• Research Intern

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    Employment Type
    Travel Required
    Position Location(s)
    US-SD-Sioux Falls
    FLSA Status
  • The Research Intern will work on various laboratory research and/or pilot scale projects to drive improvement in POET’s technology.  The intern will have the responsibility to execute all aspects of projects resulting in commercial value for POET.  Communication and cooperation with POET team members is critical to insure project success.  The Research Intern may interface with engineers, scientists, bioprocessing plant operators and plant maintenance crews. 




    • Perform appropriate benchtop, small scale, pilot, plant, or analytical tests and trials as required.
    • Work with POET Research team members to develop research plans to accomplish a commercial objective.
    • Complete research plans as assigned and assist with on-site commissioning and start-up activities as needed.
    • Perform data analysis, interpretation and documentation.
    • Effectively communicate all issues, data, results, and accomplishments in written and verbal formats.
    • Maintain laboratory cleanliness.
    • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
    • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
    • Other duties as assigned.



    • High school diploma or equivalent required.
    • Entering Junior level or higher college courses majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or related curriculum.
    • Experience working with lab equipment including spectrophotometers and general chemical assay procedures.
    • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite and the ability and willingness to learn new techniques and applications.
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and communications skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.

    To review a complete job description click here.


    POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.





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