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R&D Specialist III (Biologics Technology - Microbial Research)

Company: Bayer
Location: West Sacramento
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

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.

R&D Specialist III (Biologics Technology - Microbial Research)


The primary responsibilities of this role, Research and Development Specialist III (Biologics Technology - Microbial Research), are to:

  • Perform basic and advance microbiology techniques related to bacterial strain propagation (liquid and solid), identification, and cryopreservation and storage;
  • Maintain bacterial strain cultures using current best practices to ensure long term viability and sustainable operations;
  • Contribute to curating and maintaining good electronic records of our microbial strains and associated metadata in LIMS and other accepted documentation systems using accepted nomenclature;
  • Operate standard and specialized laboratory equipment such as colony picker, liquid handling, automated cold storage, etc., understand basic scripting and troubleshooting of equipment;
  • Drive continuous improvement in strain collection and data management through implementing and adoption of automated workflows;
  • Generate reports and provide presentations as needed on strain collection status and needs;
  • Liaise with Shipping and Receiving to ensure delivery of biological research material to internal and external collaborators;
  • Adhere to all laboratory safety policies and practices as well as compliance.


    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's degree with at least four years of relevant experience or Master's degree with at least one year of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least one year of relevant experience;
    • Relevant experience defined as experience in the fields of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or related fields of study;
    • A strong understanding of bacterial culture especially of soil borne organisms used for research in plant health and crop protection;
    • Strong 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;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of specialized laboratory equipment and automation required for the maintenance, propagation, and preservation of a genetically diverse strain collection;
    • Ability to work well in a shared laboratory setting and abilityto communicate research needs to others;
    • Abilityto quickly adapt to changes in work priorities & have strong detail orientation .

      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.
      IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer active employees are required to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status before participating in approved activities for fully vaccinated employees. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, if candidates are invited on site as visitors for in person interviews, they must provide proof of being vaccinated and comply with all safety protocols. Location: United States : California : West Sacramento -- United States : California : Oakland -- United States : California : San Francisco Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 527201 Contact Us Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com

      Job Segment: Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Scientist, Science, Research

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