Laboratory Assistant

Internship
The New York Milk Bank is looking for interns to join our dynamic donor milk team. Earn clinical hours towards your science degree by helping to work in NYMB's state-of-the-art laboratory where we pasteurized donor human milk to be distributed to hospitals and sick babies in the tri-state area. Our ideal candidate is attentive, ambitious, and hard-working. 
Responsibilities:
  • Follows universal precautions when milk is exposed, including wearing a cap, gown, mask, gloves, and scrubbing hands with an anti-microbial scrub brush. These precautions include any time entering the Clean Room for any reason.
  • Ensures an adequate amount of clean glassware, bottles, caps, aprons, and other supplies are ready.
  • Performs the processing room set-up by cleaning all surfaces, and laying out supplies, as well as preparing the pasteurizers.
  • Assists Lab Technicians with preparing the pasteurization of donor milk and cleaning of the day.
  • Cuts and sterilizes tubing using an Autoclave.
  • Labels and refreezes milk after pasteurizing.
  • Helps donor and order fulfillment departments as needed.
  • Makes distilled water.
  • Makes Hypochlorous Acid, refills containers, and dates the expiration date on the container.
  • Ensures that milk-related trash goes into the trash and/or recycling containers.
Qualifications:
  • High school graduate
  • College student in a science or nutrition program
  • Computer proficient
  • Ability to work pleasantly alongside other team members
NYMB values diversity & belonging and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All individuals seeking employment at NYMB are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities in our job application and recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact us at [email protected]