Fraunhofer USA Center Job Posting

Research Assistant - Microbiologist

Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology CMB – Newark, DE

Location: Newark, Delaware

 We are seeking a Microbiology Research Assistant to join our Microbiology Discovery Team. The successful candidate will apply knowledge of microbiology to isolate and cultivate a broad variety of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and characterize their molecular, morphological, physiological and molecular characteristics.  In addition, he/she will be expected to maintain and preserve CMB’s sample collection and have a general knowledge of microscopy, molecular methods, and taxonomic identification and phylogenetic analysis.

Primary responsibilities:

·         Collect, isolate, identify and maintain anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms from environmental samples. 

·         Maintain cultures for screening and isolation. 

·         Develop methods and apply them for identification of antimicrobial and/or enzymatic activity

Required Qualifications:

·         BS or MS degree in microbiology

·         Relevant experience in industry or academia would be an advantage

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and a familiarity with databases (such as NCBI). 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with safety policies
  • Knowledge of programming language (Java, Python or R) would be a plus. 

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities, protected veterans and is a federal contractor.

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