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Research Scientist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Environmental Microbiology - 250325
Pay Grade: P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: We are seeking to hire a research scientist to conduct research projects in recombinant protein engineering, synthetic biology, molecular/cellular biology, and microbiology in the area of fuel and energy biotechnology. The position requires strong expertise and hands-on experience in bioengineering, synthetic biology, molecular/cellular biology, microbiology, research techniques and molecular/analytical instrumentation. This position intersects synthetic biology, microbiology and bioinformatics disciplines, and requires familiarity with identification and construction of biosynthetic pathways.
Minimum Qualifications:

M.S with 4 years of experience post-graduation or Ph.D. degree in bioengineering, biomolecular sciences, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, or related fields. Key qualifications include experience with recombinant DNA techniques, cloning, genetic circuits and other synthetic biology strategies, BLS 2 microbiological techniques, bacterial and fungal cultivation, preparation of media, buffers and solutions, PCR, qPCR, cDNA, agarose electrophoresis, nucleic acids isolations, protein purification, SDS-PAGE and Western blot, ELISA, FPLC, microscopy, technical writing and presentations. A minimum of four years of molecular assay development and related experience is required. Due to the nature of this position U.S. Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated proficiency with microbiological and biomolecular techniques, such as recombinant protein engineering and expression, small molecules/peptides/protein purification and protein characterization. Experience with transformation and cultivation of non-model microorganisms such as environmental yeast and bacteria, and photosynthetic bacteria/algae. Previous research in molecular and environmental microbiology with use of bioreactors/fermenters for scaling up synthetic biology products and FPLC approaches. General understanding of next-generation DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics. Other beneficial skills include familiarity with genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics, and Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS) platforms. Demonstrate high motivation, innovation, critical thinking, and capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a high-performance R&D laboratory environment. A record of R&D accomplishments that include peer-reviewed publications and other technical writings in molecular biology is preferred. Experience in bioengineering with process scale-up and purification optimization for biologics and biosynthetic molecules is a plus.

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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