Research Associate/Upstream - Level 1 (1-2 Years)

Research Associate/Upstream
Brisbane, CA
1-Year Contract
  • Support small-scale and/or large-scale bacterial fermentation efforts
  • Set up fermenters on a regular basis for process development experiments
  • Execute fermentation experiments from vial thaw, bioreactor inoculation to harvest
  • Co-ordinate with the downstream group for transfer of harvest material
  • Contribute to the development and optimization of high-throughput bacterial screening workflows
  • Communicate experimental results, activity status and potential concerns in an effective manner
  • Maintain laboratory documentation in accordance to required scientific, regulatory, and intellectual property requirements (including protocols and reports)
  • Take initiative in keeping current with literature in areas of assignment
  • Ensure compliance with all existing safety and stewardship standards in the area of responsibility
  • Keep the lab organized and maintain inventory of consumables.
  • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology, Microbiology, Biology, Molecular Biology or related field, and 0-2 years minimum experience.
  • Careful, precise and accurate laboratory technique and aseptic technique is required
  • Capable of working independently and in team environment is required
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) is required
  • Strong organizational, record keeping, and time-management skills is required
  • Ability to work well in a shared laboratory setting and able to communicate research needs to others is required
  • Extensive experience in microbial culturing, isolation, and understanding the unique characteristics of both Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria is a plus

Job Details

Job Type: Contract
Location: Brisbane,
Job ID: 20-00842
Date Updated: February 17, 2020