Position Overview


Are you interested in working for an organization that is making a difference in people’s lives every day? We’re a medical devices company that develops innovative neuroendovascular technologies for the treatment of vascular disease. We’re a high-growth, customer-focused company with an entrepreneurial spirit producing some of the most reliable and technologically advanced products supported by proven clinical data. Take a closer look at what MicroVention® TERUMO has to offer.

Intern, R&D Chemistry Lab
Under guidance and supervision, evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances in order to investigate their applications to the medical device industry. Typical duties include:

  • Primary work location is in the R&D chemistry laboratory. Secondary work location is in an office environment.
  • Handles chemicals safely in accordance with approved processes and procedures.
  • Performs laboratory tasks under direct supervision.
  • Performs chemical reactions, including polymerization, coupling, derivatization, and digestion.
  • Performs chemical processes, including dissolution, extraction, precipitation, and filtration.
  • Able to utilize general laboratory equipment independently.
  • Performs analytical testing using established methods in high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), inductively coupled plasma – mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS), and infrared spectroscopy (FTIR).
  • Perform simulated use, in vitro testing to determine performance of current, competitive, and proposed products.
  • Performs analysis of lab and analytical results to summarize, report, and make conclusions.
  • Writes internal documentation, including test methods and procedures.
  • Disposes of waste chemicals and materials following approved safety processes and procedures.
    1. Working towards a BS degree in Chemistry.
    2. Good knowledge of laboratory practices.
    3. Experience working effectively and confidently in a team environment.
    4. Strong analytical and organization skills.
    5. Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    6. Detail-oriented approach to tasks and problem solving.
    7. Ability to work independently and handle multiple priorities with attention to detail.
    8. MS Office proficiency with emphasis on Excel and Word software.

    Additional Information

    • The primary work location for this position is Aliso Viejo, CA (company headquarters)
    • Candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S. and not require visa sponsorship.
    • Relocation may be available for qualified candidates.
    • For more information, visit our web site at www.microvention.com

    MicroVention® TERUMO was founded in 1997, employs approximately 2,400 worldwide, and has experienced double-digit revenue growth year-over-year 3 years running. Recognized as one of the “Top Workplaces” in Orange County, California, we have a thriving culture that is innovative, customer-focused, clinically driven, demonstrates a