • Drug Product Disposition Intern, Takeda – Cambridge
    • This internship would mainly be focused on working on Velcade, which is the first targeted therapy for multiple myeloma. We would love someone who is particularly skilled in statistics and analytics, and welcome undergraduate students from all years to apply. Anyone who likes the idea of overhauling the way we trend manufacturing data should definitely apply. Please see the job description.
    • Please direct questions and resumes to Brendan Raftery at!
Our best wishes for an exciting and thought-filled week! Please direct any questions, comments, events, jobs, internships, or other life-expanding opportunities to