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Principal / Senior Scientist

Company: GTI
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Gas Technology Institute (GTI), the nation's leading research and development and training organization serving energy markets, has an opportunity for a motivated person at the Principal or Senior Scientist level to lead GTI's microbiology sciences group. This position will provide microbiology support to on-going research programs at GTI. Our organization offers an outstanding opportunity for advancement for the right individual, in addition to a competitive salary, benefit, and retirement package. Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs and supervises culture- and molecular-based methods to enumerate microorganisms in complex environmental samples - focus on microbes implicit in pipeline corrosion (MIC) following standard industry practices.
  • Expand the microbiology program in areas such as anaerobic digestion, bioengineering to produce value added fuels/chemicals and biocatalyst optimizations.
  • Conceives, plans and conducts research in problem areas with considerable scope and complexity
  • Applies in-depth knowledge to problems that require unconventional or novel approaches and may require sophisticated research techniques
  • Authors technical papers and proposals
  • Assesses feasibility and soundness of experimental approaches, techniques, or equipment
  • Identifies new technical and/or business areas of activity that attracts significant work to the company; prepares research proposals
  • If applicable, manages direct reports including hiring, appraising, disciplining and assigning work
  • Attends safety training, safety meetings and applies safety standards
  • Actively participates in professional organizations and is recognized as an expert
  • Other duties as assigned Supervisory Responsibilities : will manage scientist(s) within the Chemical Research group. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
    • Exceptional microbiology laboratory skillset - includes hands-on experience with molecular methods such as qPCR and PCR methodologies.
    • Strong experimental and analytical skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate (written/verbal) with internal and external personnel
    • Ability to plan experiments and analyze / present data clearly
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a cross-functional format
    • Motivated to learn new techniques and propose projects
    • Adaptive and flexible to succeed in a changing environment Education and Experience
      • B.S. with 10+ years' experience; M.S with 5-7 years of academic or industrial lab experience
      • Basic fermentation / anaerobic digestion experience
      • Expertise in the following areas will be considered a plus: genomics, bioinformatics and biology of MIC microbes Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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