Analytical Chemistry Intern

internship - part time,

Scentsy
Meridian, ID
Closed
Posted 92 Days ago
Scentsy
Meridian, ID
internship - part time,
Posted 92 Days ago
Closed

Description

Analytical Chemistry Intern (Part-Time) Scentsy - Meridian, ID4.3 12 hours agoPart-timeEstimated: $29,000 - $41,000 a year Apply Now Education * Bachelor's Degree Skills * Laboratory Experience * Microsoft Word * Microsoft Office * Excel * Chromatography Overview Intermountain Blending & Filling (a sister company of Scentsy) has a great opportunity for an Analytical Chemistry Intern. The Intern will test process water, raw materials, bulk intermediate product, and finished goods (personal care, home care, and laundry products) to ensure that material quality attributes meet established specifications for identity, purity, quality, and strength. The Intern assists the Biochemist in Instrument Chemistry testing, HPLC in particular. This Internship is <30 hours per week and is expected to last from the end of May until the end of September. What You Would Do: Assist with maintaining chemistry lab instrumentation, including the HPLC-MS, FTIR, refractometer, pH meter, UV/Vis, and other equipment; perform HPLC, FTIR, refractive index, pH, viscosity, specific gravity, Karl Fischer water determination, and color/odor/appearance testing Test raw materials, bulk intermediate product, and finished goods in accordance with validated or compendial methods Maintain laboratory notebooks and records in accordance with Good Laboratory Practices and Good Documentation Practices (GDPs). Assist with interpreting analytical data, prepare final reports, and make recommendations to Quality leadership and plant management when appropriate. Maintain laboratory cleanliness and order, following 5S methodologies and ensure that parts, supplies, and chemical reagent inventories are maintained. Participate in the IBF continual improvement program Prepare reagents and clean glassware Assist with the performance of regular testing, calibration, and/or validation of:o Chemistry process and instruments Water, including Potable, Softened, and Purified water generation, storage, and distribution systems Raw materials and finished goods chemicals; intermediate products; finished goods Accelerated aging/stability testing and special projects Statistical process controls Ensure accurate, timely documentation of all data and test results; perform laboratory investigations and corrective and preventive analysis (CAPA) following out-of-specification (OOS) results Assist with writing, editing, and/or reviewing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and equipment qualifications Report test results and processes to ensure conformance to laboratory and document control procedures Recommend and source laboratory supplies, tools, and instrumentation needed to operate the lab in an efficient and cost-effective manner Cross train in key areas of the Quality Department as assigned; lend support to the R&D laboratory and stability testing program, as needed Perform all other assigned tasks and requirements as assigned You Should Have: Concurrent work toward a Bachelors degree in a Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related discipline with 1+ years of bench experience working with laboratory instrumentation listed above Demonstrated experience in HPLC-MS, gas chromatography (GC-FID or GC-MS), specific gravity testing, and pH testing Prior experience working in a pharmaceutical, personal care, or cosmetic manufacturing chemistry lab environment preferred We Expect That You: Support a positive work environment Be flexible to constant change and maintain a positive attitude Be willing to support new ideas, concepts, procedures, and techniques Maintain a high level of accuracy and data integrity Must be teachable, innovative, and a quick learner Strictly follow the current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs), Good Documentation Practices (GDPs), and Good Laboratory Practices Study literature and learn current standards and applicable methodologies Strictly follow approved Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Adhere to all established policies and safety rules as outlined by the Company Expected to work up to 29 hours per week You Should Be Able To: Knowledge of bench chemistry, basic wet chemistry, HPLC, GC, FT-IR, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, laboratories, raw material testing, finished goods, testing, and quality control Knowledge of analytical chemistry, instrumentation, titration, pH, viscosity, specific gravity, and colorimetry Familiar with official methods for chemistry testing, including American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and others Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems Exhibit good written and verbal communication skills Perform repetitive work while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail Work with minimal supervision in a laboratory environment Strong attention to detail Follow specified processes and detailed instructions Knowledge of computers and all applicable software including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook) Work around strong chemicals and fragrance; ability to discern color hues Lift up to 40 lbs. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking up to 10% of the time Work at a computer station and view a computer screen for extended periods of time

Skills

laboratory skills, analytical chemistry, hplc, biochemistry, r&d, molecular biology, gas chromatography, gc-ms, ftir, ir, wet chemistry, titration, hplc-ms, gc-fid, uv

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