Thermo Fisher Scientific Electrical Engineering Co-op in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Job Description

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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support.

This learn-by-doing intern position will support the development of mobile scientific apparatus that combines the technologies of smart phone (ARM processor, Linux OS, Wi-Fi, GPS, USB…) with miniature spectroscopy systems. The ideal candidate with have tremendous enthusiasm to both show the team what they can do, and to learn from senior staff. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary product development team that will design, test, and document electrical systems that will be integrated into state of the art analytical instrumentation, such as X-Ray Florescence (XRF) elemental analyzers, molecular vibrational spectroscopy, and other analytical technologies. This position will report to the Electrical Engineering Manager for R&D.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to analog and digital schematic design.

  • Author and conduct electrical test plans using laboratory test equipment such as oscilloscopes, protocol analyzers, multimeters, and environmental test chambers.

  • Embedded hardware support for microprocessors, microcontrollers, and FPGAs.

  • Contribute to design reviews.

  • Support flow of schematic and CAD files and their underlying libraries.

  • Support senior engineering staff and whole team through central group-support activities.

  • Validation and debugging of complex systems.


  • Currently pursuing a BSEE degree


  • Basic circuit knowledge (classroom)

  • Completed an electronics lab

  • Competence in at least one computer programming language

  • Enthusiasm to learn by doing

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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.