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Pipeline Product Development Intern
Exact Sciences | Madison, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Pipeline Product Development Intern is responsible for assisting in performing experiments which are basic in scope for developing new products. The position is intended to be a full-time opportunity for a college student to obtain hands-on research experience in molecular biology and/or immunoassay development while contributing to Exact Sciences' initiatives toward establishing a liquid biopsy platform for launching new products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Conducts, records and analyzes bench level experiments within a specific product or technology area
* Effectively utilizes and applies established methods or technologies
* Communicates experimental results to supervisor or project team
* Operates scientific instrumentation related to performance of duties and notifies appropriate personnel of any problems
* Prepares reports and documentation providing the analysis or summarization of project status and results
* Works with project team members on assignments to meet department and project objectives
* Reports to work on time and follows attendance guidelines
* Conducts all assigned job duties in a timely and productive manner
* Supports and complies with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures
* Performs all job duties according to laboratory policies and procedures
* Supports and complies with the company's hazardous waste management program, including following safe, hazardous waste handling practices
* Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork
* Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures
* Regular and reliable attendance

Physical Requirements

* Ability to lift and move up to 40 pounds
* Ability to stand, walk, bend and reach on a regular basis
* Ability to utilize lab equipment for up to 4 hours per day (includes pipetting, etc.)
* Ability to use and wear safety protective gear/equipment (e.g. safety glasses, lab coat, gloves, etc.) and follow safety guidelines while in the lab, etc.
* Ability to work at a laboratory bench or fume hood for extended periods of time
* Ability to work with hazardous or flammable materials so as not to endanger oneself or others
* Ability to constantly move about to coordinate work and interact with co-workers


Minimum Qualifications

* Enrollment towards Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences in junior or senior standing
* Ability to accurately follow written and verbal instructions
* Demonstrated basic understanding of laboratory terminology and equipment
* Ability to perform repetitive tasks
* Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
* Effective verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to complete assignments in expected time frames
* Ability to learn and understand scientific concepts
* Basic analytical, problem- solving and decision-making skills
* Working knowledge of basic software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel); email - preferably Outlook
* Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship
* Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

* Preference giving to candidates with a record of outstanding academic achievement
* Disciplined and reliable; able to stay focused on a task and work independently; motivated to perform quality work; diligent about arriving to work on time and completing tasks that are assigned in a timely manner
* Able to respond to new information quickly
* Laboratory experience


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. The Company's affirmative action program is available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

About Exact Sciences

EXACT Sciences Corporation develops deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based technologies for use in the detection of cancer. The Company has selected colorectal cancer as the first application of its technologies. The Company has licensed certain of its technologies, on an exclusive basis through December 2010, to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp). LabCorp developed and commercially offered PreGen-Plus, its first generation non-invasive stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening service for the average-risk population. (Source: 10-K)

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