BioConsortia is seeking a Research Associate 1 or 2 (level to be determined based on candidate experience/capabilities) with microbiology and molecular biology experience. As a member of the Microbiology team, you will provide technical support for BioConsortia’s 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 molecular biology techniques including reporter fusion analysis and qPCR
  • 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 to two years of experience in an industrial or academic research lab in microbiology, molecular biology, or related field is desired but not required
  • 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, molecular cloning
  • 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
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Contact: If you have interest or want more information please contact in complete confidence: careers@bioconsortia.com.

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