Research Scientist – Fermentation

Research Scientist Vacancy Cambridgeshire

Research Scientist Fermentation

A PhD or Microbiology Graduate with some industry experience is required for a development of fermentation processes that grow selected bacteria in sufficient quantities to be processed into a therapeutic product and for the harvesting and preservation techniques that maximise the viability of the organisms. The work will involve close liaison with scientists researching the physiology and function of novel bacteria. There will be an opportunity to both perform experimental work in the company’s well-equipped laboratories and to work in collaboration with external contractors.  

The major areas of responsibility are:

  • As part of a team, develop fermentation processes to produce live bacterial therapeutics
  • Liaise with research microbiologists to understand the physiological requirements of novel gut bacteria
  • Document experimental work to meet the requirements of appropriate guidelines and regulations
  • Operate fermenters and carry out downstream processing
  • Maintain and prepare equipment
  • Maintain an awareness of new technologies for incorporation into company labs

Candidate Specifications:

Essential requirements for this post include:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (eg: Microbiology or Bioprocess Engineering or a closely related subject) or, a BSc in Microbiology or Bioprocess Engineering and some working experience in a bioprocess development environment utilising fermentation technology

Desirable requirements for this post include:

  • Experience of developing manufacturing processes for application in GMP manufacture
  • Experience in a bioprocess development environment utilising fermentation technology
  • An ability to design, execute and document experimental activities to the standards required for regulatory filings

The following personal attributes are essential:

  • An ability to work independently
  • A natural sense of organisation, team work, as well as sharing know-how and expertise in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Good presentational skills, both oral and written
  • Flexibility to work in a new and dynamic company
  • Candidates must be legally entitled to work in the UK



Job Information

Job Reference:
Salary From: £35000
Salary To: £37,500
Job Industries: biotechnology, Health and Medicine, Life Science, Life Sciences, Microbiology, Research and Development, Researcher, therapeutics
Job Skills: Bioprocess Engineering, Fermentation, microbiology, Microbiome.

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