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CHEMISTRY INTERN

  • 510121
  • PHOENIX
  • DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES
  • Internship

DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES

COME JOIN US! The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.

 

CHEMISTRY  INTERN

DIVISION OF PREPAREDNESS

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

JOB LOCATION:

Address:  150 N. 18th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007

** Both in person and teleworking**

 

POSTING DETAILS:
The Chemistry intern will join our team for either up to 19 weeks working 30 hours per week or 20+ weeks working up to 19 hours per week.
 
- Start date - As soon as you’re ready we can accommodate your class schedule so that you may work during business hours.
-You will need to upload a copy of your resume, transcripts and cover letter explaining how your skills are a good fit for this position, must have a current GPA standing of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

 

- Salary will be based on education and experience.

 

JOB SUMMARY:

We are seeking a talented and engaged intern who is working toward their undergraduate degree and wants to develop beyond the classroom!

- We are looking for an individual interested in chemistry and working towards a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular or other life science .
 
- The chemistry intern will be responsible for assisting the chemistry testing sections of the lab (to learn more visit
- The intern will be primarily assisting with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) project. This project is analyzing drinking water samples for lead (Pb) using an ICP-MS. Prior to the samples being analyzed on the ICP-MS, they need to be acidified, turbidity checked, and pH checked.
- The tasks will include intaking samples from receiving, logging samples into StarLIMS, acidification of samples, sample pH checks, sample turbidity checks, organizing and disposing of samples, and filing data packets.
- This internship will provide students with the opportunity to learn about public health and clinical testing through shadowing and participation in program projects.
- Depending on the availability and length of the internship, there may also be opportunities to assist on instrument set-up, maintenance, and analysis.
- You will be coached and mentored by the Chemistry Supervisor and/or others on the team by collaborating with them on group projects.
YOU WILL BRING THE FOLLOWING TO THE INTERNSHIP: 

- Strong verbal and communication skills.

- Time management, organization, planning and problem solving skills.

- General knowledge and experience of wet chemistry techniques including but not limited to pipetting, weighing, pH, disposing of chemicals.
 
- Ability to troubleshoot and identify potential technical challenges.
YOU WILL GAIN THE FOLLOWING FROM THIS INTERNSHIP:
- Experience with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), International Organization of Standardization (ISO), and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) rules and regulations.
- Good documentation practices.
- Reading and understanding safety data sheets (SDS).
- Proper handling and disposing of chemicals.
- Proper pipetting techniques with various types of pipettes.
- Introductory experience to analytical instruments such as Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS).
- Collaboration with a diverse team of professionals.
- Experience with laboratory information management system (LIMS).
SELECTIVE PREFERENCES:
- Working towards a degree in Chemistry or other related life science degree and strong desire to develop beyond the classroom.
- Completed General Chemistry lecture and lab courses.
- Microsoft Excel Experience.
- Tech savvy, creative, curious, persistent!

 

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).

 

Contact Us: 

 internship@azdhs.gov

Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.

ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)

All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.