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Bioprocess Engineering Co-op Tewksbury (3-6 Month)

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Date: Nov 3, 2021

Location: Tewksbury, MA, US, 01876

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 49700


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

As a leading developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of scientific laboratory products for 100 years, Corning’s Life Sciences segment collaborates with researchers seeking new approaches to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and compress timelines in the drug discovery process. Using unique expertise in the fields of materials science, surface science, optics, biochemistry and biology, the segment provides innovative solutions that improve productivity and enable breakthrough discoveries.

Start Date: Flexible: December 2021 or Jan 2022

Duration: Flexible: 3-6 months


Scope of Position:

To provide bioprocess expertise to various type of bioreactor product development. Apply technical knowledge, engineering fundamentals and practices to effectively accomplish technical assignments and projects.  Support and lead projects to fulfill department goals and objectives in direct support of bioreactor product development.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with engineering and key development partners in selection of components and single use consumables for fixed bed and rocking bioreactor development.
  • Review technical literature.
  • Develop test plans to qualify sub-systems and single use consumables.
  • Interface with bioprocess engineers to optimize processes for variety of applications.


Hours of work/work schedule/flextime: 40 hr/week, typical 8 am-5 pm with some potential flex time for experiments or other business needs.


Required Education: Pursuing (in Senior year) BS/MS/PhD Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical, Materials, Chemical


Required Years and Area of Experience: Senior/Graduate or any prior work experience in medical device or biopharma.


Required Skills:

  • Strong technical fundamentals.
  • Strong troubleshooting techniques with creative and innovative problem solving skills.
  • Self motivated and self starter: results oriented and can work independently with high commitment /energy.
  • Ability to work in a team based environment as well as individually.
  • Strong technical curiosity and drive to learn.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize workload with good planning and organizational skills.


Desired Skills:

  • Basic understanding of bioprocess concepts.
  • CAD and design work experience.
  • Hands-on experience with plastics or disposables.
  • Working knowledge of creating and analyzing DOE experiments.
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Access, and Statistical Analysis Tools (Minitab or JMP).
  • Working knowledge of FEA.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


Are you ready to start an exciting career with Corning, Inc.? Apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other legally protected status.



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