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Process R&D Intern

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Madison, Wisconsin, US, 53716

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description

The IFF Nutrition & Biosciences plant located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA manufactures a variety of food products and ingredients used in everyday food items, many of them found in local grocery stores including: starter cultures used in the production of cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream; probiotic cultures used for their health promoting effects on the digestive system of humans and animals; and other food ingredients such as food antioxidants for food preservation and enzymes used in cheese manufacturing.  
We are looking for an Intern to join our Process R&D Probiotics, Cultures, Food Protection Team! The candidate selected will provide support for Process R&D activities. There will be an emphasis on basic lab functions, equipment set-up, and data/documentation creation.  The Process R&D internship includes approximately 6 months of employment working up to 40 hours per week.
Essential Functions of this position include (but are not limited to):
•    Support basic lab functions including washing glassware, preparing media, setting up equipment, running assays, and routine intermediate testing.
•    Support Probiotic and Dairy development projects impacting cell yield, stability, quality, or activity for selected microbial strains
•    Update and maintain data files
•    Develop methods and SOPs for identified equipment
•    Create/update lab documentation
•    Execute product testing and documentation of results

Job Requirements

Job Qualifications:
•    Currently enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college or university
•    Working towards an associates or bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific field.
In addition to these requirements, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated the following core competencies:
•    Strong motivation and desire to assist team members.
•    Outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and interpersonal skills
•    Ability to independently design, carry-out, and report the results of scientific experiments
•    Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
•    Accomplished computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.
•    Strong work ethic and the ability to work in cross-functional teams to deliver concrete project deliverables in a timely manner

Nearest Major Market: Madison