BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate to join its R&D team in Davis, California. This position will conduct microbiology and molecular biology experiments and work closely with microbiology, fermentation, and molecular biology teams.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Running and optimizing a high throughput microbial culture and screening process
- Culturing a wide diversity of bacteria and fungi under aseptic conditions in liquid culture and on agar plates
- Maintaining a library of bacteria and fungi
- Supporting studies of plant-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions
- Preparing buffer and media
- Keeping high quality records for documentation and writing technical reports for internal presentations/interpretations
- Collaborating with a cross-interdisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and research associates
- Supporting a safe, organized, and respectful work environment
The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
- BS degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields
- High level of competency in aseptic technique, and skilled in bacterial culture
- Experience with bacterial transformation, ideally with microbes other than E. coli
- Familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, restriction analysis and gel electrophoresis
- Work experience in research lab or industry is desirable, but not essential.
- Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
This is a permanent, full-time position.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.A.
Please provide a copy of your resume.
BioConsortia, Inc. is developing highly effective microbial solutions that enhance plant phenotypes and increase crop yields. We are pioneering the use of directed selection in identifying teams of microbes - working like plant breeders and selecting plants based on targeted characteristics, then isolating the associated microbial community. Our proprietary Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process enriches the crop microbiome, allowing us to identify microbes that influence the expression of beneficial traits in plants. We are currently focused on products for fertilizer use efficiency, growth improvement, abiotic stress tolerance, biocontrol and metabolite expression.