Research Scientist, Assay Development and Screening

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00052298
  • Consultant: Amy Lloyd
  • Contact: 01438 842979
  • Date Published: 14.12.2021
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  • Location: Cambridge, USA (East Coast)
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CK Group - USA is working with a client who are a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. They use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. We are seeking a motivated individual for a research scientist position that will specialize in small scale fermentation process and assay development.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, test, and optimize small scale (e.g. 96-well) plate-based fermentation conditions and parameters for the production of complex natural products
  • Develop novel assays to measure diverse target compounds with increased throughput
  • Apply and incorporate augmentation and automation solutions
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to effectively communicate plans and results for tool and assay development• Lead seamless implementation and integration of newly developed tools into the team’s workflows

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field
  • Experience in small-scale microbial fermentation optimization (96 well plate or shake flasks)
  • Experience in developing medium to high throughput assays for product quantification or cellular analysis
  • Critical thinker with enthusiasm for deriving solutions to complex challenges in a biotechnology lab
  • Understanding of microbial physiology and/or experience in metabolic engineering

If you would like to find out more this role please contact Amy Lloyd or Rob Angrave at CK Group on +1 (617) 6922948 or email usa@ckscience.com. Please Quote 52298 in all communications.

It is essential that you have full rights to work in America.the financial and resource planning systems and processes and ability to coordinate programme-level budget/resource estimates and manage actuals vs. plan.

Entitlement to work in the USA is essential. If you would like to find our more about this role please contact us on +1 (617) 6922948 or email usa@ckscience.com. Please quote 52306 in all communication.formation or to apply for this Trainee Recruitment Consultant position, please email applications@ckgroup.co.uk. Please quote reference 52341.

INDRECher at conferences or seminars appropriate to the discipline.

  • Contribute to grant applications submitted by others.
  • Begin to write, with appropriate support, bids for individual research funding or, where funders do not permit this, contribute to the writing of collective bids.
  • Begin to referee papers for external bodies.
  • Participate effectively in activities to achieve engagement with research, and/or impact beyond academia.
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Criteria

Education, Experience & Achievements

Essential

  • A relevant postgraduate research degree or equivalent professional experience in the field of carbohydrate material science.
  • Previous experience of independent research.
  • Presentations at conferences and a track record of publications in respected journals or equivalent in the field.

Desirable

  • Research experience in polysaccharide and their industrial applications.
  • Involvementin packaging material research and development.
  • Materials formulation and characterisation expertise.

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstrable communication skills in English language.
  • Good IT skills in Microsoft/Adobe Programmes.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Initiative in planning research.
  • Detailed subject knowledge in the area of research.
  • Specialist knowledge and practical skills capable of leading to independent, original contributions to the subject area.
  • High-level analytical skills.
  • Full awareness of the ethical issues involved in their research work.

Desirable

  • Project managementexperience.
  • Team working skills.
  • Communication skills.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to stimulate and encourage the commitment to learnin others.
  • Ability to use initiative, and apply creativity, to solve problems that

Desirable

  • A passion for making a positive impact on the environment especially in plastic waste.

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