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Industrial Microbiologist

Full Time employment near Brookings

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:  

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As the Industrial Microbiologist, you will be responsible for the development and implementation of the site's seed train and fermentation control program in compliance with Company and federal regulations. In this role you will be keeping microbiological systems operating, meeting performance goals, and maintaining the high level of quality that consumers expect from our products.


  • Perform the raw materials and finished product required sampling and testing.
  • Expand and develop sample plan to ensure quality control
  • Review, report, and approve routine test results.
  • Determines specifications
  • Executes investigations on out of specification test results for environmental and sterilization processes.
  • Perform predetermined sampling and testing to ensure that all the controlled environment rooms and water systems meet the environmental specifications requirements.
  • Provides technical review and disposition, as required, or raw materials, in-process and finished goods regarding microbiology related issues.
  • Executes projects, generate protocols and investigations for the improvement and support of the manufacturing areas

Validation and Calibration

  • Develop and validate the micro analytical for seed train and fermentation
  • Maintains all required laboratory instruments and equipment validated and/or calibrated and coordinates with calibration personnel any required activities.
  • Executes micro related validations for the new product transfer and for changes to the manufacturing process.
  • Manage team to ensure laboratory equipment and complete the required documentation

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Laboratory Technician I

Full time employment near Menlo, IA

Job Summary: 

  • The Laboratory Technician is responsible for maintaining a clean, professional and safe working environment in the lab at all times.  Team members in this position run multiple tests in accordance to the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP), ensure tests are completed in a timely manner and complete tests in a frequency that is established by the Quality Manager.  If any testing results are out of range, it is the responsibility of the Laboratory Technician to report this information to the Quality Manager.  This position is largely self-directed and requires understanding company policy, procedures and values.

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Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO)

Applications accepted year-round

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The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advanced Short-Term Research Opportunity Program is a highly selective program offering challenging short-term research opportunities to current graduate students in Master’s or Doctoral degree programs or those holding recent Master’s degrees. ASTRO participants conduct research in areas that support ORNL missions in the basic and applied sciences, energy, and environment. Appointments are available in all current research and development programs at the Laboratory.

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