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Posted: 05/19/2017
Company name: Myriant
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Job Title: Assoc Scientist
Term: Entry +
Degree: Both
Major: Biology/Microbiology/Biochemistry
Industry: Bioenergy
Location MA

As part of Myriant’s Fermentation team, the Associate Engineer will be responsible for testing aerobic and anaerobic cultures in flasks and small fermentors. He/she will prepare solutions and media, inoculate and monitor fermentations, prepare samples for analysis and prepare summary reports. This person will function as a team member and work in collaboration with other departmental groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Test aerobic and anaerobic bacterial and fungal cultures in flasks and small fermentors (3, 7, 20 and 50L)
  • Prepare solutions and media, clean and sterilize fermentors
  • Inoculate and monitor fermentations
  • Prepare fermentation samples for HPLC, chemical and biochemical analysis
  • Accurately record experimental work and data in research notebook
  • Summarize results in reports and Excel spreadsheets
  • General laboratory maintenance
  • Organize work environment for maximum efficiency
  • Comply with all safety regulations and company policy

Skills & Qualifications

  • B.S. or M.S. in Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology or related discipline
  • 1-3 yrs experience, preferably working in an industrial environment
  • Experience in fermentation or microbial physiology a plus
  • GLP and excellent documentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking capabilities
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Working knowledge of basic computer programs

Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Equipment Used

  • Typical laboratory environment

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • Industry: 1 year

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