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Internship - Lab Analyst

Lab Analyst Interns are trained in basic laboratory testing techniques and assigned to specific departments focused on Medical Device testing.

This program runs 12 weeks from May 15th to August 4th. The majority of the role is actively learning, through performing laboratory tests, under the guidance of an assigned Supervisor. Interns are also aligned with a dedicated Mentor to provide guidance and support. We even host weekly "lunch and learns" educating on a variety of topics from Scientific Testing techniques to Presentation and Leadership skills.

Education and experience requirements:

College student majoring in a life science
  • Examples; Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, etc.
The intern program is mainly targeted at Juniors or Seniors not yet graduated
  • If graduating in Spring 2023 and interested in permanent work, please apply to our open Lab Analyst roles as will consider permanent employment


Which department or area of testing will I work?
  • Interns will be assigned to a specific area upon selection and offer; Bioburden, Biocompatibility, Bacterial Endotoxin Testing or Routine Chemistry are a few examples.
What will my schedule be?
  • Monday through Friday; Day Shift. Specific start times can vary between 7AM - 9AM.
What will be required of me beyond the standard daily tasks?
  • At the end of the program each intern leads a brief presentation summarizing their learning and experience. Presentation skills are taught in 2 of our "lunch and learns" to ensure you have the proper foundation and support. 
What happens when the program ends?
  • This depends on your preference and graduation timeline. We have offered all prior interns either an invitation to return to next years' program, a part time role while completing school, or a permanent position once graduated and able to work full time.  

Essential Duties:

  • Perform basic lab procedures such as:
  • Plate counts
  • Gram stains
  • Plate streaking
  • Aseptic technique
  • Daily standardization
  • Participate in the collaboration of quality events (unexpected results, deviations, etc.)
  • Ensure testing is conducted according to approved procedures

Regulatory Compliance

  • Follow applicable regulatory requirements (GMP, GLP, ISO, etc).
  • Ensure all data are accurately and concurrently recorded.
  • Notify the Study Director of any unforeseen circumstances or events that occur during testing.

Competencies of this position:

  • Attention to detail and ability to follow written procedures
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to changes
  • Repetition of tasks with quality and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow written procedures
  • Good documentation practice (GDP)
  • Critical thinking, problem solving, computer and math skills

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment and lab equipment including but not limited to, computers, keyboards, computer mouse, telephones, photocopiers, file cabinets, microscopes, micropipettes, pipette aids and various hand tools.

The possibility exists for exposure to biological and chemical hazards, exposure to carcinogenic compounds and other environmental aspects which may be considered unfavorable. Employees are expected to follow Biosafety and Chemical Hygiene policies, practices and procedures.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are a representation of those that must be met to perform the essential job functions:

  • Required to sit 15% of the day, stand and traverse 75% of the day to various office and lab locations and 10% of the day working at a computer.
  • Bending, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing.
  • Ability to have full body movement required.
  • Occasional push and pull tasks with one or both hands.
  • Must be able to work while wearing personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, goggles, face shields, gloves, lab coats and personal protective equipment deemed necessary to protect testing and to protect employees from various solutions, wastes, etc.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.