Research Engineer

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Category: 
Biotechnology
Status: 
Part-Time
Post Date:  
8/22/2017
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Description: 

LifeFoundry is a startup in the University of Illinois Research Park that uses fully automated synthetic biology to engineer organisms for production of value-added chemicals. Using robotic and advanced algorithms we hope to take biotechnology R&D to a whole new level.

We are looking for an intern or a full-time research engineer with molecular and microbial biology laboratory experience to join us in the effort of revolutionize biotechnology research. You will work closely with the automation engineers in a multidisciplinary environment on development of high-throughput biomanufacturing processes and analytical assays. We would love to have you on board for this exciting journey!

Responsibilities

  • Developing high-throughput molecular and microbial protocols.

  • Performing DNA manipulations, cell cultures, molecular and chemical analysis.

  • Performing Data acquisition, processing, and analysis

  • Preparing reagent, consumables, and other supplies for automated workflows as well as general lab use.

Requirements

  • The full-time research engineer should have a BS degree and above in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering or related fields.

  • The intern position is open to students in the above majors with 3rd year standing or above.

  • At least 2 years of lab experience, preferably in synthetic biology, molecular biology, or metabolic engineering

  • Proficient in basic DNA, protein, and microbial operations

  • Excited to join a fast-paced interdisciplinary team working on a variety of challenging projects

  • Self-motivated and able to work under minimal supervision

  • Able to solve problems with methodical and critical thinking

We’d love to hear from you! Please fill out the application form and send your resume to career@life-foundry.com and we will contact you to learn more about you and how can your skills match our needs. For more, please visit http://www.life-foundry.com/

At LifeFoundry, we embrace diversity and are committed to attract qualified candidates with all backgrounds.