Research Scientist - Microbiology
NutriAg Ltd - Toronto, ON

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Research Scientist – Microbiology

NutriAg offers a wide range of state-of-the-art environmentally responsible agricultural bio-chemicals and specialized plant nutrients (including micro-elements) used for foliar feeding and fertigation. Our products are manufactured in-house and are distributed to worldwide specialty markets.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design and execute media development experiments in shaken flask.
  • Conduct fermentation process development experiments in lab reactor.
  • Develop protocols for development of secondary metabolite experiments.
  • Writing standard operation procedures for various equipment uses.
  • A solid understanding of fermentation principles and instrumentation.
  • Perform research with a significant degree of independence.
  • Supervise research technician if needed.
  • Good record-keeping skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Must have significant experience with microbial fermentation (fungi, bacteria and yeast).
  • Minimum B.Sc. in Chemical, Biochemical or Biological Engineering, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience performing aseptic/sterile operations.
  • Good interpersonal, written and oral communication.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must be creative, highly organized, self-motivated, perceptive, and innovative.
  • Must be proficient using MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or equivalents.