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Associate Scientist 2, Fermentation (939)

Emeryville, United States
Full-Time
As part of the Fermentation Lab Operations team the Associate Scientist will join the AmbR lab and be responsible for executing fermentation experiments in support of our R&D deliverables. The successful candidate will contribute toward strain and process improvement in a fast paced, team-oriented research operations setting and will contribute to improving lab effectiveness.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on experimental design and scheduling. 
  • Set up and operate ambr250 high-throughput fermentation system.
  • Carry out microbial fermentations using various strains, feedstocks, and protocols.
  • Prepare fermentation samples for offline analysis.
  • Report, evaluate and maintain fermentation online and offline data in the databases.
  • Troubleshoot laboratory equipment and implement corrective actions. 
  • Apply organizational and creative skills to improve lab operations.
  • Provide input for quality and efficiency improvement opportunities.
  • Maintain safe practices and work environment.
  • Contribute to other duties as assigned. 

Skills and requirements:

  • BA/BS in biology, life sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a Biological laboratory, Fermentation experience preferred. 
  • Experience with ambr250 high-throughput fermentation system and any molecular biology related automation systems is preferred.
  • Familiarity with concepts in statistics, tools to analyze data (JMP, Minitab, R, Spotfire) and quality principles such as 5S and Lean is desired.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • Capability to manage multiple independent processes and experiments within a single day including scheduling instrumentation and preparing reagents and material. 
  • Attention to detail and careful record keeping skills.
  • Working in cross-disciplinary, collaborative teams
  • Tenacity in pursuing objectives to completion correctly and on time.  
  • Weekend work is mandatory. Occasional overtime is required. 
  • Embrace Amyris Core Values. 

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