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Part-Time Lab Assistant-CSL Behring Fermentation Facility

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


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Position Title: Part-Time Student Laboratory Assistant

CSL Behring Fermentation Facility

Position Overview:

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 completed.
  • This position will be available for the Spring 2021 semester and through Summer 2021.

Preferred Skills:

  • General laboratory experience (Chemistry or Biology Lab courses)
  • 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.

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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