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Microbiologist Intern

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Location: Fresno, CA, United States

Job Function: Innovation Quality & Food Safety

Req Number: 378

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We are a global leader in food & beverage ingredients. Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply. Supplying products and ingredients at scale is just the start. We add value through our unique, complementary portfolio of natural, delicious and nutritious products. With our fresh thinking, we help our customers unleash the sensory and functional attributes of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts and spices so they can create naturally good food & beverage products that meet consumer expectations. And whoever were with, whatever were doing, we always make it real.
Position Summary
Reporting to Director of Food Safety, the Microbiologist Intern will be responsible for initiating and executing project-related tasks and conducting microbiological analyses in the Corporate Microbiology research laboratory located in Fresno, California. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented team player with experience in microbiology/biology and is motivated to use microbiology principles for real-world food safety applications.
Position Responsibilities
  • Provide microbiology analytical support to corporate food safety/quality projects
  • Initiate and executes microbiological analyses of foodborne microorganisms
  • Prepare and analyze data, write reports, technical write-ups
  • Potential to work with manufacturing plants within USA for projects and plant level trials
  • Comply with good laboratory practices, biohazard safety standards through proper handling of chemicals and microorganisms.
  • Assist with good maintenance of the corporate microbiology laboratory
  • Occasional travel possible to manufacturing plants for projects (Travel <10% of time)
  • Perform other relevant duties as assigned
Position Requirements
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited BS or MS degree program and majoring in Microbiology, Biology, food science or related programs with a focus on microbiology/biology.
  • 1-3 years of laboratory hands-on experience
  • Understanding a variety of food-related microorganisms and relevant methods is a plus
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word etc)
  • Good team and interpersonal skills
The pay for this role in the state of CA is $17/hr and is based on the position responsibilities and geographic location.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
ofi provides equality of opportunity for all persons with respect to hiring without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. All employment will be decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us for support at: [email protected]
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