Microbiology Paid Internship - Fall 2021

Folia Materials
Woburn, Massachusetts, US
Jul 16, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Employment Type
Salary Type
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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