Fermentation Lab Technician

  • location: West Chester, PA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $35,000 - $40,000 per year
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Fermentation Lab Technician

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Seeking a full time Fermentation Lab Technician

location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
job type: Permanent
salary: $35,000 - 40,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Design and implement media optimization experiments geared toward goals of improved yield, maximum sporulation, or protein expression.
  • Prepare and process 4-Liter Lab Scale Fermenters. This includes (but not limited to) media preparation, probe calibration, pH adjustment, batch sterilization/autoclaving, inoculum preparation, down-stream processing, etc.
  • Monitor 4-Liter Fermenters.
  • Operation and monitoring of 1500-Gallon Fermenter.
  • Work on independent projects including media optimization.
  • Assist with team projects.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area.
  • Maintain impeccable notes and logs.
  • Assist with general lab duties such as autoclaving glassware, media preparation, cleaning, etc.
  • Work well as a team with fermentation and lab personnel.
  • Bachelor of Science.
  • Industrial experience.
  • Experience with fermentation R&D including media optimization and downstream process optimization.
  • Mechanical aptitude to disassemble, reassemble, and troubleshoot benchtop bioreactors.
  • Experience with statistical Design of Experiments (DOE) preferred.
  • Must be computer proficient and have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.
  • Ambition to master and improve fermentation department.
  • Responsible, organized and good work ethic.
skills: MS-WORD, MS-EXCEL, MS-Powerpoint, MS-Project
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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