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Ref No.: 17-01564
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Manual dexterity for transferring micro-organisms from one culture medium to another without contaminating samples, and the ability to pay close attention to details. A strong aptitude and background in chemistry, biochemistry and genetics. Should be well organized, enjoy working in the laboratory with equipment and performing tasks which require precision. Minimum education requirement is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology, biochemistry or chemistry with some background in genetics. 

Studies growth, structure, development, and general characteristics of bacteria and other micro-organisms: Isolates and makes cultures of significant bacteria or other micro-organisms in prescribed or standard inhibitory media, controlling factors, such as moisture, aeration, temperature, and nutrition. Identifies micro- organisms by microscopic examination of physiological, morphological, and cultural characteristics. Observes action of micro-organisms upon living tissues of plants, higher animals, and other micro-organisms and on dead organic matter. Makes chemical analyses of substances, such as acids, alcohols, and enzymes, produced by bacteria and other micro-organisms on organic matter.