Thermo Fisher Scientific Quality Engineering Intern in South San Francisco, California

Job Description

Design Compliance / Quality Engineering Intern – Thermo Fisher Scientific

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

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)

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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.