Fermentation Research Associate

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Skokie, Illinois, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jun 23, 2021
Climate Change
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
About LanzaTech:

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.
  • 2021 Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for two junior scientists to join the Strain Development team at LanzaTech. The role involves characterizing new bacterial strains from the Synthetic Biology group using LanzaTech's continuous gas fermentation process for delivery to Process Integration and pilot-scale testing. As a member of this team the successful candidate will operate gas fermentation reactors and supporting systems, participate in experimental planning, and join cross-functional team-based projects with engineering, synthetic and computational biology. The successful candidate(s) will advance our understanding of strains using anaerobic microbiology, principles of Biological/Chemical Engineering and Systems Biology tools to rationalize and accelerate strain development.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in microbiology, biotechnology or a degree in engineering with a biology focus (bioprocess, biochemical, biological).
  • Experience working in accordance with good laboratory practices and adhere to safe standards and practices.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to work consistently and accurately.
  • Capable of working effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficient in standard computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Excel).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Capable of time-management to complete tasks efficiently and within stated timelines.

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