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Manufacturing Sciences Intern

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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Manufacturing Sciences Intern

Pleasanton, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Job Description

    Summary of Internship

    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.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our 70,000 employees the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world. The customers we serve fall within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies. Our products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, and solve challenges ranging from complex research to routine testing to field applications.

    During this program, the intern will be involved in developing a manufacturing process for small scale synthesis of oligonucleotides (up to 2nmoles scale). The advertised internship position provides an opportunity for students, who are pursuing a Chemistry or Biochemistry or Chemical engineering degree /Biochemistry, to get an exposure in the high throughput manufacturing of oligonucleotides. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August.

    Essential Functions

    • Design and develop process for small scale oligonucleotide synthesis.
    • Develop analytical methods for qualifying the raw materials for small scale synthesis.
    • Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvements.
    • Work with team to investigate trends and performs statistical analysis to analyze the trends.
    • Assist with practical process improvement efforts that improve the manufacturability of the product.
    • Work with team in troubleshooting instruments/processes.
    • Work with instruments that are used for oligonucleotide manufacturing such as oligonucleotide synthesizer, HPLC, MS, Spectrophotometer, PAGE, liquid handlers.
    • Prepare and present written and oral reports to manager.
    • Perform other responsibilities to support the needs of the department, as assigned.
  • Qualifications
    • Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering student with a related knowledge and or experience in oligonucleotide manufacturing
  • Desired skills

    Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate processes, timelines and schedules clearly
    • A Strong willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve
    • Desire to contribute and improve the design of new and existing scientific instrumentation products
    • Must be capable of multi-tasking and being flexible to meet changing priorities
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Industry
  • Fun Fact
    25% of our current revenue is generated from products that didn’t exist 5 years ago.
  • 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.