Research Scientist II - Fermentation and Biocatalysis
Company: Curia (formerly AMRI)
Posted on: June 24, 2022
RESEARCH SCIENTIST II - FERMENTATION & BIOCATALYSIS in Albany,
Curia provides global contract research and manufacturing services
to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, helping
commercialize treatments for serious medical conditions. Curia
enjoys robust partnerships with leading-edge government, biotech,
and pharmaceutical organizations. The Albany (NY) Site is one of
Curia's flagship R&D sites, developing robust processes to
produce novel medications and supplying drug for advanced clinical
trials. The site expects to grow dramatically in 2022 as we help
increase, advance, and develop some of the most impactful pipelines
in the industry. This unprecedented growth translates into exciting
opportunities for high-energy people who are smart, hard-working
The Research Scientist II is an integral part of the team,
contributing to our success by demonstrating growing proficiency in
both the theoretical and practical aspects of microbiology,
fermentation, and biosynthetic chemistries.
Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a
customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence
because our work has the power to improve patients' lives with the
pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture.
In This Role, You Will
- Be responsible for conducting fermentations in flasks, plates,
and/or fermentors, which includes preparation of medium, seeding,
crossing, and extraction if applicable, using literature or
in-house standard operating protocols (SOPs).
- Isolate and purify microbial products to an appropriate degree
using a variety of known methods. The scientist will be familiar
with a range of filtration, extraction, chromatography, and
- Analyze and help identify compounds using a range of modern
analysis, separation and spectroscopic techniques. This will
include interpretation HPLC, LC/MS, GC and GC/MS of moderate
- Utilize and troubleshoot HPLC equipment, process equipment, and
other laboratory equipment used in fermentation, biocatalysis, and
product isolation procedures.
- Sub-culture, purify, and characterize a wide variety of
microorganisms, distinguishing microorganisms belonging to major
microbial subdivisions such as fungi, actinomycetes, Gram-positive
and Gram-negative bacteria, etc.
- Develop new protocols for isolation, growth, and screening of
microorganisms and fermentation by making appropriate modifications
of known methods or modification of conditions under minimal
supervision (design of new or alternate procedures will enhance the
performance evaluation of the scientist).
- Prepare microbial seed vials and/or working cell banks. This
includes growing cultures in liquid media, harvesting cells, and
checking for their purity. Maintain accurate records and update
AMRI strain database.
- Conduct literature searches on new methods of isolation of
microorganisms, unique sources of microorganisms that produce
active compounds or useful enzymes, and cultural conditions of
Qualifications And Background To Be Successful In This Role
- Bachelors or Masters Degree with major in biochemical
engineering, biology, and 2-5 years of practical experience;
relevant industrial experience including biochemistry, engineering,
or related disciplines are a plus
- Biohazard/blood-borne pathogen and chemical hazard
- Computer training in the use of standard office software
applications and databases
U.S. employees of Curia Global Inc. and its subsidiaries (a
"Company") hired after December 7, 2021 must be fully vaccinated
against the COVID-19 virus and provide the Company with proof of
vaccination as a condition of their employment except for U.S.
employees who request and qualify under applicable law for
disability and religious accommodations from the COVID-19 vaccine
mandate. An applicant who receives an offer of employment from the
Company for a position as a U.S. employee will be required to
provide proof of vaccination, or to request and receive a
disability or religious accommodation that the applicant is
entitled to under applicable law, before their first day of
employment or any earlier or later deadline specified by the
Company in the offer letter. The Company is an equal opportunity
employer and provides employment opportunities and makes employment
decisions without regards to an individual's disability or religion
or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
All interested applicants must apply online. Curia is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability.
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