• Jr Research Scientist Microbiology

    Position Location US-CA-Rancho Santa Margarita
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    Applied Medical is dedicated to providing innovative products, programs and solutions that meet clinical needs and improve patient outcomes. As a new generation medical device company, Applied is equally committed to improving the affordability and accessibility of high-quality healthcare. Applied’s team members enjoy a dynamic, team-focused environment that allows opportunity for growth and choice in individual career paths through skills development, training and advanced business knowledge.  If you would like to be a part of a company making a significant and sustainable impact on healthcare, then Applied Medical is the place for you.


    We seek a highly motivated individual to join a dynamic team engaged in basic reserach. The candidate will be responsible for performing basic microbiology testing for various applications in medical device manufacturing and product development.


    The team member fulfilling this position should be a highly motivated, hands-on experimentalist who thrives in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Emphasis is on the ability to successfully perform experiments under supervision and interact well in a team environment.


    The ideal candidate will have the ability to work well in a fast-pace environment and maintain a positive enthusiastic attitude. 

    Position Description

     As a Jr Research Scientist Microbiology, you will be responsible for working within the framework of a team and performing the following activities:

    • Practice and maintain aseptic working conditions at all times
    • Perform Microbiology based scientific experiments
    • Provide critical analysis of data, report results of studies and make recommendations to the Senior Research Scientist in a timely, thorough, and coherent manner
    • Maintain detailed and organized documentation related to work and experiments performed
    • Implement appropriate lab safety practices

    Position Requirements

     This position requires the following skills and attributes:


    • A degree in Microbiology or Biochemistry: B.S. with a minimum of 3 years of laboratory research experience or M.S. degree with 2 years of laboratory research experience
    • Knowledge of standard cellular biology equipment, i.e. biosafety cabinet, incubator, centrifuge, autoclave, micropipettes, fluorescent and bright field microscopes
    • Knowledge of Microbiology and Molecular Biology techniques – bacterial culture initiation and maintenance, MIC assay, agar plate preparation and CFU assay


    The following skills and attributes are preferred:

    • Basic experience with growing and maintaining primary Human cell cultures


    • Training and mentorship with ongoing learning and development courses
    • On-campus wellness activities
    • Comprehensive medical and dental coverage
    • Education reimbursement program
    • 401(k) program with employer match
    • Generous holiday and vacation accrual


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