Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Microbial Process Scientist


  • South East
  • £32,000-£45,000
  • Life Science

About this job

Working as part of the Microbial Process Sciences team, you will help with various projects involving process optimisation, troubleshooting, evaluation of cellular responses, assessment of effects on product quality, scalability and tech transfer to GMP facilities.

Your main responsibilities will include:

Performing microbial process development experiments at lab and pilot scale (250mL – 200L)

Providing records of lab work, experimental design and report writing

Aiding with reviewing, writing and updating internal procedures and documents

Maintenance of a safe working environment; writing and reviewing HSE risk assessments related to USP activities

Identifying scale-up challenges and developing robust processes for tech transfer to manufacturing scale

Trending, analysing and presenting laboratory data


Degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemical engineering or relate disciplines

Experience working in a laboratory environment, ideally with E.coli

Strong communication and organisational skills

Enthusiasm to learn new techniques and work as a team

Experience in lab and pilot scale microbial processes including the use of bioreactor systems and relevant operating control software, and an understanding of E.coli physiology would be desirable

This is a 12 month initial contract position.

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