Assistant Research Scientist - Chemistry Marrone Organic Innovations
Job Code: MBI 187
Headquartered in Davis, CA, Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII) is a global provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products for the agriculture, turf and ornamental, and water treatment markets. The company?s effective and environmentally responsible biopesticides help customers around the world operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. Industry pioneers and experts in the field of natural products, MBI is dedicated to discovering, developing, and marketing better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow.
Marrone Bio Innovations is currently seeking to hire an Assistant or Associate Research Scientist ?Chemistry to join our Chemistry Team. The successful candidate will assist in the design of experiment(s), survey(s) and other research studies according to specific project goals and research objectives.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Extract, perform pre-fractionation of extracts and prepare samples for various bioassays.
Conduct bioassay-guided fractionation of crude extracts to isolate and identify active fractions.
Participate in the development of processes for the isolation, separation and purification of targeted compounds from various microbial and plant sources.
Continue fractionation and isolation studies until a single active compound or component is present.
Able to accurately use standard laboratory equipment (e.g., balances, pipettes, centrifuges, etc.).
Develop analytical method in order to efficiently optimize pipeline and developing products using HPLC, LCMS.
Ability to design and independently perform tasks and provide accurate results.
Effectively plans work schedule and able to utilize resources for timely completion of assigned projects.
Document and maintain legible, accurate, and complete laboratory records.
Trains, mentors, and assists less experienced staff.
Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
Assists in writing reports and protocols, including SOPs and methods.
Effectively organize, prioritize and follow-up on work assignments.
Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
Promotes a cohesive team environment.
Work independently and as a member of a team.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Other duties as assigned.
A successful candidate has a M.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, or Analytical Chemistry with preferably 1-3 years of work experience with a basic understanding of Natural Products Chemistry.
Essential experience with relevant separation methods, including centrifugation, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid extractions, fractionation, chromatography (Column chromatography, preparative HPLC).
The candidate is expected to have good organizational and record keeping skills and the ability to work effectively in a multi-project team-focused environment and to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals.
Specific experience in bench scale laboratory processes relevant to preparation of agricultural or pharmaceutical chemical products is a plus.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience writing scientific documents.
Microsoft suite of programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook and Adobe
The individual should appreciate our entrepreneurial, fast-paced, agile, and dynamic work setting. He/she should be enthusiastic and energetic, goal-driven, and highly motivated to complete tasks in a timely, efficient manner. The candidate should also thrive in a strong team environment, be a self-starter and comfortable speaking up in company meetings. An individual who is positive, interactive, resourceful and creative in problem solving by thinking ?out of the box? will be highly valued in this role.
The salary range is competitive. MBI offers a comprehensive benefits package including stock options, a 401(k) plan with employer match, and a health plan including medical and dental coverage, life insurance coverage, long term disability, and a flexible spending account for child care or medical expenses. In addition, this position is eligible for an annual bonus plan tied to individual and company performance goals.
The above is a list of essential duties and responsibilities for this position. This list is not all-inclusive. This job description may be modified as needed.
MBI is an equal-opportunity employer. A pre-employment drug screen will be required.
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