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Fermentation Specialist

Cardiff   •  £40000 - £50000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time


A biotechnology company is looking for a Fermentation Specialist to join its growing team. You will be responsible for process optimisation, programming and troubleshooting microbial fermentations within an industrial environment. You must hold a BSc in Biology, Biochemistry or related discipline and have extensive experience of fermentation processes in a commercial environment to apply for this role.

Resonsibilities-

  • Provide technical support for all scientific principles relating to fermentation of microbial strains for recombinant protein production
  • Provide technical support in all practical/process engineering aspects of fermentation of microbial strains for recombinant protein production (e.g. scale up/down principles, feeding strategies, oxygen delivery including use of kLa/OTR)
  • Writing software programmes for lab and pilot scale fermenters
  • Technically lead projects dedicated to fermentation optimisation and continuous improvement
  • Technical transfer of processes
  • Troubleshooting fermentation issues during optimisation, scale-up and in manufacturing mode
  • Support development and improvement of downstream processing protocols for recombinant (fermented) enzymes
  • Interpreting data and reporting results, verbally and in writing, in an effective manner and in agreed timeline
  • Laboratory housekeeping
  • Working flexibly for accommodating 'out of hours' business needs
  • Be conversant with and adopt the procedures stated in the Quality & Environmental Management System and its supporting documents

Requirements -

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in Biology/Biochemistry/Microbiology or equivalent
  • Microbiology including microbial physiology and fermentation Principles of industrial fermentations to maximise space-time-yields Protein science Design of Experiment Food safety, HACCP and GMP Environmental, health and safety
  • Practical experience relating to fermentation processes, process optimisation, programming and troubleshooting microbial fermentations within an industrial environment.
  • You will have an appreciation on the practical aspects of enzymology, protein chemistry, downstream processing of recombinant proteins, Design of Experiments and technical transfer.
  • Principles of industrial fermentations to maximise space-time-yields Protein science Design of Experiment Food safety, HACCP and GMP Environmental, health and safety
  • You will have a questioning, analytical and enthusiastic approach to your work, be a strong communicator with a 'can-do' attitude


You must be eligible to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6765
  • Posted: 1st February 2021
  • Expires: 1st March 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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