Principal Scientist, Microbiology
Quorum Innovations - Sarasota, FL

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Quorum Innovations, a human microbiome and biofilm therapeutics company, is dedicated to discovering novel and effective anti-biofilm therapies. We are a start-up biotechnology business eagerly seeking a highly-motivated principal scientist as part of a multidisciplinary group of researchers and physicians Our current goal is to develop commercial products addressing the unmet needs of common chronic inflammatory disease. To learn more, please visit:


  • Lead biology group, create objectives,and deliver results to executive, legal and marketing teams.
  • Perform culture optimization and standardization for production of commercial scale fermentation.
  • Develop and validate bioassays against drug-resistant microbial pathogens.
  • Implement and optimize immunologic and solid-tumor cancer assays.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters in cell and/or molecular biology with 5+ years of industry experience or Ph.D. in cell and/or molecular biology with 2-5 years of industry experience.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Experience with basic microbiology techniques.
  • Knowledge of GLP/GMP regulations.
  • Must be legally eligible for employment in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in microbiology and 5+ years of biotechnology or pharmaceutical experience.
  • Track record with SBIR grants.
  • Fermentation optimization and commercial scale up experience.