Lead Molecular Biologist (IV), Strain Development - Decatur, IL

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Employer
ADM
Location
Decatur, Illinois, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 19, 2021
Ref
2072081139
Field
Development
Discipline
Sustainability
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Title:
Lead Molecular Biologist (IV), Strain Development - Decatur, IL
Department/Function:
Research & Development
Job Description:
Lead Molecular Biologist (IV), Strain Development - Decatur, IL
ADM Research & Development
This is an exempt level position.
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com .
We have an opening for a Lead Molecular Biologist (IV), Strain Development at our Corporate Research Center located in Decatur, IL!
Position Summary
The Cell Engineering group is recruiting a molecular biology subject matter expert! This role will be responsible for molecular cloning of genetic devices for bacteria, yeast, and fungi, as well as conduct molecular evaluation of engineered strains using advanced DNA/RNA technologies. This scientist will add to the team's core capabilities in synthetic biology and their work will support multiple strain engineering projects.
Job Responsibilities
- Molecular cloning using ligation and ligation-free methods.
- Design and build base vectors for non-standard industrial microorganisms.
- Molecular validation of genetic toolkits (e.g., promoter libraries).
- DNA and RNA evaluation, including RT-qPCR, digital PCR, and multiplex PCR.
- DNA and RNA library preparation for genome sequencing and RNA-Seq.
- Develop new DNA and RNA sequencing capabilities.
- Molecular cloning subject matter expert within ADM Biotechnology.
- Use commercial software for DNA design and analysis (e.g., Geneious, Benchling, DNASTAR).
- Work collaboratively with Strain Development Project Leads.
- Contribute to a positive, safe, inclusive, and compliant work environment.
Skills and Proficiencies
These skills and experiences will be required or useful for the candidate:
- Ph.D. degree or equivalent and relevant experience in molecular biology, biotechnology, or related field.
- 5+ years of industry experience in molecular biology, DNA cloning, and analysis of DNA and RNA.
- A track record of success using diverse molecular cloning techniques for microbial strain generation, with a deep understanding of DNA assembly technologies and applications.
- Demonstrated experience with DNA and RNA analysis methods and data interpretation.
- Experience with cloning and DNA analysis software.
- Experience working within interdisciplinary teams.
Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, vision, and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background investigation.
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veteran status.
If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to ReasonableAccommodations@adm.com . Include your contact information, a description of the position for which you are applying, and the nature of your requested accommodation.
City:
Decatur
State:
IL - Illinois
Ref ID:
#LI-NA2
EEO:
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
About ADM::
At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We're a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world's premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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