Product Development Placement at Illumina

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
17th February 2021
East of England
Role May Involve
Biology Chemistry

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Product Development Placement

Why Us

Are you seeking a company that will offer you rewarding, challenging work and a chance to make a difference? Then you should consider Illumina's Internship Program.

Our mission? To help improve human health by unlocking the power of the genome!

Why You

Each summer, over 75 undergrad, Masters and PhD students embrace these internship roles. No matter your background you are able to take up a position at Illumina; you have the option of positions from the highly technical to the more corporate functions: Finance, Bioinformatics, Engineering, Research & Development, Marketing, and Software, among others. Our 12 month program, focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing networking opportunities.

The role

During your stay within the Biochemistry team, the post holder will perform biophysical and kinetic experiments aimed at understanding efficiency and accuracy of Illumina's Sequencing technology.

You will initially shadow, then work in collaboration with other team members, on a number of different instruments and assay formats to generate mechanistic information about clustering and SBS.

By the end of the internship, you will be expected to be working fairly independently, generate accurate reports, and give presentations to the Team.

This will give you an excellent background in the main biophysical techniques used across the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. This will be an exciting opportunity to bring together the findings from these cutting-edge techniques into the context of our own next generation sequencing technologies.

Preferred background, skills and experience

  • BSc in Biochemistry or Chemistry or 2nd year of the degree
  • Completed modules in basic biochemistry, and enzymology or chemistry.
  • Excellent communication and interaction skills within a multi-disciplinary team and cross-functional departments
  • Detail oriented with excellent hands-on laboratory and experimental skills
  • Keen interest in understanding the mechanistic aspects of biochemical processes

What can you expect

With Illumina you can expect to be paid for your time during your internship. You will develop a great foundation for the future of your career. You will have the opportunity of working for a company who is known in the industry but also known for its research. You will be part of the global leader in the Sequencing industry where you will find robust growth opportunities and career development within Illumina.

Our team members are bright, energetic and dedicated - they are the driving force behind our innovation and impact. To attract the best and brightest, we offer a competitive employee benefits program. We view it as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value they bring to our business every day. At Illumina, we push boundaries. We think beyond the conventional. We dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people, the opportunities are endless.

Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information.

About Illumina

At Illumina, you get to push boundaries. You can think beyond the conventional. You can dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people around you, the opportunities are endless. We are growing quickly and looking for talented and passionate people to join us via our internship programme - iAspire. Whether you're interested in genomics and biotech jobs, finance or legal, sales or marketing, manufacturing or procurement—join us and you can make a difference.

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