Thermo Fisher Scientific System Engineer Intern in Guilford, Connecticut

Job Description


We are seeking an engineering intern to support the development of the Ion Torrent Sequencing platform for new application. The internship position will provide an opportunity for college students who are currently pursuing biomedical, electrical, mechanical engineering or physics degree to join a fast-paced instrument design and workflow development environment. The system intern will work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers, molecular biologists and chemists. Specific duties will include, but not limited to:

  • Developing and executing instrument design verification tests.

  • Collecting and analyzing data, composing test reports, providing feedback on instrument design

  • Providing engineering support to application development with hardware testing and troubleshooting.

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.

Skills and Abilities:

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

  • Willingness to learn. Be motivated.

  • Strong analytical, communication and organizational skills.

  • Familiar with engineering lab equipment and enjoy doing hands-on work.


  • Currently enrolled in programs leading to a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering or physics.

  • A minimum of 2 years of college level study in related field.

  • Course work and lab experience in mechanical design, instrument control and data analysis.

  • Training in general science, computer programming and molecular biology are preferred.

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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.