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loam-bio · 30+ days ago
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About Loam

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, agronomists, farmers and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world’s farmland and address climate change. We are developing microbial technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils. We help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield and soil health and enabling access to carbon markets.

Our work is fast-paced and multidimensional. We foster a supportive and diverse workplace, where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise.

While everyone at Loam is working in different roles, we all have one job; to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in stable forms in the soil.

About The Role

In this position, you will work under the direction of our lead fermentation scientist to assist in the execution of the Loam Bio Research and Development program. The position is based in our bioproduction and formulation laboratory at Orange (NSW) to enable the development of feed additives which reduce enteric methane emissions by livestock. The role will focus on microbiological and bioproduction aspects of the research and development program, collaborating both with internal and external research teams.

Responsibilities

  • Implement and optimize procedures for bioproduction
  • Conduct microbiological cultivation and fermentation
  • Conduct and optimise enzymatic assays
  • Collection of experimental data, interpretation of results and submission into reports
  • Work collaboratively within the laboratory team across multiple workstreams
  • Assist with maintenance of the laboratory, including fermentation and analytical equipment
  • Ensure that all laboratory procedures are conducted safely

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with preferably honours level or Masters degrees in microbiology, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology or other related fields
  • Ideally suited to a new graduate or recent graduate with 1-2 yearsof industry experience
  • Have valid working rights in Australia and be willing to relocate to Orange, NSW
  • General understanding of microbiological and fermentation processes
  • Knowledge and experience working with small-scale bioreactors would be advantageous
  • Knowledge and experience working with microbiological enzymes would be advantageous
  • Knowledge of lab safety and analytical methods
  • Strong willingness to learn and capacity to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong time management and progress reporting ability
  • Accuracy and completeness of documentation per protocol expectations

Benefits

  • Fast-growing start-up with many opportunities for capacity building and career development.
  • Work alongside leading scientists and innovators in an international organisation.
  • Enjoy an inclusive and supportive culture.
  • Competitive salary based on experience.

Why you should join us:

We're tackling some of the most challenging issues of our time, and we're doing it with a team that's passionate about making a difference. If you're looking for a role where you can use your skills to contribute to a mission that matters, we'd love to hear from you.

Loam Bio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic.

Last updated on May 2, 2024

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