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Thermo Fisher Scientific – Chemistry Internships Rockford

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    When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work. You’ll have the opportunity to grow and learn in a culture that empowers your development. We have built an inclusive, global environment that values the power of diverse talent, backgrounds, and experiences to drive speed, efficiency, innovation, and growth. Our internship program will give you a chance to get real world business experience and build your network before graduation. We are seeking an upbeat, responsible intern to join our growing organization. In this position, you will learn the ins-and-outs of our daily routines and procedures. You will focus on learning how our organization runs and will gain valuable insight that can further your interest in your chosen career field. This position has many opportunities to offer! Customers throughout the globe rely on our extensive range of products and services—from next-generation instruments to everyday lab essentials to life-saving medicine. If you desire to be a part of a world-class team, Thermo Fisher Scientific can provide you with the opportunity to work in quality assurance and regulatory affairs to produce products that enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. SUMMARY: All operations are conducted with an emphasis on safety and within the guidelines and requirements of ISO and 5-S / Lean production environments. The intern is responsible for efficient multi-step organic synthesis, purification and formulation at the small, medium and large scales to achieve production goals relative to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Completion of weekly production work orders
    • Process documentation is maintained in the form of batch record sheets, reports and lab notebooks and the technician must contribute to and foster the development of a healthy cooperative environment
    • Assisting more senior chemists with their work
    • Collection and bulking of hazardous waste for the Rockford site
    • Using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a respirator (when required)
    • Perform the water and solvent washing of chromatography resins/gels
    • Support large scale production (10, 30, 50, 100 and 300 gallon reactors). Loading reactors, drum handling, large scale solids handling, filtration and centrifugation.
    • Support medium scale production (1 liter to 72-liter reaction flasks). Set-up and use of medium scale (22, 50 and 72 liters) glass apparatus, large scale rotary evaporation
    • Perform analysis of compounds and reaction mixtures using common methods: (HPLC, GC, MS, UV/VIS, FTIR, NMR, TLC, IR, GCMS)
    • Involvement in process improvement and development of production and test methods
    • Participate on cross-functional project teams
    • Completing metrology work orders as assigned
    • Other duties include cleaning, assembling and disassembling equipment, involvement in process development, occasional assistance in other departments such as the formulations lab and packaging QUALIFICATIONS:

    Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Anticipated B.S. or B.A. in Chemistry or Biochemistry within one year (rising senior), with hands-on lab experience, from an American Chemical Society accredited program.
    • Experience with general laboratory techniques such as distillation, filtration, closed transfer, reaction chemistry, crystallization, rotary evaporators, vacuum pumps/ovens and small/large scale glassware
    • Use moderately heavy equipment such as drum carts, gas cylinders, balances and filled carboys
    • Individuals in this position are required to receive initial hazardous waste training within the first 30 working days of assignment
    • Proficient in PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interpersonal interactions and to sell initiatives and proposals EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & ACCESSIBILITY 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. Thermo Fisher Scientific offers accessibility service for job seekers requiring accommodations in the job application process. For example, this may include individuals requiring assistance because of hearing, vision, mobility, or cognitive impairments. If you require accessibility assistance or an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please submit a request by telephone at 1-855-471-2255*. Please include your contact information and specific details about your required accommodation to support you during the job application process. WORK SPONSORSHIP Thermo Fisher does not offer employment in this position to holders of F-1, J-1, H-1, OPT, and CPT Visas for the purpose of obtaining practical experience.

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