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Research Scientist

Locus Fermentation Solutions
Solon, Ohio, US
Closing date
Oct 29, 2021

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Climate Change
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Full time
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Our research team is seeking a zestful Research Scientist to join us in this pursuit! The Research Scientist will be responsible to make meaningful contributions to our unique fermentation technologies through research and group collaboration. This person has a direct impact moving novel technologies from proof of concept to commercial scale production. We're looking for the candidate that is excited by the challenge of discovering new bio-chemicals for industrial use.

  • Lead efforts to select strains and optimize microbial fermentation processes.
  • Provide technical and operational support for fermentation operations including lab scale flasks and large-scale fermenters.
  • Design and execute approved research projects through literature review, experiments, and team collaboration.
  • Research a variety of scientific methods and approaches to design and run experiments, document, organize, analyze, and interpret results, and decide next steps with minimum supervision.
  • Maintain well documented and organized experimental results. Conduct analysis and interpretation of results and make recommendations for next steps.
  • Lead and support research projects in biosurfactant, biomass and other secondary metabolites production.
  • Collaborate across multiple departments to evaluate and present new product concepts to key stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of basic microbiology techniques including aseptic technique, serial dilution plating, streaking and gram stain, etc.
  • Conduct research analysis, literature review and summarize relevant conclusions.
  • Develop and draft operating procedures and protocols for various bioprocesses.
  • Prepare documents for technology transfer and provide scientific support to the pilot fermentation group for process scale up.

  • Master's degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology or related scientific field.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in a microbiology, biotechnology, or related setting.
  • PhD in related field with at least some experience will also be considered.

  • Fermentation experience preferred.
  • Genetic sequencing experience preferred.
  • A solid publication record preferred.
  • Skill of basic bioinformatics (i.e. BLAST) is a plus.

  • Company pays majority of Medical, Dental, Vision coverages
  • Short Term Disability and Life coverage
  • Free Mental Health Counseling for you and your family
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Match
  • 16 Paid Days Off
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education Assistance
  • Wellness Incentives

Locus Fermentation?Solutions (Locus FS)?is an award-winning green tech startup driving a global shift to the use of environmentally friendly solutions. Founded by probiotic experts, the company utilizes the power of microorganisms to create customized products that successfully address global challenges-including climate change, food security, skin diseases, water contamination, the environmental and safety impacts of oil production, and more. A world-class team of?scientists from seven countries design innovative production technology that cost-effectively develops these bio-based solutions, which are tailored to outperform and replace chemicals in a variety of industries. Once proven to economically enhance profits and productivity while reducing environmental impact, products are commercialized under industry-specific operating companies to fast-track adoption. Locus FS currently accelerates globally recognized technologies that farmers use to grow more food and reduce greenhouse emissions for Locus Agricultural Solutions, oil & gas operators use to sustainably increase oil production in declining wells for Locus Bio-Energy Solutions and CPG companies use to replace chemical surfactants in product formulations for Locus Performance Ingredients…plus more. Visit? for more information.

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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
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