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Intern - Microbiology

Certified Laboratories Inc
Stone Mountain, GA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $15 Hourly
  • Other
Job Description

Certified Group is a leading North American provider of laboratory testing and audit and certification services. The Certified Group of companies includes Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), Certified Laboratories, EAS Consulting Group, Labstat International Inc., Advanced Botanical Consulting & Testing (ABC Testing Inc.), Microconsult Inc. and Micro Quality Labs Inc. The Certified Group provides analytical testing and regulatory guidance services in the food & beverage, dietary supplements & NHP, cosmetics, OTC, personal care, tobacco, cannabis, nicotine and hemp industries.

We are currently looking for a Summer Intern to join our growing team!


Prepare samples for analytical and microbiological testing of food products, ingredients and environmentals. Responsible for the application of approved microbiological techniques and methodologies used in analytical testing.


  • Prepare samples for indicator organisms, pathogens, and chemistries
  • Apply aseptic techniques in daily workload
  • Maintain media and reagents as needed for daily microbiological testing
  • Maintain laboratory conditions, to include equipment, supplies, quality assurance programs and accurate records throughout all procedures
  • Perform all activities in a neat, safe, hygienic, and efficient manner
  • Observe, shadow, and train in each area of the lab becoming proficient in sample testing for the following areas:
    • Media Main Lab
      Path Lab
    • Quality
    • Chemistry as applicable
    • Overall business development and focus
  • Assisting with managing priorities and schedule such that individual goals as well as team goals are achieved with encouraged participation
  • Responsible for the safety of oneself and others working within their area
  • Responsible for the completion of required training


  • Pursuing BBA or masters in any of the following disciplines: Food Science, Meat Science, Poultry Science, Microbiology, Chemistry, Agribusiness
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of aseptic sampling technique, automated lab equipment, and acceptable methods and procedures
  • Broad knowledge of concepts, practices, and procedures of a food testing laboratory
  • Academic standing of junior or senior preferred, but will consider other class levels
  • An interest in career in food safety
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication/presentation skills
  • Excellent attention to detail required
  • Exceptional work ethic required
  • Ability to work all shifts/all days available
  • Extracurricular activities (volunteer, student organizations, holding an officer position, etc.) preferred


  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and to handle other communications/computer components
  • Potential exposure to odors, fumes, airborne particles, hazardous chemicals, and microbiological pathogens
  • Noise level varies from quiet to loud
  • Temperature varies from hot to cold
  • Interactive and fast-paced team oriented tasks
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Certified Group values diversity in its workforce. The company is firmly committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity and will administer its policies in a manner that treats each employee and applicant for employment on the basis of merit. Certified Group will take affirmative action to seek out qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status.

Certified Laboratories Inc


Stone Mountain, GA
30083 USA



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