Acelity Careers

Intern - Engineer / Scientist

San Antonio, United States of America

Job Description

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for supporting activities performed in support of Research & Technology, Competitive Testing and/or franchise related projects.  Responsible for maintaining a productive laboratory workspace, including housekeeping, stocking, equipment calibration, and insuring compliance with appropriate regulations and SOPs. Responsible for accurately and conscientiously performing and documenting in vitro and pre-clinical experiments as directed.  Assistance with protocol and assay methods development, data entry and reporting in support of these activities is also required.

Principle Responsibilities: (essential job duties and responsibilities)

  • Interact with internal resources such as lead scientists, program managements, project scientists, engineers and technicians to ensure timely and quality completion of projects.
  • Work with principal investigators to ensure protocols are properly understood and performed
  • Performs and properly documents experiments in biology, biochemistry, biomaterials, material science, mechanics, electronics, and chemistry according to the specific protocol and role.
  • Makes and records observations; performs simple calculations; and collects and prepares data for evaluation. 
  • Performs associated data entry and compilation.
  • Conducts laboratory support functions such as ordering, stocking and distributing supplies and equipment; arranging and dismantling apparatus; and collecting, washing, and storing glassware. 
  • Performs technical and record keeping duties in conformance with company and regulatory policies and standards to meet quality and accuracy requirements.  This includes ensures equipment is properly documented and calibrated.
  • Provides support to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment and maintains calibration records.
  • Properly support experiments by performing a variety of technical procedures such as preparing routine solutions and reagents, ensuring availability of necessary supplies, equipment, etc.
  • Performs quality control of entered data and compiled charts, graphs and tables.
  • Responsible for associated literature retrieval, and maintaining appropriate files
  • Filing and archiving of study documentation and samples.
  • Interact with external resources such as vendors, suppliers contract scientists, specialist and technicians as required
  • Participates in any and all reasonable work activities as may be deemed suitable and assigned by management.
  • Conforms to, supports and enforces all Company policies and procedures

Skills and Experiences:

  • Minimum two years of study towards a Bachelors or Associates degree in biological sciences; chemistry, engineering or related science
  • Self-starter, well organized and detailed oriented
  • Ability to deal effectively with all employees and external business contacts while conveying a positive, service oriented attitude.
  • Familairity with laboratory safety protocols and procedures
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Command of computer applications for documentation and data management (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).  Experience with graphing and statistical packages, Adobe Photoshop, Sigma Scan, and Image Pro a plus.
The information listed above is not a comprehensive list of all duties/responsibilities performed. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Any physical and mental requirements described in this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability: Acelity L.P. Inc. and its subsidiaries are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information or any other legally protected characteristic. If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please click here: VEVRAA Federal Contractor