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Research and Development Intern - 2023 Summer Program

The Opportunity

QuidelOrtho unites the strengths of Quidel Corporation and Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, creating a world-leading in vitro diagnostics company with award-winning expertise in immunoassay and molecular testing, clinical chemistry and transfusion medicine. We are more than 6,000 strong and do business in over 130 countries, providing answers with fast, accurate and consistent testing where and when they are needed most – home to hospital, lab to clinic.

Our culture puts our team members first and prioritizes actions that support happiness, inspiration and engagement. We strive to build meaningful connections with each other as we believe that employee happiness and business success are linked. Join us in our mission to transform the power of diagnostics into a healthier future for all.

The Role

As we continue to grow as QuidelOrtho, we are seeking a Research and Development Intern for the 2023 Summer Program who will work in a dynamic, cross-functional team to develop a research ELISA. This position is located in San Diego, CA.

The Responsibilities

  • Make buffers, pipette, work with biological reagents, learn lab instrumentation, do calculations, interpret data, present results.
  • Additional lab support as needed, ie. inventory, instrument maintenance, ordering supplies, aliquoting, etc.
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned.

The Job Deliverables

  • The intern will complete a report summarizing the project, and/or PowerPoint presentation to document all work done in R&D.
  • The intern will present a PowerPoint presentation on his/her work to a cross-functional group.

The Individual

  • 4th year undergraduate or graduate student in life science, ie. chemistry, biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, etc.
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2.
  • Ability to accept employment without sponsorship.
  • Experience with pipetting, basic math and units conversion.
  • School lab experience and a basic familiarity with laboratory terms and techniques.
  • Interns should be prepared to fully commit to the start and end dates of on or about May 22 through August 18, 2023.
  • Interns are expected to provide their own housing, travel, and any other requirements necessary for their participation in this program.

  • Previous experience working in a lab developing basic skills ie. buffer formulation, simple calculations, participation in planning and executing experiments.
  • 1 quarter/semester wet lab research.

The pay range for the Internship Program is between $16/hour to $30/hour. The Pay rate will be determined by the year in school, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the candidate. Benefits are not included for this position.

Equal Opportunity

QuidelOrtho believes in Equal Opportunity for all and is committed to ensuring all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, have an opportunity to apply for those positions that they are interested in and qualify for without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. QuidelOrtho is also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals so that an individual can perform their duties. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and require special assistance or an accommodation to apply due to a disability, please contact us at