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18-1014 Research and Development Intern - Microbiology

Streck La Vista, NE

Job Description

Streck’s summer internship and assistant program offers individuals meaningful real-world experience, training and professional growth. We are seeking candidates for internship and assistant level positions within multiple departments across our organization. We are in search for ambitious, enthusiastic, and talented individuals that will exemplify and complement our innovative culture.



Streck is seeking candidates for a research and development summer intern to work with our scientific professionals on product enhancements and new product development. This position will primarily work within the scope of our new product development group. Primary responsibilities will include setting up experiments that support the expansion of the Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring and Detection (ARM-D®) kits product line. This is an excellent opportunity to put your technical skills to work in an industry setting.


The primary responsibilities include:

  • Review and research project background and status with manager.
  • Ability to follow standard operating procedures.
  • Utilize scientific principles to assist in microbiological testing methods and the proper use of laboratory equipment.
  • Become proficient in biochemical assays for detection of DNA, RNA, and protein.
  • Become proficient in real-time PCR based applications.
  • Design and conduct experiments, with guidance, within a defined project.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.
  • Present project reviews before colleagues and peers.


Requirements include:

  • Junior or senior standing pursuing a degree in molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, analytical chemistry, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of good laboratory practice
  • Experience with basic laboratory techniques such as pipetting and solution preparation.
  • Experience with general microbiology techniques such as aseptic technique, culturing methodologies, microbial testing methods
  • Experience with Biosafety Level 2 organisms is a plus
  • Hands-on PCR experience in either research or clinical setting
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Well- organized with demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with multiple biochemical and molecular biologic methods/techniques is a plus


Visit www.streckcareers.com to learn more about Streck and apply for this opportunity.

Streck develops and delivers quality control and diagnostic products that touch millions of lives and help validate the reputations of laboratories, hospitals and clinicians all over the world.
For all of us at Streck, our job is not simply about scientific accuracy. It is just as much about responsiveness, commitment and responsibility.
The result is something science alone cannot create: Trust.

Streck is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and forbids discrimination against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy, gender stereotyping and caregiver status), sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, disability, genetic information, citizenship, marital status or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


Job Details

Date Posted December 4, 2018
Date Closes January 6, 2019
Located In La Vista, NE
Department New Product Development
Job Type Full-time Internship
Compensation Hourly Wage, up to $14
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week hours per week; M-F 8am-5pm
Start Date 2019-05-20
SOC Category 19-1042.00 Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
Zipcode 68128

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Profit Sharing
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Health Club Membership
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sports Teams / Leagues
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program
  • Merit Increases

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