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Internship position R&D Wageningen Netherlands,  

Posted on : 22 March 2017

Project Description

We are continuously looking for talented BSc (HLO) or MSc students that want to do an internship at the R&D department of Micreos Food Safety. During your internship, you will assist our researchers in the laboratory on current Research and Development projects. The practical work will mainly involve microbiological techniques in relation to the isolation, characterization, and lab scale production of bacteriophages. The internship is for a time period of 5 to 6 months (longer is possible).. Available time periods: Internships can start from 1 st of June 2017 onwards. Activities: Finding and isolating new bacteriophages for future products Characterizing newly isolated bacteriophages Optimizing bacteriophage production in shake flasks Plating and growing of (pathogenic) bacteria on lab scale Adequately documenting and analyzing experimental results in lab journal format Qualification: strong interest in working in a microbiological laboratory setting experience with aseptically handling microbiological samples Epreferably experience with working in a ML-I/ML- II restricted laboratory environment BSc (HLO) or MSc with specialization in (Food) Microbiology, Molecular Biology or other relevant field For more information, contact our office manager Froukje de Jong, email Company Profile: Micreos Food Safety is part of Micreos B.V. and it is located in the “Food Valley” Wageningen. It develops natural phage products against dangerous bacteria in the food chain and is viewed as product leader in this field. LISTEX™, the company's product against the deadly Listeria monocytogenes (well known for its risk to pregnant women), is used globally by food processing companies. It is a culture of safe, natural phages, against Listeria in meat, cheese, fish, vegetables, fruit and other food products. Today, LISTEX helps many food processors in their fight against Listeria, without any effect on the properties of the treated food product. This means it leaves desired bacteria in place, i.e. in starter cultures for cheese production. Recently, Micreos food safety introduced a new product (SALMONELEX™), which is effective against Salmonella in the food chain. Acquisitions following this vacancy are not appreciated.


6709 PA Wageningen The Netherlands

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