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Intern II - Manufacturing

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Intern II - Manufacturing

Austin, TX
  • Responsibilities

    Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement tackle cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.


    The Molecular Biology Scientist I will be part of a team passionate about high throughput genotyping, DNA copy number, and DNA extraction. We provide customers with service offerings for microarray platforms such as Axiom, Oncoscan and Gene Expression and other Next Gen Genotyping platforms using sequencing technologies.

    A Day in the Life:

    • Train in low throughput genotyping assays, which requires use of multi-channel pipettes, reagent preparation and sample tracking.

    • Provide assistance in the pre-PCR lab environment performing quantitation and normalization of nucleic acids using automation.

    • Train in a BSL2 space for nucleic acid extractions for each of the aforementioned platforms.

    • Data entry into laboratory information management system (LIMS).

    • Be responsible for calibration and preventative maintenance of assigned equipment. Documentation of these activities.

    • Fill out inventory sheets for material consumed daily.

    • Assist team in stocking/restocking materials and shipping/receiving customer samples.

    Keys to Success:


    • BS in Biology, Molecular Biology or other scientific subject area.


    • 1+ year of laboratory experience (can be derived from academic internships).

    • Basic laboratory techniques required such as micropipetting, solution preparation, PCR, gel electrophoresis, optical density measurements, work with LIMS, etc.


    • Individual must work well in a team environment.

    • Excellent at record keeping and highly organized; neat and tidy and cognizant of shared lab space.

    • Self-motivated individual who actively seeks new challenges.

    • Capacity to learn new technologies/concepts rapidly and apply them to the needs of the lab.

    We offer competitive salary, an annual incentive bonus plan, 401K with company match up to 6%, tuition reimbursement, and a range of other employee benefits!

    Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Watch as our colleagues explain 5 reasons to work with us. A one team of 100,000+ colleagues, we share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement - working together to accelerate research, solve complex scientific challenges, drive technological innovation and support patients in need. #StartYourStory at Thermo Fisher Scientific, where diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives are valued.

    Apply today!

    Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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  • About Us

    As the world’s leader in serving science, Thermo Fisher Scientific's professionals develop critical solutions—and build rewarding careers. They help customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment, making sure food is safe, and so much more. When you #StartYourStory with Thermo Fisher, you are guaranteed meaningful work - both personally and professionally.