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  • Location United States - New Jersey - Wayne
  • Travel required Yes - up to 10%
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137299BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Our ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero carbon. Our innovation and engineering community will be key to making this a reality. We have a vacancy for a Microbiologist working as a member of the Technology Deployment Team working with the Sr. Technical Support Team Leader.

The Applied Sciences team operate a range of state-of-the-art laboratories and research equipment around the globe. Our Wayne, NJ laboratory conducts research, development, deployment, and technical service activities to support bp Castrol automotive and industrial lubricants businesses.

Job Purpose:

The Technology Deployment Microbiologist provides microbiology expertise for routine and non-routine Technology Deployment applications of water-based lubricants. The microbiologist provides support to product development and formula modification while providing technical expertise, application support and testing services to aid the business in biological related investigations.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain database with relevant information about formula modification projects, customer trials and related microbiological data generation.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate records of formula, process methods, product specification standards.
  • Lead all Microbiology routine and non-routine work, including all Technology Deployment customer and formulary work.
  • Assist with microbiology needs within the Applied Sciences business as required.
  • Collaborate with the Microbiology teams globally.
  • Assist the formulation team with formulary analysis via microbiology challenge testing; in regard to bio-stability of all metalworking fluids for raw material replacements, security of supply, new formulas, global reformulation for the U.S. region, etc.
  • Efficiently analyze, recommended, and report all customer investigations pertaining to biological issues.
  • Maintain and develop laboratory capability to meet current and future business needs as appropriate.
  • Maintains instrumentation and laboratory equipment in assigned area to ensure to ensure they remain available and reliable.

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

  • Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related technical subject area
  • 2-3 years’ Experience in microbiological laboratory techniques
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication skills and experience of working with diverse cultures
  • Knowledge of Industrial Lubricants, their composition, manufacture, and application

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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