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Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Quality Engineering Intern

South San Francisco, CA
  • Responsibilities

    As an intern at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you will:

    • Gain operational experience through site operation tours
    • Have exposure to our executive team leaders
    • Participate in a number of different Design Control-related activities surrounding NPI (new product introduction) deliverables. Here is a sampling of NPI’s that completed their project and were launched as commercial products for Thermo Fisher Scientific –
    • Detect and identify mutations in the CFTR gene (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator)
    • Develop a new China specific databasing kit that is maximally compatible with the 21 core loci required by the Ministry of Public Security in China (HID – human identification)
    • Deliver high quality, customizable AmpliSeq™ panels in small reaction sizes for inherited disorders (germline mutation) research application
    • Commercialize the RUO HIV1 Genotyping Drug Resistance Kit for resource-limited regions
    • Understand engineering methodologies to assist in problem analysis such as fishbone diagram, FMEA, A3 problem solving
    • Participate in team building events with your intern peers

    Typical week: Working with Design Compliance/Quality Engineers on an NPI towards completing tasks related to deliverables required by the project.

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Basic safety training as required by the site
    • Basic understanding of PCP (product commercialization process) which guides what we do in supporting NPI projects
  • Qualifications

    Education and Experience Requirements:

    • College sophomore or above pursuing a STEM-related bachelor’s degree (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)
    • Basic computer use - MS Word and MS Excel

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • MS Powerpoint knowledge is a plus
    • Statistics knowledge is a plus
    • Project Management knowledge is a plus

    Other items:

    • Travel – none; you will be assigned to work either at the SSF (South San Francisco) or CBD (Carlsbad) site based on your geographical preference
    • The ability to work 10 – 12 weeks during the summer (this can be adjusted depending on your school schedule)

    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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  • 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.