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Intern, Automation Engineering (Undergraduate)

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

About the Job
The Intern, Automation Engineer works with the Automation Engineering team to ensure that the introduction of new or modified automated protocols are robust, efficient, and cost-effective. The Intern works directly with laboratory automation, understands key parameters on liquid handling robots, and assists the Automation team in establishing best practices. The Intern works in a regulated laboratory and gains exposure to change control processes, Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and controlled documentation
The FMI Internship Program is offered to students currently registered in a degree program. It is a 10-12 week summer commitment, Full Time, 40 hours/week. Interns will gain a greater understanding of FMI through challenging project-based work, Spotlight Speaker Series with company executives, and the chance to connect with all employees by attending many company-wide events.
Foundation Medicine is unable to consider candidates that will require visa sponsorship now, or in the future, for this specific role.
Key Responsibilities

  • Execute experiments and collect data to enhance existing automated workflows and develop new workflows.
    • Participate in cross-team projects supporting enhancements to existing and newly developed automated laboratory assay workflows.
      • Contribute to statistical data analysis of instrument and assay performance.
        • Employ engineering economic analysis for development and improvement of automated sample processing pipelines.
          • Adhere to FMI's internal quality and regulatory policies as well as to Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
            • Other duties pertinent to automation engineering as assigned.
              Basic Qualifications
              • Rising junior or senior pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in bioengineering, engineering, biotechnology, or a life science or related discipline
                Preferred Qualifications
                • Academic or professional experience with:
                  • drafting, editing and executing technical documentation, including but not limited to change controls, qualification documents, and Standard Operating Procedures
                  • lab automation instrumentation and equipment in bioprocess, fabrication, manufacturing, or other industries with high quality standards
                  • procurement of data and data analysis

                    • Exposure or experience working in a regulation-adherent environment (such as environments adherent to FDA, QSR, EU, CLIA, CAP, GxP, and/or ISO regulations)
                      • Proficient in writing code in at least one language
                        • Self-motivated, enjoys collaborating on a team
                          • Strong verbal and written communication skills
                            • Detail-oriented with excellent prioritization and organizational skills
                              • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently with minimal supervision and in a team to successfully meet scheduling and quality requirements
                                • Ability to work in a laboratory environment in the presence of chemicals and reagents
                                  • Commitment to reflect FMI's values of Patients, Passion, Collaboration, and Innovation

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Cambridge , Intern, Automation Engineering (Undergraduate), Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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