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Location/Division Specific Information
San Jose, CA/ Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry Division
Discover Impactful Work:
The Research and Development group of the Life Sciences and Mass Spectrometry business unit is offering a unique opportunity for a student looking to gain experience and play a role in the design and development of technology critical to supporting Thermo Fisher’s position as the leader in mass spectrometry.
The selected candidate will take part in the company’s Internship Program, involved in a highly innovative environment and work in an interdisciplinary team together with R&D scientists, application and marketing specialists, as well as external collaborators.
The intern will be responsible for their own project which will focus on researching and analyzing operation of triple quadrupole mass analyzers.
The intern will be able to directly contribute to research efforts that aim towards improving performance of one of the key analytical platforms which is likely to produce important commercial impact in the future while being mentored by experts in the field. The intern will also learn various aspects of tuning/fixing procedures for triple quadrupole instrumentation and gain insight into the key underlying technologies.
A day in the Life:
- Evaluate different aspects of performance of mass spectrometers related to vacuum system, ion source and optics, as well as mass analyzer and detector operation
- Process experimental results to make presentations
- Together with the science and engineering team work to identify potential improvements to the analyzer components or the associated electronics
Keys to Success:
- Undergraduate degree (e.g. Bachelor’s) in chemistry, physics, engineering or related field
- Pursuing a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering, or related field
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to efficiently present and explain scientific results to people with different backgrounds
- Self-motivated and sense of ownership over the project in order to bring it to successful completion
- Good understanding of fundamental science and technology related to mass analyzers is a plus
- Post-graduate experience in mass spectrometry, hands-on experience with hardware is a plus
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Compensation and Benefits
The hourly pay range estimated for this position based in California is $14.75–$45.75.
This position may also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that our U.S. colleagues and their families can count on, which includes:
A choice of national medical and dental plans, and a national vision plan, including health incentive programs
Employee assistance and family support programs, including commuter benefits and tuition reimbursement
At least 120 hours paid time off (PTO), 10 paid holidays annually, paid parental leave (3 weeks for bonding and 8 weeks for caregiver leave), accident and life insurance, and short- and long-term disability in accordance with company policy
Retirement and savings programs, such as our competitive 401(k) U.S. retirement savings plan
Employees’ Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) offers eligible colleagues the opportunity to purchase company stock at a discount
For more information on our benefits, please visit: https://jobs.thermofisher.com/global/en/total-rewards