Biotechnologist I

Employer
Michigan State University
Location
Ingham
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

Job Details

Job no: 718486
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Bioeconomy Institute 10059826
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: 45498.00
Location: Ingham
Categories: Research/Scientific, Administrative Professionals- AP, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

Leads, executes, analyzes and interprets complex fermentation and/or product recovery processes. Assists in coordinating laboratory and pilot operations, and the planning and designing of biotechnology procedures.

Consults with and assists supervisor in developing and overseeing detailed project work plans and process batch records. Oversees the set-up of fermentation and recovery equipment. Monitors and controls fermentation and recovery processes. Analyzes, interprets data findings, and documents fermentation and recovery samples. Oversees biotechnology systems software and/or equipment calibration and maintenance. Serves as lead worker on projects in designing schedules and assigning tasks. Acts as a resource to internal and external individuals regarding projects. Researches literature in order to maintain current knowledge of biotechnology methods and terminology.

Interacts with Biotechnicians, Biotechnologist I, II and III in order to provide guidance and clarify duties and processes. Project Manager/Supervisors in order to receive direction and to understand project objectives. Biotechnologists I, II and III to coordinate processes, equipment usage and updates. Clients in order to exchange and convey project status information.

The job requires knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements; ability to perform analytical and research techniques in areas related to the work being performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job duties and responsibilities affect the health or safety of others either directly or indirectly. The job contributes to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, or conditions which may be incapacitating. Employees with supervisory roles will be responsible for the safety of their reports, their training and time management. Precise and efficient planning and execution will enhance the Institute’s reputation and result in improved client satisfaction and increased revenue. Improper oversight, analysis, and reporting of data and improper coordination of laboratory operations could jeopardize projects.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of employment or other related science fields; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements; ability to perform analytical and research techniques in areas related to the work being performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours

Irregular work hours shift 1+2, i.e. 6am-2pm, or 2pm-10pm.

Summary of Physical Demands

Working conditions involve working with potentially dangerous chemical and/or biological hazards. The job requires moderate physical effort of lifting up to 50 lbs., loud noise and compels manual dexterity working with laboratory equipment and supplies 35-75% of the time.

Summary of Health Risks

Work in a noisy area; lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, pushing/pulling up to 200 pounds.

Bidding eligibility ends 7/20/2021, at 11:55 PM

Advertised: Jul 14, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Aug 3, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

Organization

Working at Michigan State University 

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.

Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

Top Distinctions

U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

Recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in its annual Academic Ranking of World Universities

Ranks 46th among public universities for in-state students in Kiplinger’s 2013 edition of Best Values in Public Colleges

Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

Member of the prestigious 62-member Association of American Universities

Only university in the country with on-campus medical schools graduating allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) physicians, and veterinarians (DVMs)

Among the largest single-campus residence hall system in the country with 27 halls in five neighborhoods and two apartment villages.

 

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