DuPont Scientist II Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology (PhD) in Wilmington, Delaware

Scientist II Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology (PhD) (Job Number: 014117W-01)


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If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, we invite you to apply for the following opportunity in Wilmington, DE:

Scientist II – Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and be responsible for the following:

· Carries out independent research within a multi-discipline project team.

· Developing study plans and implementation of studies focused on Microbiology / Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology associated with microbiomes found in biota and environment.

  • This is primarily a hands-on- in the lab - position working as a Microbiologist on a Microbiome Studies team and this role is focused on:

  • Cultivation of fastidious aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms from a variety of biota and environments.

  • Host-Microbe interactions – how do modulations of microbiome affect host or environment?

  • Assays looking at microbial function, metabolism, antimicrobial efficacy, etc.

  • High Throughput Screening of microbial collections.

· The successful candidate must work well within a team and have a track record of working in collaborative environments.


· Ph.D. degree in Microbiology / Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology with a minimum of 2 years Postdoc experience in an academic lab, government lab or industry lab setting.

· The successful candidate should have excellent Microbiology / Microbial Ecology/Microbial Physiology skills and demonstrated working experience

· Experience with automation equipment (e.g. Hamilton, Hudson, Beckman Coulter) is a plus..

· Experience with Microbiome-related studies, Metagenomics and Meta-transcriptomics is a plus.

  • Understanding of immunology and its relation to host-pathogen interactions is a plus.

  • Ujnderstanding of immunology and its relation to host-pathogen interactions is a plus.

· Excellent written and oral communication of research results.

· The successful candidate must be motivated, creative, and have strong problem solving and critical thinking skills, and can work independently or in a collaborative setting.

· Strong analytical and organizational skills are highly desirable.

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.

Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Industrial Biosciences

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Doctorate Degree (over 19 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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