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US: Associates I/II, Fermentation

Date: 22-Jan-2013
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Associates I/II, Fermentation

Preparation of bioreactors, including calibration of probes,(pH, D.O.), pump calibration, and vessel sterilization Precise preparation of media following detailed instructions Monitoring bioreactors through sampling, off-line measurements, checking online parameters, and accurate recording of data Operate bioreactors through software interface and input data into laboratory data management system Respond to out-of-spec fermentation parameters in a timely manner and communicate critical information to fermentation scientist team Take down, sterilize, and clean bioreactors at end of run Assist in seed train propagation, including seed bioreactor setup and operation Perform routine maintenance on common laboratory equipment Prepare media and stock solutions Follow SOPs and safety protocols

Education and Experience: BS in microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field from accredited college/university (candidates without a BS degree but significant relevant experience may be considered) 1-4+ years relevant biology laboratory experience; preference given to those with experience operating bench scale bioreactors Proficient in microbial culturing and aseptic techniques is required Basic understanding of microbial metabolism and nutritional requirements is preferred Comfortable working with and learning how to use bioreactor control systems, associated software and fermentation analytical equipment

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