Senior Scientist - Fermentation in Cleveland
- Technical lead for the development of laboratory and demonstration-scale fermentation processes within small integrated multidisciplinary project teams.
- To ensure the provision of efficient and effective technical leadership for both the process development and technical transfer of microbial-based fermentation projects.
- To be responsible for identifying and building internal tools and capability to keep
- at the forefront of efficient, rational process development and scale-up.
- To ensure the provision of professional guidance to clients and colleagues
- To work closely with customers in order to assess and understand their technology needs
- To contribute to the design and delivery of work programmes within fixed timescales.
- To utilise your expertise and capability to provide due diligence on relevant technologies and activities in the sector.
- To undertake hands-on process development of fermentation technologies.
- To contribute to the training and development of less experienced colleagues.
- To carry out all activities to agreed SHE and quality standards, taking a clear position in order to identify and implement actions for improvement.
- Direct reports: May have direct reports depending on expertise, experience and project need
Education / Qualifications:
- Essential: Educated to Degree level/ PhD. (Desirable) in a microbiology-based science, biochemical process engineering or a related discipline with relevant academic or industrial experience in fermentation process development.
- Theoretical understanding and significant hands-on experience of the set-up and performance of a range of microbial fermentation processes in laboratory and /or plant environments.
- Practical experience in at least one of the following areas: Rational scale-down, steady state fermentation (evolution or omics support), fermentation process control and/or modelling, C1 gas fermentation, microbial physiology and strain characterisation.
- Experience in driving scale-up and scale-down of bioprocesses.