Careers

Amunix offers an exciting and fast-paced scientific environment. We are seeking highly motivated and independent individuals to join our discovery and development efforts.

Current Career Opportunities at Amunix:

Research Associate I/II Fermentation

Job Purpose

  • Perform research and essential laboratory studies in strain- and fermentation development under the instructions of the area supervisor/manager and to provide support to staff assisting with the research.

Research Associate I…

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts hands-on research in strain- and fermentation development.
  • Supervisor/Manager to provide prioritization on research protocols, experiments and testing.
  • Maintains and updates calibration of fermentation equipment, ancillary analytical equipment and facility.
  • Performs analytical testing of samples as required by protocol or specified data gathering requirements. 
  • Thorough record keeping in database(s) and notebook entries.
  • Collates data and prepares summaries of completed activities for presentation to management level staff, incorporation into reports or archival files/databases. 

Key Requirements/Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a qualified university in Life Science/Chemistry or related fields, or equivalent, or
  • Associate’s degree in a scientific related field, with 2+ years related work experience, or
  • 5+ years equivalent work experience in scientific related field

Special Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Must be highly organized, analytical, accurate and detail oriented
  • Must have some basic knowledge of standard reference/information sources and library skills; must be able to read and interpret technical, trade documents, and journals
  • Must have basic knowledge of strain manipulation, screening and optimization.
  • Must have basic training in microbial techniques and associated analytical tools and familiarity with fermentation operations and principles. 
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • Training will be provided in required disciplines

Research Associate II…

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts hands-on research in strain- and fermentation development.
  • Spends some time developing plans for the project. Supervisor/Manager to provide prioritization on research protocols, experiments and testing.
  • Maintains and updates calibration of fermentation equipment, ancillary analytical equipment and facility.
  • Performs analytical testing of samples as required by protocol or specified data gathering requirements. 
  • Thorough record keeping in database(s) and notebook entries.
  • Collates data and prepares summaries of completed activities for presentation to management level staff, incorporation into reports or archival files/databases. 

Key Requirements/Degree Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a qualified university in Life Science/Chemistry or related fields, or equivalent, and 1-2 years of relevant work experience or
  • Associate’s degree in a scientific related field, with 3-4 years relevant work experience, or
  • 6+ years equivalent work experience in scientific related field

Special Skills and Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written
  • Must be highly organized, analytical, accurate and detail oriented
  • Must have basic knowledge of strain manipulation, screening and optimization. Must have academic or industry experience with microbial techniques and associated analytical tools as well as fermentation operations and principles. 
  • Must be able to analyze and prioritize assignments; also must judge the amount of time to spend for the expected outcome, according to the importance of a project and the type of information needed
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as part of an interdisciplinary team

We offer

  • Incorporating highly collaborative and motivated working environment, in a company in full expansion.
  • Comprehensive Benefit package available, including Health, Dental, Vision, Short term and long term Disability.
  • Job title and compensation will be based on candidate experience.

Job Requirements

  • The position requires on-site participation in planning, organization (i.e., materials preparation, equipment set-up), execution (i.e., monitoring processes, procedures, performing analytical tests, documentation) and follow-up of experiments. This may require assembling, manipulating and operating equipment and apparatuses for several hours at a time.
  • The position requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • The position requires the ability to walk and/or stand for extended (hours) periods at a time.

In your application, please include a brief cover letter detailing your fit for the position as well as a CV or resume.