The Dow Chemical
an opening for an R&D
in Spring House, PA. Dow Microbial Control (DMC) is
focused on providing solutions to microbial control problems in a wide
variety of end uses and markets. These uses range from water treatment of
large scale water process systems such as oil & gas, cooling water, and
pulp & paper applications to preservation of paints, adhesives,
metalworking fluids and cosmetics, to disinfection and sterilization of
medical devices, food environments, and other hygiene applications. Dow
Microbial Control is committed to maintaining and building our success, and
we have an exciting opportunity for an R&D technician to join our
R&D projects associated with the development of new microbial control
technology for new and existing applications.
Evaluation and testing of microbial control technologies using various
microbiological techniques as well as molecular methods.
Run microbiological assessments of test samples in accordance with standard
microbiological practices using clearly demonstrated aseptic laboratory
The candidate will also assist in the development and use of new
microbiological methods and techniques, and identify and implement
improvements to existing methods and procedures.
Responsibilities also include management of lab inventories and supplies,
including proper storage and maintenance of microorganisms, equipment
maintenance, installation and validation of new equipment and methods,
generating and maintaining documentation for the safe and productive
operation of equipment and methods, analysis of data and results, and
documentation of results in databooks and
Must be able to independently manage their daily responsibilities,
troubleshoot basic laboratory processes, procedures, and equipment, and
implement modifications with minimal supervision.
Maintain a safe and clean laboratory, work safely in an R&D
environment, and actively participate in company safety programs.
The position is located in the Dow research center in Spring House,
Pennsylvania and will be moving to Collegeville, PA mid-2014
Relocation is not available for this position
microbial culture preparation
determining viable counts
familiarity with common equipment such as single
(multi) channel pipettes, autoclave, centrifuge
awareness of biosafety procedures
and verbal communication skills
with ability to balance multiple projects on different timelines
and passion for working within a highly collaborative environment.
standards of personal excellence and demonstrates these behaviors in work
independent problem solving skills and strong attention to detail
requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in
the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent
Resident, or Qualifying Asylee/Refugee).
Experience in anaerobic microbiology, including
familiarity with anaerobic chambers or glove boxes, is highly desirable.
Experience with molecular biology methods such as PCR
and Gel Electrophoresis
A minimum requirement is an Associate's degree is
B.Sc. degree in a Biological Science, preferably
in Microbiology with at least one year of experience in an industrial
or institutional R&D environment strongly preferred.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power
of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to
human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the
principles of sustainability to help address many of the world's most
challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy
generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity.
Dow's diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical,
advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics
businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and
solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth
sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In
2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed
approximately 54,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 5,000
products are manufactured at 188 sites in 36 countries across the globe.
References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow
Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly
noted. More information about Dow can be found at http://www.dow.com/.
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and
individual performance while sharing success across the company
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to
long-term success that it brings
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse,
inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses
and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and
interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite
your passion to help others