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Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, Inc. Research and Development Intern in Rochester, New York

The Career Potential

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is committed to improving and saving lives with diagnostics. To do this we hire people who share this dream and are ready for new adventures. As a valued team member, you will carve your own career path and be part of building this company stronger and better than ever before. There is no limit to the experiences, opportunities and new directions you will have access to here at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics. More importantly, you will be driving the surge of a whole new direction in important medicine. That's something we can all take pride in as we take this journey together.

Ortho is known in the industry as a leader in customer service and support. Deeply understanding and exceeding the needs of our clinical lab, hospital and blood bank customers is what we do. It's who we are. If you join Ortho, no matter what your role, you will be expected to keep that Customer Excellence focus in your work.
The Opportunity

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is seeking a Research and Development Intern for our 2021 Summer Intern Program to assist as a member of a cross functional team that will be responsible for performing a wide variety of functions to manufacture prototype reagent devices to support the development of diagnostics tests. These functions will include manual application of reagents, part assembly, and conducting designed experiments to support process and reagent optimization. This position is in Rochester, NY.
The Responsibilities

Operates reagent manufacturing processes in a R&D environment and provides finished devices as required by the development team.

Performs experimental test designs in the laboratory, to support development of modified processes and reagent designs.

Utilizes statistical methods to analyze experimental data. Interprets data and draws conclusions. Readily discriminates between normal and abnormal variation. Presents data to functional project team.

Maintains accurate records of work performed in accordance with Current Good Manufacture Process (cGMP) practices, established quality protocols and other standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Maintains equipment and performs necessary calibration, QC and documentation per SOPs.

Maintains a safe working environment through the proactive identification of hazards and risks.

Works cooperatively with others to help a team or work group achieve its goals.

Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

Job Deliverables

Perform laboratory testing and produce trustworthy data. Conduct data analysis and document experimental outcomes.

The intern will present his/her work to a cross-functional group.
The Individual

Undergraduate in the field of Study: Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or related sciences field.

Minimum years in School: Completed 3rd year

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Relevant experience in experimental design and analytical analysis, including data evaluation and interpretation a plus.

Basic computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), along with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience with Minitab or other statistical software is preferred.

Ability to utilize good judgment working independently and within a team setting.

Basic understanding of laboratory skills, techniques and data analysis.

Knowledge of safe chemical and biological specimen handling.

Must be capable of reliable and predictable attendance.

Consistently demonstrates the mission, values and operating principles of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics including the leadership attributes: Collaboration, Decision Quality, Instills Trust, Customer Focused, Situational Adaptability, Results Driven.


"At Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, we are proud of the empowering, inclusive and innovative culture we are growing. Our team is passionate about our work, and brings deep knowledge, industry experience and diverse thinking that drive results, making Ortho a place to grow your career.

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law."

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