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Synthetic Chemist Intern

The Company 
Mallinckrodt is a company united around a central pursuit – improving outcomes for underserved patients with severe and critical conditions. As a purpose-driven organization with a broad network and relentless determination, we create products, delivery systems and solutions for patients whose needs have not been met.

Mallinckrodt is a global business consisting of multiple wholly owned subsidiaries that develop, manufacture, market and distribute specialty and generic pharmaceutical products and therapies. With locations in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia, culture is one of the most important aspects of our organization. Who we are at the core of our company - how we think, feel and work together means everything.  We are anchored in our values of Patient Centricity, Innovation, Collaboration and Integrity.
The Company's Specialty Brands reportable segment's areas of focus include autoimmune and rare diseases in specialty areas like neurology, rheumatology, hepatology, nephrology, pulmonology, ophthalmology and oncology; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; analgesics; cultured skin substitutes and gastrointestinal products. Its Specialty Generics reportable segment includes specialty generic drugs and active pharmaceutical ingredients. We are focused on listening for needs and delivering solutions. We provide medicines to address unmet patient needs, stemming from 155 years of using our unique strengths, experience and expertise to help improve people's lives.

We know that we contribute to something that matters because we make quality products that impact patient lives. We have built an inclusive community and recognize the importance of every employee as a whole person – inside and outside of work. Our dynamic work environment provides unique experiences for employees to grow and develop.
We are moving forward – come with us.
The Program
Mallinckrodt is offering an 11-week internship program, which provides an immersive experience in the world of pharmaceuticals. As an MNK Intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful and impactful work that compliments the degree you are pursuing. Here, you will be able to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom to a corporate environment. In addition, our internship program is designed to include networking opportunities across the company, professional development workshops, and community service.

Mallinckrodt is united around our mission – Listening for needs. Delivering solutions. Join us to get a sense of what it’s like to work at Mallinckrodt and gain the real-world experience you are seeking.

Summary of Position
The Synthetic Chemist I Intern position will work with the Lifecycle Management (LCM) team to synthesize and characterize reference standard material for MNK’s internal Reference Standards Program. 

  • The role includes setting up equipment/glassware and following experimental parameters for the successful synthesis and purification of at least one reference standard material, and characterization of the material using analytical techniques such as HPLC, NMR and Mass Spectrometry. 
  • Expectations for the role include working effectively with LCM team members; documenting experiments, conditions, observations and results in a laboratory notebook; and compliance with company, site and safety policies and procedures.
  • Compliance with company, site, and safety policies and procedures.

  • The completion of some coursework toward a degree in chemistry.

  • Hands-on laboratory experience and working knowledge in organic and analytical chemistry are preferred

  • Ability to wear appropriate PPE and safely handle chemicals, glassware and laboratory equipment are required. 

This position will interact with other members of the LCM team.  This position does not have direct reports.

The role will involve typical laboratory conditions where chemists are required to wear eye protection and lab coats; might potentially handle hazardous chemicals requiring the use of additional PPE’.  May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this position.