Microbiologist - Summer Intern/Temporary

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

METTLER TOLEDO Process Analytics has a New Opportunity for Microbiology student to gain valuable Lab experience. Full time hours available for summer; flexible schedule available as needed for classes.

Based in our Tucson site, this position is in the R&D team to investigate, design, develop, and maintain optical-based products, technologies and systems in the measurement of real‑time detection of microbial matter in high purity waters. The technologies are focused on laser-based fluorescence and scattering to detect waterborne microbes.

The position works within an engineering-oriented R&D team to develop technologies and products that can detect microbial matter.

  • You will have some training or experience in several of the following areas: Preparation/identification/quantification of microbial matter using traditional plating methods
  • Instrument-based products and other approaches to quantify bacteria
  • Sterile preparations and handling, cleaning methods, and documenting and validating procedures.

This positions assists the R&D team with quality testing on products, services, and applications. You will help maintain the microbiology laboratory and equipment, and identifies improvement opportunities.

What You Need to Succeed


  • Currently enrolled in B.S. Microbiology with 0-3 years work experience required. (Chemist with microbiology lab experience also considered.)
  • Experience in microbial speciation, good laboratory practices, and knowledge of working in sterile environment.
  • Experience with balances, pipeting, and other tools to produce quantitative-prepared solutions.
  • Ability to provide analysis and reporting on data collected in the lab.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications.

Our Offer to You

About Mettler Toledo

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For those who prioritize precision, Mettler Toledo is precisely where you belong.

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Mettler-Toledo Thornton Inc. [Massachusetts]

900 Middlesex Turnpike Billerica, MA 01821 United States

+1 (781) 301-8600