NMS Labs Post Graduate Summer Lab Internships 2021

NMS Labs Summer Lab Internships 2021

NMS Labs Summer Lab Internships 2021. NMS Labs is the nation’s leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services. We employ more than 350 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services.

Title: Post Graduate Summer Lab Internships 2021

Location: Horsham, PA

Department: Routine 2

Job Type: Temporary Full-time

Job Description:

We are seeking post-graduate summer interns for our laboratory.  A successful candidate will exhibit professional and effective interpersonal skills.  Attention to detail and ability to work with a high degree of accuracy are necessary.

The internships run full-time, from May 24th-August 27th, for the following hours in the departments below:

  • Screening:    Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • (2) Routine:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Alcohol:        Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Duties vary depending on the department; they include but are not limited to the following:

  • Handles biological specimens.
  • Retains specimens in suitable storage area and follows chain of custody procedures.
  • Prepares samples for testing.
  • Generates pre-analytical reports for specimen analysis.
  • Prepare and/or validates reagents, controls and calibrators.
  • May document quality control and enter results in LIMS (varies by department): Metals/Screening.
  • Performs instrument setup and daily instrument maintenance.
  • Performs basic instrument troubleshooting and takes appropriate action. i.e. recognize when something is wrong and inform a senior analyst.
  • Independently performs analytical testing.
  • Discards all chemicals and biological materials properly.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of basic analytical concepts, identify and resolve non-technical problems, and possess knowledge of good laboratory safety practices.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a chemical, physical, biological science, or forensic science from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 25 semester credit hours in college-level chemistry coursework minimally including analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, general and organic chemistry.
    • Additional qualifying chemistry coursework and labs are mass spectrometry, quantitative analysis, separation science, spectroscopic analysis, biochemistry, drug metabolism, forensic toxicology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, chemical informatics.
  • 3 college-level semester credit hours in Statistics

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to hear
  • Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools
  • Movement from one work location to another
  • Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.
  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment
  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust
  • Handling of biological material and blood-borne pathogens
  • Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Proximity to moving parts

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