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Research Scientist, Metabolic Engineering - Full-time

  • Location: Cambridge
  • Salary: US$80000.00 - US$110000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 19 days ago

  • Sector: Life Sciences
  • Contact: Amber Mitchell
  • Expiry Date: 21 August 2022
  • Job Ref: JN -072022-472335

We are looking for a highly experienced Research Scientist to join a next-generation industrial biotechnology company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The chosen individual will specialize in optimizing and developing creative approaches of assessing microbial strain performance. This is a full-time opportunity and direct hire opportunity, that will report directly to their Cambridge, MA facility.


  • Develop, test, and optimize small scale (e.g. 96-well) plate-based fermentation conditions and parameters for the production of complex natural products
  • Develop novel assays to measure diverse target natural compounds with increased throughput
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team to effectively propose and communicate plans and results for novel approaches to measuring strain performance

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or a related field
  • Experience in small-scale microbial fermentation optimization (96 well plate or shake flasks)
  • Expertise in microbial physiology
  • Experience in developing medium to high throughput assays for product quantification or cellular analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with molecular biology, genetic modifications, and heterologous expression of enzymes in microorganisms

Please apply with your most up to date resume to be considered.