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Support and develop natural microbial solutions for the animal productivity product lines for application in the avian species. Lead the laboratory activities of the research team focused on applying microbiological and molecular genetic techniques to isolate and characterize pathogenic bacteria from gastrointestinal tracts and developing probiotic products to promote intestinal health and improved performance as part of the Microbial TerroirTM platform.
- Lead the laboratory activities isolating and characterizing bacterial isolates using molecular genetic techniques and testing for sensitivity using bacteriocin inhibition assays to identify potential probiotic microorganisms.
- Coordinate the flow of samples coming into the lab with the sales and technical support teams.
- Coordinate the work flow of the samples for the Microbial Terroir platform to prioritize laboratory workload to meet deadlines.
- Maintain a log of the samples, isolates and results for all experiments in a laboratory notebook.
- Validate the functional activity of the microorganisms through in vitro models
- Prepare reports of technological findings by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information.
- Contribute to the training and mentoring of laboratory personnel.
- Coordinates and communicates delays and technical issues with management in a timely manner.
- Maintain laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies.
- Maintain inter- and intradepartmental work-flow by fostering a spirit of cooperation.
- Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Adhere to and follow established procedures and policies for working in the laboratory designated for the development of regulated products. Assist in maintaining laboratory compliance including SOP development and equipment maintenance.
- Contribute to team effort by participating in other research related activities as needed.
- Minimum BS in Microbiology, Biology or related field from an accredited institution required.
- 3+ years of related experience or MS with 1+ years of experience required.
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