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Microbiology and Food Safety Intern

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Departement: Internship
Workplace: Sainte-Martine
Company: Nortera

Joining Nortera means choosing opportunities to grow together!

As the North American reference in ready-to-cook vegetables, we are committed to contributing to the well-being of society by providing access to healthy and sustainable food.

Nortera produces major private and retail brands and markets its own brands Arctic Gardens and Del Monte.


Why choose Nortera

  • Competitive salary;
  • Environment that fosters learning and professional development;
  • Opportunities to work on inspiring projects in a growing company!

Your daily role

As part of its Research & Development activities, Nortera would like to offer an internship in Microbiology & Food Safety to join us.

Here are the main subjects of this internship:

  • Study of the microbial load of vegetable washing/transport water;
  • Development - validation of the analytical method to be used;
  • Perform microbiological analyses of products and production environment;
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of antimicrobial products;
  • Improvement of documentation/data processing tool for microbiological results;
  • Analysis of results;
  • Produce a technical reference document.


Various tasks will be carried out during this internship (independently, but with supervision):

  • Sampling and microbiological analysis of samples (products and environment) (e.g. culture and PCR techniques);
  • Management of samples and results with external and internal laboratories;
  • Participate in improving documentation/data processing of microbiological results.
  • Follow-up with sites to document non-conformities;
  • Analyze results and propose potential improvements to the microbiological monitoring program;
  • Literature reviews;
  • Consolidate the knowledge of in-house experts at the various plants.

Your profile

  • You are serious, rigorous and autonomous;
  • You are able to communicate in English and French;
  • You are pursuing an undergraduate degree in Microbiology or Biotechnology.

Period and location

  • 3 to 4 month internship starting in late August or early September 2023;
  • Internship planned on the Ste-Martine, QC site, with the possibility of travel to the Bedford, Qc site and occasional remote work.


We need people like you!

Come grow with Nortera!


Although all applications will be considered, only successful candidates will be contacted. The masculine gender is used without discrimination and solely to lighten the text. We guarantee equal access to employment and encourage applications from a wide range of candidates, so that we can build a workforce that is both varied and representative of the communities in which we operate.

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