Job DescriptionJob Title: Gene Editing and Cell engineering R&D InternWhen 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.Summary of InternshipGene Editing and Cell Engineering R&D Internship position provides an opportunity for students who are currently pursuing a life sciences related degree to get hands on experience working with cell biology and genome editing experts in a fast-paced research and development environment. The intern will contribute to gene editing product development initiatives relevant to immune and stem cell engineering. The position starts in June, paid working 40 hours per week through August. Opportunity exists for this position to continue through the academic year on a part-time basis to allow for class schedules.Essential FunctionsProvide scientific experimental support related to gene editing product development initiativesBe involved with many aspects of product development initiative including experimental design and execution, project management, troubleshooting, performing data analysis, and creating standard operating procedures and reports.Learn and execute basic molecular biology, cell biology and mammalian cell culture techniques, including nucleic acid purification, transfection and gene expression analysisWork independently in a fast paced product development setting under stringent timelinesCollaborate with scientists and effectively communicate project results to diverse audiences.Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvementsSpecific tasks will be tailored to the interns experience level and abilitiesIntern will work under the close supervision of senior scientist and R&D managerSkills and AbilitiesAbility to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional teamWillingness to learn, be mentored, and improve based on feedback receivedDesire to contribute and improve design of new and existing productsExceptional customer focusDesire to teach other scientists about technology in area of expertiseAptitude for writing and presenting scientific contentOther competenciesIs tenacious, decisive, nimble and quickAnticipates needs and problems while creating solutionsInspires, motivates and collaborates with othersIs strategic, astute and forward-thinkingQualificationsTo be eligible for an internship, students must be enrolled in accredited bachelors, advanced degree or Master??s program as well as have at least 1 semester/quarter of classwork to complete after the internship (may also be starting an advanced degree program).Students with Master??s program in Molecular Biology or related Life Sciences discipline will be desirableBasic knowledge in molecular biology and cell biology. Previous hands on experience using gene editing tools, working with RNA, recombinant DNA designing, nucleic acid purification, mammalian cell culture and cell analysis is a plusWorking conditionsWorks in a laboratory environment. May be required to stand for long periods of time while performing duties and lift up to 40 lbs. Must be able to work safely with chemicals and hazardous materials.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!If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance. 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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