Dow Dupont is hiring a Research Associate II Microbiologist with knowledge of molecular biology. Isolating, characterizing and analyzing novel microorganisms that are members of various microbiomes for next generation microbial products will be the primary focus of the job. The ideal candidate will also perform molecular biology in the form of DNA extractions and PCR?s when needed. Job Description: The candidate will participate in a range of activities, including:Preparation of various environmental samples for cultivationFormulation, optimization and preparation of cultivation media Isolation and cultivation of novel aerobic microbesAssistance in the design and execution of experimentsHigh-throughput screeningCommunication of findings to other team members and department leadsConducting basic strain verification through genomic DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing Keeping an organized and detailed laboratory notebookAssisting with data acquisition in laboratory and field settingsOutdoor field sampling/travel/duties: Outdoor field sampling (less than 5% of employee time): company paid travel with meal reimbursement, field measurements, plant measurements, GPS mapping, digging, soil collection, lifting not greater than 50 lbs.Qualifications:Job Qualifications: Bachelor or Master degree in biology with a concentration in microbiology desiredStrong grasp on basic microbiology techniques (i.e. sterile technique, plating cells on agar plates, serial dilutions)Basic knowledge of microbial metabolismKnowledge of molecular biologyStrong communication skills: ability to communicate findings clearly and efficientlyBe a team player Be proactive and ready to take responsibilityApply for this job.