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This is a technology development project that seeks to push the boundaries of next generation sequencing (NGS). Powered by semiconductor chips, Ion Torrentâ„¢ sequencing technology is simpler, faster, and more cost-effective and scalable than other benchtop next-generation sequencing technologies. By leveraging principles in polymer science, surface chemistry and MEMS, we are developing a platform that will deliver high-throughput genomic data with unprecedented accuracy. We are looking for a highly motivated individual that will take this challenge head on and work with the team to push the technology from concept to development, and subsequently through to commercialization.

Key responsibilities:

  • Characterize and optimize the surface chemistry of semiconductor devices
  • Perform bioconjugations, crosslinking and other functional modifications on hydrogel particles
  • Learn new Ion Torrentâ„¢ platforms and become conversant in operating & troubleshooting them
  • Develop new analytical tools and assays as needed
  • Analyze data, derive conclusions, document findings, write SOPs and prepare reports for sharing within and between R&D groups
  • Maintain a detailed and organized lab notebook
  • Interact within Chemistry R&D group as well as with Semiconductor Device Fabrication R&D

Minimum requirements:

  • Junior or Senior pursuing BS or BE in material science, chemical engineering, physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum one year of hands-on experience in a lab setting.
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of material science and chemistry
  • Working knowledge of bioconjugation, polymer science and device physics
  • Proficiency in statistical data analysis and basic programming (MATLAB, JMP, etc.). Knowledge in database query (SQL, R, etc.) is desirable
  • Moderate to intensive pipetting and long continuous periods in the lab doing experiments

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.
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