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Fermentation Microbiologist


Last Updated: 3/05/21

Job Description

Fermentation Microbiologist

  • Position: Fermentation Microbiologist
  • Reference Code: R
  • Department: Operations
  • Location: Nicholasville, KY
  • Country: United States


Supporting the Bioreactor & Fermentation Development team in the set-up, operation, and associated analysis of microbial bioreactor processes

General operations such as bioreactor building/sterilization, cleanup and turnover of bioreactors to maintain a set run schedule

Manufacturing sampling including cell count and in-process data collection

Collaborate with multiple areas to execute data mining efforts in support of long term project management

Maintain records and test results following good manufacturing practices (GMP)

Work independently and efficiently

Document work clearly and perform procedures accurately

Communicate effectively with staff members

Performs housekeeping to ensure a clean and safe working environment.

Anticipates needs and identifies opportunities for improvement.

Performs preventative maintenance on equipment as needed.

Complies with safety procedures including lock-out tag-out.


The Ideal Candidate would possess:

Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

At least one to two years related laboratory experience including aseptic and cell culture techniques and/or microbial fermentation

Exposure to bioreactor/fermentation operations and/or cultivation in associated platforms such as agar plates, spinner/shake flasks, or T-flasks

General laboratory skills, aseptic technique, experience with pipettes, and experience with automation

Experience using formulas and linking spreadsheets in Excel

Prior statistical analysis experience

Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemical engineering, or biochemical engineering discipline

Work will include periodic evening and/or early morning weekday hours as well as periodic weekend hours

Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with overtime as needed.

More Info

Alltech offers a comprehensive benefit package and an atmosphere for professional and personal development. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

Contact Info

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Company Details


Nicholasville, Kentucky, United States

Our mission is to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through nutrition and scientific innovation. We pursue this mission guided by what we call the ACE principle, our promise that in doing business we have a positive impact on the Animal, the Consumer and the Environment.