Microbiologist/Bioengineer - Technology Development Coskata
Position: Microbiologist/Bioengineer ? Technology Development
Coskata is a technology leader in the production of alternative fuels and chemicals. Our proprietary three-step process has been demonstrated at scale and offers high yields, low costs and feedstock flexibility.
Location: Warrenville, Illinois.
Position Purpose: Fermenter operator in new product discovery group. Researcher will maintain, monitor and operate fermenters for new product development based on our core technology platform of gas fermentations and mixed culture microbiology.
Operation of anaerobic fermentation vessels from start-up to shut-down. Includes media
preparation, sample collection and analyses, data-logging and analysis and adjustment of
Routine chemical and microbiological analyses of daily fermenter samples.
Perform scheduled maintenance of fermentation apparatus and associating monitoring
Identify process improvements for fermenter operations.
This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of company policy, procedures,
Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments.
This position operates in an office environment, as well as laboratory environment. In the
laboratory environment, the team member may be exposed to chemical hazards including
syngas, moving mechanical parts and common laboratory hazards such as sharps and
pressurized fermentation vessels.
Experience operating fermenters and associated sterile techniques to prepare fermenter and
Analytical methodologies in molecular biology, i.e. PCR, qPCR, FISH, gel electrophoresis.
Experience with using liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, flow cytometry or
Knowledge and experience with co- and multi- culture fermentations and characterization.
Strong computer background and skills including proficiency in Microsoft EXCEL.
Candidate will hold a BS or MS in Life Sciences or Engineering.
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