Researcher- Phycology / Microbiology: USA

Aquafix, Inc. is looking for a scientific Researcher with a sense of discovery who will be primarily responsible for performing mid to long term research projects and preparing data results for publication or presentation to a variety of audiences. Research projects will be performed in both the field and in a lab setting and focus on preventing Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and nutrient reduction in aquatic environments. You will also be responsible for performing microbiological analysis and providing customer support to customer with technical questions.

A successful candidate will have a thorough understanding of aquatic plants, aquatic algae, and microbes. The right candidate will also have the skills needed to collaborate between other researchers, clients, and internal departments.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • preparing, collecting, and analyzing field samples for various types of data and water quality parameters
  • using microscopy to identify and enumerate algae species
  • perform routine laboratory tests including wastewater microbial analysis
  • maintains records of all tests performed and data collected
  • analyzing and preparing data results for publication and presentation to a variety of audiences
  • ensures lab conditions and equipment are properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures.
  • all other duties as assigned


  • a bachelor’s degree in phycology or microbiology
  • an interest in and basic understanding of chemistry is a plus
  • valid driver’s license
  • strong laboratory record-keeping skills
  • strong Excel, data analysis, and statistics skills
  • excellent communication, organizational skills, and time management
  • ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • position requires the ability to stand, bend, twist, reach, and occasionally lifting up to 35 pounds to move short distances


  • comprehensive health & dental insurance
  • paid vacation and discretionary days
  • healthcare reimbursement
  • health club membership and wellness class reimbursement
  • quarterly profit sharing
  • retirement plan
  • continuing education at UW-Madison

Company Description

If you’re looking for a fortune 500 company, we’re not it. But if you’d like to work for a small, employee-centered organization that focuses on helping employees become both personally and professionally successful recognized, you will love this opportunity! Aquafix, Inc. is a small, biological company located in Madison, Wisconsin that strives to clean up waterways by developing natural and sustainable biotechnologies.


  • 100% employer paid health & dental insurance premiums
  • paid vacation and discretionary days
  • healthcare reimbursement
  • health club membership and wellness class reimbursement
  • retirement plan
  • quarterly profit sharing

“Safer water and better lives through pioneering biosciences”

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