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Associate Research Scientist

Company: DuPont
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:

Associate Research Scientist NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington INTRODUCTION: DuPont is seeking a Microbiology Research Associate for our Industrial Biosciences Team. The job is based in Wilmington, DE. DuPont Industrial Biosciences is focused on providing sustainable microbial control solutions, based on innovative science and technology in a wide variety of industries. These application areas range from preservation of personal care, latex, and paint products, to antimicrobial textiles, to treatment of large scale water process systems such as cooling water, pulp & paper and oil & gas fields. DuPont Industrial Biosciences is committed to maintaining and building our success, and we have an exciting opportunity for a Microbiology Research Associate to join our R&D team. THE ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES: Your key responsibilities: Carrying out basic microbiology techniques: media/buffer preparation; microbial culture preparation; determining viable cell counts; familiarity with common equipment such as single (multi) channel pipettes, autoclave, centrifuge; awareness of biosafety procedures. Carrying out microbial challenge tests under aerobic & anaerobic conditions. Carrying out basic chemistry techniques: sample preparation/formulation; wet chemistry; measurement of physical properties such as viscosity, specific gravity, etc. The individual will work with scientists and technologists in a team based environment to support and drive projects to completion. The individual must be capable of working independently with minimal instruction and be a good problem solver. The individual must show strong initiative and be capable of independent work. Generating data, maintaining electronic databases, documenting results in laboratory notebooks and reports. Providing technical help and troubleshooting for existing laboratory processes and instrumentation. Maintaining a safe and clean laboratory as well as all other assigned areas of responsibility. Generating and maintaining documentation for the safe and productive operation of equipment and tools. Maintaining laboratory supply inventory. Assisting in the installation and validation of new equipment. Training new and existing personnel on equipment and procedures. Working safely in an R&D environment, actively participating in company safety programs. Your qualification profile: The following are required: A minimum of 1 year working experience in an laboratory setting is required. Knowledge of basic microbiology techniques. Knowledge of basic chemistry techniques. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in Microsoft applications. A self-starter with ability to balance multiple projects on different timelines. Proven ability and passion for working within a highly collaborative environment. Sets high standards of personal excellence and demonstrates these behaviors in work habits. Strong mechanical skills, independent problem solving, and strong attention to detail. A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or Qualifying Asylee/Refugee). The following are preferred: Bachelor of Science degree (in a Biological Science field such as microbiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, etc). At DuPont, we have an unbridled commitment to deliver essential innovations that enrich people s lives, enable sustainable development and foster human potential for generations to come. Innovations developed from highly engineered products and naturally sourced ingredients continue to shape industries and everyday life. From smarter homes to more efficient cars, from better ways of digitally connecting to new tools that enable active and healthy lifestyles in all these areas and many more, we re working with customers to transform their ideas into real world answers that help humanity thrive. Coupled with core values and excellent compensation & benefits Together, we re turning possibilities into real world answers that help humanity prosper! Come realize how you can make an impact, act like an owner and partner with customers in our journey. Please access the following link to better understand & appreciate DuPont s Journey: LOCATION: DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington DE EOE/DIVERSITY STATEMENT: DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information. For US Applicants: See the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster at: **************************************************************** For our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here. Research & Development Oct 7, 2019, 1:46:31 PM Full-time Experienced

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