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Microbiologist (Entry)-Biological R&D-R&D-CS-US



Posting ID: JP-001980692

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Research Technician - 1 year contract position POSITION/TITLE: Research Technician DEPARTMENT/TEAM: Microbial Research Technologies (MRT)/ Laboratory and Platform Technologies Team DESCRIPTION The Laboratory and Platform Technologies team within MRT department enables the discovery and development of robust microbial based products for crop protection POSITION SUMMARY The successful candidate will support the Laboratory and Platform Technologies team by assisting in the management and biobanking of a proprietary microbial strain collection. The candidate should be comfortable working with and without automated platforms to assist in strain propagation, reformatting of the collection, and archival. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of our strain collection through solid and liquid bacterial strain propagation of genetically diverse non-pathogenic soil microorganisms. The candidate will also be responsible for maintaining accurate records and database entries for all strain tracking and traceability. The candidate will be expected to work with biosafety level 1 and 2 microorganisms according to external and internal biosafety guidelines. POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES * Assist in the management of our internal microbial strain collection * Perform strain retrieval and propagation to support replication and reformatting efforts * Collect and compile data and records in laboratory notebooks and other documentation systems (LIMS database) to ensure sample tracking and chain of custody records are maintained * Propagate microorganisms in solid and liquid formats * Under guidance help determine appropriate medium to ensure growth and sporulation of microorganisms * Perform cryopreservation of microorganisms using best practices to ensure long term storage stability and survivability * Leverage robotics and other standard laboratory equipment to execute tasks * Compliance with BSL-2 level biosafety guidelines * Work within team to ensure operational efficiency and quality is met through adherence to standard operating procedures and protocols. * Compliance with all Bayer regulations REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES Education Requirement(s): A BS with 2 - 4 years of experience in Microbiology or related field is preferred Skill & Competency Requirements: * Experience with aseptic technique * Strong oral and written communication skills * Ability to collaborate within and across functional teams * Familiarity with LIMS databases and data entry * Experience with automation preferred * Previous lab experience is preferred * Travel Requirements: N/A


Microbiology, Gmp, Chemistry, Microorganism, Biosafety

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

biosafety level 1 and 2 microorganisms; microbiology, research micro laboratory

Experience Level:

Entry Level

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Contact Information

Recruiter: Conner Vanatta


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