Research Associate (Fermentation)

Title Research Associate (Fermentation)
Job Type Fulltime
Salary DOE
Details

Client Description: Our client is a biology technology company.

Position Summary: The Research Associate will assist with the fermentation process.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Weekly management of a fermentation bank
  • Prepare media and clean and sterilize equipment
  • Maintain and repair the fermentation systems
  • Process samples in plate-based and HPLC assays
  • Use data capture systems to store experiment data
  • Use data analysis tools to understand process variations and manage process controls
  • Identify microbes utilizing data analysis tools
  • Collaborate with team on forming the high throughput microbe screening pipeline
  • Collaborate with outside partners on transfer of technology between facilities

Essential/Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience level: Junior/mid/senior scientist
  • Preferred degree/experience: chemical engineering, bioengineering, microbiology, biochemistry
  • Previous success within an industrial setting is a plus
  • Knowledge of bench scale fermentation units
  • Understanding the basics of statistics and the use of manufacturing practices
  • Expertise writing and validating SOPs
  • Experience with a variety of microbes
  • Experience with fermentation processes/products
  • Ability to identify sources of contamination or variation
  • Attention to detail
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