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Protein Biology Intern

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Job Details
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Company Name
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Physical Address

Rockford, IL 61106
Job Description

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 in August 2020. The position starts on May 18th 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. Work in a safe environment

+ 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

+ Communicate effectively

+ Clear about tasks and priorities. Specific tasks will be tailored to the intern’s experience level and abilities

+ Be professional. Respectful and considerate of everyone in the lab. Be on time and report to work as scheduled.

+ Keep lab notebook per regulations

+ Accept candid feedback and look for areas of improvements

Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to work independently and as a member of a cross-functional team

+ Willingness to learn, be mentored, and improve

+ Ability to learn quickly and use new knowledge immediately

+ Ability to contribute to new ideas

+ Proficient knowledge and experience with word processing, database and presentation software

+ Ability to work towards goals and results

+ Ability to present information in a group setting

+ Ability to manage time and meet scheduled deadlines

+ Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly express thoughts to others and exchange information


+ Must be enrolled in school at the collegiate level as a freshman or sophomore with a major in biological/chemical sciences

+ A 3.0 GPA in science courses is required

+ A scientific course of study is required

+ Hands-on work completed in a laboratory setting

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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