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Job Title:  Scientific Intern

Req ID:  18275
Job Category:  Intern
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Zip:  44060

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Scientific Intern will perform material compatibility cycles and prepare biological indicators and test articles for microbial efficacy studies on devices provided by Original Equipment Manufacturers for testing with STERIS products.  They will employ microbiology methodologies including aseptic technique, plate counting, and serial dilutions.  The position will require accurately maintaining and recording test data.  Must possess the ability to perform and accurately document tasks according to established Work Instructions and written protocols in a timely manner.  Must be able to work on multiple studies at different stages of the process.



  • Performs protocols for specific material compatibility testing.
  • Prepares biological indicators and other test articles for sterile efficacy testing.
  • Performs testing, accurately records data, and communicates results in a timely manner.
  • Works under direct supervision with specific instructions. 
  • Carries out routine tasks independently.
Duties - cont'd
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Understands and complies with accepted regulatory, laboratory and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrates working successfully in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates oral communication skills: Reporting of laboratory results to supervisor are accurate.
  • Perform all work in a safe and environmentally conscious manner.
Education Degree
    Required Experience

    Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry is preferred

    Requires 0-2 years of related laboratory experience



    STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

    If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

    STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

    The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

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