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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job no: 776119
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Bioeconomy Institute 10059826
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Lansing
Categories: Operations Services, Research/Scientific, Clerical Technical- CT, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Position Summary

The MSU Bioeconomy Institute is seeking a full-time Biotechnician to support fermentation operations in the Pilot Plant at the Lansing facility. The MSU Bioeconomy Institute helps organizations accelerate the development of processes for new biobased products to commercialization. The successful applicant will be responsible for the following activities.

Preparing the media, solutions, instruments, and equipment needed to perform fermentations processes at laboratory and pilot scales. Operating and adjusting equipment based on observations, data collection, and goals of the process to ensure
the safe and successful completion of the project.
Preparing and running samples on analytical instruments according to established guidelines.
Monitoring aseptic growth of microorganisms in flasks, on solid media, and in stirred tank reactors, adjusting conditions
as needed and determining the purity of cultures.
Entering data into batch records and spreadsheet workbooks and judging the quality
of data based on pass/fail criteria.
Cleaning and sterilizing vessels and other equipment.
Ordering and restocking laboratory supplies.

The successful candidate must be able to work well individually or as part of a team, have a good mechanical aptitude, and be a self-starter. The hours for this position are variable, and will include some night and weekend shifts. Knowledge and experience with aseptic techniques, large scale vessels, or processing equipment is desirable.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge acquired by completing an associates degree program in microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemical engineering or other related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience performing basic laboratory techniques specific to the area of employment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in microbiology, molecular biology, chemistry, chemical engineering or a related field are desirable.

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.

Required Application Materials


Cover letter


Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Hours

The position requires some shift work on nights and weekends.

Summary of Physical Demands

This job requires moderate physical effort such as lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs., and requires manual dexterity to work with laboratory equipment and supplies.

Summary of Health Risks

This job will involve working with potentially dangerous chemical and/or biological hazards. The position also involves working around loud equipment, and machinery common to a microbiological pilot plant.

The Bidding and Eligibility ends on 05/10/2022 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 17, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time


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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