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Research Scientist, Assay Development and Screening

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Research Scientist, Assay Development and Screening

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Cambridge, MA United States

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OVERVIEW: Our client is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. We are seeking a motivated individual for a research scientist position that will specialize in small scale fermentation process and assay development. This hands-on position requires a desire and ability to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as the demonstration of a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative applied to the various duties and aspects of the position. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of Client's R&D team. WHY WORK AT Client: Opportunity – For motivated, results-oriented team members, our growth creates opportunities for personal and professional advancement. Accountability – You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, we hold each other accountable for our high expectations.  Passion – We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, test, and optimize small scale (e.g. 96-well) plate-based fermentation conditions and parameters for the production of complex natural products Develop novel assays to measure diverse target compounds with increased throughput Apply and incorporate augmentation and automation solutions Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to effectively communicate plans and results for tool and assay development Lead seamless implementation and integration of newly developed tools into the team's workflows REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field Experience in small-scale microbial fermentation optimization (96 well plate or shake flasks) Experience in developing medium to high throughput assays for product quantification or cellular analysis Critical thinker with enthusiasm for deriving solutions to complex challenges in a biotechnology lab PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of microbial physiology and/or experience in metabolic engineering PREFERRED WORKING STYLE: Must be very well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively Must hold him or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards

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Jan 17, 2023

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S166259533454712489

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United States

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Cambridge, MA

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OVERVIEW: Our client is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. We are seeking a motivated individual for a research scientist position that will specialize in small scale fermentation process and assay development. This hands-on position requires a desire and ability to work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as the demonstration of a high degree of flexibility, creativity, and initiative applied to the various duties and aspects of the position. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of Client's R&D team. WHY WORK AT Client: Opportunity – For motivated, results-oriented team members, our growth creates opportunities for personal and professional advancement. Accountability – You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, we hold each other accountable for our high expectations.  Passion – We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge. RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop, test, and optimize small scale (e.g. 96-well) plate-based fermentation conditions and parameters for the production of complex natural products Develop novel assays to measure diverse target compounds with increased throughput Apply and incorporate augmentation and automation solutions Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to effectively communicate plans and results for tool and assay development Lead seamless implementation and integration of newly developed tools into the team's workflows REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field Experience in small-scale microbial fermentation optimization (96 well plate or shake flasks) Experience in developing medium to high throughput assays for product quantification or cellular analysis Critical thinker with enthusiasm for deriving solutions to complex challenges in a biotechnology lab PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Understanding of microbial physiology and/or experience in metabolic engineering PREFERRED WORKING STYLE: Must be very well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively Must hold him or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards


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