BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate to join its R&D team in Davis, California. This position will be responsible for conducting fermentation and downstream processing research to support product development, formulation, and new lead discovery. The successful candidate will work closely with the company’s fermentation, formulation, and microbiology teams.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Conducting fermentation research using shake flasks and bioreactors to improve yield of desirable biomass and bioactivities of various beneficial bacteria and fungi
- Producing high quality fermentation materials to support field development, formulation, lead discovery, and registration
- Performing biochemical, in-vitro, and in planta assays in characterization of microbes for bioactivities and physiological properties
- Implementation and on-going review of the safety plan for the fermentation laboratory and operations
- Sample collection, data collection and analysis and writing technical reports for internal presentation/interpretations
- Collaborating with scientists, engineers, and research associates in the fermentation and formulation process development
- Maintaining of lab equipment and bioreactors
The successful candidate will possess the following skills:
- BSc or equivalent degree in Chemical/Biological Engineering, Microbiology, Fermentation Science, Biotechnology, Plant Pathology, or related fields
- Minimum of 1 year of experience in fermentation or cell culture with a high level of competence in aseptic technique
- Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
Salary and benefits: This position will include a competitive salary along with stock options and standard company benefits
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.