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At Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll discover an environment that encourages your continual professional development, and you’ll have the opportunity to do work that has an impact – because every day, you’ll be contributing to our Mission - to enable our customers make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

Thermo Fisher Scientific offers best-in-class Internships and Leadership Development Programs that provide students & new grads with hands-on learning, meaningful project work, and unparalleled growth and networking opportunities.

Job description

We are offering an opportunity for an Industrial Placement Student to work in one of our R&D teams to help develop and support Microbiology products that fulfil the needs of our customers.

The placement offers the chance to carry out microbiological practical work towards the development of microbial detection and isolation products, in a commercial setting whilst working to standard operating procedures (SOPs).

The opportunity is supported by a team of diverse and inclusive colleagues who work together, along with other teams, across a large laboratory suite. You’ll be part of a team of employees who share a common set of values - Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement.

Our ability to grow year after year is driven by our ability to attract, develop and retain world-class people who will thrive in our environment and share in our desire to improve humankind by enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

What will you do?

  • Maintain stocks of media and consumables related to project;
  • Ensure that the microbiology laboratory operates efficiently, including calibration of equipment and ordering of diverse materials;
  • Conduct practical experiments that will advise product development and improvement decisions;
  • Working with internal collaborators, you will plan project tasks and produce regular progress reports;
  • Working to defined procedures, you will feed into to the decision process for selection of methods in a project;
  • Developing subject knowledge, you will interpret, and record, data and draw valid conclusions;
  • Work to address problems, fix routine methods and interpret unexpected results;
  • Handling both project and non-project activities, you will coordinate your own work and adapt to the changing business priorities;
  • Along with your colleagues, you will assist in the development and maintenance of R&D processes.

Who we are looking for

Experience, skills & abilities

  • You are in the year 2 of a 4-year undergraduate course with a placement year, and a microbiology major or module;
  • You have good basic laboratory skills and have worked with microorganisms;
  • A good great teammate, you are able to work effectively with others;
  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • You are adept at coordinating your time and prioritizing your tasks.

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.