Research Associate, Microbiology

Employer
Biopharmaceutical company
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
Jun 03, 2021
Ref
1855689030
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Research Associate, Microbiology

Job Scope & Purpose:

Our Cambridge based client is looking for a talented microbiologist to join their ranks. Solid experience at the bench and a work hard play hard mentality is key in this role. If you are ready to join a growing startup sure to make waves in the coming years, please apply!

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Help create, curate, and maintain fungal strain collection
  • Organize frozen vegetative mycelium vials (FVMs)
  • Prepare and autoclave media to be used for growing strains
  • Perform experiments comparing the effects of various media on fungal growth and metabolite production
  • Meticulously catalog and track strain information and historical data in Excel tables and databases
  • Help establish a high throughput capability for purification and long term viable storage of diverse filamentous fungal strains
  • Collaborate with colleagues from the Genomics team to acquire, characterize, and preserve fungal strains of interest from a variety of sources
  • Collaborate with colleagues from the Synthetic Biology team to provide pure cultures of fungal strains for genetic manipulation
  • Collaborate with the Natural Products Chemistry team to provide small and large scale fermentation broths as needed

Primary Job Requirements:
  • B.S. in biology, microbiology, mycology, or related field
  • Experience handling microorganisms with emphasis on filamentous fungi
  • Experience preparing media and ability to use liquid dispensers and autoclaves
  • Working knowledge of -80C freezers, centrifuges, shaker incubators, autoclaves, and biosafety cabinets
  • Demonstration of good sterile technique and ability to handle a large number of strains daily
  • Experience with streaking for isolates, dissecting and light microscopes
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task during daily routine
  • A desire to be in a laboratory setting, being involved in the design and downstream generation of scientific data

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