Research Scientist, Microbial Assay Development and Screening (H & A)

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00053747
  • Consultant: Hannah Oakley
  • Contact: 01246 457711
  • Date Published: 27.05.2022
  • Sector: Biotechnology
  • Location: Cambridge, USA (East Coast)
  • Discipline: Research & Development

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.


  • 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

Apply: It is essential that you have full rights to work in America. Please quote job reference 53747 in all correspondence.

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