Research Microbiologist

Employer
Medasource
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Salary
Up to 160,000 + benefits
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

An exciting opportunity for a Research Microbiologist in the Microbial Optimization group in Crop Protection Discovery located in Indianapolis, IN. We are looking for a technical leader who will serve as an interdisciplinary microbiology subject matter expert to enable the discovery and development of new and existing Natural Products with agricultural applications.

Responsibilities

  • Provide laboratory expertise related to mutagenesis, microbial screening, and scale up of microbial cultures from micro-scale to multiple liter scales.
  • Develop and execute research strategies for media development, seed train protocols, and process optimization at small scale designed to deliver strains to manufacturing.
  • Define screening and selection criteria across multiple microbial screening platforms.
  • Lead identification and implementation of emerging technology to improve microbial fermentation performance and accelerate strain development goals.
  • Serve as microbiology subject matter expert on strain development programs for diverse fermentation-based products.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with scientists from fermentation research, process development, systems biology, metabolic engineering, and manufacturing.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other scientists.
  • Deliver internal and external presentations and publications.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Microbiology (or related field) with a minimum of 2 years of relevant research experience in an industrial microbiology or small-scale fermentation group, or
  • M.S. in Microbiology (or related field) with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in an industrial microbiology or small-scale fermentation group, or
  • B.S. in Microbiology (or related field) with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in an industrial microbiology or small-scale fermentation group.
  • Proven research experience with microbiological systems at small scale such as microtiter plates and/or shake flasks.
  • Experience in advancement of microbial processes from small-scale development to larger scale bioreactors.
  • Preferred candidates have experience with diverse filamentous microorganisms.
  • Preferred candidates have experience with optimization of secondary metabolite production.
  • A track record of highly effective communication, interpersonal skills, and teamwork is essential.
  • Ideal candidate must have a track record of self-development and personal leadership.