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Fermentation Laboratory Technician

Employer
Meredian Holding Group
Location
Bainbridge, Georgia, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Job Description
Fermentation Laboratory Technician I

Summary/Purpose

As a Fermentation Laboratory Technician I, you'll be involved in a variety of laboratory-based investigations within biological, chemical, and/ or analytical areas. The Fermentation Laboratory Technician I will provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively, while adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines.

The Fermentation Laboratory Technician I will conduct work that assists in the advancement and development of biopolymers. The work serves as an important role in the foundation stages of research and development (R&D) and in scientific analysis and investigation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Familiarizing self with equipment and instrumentation to be used; learning new methods/techniques as necessary.
  • Performs setup, calibration, and operation of instruments for fermentation.
  • Maintains a neat and clean working area at all times, cleaning equipment/labware and placing equipment/labware in the proper storage areas.
  • Preparing media / autoclaving or filter sterilization. General autoclave duties.
  • Following SOPs; updating and suggesting improvements
  • Practice aseptic technique.
  • Enter and report data using a Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS).
  • Wear proper PPE.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of chemicals and consumables used for testing procedures and notifies the supervisor of the need to re-order such supplies.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees.
  • Maintains awareness and adheres to all relevant GMP, EPA, OSHA and employer standards and guidelines.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner, utilizing all approved safety equipment and successfully completes all safety certification requirements.
  • As fermentation processes run 24 hours per day, the selected candidate must be willing to work non-standard hours including weekends as necessary.
  • Any other tasks assigned in support of Danimer Scientific objectives and goals.

Education and Experience:
  • Associates degree or relevant employment experience in a scientific field required.
  • 1-2 years of laboratory experience preferred.
  • Able to operate laboratory equipment proficiently (pH meter, balances, and spectrophotometer).
  • Proficient in Laboratory documentation.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proficient in using computers with the Windows operating system including the Microsoft Office Group of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Possess a strong work ethic, selfless attitude, and be a self-starter.
  • Be willing to assist other teammates as required to meet end goals.
  • Be willing to work flexible and long hours if necessary, to achieve the company's production goals, which may include overtime or weekends with minimal notice.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work is performed in a chemical and analytical laboratory setting. In the laboratory setting there will be handling of non-pathogenic biological objects and chemical agents.
  • Work is performed using office equipment with substantial time spent working on a computer. Requires sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate computer keyboard and other office and laboratory equipment.
  • Requires walking, climbing stairs, bending and occasional lifting of material up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Performance of this position will require exposure to laboratory hazards which require the use of personal protective equipment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel
No travel is expected for this position

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
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