Research Assistant / Research Associate

Do you want to rethink your impact, and are you passionate about solving problems that lets you use both your scientific grounding and communication skills, in a highly collaborative environment? Then you might be our new Research Assistant/ Research Associate.

What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?
Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.

Join us as our new Research Assistant / Research Associate
You’ll work in a fast-pace environment where you will get the opportunity to learn new technologies, drive cutting edge research and make an impact through delivering new products.

Welcome to Microbial Formulation Development
You’ll be part of a dynamic team of scientists and research associates located in Research Triangle Park, in the Raleigh area, North Carolina. You’ll work within the internal formulation development team, collaborating with teams across our R&D organization, to develop advanced and scalable formulations and formulation processes for both existing and novel microbe-based products (i.e. bacteria, fungi and yeast).

In this role you’ll make an impact by:
Assisting in designing novel microbial formulations, process scale-up and troubleshooting. You will get hands on experience with formulation and process development, automated liquid handling robots, operation of unit operation equipment and analysis of biological samples. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and are as comfortable with new technology as you are with interpreting data and presenting results. From developing and running sophisticated experiments to building cross-functional networks, you’ll use your scientific creativity and collaboration skills to turn today’s good idea into tomorrow’s business value. For the right individual, this is a fantastic career opportunity with potential for personal and professional development.

To succeed you must hold:

  • Bachelor's degree with 2+ years’ experience in a scientific discipline such as Engineering, Microbiology, Chemistry or Food Science
  • Good understanding of fundamental microbiology and chemistry
  • Be eager to learn new technologies and laboratory skills
  • Experience in handling microorganisms, including aseptic technique
  • Previous experience with formulation development is preferred but not required
  • Experience with analytical chemistry techniques, liquid handling robots or pilot scale equipment would be considered an asset
  • Have ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team
  • Demonstrate success with attention to detail and time management
  • Have flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shifting priorities
  • Be able to work independently and follow experimental designs and protocols
  • Be a proven team player with exceptional communication skills, a desire to learn and develop new skills, and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to work in the United States currently and in the future without sponsorship.

This job will be located at Raleigh area (Research Triangle Park) in North Carolina

Are you passionate about making a sustainable impact, and do you see yourself in this position? Then unlock your passion and apply today!

Application deadline: April 26, 2021
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Want to learn more?
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At Novozymes, we invite you to join us in finding biological solutions to the world’s problems. Being a pioneering company, we seek people, who are eager to try new things, motivated by challenge and not
afraid to fail but driven to try again. And again. Original thinking happens when we’re given the flexibility
to focus and the freedom to fully unfold our individual strengths. This is key to our innovation power and how we have become one of the top patent holders in the biotech industry. Learn more about Novozymes, our purpose, and your career opportunities at Follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.

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City: Research Triangle Park, NC
Country: USA
Job Area: Research and Development