Microbiology Paid Internship - Fall 2021

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Employer
Folia Materials
Location
Woburn, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jul 16, 2021
Closes
Jul 31, 2021
Ref
2321364980
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Internship
Salary Type
Salary
Are you looking to work on meaningful projects?
  • Do you wish you could contribute to fighting COVID?
  • Are you excited to work towards universal access to clean drinking water?
  • Are you interested in developing new technologies that help to eliminate plastic waste?


Folia has invented solutions to all of these: anti-viral face masks, a 20 cent water purifier, and advanced paper food packaging.

We're looking for mission-driven interns to hire for a paid internship. This position is for a Microbiology Intern to join our Research and Development team. If you are excited to join an award-winning cleantech materials startup and passionate about conducting high quality research on innovative green chemistry processes, we want to hear from you!

We Offer You:
  • Professional Development - opportunity to work with several departments and on many different projects
  • A thorough introduction to the startup world - you will experience, first-hand, how startups function
  • Experience with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) practices and formalisms


Responsibilities Include:
  • Perform laboratory microbiological and chemical analyses for antimicrobial filters for product development and quality control according to prescribed standards.
  • Performs basic microbiology techniques including: bioburden/ microbial counts, growth promoting, practicing aseptic techniques.
  • Determines chemical and physical characteristics of samples. Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Maintain accurate records of all performed procedures, collect & analyze data in test reports.
  • Maintain the good laboratory housekeeping and ensure Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standard are adhered.

Requirements Are:
  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline (microbiology, chemistry, or related fields.)
  • To have knowledge & experience in a biology laboratory environment & can independently perform microbiology techniques like bacteria enrichment and studying the growth characteristics of microorganisms adhering to standard test protocols.

The Ideal Candidate:
  • Proficiency with understanding technical specifications and procedures.
  • Willingness to speak up with observations and ability to synthesis data and findings into succinct reports and presentations
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and effectively manage multiple daily tasks

Personal Attributes:
  • Self-motivating, self-managing, quality mind-set, eye for detail, honest, diligent, and team player
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to explain and understand problems and ideas
  • Strong organizational skills and writing ability


Location: Woburn, MA

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