Intern - Biochemist - Summer 2022
Shakopee, MN 
Posted 30 days ago
Job/Internship Description
About our group:

Seagate Research Group is seeking a motivated biochemistry intern who will develop procedures for chemically modifying surfaces for biosensing applications such as sequencing, and DNA nucleotide manipulation for storage applications. The position is based at Seagate's R&D site in Shakopee, MN, with wet lab work taking place in our laboratory near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

About the role - you will:
  • Review primary literature to gain knowledge of appropriate chemical surface modification and bioconjugation techniques.
  • Select appropriate chemical methods to implement in Seagate's biochemistry/biosensing applications.
  • Develop experimental protocols for applying selected chemical modifications to desired surfaces. Create models to predict resulting properties of the modified surfaces, such as chemical group density, hydrophobicity, etc.
  • Execute developed protocols in the lab to create modified surfaces for Seagate's biochemistry/biosensing applications.
About you:
  • Student pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or other related discipline
  • Executing written protocols in a laboratory setting, particularly in a biochemical laboratory.
  • Familiarity with concepts and methods in bioconjugation.
  • Familiarity with methods for the chemical modification of surfaces.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.
  • Self-motivated, independent and a team player with strong communication skills
  • Attentive to detail and proactive

Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe - it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments and group workouts. Hungry? Seagate offers an on-site cafe with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away.

Seagate Technology is committed to equal opportunity in employment and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of sex, marital status, religious affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or ethnic origin


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