Internship as Life Science Rockstar (f/m/d) starting in April 2023

Intern / Student, Full-time · Meckenbeuren

To support our life science team in the successful execution of ISS experiments and raise awareness about life science research in microgravity - a diverse role that might include lab work as well as business development work.
  1. Help to make our own life science ISS experiments successful
  2. Raise awareness about microgravity in the scientific community
Important tasks to achieve these goals:
  • Identify and prioritize potential life science customers and join workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Support in running ISS experiments - with your expertise but also by helping out in the lab
  • Support in meetings with external scientists to persuade them of the value of microgravity 
  • Support our sales and engineering team with your expert knowledge in the life sciences
  • you have at least a bachelor's degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or similar
  • you are a life science generalist and love to dive into new topics and challenges
  • ideally have first work experience in biotech/pharma (e.g. from other internships) 
  • have worked in a lab before (and don't hate it ;) )
  • ideally love both, biology and space                                                    
  • are experienced with MS Office
  • are a team player with communication skills, supportive, well organized and have an independent way of working
  • fluently speak and write in English and ideally also in German
  • Mindset
    • self-motivated and proactive
    • takes full ownership
    • comfortable with high uncertainty
    • hands-on / getting things done
    • persistent
    • relentlessly resourceful
    • analytical
    • empathic
    • low ego
  • Is there anything more exciting than the intersection of space and biotechnology?
  • You directly or indirectly work on projects that are launched to the International Space Station and other space platforms
  • You instantly feel at home in our 600 sqm cozy loft office with gym equipment furniture, a spacious kitchen, foosball, spikeball and a large beer fridge (yes, beer and coffee is on us!) OR in our newly opened Luxembourg office at Technoport inside an old steel factory. We even have a shared yuri flat in Luxembourg for team members that visit from Meckenbeuren.
  • We offer a flexible working environment with lots of options to work remotely.
  • We're located in one of the most beautiful regions in Europe, with the amazing Lake Constance at our doorstep and the alps for hiking and skiing less than an hour away.
  • We do weekly company lunches and regular team events (such as barbecue boat trips).
  • We're excited to use space to revolutionize the biotech industry - and we want you to be too. That's why we implemented an employee share option plan (ESOP).
  • We support you in finding your perfect set-up, and help you choose between team Mac or team Windows.
  • We want you to grow with us, so we offer a yearly personal development budget.
  • We are deeply impact-driven at work and outside work. Therefore you can take at least one impact day per year to protest for more climate action or support any other social or ecological cause.
  • We care about our footprint and thus offset the emissions of our rocket launches, business trips and all other operations.
  • In addition, we offset the private emissions of all our team members
  • We offer JobRad® and free charging of your electric cars, bikes and scooters at our office in Meckenbeuren.
...and a final remark:
We care about each other and believe that a great workplace is one that represents the world we live in and how beautifully diverse it can be. That means we have no judgement when it comes to any one of the things that make you who you are - your gender, race, sexuality, religion or your secret aversion to pineapple on pizza.
About us
yuri is a European space startup founded in 2019, headquartered in Meckenbeuren in Southern Germany with an R&D office in Luxembourg. Our mission is to advance biotechnology by utilizing the unique environment of space. Our team of 15 space nerds has launched 11 ISS payloads to date and our customers include space agencies like NASA, ESA, DLR or LSA, the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline or research institutes like UCLA, UTS Sydney or the Charité Berlin. With the unique experience of launching biology into space, we are currently transforming into a biotech company that uses the space environment to develop own products and therapies. For this ambitious plan we brought on board a number of world-class investors and business angels from Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, London, Berlin, Munich and Vienna.

Tell us more about you
We're thrilled that you consider joining our team. If you have any questions about our application process, feel free to send an email to:

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