CTG Microbiologist (R&D Specialist) in West Sacramento, California

Title: Microbiologist (R&D Specialist)

Location: US-CA-West Sacramento

Job Number: 18203179

CTG's premier global client located in West Sacramento, CA (95606) has an immediate need for an Microbiologist (R&D Specialist) to work within the Microbiology Department. In this department, you will work to characterize and enhance microbial strains for agriculture use. The products being developed aim to address the needs of the farmer, whether it is for pest/disease management or yield enhancement.

Position Overview:

This position will be responsible for helping to develop molecular quantification assays tailored to Biologics products. These methods used will aid the Environmental Safety group in assessing current and potential future products.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing and testing new molecular assays

  • Performing PCR/qPCR and interpreting results

  • Troubleshooting research problems

  • Presenting findings to fellow colleagues in the department/project team

  • Writing up protocols and reports

Educational Requirements:

  • BS in Microbiology, Molecular Biology or related field

Skill & Competency Requirements:

  • Proven experience in working with good microbiological lab practices and safety policies

  • Experience with genomic DNA purifications

  • Experience performing PCR/qPCR, including interpreting results and troubleshooting

  • Experience performing gel electrophoresis

  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Proficient computer skills- MS Office

  • Proficient verbal/written communication skills.

  • Experience culturing of bacterial strains/aseptic technique

  • Experience with Gram organisms

  • Experience with any molecular biology software (e.g. CLC Bio, ApE Etc.)


Pay Rate: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour

Duration: 2 months

APPLY NOW for resume review by Mary Jane “MJ” Slaughter at mjslaughter@ctg.com or call 800-553-8394x2201. Please reference CTG Job #18203179. Referrals are greatly appreciated!!

CTG’s Benefits Plan allows you to select insurance coverage that best suits your lifestyle, and take part in our savings programs and educational plans. We offer Flexible Spending Accounts, a 401(k) Retirement Plan, and an Employee Stock Purchase plan. Our educational plan comprises access to more than 2,000 web-based technical, professional and business development courses.


CTG (NASDAQ: CTG) provides industry-specific IT services and solutions that address the business needs and challenges of clients in high-growth industries in North America and Western Europe. CTG also provides strategic staffing services for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by more than 50 years of experience and proprietary methodologies, CTG has a proven track record of reliably delivering high-value, industry-specific staffing services and solutions to its clients. CTG has operations in North America, Western Europe, and India.

CTG's greatest asset is its people, and as such, we are committed to providing employees programs and processes to support their performance, hone their skills, and advance in their careers. This commitment is reflected by CTG being named a Best Places to Work in Healthcare company by Modern Healthcare (2013-2016) in North America, and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom (2013), Belgium (since 2007), and Luxembourg (since 2011).

CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.

CTG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity. Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran.

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