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Company Overview:If you've ever taken a medicine, received a vaccine or had blood drawn for a lab test, you've already benefited from the powerful work of 72,000+ exceptional employees across Covance and Labcorp. By supporting leading pharmaceuticals and 600+ biotech companies through our contract research organization (CRO), Covance employees help improve health, improve lives and bring new medicines to market. Along with our parent company, Labcorp, the world's leading health care diagnostics company, we offer dynamic career opportunities in more than 97 countries.Advancing healthcare from the laboratory through the clinic requires many different strengths, experiences and perspectives of our exceptional people around the world. Explore our wide range of diverse opportunities and rewarding career pathways and see how you can work with an energizing purpose to discover your extraordinary potential.Global Internship Program:Exciting Opportunity to be part of the Labcorp/Covance 2022 Global Internship Program as a Medical Laboratory Science Lab Assistant Intern in Houston, TX!We offer real work assignments that compliment an education in STEM+ Healthcare disciplines, are challenging and recognized to the organization as valuable. In addition, we encourage professional development and career exploration through program workshops, each designed to help students prepare for a thriving career in our industry.In addition to departmental and professional development work, our interns have the opportunity:* To showcase their work to senior management, their supervisor and mentors* Participate in a group philanthropic project as part of our dedication to the communityCapitalize on a dedicated training and development program that will support your scientific and professional career aspirations, and take pride in delivering scientific work that helps save the lives of millions of people around the world.About Team:Labcorp's Houston Reference Laboratory consists of dedicated, hardworking, high performance individuals who analyses on average around 50,000 specimens each day. 37,000 specimens each day.Internship Assignment Summary:This position is a 12-week position that will predominantly occur on third (night) shift. During the duration of the 12 weeks, some shifts will span the latter half of night shift and the first half of day shift.* Fulfill lab assistant or specimen processor duties while supporting the work of technicians, technologists and scientists in an area of testing in a medical diagnostic laboratory* Learn standard operating procedures for analyzing and storing specimens* Learns how to use laboratory equipment and software appropriate for assigned tasks* Prepare specimens for testing in laboratory departments through plating, aliquoting, distributing and sorting* Complete meaningful independent projects in assigned area of laboratory* Work under direct supervision and performs general duties as assigned by the designated department* Perform all paperwork, technical, and non-technical procedures required to process and submit specimens* Support the lab by performing data entry, loading instruments, performing maintenance on all types of equipment, gathering supplies for testing* Perform a variety of administrative duties for a designated department including clerical and customer service functions* Contributes to a cohesive team environment* Plans individual workload in coordination with team members.Education/Qualifications/Skills:Applicants for this position must intend to enroll after completion of the Labcorp Internship in one or more final semesters to finish coursework towards a bachelor's degree.Academic Programs and Course Requirements:Completion of the following before the end of spring 2022 semester:* a minimum of two years of coursework directed towards completion of a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or Medical Laboratory Science; or* a minimum of 3 years of coursework directed towards completion of a bachelor's degree in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, or a Biology, Chemistry, or Pre-Medical/Professional related major.RequirementsWorking on a Bachelor's Degree, and or professional certificationShift1ScheduleM-F 8a-5p
Associated topics: assay, equipment, internship, lab tech, laboratory technician, quality control, research, research associate, routine care, scientific associate
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