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Research Associate – Industrial Fermentation 25 views

Chicago, IL

Nature’s Fynd is a groundbreaking food tech company born out of NASA-supported research on extremophiles in the geothermal pools of Yellowstone National Park. Our novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture. As the challenge to feed the world’s expanding population grows, our mission is to create amazing foods and materials that provide sustainable choices and nurture the planet.
We’re looking for passionate, driven, and ambitious people to join our fast-growing team.
The Research Associate will conduct a variety of experiments designed by the Principal Scientist, follow the progress of the experiments, and record process details and results while maintaining an organized workspace. Analysis of results and comparison to controls will also be part of the position. This position will also be involved in the authoring of technical documents and writing/editing of standard operating procedures. The nature of working with microbiology may require a flexible work schedule. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Execute a variety of experiments using lab fermenters and shake flasks, under the supervision of the principal scientists, with detailed written instructions
  • Monitor the details of experiments and notify scientists if the process deviates from normal or expected values
  • Collect samples from experiments using aseptic technique and prepare for analysis
  • Conduct routine biological measurements using specific equipment
  • Record results using a laboratory notebook
  • Input data as determined and export data from dataloggers per SOPs using standard computer applications.
  • Prepare media for experiments
  • Assist in the maintenance of consumables and equipment parts and supplies
  • Plan/organize daily tasks based on provided experimental schedule
  • Maintain work area and equipment to be clean, safe, and functional
  • Participate in safety inspections and reviews
  • Provide support with other scientists as time and testing requires
  • Utilize critical thinking and problem-solving skills to overcome experimental issues
  • Work independently and train additional personnel as needed
  • Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree preferably in scientific field
  • Minimum of 1+ years in related field
  • Previous experience in aseptic technique and following SOP’s
  • Must be able to lift 25lb
  • Travel:

  • The position will require minimal travel
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