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Lab Assistant (Intern), Quality Control

🚀 Off-cycle Internship

San Diego

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  • You must be a full-time, 2nd year life sciences major with chemistry focus, completed upper division coursework, and able to work 15-20 hours per week. Local candidates only, no housing or relocation assistance. Physical abilities include lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • You will assist in lab maintenance, equipment upkeep, buffer preparation, experiment documentation, and GMP compliance under supervision, while conducting routine experiments independently.

Off-cycle Internship

ScienceSan Diego


  • Catalent Pharma Solutions in San Diego is currently hiring a Lab Assistant (Intern), Quality Control. Through guided mentorship, the Student Lab Intern program offers students a fun and stimulating environment to gain lab experience and exposure to pharmaceutical chemistry development. Lab Assistants will have the opportunity to learn analytical chemistry techniques such as: volumetric analysis, spectroscopy, and liquid chromatography.


  • Must currently be a full time, minimum second year college student with a major in life sciences. Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Biology majors (with a focus in Chemistry) preferred. Bachelor’s graduates are not eligible for this role and therefore will NOT be considered;
  • Completion of Upper Division Chemistry Coursework is required. Prior experience in chemistry and chemistry lab techniques are strongly preferred;
  • Availability to work 15-20 hours a week during the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday (no exceptions);
  • Housing assistance is NOT available for this role. Relocation Assistance is NOT available for this position. ONLY local candidates will be considered;
  • Physical Requirements: On an average day this position requires the ability to walk, sit and stand, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms at or above shoulder height and below waist height, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear, smell and lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision requirements including reading of written documents, visual inspection of materials and use of computer monitor screen frequently.

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Second Year

Area of Responsibilities



  • Cleaning laboratory glassware and supplies;
  • Performing maintenance on designated laboratory equipment, and ordering supplies;
  • Preparation of buffers and laboratory reagents;
  • Documenting experiments in a laboratory notebook;
  • Assistance in experiments under the supervision of a full time pharmaceutical chemist or quality control analyst;
  • May also perform routine experiments without supervision;
  • Learn and comply with all GMP practices in use at Catalent;
  • All duties performed in compliance with SOPs;


Work type

Part time

Work mode



San Diego


  • Awesome employee activities: Movie Day, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Friday Bagel Breakfast, On-site Fitness Center with machines, on-site yoga and HIIT classes, Sponsored Sports Teams, and several other company-sponsored events that encourages positive employee comradery, which contributes to effectively building positive employee relationships, overall creating a positive work environment.
  • Environmentally friendly green initiatives with on-site practices as well as regularly participating in Beach Clean-up activities for community engagement.
  • Defined career path and annual performance review and feedback process. Potential for career growth on an expanding team within an organization dedicated to preserving and bettering lives. 
  • Several Employee Resource Groups focusing on Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Competitive salary with bonus potential. Generous 401K match and Paid Time Off accrual. Medical, dental and vision benefits effective day one of employment. 
  • 152 hours of PTO + 10 paid holidays.
  • Positive and fast-paced working environment focusing on continually improving processes to remain innovative and dynamic.
  • Tuition Reimbursement – Let us help you finish your degree or earn a new one!
  • GymPass program to promote overall physical wellness.
  • Perkspot - offers exclusive or private discounts from approximately 900+ merchants in a wide array of categories.