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Research Associate, Process Development

Company: GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
Location: Medford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

ABOUT GREENLIGHT GreenLight Biosciences is an integrated life sciences company developing safe and effective products that address critical problems facing plant health, human health, and animal health. Through scientific imagination and determination, we are developing products to create a future with a cleaner environment, healthier people, and a stronger food supply chain. At the core of the company's rapid growth is a proprietary platform for higher quality RNA production at a lower cost and faster speed than has ever been possible. At GreenLight, we believe inclusion is the way forward. We celebrate the power of working together to address humanity's challenges, meet the needs of underserved populations, and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Fueled by our aspiration for a true sense of belonging, our talented teams embody the principles of diversity and equality as we strive to bring food security, medicine, and healthcare to everyone-paving the way for a sustainable future. For more information, visit . POSITION GreenLight Biosciences is seeking exceptional, highly motivated Research Associate I/II to work on the development of cutting-edge fermentations and/or cell-free bioprocessing technology. The successful candidate will work hands-on in small teams to execute fermentation/cell free bioprocessing and other associated bioprocess unit operations (such as homogenization, pasteurization, centrifugation, ultra-filtration/diafiltrating, microfiltration, depth filtration, focusing on recovery of large molecules). A high degree of flexibility, creativity and initiative is essential for success. Strong technical, organization, communication, inter-personal, and trouble shooting skills are essential. The RA will comply with company policies and practices for EHS and will support company and organizational targets and functional growth plans. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Operates and monitors unit operations such as fermentations/cell free reactions and conduct associated analytics (such as optical densities, dry cell weights, culture plating, protein analysis, RNA analysis, sample preparation, density, viscosity) in small teams at different scales (10 mL to 50 L) with limited supervision.
  • Operates and monitors downstream unit operations such as homogenization, ultra-filtration/diafiltration, microfiltration, depth filtration, focusing on recovery of large molecules.
  • Analyzes experimental data and generate data driven conclusions for process development and optimization.
  • Summarizes experimental results and effectively communicate with team members, other engineers, and scientists in the company.
  • Maintains detailed records about experimental protocols and procedures in lab notebooks.
  • Adheres to good laboratory practices and standard operating procedures.
  • Assists in the revision and creation of process documents, such as SOPs and batch records.
  • Must demonstrate skills in organization, attention-to-detail, interpersonal communication, judgement, planning and prioritization, recognizing cause and effect. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
    • A.S. or B.S. or M.S in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, or equivalent.
    • 0-2 years of experience in biotechnology/food/pharma industry.
    • Relevant undergraduate/graduate experience in an academic or industrial setting will be preferred.
    • Familiarity and practical understanding of how to correctly operate basic laboratory equipment: including bioreactors, DO probes, pH meters, lab scales, centrifuges, shakers, sterile hoods, etc is preferred.
    • Proficiency with microbial culture and aseptic techniques is required.
    • Willingness to be flexible with work hours including morning/evening shifts is important.
    • Attention to detail and ownership of work is critical.
    • Must have strong Analytical, Problem Solving, Planning and Organizational skills.
    • Familiarity with analytical techniques for metabolite, protein, and nucleic acid detection and quantification is a plus.
    • Must be flexible, approachable, highly motivated, with good communication and interpersonal skills. EDUCATION:
      • Associate's, Bachelor's or Master's in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering or similar Life Sciences discipline is required. Greenlight Biosciences Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. GreenLight requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees consistent with OSHA guidelines.

Keywords: GreenLight Biosciences, Inc., Medford , Research Associate, Process Development, Other , Medford, Massachusetts

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