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Research & Development Intern

Research & Development Intern

Microbial Solutions


Req ID #:  221573


Newark, DE, US, 19711


For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary


This internship opportunity will work in an R&D environment evaluating new applications for, and current performance of, microbial identification systems based on Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, or DNA Sequencing.

  • Working directly with the  R&D team members, the intern will get hands-on experience designing and executing experiments, analyzing raw data, assessing the impact of the data, and evaluating the potential effect on operational efficiencies.
  • Assist with planning and executing experiments and in the analysis of R&D and/or Operations data to deduce and monitor trends.
  • Prepare samples for processing by Mass Spectrometry and/or DNA sequencing instruments.
  • Organize data, compile, and present results.
  • Subculture bacterial and fungal isolates using aseptic technique and assist in the preparation or reagents.
  • Duties will include standard lab safety, function, and cleaning related duties and tasks will comply with all aspects of laboratory safety procedures.


Job Qualifications

  • Education:  enrolled in an accredited college/university degree program pursing a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or related field.
  •  Completion of Sophomore year, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Experience: Undergraduate research experience required. 
  • Other:  Ability to work on multiple projects, strong attention to detail, and effective communication and listening skills in a teamwork environment.
  • Computer literacy to include word processing and the use of spreadsheets and databases. 
  • This position seeks an intern for a  minimum of a 14-week internship between  May and September 2024 time period.


Compensation Data
The compensation range for this position is $20 per hour. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

Housing is not provided for this role.