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Biofuels Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/01/2013
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future. They are seeking a Biofuels Technician for a long term position based in West Houston.

The Role:
Responsibilities will include the set-up, running and maintenance of laboratory equipment in their new Houston Biodomain Laboratory. Potential candidates will be engaged in fundamental research and analysis and are expected to have good intellectual analytical skills, the enthusiasm to progress their insights and be a good team worker. The successful candidate will support project scientists by designing, formulating and executing the experimental biochemistry and fermentation programmes that deliver the Biodomain R&D Biofuels programme.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Ideally, successful candidates will have BSc in microbiology, biochemistry or a related field. They will have demonstrated a willingness to learn and apply cross-disciplinary approaches to solving problems and be happy working in a tight-knit team.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in one or more of the following areas would be distinct advantage: enzyme catalysed conversions, metabolic pathway manipulation, heterotrophic fermentation (batch/continuous), homologous recombination.
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