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Research Associate, Metabolic Engineering in South San Francisco, CA at REG

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

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REG is seeking a motivated Research Associate to join its Metabolic Engineering team. The purpose of this position is the design and construction of engineered microorganisms and the support for the development and validation of these engineered bio-catalysts to generate industrial bio-products. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary, dynamic and enthusiastic team and must demonstrate a high degree of flexibility, creativity and initiative, and have a strong desire and ability to contribute as both a leader and team player within this high-energy and product focused team.




Engineer microbial genomes, construct plasmids

Construct and screen diversity libraries

Perform microbial fermentation experiments within microtiter plates, as well as shake flasks, and analyze strains using biological, biochemical and analytical methods, in medium and high throughput

Other frequent duties:

Interact with molecular biologists, synthetic biologists, microbiologists, enzymologists, fermentation specialists, analytical chemists and automation scientists

Prepare technical reports, summaries, protocols, SOP's and quantitative analyses

Participate actively in project and functional teams

Demonstrate proficiency in the execution of standard operating procedures

Maintain familiarity with current scientific literature

Investigate, create and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement

Consistently and effectively communicate data, conclusions and recommendations

Perform other duties as assigned


Education Required:

B.S. or M.S. degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related discipline

Experience Required:

Hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques including cloning, PCR, genome engineering.


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