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Lead Systems R&D Engineering Intern (Masters/PhD)

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have created an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, productivity, innovation, and growth.

Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an energetic, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs, and can be expected to gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field.

Customers throughout the globe rely on our extensive range of products and services—from next-generation instruments to everyday lab essentials to life-saving medicine. If you desire to be a part of a world-class team, Thermo Fisher Scientific can provide you with the opportunity to work in R&D to produce products that enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Thermo Fisher’s Research and Development work is carried out by dedicated, collaborative professionals who want to make a difference.

Summary of Internship
This internship position provides an opportunity for students who are currently pursuing a graduate degree in bioengineering, biomedical, mechanical, systems, electrical engineering, and physics to get experience in developing complex life sciences tools and systems in research and development environment while interacting with cross-functional groups such as molecular biology, chemistry, software, bioinformatics, and product management. The intern will contribute to on-going systems engineering & architecture activities for next-generation microarray products. As a member of the team, the outcome of your work will play a critical role in helping us fulfil our mission of making the world healthier, cleaner and safer. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August. Opportunity exists for this position to continue throughout the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.

What will you do?
  • Develop analytical models and/or simulations to understand the complex engineering subsystems and systems such as optical, fluidics and mechanical under the supervision of senior engineers.
  • Quickly design and build prototype sub-systems for feasibility studies & provide in-depth analyses of their capabilities.
  • Design experimental plans, perform studies and analyze and communicate results and their impact on the project through written reports, presentations and interactive discussions.
  • Participate in perform system integration, testing, and troubleshooting and provide recommendations.
  • Contribute ideas for development, support other functional teams in development efforts.

How will you get here?
Education / Experience
  • Students currently enrolled in Master’s or PhD degree in a related engineering, science, or life science field.
  • Preferred Majors: Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics or other related major/s.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and provide solutions to complex problems and familiar with methods & tools as Design of Experiment (DOE), root-cause analysis (RCA), failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), etc.
  • Hands-on experience and knowledge in Photolithography (mask aligners and steppers), microfabrication, resist processing, track systems and semiconductor manufacturing equipment
  • Familiar with design, modeling, simulation, and data analysis & acquisition tools, such as SOLIDWORKS, JMP, MATLAB, Python, Excel, Labview, etc.
  • Strong, hands-on ability in prototyping, system integration, & debug of complex instrumentation, including optical, electrical, mechanical, fluidics and software components.
  • Knowledge and experience with analytical techniques are a plus (e.g. LC-MS, HPLC, UV-VIS, SEM, etc.).
  • Understanding of molecular biology techniques (qPCR, CE, next-generation sequencing, microarray), microarray chemistry and DNA synthesis knowledge is desired.

Key people attributes:
  • Ability to work independently and with multi-functional teams from all levels across the organization.
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills.
  • Self-motivated executer, initiator and agile learner.
At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 70,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Apply today!