Summer 2023 Intern - Research and Development

$17.00 - $20.00 hourly
  • Mesa Laboratories
  • 625 Zoot Way, Bozeman, MT, USA
  • Mar 16, 2023
Intern Research

Job Description

Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (Mesa) is a global technology innovator committed to solving some of the most critical quality control and analytical challenges in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, industrial safety, environmental, food and beverage industries.  Mesa offers products and services through four divisions (Sterilization and Disinfection Control, Instruments, Cold Chain Monitoring and Cold Chain Packaging), which help our customers ensure product integrity, increase patient and worker safety, and improve quality of life.

Scope of Position:  This position is responsible for initiating and completing research and development testing and protocols related to new product development, product feature enhancements and product modifications that advance and enhance the product portfolio of the division. All work must be performed following GLP,  industry standards and protocols.

Essential Duties:  Core duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Own and drive R&D project(s) for either continuous improvement within the Mesa manufacturing facility or development of new products.
  • Collaborate and work efficiently with groups including but not limited to R&D, quality, production, external vendors or customers, etc.
  • Learn and follow Lean Philosophy 5S behaviors in creating a continuously improving, clean, well-organized and self-maintaining work environment.
  • Comply with company ethics, code of conduct, policies, and best practices, with a commitment to safety in the workplace, valuing of diversity, and promotion of a harassment free environment.
  • Ability to follow testing protocols and design SOPs which may included editing and creation of experimental testing protocols when necessary.
  • Organize and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Exhibit excellent documentation practices.
  • Analyze data and communicate technical information to internal teams in the form of oral and written correspondence, presentations, and reports.
  • Comply with all safety and regulatory standards.
  • Application of the Mesa Labs Quality Policy and actively monitor quality of outcomes in the performance of all assigned tasks.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management. 

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The categories listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Student must be pursuing a Bachelors or Masters degree program in biology, microbiology, biological engineering, chemical engineering or a related field.
  • Student must be in good academic standing at their university, with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
  • Student must be a quick learner who is able to work as part of a team, but is also driven and capable of working independently.
  • Any experience with GMP, sterilization, endospores is nice to have, but not necessary.  

Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand or sit for extended periods of time.  If reasonable, requests regarding ergonomic concerns will be considered.  For individuals with disabilities, accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.  Occasional lifting is required.  Lifting items up to 50 pounds may be required.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a high volume, high energy manufacturing facility that works to meet manufacturing deadlines. An enthusiastic, positive attitude is highly encouraged and conducive to a productive successful atmosphere. Common sense judgments and problem solving is desirable.  Must have the ability to handle repetitious and tedious job functions.

A typical biological laboratory environment comprises the bulk of the work environment for this position. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet; however, at times can be noisy.

Mesa Labs is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Mesa Labor prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, disability, military status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.