• Bioengineering Summer Internship

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 8 months ago(8/23/2018 7:20 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


    The Materials & Devices directorate is hiring students for summer internship positions.  The Bioengineering Division has opportunities in a number of technology areas including: Synthetic Biology & Bio Instrumentation, Cell and Tissue Engineering, and Biological Microsystems. Students selected to work in the directorate will be expected to work full-time during professional business hours.  Students will be expected to work with multiple senior technical staff members and communicate effectively both orally and in written memos or presentations. The technical responsibilities will vary depending on the project assignment, which is tailored to the student skills and the Draper supervisor’s needs at the time the offer is made.  Examples of technology areas in the directorate include: experimentation, wet lab work, data analysis, fabrication, and documentation. This position will support Draper’s bioengineering programs including: mammalian cell culture, functional assays, tissue engineering, synthetic biology, and microfluidic hardware development.



    Student must be enrolled in an engineering degree program with a focus on solving biological problems.  Student should provide evidence of high aptitude and academic performance.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Research and laboratory experience is preferred, specifically in wet lab work, genetic sequencing and manipulation, microfluidic hardware, and/or biomaterials.


    Relocation assistance is not available for internship positions. 


    Applicants selected for this position may be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.



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