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Metabolic Engineering Scientist/Senior Scientist - R&D - Davis, Ca

Company: Novozymes
Location: Woodland
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Job Description:

Are you passionate about the power of microbe technology and motivated by making a positive impact in the world? Then you'll love working in Microbe Strain Engineering at our world class research site in Davis, California.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, more sustainable food production, improved human health, renewable fuel production and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.Join our Microbe Strain Engineering team as an Scientist or Senior ScientistAs a member of the Microbe Strain Engineering team, you will have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues to develop insights into a diverse collection of microbes, as the team researches and develops microbial solutions for customers across many industries. You will work within cross-disciplinary teams with expertise in biotechnology, molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, microbial physiology, fermentation, bioinformatics, automation and microbial omics.Welcome to Microbe Research in R& DIn Microbe Research we discover and develop the next microbial solutions for a better world. You will be part of a team of passionate Zymers working to unlock the potential of bacteria, yeast and fungi. We work together with local colleagues focusing on automation, genomics, assays and fermentation, as well as R& D colleagues across all of Novozymes, including application areas, such as animal and human health, bioenergy and sustainable agriculture. We enjoy a collaborative working environment with a shared vision for pursuing goals that matter, working smart and enjoying the scientific journey.In this role you'll make an impact by:Engineering microbial metabolic pathways including bacteria, yeast, and/or filamentous fungi to develop improved microbial solutions.Uncovering connections between genotypes and key phenotypes, to open the door to developing more effective microbial solutions.Utilizing a variety of data sources (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics) to generate data driven insights.Working well in teams to unlock applications and biological insights only attainable by working with others.Proposing ideas and hypotheses to generate microbial solutions related to growth areas including Bio-Health and Human Nutrition.Identifying opportunities for developing microbial products with improved performance and increased customer value.You preferably have:An innovative mind-set and can-do attitude coupled with an enthusiasm for using applied microbiology to bring biosolutions to the world.An PhD in Microbiology, Genetics, Food Science, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry or a related technical field.Experience using genomics, metabolomics, transcriptomics and/or proteomics data sets to generate insights and ideasExperience with in vitro and/or cell extract enzyme assays for pathway performance analysisExperience with identification of heterologous enzyme candidates for improved pathway function and performance.Experience with gene expression modulation strategies aimed toward tailoring pathway functionExcellent computational and computer skills, including some experience with statistical software such as JMP or R and/or experience with Python, SQL or other computational environments.A strong desire to work as a member of an empowered, cross-disciplinary problem-solving teamA mindset that embraces challenging science, recognizes change as opportunity and finds satisfaction in team successAdditional Information:The specific job level offered will depend on qualifications.This job will be located at our microbe innovation hub in Davis, CA.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: 19 November 2021, with applications being reviewed on an ongoing basisNovozymes is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability or veteran status.Not the right fit for you?If this job for some reason is not the right fit for you, perhaps you know someone who might find it interesting? If so, please feel free to share the job link and encourage him or her to apply. Thank you for your referral. Please check out our otheropen positions. Maybe the right fit for you is just a few clicks away.Want to learn more?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 novozymes.Com.Reference no.8992BRLocationDavis, CACountryUSAJob areaResearch and DevelopmentRemoval timemidnight Central European Time (CET) / 6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)Follow us onNovozymes.Com, LinkedIn and Instagram.Job Expires19-Nov-2021

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