Research Associate - Fermentation AgraQuest
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED AgraQuest, Inc., a Bayer CropScience (BCS) company, a subgroup of Bayer AG, is one of the world's
leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non?agricultural pest control,
seeds and traits. We offer an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern,
sustainable agriculture and for non?agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce
of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
Located in the Davis, CA. facility, the primary responsibility of the Fermentation Research Associate will
work in the process development group. The main function of this role is to work on the development
and support of microbial based biologicals.
The incumbent will:
? Conduct fermentation experiments using shake flasks and bioreactors to gain understanding of
the impact of fermentation on the production, secretion and stability of active ingredients.
? Conduct downstream processing experiments related to harvest, concentration, and separation.
? Provide highly active materials through fermentation for formulation, bioassays, and field
? Be responsible for sample collection, data collection and analysis
? Write technical reports and documentation for internal presentations and interpretations.
? Collaborate with scientists and engineers in fermentation and formulation process
? Be responsible for the maintenance of all relevant equipment.
Desired Skills & Experience
The selected candidate is required to possess the following:
? A Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering or Microbiology
? Two years of hands?on experience in the following areas: microbial fermentation and
bioprocessing, microbiology, microbial physiology and fermentation science.
? Working knowledge of standard analytical, biological and wet chemistry laboratory equipment
and molecular techniques.
? Experience in industrial strain improvement.
? Strong organizational, time?management, oral and written communication skills.
? Microsoft Suite of programs including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
? Ability to lift, drag, and/or push fermentation equipment or related materials weighing up to 50
Salary and Grade Level will be commensurate with experience and/or education level.
We offer a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefit programs. In addition to a competitive
base salary, you will be eligible for an array of innovative rewards and recognition programs, variable
pay and incentive opportunities as well as benefits coverage. We are committed to helping our
employees maintain a healthy balance between their responsibilities at work and home. You will beeligible for paid time off programs and paid company holidays. We are also committed to supporting
your professional development through talent management and development programs, training
programs, tuition assistance and professional association events.
If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, we encourage you to explore how you can
make a difference at Bayer by applying now.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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