Provides guidance and oversight of internal projects to ensure proper planning, execution, and completion of microbiome related research.
Assist in developing and validating new laboratory research methods in the areas of defined gut microbiome medium, sporulation and germination characterization and lyophilization of viable bacterial strains.
Maintain thorough documentation for all work performed across all projects and provide full accounting and verification records for clients and projects.
Interface and work with staff in the DFI current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility at the University of Chicago to help optimize culturing, lyophilization and preparation of live biotherapeutic products that are selected from the DFI Symbiotic Bacterial Strain Bank.
Serves as a resource for collecting data and performing analysis. Contributes to facilitating and promoting a research project by providing scientific or intellectual information.
Reviews laboratory protocols and training on new techniques. Manage complex data sets for research.
Leads the contributions to scientific writing and publications, including protocols and grants.
Performs other related work as needed.
Â PhD in Microbiology or a related discipline.
Experience cultivating, characterizing, and preserving anaerobic microorganisms.
Experience working in and maintaining anaerobic chambers and glove boxes.
Experience in bacterial kinetics and microscopy.
Extensive knowledge in microbiological techniques and methodology.
Excellent record keeping and organizational skills.
Quantitative and analytical skills.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent time-management skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Proficiency with electronic lab inventory systems, databases, Excel, PowerPoint.
Familiarity with bioinformatic tools (e.g. R-script).
Must have physical ability to move compressed gas cylinders.
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