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Lab Technician Intern

This internship will run from Jan- April 2022. Intern will be responsible for assisting lab personnel in sample preparation, testing, analysis, and day-to-day maintenance of all lab equipment. Participate in distillations, record keeping, inventory, stocking and maintaining a clean and organized lab space.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Ensure laboratory safety guidelines and good laboratory practices are followed at all times.
  • Prepare, maintain, and perform analytical and chemical testing.
  • Prepare and dispense solutions, chemical materials for lab use, which may include solvents, reagents, oils, aroma chemicals, acids, bases, buffers, and unknowns.
  • Operate scientific equipment such as: GCMS, GCFID, Refractometer, Optical Rotation, Specific Gravity, Distillation and more.
  • Perform organoleptic evaluations on essential oil samples and provide feedback on aroma profile and consistency.
  • Assist in special projects and experiments as assigned.
  • Monitor, collect, and process waste materials and chemical along. Properly process and dispose of waste.
  • Assist in distillation of raw materials to obtain pure oil samples.
  • Receive samples from customers and catalog samples in the appropriate manifest.
  • Work with lab supervisor to ensure samples are retained and easily accessed.
  • Receive and stock materials, supplies, inventories, and equipment for laboratory use.
  • Clean up after each lab session by washing, and if necessary, sterilizing tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Other related duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science and related field 
  • Experience working in a lab or technical setting (preferred)
  • Essential oil experience (preferred)
  • Organizational skills
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals
  • Able to work independently and safely.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Able to understand and follow laboratory safety procedures.