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Software Integration Co-Op

Akron, Ohio

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Location Akron, OhioUS Job ID JR-024096

Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.

Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.

If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.

The Diagnostics Software Services team is seeking two Co-Op Software Integration Engineers to join our team. This individual 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 Software Integration Co-Op position requires constant team and customer interaction. In this position you will learn how to use, configure, and support our software, work with customers to determine and document their requirements, and support their processes. In addition, you will gain an understanding of the science behind genetic screening.

Position Details:

The Software Integration Co-Op position relies on the following tools: Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Basic. It is not a “development” or “programmer” position, so if you don’t have training and/or experience in any of these technologies that’s ok. We’ll work with you on an appropriate training plan - whether your strengths lie with some of the tools 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!

Basic Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in a scientific or technical field such as Biomedical Engineering, or Computer Engineering.

  • Applicants must hold at least a sophomore status at an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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


We are looking for students that will be available during the following terms: Spring 2022, Fall 2022, and Summer 2023.

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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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