Molecular Biologist
Gevo - Pasadena, CA

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Gevo, Inc. is an exciting, team-oriented company that is pioneering the advanced green energy industry. We are looking
for a Molecular Biologist, based in Englewood, Colorado. The Molecular Biologist will work directly with their team
leader to design and to execute molecular engineering manipulations on yeast biocatalysts. This position will also work
closely with technicians, chemists, biologists and engineers who may be peers, supervisors and customers in order to
complete tasks. These tasks will include characterization of genotypes and phenotypes of engineered strains. The
phenotypic characterization includes fermentation performance and biochemical analysis.
Requirements include:
? Bachelors degree with at least 5-10 years of lab work experience ? actual lab experience beyond the classroom is
required (e.g. directed study, work study, part-time job or full-time job);
? 5-10 Years of experience using molecular biology techniques;
? 5-10 Years of experience with Bacterial cell culture/aseptic technique;
? Strong overall background in the biotechnological sciences;
? Demonstrated ability to work under tight timelines;
? Strong organizational skills, with ability to execute multiple parallel projects with a low error rate;
? Consistent demonstration of attention to detail with excellent record-keeping skills;
? Ability to prepare and deliver information in a concise, accurate and professionally written format;
? Ability to prepare and present information in an information setting;
? Demonstrated ability to quickly learn and apply new concepts and techniques;
? Ability to interpret experimental results to assess success of experiments;
? Ability to analyze and develop solutions to problems with guidance;
? Self-starter, able to identify errors or areas for improvement, provide recommendations and follow through to
completion;
? Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
? Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel;
? Ability to travel to support the demonstration plant or the commercial plant;
? Ability to work at least 1 scheduled weekend day per month.
Responsibilities include:
? Plan and execute experimental plans that utilize molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, DNA gel
electrophoresis, ligation, restriction digestion, PCR including primer design, plasmid construction and design, DNA
sequence analysis, and bacterial transformation;
? Plan and execute experimental plans that utilize basic microbiology techniques such as single colony purification,
dilution series, plate counts, hemocytometer counts and aseptic technique;
? Basic biochemistry techniques such as protein purification, protein gels, and enzyme assays;
? Yeast genetic manipulations including transformation, gene deletions, and integrations;
? Yeast culture and shake flask fermentation, including sampling and measuring OD600;
? Accurately preparing reagents of specified pH, ionic strength or concentration;
? Properly recording and documenting all experiments and resulting data;
? Processing data for subsequent review and reporting;
? Communicating results and lab issues in a timely manner with clarity and precision, both verbally and in writing;
? Participate with legal counsel to protect and enrich the intellectual property portfolio of the Project. Identify through
careful, thoughtful and thorough research, ways to increase the value to the portfolio;
? Assist with lab maintenance as necessary (media preparation, autoclaving supplies and waste, dishes).

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