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Job: Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Microbial Engineering, DMC Biotechnologies, Inc., Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Microbial Engineering
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

We are seeking a Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Microbial Engineering to support the commercialization of biobased processes. This research associate will help efforts in developing and optimizing our high throughput microbial engineering platform from strain design and construction to testing and data analysis. Successful candidates will have previous experience in synthetic biology, high throughput screening, and lab automation preferred. The successful candidate will be able to quickly learn new concepts that are specific to support our technology and approach.


- Support automated lab workflows
- Experimental execution across multiple projects
- Troubleshooting and improving processes
- Maintaining safe practices and work environment
- Keep excellent laboratory records
- Routine written and oral reporting of activities and results

Job Requirements


We are looking for candidates with a B.S. in biochemical or metabolic engineering and/or synthetic biology or a related field, and significant industrial experience in a laboratory setting with significant lab automation. Additional qualifications include:

Plasmid cloning, transformations, colony PCR and sequencing
Strong basic microbiology skills including sterile technique
Experience in drafting and revising and following detailed SOPs and protocols
Capability to manage multiple work-flows and experiments within a single day
Ability to effectively work in cross-disciplinary teams
Must be a self-starter, motivated, scientifically curious, and collaborative
Flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends

Interested parties should send cover letter and resume.
(Job number: 3847942)
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