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Microbial Discovery Group is a Bacillus fermentation company focused on the commercialization of microbials for wastewater, bioremediation, aquaculture, consumer and institutional markets while additionally partnering with customers to fulfill their custom fermentation needs. MDG refines and delivers products and ideas by applying Real Science to a Trusted Process, yielding Proven Success.

Position Summary

The primary function or purpose of this position is to complete short-term research and development (R&D) projects and support customers by completing requests for laboratory data. This position requires working closely with the group manager at times but spending most of the time working independently in a laboratory setting.

Primary Job Responsibilities/Duties

  • Work with the group manager to design, plan, and complete short-term customer-focused R&D projects
  • Conduct experiments and laboratory tests to fulfill customer requests
  • Prepare technical reports and present data analysis and conclusions to supervisor and team members
  • Prioritize time to manage multiple projects and meet project deadlines
  • Work independently to carry out experiments in the laboratory
  • Maintain adequate records for all projects, including, data entry, analysis, interpretations, and conclusions
  • Stay current with relevant scientific literature
  • Handle and protect confidential and sensitive data with integrity
  • Complete routine cleaning, equipment maintenance, and other lab duties as needed and maintain a clean and organized workspace

Position Qualifications

Education and Training
  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or other biological sciences
  • 1-3 years of experience in a laboratory setting
  • Knowledge of basic microbiology laboratory techniques
Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of the proper use and preparation of culture media, chemicals, and reagents
  • Knowledge of microbiology techniques, terminology, equipment, and supplies
  • Basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to use Microsoft Excel to analyze data and prepare graphs
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and complete them within specified timelines.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions effectively
  • Good attention to detail and ability to maintain records accurately
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Advanced problem-solving and troubleshooting skills

Typical Working Conditions

  • This position requires working in both an office and a laboratory setting, with most of the time spent in the laboratory.
  • Some job responsibilities require using chemicals, high-pressure laboratory systems, biological materials, and toxic chemicals. All required safety training and personal protective equipment are provided by MDG.

Culture Index Survey

To apply for a position, please click the "apply" button below and follow instructions to apply through Indeed, please then also copy and paste the link below to apply directly to our website application process. This will also include taking the culture index survey. The culture index survey helps with the process of finding great people. Those who do not complete the culture index will not be considered. Thank you for your consideration.

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Wastewater Treatment

Whether industrial or municipal, Microbial Discovery Group's proprietary platforms address the variety of challenges associated with wastewater treatment. Learn More

Custom Fermentation

Microbial Discovery Group's deep expertise in custom fermentation affords you the confidence to expect high quality, consistent scaled-up strains delivered back to you with efficiency and integrity. Learn More

Industrial and Institutional

Microbial Discovery Group's commitment to developing unique and differentiated formulations combined with stringent stability testing and quality control ensures your product success in the marketplace. Learn More

Bioremediation

The remediation of soils, sludge, and water require more than just the addition of packaged microbes. Microbial Discovery Group can assist you in applying a total systems approach to soil bioremediation. Learn More

Plant Health

Microbial Discovery Group excels in identifying antibacterial, antifungal and growth promotion properties to improve plant health and growth. Learn More

Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest growing meat protein industry in the world. Microbial Discovery Group’s in-depth understanding of water quality, feed conversion, and disease prevention creates strong value-add partnerships. Learn More

Landfill

Our Research and Development team has investigated the use of Bacillus to remediate plastic pollution in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Learn More

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About MDG

Microbial Discovery Group is an R&D driven product development, scale up and large scale Bacillus fermentation company. Here at MDG, your ideas are refined and delivered by applying Real Science to a Trusted Process, yielding Proven Success. MDG is passionate about applying scientific principles to developing new products that solve problems, creating methods that increase fermentation yield or creating positive outcomes out in the field. Science alone is not enough, so we have created procedures, processes and programs that create consistent and reliable results you can rely on time and time again. It is only through this combination of real science and trusted processes can we deliver proven success in the field with your customers. Your reputation means a lot to us because we only succeed when you succeed.

MDG has the capabilities, capacity and commitment to help you realize success.

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Microbial Discovery Group is a basic manufacturer. Others might look and act like they are the grower, but MDG is a grower. Take a few minutes and tour our facility to understand the investment and capabilities that are at your disposal. The only thing we are more proud of is our people.

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Microbial Discovery Group delivers more than just innovation. MDG is a full service manufacturing facility that takes a client’s problem from the beginning stages of strain isolation all the way through to the production of the product.

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