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Perkinelmer, Inc. | Boston, Massachusetts
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R&D Assay Development Intern, MDx


Boston, Waltham

Responsibilities: Uses skilled scientific expertise and the scientific methods to execute research in Molecular Diagnostics. Conducts scientific feasibility studies for qPCR applications.

* Develops assays and conducts experiments for limited-scale projects. Records data produced, and identifies issues and opportunities observed during research process. Knowledgeable in the science of PCR and general research procedures. Understands and uses basic statistical methods.
* Records experimental results in authorized laboratory notebooks owned by the company. Initiates understanding of and demonstrates appreciation for intellectual property associated with project. Periodically reviews the contents of the laboratory notebook with project staff members and signs notebooks to verify understanding and accuracy of recorded results and intellectual property concepts.
* Demonstrates innovation and original thinking in execution of research tasks for limited-scale projects.
* Uses operating software and/or equipment required to support research for limited-scale projects. Maintains the software and equipment in proper working order and follows calibration procedures.
* Understands project plans and schedules for limited-scale projects. Collaborates with other project staff to accomplish specific task/team objectives within overall schedule and cost targets. Accountable for meeting schedule milestones or for providing timely feedback when dates cannot be met. Understands core processes.
* Authors project reports for limited-scale projects. Collaborates in project presentations or demonstrations to customers or management. Exhibits very good oral and written communication skills. Interacts with project team members and peers to anticipate and resolve day to day issues. May interact with other divisions, customers and suppliers on routine matters to achieve results.
* Impacts business opportunities through successful completion of tasks and projects and through suggestions for improvement in products and processes.
* Establishes scientific network and gains recognition in area of scientific competence.


* In process toward Masters or Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or a related field
* Demonstrated ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment
* Very good written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
* Very good team orientation


PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

About Perkinelmer, Inc.

Perkinelmer, Inc. is a provider of technology, services and solutions to the diagnostics, academic research, environmental monitoring and safety and security markets. During the fiscal year ended December 28, 2008 (fiscal 2008), the Company operated in two segments: Life and Analytical Sciences, and Optoelectronics. Subsequent to the fiscal 2008, the Company operates in two segments: Human Health and Environmental Health. In January 2009, it acquired Opto Technology Inc. (Opto Technology). In December 2008, the Company acquired Arnel, Inc. (Arnel). In December 2008, it shut down the Cellular Screening Fluorescence and Luminescence workstations business, Analytical Proteomics Instruments business, and Proteomics and Genomics Instruments business. In May 2009, the Company acquired Analytica of Branford, Inc.

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