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Veterans Preferred - Microbial Curation Scientist I

Company: Bayer
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining -impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Microbial Curation Scientist I (Biologics Technology - Microbial Research Technology)


The primary responsibilities of this role, Microbial Curation Scientist I (Biologics Technology - Microbial Research), are to:

  • Work on streamlined management and tracking isolate collections(s) at the West Sacramento site;
  • Liaise with other key departments, legal, CLS, HSE, Logistics, etc. to ensure isolate access, use, and movement are in-line with protocol, ensuring all documentation associated with strains and their movement within and outside of the organization are properly managed;
  • Lead and supervise lab staff in strain curation activities, ensuring all internal and external requests for research material/isolates are executed in an efficient manner;
  • Lead sub-team of automation SMEs on CapEx planning for West Sacramento site to ensure short-term and long-term success of automation platform use;
  • Coordinate documentation and shipment of isolates and associated material;
  • Be a subject matter expert for respective role when evaluating new equipment and technologies as they pertain to isolate management and automation;
  • Be a subject matter expert and main power user for customized automation used to manage microbial strain collection;
  • Plan and execute activities, working with cross functional teams to execute of goals;
  • Provide expertise and people leadership in microbial curation allowing for the efficient, strategic, and long-term sustainable management of the Biologics strain collection.


    Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science with at least five years of relevant experience or Master of Science with at least two years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least one year of experience;
    • Strongunderstanding of bacterial culture especially of soil borne organisms used for research in plant health and crop protection;
    • Advanced understanding of good microbiological practice and culturing fastidious microorganisms in high throughout/automation formats;
    • Strong organizational and time-management skills are essential as well as good oral and written communication skills;
    • Strong leadership and ability to lead a team of technicians, contractors, and/or research associates;
    • A bility to quickly adapt to changes in work priorities.

      • Subject matter expert with advanced understanding of specialized laboratory equipment and automation required for the maintenance, propagation, and preservation of a genetically diverse strain collection.

        Positionbased in West Sacramento, CA

        Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
        To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

        Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

        Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
        Location: United States : California : West Sacramento Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 501021 Contact Us Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com

        Job Segment: Genetics, Microbiology, Scientific, Scientist, Engineering, Science, Research

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