Research Associate, Synthetic Biology and Genomics

BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate with microbiology and molecular biology experience. As a member of the Synthetic Biology and Genomics team, you will provide technical support for BioConsortia’s gene editing projects, with particular emphasis on culturing, transformation, and genetic manipulation of soil derived bacteria. You will join an established team with opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
• Running and optimizing a high throughput bacterial gene editing pipeline
• Designing and cloning bacterial gene editing plasmids
• Transformation of wild type bacteria
• 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 background and skills:
• BSc, MSc, or equivalent degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related fields
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in an industrial or research lab in microbiology or molecular biology highly preferred
• 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
• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
• Excellent understanding of good lab practices requirements relating to laboratory operation and environmental health and safety in microbiology laboratories
• Excellent organizational, record keeping and verbal and written skills
• Ability to work on cross-functional teams to meet milestones and deadlines
• Must be permanently authorized to work in the USA

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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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