Research Associate, Microbiology

BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate with microbiology and molecular biology experience. As a member of the Microbiology team, you will provide technical support for BioConsortia’s microbial physiology and bacterial genetics projects. This recently created position will become an essential part of the microbiology team which is focused on discovering, characterizing, and optimizing microbial strains for use in agriculture. Emphasis and effort will revolve around understanding genetic regulation and physiological requirements of target pathways. You will be part of a new team within Microbiology with opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Evaluating gene regulation via multiple techniques including reporter fusion analysis, qPCR, etc.
• Designing and constructing plasmids for multiple purposes including gene expression and mutation
• Transformation of cloning strains and wild type bacteria
• Preparing buffers and media; culturing and stocking strains
• Keeping high quality records for documentation and drafting technical reports for internal presentations/interpretations
• Collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and research associates
• Commitment to learning on the job as projects will evolve quickly
• Supporting a safe, organized, and respectful work environment

The successful candidate will possess the following background and skills:
• BSc or equivalent degree in Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields
• One year of experience in an industrial or academic research lab in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field is desired
• Experience with aseptic technique and bacterial culture
• Familiarity with bacterial genetics and physiology or interest in learning
• Knowledge of basic molecular biology techniques including DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, etc.
• Ability to contribute in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
• Exceptional understanding of good lab practice requirements relating to laboratory operation and environmental health and safety in microbiology laboratories
• Excellent organizational, record keeping, verbal, and written skills
• Ability to work on cross-functional teams to meet milestones and deadlines


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About BioConsortia

Utilizing our patented Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process, BioConsortia develops microbes that have exceptional partnerships with plants, resulting in high-performance products for substantially larger and healthier crop yields and a significantly improved environmental profile for growers.

Drought, desertification, degradation and development are stressing the planet’s arable land. BioConsortia’s plant health portfolio includes biologicals that protect crops against pests and diseases at all points of the food distribution chain (biofungicides, bionematicides, and post-harvest disease control), as well as biostimulants that increase crop yields.

To reduce the amount of synthetic fertilizers and farm runoff while increasing crop yields, BioConsortia leverages the power of cutting-edge technologies to create customized biological solutions using nitrogen fixing microbes in non-legume row crops, such as corn and wheat, as well as fruits and vegetables.

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