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Thermo Fisher Scientific Protein Biology R&D Intern in Rockford, Illinois

Summary of Internship

Protein Biology Research and Development Internship position provides an excellent opportunity for students to get hands on experience working with our scientific staff on an individual technical project leading to a poster and oral presentation that will be presented at the end of the internship at the Summer Science Forum on August 6th 2021. The position starts on May 17th and runs for 12 weeks with paid 40 working hours per week. The R&D intern works under the close supervision of the assigned mentor and R&D Manager; and will be in close contact with Product and Program Managers.

Key responsibilities

  • Follow the policies and procedures defined by the organization.

  • Committed to accomplishing expected program outcomes. Work with mentor to create a high-quality presentation and poster that meets or exceeds standard of Summer Science Program

  • Independently design experiments and conduct basic troubleshooting

  • Maintain a clean and safe laboratory

  • Communicate effectively and work efficiently with team members across R&D to support project requirements

  • Perform other responsibilities to support the needs of the team, as assigned

Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to independently design and execute experiments and conduct some basic troubleshooting

  • Must have strong time management skills and be highly organized and flexible to meet changing priorities

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and be capable of working in a multi-disciplinary team to support a positive work environment

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program in Biology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry or related field

  • Practical experience in the field of study is required

  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA in science courses is required

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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