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Mycology Fermentation & Strain Optimization Scientist

Nov 18

Written by: SuperUser Account
11/18/2018 6:00 PM 

Antimicrobial Materials, Inc. (AMI) is an emerging technology company that employs patent-pending antimicrobial and antifungal technologies. Our Mission: To improve people’s lives by proactively solving problems associated with microbial growth.

Summary: The Mycology Scientist will be the primary individual responsible for fungal organism optimization and a key contributor regarding fermentation optimization and scale-up for a SBIR DoD Project. This position can be contract or employment-based depending on the mutual needs of the AMI and the individual.

Essential Functions: 
1. Diligently strive to continually maintain a clean, professional, and safe working environment in the laboratory.
2. Perform self-guided research to solve difficult problems and design new synthesis techniques. 
3. Manage project milestones and resources.
4. Understand and follow correct practices for operation of lab equipment and instruments.
5. Safe work practices are a condition of employment.
6. Other duties as assigned.


To perform the essential functions of this position successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·        PhD in with experience in mycology research is required.

·        Experience with fungal mutagenesis is required.

·        Experience with fermentation is preferred.

·        Experience with scale-up of biochemical processes is highly desired.

·        Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices a plus.

·        Organized and detailed recording of operating procedures and results are imperative.

·        Knowledge in Word, Excel, and Outlook and the ability and willingness to learn new software applications.

·        Excellent organizational skills, communications skills, the ability to multi-task, and most importantly, the ability to work well in a team.

Work Environment/Physical Requirements

This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding of applicable policies, procedures, and values.  Team members will be required to adhere to all safety requirements in all work environments.  In the lab, the team member will work with a range of analytical instrumentation, multiple chemical reagents, and perform various wet chemistry tests.  In the office, the team member will work on a computer.

Specific physical requirements include:

 - Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds.
 - Occasional lifting of weights greater than fifty (50) pounds. 
 - Data entry while seated for greater than one (1) hour.
 - Standing for extended periods of time.


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