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Chemistry R&D(Masters) Co-op

*Intern2023 When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals. Our staff members are committed to making a difference in our organization, for our client partners and the patients we serve. We seek individuals with proven competencies and strong character to help lead our organization now and into the future.

Do you have a passion for innovative ideas and groundbreaking discoveries? With over $1 billion invested annually in R&D, at Thermo Fisher Scientific you’ll help tackle some of the world’s toughest challenges, from giving cancer patients hope, ensuring safe drinking water and helping law enforcement solve cases through forensics. We empower our teams to put science into meaningful action and give our R&D colleagues the autonomy, resources and tools they need to take science a step beyond.

Job Description
This Senior Intern position is available in the Chemistry R&D Team within the Protein and Cellular Analysis business unit located in Eugene, Oregon. The team develops new products for life sciences customers primarily in the areas of flow cytometry, fluoresce imaging, and other cell analysis applications. We are looking for an additional hardworking member. The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing, purifying, characterizing new chemical entities as well as testing in intended applications. Job skills include conceptual understanding and practical abilities in chemistry.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Design and execution of experimental plans, troubleshooting, data analysis and preparation, and reporting experimental results
  • Support the commercialization of new reagents for cellular analysis applications.
  • Apply chemical synthesis, purification, formulation, and characterization techniques in a laboratory setting, with a special focus on polymers, organic chemistry, and/or formulations.
  • Maintain a detailed and accurate laboratory notebook
  • Interact with other internal R&D and business work groups
  • Perform tasks independently with mentorship
  • Be an active member of the team, seeking and accepting laboratory responsibilities to maintain and improve the workplace

Unrestricted US Work Authorization. Forms of OPT and CPT are restricted work authorization and are not accepted for this role
  • Have a B.S. degree in chemistry, polymer science, biochemistry, engineering or other relevant field
  • Be enrolled in an accredited advanced degree program
  • Have at least one semester experience in a research laboratory setting
  • Have completed post-graduate classwork in the field of polymer sciences or organic chemistry

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 100,000 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.

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