Summer 2022 R&D Engineering Intern - Materials Science / Chemistry / Chemical En
Fort Worth, TX  / Belmont, CA  / Johns Creek, GA 
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About Alcon:

As the global leader in eye care, Alcon has built a rich history of providing innovative products to customers and patients all over the world. We're extremely proud of our legacy and the significant way we've helped to shape the industry over the last 70 years, but we're just getting started. Our relentless passion to eliminate unmet medical needs drives our pursuit to further advance eye health worldwide. We're looking for exceptionally talented, driven people who want to make a difference.

We help people see brilliantly. We care for and delight our customers. We pursue and drive innovation. We care for and inspire our people. We do this through our values and behaviors: We deliver results and our best in all we do. We do the right things in the right way. We create, enhance, and transform. We take a stand and speak up. We succeed together. We unleash the full potential of our people.

If you'd like to help us change the way the world sees, this is your chance to Be Brilliant!

Position Description:

The Alcon R&D team is looking for numerous talented and motivated Engineering interns to join us onsite for 10-12 weeks in Summer 2022 at the Johns Creek, GA / Belmont, CA / Fort Worth, TX locations. Alcon interns will have the opportunity to not only gain industry experience and network with other Alcon professionals, but will also have the chance to make a real-world impact by working on meaningful projects that will help patients and customers see brilliantly. Alcon also offers interns personal and professional development, high visibility and coaching and mentoring opportunities.

We are looking to fill positions with students from the following engineering majors: Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Process Engineering, and Ocular Cell Biology, & related majors.

As a Summer 2022 Intern at Alcon, you may be placed into the following teams:

R&D Analytical Chemistry - Fort Worth, TX

  • Experience with solvent extraction, polymer materials, chromatographic separation. Hands-on use of a soxhlet apparatus and common organic solvents. Practical application of the scientific method.

Intraocular Lens (IOL) R&D - Belmont, CA / Fort Worth, TX

  • Conducting polymer synthesis experiments. Collecting and interpreting data. Design of experiments. Creating polymer formulations. Hands on wet chemistry & polymerization.

Vision Care R&D - Johns Creek, GA / Belmont, CA

  • Process development and manufacturing. Interact with lens designers, contact lens metrology leads, Clinical Project leads, and Vision/Data Scientists. Lab work, data organization, and conduct studies. Prepare and modify formulations, lens fabrication and characterization.

Extraocular Devices (EOD) and Pharma OTC - Fort Worth, TX

  • Searching literatures, design & conduct experiments to test ideas. Discuss and write technical reports, present results.
  • Design experiments to validate new models. Conduct experiments and provide technical feedback to fellow scientists on experimental outcomes.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college for at least one semester prior to internship, and at least one additional semester following your internship.

Must be pursuing at least a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Process Engineering, and Ocular Cell Biology or related major.

Academic performance: Minimum cumulative GPA 2.8/4.0

Demonstrated leadership skills (i.e. extracurricular activities or projects)

Must be authorized to work in the US on a permanent basis. Students on an F1 visa with CPT work authorization may be accommodated.

Ability to commit to a 10-12 week, full time (40 hrs per week) summer internship

Preferred Qualifications:

Pursuing an advanced degree in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Process Engineering, and Ocular Cell Biology or related major.

You are applying to be part of the Alcon Talent Pool. We are not currently recruiting for this role but we are building a pipeline for future opportunities. If you would like to be considered for a similar position in future, then please submit your CV or resume.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an email to alcon.recruitment@alcon.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters: If you’d like to view a copy of the Alcon’s affirmative action plan or policy statement, please email alcon.er@alcon.com.

EEO Statement: Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

Position Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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