Job: Intern: algal biophysics

Department: DPB – Plant Biology

Salary: TBD

Location: Stanford, CA

The Burlacot Lab in the Biosphere Sciences and Engineering Division at the Carnegie Institution for Science is seeking an intern to contribute to an exciting project on algal photosynthesis. We are interested in how algae cells respond to different CO2 levels by rearranging their photosynthetic machinery. The project will involve microscopy, bioengineering and physiology measurements. 

The position is available to start in June 2024, based in Dr. Adrien Burlacot’s lab and will involve collaboration with all lab members composed of biologists and biophysics specialists.

The intern will work under the supervision of a postdoc in the lab.

Position Duties

  • Developing fluorescently tagged algae strains
  • Image strains using fluorescent microscopy
  • Make physiological measurements of photosynthesis
  • Keeping a well organised and detailed lab notebook


  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate course in bioengineering, biology, biochemistry or other related fields.
  • Basic knowledge in biology or biophysics
  • Excellent verbal communication
  • Organized
  • Good attention to detail
  • Be Enthusiastic!

Inquiries about this position can be made by emailing Adrien Burlacot at and must include a cover letter, CV, and list of at least two references. Please apply by clicking on the blue Apply Now box below.

The review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until it is filled. 

Carnegie is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected status in accordance with applicable laws.