Research Associate, Microbiology

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Biopharmaceutical company
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
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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