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Intern - Biochemist - Summer 2022


Shakopee, MN, US

About our group:

Seagate Research Group is seeking a motivated biochemistry intern who will develop procedures for chemically modifying surfaces for biosensing applications such as sequencing, and DNA nucleotide manipulation for storage applications. The position is based at Seagate’s R&D site in Shakopee, MN, with wet lab work taking place in our laboratory near the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis.

About the role - you will:

  • Review primary literature to gain knowledge of appropriate chemical surface modification and bioconjugation techniques.
  • Select appropriate chemical methods to implement in Seagate’s biochemistry/biosensing applications.
  • Develop experimental protocols for applying selected chemical modifications to desired surfaces. Create models to predict resulting properties of the modified surfaces, such as chemical group density, hydrophobicity, etc.
  • Execute developed protocols in the lab to create modified surfaces for Seagate’s biochemistry/biosensing applications.

About you:

  • Student pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering, or other related discipline
  • Executing written protocols in a laboratory setting, particularly in a biochemical laboratory.
  • Familiarity with concepts and methods in bioconjugation.
  • Familiarity with methods for the chemical modification of surfaces.
  • Experience with standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.
  • Self-motivated, independent and a team player with strong communication skills
  • Attentive to detail and proactive


Our Shakopee campus is located 25 minutes southwest of Minneapolis in a setting with a rural vibe – it overlooks a horse racing track and stables, yet it has great entertainment venues close by as well. With wide-open spaces, the campus has plenty of space for running, biking, shooting some hoops or playing volleyball over lunch. If working out is your thing, the on-site fully equipped fitness center hosts wellness programs, tournaments and group workouts. Hungry? Seagate offers an on-site café with freshly sourced foods and specialty coffees, or if you prefer, drive to one of many restaurants just minutes away.

















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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis