Research Microbiologist/Scientist

OPUS International, Inc. - Dallas, TX

For more than four generations, our client company has been a family-owned and run company committed to providing the freshest, most wholesome dairy products. Their dedication to pure ingredients with no preservatives makes for great-tasting products and sets them apart from others. They currently have a new opportunity for a Research Microbiologist at their new, state-of-the art R&D lab in the Dallas area.

The Research Microbiologist is responsible for conducting conventional and molecular microbiology research in the area of fermented dairy products. The Research Microbiologist will help with starter cultures selection and application in existing and new products. This position reports to a Principal Scientist. Daily interaction with the R&D and other teams in the plant is expected.

Responsibilities:

•Design and execute experiments based on project objectives and Company goals.

•Develop new methodologies and adapt existing methodologies.

•Coordinate and manage benchtop, pilot, and large-scale experiments and make recommendations for future work.

•Lead, assist and work directly with plant processing and production for large-scale trials.

•Maintain technical documentation.

•Share expertise within the R&D team and other departments.

•Work with suppliers to customize ingredients for product development.

Schedule and Travel:

Typically, work days are 8 hours, Monday through Friday beginning at 7:30 to 8:00 a.m. This schedule may be changed to accommodate project schedules. Occasional travel may be needed.

Qualifications:

•PhD in dairy microbiology, food microbiology, or general microbiology or MS with 3+ years of experience in a relevant research setting.

•Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in molecular microbiology is a must.

•Experience with genetics of lactic acid bacteria and/or bacteriophage is highly desirable.

•Postdoctoral or industry experience is desirable.

•Dairy starter cultures experience is preferred.

•Excellent verbal and written communication skills with high attention to detail.

•Strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

•Knowledge of statistical analysis.

•Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

All applicants for this position must be authorized to work in the U.S. now and in the future without requiring sponsorship.

For additional information, please contact Susan Canarick, (954) 428-3888 or susanc@foodscience.com.

 

 



Posted On: Wednesday, March 28, 2018



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