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Microbiologist Intern

Date: Nov 24, 2021

Location: North Brunswick Township, NJ

Company: Chobani


Chobani is looking for a microbiologist with experience in microbiology / yeast biology to assist the Chobani Labs team in North Brunswick, NJ. Our Chobani Labs department is in the forefront of innovation and product development. We’ve got an insatiable appetite for making a difference. The microbiologist will conduct research and help collaboration between scientists to develop new products at Chobani. Under the supervision of a senior scientist, this role will work on the platform that advances projects within Chobani’s discovery pipeline and conduct hypothesis-driven research.


•    Research scientific methods to design and execute experiments, analyze and interpret results, and establish defined next steps for product development in support of company objectives.
•    Utilize statistical software to generate experimental design, interpret results, document and analyze relevant data.
•    Maintain strong sense of scientific/technology knowledge and current developments in the field by staying up to date on literature.
•    Communicate outcomes of studies to leadership.
•    Prepare technical transfer documentations and communicate with Operations for downstream process development and production support.
•    Follow Chobani’s safety procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices


The requirements of this position include:
•    BS with 2+ years of industrial experience or MS with 0+ years of industrial experience (desirable). 
•    Field of study: systems biology, microbiology, mycology or similar fields with a strong background and experience in yeast.
•    Familiar with bench scale fermentation using shake flasks and bioreactors.
•    Experience with screening assays is highly desired.
•    Basic understanding of yeast genetics, growth trends, feed/media.
•    Prior experience in liquid handling/robotics is desirable.
•    Some experience in cell banking, glycerol stock maintenance, transformation, transfection is desirable.
•    Proven ability to work with diverse, multidisciplinary teams to coordinate the transfer of bench scale knowledge through scale-up.

About Us

Chobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all.  In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005.  We produce yogurt, oatmilk, dairy- and plant-based creamers, ready-to-drink coffee and plant-based probiotic drinks. Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it’s made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.

Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world – putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit www.chobani.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Chobani is an equal opportunity employer.  Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.