03 Sep
Research Technician
California, Westsacramento , 95833 Westsacramento USA

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Only U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. can be considered as W2 candidates. Key information for candidates -Location: West Sacramento CA 95605Title: Research TechnicianDescription- The Research Laboratory Operations team within MRT department enables the discovery and development of robust microbial based products for crop protection.POSITION SUMMARYThe successful candidate will support the Research Laboratory Operations team by assisting in the managementand biobanking of a proprietary microbial strain collection. The candidate should be comfortable working with andwithout automated platforms to assist in strain propagation, reformatting of the collection, and archival. Thecandidate will be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of our strain collection through solid and liquidbacterial strain propagation of genetically diverse non-pathogenic soil microorganisms. The candidate will also beresponsible for maintaining accurate records and database entries for all strain tracking and traceability. Thecandidate will be expected to work with biosafety level 1 and 2 microorganisms according to external and internalbiosafety guidelines.POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES•Assist in the management of our internal microbial strain collection•Perform strain retrieval and propagation to support replication and reformatting efforts•Collect and compile data and records in laboratory notebooks and other documentation systems (LIMSdatabase) to ensure sample tracking and chain of custody records are maintained•Propagate microorganisms in solid and liquid formats•Under guidance help determine appropriate medium to ensure growth and sporulation of microorganisms•Perform cryopreservation of microorganisms using best practices to ensure long term storage stability andsurvivability•Leverage robotics and other standard laboratory equipment to execute tasks•Compliance with BSL-2 level biosafety guidelines•Work within team to ensure operational efficiency and quality is met through adherence to standardoperating procedures and protocols.•Compliance with all Bayer regulationsREQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCESEducation Requirement(s): A BS with 2 - 4 years of experience in Microbiology or related field is preferredSkill & Competency Requirements:•Experience with aseptic technique•Strong oral and written communication skills•Ability to collaborate within and across functional teams•Familiarity with LIMS databases and data entry•Experience with automation preferred•Previous lab experience is preferred•Experience with Powershell or a similar command line interface, specifically manipulating files and writingscripts•Experience in creation, use, and manipulation of delimited file-types (i.e. CSV)•Location of this role site or remote? Onsite most of the timethis is a lab-based position•What is a day like in this role? What 3-5 responsibilities will occupy their time? Manage the strain collection, run automated liquid handlers and other automation equipment, fulfil strain request from other scientist and make media from time to time•Who will this person work with on a daily basis? My team and I. There are 4 other members on the team.•Tell me about the team dynamic/culture. We are a high functioning team and we reply on each other heavily for support as we are all cross trained•What are the 'must haves' to be successful in this role? Experience with sterile technique and familiarity with Gram + and Gram - bacteria•What is the long term plan for the role? This is a one year contract position. I cannot speak to the long term plan.•What will make this opportunity stand out for potential candidates? Chance to work for Bayer and experience the innovation with Biologics for agriculture•What kind of soft skills are you looking for? Team player, good communication and respectful•What is the minimum number of years of experience required for this position? 2 years•What is the minimum level of education needed for this position? Bachelors•Is there a possibility for an extension of this assignment? I cannot comment on this questionit depends on the needs of the team.

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