Position Announcements

Lab Technician (B.Sc.) Microbiology

Systems Ecology
Technician (B.Sc.) - Microbiologist

Algenol is seeking to fill a non-temporary Microbiology Lab Technician position
in its Systems Ecology Group located in Fort Myers, Florida. The position entails
the cultivation of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and cyanobacteria,
in support of Algenol’s research and development objectives. The technician
will also be responsible for routine quality control of algal cultures and
growth systems.

Algenol’s patented technology enables the production of the four most important fuels (ethanol,
gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel) for around $1.27 per gallon each using proprietary algae, sunlight, carbon dioxide and
saltwater at production levels of 8,000 total gallons of liquid fuel per
acre per year.  Algenol's technology produces high yields and relies
on Algenol’s patented photobioreactors and proprietary downstream separation
techniques for low-cost fuel production.  These novel, low-cost techniques have the added benefit of consuming carbon dioxide from industrial sources
and not using farmland or food crops.

Responsibilities Include:

  1. Preparation of culture media and systems for the growth of microorganisms.
  2. Cultivation of microbes in small and large volume systems.
  3. Assist in the quality control and monitoring of cultures and bioreactor systems.
  4. Coordinate experimental work and implementation across multiple departments and personnel.
  5. Assist with day-to-day laboratory operations, including maintenance of equipment.
  6. Ensure timely completion of experiments and presentation of results.

Required Qualifications:

  1. B.Sc. in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemical
    Engineering, or comparable discipline with a minimum of one year of independent
    study in microbiology.
  2. Experience in classic microbiology, including
    culturing methods, media preparation, axenic cultivation, and strain
  3. Ability to problem-solve and work independently
    but integrate well with small working groups.
  4. Availability for flexible work hours and weekend
    (incl. Sunday, holiday) work.
  5. Persistent positive, can-do attitude in a
    fast-paced and demanding work environment.
  6. Familiar with general lab practices, lab safety
    rules, and basic scientific equipment.
  7. Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
  8. Fluent in written and spoken English.
  9. Candidates must be currently authorized to work
    in the U.S.; company will not sponsor new immigration and work permits at this

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Experience in industrial or food microbiology, especially in relation to microbial control
  2. Knowledge of microbial physiology and metabolism.
  3. Experience with light microscopy.

Application Procedure:

Applicants submit
their cover letter; curriculum vitae; and name, address, and email of three
references as one PDF document to jobs@algenol.com and reference Job Code LTSE-01 in the
subject line. Applicants indicate their time frame of availability in their
cover letter. Review of applications will begin immediately until the position
is filled. Only applications meeting the outlined qualifications and providing
all requested information will be considered. 

Algenol offers a
generous compensation package including competitive salary commensurate with
experience; performance-based bonus; medical, dental, and life insurance;
401(k) plan; paid vacation time; and childcare benefits. Algenol is an equal
opportunity employer.

Career Code: LTSE-01