Physicist Intern

Come join a team of highly skilled individuals who are dedicated to developing technology that will detect disease and save lives.  

Breathe BioMedical (BBM) is a medical technology company focused on developing a simple, accessible and non-invasive breath test for early-stage breast cancer. Breath analytics involves the collection, processing, and analysis of breath samples to identify biomarker patterns associated with specific diseases. BBM is located in Moncton, New Brunswick and its US subsidiary is located in Boston, Massachusetts. Our team at BBM consists of individuals who embody our core values, which are, communication, integrity, innovation, collaboration, and accountability. One day, detecting disease will be as easy as breathing.

Our mission: Revolutionizing early-disease detection with our breath-based platform technology.

Student interns are a vital part of Breathe BioMedical ’s development. Interns are recruited to work on specific projects based on their skills and education levels.  Projects will allow interns to complete tangible deliverables that both advance the companies development goals and compliment the students’ learning objectives.

Internship Details:

Start Date: Monday, May 6, 2024

End Date: Friday August 30, 2024

Rate: $20-24/hour

Hours/Week: 37.5

Number of Weeks: 17

Reporting to: Senior Physicist


Breathe BioMedical ’s Technology:

Breathe BioMedical ’s technology has sensitivity to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in breath down to the parts per trillion. The platform is comprised of three (3) proprietary devices, a Breath Sampler to collect breath, a Spectrometer to process breath samples and a machine learning algorithm that analyzes raw spectral data from the Spectrometer to identify the presence of disease. The Breath Sampler is a portable tabletop device used to collect alveolar samples from subjects quickly and efficiently and concentrate onto a thermal desorption tube, which can then be transported to a central lab for analysis. The Spectrometer is a highly sensitive device into which a breath sample-filled sorbent tube is loaded. The Spectrometer uses three advanced infrared lasers to probe the VOCs’ optical absorption properties.



  • Responsible for one or more R&D project in optics, linked with the candidate’s strength and scientific interests
  • Assists in performing theoretical calculations to improve Breathe BioMedical ’s optical design
  • Performs data analysis and/or numerical calculations to develop or improve optical design
  • Assists the Physics Team in manufacturing new spectrometers
  • Assists the Physics Team in troubleshooting and improving prototypes
  • Actively participates in Physics Team meetings


  • Pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in Physics or Engineering Physics (preference 3rd year or above)
  • Excellent experimental skills
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Tech savvy – willingness to learn relevant tools/software as needed
  • Demonstrate integrity, values, principles, and work ethic
  • Effective organization and time management skills with the ability to work under pressure
  • Advance knowledge in optics is an asset
  • Knowledge of Python is an asset.

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to

Breathe BioMedical is committed to inclusiveness, and accessibility. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.