Research and Development Tech
DuPont - Newark, DE

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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

Primary Location

North America-USA-Delaware-NEWARK-GLASGOW [DUPONT](1621)





Education Level

Associate's Degree/College Diploma (Ā±13 years)



Employee Status



Yes, 5 % of the Time

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