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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Position Title: Part-Time Student Laboratory Assistant
CSL Behring Fermentation Facility
Responsibilities in this position will include being involved in
bioprocessing activities including fermentation, separation process
(cell lysis, centrifugation, filtration), purification of bio-based
products, and performing analytical procedures.
Job Description and Requirements:
- In this position the student researcher will be trained on
equipment, processes, techniques, and fundamental principles of
microbial fermentation and bioprocessing.
- Work will primarily be performed under supervision and guidance
by staff in the facility.
- Training will cover the use of equipment related to
fermentation, processing of microbial biomass, purification, and
analytical equipment. Typical equipment used would include
bioreactors at various scales, biomass processing equipment, and
tangential flow filtration and chromatography systems as well.
- Will be required to go through Penn State Laboratory safety
training via PSU-EHS if this has not been previously
- This position will be available for the Spring 2021 semester
and through Summer 2021.
- General laboratory experience (Chemistry or Biology Lab
- Experience or knowledge of aseptic technique
- Use of basic computer software such as Microsoft Office
- Ability to follow protocols and record laboratory notes and
data in an organized fashion.
- Available to work in the facility during the summer months
between 30 to 40 hrs/wk.
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