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Intern: Sample Preparation and Assay Development

Berkeley, California
Research & Development

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Siemens Healthineers
Business Unit: Healthineers (HC)
Requisition Number: 227075
Primary Location: United States-California-Berkeley
Assignment Category: Full-time temporary
Experience Level: Entry level
Education Required Level: None
Travel Required: No

Division Description:

At Siemens Healthineers, we are passionate about enabling healthcare professionals to deliver high quality patient care, and to do so affordably.  A leading global healthcare company, Siemens Healthineers continues to strengthen our portfolio of medical imaging and laboratory diagnostics, while adding new offerings such as managed services, consulting, and healthcare IT services – as well as further technologies in the growing market for therapeutic and molecular diagnostics.


Siemens Healthineers develops innovations that support better patient outcomes with greater efficiencies, giving providers the confidence they need to meet the clinical, operational and financial challenges of a changing healthcare landscape.

Job Description:

Seeking an intern to contribute to the Siemens Healthineers Molecular Diagnostics R&D Business located in Berkeley, CA. Must be comfortable in a fast paced start-up environment. Contributions are expected at the individual level. 



The intern will be a member of the R&D team responsible for the development of the next generation PCR technology at the company.  The intern will participate and contribute in the following endeavors:

  • Improving efficiency of sample preparation for PCR
  • Understanding chemistries critical in sample preparation for PCR
  • Understanding of colloid-polymer interactions and surface chemistries
  • Understanding of polymer behavior in solution
  • Experimental design, analysis, interpretations and reporting of results

The intern will learn how to plan, execute, optimize, and design experimental ideas in a fast paced industrial R&D.

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience

  • BS/MS/PhD Degree in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, or a related field with experience in research demonstrating basic knowledge as described above
  • Good understanding of chemistries and polymer properties that dictate bead-based sample preparation for PCR
  • Ability to multi-task and to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized and highly collaborative, and have the ability to work with and coordinate with members within the R&D team
  • Self-motivated

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