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Research and Development Associate

Company: Microbiologics, Inc.
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

We have a full time Research and Development Associate position available supporting our Research and Development team open in St. Cloud, Minnesota. We hold every member of our team to a high standard of excellence - because everyone on our team makes an impact on our success and contributes to our ability to thrive in the rapidly changing environment. We are looking for a motivated person who is eager to learn and grow as a member of our team - someone who wants to design, lead, perform and report on experiments using microbiology and molecular techniques as well as other applicable methodologies leading to new products or process improvements. In this role, you can expect to:

  • Design, propose and lead technical development, prototype optimization, design validation and transfer of new products to other functional units (Production/QC).
  • Maintain an understanding of regulations and scientific methods used in molecular and microbial detection and product development, recognizing critical characteristics of Microbiologics products.
  • Participate in projects for the development and production of products for customer requests that do not fall within the scope of any current product lines and/or requires the capability of the department.
  • Communicate with customers regarding results and custom specifications when necessary.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend innovative technologies and process improvements that enhance product quality, performance or customer experience.
  • Document research to support new product design controls, validations, verification, qualification, and specification/performance and statistical analysis as they apply to the company's products and according to policies and procedures
  • Anticipate, test and resolve issues pertaining to routine & non-routine product quality, usage and performance.
  • Compile data and present results, analysis, and recommendations for new products.
  • Technical writing as required for product transfer. Who is Microbiologics? Microbiologics is one of the fastest growing international biotechnology companies in the nation. We are the world's leading experts and go-to collaborators in biological products and services, focused on protecting the health and safety of people around the world. For over 50 years, we have been partnering with healthcare and life science laboratories, manufacturers, and suppliers across the globe to co-create and provide biological control materials, assay services and consulting for microbiology, molecular diagnostics, and virology. Headquartered in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, we have additional facilities in California, Kentucky, and Michigan. Our award-winning culture is friendly, collaborative, and supportive, providing endless opportunities for individuals to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. At Microbiologics, we believe that "great vision without great people is irrelevant." That's why we are always looking for great people to join our dynamic, innovative company as we provide the highest quality biomaterials for a safer, healthier world. What can we offer you? Glad you asked! We have a comprehensive benefits package that includes your standard benefits such as health and dental insurance, health savings account (company funded), life insurance, short and long-term disability, and a 401k program with a generous match to name a few. In addition, we are proud to support our team and their families by offering daycare assistance, tuition reimbursement, bonus potential, a competitive compensation and benefits package, and plenty of opportunities for training and growth. Where is this position located? St. Cloud, Minnesota On a map, Greater St. Cloud looks like a group of Central Minnesota communities with the Mississippi River winding through, somewhere between the bright lights of Minneapolis and the starry nights of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Sure, we're that, but that's just geography. We are the regional center for commerce, manufacturing, research, healthcare, arts, entertainment, and education. We boast bustling downtowns, major businesses, and good jobs. We have tranquil, diverse neighborhoods, with a cost of living well below that of urban settings. But when urban is what you want, we're only about an hour from everything the Twin Cities has to offer.
    • Mini-Metro of 130,000 people
    • Four-season recreation
    • Theatre and arts
    • Excellent school options
    • Family Friendly
    • Four colleges
    • Lakes area What makes you a good fit? Our goal is finding the right individual for our team - we firmly believe that the right person is someone to invest in and invite to join our family. Here is what we are looking for: Requirements:
      • Four-year degree in relevant field (e.g., biology, microbiology, virology, cell biology molecular biology, food science, bioengineering).
      • 2-5 years of related laboratory experience.
      • Technical understanding of advanced molecular biology techniques. Preferences:
        • S. degree in relevant field.
        • 6+ years of Laboratory experience working with cell culture or microorganisms and/or molecular biology techniques in diagnostic, clinical, manufacturing, food safety or other commercial environment.
        • 4+ years of product development experience, including assay optimization, reagent development, integration and testing, technology transfer to production/QC and necessary documentation.
        • Technical understanding and extensive hands-on experience with advanced molecular biology techniques.

Keywords: Microbiologics, Inc., Saint Cloud , Research and Development Associate, Other , Saint Cloud, Minnesota

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