Intern - Laboratory Technician

United States, Bend (Oregon)

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

Lonza Pharma & Biotech has an open position for a paid internship as a Laboratory Technician with our Product Development team at our location in Bend, OR. This is an excellent opportunity to join a challenging, dynamic, and cross-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers. This is a part time position, hours ranging from 10-30 hours per week. The start date is as soon as possible and the shift is day time (8:00-5:00) with flexibility to work with your class schedule.

Skills acquired through this position include how to work in an industrial laboratory environment utilizing good laboratory practices (GLP). You will also learn to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of engineers, chemists and biologists.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work independently and carry out assigned duties effectively

  • Ensure all laboratory equipment and work areas are clean and in proper working order

  • Organization and storage of laboratory supplies

  • Complete routine laboratory procedures such as, but not limited to; cleaning and restocking glassware, properly disposing of pharmaceutical waste, cleaning and preparing dissolution baths, etc.

  • May assist in setting up and/or conducting routine tests using standard techniques under the direction of a Scientist

  • May assist with calibration, maintenance, or troubleshooting of instruments under the direction of the Instrumentation and Technique Specialist

  • Adhere to development quality systems and standards to ensure a safe work environment and processes

  • Assist and support GMP QC or AMDV in routine maintenance/calibration of specified instrumentation under the supervision of an Instrumentation and Technique Specialist

Key requirements:

  • Currently enrolled at a college or university in a Scientific/Engineering discipline

  • Enthusiastic about the bio-pharmaceutical industry and learning about industry technology

  • Displays good problem solving skills

  • Exhibits time management skills

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R38085