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Passion is the pulse of Purina. You don’t have to be a pet owner, but you must be able to find your square – find passion in the work you do, the people you encounter and the opportunities you experience. Within our walls, you’ll discover ways to do what’s never been done before, and you’ll do it with integrity and expertise. Your relentless pursuit to break boundaries, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and people will help you fit right in. Working together, #WeStandTaller.

Intern - Research Lab - Product Technology

Job Number 17003263 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location St. Joseph, Missouri


Grow with a leading consumer packaged goods company by engaging with industry experts on innovative projects that drive top results. Nestlé Purina is a leader in the pet products industry and unconditionally dedicated to improving the lives of cats and dogs through quality nutrition and care. Their core philosophies include promoting responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement, and impacting the positive bond between people and their pets. Nestlé Purina offers this exciting internship opportunity providing you with unique field experience and the skill set to develop further in your career.
Summer Internship – Research Lab – St. Joseph, MO Product Technology Center
Summary of the role:  Develop, validate and run bio-analytical analyzes for hormones in physiological samples.
Job duties include:  Complete method development for determining low levels of hormones in physiological fluids and validation of this method.  Maintain laboratory notebook or other required documentation in order to comply with quality guidelines.  Experience with complex sample preparation techniques and limited volume samples.  Perform analyzes.  Calibrate, perform preventative maintenance, troubleshoot, and repair lab instruments as necessary. 


Skills & attributes:  Highly motivated with attention to detail demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction and supervision.  Able to work collaboratively, take initiative, communicate well with others and identify and execute priorities with adaptability and versatility. 
Preferred Qualifications:  Experience with bioanalytical analysis, method validation, method transfer and LC/MS/MS.  Sciex 6500 and Analyst experience is desired but not necessary.
Education:  Minimum BS in Chemistry with extensive experience in analytical chemistry

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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