The role of Bioprocess Research Associate is to develop and execute experiments designed to support the development of manufacturing methods and readiness for production of Indigo's proprietary microbes.



  • Execution of bench-scale process development experiments for characterization of microbial cultures.
  • Assist in developing reliable quantitative biological assays to monitor microbial growth as well as downstream processing of biological products candidates.
  • Refine and document experimental protocols with detail and clarity with intent to communicate to external parties for scale up activities.
  • Work collaboratively with Microbial Analytics and Quality Assurance colleagues to align the SOP’s
  • Provide critical feed-back on experimental progress to team members and provide timely recommendations for further advancing Indigo's microbial technologies and their manufacturing methods.
  • Support production of microorganisms for deployment into validation trials (grow room, field trials) on as needed bases.


Key Competencies/Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in biochemistry, microbiology, or (bio-)chemical engineering with >4yrs or M.S. degree in biochemistry, microbiology, or (bio-)chemical engineering with >2yrs of industry experience with microbial fermentation or mammalian cell culture.
  • Expertise in data analysis and presentation of key findings.
  • Proficiency performing aseptic techniques and microbial cultivation.
  • Experience performing viability assays.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of bench-top fermenters is advantageous.
  • Flexibility/adaptability. Copes effectively with complexity and change. Comfortable with ambiguity. Experience in a startup environment is preferred.
  • Efficient. Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort. Excellent time management skills.
  • Attention to detail. Organized, methodical, and meticulous.
  • Proactive. Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
  • Team-oriented style and strong work ethic. Possesses a strong willingness to work hard to get the job done and setting an example for the team. Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
  • Appropriate balance of confidence and humility.
  • Communication. Speaks and writes clearly and articulately.
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