The Soil Carbon Co. team is leading a large-scale research and development program in the area of microbial carbon sequestration to increase soil carbon levels in agricultural soils as a climate change mitigation and adaptation tool. Our purpose-driven business focuses on developing practical endophyte technologies that deliver multiple benefits to farming systems and the environment. The organisation is made up of both researchers and practitioners working across microbiology, soil carbon and agronomy to deliver practical, scientifically validated methods of sequestration. We are backed by some brilliant forward-thinking investors, but farmers and the environment remain our biggest shareholders.
About the Role
The Microbe Isolation and Screening Manager will be responsible for coordinating and delivering on the Soil Carbon Co. US microbial laboratory program designed to isolate, purify, characterize, screen and store microbial samples, specimens and consortia. The role will also serve as a key liaison and supporter of efforts in molecular characterization of microbes/communities as well as greenhouse and field trialing activities. Building, maintenance and management of microbial collections is an additional key component of the role.
Initially the role will be focused on oversight and coordination of efforts with collaborators and contract research organizations to deliver on these objectives, while longer term efforts including the development and oversight of internal operations in this area. The Microbe Isolation and Screening Manger will work closely with internal and external lab based research teams in the collection and maintenance of relevant data, documentation and inventory information. Key interfaces include close collaboration and alignment with the US based Microbial Bio-Discovery and Treatment Evaluation Manager and the SCC R&D teams in Australia.
The Microbe Isolation and Screening Manager will be responsible for:
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