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Research Assistant – Bioprocess

Research Assistant – Bioprocess

Symbiota is developing microbiome-based agricultural solutions to improve crop yields with sustainable products derived from plant microbiomes.  The Research Assistant will implement qualitative and quantitative assessment, production and storage of Symbiota’s proprietary microbes.

Competencies

  • Bachelor’s in Biology, Microbiology or related field of study
  • Practical Laboratory lab experience required.
  • Proficiency performing aseptic techniques, microbial cultivation, Microscopy, Plating methods
  • Desirable experience in a biotech setting.
  • R&D planning, documentation, and presentation
  • Multidisciplinary teamwork dynamics. Communication.  Speaks and writes clearly and articulately.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.  Copes effectively with complexity and change.  Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Efficient.  Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
  • Attention to detail.  Does not let important details slip through the cracks.
  • Proactive. Acts without being told what to do.  Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Work Ethic.  Possesses a strong willingness to work hard and sometimes long hours to get the job done setting an example for the team.  Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
  • Enthusiastic.  Bought into the larger mission of Symbiota and excited about the possibilities.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Cultivate microorganisms including:
  • Media and flasks/ bioreactors preparation
  • Plating and Enumeration of microbial cultures
  • Downstream Processing
  • Microbiological quality control

 

  1. Characterize the physiology of bacterial and fungal strains through Microscopy
  2. Culture monitoring (pH, biomass concentration, and other parameters vs. time)
  3. Implement analytical/molecular assays to monitor microbial growth
  4. Assist in protocol development for organism propagation and fermentation

 

Location

  • Cambridge, MA.

 

Please send cover letters and resumes to: careers@symbiota.com.

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