3 weeks ago

Fermentation Specialist

Cardiff Competitive Permanent

Fermentation Specialist

Our client, within the biotechnology field, are seeking an experienced development professional to act as technical lead on important fermentation projects. You will be responsible for the excellent delivery of biologics and pharmaceutical products.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide technical support for all scientific principles relating to fermentation of microbial strains for recombinant protein production
  • 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


  • PhD or MSc minimum in a relevant biology subject
  • Strong experience working with industrial fermenters
  • Experience with troubleshooting microbial fermentation
  • Strong protein chemistry appreciation
  • Experience with programming related to fermentation software
  • Experience with downstream processing of recombinant proteins would be preferred
  • Applicants should have past experience with line management and project management

Harris Lord is acting as a Recruitment Agency in respect to this vacancy.

We regret that due to high volumes we are unable to acknowledge every application. All successful candidates will be contacted as soon as possible to discuss the role and their experience further

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