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Senior Scientist Molecular Biology

Myriant Technologies, Inc., is a young biotechnology company with labs in Woburn, MA. We specialize in genetic and metabolic engineering of microbes, and fermentation, to produce specialty chemicals that will be used to produce biodegradable plastics and other products. Our first two products are D-lactic acid and succinic acid. We work on improving our current processes and developing new products and markets. We wish to hire a well-educated, hard-working, interactive, focused Ph.D. scientist to join our Molecular Biology Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Conduct bench research and interact with the current team in the field of genetic engineering of microorganisms, such as bacteria, yeast, and filamentous fungi, for the production of biochemicals. Keep careful records of experiments, write reports, and give oral presentations at group meetings. Observe safety policies and help to keep the lab orderly

  • A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field. Working knowledge of all standard genetic engineering techniques, such as PCR and plasmid and strain construction. Fluent in use of computers for DNA sequence manipulation, data organization, graphing, and word processing. Skill at writing and communicating.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Future potential to supervise one or more Assistant Scientists.

Education and/or Experience
  • Undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, physics, genetics, and biology or microbiology, and graduate courses in molecular biology and biochemistry. Ideally, two years of postdoctoral experience in genetic engineering of microorganisms. Some experience in a supervisory role and with small scale fermentation would be a plus.

Work Environment
  • Molecular biology laboratory group of eight. Total research group of about 35 scientists and engineers in fermentation, analytics, downstream processing, and cellulosic pretreatment.
Myriant offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please send a completed application and resume to
Principals only, no recruiters or phone calls please.

Myriant is an equal opportunity employer.