Fermentation Research Associate
GreenLight Biosciences Inc. - Medford, MA

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Position summary:
GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Research Associate to work on cutting edge technology in the renewable chemicals space. The successful candidate will work with the process development team with a focus on bioreactor operation in a challenging milestone-driven environment. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Setup, operation, and routine maintenance of bioreactors ranging in size from bench scale to 100+ L.
  • Design and implement bioreactor experiments and scalable control strategies for optimization.
  • Monitor processes to ensure consistency and reliability.
  • Work with team members in the development of protocols and guidelines for best practices to minimize process problems.
  • Help write SOPs and experimental protocols.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering, bioengineering, or equivalent
  • Relevant undergraduate/graduate experience in an academic or industrial laboratory (1-3 years industrial experience preferred) including:

o Proficiency in microbial culturing and aseptic techniques (required)
o Basic understanding of microbial metabolism and nutritional requirements (preferred)

  • Comfortable working with bioreactor control systems, associated software and fermentation analytical equipment
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication and teamwork skills.