Associate Research Scientist - Fermentation Marrone Organic Innovations
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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.
We are looking for a full-time ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST ? Fermentation to join our energetic team in our Davis laboratory. The qualified candidate will be responsible for supporting fermentation process development activities as well as general lab duties. In addition, the candidate will be self-motivated, possess flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work well in a team or independent setting.
Responsibilities and Duties
Design and execute media development experiments in shake flask scale.
Design and execute fermentation process development experiments in 1, 10, 50, and 100 L fermentors.
Operate process equipment such as lab and pilot-scale fermentors, centrifuges, and filtration assemblies.
Monitor equipment operation and biological processes; perform process sampling and routine analysis.
Participate in writing standard operation procedures (SOP?S) for various equipment uses.
Set up, sterilization, cleaning and maintaining of components and process equipment.
Perform process support tasks including glassware, utilities and media preparation.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
A solid understanding of fermentation principles and instrumentation.
Experience performing aseptic/sterile operations or working in a lab a plus.
Good interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
Perform with a significant degree of independence in conducting research.
Supervise research technician if needed.
Good record-keeping skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Good time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.
Experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
10-15% travel possible
Qualifications and Characteristics
B.S. in Chemical, Biochemical or Biological Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related field.
Essential Physical & Mental Functions
Ability to spend long, often late hours observing and sampling fermenters.
Mechanical aptitude with ability to lift 50 lbs.
Be able to work on repetitive tasks in a multi-functional lab
Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time (2-4 hours)
Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
Must be creative, highly organized, self-motivated, perceptive, and innovative.
Must be proficient using MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
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 dependent care and/or medical expenses. In addition, this position is eligible for an annual bonus plan tied to 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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