🚀 Internship

Material Science - 12 months Internship



1mo ago

🚀 Off-cycle


Rolling basis


This role is a 12-month internship starting in July 2023 finishing July 2024. Based at our offices in Granta Park, Cambridge. Our program focuses on meaningful project work, professional and personal development, in addition to providing networking opportunities.

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Plan and conduct experiments in polymer synthesis, nano-particles generation, surface coating and organic chemistry
  • Collect and process analytical data using Dynamic Light Scattering, ellipsometry, Infra-red, NMR, Goniometry and Fluorescence Microscopy
  • Record progress and detailed experiments in lab book and PowerPoint presentations
  • Communicate and discuss results obtained with other scientists and project’s stakeholders
  • Collaborate with other scientists within the company to apply the results of research and develop new techniques
  • Regularly present ongoing work and findings to colleagues during weekly and monthly updates at the project and department levels
  • Help devise new research orientations
  • Work in multidisciplinary teams, across department, function and sites
  • Keep up to date with the work of other scientists within the company and outside (i.e academical papers, review, patents and workshops)
  • Follow and uphold Illumina’s health and safety guidelines and rules.
  • Protect Illumina’s IP by not disclosing any aspect of the work outside Illumina’s R&D department
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  • BSc/MSc in Chemistry Material Science or related topics
  • Ideally some polymer science and/or materials chemistry coursework and practical lab experience
  • Good oral communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Detail-oriented, organized and meticulous
  • Ability to implement protocols and keep good notes electronically and in a lab notebook.
  • Be able to work in teams.
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Education requirements