BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate with molecular biology and microbiology experience. As a member of the Synthetic Biology and Genomics team, you will provide technical support for the development of BioConsortia’s biological projects, with particular emphasis on sterile culturing of gram(+) and gram(-) bacteria, bacterial transformation, DNA isolation, and next generation sequencing library building. You be will joining an established team with opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Running and optimizing a high throughput bacterial transformation pipeline
  • Characterization of fluorescently tagged strains
  • High throughput bacterial DNA extraction and next generation sequencing library preparation
  • 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, 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
  • 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 DNA extraction and next generation sequencing highly desired
  • 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
  • Permanent authorization to work in the USA

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