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Microbiologist / Research Scientist Intern - Sacramento, CA

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Join a team where you can be heard, be supported, and always be yourself. At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you will see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and see we're invested in you and give the ability to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful.

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And no matter where you look, at the heart of what we do, you’ll witness our shared purpose—helping realize life’s potential—in action. Our work helps improve millions of lives.


We hope you’ll see yourself here, too.


What you find at Beckman Coulter —and within yourself — might just change the world!


The Microbiology Assay Development Internship - Microbiology is responsible for supporting the development of new assay products.


This position belongs to Microbiology Operating Company nested within Beckman Coulter and is located in West Sacramento, CA. At Microbiology as one of the world’s leading ID/AST companies, our vision is to ensure that every patient has access to the right antibiotic treatment at the right time.  You will be an integral part of the Operations Leadership team and report to the Sr Director, Operations for Microbiology.


If you thrive in a fast-paced setting, leading multi-functional teams and inspiring change describes you - read on.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Complete assignments requiring independent thought, judgment, and initiative participating in development of antimicrobial susceptibility tests

Detail Oriented, Planning, Communication

Basic microbiology to identify contamination/mixed plates/correct morphology for organism.

Independently analyze data, provide and present conclusions.

Evaluate data to assess risk.

Assist in developing new techniques and procedures as part of our continual improvement

Participate in departmental operations support including material inventory tracking, instrument maintenance, and general laboratory maintenance.

Responsible for documentation of studies performed, including design history, following GDP (Good Documentation Practices).



Sacramento is filled with opportunities whether you like metropolitan, suburban or rural lifestyles the area has all options available. It has a reasonable cost of living, abundant sunshine and ethnic diversity. The greater area has professional sports, museums and entertainment options with a unique blend of history of the West, not to mention easy access to every outdoor activity possible from sun and sand to snow. Sitting in the Central Valley, the metro area is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork movement. Residents have access to an abundance of fresh, locally sourced foods from nearby farms, wineries and breweries.


At Danaher, we’re driven by a sense of wonder for what we can create—and what we can become. Here, you’ll accelerate your career while driving innovation that improves lives. You’ll work hard, with mentorship from committed leaders, powerful DBS tools, and the support of a global organization.


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