Microbiologist/Bioengineer - Technology Development Coskata
Position Summary: Position as 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, fermentor vessel preparation and sterilization, sample collection and analyses, data-logging and analysis and adjustment of process controls.
Use of analytical instrumentation including pH meters, spectrophotometers, gas chromatographs, HPLCs, microscopes and anaerobic enzyme assays
Perform scheduled maintenance of fermentation apparatus and associating monitoring equipment.
Identify process improvements for fermenter operations.
A Bachelor or Master?s degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry or engineering. Experience with fermentation process monitoring and control instrumentation a plus.Applicant should have at least two years of lab experience handling microbial cultures with good aseptic technique and some familiarity with anaerobic microbial techniques.
Applicant must possess the ability to learn new skills/technologies quickly and to use automation under instruction.
Good observational and organizational skills, basic knowledge of biological safety, training in common lab (both microbiology and molecular biology) techniques, ability to work with Microsoft Office products, ability to record and organize experimental data and a basic understanding of statistics are also desired skills
Applicant will work in close proximity to several potent chemical and environmental hazards (including syngas); the ability to closely follow safety protocols is a necessity
Proficiency in all anaerobic and aseptic techniques
Experience with using liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, or biochemical assays.
Knowledge and experience with co- and multi- culture fermentations and characterization.
This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of company policy, procedures, and values. 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.
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