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Associate Scientist

As part of Myriant's Fermentation team, the Associate Scientist will be responsible for testing aerobic and anaerobic cultures in flasks and small fermentors. He/she will inoculate and monitor fermentations as well as prepare fermentation samples for analysis. He/she will prepare solutions and media, and maintain fermentors. He/she will analyze experimental data and prepare summary reports on results. This person will work in collaboration with other scientific staff to achieve scientific goals. The successful candidate will be expected to travel as needed, up to 30%.

Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

General lab maintenance, which includes the following:
  • Test aerobic and anaerobic bacterial and fungal cultures in flasks and small fermentors (3, 7, 20 and 50L)
  • Prepare solutions and media, clean and sterilize fermentors
  • Inoculate and monitor fermentations
  • Prepare fermentation samples for HPLC, chemical and biochemical analysis
  • Accurately record experimental work and data in research notebook
  • Summarize results in reports and Excel spreadsheets
  • General laboratory maintenance
  • Organize work environment for maximum efficiency
  • Comply with all safety regulations and company policy

Skills & Qualifications
  • B.S. or M.S. in Biochemical Engineering, Microbiology or related discipline
  • 1-3 yrs experience, preferably working in an industrial environment
  • Experience in fermentation or microbial physiology a plus
  • GLP and excellent documentation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking capabilities
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Working knowledge of basic computer programs
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Physical Demands
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Travel up to 30%
Please send a completed application and resume to
Principals only, no recruiters or phone calls please.

Myriant is an equal opportunity employer.