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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Summer Intern - Advanced Technology Group in San Jose, California

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BD Biosciences is seeking an exceptional Ph.D. student or Postdoctoral Fellow intern to join the Advanced Technology Group within the R&D department. Advanced Technologies at BD Biosciences is comprised of Principal Scientists and other PhD-level technical staff, and focuses on inventing, sensing, sourcing, and developing early-stage technologies that will ultimately become the next generation of cell analysis products commercialized by BD. The successful candidate for this Internship will be heavily involved in the design, prototyping and testing of a next-generation biophotonics technology for cellular analysis, and will be expected to assume a technical leadership role on their project for the summer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design, test and characterize novel optical and electronic systems, including flow cytometers.

  • Closely interface with cross-functional technical staff to meet project objectives and milestones.

  • Perform signal processing and data analysis.

  • Build and test engineering prototypes as required.

  • Utilize your creativity and existing knowledge base and experience to innovate solutions to challenging technical problems.

  • Report findings and recommendations to peers, direct management and senior leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Has received a Ph.D. (or is a current Ph.D. student) in physics, electrical engineering, physical chemistry, biomedical engineering, or in a related discipline.

  • Proficiency in signal processing and data analysis using Matlab, Python, C, or other language.

  • Experience designing and using imaging systems, spectrometers, flow cytometers, or other complex optical systems.

  • Demonstrated track record of creativity, innovation, and independent scientific thought.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal presentation and communication skills.


Primary Work LocationUSA CA - San Jose

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