DuPont Fermentation and BioProcess Development group has an opening for a Research and Development Technician.The position, located at the Glasgow Fermentation Research Facility, in Glasgow,DE., requires the development of fermentation processes for the production of bio-based materials. The person in this position will be responsible for cultivation of microorganisms in flasks and fermenters, fermenter set-up and operation, harvesting, and analysis of samples and results. This individual must carry out research independently, anticipate potential problems, and implement preventative measures. He/She will act as a resource to others and may serve as a lead on a project or shift. Must be proficient in fermentation and multiple computer applications to provide data reports and analysis. This position requires participation in a 2 shift/5 day operation in a semi-works environment. There will be a need for limited overtime and weekend work.
B.S. in biology, microbiology and biotechnology or related field, or the equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated skill with set-up and operation of fermentors and complex apparatus for batch and continuous studies from bench top to 10-liter scale.
Experienced in aseptic techniques and in the cultivation of microorganisms in flasks or fermentors
Key resource to other laboratory associates in area of microbial fermentation operation
Demonstrated ability to write, review and follow operating procedures and protocols
Strong mechanical and troubleshooting skills
Demonstrated observational skills and ability to make decisions based on the research goals and what is being observed in the experiment
Demonstrated ability to use computers and execute tasks using standard software such as MS Word, Excel, and equipment interfacing programs
Experience with common laboratory instruments, i.e., spectrophotometers, pH, YSI, etc.
Ability to work independently and efficiently
Demonstrated willingness to collaborate and work as a team; effective interpersonal and communication skills
Strong track record of delivering quality research results
Good record keeping and organization abilities
Demonstrated ability to analyze data and to communicate scientific observations concisely and accurately
Light-to-medium lifting, some climbing, bending, stooping, reaching and ability to wear a respirator
Lab Sr Technician
North America-USA-Delaware-NEWARK-GLASGOW [DUPONT](1621)
Associate's Degree/College Diploma (±13 years)
Yes, 5 % of the Time
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