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Research Associate Pilot Fermentation


Iogen is seeking an enthusiastic Research Associate to support and develop technologies to facilitate the commercialization of cellulosic ethanol. The candidate will join the Ethanol Fermentation R&D Team. The position involves the operation of pilot bioreactors in a laboratory setting and potentially in an industrial production facility during final validation of the technology. Excellent opportunity for recent college or university graduates.

This is a one year contract position and will require evening and/or weekend work.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Bioreactor operation: set-up, tear down, operate and maintain pilot-scale bioreactors
  • Participate in research to optimize yeast fermentation performance in Iogen lignocellulosic hydrolysate process streams
  • Execute, analyze and troubleshoot experiments that include standard techniques in microbiology and fermentation
  • Communicate project results in presentations and formal reports
  • Ability to work evening and weekend shifts as required


  • Diploma or Degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry or Biochemical Engineering 
  • Industrial research experience would be an advantage 
  • Experience handling organisms and knowledge of general microbiological techniques are essential
  • Experience with New Brunswick BioFlo systems, microscopy and high performance liquid chromatography is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of standard Microsoft Office software required

Please send a covering letter and a copy of your resume to careers@iogen.ca and put the position title in the subject line.

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