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IBRL is hiring an Academic Hourly for Research

 

Primary Function of Position:

Candidate will perform pilot-scale research, education, and technical work in the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) analytical laboratory. Main responsibilities will include completing research projects using analytical equipment and methods.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set up and conduct research assays and sample preparation. (60%)
  • Consolidate data and write report of findings. Organize, package and prepare final samples for shipment as required per project. (20%)
  • Provide expertise to faculty, students, and outside users of the IBRL and laboratory to ensure safe and successful use of facility equipment. Provide technical training in equipment operation and research methodology/data analysis. (20%)

 

Salary or range for position:

Commensurate with education and/or experience

 

Minimum education and work experience (including years) to qualify for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food Science, or closely related field
  • 1+ years of experience running and troubleshooting HPLC, GC, or other comparable assays
  • Experience with common microbiology practices including keeping sterile cultures and work spaces

 

Preferred education and work experience:

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Biology, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food Science, or closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience working in a laboratory setting focused on supporting bioprocessing research
  • Experience culturing and working with both aerobic and anaerobic organisms (i.e. yeast, E. coli, etc)

 

 

Contact:

Brian Jacobson

bjacobs3@illinois.edu

217-300-5404

 

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