System Sustaining Intern
Illumina, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA

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Why is one person more likely to develop a disease—like cancer, diabetes or Parkinson’s—than someone else? Why would one person respond differently to treatment than another? Illumina’s technologies are helping researchers around the world to answer these questions and others, on a scale not even possible a few years ago.

Illumina is the only life sciences company developing genome-wide technologies for genotyping, gene expression and sequencing—the three cornerstones of modern genetic analysis. By enabling studies of thousands of patient samples at once, our products set genetic discovery on fast forward. And we’re just getting started.

If you are seeking a company that is unlocking the power of the human genome and changing healthcare- consider coming to join us as an intern this summer. We’ll offer you rewarding, challenging work and a chance to make a difference.

Job Details:

The system sustaining group is responsible to ensure Illumina hardware, consumables and workflows consistently meet and exceed customer needs and expectations. Responsibilities include design and assembly of fluidic or chemistry tests aimed at either determining root cause for a specific issue or validation of design changes. Daily operation of test equipment including rotary valves, pumps, controllers and various other fluidics components is involved. Additional responsibilities include collection, interpretation and presentation of data from test setup.

  • Students must be a junior in a Bachelors program or above in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering or chemistry.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.2

  • Must have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Some experience with electro-mechanical systems, sequencing or array instruments is required.

  • Programming experience a plus – R-Scripts, VBA or Hadoop

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this role .

Illumina is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Illumina elucidates the human genome. The firm makes tools used by life sciences and drug researchers to isolate and analyze...