Job: Animal Nutrition R&D Intern, Arbiom Inc, Durham, NC
Animal Nutrition R&D Intern
Durham, NC 27703 United States
Research and Development
Arbiom is pioneering the development and commercialization of new technologies for the transformation of renewable lignocellulosic biomass into biocompatible sugars, high-grade lignin, and food and feed ingredients. We are committed to meeting the sharp increase in global protein requirements with technology that transforms a sustainable and readily available carbon source in the world – wood – into a natural, economical, traceable, and sustainable protein with enhanced amino acid content. Arbiom’s Wood to Food technology will contribute to meeting the foreseeable protein gap, producing an alternative high-quality protein ingredient for a range of applications, while conserving the health and resources of the planet, helping enable the sustainable growth of food production.
We are currently seeking a highly motivated R&D Intern with a strong interest in human and animal nutrition, health, food safety, and/or microbiology to be part of the Nutrition team. The intern will assist with the execution of a project work plan, under the supervision of a project leader, to identify value added characteristics within Arbiom’s product pipeline. R&D work will consist of the collection, organization, and preliminary analysis of nutrition and health research data.
The intern will:
- Participate in research focused on improving the gastrointestinal health status of production animals as well as humans
- Perform literature reviews and assist with implementing and conducting research projects related to animal nutrition and health
- Prepare media and maintain bacterial cultures required for experimentation (Class I microorganisms only)
- Conduct in vitro gastrointestinal evaluations of novel food and feed prototypes
- Assist in the identification and characterization of putative compounds
- Improves SOPs to enhance quality and speed of assays
- Other duties as deemed necessary by the company
The candidate should possess knowledge of:
- Human and animal nutrition and physiology. In particular, gastrointestinal physiology and microbiota.
- Basic microbiology procedures, e.g. culturing, streaking, etc., as well good microbiology safety practices
- Operation of analytical equipment (e.g. Near-infrared spectrometer, microplate reader, etc.)
- Preparation of samples, and assembly and analysis of data.
The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal direct supervision. The candidate should also be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in other departments. The candidate should currently be pursuing a B.S. in Animal Science, Poultry Science, Food Science, or a related field, but recent graduates will also be considered. A minimum 4 hour block is required per work period.
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