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Available Position

Microbiology Intern

JOB SUMMARY

This position will support activities within the Microbiology Department.

Job Description:

The Microbiology Summer Intern position will be exposed to standard microbiology tests and reporting.  These tests will be performed according to Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), United States Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. Standard Operating Procedures.  The intern will be trained to do pour plate, membrane filtration, and plate reading.  The intern will also be trained in basic microbiological techniques, including but not limited to plate streaking, serial dilution, gram stain, and media preparation.

Preferred Skills:

The candidate will have a science background with an emphasis in microbiology or biology.  Qualified applicants will have completed at least four semesters of college microbiology/biology or related courses. The applicant will need to be able to document work in a clear and organized manner.  Be accountable for the accuracy and validity of test results.  Be able to follow hygiene and safety rules for the Microbiology department.  They must also be able to maintain a clean lab.

General Competence:

The applicant must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently with a strong sense of sound judgment.  The applicant must be able to use Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel.  They must be able to communicate effectively with all departments within the company.  Must have the ability to write and document legibly.  The applicant must occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision requirements are good close vision and the ability to see color at close and far distances.

For more information contact Robert Sportsman at roberts@psico.com.

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