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Intern - Flavor Analytical

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Purpose: 
The purpose of this intern is to support the analytical laboratory works of our flavor division. 
 
Roles and Responsibilities:
 
Reporting to the flavor analyst and working alongside her, the intern will be required to maintain assistance to sample preparation and analysis by GC-MS with speed and accuracy. This will include the basic laboratory requirements such as maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory environment and lab equipment.  
 
•    Perform analysis of flavor samples and finished food products with the objective of completely identifying the volatile profile and content of the flavoring chemicals within the product
•    Perform sample preparation techniques such as solvent extraction, solid phase microextraction (SPME), stir bar sorptive extraction (SBSE) and dynamic headspace (DHS) to extract the flavor out from the samples
•    Perform routine maintenance of analytical equipment
•    Support in method development and troubleshooting projects
 
Learning Outcomes:
 
•    Learn the operation skill of GC/MS, GC/FID, GC-O and necessary maintenance work for the machines
•    Learn the methods for identification and quantification of chemicals using GC/MS and GC/FID
•    Learn the advanced sample preparation methods such as SPME, stir bar sorptive extraction and dynamic headspace method
•    Learn flavor chemistry and flavor creation process
 
Requirements:
 
•    Year 3 or 4 Chemistry/Food Science Students
•    Passion in Analytical Chemistry and comfortable with working in lab environment 
•    Well understanding of GC/MS working principles and methods for identification and quantification analysis
•    Good communication with ability to work well within a team and across all functions

 

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