Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology
Woburn, MA


Myriant Corporation is looking for a talented, energetic, and highly motivated Associate Scientist to join our Molecular Biology Department in Woburn, MA. This individual will work on engineering bacteria and yeast for the production of specialty chemicals. A Bachelor of Science degree is required. Two or more years of laboratory experience in gene cloning is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct bench scale research and interact with the current team in the field of genetic engineering of microorganisms for the production of biochemicals.
  • Keep careful records of experiments, write reports, and help to maintain equipment and lab supplies.
  • Observe safety policies and help to keep the lab orderly.


  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of standard genetic engineering techniques, such as sterile culturing of microbes, 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

  • None.

Education and/or Experience

  • Undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, physics, genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Ideally, two or more years of hands-on laboratory experience in genetic engineering.
  • Experience with small scale fermentations would be beneficial.

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.
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