Scientist, Microbiology: USA

GALT is currently seeking a Microbiologist to i) help develop novel technologies and methods for high-throughput microbial cultivation and screening, and ii) support GALT collaboration and early customer development efforts. The Scientist, Microbiology is a key member of the GALT team, and will work seamlessly with internal and external stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a combination of microbiology, molecular biology and product development experience, great interpersonal skills and enjoys creatively solving problems.


Essential duties include but are not limited to:

  • developing and optimizing novel methods for GALT’s array based platform
  • performing structured studies to quantitate and improve product performance
  • generating data to support customer adoption and use of GALT’s platform
  • supporting external collaborations and early customers
  • effectively communicating results and insights


Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS or PhD in biological sciences plus 4+ years of experience with microbiology focus
  • industry experience strongly preferred
  • technical training in microbiology, molecular biology, and biochemistry. Microbiology experience should include substantive experience working with and cultivating from environmental or human microbiome samples
  • competence in PCR, next generation sequencing and basic understanding of microbial bioinformatics
  • excellent bench skills


  • highly motivated self starter who enjoys working as part of a team
  • analytical, passion for problem solving and “making things work”
  • ability to think creatively
  • demonstrated independent thought and judgment in experimental design and analysis, method development and problem solving with special emphasis on product development preferred
  • strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • team player with positive attitude and flexible hands on approach for a small company environment
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