Microbiologist - Experienced

Pace Analytical Services, LLC
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Jul 23, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

The scientist will use broad knowledge of microbiological sciences and genetics to improve industrial Streptomyces strains. Will also develop a deeper understanding of natural product biosynthesis during fermentation of various Streptomyces species.

Note: This position is expected to last 12 months.


Identify process improvement opportunities through data collection, mining, observation, and technical report writing in collaboration with senior scientists and technicians

Ensure all experiments are well designed and documented with clear objectives

Technically design and execute genetic engineering experiments

Aseptically work with different bacteria

Manage small-scale fermentation and additional laboratory projects, as required

Responsible for mentoring, training and scientific development of junior scientist and technicians through sharing best practices on laboratory operations, reviewing technical data and information

Accurately document work in electronic notebook and/or batch records

Write and present technical summaries in reports and at department technical meetings and reviews

Collaborate technically with scientist in supported manufacturing areas sharing key learnings


BS in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, or a related major AND 5+ years POST academic experience in microbiology or genetic engineering OR MS in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related major AND 5+ years academic experience in microbiology or genetic engineering

Previous laboratory experience including: PCR, primer desing cloning, restriction digestion, DNA isolation, microscope, bacterial culturing in liquid and on solid media, etc

Candidates must have experience in experiment design

Candidates must demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills

Technically inquisitive, attentive to detail and must exhibit good problem solving skills

High learning agility, able to multitask, and able to prioritize activities

Able to work independently and collaboratively with others

Demonstrated strong communication skills, both oral and written

Demonstrated problem solving abilities

The candidate should be acquainted with basic statistics and be proficient with the use of Microsoft software products


About SPS at Pace Analytical:

Our Scientific Professional Services division partners with companies that have scientific needs both inside and outside of the laboratory. We hire quality candidates for our lab and regulatory teams so that our customers have an elite workforce supporting their company. Our Scientific Recruiters are passionate about finding a position that is the right fit for you.

We're proud to offer careers that are both challenging and meaningful- as well as a comprehensive benefits package to all of our regular, full-time employees. If you work with us, you'll be part of a dynamic team focused on delivering science better.

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Pace Analytical is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, age, religion, sex, veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, or gender identity.