Intern, Beach Testing - Lab Services
Job duties include:
Assistance in processing and preservation of samples for microbiology and chemistry analysis.
Performs microbiology and chemistry laboratory analyses related duties in support of the MWRA's monitoring programs.
Enters data into a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Performed laboratory analysis, including enumeration of bacterial pollution indicators such as Enterococcus using prescribed procedures.
Assists with other chemical, physical or biological laboratory testing.
Performs related laboratory duties, calibrating field instruments and preparing materials for field sampling. (e.g. buffers/quality control standards).
Records field and laboratory data on paper and in data logger
Reports to a Laboratory Supervisor II
Must have a valid Massachusetts driver's license.
Ability to perform careful laboratory manipulations.
Good communication skills.
Competency in Microsoft Office Suite software - Word, Excel, Outlook and Access.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Adhere to standard laboratory practices and safety requirements.
Perform field water quality testing, as required.
Assist in the collection of other water quality samples, as needed.
Perform related duties as required.
The preferred candidate will have completed at least two years in a science or environmental major. The candidate should have some chemistry/microbiology laboratory skills and have a general understanding of laboratory procedures as demonstrated by completing at least four chemistry/biology/microbiology laboratory courses.
How to Apply:
Apply online at www.mwra.com.
Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status.