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Research Assistant

Advertiser: Blis TechnologiesMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
26 Nov 2019
Location
Otago, Dunedin
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

About the business

Delivering proven health benefits through evidence-based advanced probiotics. 

Blis Technologies (www.blis.co.nz) is an NZX-listed manufacturer of advanced probiotic strains that function beyond the gastrointestinal tract. Combining innovation with evidence-based research and production delivers probiotic solutions for specific health targets, including throat health, halitosis (bad breath), immune support and tooth and gum health. Blis' products are sold throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. 

About the role

We are recruiting for an experienced Research Assistant in Microbiology to join the Scientific Services Team.  The successful person will work on research projects identifying new bacterial strains for development into commercial probiotics. 

They must:  

  • Have broad experience in research with bacteria, plus additional skills in molecular biology and/or protein purification desirable. 

  • Be able to prepare and present scientific reports in a timely manner. 

  • Be capable of working both independently and cooperatively within a team. 

Reporting to the Science Manager- Research. This position provides a great opportunity to become an integral part of the Blis team and help us further develop as a leader of this rapidly growing commercial sector. 

If you believe you have what it takes to contribute to our business, please apply with a CV and cover letter outlining your key skills and experience

Skills and experience

  • Graduate (up to Masters) in Microbiology/Biochemistry/Genetics or related field. 

  • Research experience desirable. 

  • Essential: Experience in working with PC2 microbes. 

  • Desirable skills: genetic and molecular, protein purification. 

  • Strong communication skills - verbal, written and interpersonal. 

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a research assistant?
  • What's your highest level of education?

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