Software Services Intern

The Diagnostics Software Services team is seeking interns to join our team. These individuals will be part of a dynamic group of engineers responsible for documenting, deploying, validating, and supporting newborn screening software applications in North American and Latin American laboratories.

Our team provides software tools that manage our customers' laboratory work-flow and help enable the early detection of certain life-threatening genetic and metabolic disorders in newborn babies. If detected and treated soon enough, most babies will be able to live healthy, normal lives. To learn more about newborn screening please visit

The Intern position requires constant team interaction. In this position you will learn how to operate our software, use SOPs and templates to create and execute validation steps, and how to compile these steps into test plans. In addition, you will also learn how to produce training material and end-user manuals. By the end of the internship, you will gain an understanding of the science behind genetic screening.

Position Details

As an intern, we'll work with you on an appropriate training plan - whether your strengths lie with some of the tools (MS SQL, Windows, VB and C#) we use or you have a strong science background with an interest in computers, we'll find the best fit for you. What's most important is that you have an interest in the healthcare field as a career!

Job Requirements :


If you feel these are some of your strengths, this position may be for you:

  • Interest in health & life sciences industries
  • Ability to function both independently and on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Strong problem solving ability and technical aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn
  • Drive to succeed
  • Pride in your work

Education Requirements

  • Pursuing or completed a Bachelor's or a graduate degree in a business, scientific or technical field.
  • Applicants must hold at least a junior status at an accredited university.


We are looking for students that will be available during summer 2017


The intern will be working from PerkinElmer offices located either in Waltham MA or Akron OH.

PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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